Saturday, November 29, 2008

eBay find of the week: work boots

Men's Logger/ Work Ruff-Out Leather Boots 10/11


Early 1900s...hobo style?

"Circa 1910-1917, thick knit shawl collar cardigan, mao collar button up, a big beat moleskine, a sweet sash and ‘tache, and are those wool slacks Engineered Garments?It’s kind of a shame that an apparent hobo from back then is dressed better than 75% of people today." I agree.
source: h(y)rcollective

Macallan's Fine & Rare Collection

Only five bottles of Macallan's new 1947 vintage are being produced. The 61-year-old is part of the brand's Fine & Rare collection, whose past expressions have sold for between $1,000 and $60,000. Looks like I won't be trying it.

Revival: Backpacks

Eastpak Orbit

JanSport Power Supply

Lately, I've been seeing a lot of backpacks again. These incredibly practical pieces never were very fashionable, but hey they work. I'm happy to see classics from companies like Eastpak and JanSport around.


japanese label ATO. fall 08 line.
source: skeleton legs

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

online store is up!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Winter Biking

OG Pant Winterweight Dry Gray

OG Pant 4Season Black Lotus

They come from Outliers, a brand-new Brooklyn marque devoted to performance over form. In this case, that means pants that repel water, grease and stains and can stand up to the grinding gears of the average bike commute.

B Store Spring 09

source: fashionisto; ponystep

Penfield Online Store...

We all love an excuse not to leave the house. Penfield has launched their online store, complete with jackets, vests, shirts, and sweaters (and something for the girls too) . Now you can purchase all the puffy coats and plaid you want without getting up.
photo: Summit jacket, $300

Hyden Yoo Spring 09

This guy is all over the place lately. Or at least I see a lot of this label. Anyway, here's what to look forward to for Spring.

source: fashinisto

Thursday, November 20, 2008

trend posts I write

I write these now...well starting today.
Guise Chic Trends
The first post was one of my favorites, plaid...of course.
Anyway, that's just another way for you to get some more of me.
(this photo has relevance if you read the trend piece I wrote)

A New Site: Forward Forward

Rag & Bone Combat Tux Jacket

Rag & Bone Svedke Coat

Lova Hoody Sweater

Conference of Birds Faulkner Shirt

Conference of Birds Woodstock Sweater

Although the site is new, the company behind it isn't. Good ol' Revolve Clothing has outdone themselves with, which according to them is a "new venture(that) offers a highly curated selection of high-end and progressive lines with a distinctive point-of-view." Find pieces from designers from those listed above as well as Carlos Campos, Guilded Age, Superfine and more.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

If you're in San Francisco anytime soon...

Check out Alembic Bar. Although I typically don't post non-fashion stories on S&P, this is scotch we're talking about, so close enough...

This Haight-area bar/restaurant specializes in whiskey and kind of place. I will admit, I started with a cocktail, the Blood & Sand. A mix of scotch whiskey, cherry brandy, sweet vermouth and fresh orange juice served ice cold and up. It was delicious, and complimented the food quite well. I topped off the meal with a glass of Glenmorangie single malt scotch from the highlands. It was a perfect scotch for me, spicy but not too smoky. All in all, The Alembic was a great place to drink, dine, and relax. If you're in San Francisco, or planning to be there soon, put this on your list of to-dos.

Check out the website for a complete listing of cocktails, drinks, and more.

NY Times Fashion & Style: Plaid

(below) Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garçons oxford cotton shirt with plaid wool detail, $665 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Band of Outsiders shawl-collared tartan wool vest, $655, and (around waist) Woolrich plaid shirt, $229, both at Barneys New York; striped cotton henley, $130 at Rag & Bone; tweed wool breeches, $250, wool-nylon shooting socks, $25, and wool-nylon flashes, $25, all at; Maine hunting boots, $119 at L. L. Bean.

Balenciaga wool sweater, $765, and Band of Outsiders black-watch plaid hooded cotton trench coat with raccoon collar, $1,750, both at Barneys; wool pants, $350 at Burberry.

Wool dinner jacket, $349 at Club Monaco; Thom Browne oxford cotton shirt,$425 at Barneys and Bergdorf; Black Fleece madras cashmere pants, $900, and matching tie, $150, at Brooks Brothers; wool/nylon flashes (worn as a headband), $25 at

source: NY Times

Camper Shoes by Hayon

Inspired by tap/dance shoes for their simple design and color scheme, but high quality and functionality.
"I wanted to make a simple shoe but one that had character, in solid colours but that were special enough to give identity to a way of dressing."
Hayon Studio

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

“The men’s wear industry right now is the very best it’s ever been,” said Gordon Richardson, design director for the U.K.’s Topman. “Men’s wear is a significant growth area and, as such, is a crucial element in our business strategy,” agreed Steve Lawton, men’s wear director at New Look, another British retailer.

an American Classic: Pendleton

I've done a lot of traveling lately and I've had the opportunity to check out some of the nation's top thrift and vintage stores. In every one, I've found a stack of Pendleton shirts, and they always caught my eye. What began as a blanket manufacturer, the company started producing their iconic wool shirts for men largely as utility items in the early 20th century. They were worn for warmth and protection from the elements by those who worked outdoors. The company has been a family-owned business for more than 140 years and going strong. Truly an American classic.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

eBay find of the week

Retro Men's Black Eyeglasses

A pair like this has been on my wish list for a while and currently my favorite way to reinvent retro style for today.
bid here

online stores: Odin

Odin now has an online store

Friday, November 14, 2008

J Crew Spring 09

A new friend and great blogger, posted a bit about J Crew's Spring Collection. J Crew has been doing it right lately. Last week I had the chance to finally visit the J Crew Liquor Store in Tribeca. I was impressed.

eBay find of the week

I dig this Vintage Woolrich Plaid Toggle Stadium Coat. It'll keep you warm but not puffy. The toggle closures are a great detail. Bid on It

Creatures of the Wind Spring 09

Finally some menswear from Chicago that's worth looking at. I love seeing this line on other blogs because this label is more special to me than some others since I've worked with the company personally. Shane and Chris (the designers) have a lot in store for them and I'm excited to see them along their way. Anyway, in the grand scheme of things, Creatures of the Wind brings a unique look to menswear (a task that is getting harder and harder to do). As you can tell from these photos, they have a womenswear line as well.
photo source: fashionisto

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Oliver Spencer Fall 08

i can't believe i haven't seen these yet. well, better late than never.
source: fashionisto