June 30, 2011

“Spaceman” by Ivan Arreola

For the autumn/winter 2012 collection called “Spaceman,” Ivan Arreola was inspired by the classic space suit and the space age movement, taking the colors and the architectural lines to create a conceptual yet wearable collection.

Modeling the collection is Ernesto Martínez and Richard Betancourt of the Tony Barragan Modeling Studio.

See the collection here.

Photos Copyright Ivan Arreola.

June 29, 2011

Onassis Clothing—Fitted, Fashionable & Fabulous

Today I received from Onassis Clothing an Oxford button-down collar shirt in a delicate cantaloupe color.

Perfectly washed, the 100% cotton woven fabric is both comfortable and fitted to the contours of my swimmer’s body—a rare find!

The Oxford is also graced with unique anchor-stitched Onassis buttons, which have been crafted by the oldest button maker in Japan.

I truly love this shirt, and, based on the quality, I can look forward to years of use.

As I clicked through the Onassis website, I discovered many additional fitted trends for the guy who seeks comfort and fit.

About Onassis
Onassis has design teams in New York and Tokyo, who, each season search the globe for inspiration. The flagship store is located at 71 Greene Street in SoHo.

If you cannot make the trek to SoHo, defintely check out the online store at http://www.ona-ssis.com/shop.

Photos Copyright Onassis.

June 28, 2011

Timothy Everest Spring/Summer

“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus said that, but had he had access to these exemplars of Timothy Everest ready-to-wear savoir faire, he would have felt invincible without, as well as within.

Bask in these three seasonal ensembles (with a jug of Pimm’s in tailored sleeve’s reach); they’re enough to brighten up anyone’s existentialism...

This deep cobalt double-breasted suit is the Platonic ideal of blue, alongside lapis lazuli jewels and David Hockney pools.

The mother of pearl buttons, magenta lining, and high-waisted trousers add polish, iridescence, and a gravitas that’s not at all Cowell-esque.

Reflect the season’s fecundity by teaming it with a floral Liberty print shirt, and honor the sun (which will hopefully be making at least intermittent appearances) with Yellow Sea Island cotton socks.



Photos & text Copyright Timothy Everest.

June 27, 2011

Serum Versus Venon: Urbaneering Street

Serum Versus Venom (SVSV) was created in 2003 as a long-term study into the collision of craft and utility, focused on creating a new luxury.

We proudly stand in opposition of mass-marketed, mass-produced, mass-consumed fashion.

Each garment and object we create sits proudly outside the normal boundaries of institutionalized fashion and design.

Serum Venom set out to investigate how to push the limits of a modern workshirt, without compromising its classic appeal.

We focused on combining the attention to detail and strength of military specification garments with the day to day functionality requirements of an urban existence.

Our conclusion is a system of design we refer to as Street/Spec, which combines extreme tactical functionality with everyday comfort.

The Urbaneering Shirt has multiple function pockets, reinforced cuffs, lower placket tab closures, heavy duty under arm vents, rear hidden hang strap, reinforced front placket strap loops, authentic vintage metal work wear button, side tension stash pocket and reinforced universal internal seams.

Serum Venom adheres to no seasonal fashion calendar and develops no traditional garment collections—believing these systems are out dated and produce waste. Instead, we focus on continually developing and improving our designs.

Each week we will be debuting original designs or extreme modifications and improvements to existing designs.

Our goal is to develop a truly better product, not just something new. See the line here.

Photos & text Copyright Serum Versus Venom.

Limited edition Woolrich Arctic Parka for 14 oz. Berlin

The Woolrich Arctic Parka makes no compromises! It is a constant, reliable companion on both expeditions in icy conditions and wintry voyages of discovery to metropolises like New York, Moscow or – Berlin. Exclusively for the Berlin 14 oz. store, the oldest US-American outerwear brand Woolrich is re-releasing the legendary Arctic Parka in a limited edition of 600 coats worldwide for the A/W 2011/12 season: in five new colours and made for the first time from Byrd Cloth.

Karl-Heinz Müller, managing director and owner of 14 oz.: "There’s no getting past the Arctic Parka: it’s a classic, a must-have for every winter. With the limited special edition in five fantastic new colours we are joining forces with Woolrich to acknowledge the great popularity of the Arctic Parka at 14 oz."

Founded in 1830 by John Rich and his brothers, traditional company Woolrich is synonymous with functional and timeless jackets. The symbiosis of tradition and modernity, of long-lasting products and robust materials are the reasons behind the brand’s huge success. Woolrich originally designed the Arctic Parka for the workers constructing the pipeline from Alaska to North America in the year 1972. And to this very day the thick down filling still protects from extreme winds, persistent snowstorms and freezing cold temperatures as low as -40° Celsius. During winter, the adjustable hood with coyote fur trim is regularly seen protecting the ruddy faces of urban workers from wind, rain and snow.

The Arctic Parka made from Byrd Cloth is homage to the reliable functionality of the Woolrich classic – and based on the faithful reproduction of the rediscovered Byrd Cloth material, takes it one step further. In the 1930s Admiral E. Richard Byrd developed the fabric, which, due to the density of its structure alone, is water-repellent and windproof. He had it patented as the first American cotton fabric and it was successfully used during the Byrd Antarctica expedition in the year 1939. While researching for the new collection the Woolrich design team came across the historic fabric and asked an Italian fabric manufacturer to reproduce the matt, robust and breathable material.

Made in Italy to exacting quality standards Woolrich is presenting the Arctic Parka made from Byrd Cloth exclusively for 14 oz. in five clean and vibrant colour variations: Bottle Green, Bright Yellow, Royal Blue, Burnt Orange and Dark Navy. Special extras on the limited edition are the YKK metal zip and a second inside pocket with a press stud fastener and the Byrd Cloth label. Consecutive numbering on the joint Woolrich and 14 oz. label makes every parka a unique collector’s item. Thanks to its classic silhouette and the width-adjustable waistband the Arctic Parka fits both ladies and men and is available in sizes XXS-XXL.

Photos & text Copyright 14oz.

Tenue de Nîmes for Naked & Famous

Tenue de Nîmes has teamed up with the denim-heads at Naked and Famous for a limited run of 24 pairs of jeans in a 13oz green, rope-dyed army repro denim.

With admirable attention to detail, a team of people have gone all out on this project.

Specific attention has been paid to matching the shade of green perfectly.

The mid-green color proved a particular challenge since the dye is very unstable, but the hard work has paid off, giving us a beautiful and truly inspired color.

The production manager of the mill is obsessed with vintage army materials.

He has a jaw-dropping collection of old WW2 army fabrics such as uniforms, tents, tarps, bags from which the color for the warp of this particular denim was chosen.

The pocket lining is made from a fabric called 'Crusader' and is made in Montreal.

It is a rip-stop twill that is usually reserved for the shell of jackets worn by firefighters and military personnel.

The duo logo leather patch is made from 10oz thick natural veggie tanned bridal leather, most often used to make horse saddles.

Every single pair is hand-numbered, signed and shipped in a custom carrier bag with denim belt-loop fastening.

Made in Canada and limited to 24 pairs. See the images here.

Photos & text Copyright Tenue de Nîmes.

June 26, 2011

Declaration

Declaration was founded in 2009 by college roommates Kenn LoBianco and Joe Klepacki in Boston, Massachusetts—the very same city where over two centuries ago, the Sons of Liberty ignited the War of Independence….

Set amidst the backdrop of the American Revolution, Declaration retells the national epic of a ragtag group of freedom fighters who transformed thirteen loosely connected colonies into the land of the free and the home of the brave….

Declaration Clothing strives to keep the fascinating stories and traditions of the American Revolution alive through the medium of apparel.

Declaration Clothing Co. is inherently “All-American”, with each and every shirt hand-printed in the United States.

Check out the website for the history of each symbol on the tees.

Photos & text Copyright Declaration.

Lothario_Luke_Sarra Narcissist Collection

Narcissus was a Greek mythological figure who was self-absorbed, falling in love with his own reflection in a pool.

Introduced in 1898 by the English sexologist Havelock Ellis, the term was developed by Freud in “On Narcissism” as a trait that is part of all of us.

Healthy narcissism can accelerate into an unrealistic sense of superiority, a hunger for power at all costs, and boundary-less exhibitionism.

For autumn/winter 2011, Lothario_Luke_Sarra offers us a collection of healthy and unhealthy narcissism that ricochets between the ego and alter ego.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Luke graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2010.

See the collection here.

Photos Copyright Lothario_Luke_Sarra.

June 25, 2011

Milan Men’s Wrap Up: Part II

As Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2012 has come to a close and Paris Men’s is in full swing, I have been reflecting on the assorted collections that were shown last week in Italy.

While I applauded all the designers present, I listed the Roberto Cavalli collection as my favorite.

As runner up or close tie for first place comes the Canali collection, which boldly graced the runways with deep, rich colors.

The flavor was a taste of the Far East with ornate patterns, lush linens, and flowing silk scarves.

The combinations of styles—East and West—and textured fabrics combined with the sheerness of draped shirts threw a twist on the retro trend for an elegant, masculine look.

The styling of each outfit captured the season’s directional elements tying the knot between past and present in a manage ménage à trois among China, India, and Italian stying.

Photo Copyright Canali.

June 23, 2011

Thierry Mugler “Brothers of Arcadia” Spring/Summer 2012 Teaser

Born 1948 in Strasbourg, France, Thierry Mugler began studying classical dance at 9, joining the ballet corps of the Rhin Opera at the age of 14.

At the age of 24, Thierry moved to Paris where he started designing for a well-known trendy boutique, soon gaining him the reputation for sexy, modern trends.

For Spring/Summer 2012, Thierry Mugler has developed a ready-to-wear collection, which was designed by Creative Director, Nicola Formichetti, who states:

“I was interested in the idea of fantasy, dreams, and voyeurism. I also like the idea of modern and ancient myths. I live in New York but grew up in Rome with the Baroque and Classical architecture and sculpture everywhere. So I suppose this project is a combination of the two things, there are surfers, footballers, and classical gods all rolled into one in this film. I was looking at Italian Neo-Realist cinema and then post that, where Fellini and Pasolini become more about myth and fantasy. At the same time, I loved the idea and accessibility and that everyday voyeurism on Xtube. Fashion is always referencing pornography, so there was an element in doing this film of just ‘cutting out the middleman’, but it is an erotic fashion film nonetheless.”



Photo Copyright Thierry Mugler.

June 22, 2011

Versace for H&M

Donatella Versace, Creative Director of Versace, has announced a new collaboration with the Creative Director at H&M, Margaretha Van den Bosch.

The collection entitled Versace for H&M will be available November 17, 2011 in 300 H&M sales locations around the world.

It will be a glamour collection with a spirit of rock, including some iconic items from Versace in gold, leathers, and colored prints.

The collection will also include belts, jewelry, and some household items.



Photo Courtesy Barracuda TV.

Simon Spurr Releases 5-Year Anniversary Denim

After launching his eponymous denim line in the fall of 2006, menswear designer Simon Spurr has released a limited-edition jean to commemorate the company’s five-year anniversary.

Crafted with the finest details, the SIMON SPURR 5 Year Anniversary Jean uses wash details and hand-finished repairs inspired by the original pair that Spurr has worn over the past five years. Adding to their individuality, each pair is signed, numbered and dated by Spurr.

“To celebrate the company’s 5-year anniversary, we created a limited edition jean to acknowledge and reinforce the brand’s initial starting point,” Spurr said. “These jeans reflect the personal and natural wear of the very first pair of SPURR jeans in existence.”

With only about 200 pairs produced, the jean will be sold online exclusively at men’s online retailer MR PORTER beginning June 21 and in-store exclusively at the Bergdorf Goodman Men’s store beginning in July.

Using custom yellow selvage denim, produced by Cone Mills in North Carolina, SIMON SPURR jeans are defined with branded buttons and rivets along the chain stitching at the waist band and hem. For extra softness and give, pima cotton is used in the weft of these medium-rise, straight-cut slim “Made in the USA” jeans.

Simon Spurr 5-Year Anniversary Jeans retail … at Mr. Porter.

See more shots here.

Photos & text Copyright Simon Spurr, Courtesy Starworks Group.

Raphael Hauber Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Raphael Hauber’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection is influenced by agricultural landscape, vast circular fields, and images taken from space.

From the rain forests in Brazil to the deserts of Egypt, incredible satellite pictures show man has turned the geography of our planet into geometric modern art.

The collection reflects this human intervention in nature today.

See a preview of the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Raphael Hauber.

Milan Men’s Wrap-Up

Milan Men’s Wrap-Up Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

This is one of the most exciting times of the year for those of us who love men’s fashion, whether we are into emerging designers, such as in this blog or e-magazine, or the world’s most famous griffes!

I have been watching the runways in Milan all week, not only studying the trends but also sitting back to enjoy the styles that are on the catwalk!

Therefore, I would like to give a standing ovation to all the designers that presented their collections this week at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2012.

While many of the collections deeply impressed me, several champions stood out to me personally.

I was particularly attracted to the bright colors of Roberto Cavalli and Daniele Alessandrini, the unique combinations of Frankie Morello and Etro, the bold patterns of D&G, and the incorporation of them all by Gucci.

Some common threads throughout the collections included ethnic flairs, 60 & 70 rock styles, reptile prints, floral motifs, shiny electric fabrics, rich colors, transparent knits, aquatic-gear accents, loose-flowing trousers, and high-water pants.

Although I truly enjoy many of the designs, I have posted my favorite look of the show by Roberto Cavalli. I think it sums up the mood of the entire fashion week, as well as what we will be wearing next spring season.

Photo Courtesy Yannis Vlamos.

June 21, 2011

Götti Switzerland Late Summer Trends

Götti Switzerland designs sunglasses which cut a good figure in late summer.

The rotatable earpieces provide freedom of movement
The latest generation of sunglasses from Götti Switzerland has a unique character, the core of which is constituted by the 360° rotatable earpieces. This patented system, called "Spin&Stow", makes it possible to fold our sunglasses so that they are completely flat, which means they take up very little room when folded together. This provides greater freedom of movement since the wearer no longer needs to carry a big case around. What’s more, all models are very light and therefore comfortable to wear.


The model lines
The Spin&Stow models are divided into three different style groups. The "360° Power" line is sporty and places the focus on fun. In contrast, the "360° City" line has a more urbane look. These models represent urban living. The third line, called "360° Attitude," appeals to eyeglass wearers.

Late summer trend
The color palette is intended to harmonize with late summer and autumn. With "Spin&Stow" the sunglasses remain up to date right through autumn.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Götti Switzerland.

June 20, 2011

Reds 2012 Spring/Summer Collection

REDS source of reference is the 50's and 60's work wear. Apparel producers at that time had no concern about pricing but had only to make garments that functioned and lasted, with an outstanding quality. From this concept arose an era of manufacturing where surplus details were kept to a minimum, and the aesthetic was reflected in the function.

REDS design inspiration stays really close to this concept. We don't like a menswear that is too redundant and full of useless details, REDS is for real. Fits and shapes are updated to today's trends but durability and comfort are always our main considerations. All the fabrics used by REDS are developed to comply with our own requirements.

REDS signature fabric is a left hand gabardine: 3 ply on weft and 2 ply on warp with tight construction. The twist of the yarn gives the fabric strength while the weaving process gives a very soft hand feel. Our REDS Gabardine is an all season material used on all key chinos and pants. The look is consistently updated with seasonal washes and treatments to keep always new and intriguing.

REDS use only piece dyed fabrics, thus avoiding harmful finishes on the garment. We don't like garment dyed or any sort of dyeing processes that are easy to fade. Our garments fade out only through a long washing process and mostly through mechanical treatments. Colors are classic rather than seasonal.

REDS collection is focused on original yet up to date pants and shirts inspired to the garments used by Army, Aviation and Marine officers for operative tasks as well as on more specific models used by workers of various categories like carpenters, miners, diggers, cowboys, etc. The use of Denims and 5 pockets jeans is always related to special purpose pants and shirts.

REDS Marine, Fatigue, Squad, Combat, Carpenter and Chino Pants, together with Western, Union and Button down shirts are REDS "classics". Seasonal models, fits and fabrics are introduced every season to guarantee an always up to date proposal thus in keeping with the brand inspiration.

Check out more of the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Reds, Courtesy Maria Licci PR.

June 18, 2011

Palladium Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

The Palladium Plaid collection includes a 100% cotton plaid upper and Pallama leather, along with the classic Palladium rubber outsole.

Palladium Plaid is available in stores and online at beginning July 1st.

See the collection here.

Photos & text copyright Palladium.

Percival Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Percival autumn/winter 2011/12 is our most adventurous range yet.

We’ve introduced waxed wool, sheepskin, and camel wool to our classic bees-waxed cotton and Harris Tweed for a considered selection of textures and fabrications to take you through the winter.

At Percival we use lasting, honest fabrics in styles that capture a sense of adventure with
playful buttons and contrast linings.

The garments stand alone in both their fit and utilitarian workmanship.

Each piece is built to last with a philosophy of lasting style taking precedence over trend-led shapes.

Everything is designed in London and made in the UK where we can.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Percival, Courtesy Sane Communicaitons.

June 16, 2011

Antony Morato “Globetrotters” Video

If you want a dose of good ole’ Italian fashion and rap, then this video is a must—even if you don’t speak Italian!


Blatta & Inesha feat. Videomind "Globetrotters" from Antony Morato on Vimeo.

Antony Morato 2011 Autumn/Winter Collection

Like air modeling masses its friction with the bodies creates new lives, new feelings, new emotions. These are simply unique shapes of continuity in space.

About Antony Morato
Born in 2007, Essedi s.p.a. is the result of a 30-years experience in Fashion.

Antony Morato is a brand that states the vision of a changing market, in which the need to tell a life style is prioritari than the whims of an unconditioned “being trendy”.

To this new generation of consumers (our target is made above all of males between 18 and 35) the company offers a knowhow inherited from the main griffes of the Italian History, faithfully opening the doors to a “new luxury era” in which the quality/price ratio represents the main attraction in the customers’ eyes.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Antony Morato.

Digitaria Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Digitaria, designed by Eleftheria Arapoglou is an innovative fashion label that offers bespoke tailoring and strong silhouettes that appeal to both men and women.

Digitaria is a label known for its design with a style statement, merging wear ability with a high end appeal.

Digitaria label holds a distinctive style that stands out for the cut, the shape and the attitude.

The Digitaria label represents the collaboration of creative thinking and a will to exchange ideas and interact with different creative partners.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Digitaria.

June 15, 2011

A Little Bit about Andrew Christian

Andrew Christian is not just an iconic company but is backed by a real designer... Andrew Christian, one of the hottest reality stars. Andrew Christian played “Andrew” on Bravo’s The Fashion Show, and quickly set himself apart from the other designers with his movie star good looks and winning out of the box designs. Andrew was also featured on The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency seasons 3 and 4 on the popular Oxygen reality show.

One of Andrew’s best sellers is his amazing line of technically advanced custom woven men’s underwear. The underwear comes in street, sport, fashion, and basics-themed lines and are available in a range of styles including low cut, super-low-cut, and boxer briefs. Each style is intricately designed using specialized dye treatments, printed graphics and innovative materials such as bamboo fiber, sports mesh, and patented moisture wicking cotton blends. Andrew is the first to introduce Anti-Muffin Top Elastic in his underwear designs, to reduce the appearance of love handles, and Flashback - Butt Lifting Technology.

With Flashback one can create the illusion of having that much sought after "bubble butt" without having to waste hours in the gym as the construction of the underwear automatically lifts the buttocks making it look more firm and round. He continues to push the boundaries of underwear fashion by the release of “Almost Naked” the anatomically correct underwear for men and “Show-It” and “Shock Jock” both with front enhancing pouches.

Andrew Christian is not just about underwear, he has been producing contemporary collections of urban inspired menswear, swimwear, edgy tees, and accessories since its inception in 1997. However, it was Andrew’s innovative underwear designs that established the company as a force in the fashion world. Andrew’s designs can now be found in exclusive boutiques such as Kitson Men (Los Angeles), Fred Segal (Los Angeles), and Patricia Field (New York), to the "majors" including Harvey Nichols.

Andrew Christian’s body enhancing and fashion underwear has been featured on Good Morning American, Fox News (National), Entertainment Tonight (ET), CBS News (National), MSNBC’s Hardball, Yahoo, Daily Mail (London) Wall Street Journal, Maxim, NY Daily News, Boston Globe, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Dallas Morning News to as far away as the Times of India.

Photos & text Copyright Andrew Christian.

Andrew Christian Models in Their Underwear, in Amsterdam!

Proving it’s not just the bicycles you need to be watching out for on the streets of Amsterdam, four hot Andrew Christian models escorted the brands designer to the Andrew Christian store in the De Negen Straatjes area of Amsterdam last week.

And it wasn’t just the people on the streets whose heads turned, the national TV network RTL was also there to capture it all!

For those of you who missed it, check out a selection of the pics below and click on the link to see the TV coverage featuring all the guys in action!

See the models strip down in the streets of Amsterdam here.

Photos & text Copyright Andrew Christian.

June 14, 2011

The New “Lenore” Bag by Ignoble

Constructed from 1680D ballistic nylon with a fully lined nylon Ripstop interior, YKK branded nylon zipper closures and nylon webbing, the Lenore Capsule Backpack is an ultra-soft, ultra-robust travel bag.

The pack features padded straps, a padded airmesh back, a padded exterior duffle bag style handle, left and right exterior stash-pockets, and a double zippered main compartment with internal hanging-pocket and book-sleeve.

Lenore also features a simple but effective shoulder strap restraint system that allows the backpack to be quickly converted into a mini-duffle, for convenient and balanced carrying via the bag's padded exterior handle.

Ignoble bags are quality made in the U.S.A., hand assembled in small runs by a military-grade soft goods production facility.

Features:
Padded Shoulder Straps and Padded Airmesh Back
Padded Exterior Duffle Bag Style Handle
Shoulder Strap Restraint Loops for Conversion to Mini-Duffle
Zippered Left and Right Exterior Stash-Pockets
Dual Zippered Main Compartment
Internal Hanging-Pocket
Internal Book-Sleeve
Side Compression Straps
Top Bag Webloop Handle
Extremely Soft, Extremely Robust Materials and Construction

About Ignoble
Ignoble was founded in 2009 by two brothers with shared passions for black fabric and intelligent design. With more than two decades of collective experience in consumer and soft goods manufacturing, they work from a home-base in Los Angeles, communicating their obsession for high quality, independently produced men's backpacks to all who will listen.

Ignoble bags are made in the U.S.A., hand assembled in small runs by a military-grade soft goods production facility. We believe in and support our local economy. If nothing else, when combined with our skills and ambitions, it keeps us safe and warm.

See more of the bag here.

Photos & text Copyright Ignoble.

Bleu de Chauffe 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

Inspired by the industrial universe of the 20th century, Bleu de chauffe bags re-invented work bags in a contemporary and urban way.

Professional bags with a clear and sharp design, Bleu de chauffe products are simple, practical and stylish.

"Savoir-faire de proximité" 100% made in France: Tte Bleu de chauffe workshop is located in La Vallée de la Saure near the Larzac province (France).

The cutting, fabrication and stitching are hand-made by qualified artisans renowned for their skill, experience and expertise.

Bleu de chauffe bags are the best example of what our workshops have to offer.

On the traceability label, the artisan signs and dates each bag he has made.

The design of Louise is inspired by the real plumber bag and its specific codes: overlapping sewing, removable handle, strap buckles, leather shoulder strap as belt finishing, and felt shoulder pad lining.

All leather pieces have a very nice and simple cutting edge finishing. The Louise bag is 100% organic leather, and available for the first time in new natural color made of organic leather with special handmade waxing, providing a unique natural patina finish.

See more photos of the bags here.

Photos & text Copyright Bleu de Chauffe, Courtesy Tommy Hubert.

June 13, 2011

Ergowear Launches InCopper Range of Underwear

First brand to hit U.S. shelves and offer underwear that uses state-of-the-art antimicrobial copper technology

(Los Angeles, CA) - Chilean underwear brand Ergowear has introduced the first-of-its-kind range of men’s underwear that incorporates unique copper technology in its new InCopper line of underwear.

With a focus on health, Ergowear developed this range of underwear to help guys feel more confident that they will stay fresher throughout the day.

Whether a business professional running from meeting to meeting or a guy who spends most of his time at the gym or playing sports, he is guaranteed a comfortable pair of underwear that will reduce odors and kill bacteria caused from sweat.

The InCopper range helps to protect skin against all kinds of germs using state-of-the-art antimicrobial copper technology, which does not lose its effectiveness from washing cycles or wear.

“We not only wanted guys to feel comfortable in their underwear,” says Rodrigo Herzberg, founder of Ergowear, “our goal is to contribute to their overall well-being during the day, and this includes caring for their personal hygiene!”

For ten years, Ergowear has produced high-quality men’s underwear designed with an ergonomic elastic pouch. And when other underwear companies caught up on the trend of form-fitting underwear, Ergowear revolutionized the market by creating the first pouch without a vertical seam in the middle.

Photos & text Copyright Ergowear, Courtesy Intercontinental Style.

Industry of All Nations Autumn/Winter 2011

These shoes are known to have brought the utmost comfort o generations of grandfathers. Today, with a retouched design, be carry on this tradition in cabrales—a natural rubber sole shoe made in Mexico City.

Industry of all Nations works with a cooperative of artisans in boliviathat focuses on the creation of products with Bolivian fibers. Alpaca is a hypo-allergenic wool native to the highlands of Bolivia and Peru. It comes in various natural colors ranging from soft greys and browns, beiges and whites. Being a hollow core fiber, alpaca acts as an effective thermal insulator, while allowing the body to breathe beneath the garment.

In collaboration with a community of innovators who have been perfecting this millenary technique, industry of all nations presents the world’s first collection of all-naturally dyed, hand-loomed, selvage jeans from 100 pct organic denim. The dye house located in south east India, employs a natural process that eliminates the use of petrochemicals and offers zero contamination.

Since 1907, this factory—located in a small town in Uraguay—has been producing these Espadrilles, using the same materials and techniques achieving an all biodegradable shoe. For generations, citizens of this agricultural town have been locally employed without the need to move to big cities in search of jobs.

Faja Pampa belts symbolically represent a serpent that encircles the waist of the wearer. Using a Strip-Snake according to the Mapuche culture mimics the individualization of the Universal Being. The Strip us likened to the Double-Headed Serpent, a symbol indigenous groups deemed sacred, thus, invested with magical powers and considered a garment that protects.


See more images here.

Photos & text Copyright Industry of All Nations, Courtesy Noted Communications.

Prince Peter Collection…

Rocks Up to Aid Japan in Disaster relief Charity Fashion Sale

The devastation in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disasters in March 2011 was truly horrifying, claiming over 15,000 deaths, with over 5000 injured and over 8000 people still missing.

A staggering 4.4 million Japanese households were affected by the horrors and aftermath of the events.

In a show of unity and sympathy, the world rallied around to donate money, energy. and time to relief funds to help in any way it could; and New York based, edgy graphic t-shirt designers Prince Peter Collection stood up to support a charity fashion sale in Shibuya, Tokyo.

The sale was hosted by BRAND NEWS K.K. ad located in the BRAND NEWS showroom on 22nd April 2011.

BRAND NEWS K.K. is the famed marketing and PR firm representing such brands in Japan as Derek Lam and Jason Wu.

The Prince Peter Collection pieces were hugely popular with shoppers snapping up the Love Child, What's New Pussycat, X Offender, The White Snake and Heal The World rock n' roll inspired tees and tanks.

Along with Prince Peter Collection, other brands taking part were Sea New York and YAECA, a Japanese label whose factory was located on one of the worst hit areas.

The money raised has been donated to ASAHI Ltd and other companies that were located in an area of devastation famous for its fashion industry factories such as sewing, fabrics and printing, to aid in the swift recovery of their businesses.

BRAND NEWS K.K confirmed the sale as a success and thanked Prince Peter Collection and the other designers, for their involvement in helping to get an important part of Tokyo's fashion industry up and running once again.

See more imagees here.

Photos & text Copyright Prince Peter Collection.

June 12, 2011

Bleu de Gênes Autumn/Winter 2011 & the History of Jeans

Probably a day does not go by without wearing or seeing someone else wear a pair of jeans or a denim garment.

But have you ever wondered where the term “jeans” comes from?

It is actually derived from the French phrase “bleu de Gênes,” which translates as ‘blue of Genoa.”

Denim pants were originally manufactured in the town of Chieri, which is located near Torino, Italy.

The denim trousers were sold through the port of Genoa, which was the capital of the Republic of Genoa.

As a major naval power during the Renaissance, the Genovese Navy required such a fabric for its sailors.

Reminiscent of this history, the Danish label Bleu de Gênes was founded in 2010 by Ole Madsen and is based in Kolding, Denmark.

Bleu de Gênes looks back to the roots of jeans manufacturing, producing an authentic look at a high quality.

Staying true to the Genovese naval history, all jeans are made in Italy.

See the collection here.

Photos Copyright Bleu de Gênes.

June 11, 2011

Look 2011 Autumn/Winter Collection

Founded in 1951, Look returns to its roots with the launch of a range of clothes that deftly treads the line between urban and alpine.

The collection operates a double demand: of quality as attuned to practical performance as it is the principle of style.

It thereby offers garments of a level of luxury as functional as it is formal.

By returning to first principles, Look re-stakes its position on the contemporary fashion scene ever mindful of its classic heritage.

The design team is composed by Ludovic Alban (Hermès, Carven Men ) and Émilie Fontaine
(Daniel Crémieux ).

Moreover, the first Look shop located rue Saint Honoré, will open in the autumn 2011.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Look, Courtesy Pressing Online.

June 10, 2011

D.S. Dundee 2011 Srping/Summer Marine Inspiration




While designing our Spring Summer 2011 collection, we always had the sun, the sea, and big boats on our minds.

So, now that the season is here, we decided it was time to pack up our kit and set sail.

All it took was: 3 photographers, a big yacht, and a pile of D.S.DUNDEE's finest clothing.

The boys left St. Bart’s and embarked on a 3 week journey back to West Hampton.

Here's the first glimpse of their ocean odyssey!

See more images here.

Photos & text Copyright D.S. Dundee.

Cedric Jacquemyn 2011 Autumn/Winter Collection “the Last Glacier”

Cedric Jacquemyn is an Antwerp-based fashion designer. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, he decided to start his label under his own name.

In January 2011 Cédric Jacquemyn presented “The Last Glacier” autumn/winter 2012 collection in Paris at the Ra showroom. The collection was a continuation on his graduation collection “The Last Glacier” spring/summer 2011, by adding new styles and by altering some of the existing pieces.

Iceland, Cédric Jacquemyn’s most prominent source of inspiration, is meticulously translated in his garments.

The Iceland-cycle started with designing “Viðrar vel til Loftarásá” (autumn/winter 2010), after which he was asked to design a small collection for the Swedish brand WEEKDAY®.

He manages to capture the blatant beauty and the emotions of Iceland’s constant duality into every single piece he makes: a duality of both the serenity and the power of Icelandic nature and the threatening consequences of the ever-changing environment.

The choice of fabrics, the use of geometrical designs, and the knotting technique used to assemble the garments and the contrast in the use of both dark and very bright colors create an atmosphere of both awareness and illumination.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Cedric Jacquemyn.

Konrad Parol “Les Marcenaires” Autumn/Winter 2011: “Ember” Collection Film

Konrad Parol just released the 1st film for the “Ember” collection, which was set to PLEQ music and inside the industrial setting of a factory.



Photo & film Copyright Les Marcenaires.

June 9, 2011

Bleu de Paname & Thomas Giorgetti

Prior to co-found the Parisian brand “Bleu de Paname,” Thomas Giorgetti was best known for being the editor in chief of the magazine “SPRAY” with a multitude of hats from consulting for the sneaker and fashion industry to an influencer.

It was at “Radikal” that Thomas made his debut. He did his internship graduation, at the end of which he developed his alter ego “snkr ADKT,” which ends on the senior series “Lil ‘Tyler’“, a magazine dedicated to the sneaker culture which was a springboard for his career.

With a true passion for hip-hop, graffiti, and the world of sneakers, Thomas has used intelligently his cultural background in his latest adventure, “Bleu de Paname”.

In less than a year, “Bleu de Paname” has built a name in the clothing industry, thanks to a marketing and communication focus on the “Made in France” craftsmanship and know-how.

But beyond making clothes, Bleu de Paname develops its own tissues, such as moleskin stamped” Bleu de Paname”, and aspires to develop one day a 100% denim French in order to cope with the hegemony of Japanese selvage.



Bleu de Paname - Thomas Giorgetti from Le Visionnaire on Vimeo.

Photo & text Copyright
Le Visionnaire.

LAB Homme Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Celebrates…

LAB will be celebrating their up-coming 2nd birthday in August, so here at Men’s Fashion by Francesco we would like to say an early many greetings!!!

Exciting projects are in the pipeline, such as the LAB Homme Body Con underwear series, 12.1.2 by LAB diffusion line, Capsule 2, as well as the opening of a small Bespoke Atelier nearing end of year and continued Charity projects.

Congratulations LAB Homme and “tanti auguri”!

See the collection here.

Photos Copyright LAB Homme.

LAB Homme Spring/Summer 2012 Collection “Liberté”

Inspired by modern nomads exploring the idea of self discovery and the world around, done with signature LAB minimal approach, the narrative takes from the idea of worship, one’s higher power. For this range it was Tibet with cross reference to a young Henry the VIII.

Organic design lines formed the basic silhouettes, always with an element of control; the Phurpa Jacket in striped cotton has a voluminous lapel paired with an updated slim line Marlon pant with tone on tone piping reminiscent in shape to the Phurpa jewelry traditionally worn to ward off evil.

The strong use of whites and neutral tones helped to evoke purity and cleansing of the mind and spirit. For the finishes on the garment, we purposely left an organic almost Artisan feel where the traditional techniques were used like appliqués and raw edge seams to bring out the handmade aesthetic.

Natural fibers were widely used in the collection, ranging from signature superfine cottons, sateen cottons, silks, merino wools, linen cottons through to technical fabrics like stretch vinyl leggings and high quality poly trimmed with merino wool, adding an element of lightness.

The royalty played using military inspired detailing where LAB jewelry was styled on all the pants to evoke a gently Royal feel as in the days of King Henry VIII.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright LAB Homme.

June 7, 2011

Ex-Marine for Timoteo

Model Garret Amerine was photographed by Tom Cullis on this New Port Beach shoot for Timoteo.

Garret just recently walked the runway for Timoteo and was invited to work on a photo shoot.

He is a ex-Marine and, as you can see, is still in tip top shape.


See the sexy ex-marine and swimwear here.

Photo & text Copyright Timoteo.

Tenue de Nîmes Teams Up with Paolo Bellini

Tenue de Nîmes have teamed up with Paolo Bellini, a Dutch vintage aficionado and founder of CS Bell. Bellini has created a very exclusive series of hand-made canoe packs for the Dutch denim store.

The bags, produced in Amsterdam, are made of thick canvas and leather. The design of the large backpack is based on traditional canoe packs from North America.

The heavy, army-green canvas has been treated with a precise mixture of wax and paraffin to resist bad weather and water in particular. The shoulder straps are made of bridle leather straps, each four millimeters thick that have been riveted on the pack by hand. Each bag is stamped ‘CS Bell’ on the inside.

A ‘canal green’ and beige Tenue de Nîmes expedition patch is found between the shoulder straps referring to the traditional Amsterdam-green color, often used to paint the bridges over the canals in the city centre. The packs are water-repellent and the spacious compartment makes it a great pack for everyday use.

The maker of the CS Bell packs is Paolo Bellini himself, as he was traditionally educated in the craft of leather and fur manufacturing. Being a devoted camper and having extensive knowledge of army and outdoor clothing, he decided make his own packs that would withstand the challenges of both the North Pole and the urban jungle.

Backpacks made for a lifetime instead of a single season.

See the bag here.

Photos & text Copyright Tenue de Nîmes.

Fernando Korpi Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection: “The Bear Hunters”

Fernando Korpi’s autumn/winter 2011-2012 men’s collection draws its inspiration from abandoned factory towns, Twin Peaks series, and the Deer Hunter movie.

Especially hunting trips and the traditional lifestyle of the rural areas are presented in the prints of the collection.

Traditional army fabrics and the patterns found in your grandpa’s sweaters have been newly interpreted to represent today’s aesthetics in men’s fashion.

This approach is recognizable in Fernando Korpi brand’s collections because in men’s fashion the appearance stays the same—just like in cars.

Only the technique and the details change to serve modern needs and style.

See the entire collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Fernando Korpi.

June 5, 2011

Sergio K Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Born Sergio Luiz Kamalakian Savone, Sergio K grew up in a typical Armenian family, in Brazil, always desiring to deisgn clothes and shoes.

Although he studied International Relations, Sergio launched his brand in 2004, starting with handmade footwear that was produced in Argentina and Brazil.

At just 28 years of age, Sergio K has already established a flagship store o Rua Oscar Freire, with additional stores in Brazil, selling in more than 150 locations.

Aside from trendiness, Sergio K collections are know for quality, sensibility, and craftsmanship—all at competitive prices.

For autumn/winter 2011, Sergio K has created a sexy provocative look that takes you from the bar to the mensroom and on into the bedroom.

Check out the Sergio K collection here.

Photos Copyright Sergio K.

June 4, 2011

Mjölk Autumn/Winter 2011

Mjölk Dailies is our ongoing conversation with art, design, music, color, texture, architecture, language, ideas, the hilarity of it all, some hidden gems, untold treasures, and recipes for fun.

Mjölk footwear is produced in exclusive partnership with Frank and Josepi, Italian master craftsmen with 100 years of combined experience between them. Every pair is entirely handmade to order using traditional cobbling techniques, creating a custom product of impeccable beauty and unparalleled quality.

Continuing the tradition of investing in locally sourced and produced goods of exceptional quality, our belts are hand-crafted in New York City's legendary garment district by skilled leatherworkers.

The belts are complimented perfectly with exquisite metal buckles forged by a family-owned metalworking studio in Rhode Island.

All of our leather goods are hand-crafted by a family of fifth-generation Swiss cordwainers.
Using only 100% vegetable dyes and whole-piece vintage leather, multiple products are cut from the same piece of hide to minimize waste. Every piece is hand-cut, hand-finished, and hand-sewn, ensuring a product of consistently high quality and uniquity.

Check out the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Mjölk.

Mjölk Spring/Summer 2011

Mjölk is a luxury menswear line based in New York City, spearheaded by designer Lars Stoten.

Mjölk Shop is a curated space for all of our favorite things.

We’re excited to bring you a selection of beautiful accessories, objects and artworks—all of which are intended to improve the overall quality of your existence.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Mjölk.

June 3, 2011

Freitag Bags: Made from Tarp!

Every Jersey boy still has these words on his lips when he crosses the Hudson. Only FREITAG just crossed the Atlantic. Which doesn’t make the quote quite as pathetic. Hey, they’re Swiss.

FREITAG bags started in 1993 with two brothers, design students in Zurich, deciding to cut up used truck tarpaulins and make messenger bags out of them. The clean design, Swiss durability, and the fact that every bag is unique brought them worldwide success, a place at the MoMA (among many other distinctions), and now a new Flagship Store at Bowery and Prince in lower
Manhattan. And all without a dime of venture capital.

In New York City, ambitious store concepts come and go. But the track record of FREITAG is pretty straightforward: Wherever they’ve opened, they’re still open. Keep your fingers crossed—but the cocktail of hand-made, recycled products with reduced design and mass individualism seems to work wherever it is mixed. But step by step:

FREITAG bags are hand-cut from used truck tarpaulin that has seen thousands of miles of European, Russian and American highways. cutting the tarps becomes a creative act, leaving one bag with random letters and design fragments and the next one unicolored, slick and simple.

FREITAG bags are hand-sewn from used truck tarps, car seatbelts and bicycle inner tubes. And they're sewn to Swiss quality standards. Of the 1.500.000 FREITAG bags made over the past 18 years, around 89% are still in use (based on warranty statistics with a solid margin of error).

And what was that «mass individualism» pitch? Having been cut from recycled, graphic truck tarps, every FREITAG bag is unique – in a more or less discreet way. The FREITAG experience goes from finding «your» predestined bag with your initials, favorite colors and/or tantric number to the more intrinsic knowledge that no other bag has the exact same shade of pale.

The FREITAG experience is that the bigger the selection, the more likely people will fall in love with one of the individual bags.

With 1'000 different bags on display in the (equally prize-winning FREITAG V30 Skid storage system), chances are high, you’ll be helplessly sold on one of the designs.

Are you ready to take the risk?

Photos & text Copyright Freitag, Courtesy Agency V.

COMUNE Launches Domestic Capsule Collection for Fall 2011

For fall 2011, COMUNE will be launching a domestically-produced, men’s capsule collection.

The collection will combine COMUNE’s aesthetic, design detail and price sensitivity, along with the superior quality and care of U.S. Made product.

Our goal is to ultimately offer affordable product that is manufactured in the U.S., giving a larger range of consumers access to U.S. made product.

We are excited to try and do our part, in any way possible, to contrib¬ute to the growth of our economy. We intend to continue to expand this collection into new categories as the season’s progress.

COMUNE was formed from the idea that there will always be people out there who not only embrace the rawness and imperfections of the everyday life, but also use it to creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible in skateboarding, fashion, art, and music their own way, with complete disregard of the consequences.

The goal of COMUNE is to provide clothing that reflects this lifestyle of carefree idealism and to support the people that choose to live it.

The COMUNE website (thecomune.com) provides the most complete view of the brand and its’ unique creative community.

See the collection here.

Photos & text Copyright Comune.

D.S. Dundee “Bored with Your Shorts?”

Going poolside this weekend and bored of those tired old swim shorts you drag out every summer, but not quite ready to go full Speedo?

We’ve collaborated with British swimwear experts Riz Boardshorts to bring you a killer vintage cut board short, which fits the bill.

Limited to 40 pairs, 100% recycled polyester and digitally printed in the UK, this 1950's style mid-thigh short is quick drying & lightweight.

Crafted with a double press stud waistband, zip fly, drawstring & inner mesh they are swim and surf-ready for when you're ready to dive in and catch some waves.

Colored in Tyrian Blue with contrast orange waistband we've also designed in a secure front iPod pocket with headphone access for those sun lounger afternoons.

See more of the shorts here.

Photos & text Copyright D.S. Dundee.

June 2, 2011

The World’s Best Socks You’ve Never Heard of

Charleston, SC (June 2, 2011) – After three years of being in business, Oberon Socks is pleased to announce that they still remain the world’s best socks that few people have ever heard of.

The secret to their anonymity is as Mike Panic stated on the blog Randomn3ss, "They make really high quality products, have an amazing customer support system, and really strive to make their customers happy”.

Oberon Socks founder, Chris Clark, points out with excitement “We have literally sold dozens of socks over the years...I created Oberon Socks to be an antidote to the dull corporate wardrobe epidemic, and we are extremely pleased that people are standing up to conformity one foot at a time”.

When Rob Lowe from the hit TV series Parks and Recreation was asked if Oberon Socks were “literally” the best he’s ever seen, he was non-responsive. However, we’re quite certain he would have said yes.

Oberon Socks feature a hand linked toe—a distinctive feature found only in the highest quality socks.

Ordinary socks have an uncomfortable seam closing the sock's toe. The hand linking process eliminates that seam by aligning the loops of the material at the toe and closing the sock with a single stitch for the ultimate in comfort and fit.

About Oberon Socks
Oberon continues to reinvent modern luxury and set the bar for contemporary workwear. The Charleston, South Carolina based company has attracted a loyal band of followers spanning the East and West Coasts and has been written up in numerous magazines, blogs, and trade publications.

See the socks here.

Photos & text Copyright Oberon.

June 1, 2011

Urenko Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Born November 21, 1985, Argentinean designer, Nico Bertolo, studied at Diseño de Indumentaria y Textil.

As creative director of Urenko, Nico now resides in Buenos Aires where he creates avant-garde collections of menswear.

For autumn/winter 2011, Nico has created a sleek deconstructed look, consisting of drop-crotch pants and leggings, asymmetrical cuts, and flowing drapings.

See the collection of this young designer here.

Photos Copyright Urenko.

COMUNE Drop City Contributor: Devendra Banhart Fall 2011

For Fall 2011, Devendra Banhart has contributed to COMUNE’s Drop City program by adapting an original piece of art to one of our 40 single tees.

Rather than plac¬ing a complete piece work on the front of a shirt, COMUNE worked with Banhart on using an exploded view of a smaller section creating a more organic pattern to the print. We are very pleased and happy to be working with Banhart, and look out for more contributions in the near future.

For almost a decade, Devendra Banhart’s genre-bending psychedelic freak folk has turned the music world on its head. The LA-based singer songwriter is the em¬bodiment of creativity leaving his indelible fingerprint on both sound and vision. Banhart’s talents extend beyond music to include drawing, painting, curating both domestic and international arts shows and more recently tattooing.

Each piece is a direct reflection of a weird world teetering on the brink of the mythic, cosmic and vastly abstract. For this contribution, Banhart cites ancient alchemist H. Pee as an inspiration for his experiment with space and shape. The redundant mix of fixed color planes converge to create order out of chaos and derive a “spatial experience” seen primarily in late cubism. The result is the manifestation of freedom, a word synonymous with Banhart’s work both on the stage and off.

Inspired by the early 1960’s artist commune in Colorado, COMUNE’s Drop City gal¬lery is housed in a structure of recycled steel shipping containers. Drop City was introduced to attract like-minded creative people to the COMUNE artist community and contribute through COMUNE’s clothing brand. Over time Drop City will continue to evolve its’ community, creative platform and influence.

COMUNE was formed from the idea that there will always be people out there who not only embrace the rawness and imperfections of the everyday life, but also use it to creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible in skateboarding, fashion, art, and music their own way, with complete disregard of the consequences.

The goal of COMUNE is to provide clothing that reflects this lifestyle of carefree idealism and to support the people that choose to live it. The COMUNE website (thecomune.com) provides the most complete view of the brand and its’ unique creative community.

See Devendra Banhart's work here.

Photos & text Copyright Comune.

The Ron Dorff Summer Sports Kit

Ron Dorff, the French-Swedish sportswear brand for men behind the claim ‘DISCIPLINE IS NOT A DIRTY WORD’ launches the ideal SUMMER SPORTS KIT in time for active days on the beach.

Whether water polo, beach volleyball, or simply swimming and tanning, the kit includes the necessary items: a swim trunk, a swim short, and a giant beach towel (180x100cm).

Swim Trunk
The ultimate swim trunk, made in black extra-thick, breathable Cordura polyester for quick drying. Four-way-stretch fabric provides maximum movement and comfort. Ideal for frequent pool use.

Swim Short
Extra-thin black Supplex nylon and a soft elastic waist give this water-repellent, quick-drying swim short both lightness and comfort.

Giant Beach Towel
The RON DORFF Giant Beach Towel measures a full 180cm x 100cm. 750 g/m2 of the finest woven cotton for the most comfortable of beach experiences whether on sand or pebble.

See the swimwear here.

Photos & text Copyright Ron Dorff, Courtesy Pressing Online.