The Pantalones
October 21, 2014

Stòffa

If you’re familiar with the brand ISAIA or the menswear scene in general, I’m sure the name, Agyesh Madan is not unfamiliar. However, his new brand Stòffa may not be on your radar yet. Head over to the newly launched site right now, because this stuff, including a collection of hats, scarves, ties, and pocket squares, looks incredible. Also, the design for the site is an absolute knockout. 

October 8, 2014

Soft briefcase, portfolio, and card holder from Linjer. These guys look like they’re making some really solid stuff at a really solid price level. Definitely interested to see these in person.

Currently on Indiegogo.

June 19, 2014

Checks and Plaids at Pitti Uomo 86

Shot by Neil Watson for Art & Hustle Magazine

June 3, 2014

Mr. Porter Seasonal Sale Picks

So as you guys probably know, the Mr. Porter seasonal sale is in full effect, and the legions of menswear nerds are checking their credit card balances and stocking up on ramen. I’ve already snagged a pair of Hartford linen draw string trousers, included on the list below, but I figured I’d put together a little list to show you guys what else I like, because I like you guys (and have nothing better to do with my time). 

I’ve focused on some summer wardrobe building blocks in this list, and I tried to keep the pieces in a reasonable price range. There’s a lot of stuff on sale right now that is still ridiculously expensive. I chose my five favorite pieces that are still (for the most part) approachable in price for each major category. Hopefully this list can inspire a younger menswear enthusiast and help him snag some pieces to get that luxe summer wardrobe started and expanded. Baby steps, grasshopper; baby steps. 

Casual Shirts:

Knitwear:

Polos:

T-Shirts:

Coats and Jackets: 

Blazers and Suits:

Trousers:

Accessories:

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May 22, 2014

Garret Leight California Optical Spring/Summer 2014

Very into clip-ons right now, and Garret Leight is doing them perfectly this season. These guys still make my favorite sunglasses on the market.

April 26, 2014

Rose & Born Staff’s Kits

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April 7, 2014

Some new jawnz just dropped over at The Knottery, including a new batch of Grenadines and a bunch of gnarly silk printed squares.

I’ve got it from an inside source (read Jay) that this collection is going to be pretty incredible, so keep an eye out for more Spring/Summer pieces dropping in the near future. 

(Source: theknottery.com)

March 4, 2014

Proper Cloth Spring 2014 Accessories:

Blue / White / Gray for life

Silk knits and linen squares, both made in Italy.

(Source: propercloth.com)

February 25, 2014

Berg & Berg Spring/Summer 2014:

Self Striped Silk Grenadine Ties

(Source: bergbergstore.com)

January 30, 2014

Martin & Martin:

German Eyewear

(Source: mensreverie.com)

January 7, 2014

Beautifully designed, high-end, Japanese drinking accessories are precisely what my interests demand:

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December 29, 2013
Deadly details on that coat.

Deadly details on that coat.

(Source: blog.naver.com)

December 17, 2013

Product Review: Industry Portage Co. Wool + Suede Tote - 

It has been a while since I reviewed any sort of bag or featured a strictly bag-related company on the blog, so I was thrilled to hear from RJ Diaz of Industry Portage Co., a company offering bags, wallets, dopp kits, and cases. RJ gave me a brief background of his company, one that looked very attractive from my quick inspection, and offered to send me a bag that was being released for his Fall/Winter 2013 collection. I haven’t added any new bags to my line-up (besides an army surplus duffle) in forever; this ended up being an incredible addition to my bag rotation and wardrobe. 

The bag that I got is a black and gray wool and suede work tote, and it is absolutely beautiful. The materials are obviously the first thing that you notice about the bag, the combination of soft, unstructured wool and soft suede gives the bag a very unique appearance, different from the more rigidly structured bags that we are used to seeing. The inside material is just as impressive, if not more; the cobalt blue interior is made of 190T RPT liner, a completely recycled material. The colors accent the stainless steel hardware that makes up the rivets, zippers, clasps, and D-rings, and overall the bag has an extremely elegant look for its casual tote bag classification. 

I guess this a good time to say that I wouldn’t consider this a tote bag upon first inspection, and that is because of the amount of storage space and the overall features of the bag. As you can see in the pictures above, the bag is surrounded with nine exterior pockets of varying sizes, perfect for stashing things like your phone, a small book, notebooks, passport, water bottle, candy bar, nine candy bars, a hot dog, ketchup for the hot dog, your pager, fat stacks, etc. The inside is just as convenient, with a long zippered pocket on one side of the bag and a pouch pocket and six pen slots on the other. An added plus is the shoulder strap, in addition to the handles.

The construction is what struck me the most about this bag. It’s really what brings everything together. The details are executed perfectly, and the bag feels like it knows what it’s doing. The bottom is made of a single-piece suede, just as high quality as the straps. There isn’t a single stitch that looks out of place, and the hardware is impressively solid.

This is a bag that could be taken to work every single day for a year and stand up just fine, and that’s what I would recommend doing with it. It’s a perfect size for just about any laptop (17” x 14” x 5”), and as you can see, has plenty of room for a few other necessities. You could even use it for an overnight, although I wouldn’t suggest a weekender. Overall, Industry Portage Co. Impressed me. The product was beautiful and quite obviously of the highest quality. I can’t thank RJ enough for the perfect tote, a bag from which I usually stay well away. 

Bag Contents:

  • Wool Scarf - Lands’ End
  • Sweater - L.L. Bean
  • Leather Pouch - Lotuff
  • Portable Hard Drive - LaCie
  • Detroit Tigers Cap - Fan Favorite
  • Magazines - GQ, Communication Arts, Print
  • Insulated Thermos - Hydro Flask
  • Phone - iPhone 5s
  • Pens - Micron
  • Sunglasses - Ashcroft

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October 28, 2013

Valextra

(Source: mensreverie.com)

October 15, 2013

Rose & Born, Stockholm

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