An iconic piece from Paul Smith’s AW11 mainline collection, this silver goose down jacket will definitely make you stand out in a crowd. The striking combination between the technical fabric, evocative of the uniforms of early space adventurers, and the traditional shearling makes for a perfectly balanced piece. With removable oversized shearling collar and hood, the jacket can be worn in different ways and is a strong and extreme outerwear option for any wardrobe.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
It’s not like we’re all intellectuals who only watch non-subtitled Polish film here at the shop but, we do appreciate the wide cultural span the world has to offer as much as the next guy. While on our last video exploits, we came across The Perfect Human, a 1967 short film made by Danish poet and film director Jørgen Leth, depicting a man and a woman doing their daily routine in an all white background. A beautiful and stylish simple film surely Margiela would like,… we do too.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Our friends over at Boglioli have just sent us this exclusive preview of their special collaboration project with Kolor to help the victims of the 2011 Japanese earthquake. The result of this creative partnership is a two-piece capsule collection of garment dyed jackets, available in cashmere and high performance cotton, bringing together the fine Italian tailoring, innovative fabrics research and garment treatments Boglioli is distinctively known for, and Kolor’s conceptual and deconstructed designs for the sophisticated, fashion-forward consumer. Featuring a limited production of only 600 pieces worldwide, all proceeds from the sale of the two jackets will be donated to Save the Children Japan. We are happy to say we will be one of the few shops who will be carrying this. Arriving late October.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Converse and American rock ‘n’ roll designer John Varvatos team up again to deliver their limited edition sneakers for AW11. Adding up to this wildly successful collaboration, are two new models for this season; the JV Pro Leather Oxford Lace-ups, a low top sneaker in dark olive and the JV Pro Leather High-Tops, in dark brown. Both feature waxed suede uppers, leather lining and off-white sewn rubber soles.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Presenting the first of our Moving Stills video series consisting on a more informal way of showcasing garments. Filmed with an Harinezumi digital camera at the backstage of our shooting sessions, the first looks belong to Our Legacy and feature some of the brand’s more special styles for this season, like the 50s Ethnic Arrow Shirt, the Mac Mackintosh and their new Selvedge Jeans. More to come this AW11.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
As fragance addicts, we’re always on the look for the next release from our brands, eagerly wondering what blend of scents is going to blow us away. This time around we have to hand it to Comme des Garçons very latest: Chalayan Airborne. From a collaboration with iconic designer Hussein Chalayan comes a fresh, invigorating, unisex fragance, aimed at capturing the odorific essence of both time and place. Named after Chalayan’s AW 2007 collection and inspired by his journeys from Cyprus to London, Airborne represents the methamorphosis of Mediterranean elements upon clashing with the urban environment, adapting themselves to this energetic and synthetic scenario.
Top notes: neroli of Tunisia, lemon from Syracuse and bergamot
Middle notes: lentiscus, juniper berry
Base notes: incense, musk and cedarwood
Monday, 19 September 2011
In this awkward transition between the remaining few sunny days and the arrival of Fall in all its strength, deciding on that “in between” footwear alternative might not be the easiest task. Thankfully, the latest drops from n.d.c. just arrived at the store. Their revamped trademark Alaska boat ankle boot is lightweight and perforated for increased breathability, while wrapping your feet in luxurious suede or waxed leather. Available in three colorways, with natural crepe soles or off-white XL Extralight rubber to give them that extra edge and added comfort. Perfect start for the season.
You can get them here.
Friday, 16 September 2011
… and we just couldn’t help ourselves. Check out the new styles later at the shop.
Monday, 12 September 2011
Maison Margiela, our favorite provider for luxurious mundane objects has done it again. Knowing we can’t leave home without our macbooks, they’ve created the ultimate laptop case for the upbeat refined men we all are. Carrying on their shearling endeavor, started earlier with the phone case, they’ve moved on to greater things and did another shearling lined hard leather case, this time aimed at protecting your laptop in style. Easy to move around by means of an adjustable shoulder strap, the case also delivers the Maison’s own stationary, bespoke card holder and pencil. Up to the usual Made in Italy quality standards, it features a deep brown premium leather which was specially moulded in order to boast a seamless rounded surface that, together with other hand finished details and a shinny metal zip, make this laptop case a truly outstanding piece.
You can get it here.
Thursday, 08 September 2011
While browsing through our endless stash of vintage photos this one instantly caught our attention. Such a striking contrast between the simple clergy vests and the dapper outfits on these young men, proudly sporting their double breasted sportcoats as if cruising the streets at Pitti. Just take a look at the boy on the left: cuffed shorts, unbuttoned white shirt and peak lapel DB jacket…perfect outfit for those last Summer days.
Wednesday, 07 September 2011
With a perfect bag for almost every occasion, Property Of… delivers our new AW11 order, with a fresh selection starring the new Matt range made from special distressed wash canvas. Varying on color and shape, you can choose between a Tote, Work or Trip bag, all with lots of room for your favorite stuff and in tune with the specific use you’re planning to give it.
Mixing the usual leathers and hard wearing utilitarian fabrics, Property Of… continues to deliver durable lightweight and well thought products, designed with a definite use and a particular personality in mind, giving close attention to detail and the brand’s name working as a prefix for the owners unique identity.
As always, we continue to offer a name tag engraving service free of charge with every Property Of… bag. Better get yours now here.
Thursday, 01 September 2011
For AW11, the family run brand Buttero, hits us again with some pretty impressive footwear styles, with the fresh new models perfectly embodying the brand’s core values; quality and craftsmanship. As part of our first delivery, we showcase the strong silhouettes on these desert boots and shoes, that feature some incredible tones on the vegetable tanned leathers and waxed suede uppers. In addition, they all come fully wool lined and with crepe rubber soles so it feels warm and comfortable on the Winter days ahead.
Take a close up on the new Buttero models here.