Archive for February 20th, 2009

Sperry Top-sider Shoes Autumn/Winter 2009

February 20, 2009

We preview three boat/deck shoe looks from their collection: one traditional deck shoe finished in tweed, a hi-top inspired shoe, and our favorite, the mid tanned leather boat shoe (above). An excellent array from Sperry Top-sider for autumn and winter.

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Sealup Coats

February 20, 2009

With the weather getting a little warmer again, it is time to be looking at the perfect Spring coat. Italian brand Sealup comes right to mind. They have been producing high quality raincoats since 1935, when the brand was founded in Milan. Classic jackets, from duffle- to trenchcoats, matched with sharp Italian tailoring makes the brand stand out and once again its all about the details, setting Sealup apart. The coats are still today 100% made in Italy in their own factory.

Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2009 Reversible Blazers & Jacket

February 20, 2009

Some of our favrorite pieces from the Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2009 Collection have finally been released. The Japanese designer created some smart reversible pieces for his new collection. There are overall 4 reversible blazers – two with check inner jackets and two with solid color inner jackets. The trench coat inspired jacket is also reversible and has a solid blue inner jacket. We like the idea of being able to entirely change looks without changing jacket.

Edifice Polka Dot Shirts

February 20, 2009

Polka dot shirts are one of those items that can look better if the dots are understated. Take this Edifice polka dot for example. In the styling shot you can’t even see the dots, although they are clearly visible on the closer pictures. If you’re a little bored of checked patterns, this will be the shirt for you.

Lad Musician Leather Satchels for Spring/Summer 2009

February 20, 2009

Two solid leather satchels from Lad Musician Japan are a perfect wear for those who can find them outside of the Japanland. We recommend asking around before driving miles in search of the.

Adam Kimmel Wallabees

February 20, 2009

The first thing that pops into our heads when wallabees are mentioned is the intro to Raekwon’s ‘Glaciers of Ice‘, when Ghostface talks about dip dying his clarks. The second thing is that these Adam Kimmel wallabees manage to make a wallabee/espadrille combo look clean and crispy. Essentially, these are wallabees made using the material that would be used in espadrille and they look all the better for it.

Clarks Desert Boots “Wolf”

February 20, 2009

We have officially found our favorite colorway of the Clark Desert Boot. The “Wolf” colorway sits between the sand and cola styles, is thus not too light and not too dark.

They are now available at Oi Polloi and they also give us the background story of the boot, that we had not heard before – “Rarely seen, ‘Wolf’ coloured version of the classic Clarks desert boot, created in 1950 by Nathan Clark who got the idea from crepe-soled, rough suede boots which officers in the Eighth Army were in the habit of getting made in the Bazaar at Cairo.” That’s the great thing with such classic styles – there is always a background story.

Our Legacy Spring/Summer 2009 Shoes

February 20, 2009

Swedish brand Our Legacy has been on our radar for a couple of seasons already and the young brand has nicely developed into a full collection. This season they present a nice line-up of shoes. In their Spring/Summer 2009 collection they present the Suede Plain and the Suede Brogue shoes, both coming in a washed out navy and in beige, which is our personal favorite. Super clean, nice leather lacing, these go perfect with some quality chinos and denim.

Red Wing Shoes Autumn/Winter 2009

February 20, 2009

Two boots in the traditional Red Wing treatment are flanked by one of the hottest looks from the Red Wing Japan Collection: the Wabasha Chukka Boot (above). Welcome to the USA, Mr. Chukka Boot.

Balenciaga High Tops

February 20, 2009

Sometimes simpler is better. These Balenciaga trainers haven’t got any fancy embellishments (apart from the fact that they’re silver) and it’s all the better for it. The leather is pleated and has a slightly worn-in look to it, making them as understated as a pair of silver shoes could ever be.