WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie - Fall / Winter 2012 Collection
The Autumn/Winter collection from luxury luggage and travel accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie brings with it duality, versatility and adaptability. Driven by the need for permanence in an ever-evolving environment, the new collection offers a seamlessness of narrative from past collections. Perennial pieces are refined and reimagined and the key characteristics of the brand have been deconstructed to create a new line of accessories including slippers, bracelets and gloves. Inspired by the longevity, functionality, mobility and art of midcentury design and architecture, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have created a collection that reflects these characteristics and enables us to influence our environment and our identity.
Clockwise from top left: Danner Mountain Light Lownsdale, 3sixteen Heavyweight 13oz Golden belt, Saddle Tan Single Wrap bracelet, Bifold and Key Lanyard
Doane Paper sent me a few of these awesome little notepads. These are a great alternative to Field Notes not only because of the price point and the excellent illustration by Jon Contino, but because it mixes both standard line for writing with the grid lines for designing or drawing. Another unique item that was added was this Horween Leather Utility Notepad Cover, which can also be purchased through the store. The notepads tend to wear down fast going in and out of your pocket but this case keep the notepad crisp. The case was handmade here in america and made exclusively for Doane Paper.
NEIGHBORHOOD x Zippo Naval Lighter
This fabulously aged Zippo in olive drab is a convincing replica of the original naval Zippo lighter produced in 1941. Especially made for popular Japanese fashion streetwear brand NEIGHBORHOOD, the distressed lighter features 100% brass construction, a custom “NH” anchor decal on its front, anchor motif on the side, and a stenciled carpe diem message across the back. Made in the USA, this highly limited Zippo is now available at End Clothing for £145 (approximately $234 USD).
T R V L R/// - Skinny Ties
“Recently while having to pick up a second job while facilitating freelance careers as a graphic designer, photographer, and entrepreneur I found a giant void in affordable neck wear with stimulating design that could carry over to a variety of different looks casual and formal. So I partnered with my friend who is a designer for Dockers to bring you T R V L R///, affordable neck wear in unique collectors fabrics vintage and new. Be on the look out for jewelery apparel and shoes in the F U T U R E.”
Lowly Gentlemen -‘The Hollywood’ Brown Driving Glove’
The perfect accessory to true driving enthusiasm, it is rooted in the history of racing, embracing the heyday of the open wheels and carburetors. The tradition of the driving glove is one that may have subsided in recent times but it is one that will never die, and it is the mentality behind the driving glove that represents who we are and what we strive for. The driving glove connects a man and his car in ways little else can. It’s as though the tires grip a little bit harder, the engine revs a slight bit higher, and the only 3 elements that comprise the world are air, fuel, and spark. Driving gloves are more than an article of clothing; they are an essential part of the motoring experience.
Activist Eyewear Brand Book x Anchor Division
Activist, designed in Brooklyn, NY and crafted in Japan. What makes Activist truly unique is each of their styles of eyewear are limited editions. Each design runs in only 718 pieces, in honor of their hometown area code 718. This allows them to offer frames that are made for the individual and not a market segment. When the design sells out, it will no longer be offered again.
Truman -Tuck Wallet | Natural
Simple, slim and functional. Main pocket comfortably holds multiple cards/cash. Single card slot on back for the card you access most; could double as a folded cash slot dependent on personal preference. Keeper is stitched into seam to maximize slim profile. Contoured openings for easy access. Single cut from 4 oz natural vegetable tanned leather. Hardware-less design. Saddle stitched by hand. Waxed and burnished edges. 100% handmade from start to finish.
This leather will darken and develop a beautiful patina with age and use
Symmetry Spring/Summer 2012 – Technical Scarves
From where we are sitting, just about any scarf is unisex. Floral, grandmotherly silk swatch? We can make it work. So these self-tagged unisex scarves from Symmetry are not doing us any favors in the “can we?” department, but they do have other attributes to speak of. Japanese fabrics, yes, yes, we have been there. But what is this? Leather straps with hand-cast carabiners?
“We are also obsessed with functionality, as that is the idea behind the brand—keeping the scarf in place, in a functional yet aesthetically interesting way,” Symmetry replies. “Our square scarf, the Dixon, also transforms into a tote bag.”
Symmetry also offers up some leather goods (belt, pouch, wallet) and a nylon poncho—all of it made in Los Angeles and available here.
MIANSAI X MOSLEY TRIBES
The MOSLEY TRIBES team worked closely with famed fashion accessory designer Michael Saiger of MIANSAI to create a truly unique and one of a kind pair of sunglasses. Saiger created a custom leather MIANSAI safety lanyard complete with sterling silver hooks to accompany a custom MOSLEY TRIBES Cosley frame that features blue mirrored lenses.