A chance to get to know The Quality Mending Co. in NYC. Established in 2002 by Oliver Harkness, the vintage menswear shop with a nice line in own name goods opens its doors for this short film from Co.MISSION featuring employee David Kirby. For those curious to know more, a great interview from Denimhunters over here. Harkness talks about his friendship with Bobby from Boston, his love of denim and the ideas behind the store and its well chosen stock (check out that row of Big Boy Banks in the window). Lots of beautiful vintage to spot, press play.
Founded in 1993 in New York by Japanese designer Takeshi Ohfuchi, Post Overalls designs still adhere to their original ethos of producing authentic, beautifully crafted clothing. Ohfuchi blends together robust, American workwear-inspired silhouettes with premium fabrics such as Wool Herringbone, creating authentic reproductions that painstakingly replicate the construction, materials and silhouettes of the original garments.
The A/W’12 collection – aw with previous seasons – remains packed full of technical detail. utilising materials more suitable to the colder months, such as a heavyweight wool herringbone and robust cotton canvas. Outerwear makes up the bulk of this collection with the ever-popular Engineers Jacket and Royal Traveller Vest seeing an updated and worthy return. They sit neatly alongside the Cruzer Vest and a range of smartly tailored shirts, highlighting the practicality and accessibility of these workwear-inspired pieces.
With a passion for timeless rustic Americana and quality American made goods an idea was born. Travois Goods Company. Hand designed and crafted goods made right here in the USA. “I am firm believer in quality craftsmanship speaking for itself. As you can see from my work I have put in the time and care for each piece to reflect just that.” Each print comes with its own unique hand crafted rustic wood frame. So not only are you getting ready to hang art you are getting a frame that is art in itself.
Stock Vintage in East Village
One of my favorite tees.
ANGELO GALASSO Opens first United States Location at The Plaza Hotel’s Edwardian Room in NYC
The Edwardian Room opened on October 1, 1907 as a men-only cafe, designed by the hotel’s architect, Henry Hardenbergh, and quickly became the home of the “power breakfast”. In 1921, the men-only rule was changed and ladies were admitted during the Prohibition Era. The “Plaza Restaurant” remained its name throughout the Forties as no rooms in The Plaza were officially named during that period. In 1955, the space was formally named The Edwardian Room in honor of the age that it personified. Through its many name changes and incarnations, its appeal has remained the same: the incredible architectural details and masculine personality, which have been incredibly preserved and painstakingly restored. With its spectacular views of both Central Park and 5th Avenue, the Room has been a private event space in recent years.
Maison Kitsuné Store Inside Nomad Hotel NYC
Good word direct from our friends at Kitsune is that the Parisian brand will be opening doors on their New York flagship very soon. The shop will be prominently featured on the first floor of the new Nomad Hotel at 1170 Broadway. A bunch of brands will sit side by side with Kitsune in their new digs including: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, Michel Vivien and Aesop apothecary. Expect special make-ups for the shop as well including a pair of J.M. Weston loafers. A good look.
Rothman’s Flagship Store New York
After a quarter of a century on Union Square, Rothman’s has moved their flagship NYC store a block up the street to a dreamier space on 18th and Park Avenue. They’ve added 4,000 square feet to their previous 7,000 with the aid of a whole team of “architects, designers, store planners, and visual merchandisers” (whatever that last thing is). With more room comes an expanded inventory of suits and other fineries.
Seems safe to say that reclaimed materials have transcended trendiness and become something of a standard. In kind, this new home features original flooring from the early 1900s, fixtures made from old conveyor belts and a handful of display tables made from old fire doors indigenous to the space. The first floor is reserved for tailored stuff and sportswear and the basement for formal wear. Here are some looks at the new digs, along with a shot of the jacket sleeve from a collaboration between Rothman’s and Duckie Brown.
Oliver Clark NYC S/S 2012 Black Loafers
Noir “Dad” Loafer
Brushed Nubuck lined with calfskin and canvas ;
Welt Stitch; Polished wood sole.
CXXVI 2011 Holiday Ties Collection
New York-based clothing brand CXXVI rolls out a series of slim-fit ties as part of its ongoing holiday assortment. Offering a rather extensive selection – from understated to patterned styles – all ties are crafted from a small run of organic Japanese cotton in a family-owned factory in Chicago. Retailing for $62 USD, the ties are available through select stockists and via the CXXVI online shop.
Choctaw Ridge NYC - Natural Thermal Henley
The signature letterpress hand-tags and gift box are beautiful.
Saturdays NYC Lookbook