“The collection is very much representative of who Todd is as a person: smart and unpretentious. The line mixes military and vintage in a way that is modern, relevant and fresh. The collection includes everything from knits to tuxedos (pictured below underneath a very handsom winter parka), with the standout element being the range of Southwick-made tailored clothing.”
W2 Store Glasgow Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook
Lads night out’ seems to be the theme for W2 Store’s latest lookbook for Spring/Summer 2012 - and finely dressed lads at that. The Glasgow based retailer has released the editorial to coincide with its latest intake of high end brands which includes some strong outerwear offerings by Commes des Garcons and Junya Watanabe. Find the gear at W2 Store Glasgow.
GANT was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1949—just steps from the Yale University campus—and was instrumental in shaping the casual mode of dressing that emerged during the post-WWII rise of American sportswear. GANT invented and popularized shirt features such as the button-down collar, the box pleat, the back collar button and the locker loop. Those shirts became associated with the Ivy League look and the Yale Co-op was one of its most famed distributors.
The Yale Co-op was the social hub of the campus—a store where everything a student might need—from toiletries to books to clothing—might be found. In the 1960s, GANT made a shirt collection exclusively for the Yale Co-op, and it is that collection, recreated under an agreement with Yale University’s Office of Marketing and Trademark Licensing, that will now be introduced globally.
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.
Aesop Opens New York City Store
“Supernews brings us looks at the new Aesop flagshop in Nolita. With an interior focused on the exploration of newspaper in construction (”reclaimed copies of The New York Times have been used as a building material”), the shop looks to pay homage to the city’s history in print and writing. They look to also be screening some titles inside the shop. Find the new Aesop Shop at 232 Elizabeth St in New York City.”
UNIONMADE Store San Francisco, CA
“Lots of new arrivals for Fall have been rolling in and can be found in the new space, including offerings from ts(s), Nigel Cabourn, Barbour To Ki To, Taylor Supply, Our Legacy, and more. If in the area, check out the store.”