Norse Projects Autumn / Winter 2012
Ovadia & Sons 2012 Lookbook
Ovadia & Sons are having some fun with their Autumn 2012 lookbook, which bears a sturdy raft of easy-to-wear goods presented with a light peppering of strange. Born and bred in New York City, this is a family affair that’s been in the business for over 25 years, crafting—from top to bottom—neckties, shoes and everything in between. Given the lightheartedness of the book we keep asking ourselves questions like “is that guy with the skis for real?”
Definitely many awesome pieces here, but to our eyes some of the proportions are a little wonky and the fit on certain pants makes it look like the models have been riding horses in them all morning. We also have a quibble with tight black turtlenecks, but would absolutely love to go get the morning paper in the look pictured above.
This fall, our inspiration comes from the American biographical film October Sky, reinterpretations of the suburban prep, vintage accoutrements and principles of heritage goods. Our menswear showcase builds on reverse seam and flannel shirts, whistle coats and wool slickers, soft washed chinos, and rugged worker boots. We’ve created a story based on a true story and you’re invited.
Engineered Garments Autumn Collection
“Once again Daiki Suzuki has come up with a range of incredibly crafted clothing inspired by military uniforms, American sportswear and classic outdoor silhouettes. Old favourites such as the Field Parka and Work Shirt rub shoulders with new designs such as the Landsdown jacket; a wool herringbone coat that combines aspects of American tailoring and heritage workwear to great effect. As always the quality is exceptional, and Daiki’s eye for detail shines through in each expertly crafted piece.”
White Mountaineering Autumn / Winter 2011
“The latest styles perfectly showcase the brands ethos, with a range of Pertex and GORE® Windstopper vests in a bold mix of Aztec and fairisle patterns. The Jacquard Knit Gore Windstopper Down Vest incorporates GORE® windproof technology making it fully wind and showerproof, while the Pertex E/W Viella Down Vest makes use of new Pertex Shield DV technology that allows perspiration to vent directly through the material whilst regulating an appropriate and comfortable body temperature even in extreme conditions.”
SEH Kelly Autumn / Winter 2011 Drop
“SEH Kelly are about to release their first half of their AW11 products. And when we say about, we mean it’ll be available tomorrow. So start your trigger finger training, you’ll need it when these arrive. As for the clothes themselves, they’re very SEH Kelly – and we mean that in the nicest way – pared down, minimal – all those buzzwords. The sort of stuff that you need and want and you’ll be able to avoid the workwear-chic look that’s prevalent right now.”
D.S. Dundee Autumn / Winter 2011 Collection Preview
“D.S Dundee point us towards their official Autumn/Winter lookbook. Lots of classic pieces to keep you warm and well turned out. If you’re a fan of tartan, corduroy and aran knits you’re in for a treat. Lots of grown up pieces that manage to look reassuringly old-fashioned and, well, reassuringly modern at the same time. Once again, the Scottish brand provides us with some smart solutions for Autumn Winter.”