A beautiful lookbook from the team at Unionmade. Snatching a whole heap of Harris Tweed, shipping it from Scotland to be reformed in the USA, the San Francisco store brings in some well known names for this collection. Down jackets, overshirts, totes, blazers, handkerchiefs, ties and vests from the likes of Crescent Down Works, Gitman Vintage, The Hill-side, Golden Bear, Filson and Todd Snyder.
Despite its relative anonymity in North America, Italian menswear label Esemplare has been crafting its clothing at Manifattura Riese since 1961 – collections founded on values such as creativity, quality and research. The label’s intention was always to create garments that adapt to one’s personality — not vice versa — and for Fall/Winter 2012, presents another strong offering of outerwear, tailoring and knits. A merging of past and future, technology and handcraftsmanship, and aesthetics and function, the garments include everything from down parkas and heavy knit cardigans to soft-shouldered blazers and duffel coats. Above all, each garment complements the wearer and should be the kind of artisanal heirloom pieces handed down with a wealth of stories and personality. Esemplare’s fittingly exemplary collection for Fall/Winter 2012 is available now online and from a growing number of Italian and international stockists.
Paul Smith x Barbour – ‘Land & Sea’ A/W’12 Capsule Collection
A collaboration between two of the most revered names in British fashion history, Barbour and Paul Smith blend their unique styles to create a collection that showcases what both brands are renowned for. The collection pays homage to Barbour’s roots in the North East England, taking inspiration from the traditional, and in some cases almost extinct, industries of the area such as Shipbuilding, Fishing, Mining and Farming, lifestyles that Barbour has unwaveringly served throughout its history.