Void Watches continues to pop up on my radar, from their most recent collaboration with Cereal Magazine—now sold out, amongst a few other highlights from the emerging brand.
Based upon a vintage US Navy utility shirt but with the key addition of a button-down collar, this chambray piece from Beams' Fennica offshoot is a perfect example of what the Japanese call teiban: simple, all-season items that remain in a collection over the long haul.
Set on bringing something new to whatever format they decide to work with, even the simplest, NYC’s J. Panther Luggage Co. has just released its first small accessory product in the form of the Travel-stuff Tray.
I've spent the last couple of months with this parka and its served me well, both as an overcoat for heavy winter layering beneath, and as a shell as the temperature begins to warm up a little.
It certainly feels like Spring it on its way over here, which is also the catalyst for thinking about picking up a pair of transitional shoes to take me from the soaking wet season to the less wet season.
While we’re great admirers of resolute dedication to authenticity in design and production, our interest becomes more piqued when a brand takes an item originating in and identified with a culture other than its own, then melds in its own background elements with the gravitas of heritage.
Monocle have cleverly worked with a number of brands and companies over the years to create a nice mix of collaborative items and most recently, they've started manufacturing a selection of in-house made products.
Aside from stocking a selection of other brands in two locations, San Francisco based Welcome Stranger also designs and creates their own line of clothing.
Just one highlight of a denim-heavy SS15 collection from Japan’s Haversack, this piece sees the military, marine and workwear-inspired label give the denim painter pant a cleaner design and slimmer silhouette than we’re used to seeing.