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Herschel Supply Spring 2016 Lookbook

Herschel Supply Spring 2016 Lookbook

Sun drenched retreats of leisure and natural beauty provide an inspirational setting for the refined Spring 2016 Collection by Herschel Supply. This energetic seasonal offering that unites bountiful colors, prints and material stories with a wide range of bag, travel, accessory and headwear silhouettes.

Zanerobe Fracture

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Zanerobe Fracture

Erase your perception of streetwear and experience the new era of apparel, this is Fracture – elevated, classic design and the epitome of a complete collection – pushing style, quality, innovation and performance of essential designs to its outer-most limits. Breaking down traditional barriers and proof of what great streetwear fashion is and should be.

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Collection Insights

Fracture showcases fabrics of the highest quality. Luxury yarn-count cottons provide tees with a peachy handfeel. The paper touch of our shirts is next-level crisp freshness. Bonded sweater fabrics accentuates the freedom of movement as does the compact stretch cotton nylons used in our shorts. Air-woven stretch cotton equips our pants with an airy, lighter feel due to it’s breathability – we’ve achieved the ultimate in supreme comfort and form.

Color Palette

Hues of black, white and grey supported by a freshly engineered shade of blue melange with highlights of soft khaki, navy & deep port.

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Miami’s Best Indie Boutiques, Winter 2015

Miami’s Best Indie Boutiques, Winter 2015

Ashley Brozic on Nov 27, 2015, 6:03a

Without further ado ladies and gentlemen, we bring to your our Indie 38, our definitive list of Miami’s best multi-brand clothing and accessories boutiques at this particular moment in time. Before we explain the additions, let’s go over the basics: national chains have been excluded, as have vintage stores, shoe stores, home and furniture shops, beauty retailers, and swimwear stores, as we have fabulous guides for each. Stores featured carry multiple brands, and each adds something unique and special to Miami.

We sprinkled in a few new guys like Nurbana305 and Nomad Tribe, and added in some under $100 faves like Kore Boutique, AtikShop, and Earthy Chic Boutique. The stores on the list are listed from north to south, and if you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s our previous Indie 38.

View this year’s list here

10 Basico Miami

If you’re looking for hip menswear from brands like Zanerobe, Scotch & Soda, and Sundek, then head to one of Basico’s two locations in South Beach and Wynwood.

Photo Credit: Ashley Brozic
2347 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 360-3688
Men’s Store

Wynwood Shopping Guide: The 13 New Stores in the Neighborhood

Wynwood Shopping Guide: The 13 New Stores in the Neighborhood

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The exterior of Nomad Tribe on NW Second Avenue.
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As galleries make their way out of the Wynwood Arts District, plenty of new retail stores are setting up shop. A leisurely stroll along NW Second Avenue proves Wynwood is quickly becoming a new shopping district. Most boutiques moved in earlier this year — especially with the addition of Wynwood Block — while some have been around for nearly two years.

Here’s our roundup of all the fashion-forward stores now open in Wynwood:

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MVM Miami
175 NW 23rd St.
This chic store has been around the neighborhood for about two years. It seems that MVM is always ahead of the trend.

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Marine Layer
217 NW 25th St.
East Coast meets West Coast with the new Marine Layer store, which brings custom fabrics and soft knits made in California to this neck of the woods.

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Italia Independent 
2649 NW Second Ave.
Where else can you buy sunglasses, prescription eyewear, and clothes all in one stop?

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Nomad Tribe
2301 NW Second Ave.
This earthy boutique has been opened for a month, and not only does it sell clothes by local designers, but it also features local artist activations. With everything its does, Nomad Tribe strives for social impact — be it through fashion or art.

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Boho Hunter
184 NW 27th St.
One of the stores within the Wynwood Block, Boho Hunter has been opened since this past February.

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Wynwood Shades
2621 NW Second Ave.
You can never have too many eyeglass options on one street.

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Basico
2347 NW Second Ave.
Sorry, ladies, the men’s store Basico features only the chicest European designers mixed with a rustic decor in its Wywnood location.

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Marie Saint Pierre
2311 NW Second Ave.
The French are so painfully stylish, and the new Marie Saint Pierre boutique is no exception. Can you say tres chic?

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Mimo Market
2621 NW Second Ave.
If the clothes don’t lure you in, the two storefront mannequins with fuzzy bear heads will.

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Noa Wynwood
2200 NW Second Ave.
For all of your stylish Swiss timepiece needs, Noa offers a selection of top-of-the-line watches displayed in glass cases underneath some wall art. It’s an art gallery and watch store all in one. The store opened to the public in October.

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Illesteva
2369 NW Second Ave.
The Italian eyewear and handbag store has been hiding in plain sight across Panther Coffee since July.

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D Koncept
2085 NW Second Ave.
Featuring a wall tapestry by French-Canadian artist Carlito Dalceggio, D Koncept has always been on the cutting edge of fashion, offering primarily French designs in its Wywnood boutique.

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Warby Parker
215 NW 25th St.
The socially conscious eyewear company that started with only an online store now has boutiques in cities such as New York, Boston, San Francisco, and, as of this past March, Miami.

 

Retro Details, Retro Prints, Retro Fabrics

Retro Details, Retro Prints, Retro Fabrics- Retromarine
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Retro Details
At retromarine, life is all about the details. Whether you’re choosing the right vintage to balance out your meal or the best place to catch the sunset from the boat, we believe that it all comes down to quality and consideration. With that guiding principle, we selected the retro finishings and details that give our trunks their unique vintage feel.

Our details come in the form of our signature engraved anchor, rear snap, two engraved eyelets to keep everything airy and comfortable, and drawstring caps. There are even two small holes on the bottom of the pocket that lets excess water out of the trunks, perfect for diving off the boat again and again. Every detail decision is made in Brooklyn with the utmost consideration for style– our hardware is both subtle and supple. Our drawstring caps are all manually placed, as there is no automatic installation at retromarine.  We use 100% Zamac with a custom antique copper finish, because its the only metal that can handle the sun for long hours without getting warm. It actually turns cooler with time and wear, which also nicely sums up our life philosophy. At the end of the day throw everything in one of our classic canvas bags with a nautical cord and be off to your next adventure. We’ll see you soon.

Retro Prints
Our unique prints and vibrant colors are inspired by icons of the Golden Era. We love the rebellious character, confidence, masculinity and style of men like Sean Connery, Julio Iglesias and Alain Delon. Our prints embody elegance with just the right amount splash, and harken back to a simpler time when men were men and that was that.

Led by our founder and creative director Juan Pablo Jaramillo, all of our trunks are designed in-house. Our fabrics are setting you apart from all the swimsuited masses. We use 100% “peach skin” stonewashed breathable synthetic fibers for our prints, which go through multiple water baths giving you a comfortable trunk that feels like a second skin. Creating our fabrics is truly a labor of love: We treat them gently during construction, with manual production that is taxing but leads to creating the perfect color.
Our prints run the gamut from classic to statement– it takes a man to pull off a strong pattern– but are timeless enough to be worn season after season.Ours retros also come in boys sizes, giving you the perfect opportunity for an early sartorial lesson for your nephew or son. The retromarine man is passionate and refined, and our prints reflect your easy, masculine confidence with an eye for style and adventure.

Retro Fabrics
When it comes to our fabrics, quality is everything. Our unique designs are made from the highest caliber materials, and the fibers are embedded with SPF 50 filters that work to protect your skin and the prints from washing off. The UV filters guarantee long-lasting color– we don’t make trunks that can’t stand the test of time. We use a “double dipping” process to ensure the optimum water repellency.

First, our fabrics are treated with a special silicon, and after construction they are treated again with teflon. These steps give our trunks a super quick dry, even on the inner lining. You’ll be able to be in and out of the water with ease, without having to spend time waiting for excess water to leave your trunks. The soft peach skin fabric is hypoallergenic and anti-rash, and all our trunks are bias cut by our tailors who construct them by hand with a zeal for clean, elegant lines. Our suits come in long and short lengths for both you and your son and all embody the retromarine thirst for that perfect blend of nostalgia, masculinity and passion.

Shwood Eyewear

Shwood Eyewear | We are an experimental brand.

We just happen to make sunglasses.

A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted piece of wooden sunglasses and eyewear. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor.

Casa de Novelas

Casa de Novelas

INSPIRED BY TRAVEL, FUELED WITH LOVE, HANDCRAFTED BY ARTISANS

INSPIRED BY TRAVEL

Casa_de_Novelas_PortraitThe Novela Family in Havana Cuba, 1930s

We are Casa de Novelas, and this is our story. A novela is a short story and Casa de Novelas literally means “house of stories.” We believe life is a house of stories and our brand was founded to design products inspired by our founder’s love of travel, art, design and by all of his life’s little “novelas.” Where did our story begin? It all started before our founder was born. You see, the Novela family were supporters and patrons of the arts in Havana Cuba and always had design and style as part of their heritage, with many prominent architects and artists in the family, including Cuban abstract painter Augustin Fernandez (he’s the little boy in the picture). Design is in our genes. The Novela family immigrated to the United States after the Cuban communist revolution, and in the 1990s, a nineteen year old Daniel Novela decided to explore his families’ Italian heritage (the name Novela originates in Italy) by spending one year of college studying art and design in Florence, Italy. His time in Florence grew his love for art, travel, Italian craftsmanship, and a life well lived. Years of travel to hot and humid locations such as Havana, Ibiza, Capri, St. Bart’s and Miami Beach identified a need; a light, but well‐tailored jacket, suitable for travel without all of the excessive construction and bulk of a traditional blazer. Appropriate with jeans or slacks, the Casa de Novelas blazer provides the best of both worlds; it’s deconstructed, yet half‐canvased to give the jacket structure while allowing movement and ability to breathe, keeping you cool even in hot weather. It’s a new‐world take on the old‐world blazer.

FUELED WITH LOVE

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Daniel Novela & family at one of our production facilities in Italy/Pad stitching on a Casa de Novelas blazer/Quality Control in Italy

We design men’s blazers and accessories that are beautifully, 100% Made in Italy. Not one item in your Casa de Novelas blazer or accessory originates outside of Italy. From the fabric, to the buttons, even the labels, all 100% Italian. Daniel Novela has spent years selecting the best Italian fabrics, buttons, accessories, and finding the best craftsmen, culminating in the perfect blazer. Each and every Casa de Novelas product is the result of years of our love, passion and energy, to which every detail has been exhaustively considered and reconsidered until it’s delivered to you.

HANDCRAFTED BY ARTISANS

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Original entrance to the Casa de Novelas studio in Miami Beach

All of our products are designed at the Casa de Novelas’ studio in Miami Beach. Those designs are then discussed at length with our partners in Italy, where they are each meticulously handcrafted by artisans at our various workshops.

WHY MADE IN ITALY?

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Why Made in Italy? Because for menswear there simply is no other place on earth with as great a combination of artisanal craftsmanship and passionate attention to detail, as Italy. Daniel Novela attended college in Italy while completing his undergraduate studies. One of Novela’s first memories as a student in Florence was sitting, watching Italian men and women going to work, each one in impeccably tailored clothes. This gestated an appreciation and love for Italian craftsmanship that would remain for a lifetime. Years later, when Daniel launched Casa de Novelas, he knew that Italy was the only place to handcraft his designs.

ABOUT OUR BLAZERS

At Casa de Novelas, everything starts with fit. We have slaved over every detail, but the fit is what sets us apart. You will notice a clean shoulder, a fitted waist complemented by a beautiful Italian fabric and numerous other details.

100% Made in Italy

At Casa de Novelas, all of our products are designed in our studio in Miami Beach and then 100% made in Italy. What does this mean? Under the laws of Italy, a product needs to have a certain amount of value in Italy in order to qualify as being labeled “Made in Italy”. Since manufacturing in Italy is very expensive, for many companies cost thresholds can be reached with finishing, quality control and packaging, while manufacturing is kept offshore. By using this loophole, a large portion of the product can be made in China or other low wage countries, yet still labeled “Made in Italy”. We at Casa de Novelas feel that is a misrepresentation. When we say Made in Italy, we mean it. This means not only are the jackets 100% manufactured in Italy, but all of the fabric is woven in Italy, all of the buttons are of Italian origin and even things as minuet as the Casa de Novelas’ labels, are woven in Italy. It may be a more expensive way to make a jacket, but when you wear one, you’ll know why it’s worth it.

Construction – It’s all in the Details

You may be surprised to learn that our blazers require just a much detailed Italian craftsmanship on the outside as the inside. You see, in order to achieve that clean shoulder and perfect lapel roll, you need the right stuff in the internal construction of the jacket. Since all of our jackets are deconstructed, all of the internal construction is there for you to see. This is actually much more time consuming and expensive than for instance a lined jacket where all of the manufacturing imperfections are hidden by the lining. With a Casa de Novelas jacket, everything is visible. We think the visible internal construction is part of the beauty of the jacket, and we want you to see the effort that has been invested in every blazer we make. Open the jacket you will see old world construction techniques; and on our ½ canvased jackets a layer on the inside of horsehair-reinforced canvas to line the inside of our jackets. This canvas conforms to your body’s shape, allowing a perfect fit and an elegant look. All seams are binded with fabric and details like pick stitching and columbia stitching, half-moon stitching, handing stitched boutonniere latches, and handing stitched collars are all there for you to view. Our Novela chest pocket is a patented marvel and each one is hand cut and sewn. The details go on and on.

Fabrics Mills

All of our blazer fabrics come from the most respected and prestigious mills in the northern Italian region known as Biella. This is the most revered region in the world for high quality jacket fabrics and for good reason. After years of research, we believe there is no better wool, silk or linen fabrics being produced anywhere else in the world.

Our Blazer Styles

All of our jackets are “Inspired by Travel”. To us this means that not only is the design inspire by travel, but they were designed to travel with you, anywhere. We named our jackets after the founder’s favorite beaches around the world. Why beaches? We make a light, deconstructed blazer that is comfortable to wear in practically any location or situation. But we love wearing them at our favorite beach clubs around the world. Not overly formal, but always giving you an elegant look, to pleasantly be noticed during your days and nights, be that a beach club in Ibiza or a dinner party in Miami.

  • Guiones – Single Breasted Peaked
  • Kamalame – Double Breasted Peaked
  • Salinas – Single Breasted Shawl
  • Samana – Double Breasted Shawl
  • 3rd Street – S Jacket (“Shirt Jacket”)

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A little about the beaches we love.

  • Guiones [link http://visitnosara.com/playa-guiones/ ] – is a great surfing beach in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. It’s also a great eco-friendly village.
  • Kamalame [link http://www.kamalame.com ] – is named after Kamalame Cay a private island resort owned by friends of the founder and located near Andros island in the Bahamas. Accessible only by boat, helicopter or our favorite, sea plane, it offers some of the most beautiful and tranquil white sands beaches anywhere.
  • Salinas [link http://www.ibizamalibu.es/portfolio-item/playa/ ] – is named after Salinas beach in Ibiza Spain. White sand beaches, crystal clear water, along with some of the nicest beach clubs in the island are what you can expect at Salinas. There are five beach clubs in Salinas. We have a preference for Malibu, but they are all worth exploring.
  • Samana – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g259440-d2006612-Reviews-Playa_Bonita-Las_Terrenas_Samana_Province_Dominican_Republic.html] is named after Samana beach in the Dominican Republic. Since the founder visited Las Terrenas 20 years ago, this remains his favorite beach. Of the various beaches in Samana, Playa Bonita is probably the best. This crescent shaped beach is truly spectacular. Rent a kayak and paddle outside the crescent and enjoy the view. Unique features of this beach include hills covered in dense coconut palms and zoysia grass that feels like a carpet growing right up to the water.
  • 3rd Street [link http://3rdstreetbeachyoga.com/3rdStreeBeachYoga.com/Home.html ] – 3rd Street is the local’s beach in Miami Beach. It’s a great beach to just get some sun and see the beautiful people play Footvolley. We love it because it’s local, unpretentious, has great eye candy and you can do some great Yoga while you are there.

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3RD STREET S – JACKET

Our 3rd Street S- Jacket is an extremely deconstructed, light jacket. Its fits like a shirt, hence our name “S – Jacket”, but allows you to make any look more elegant, with the style of a blazer.

The idea with this jacket was to have a simple blazer, without structure or excessive construction that could travel easily and still give you that perfectly simple, elegant look, at any occasion. It features a fitted, Italian cut like our other jackets, but without any canvassing, fusing or lining of any kind. The jacket has a notched lapels, 2 ½ button roll opening, and patch hip pockets. Like all of our other jackets, this jacket has a natural shoulder, without any shoulder padding. This is a jacket style originating in Southern Italy where they deconstructed the traditional English jackets, perfected by Casa de Novelas in Miami. Additional details include:

  • Patent Pending Novela Chest Pocket with a Barchatta “boat shape”. This allows for you to place your glasses, pen or accessory in the V shaped front pocket without disturbing anything in your inner chest pocket, such as a pocket square. It’s a unique detail you won’t find anywhere else, and it is patent pending by Casa de Novelas
  • Patch waist pockets
  • Functional cuff button holes with the first cuff opening larger than the rest
  • Double side vents
  • And many other details you will discover and experience as an owner of our fine blazers

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GUIONES – PEAKED SINGLE BREASTED JACKET

Our Guiones single breasted peaked jacket is a slim, Italian cut jacket. It features a single button front, wide peaked lapels and patch pockets. This jacket is deconstructed and half-canvassed. This provides the best of both worlds, the canvas give the jacket structure while being half-canvassed allows it movement and ability to breathe, especially in hot weather. The deconstructed nature of the jacket also allows it to wear naturally, without excessive stiffness and structure. It’s a new-world take on an old-world jacket, making it much more relaxed and comfortable to wear, but with the masculinity you expect of wide peaked lapels.

All of our jackets have a natural shoulder without any shoulder padding. This is a jacket style originating in Southern Italy, where they deconstructed the traditional English jackets, this style has been perfected by Casa de Novelas in Miami. Additional details include:

  • Patent Pending Novela Chest Pocket. This allows for you to place your glasses, pen or accessory in the V shaped front pocket without disturbing anything inside your inner chest pocket, such as a pocket square. It’s a unique detail you won’t find anywhere else, and it is patent pending by Casa de Novelas.
  • Lapel button opening on both sides, with hand-sewn boutonniere latch on the backside
  • Half-moon stitching on the pockets inside and out
  • Pick Stitching and Columbia stitching throughout the jacket
  • Patch waist and chest pockets
  • Ticket pocket
  • Functional cuff button holes with the first cuff opening larger than the rest
  • Double side vents
  • And many other details you will discover and experience as an owner of our fine blazers

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KAMALAME – PEAKED DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKET

Our Kamalame peaked double-breasted jacket features a 6-button front, wide peaked lapels and patch pockets. This jacket is deconstructed and half-canvassed. This provides the best of both worlds, the canvas gives the jacket structure while being half canvassed, it allows movement and ability the breathe. The deconstructed nature of the jacket also allows for it to wear naturally, without excessive stiffness and structure. We also use what we call a half-wrap. This means that this double-breasted jacket is more open and has less material around you when you button it, making it much easier to wear. It’s a new-world take on an old-world jacket, making it much more relaxed and comfortable to wear in warm weather, but with all the masculinity and elegance you expect of a double-breasted jacket.

All of our jackets also have a natural shoulder without any shoulder padding. This is a jacket style originating in Southern Italy, where they deconstructed the traditional English jackets. It has been perfected by Casa de Novelas in Miami. Additional details include:

  • Patent Pending Novela Chest Pocket. This allows for you to place your glasses, pen or accessory in the V shaped front pocket without disturbing anything in your chest pocket, such as a pocket square. It’s a unique detail you won’t find anywhere else, and it is patent pending by Casa de Novelas
  • Lapel opening on both sides, with hand-sewn boutonniere latch on the backside
  • Half-moon stitching on the pockets.
  • Pick Stitching and Columbia stitching throughout the jacket.
  • Patch waist pockets
  • Ticket pocket
  • Barchatta “boat shaped” chest pocket
  • Functional cuff button holes with the first cuff opening larger than the rest
  • Double side vents
  • And many other details you will discover and experience as an owner of our fine blazers

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SALINAS – SHAWL COLLAR SINGLE BREASTED JACKET

Our Salinas shawl collar jackets are a modern take on the traditional shawl collar. Typically reserved for formal or cocktail attire, our shawl collar is a reinterpreted, casual take on the shawl collar jacket. Made with elegant and luxurious fabric, for instance with our wool/linen/silk blends which are meant to look like denim, you have the perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern casual style. Paired with jeans or dress slacks, it’s an extremely versatile piece in your wardrobe.

Our shawl collar single breasted jacket features a single button in a slim Italian cut. This jacket is deconstructed and half-canvassed. This provides the best of both works, the canvas give the jacket structure while being half-canvassed allows it movement and ability the breath, especially in hot weather. The deconstructed nature of the jacket also allows it to wear naturally, without excessive stiffness and structure.

All of our jackets have a natural shoulder without any shoulder padding. This is a jacket style originating in Southern Italy, where they deconstructed the traditional English jacket. They have been perfected by Casa de Novelas in Miami. Additional details include:

  • Patent Pending Novela Chest Pocket. This allows for you to place your glasses, pen or accessory in the V shaped front pocket without disturbing anything in your chest pocket, such as a pocket square. It’s a unique detail you won’t find anywhere else, and it is patent pending by Casa de Novelas
  • Lapel opening, with hand-sewn boutonniere latch on the backside
  • Half-moon stitching on the pockets.
  • Pick Stitching and Columbia stitching throughout the jacket.
  • Patch waist and chest pockets
  • Ticket pocket
  • Functional cuff button holes with the first cuff opening larger than the rest
  • Double side vents
  • And many other details you will discover and experience as an owner of our fine blazers

Samana-DB-Shawl

SAMANA- SHAWL COLLAR DOUBLE BREASTED JACKET

Our Samana shawl collar double breasted jacket is a unique jacket, for the fashion forward individual. Shawl collar double breasted jackets were traditionally very formal. Our reinterpretation is a very casual take on the smoking jacket. We started with a slim Italian cut, paired with an elegant yet casual fabric, for instance our wool/silk blend from Guabello. Together, you have the perfect blend of traditional elegance and modern casual style. Paired with jeans or dress slacks, it’s a standout piece in your wardrobe.

Our shawl collar double-breasted jacket features a 6-button front and patch pockets. This jacket is deconstructed and half-canvassed. This provides the best of both works, the canvas give the jacket structure while being half-canvassed, it allows movement and ability to breathe, especially in warm weather. The deconstructed nature of the jacket also allows it to wear naturally, without excessive stiffness and structure. We also use what we call a half-wrap. This means that this double-breasted jacket is more open and has less material around you when you button it, making it much easier to wear. It’s a new-world take on an old-world jacket, making it much more relaxed and comfortable to wear in warm weather, but with all the masculinity and elegance you expect of a double-breasted jacket.

All of our jackets also have a natural shoulder without any shoulder padding. This is a jacket style originating in Southern Italy, where they deconstructed the traditional English jackets. It has been perfected by Casa de Novelas in Miami. Additional details include:

  • Patent Pending Novela Chest Pocket. This allows for you to place your glasses, pen or accessory in the V shaped front pocket without disturbing anything in your inner chest pocket, such as a pocket square. It’s a unique detail you won’t find anywhere else, and it is patent pending by Casa de Novelas
  • Lapel button opening, with hand-sewn boutonniere latch on the backside
  • Half-moon stitching on the pockets.
  • Pick Stitching and Columbia stitching throughout the jacket.
  • Patch waist and chest pockets
  • Barchatta “boat shaped” chest welted pocket
  • Ticket pocket
  • Functional cuff button holes with the first cuff opening larger than the rest
  • Double side vents
  • And many other details you will discover and experience as an owner of our fine blazers

 

 

 

Product Spotlight Rambler – Leather

Product Spotlight Rambler – Leather

The Classic Rambler by PF Flyers incorporates a perfect balance of style and comfort by embracing its rich history as an iconic retro athletic silhouette. Detailed with a diamond toe bumper, ribbed toe cap and signature midsole ticking, this model continues to unite classic sport with modern style while remaining authentic to its heritage.

DeMarco Murray Wears an Orefici Watch

Here’s a behind the scenes look at DeMarco Murray shooting a Champs sports spot wearing his brand new Orefici Watch.

DeMarco Murray is an American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

A brand based on family and Italian traditions

The story of OREFICI dates back to 1933 when the grandfather of the OREFICI founder became an orefice, which means goldsmith in Italian,  and he designed and handcrafted beautiful intricate pieces of jewelry. He was more than a jewelry maker; he was an artist.

His shop was located in the center of Milan in the district where high value collectibles were made and traded. This district still exists today and there is even a Via Orefici running down the middle.

Now the founder of OREFICI takes his son to the collectables district whenever they are in Milan and they move into the future together with the brand OREFICI watches.

As OREFICI has been passed down from one generation to the next, we wish the same for you and your family.

Orefici- Your Path Through Time

Orefici- Your Path Through Time

THE BIRTH OF AN ICONIC BRAND

A brand based on family and Italian traditions

The story of OREFICI dates back to 1933 when the grandfather of the OREFICI founder became an orefice, which means goldsmith in Italian,  and he designed and handcrafted beautiful intricate pieces of jewelry. He was more than a jewelry maker; he was an artist.

His shop was located in the center of Milan in the district where high value collectibles were made and traded. This district still exists today and there is even a Via Orefici running down the middle.

Now the founder of OREFICI takes his son to the collectables district whenever they are in Milan and they move into the future together with the brand OREFICI watches.

As OREFICI has been passed down from one generation to the next, we wish the same for you and your family.

Read about our newest brand- Parke & Ronen

Read about our newest brand- Parke & Ronen

The Line

Parke & Ronen is the product of two remarkable designers with an inspired vision for a unique fashion company. Preferring chic sensuality to glitz and gimmicks, Parke Lutter and Ronen Jehezkel created Parke & Ronen.

While always in touch with the latest trends, the Parke & Ronen customer does not fall victim to extreme looks. Refined details, quality fabrics, and exquisite fit are the hallmarks of the Parke & Ronen look, attracting clients who choose to dress simply yet look sensational.

Parke & Ronen White Label

The Parke & Ronen collection includes the extremely popular men’s swim collection and the menswear collection that offers a wide variety of shirts, pants, shorts, sportswear, footwear, and accessories; they are sold in top stores across the country and overseas, as well as in their New York and Los Angeles boutiques.

Company History

When Ronen Jehezkel arrived in New York in 1991 after having attained his degree in Alta Moda (Italian Haute Couture) from the highly regarded Instituto Europeo Di Design in Rome, Italy, he wanted to literally take his dream of fashion success to the streets. With a mere $500 investment and small collections of vests, produced in his Soho loft, the seeds of this young, innovative company were planted. Building on the initial success of this venture, Ronen moved his operation to a studio and storefront in Tribeca.

Then in 1993, Ronen met Parke Lutter; a design student at the Parsons School of Design. Shortly after Parke attained his degree in Fashion Design, in 1997, the two joined forces to open a new company and launch Parke & Ronen. Their contrasting backgrounds fused the European traditions of haute couture and the American sensibilities of Seventh Avenue, resulting in an exceptional creative synergy.

No Two Original Paperback Pieces Are The Same

No Two Original Paperback Pieces Are The Same

One of the perks of hand-dyeing our garments in Southern California is our ability to create one-off, custom pieces just ’cause. In essence, no two Original Paperback pieces are the same, and with regards to our limited pieces, this is especially true.

Officially belonging to the Novelty Goods collection, these pieces are a bit louder than a lot of what we make and feature neon colors, camo-like patterns, tie-dye splotches and subtle ombre fades. And they’re also far more limited. Good luck running into someone else sporting a pair of the Seaside short in neon pink.

Garment Inspiration

From Anchorage to St. Barts, every garment we create is named after a destination which we feel the piece exemplifies.

About The Brand

Original Paperbacks is an American fashion brand that creates casual, classic and functional clothing with an eye on relaxed style.

Every great American brand has its roots in a cherished time and place: a sort of shared bookmark, tucked into a history that a business shares with its founders, its employees and its customers. Such is the case with Original Paperbacks, a family-run enterprise based in Southern California. The Stanton clan has a long history in the art of dyeing and garment washing, spanning several decades of manufacturing experience.

Original Paperbacks is inspired by president and designer Steven Stanton’s childhood memories of lazy days in Monterey Park where playground fun met water fountain refreshment…days where the shorts he wore were slightly worn in and the pockets just big enough to fit a paperback novel. These carefree, sunny days made for great escapes, allowing words to leap off the pages of these fictions and, chapter by chapter, take him from a cool, shady spot under a valley oak tree to adventures in far off kingdoms under moons many galaxies away.

Existing within this simple context of comfortable functionality paired with a creative mindset, Original Paperbacks clothing has found a unique global customer. It all started with the brand’s most desirably classic and perfected casual design—The St. Bart’s Short—the Stanton family’s ultimate expression of its expertise in garment washing and dying. That has become the essence of the truly special sportswear collection that the Stantons bring to market.

Germaine to the success of Original Paperbacks is the knowledge that garment dying is both a craft and an art. Countless risks and variables in the dying process contribute to the achievement of the rugged, worn-in look of pigment dying, or the classic clean look of reactive dying. Each process lends its own well-balanced characteristics, and complements the brand’s “under-designed” sensibility.

Now providing a complete wardrobe of the highest quality in both style and materials for men and women, Original Paperbacks counts some of the world’s most discerning stores as both outlets and champions of the brand. They continue to bring expanded offerings that transcend fashion’s impasse with seasonal dressing, leveraging their unique persona to deliver the perfect piece for every season and off-duty moment.

A large following of devotees across the world have fallen in love with the color, treatments and silhouettes that Original Paperbacks has come to call “dyed to match personality,” inviting wearers to “Live life one chapter at a time.”

We pride ourselves on our core product: the mens short, while using our knowledge and expertise to bring other products such as our hoodies and chinos to market

Retromarine finds it’s new home in Industry City / Brooklyn, New York

February 15th of 2015 was not just another day of this brutal and never ending winter for us at Retromarine New York. As a matter of fact that particular day we were so excited, that we were ready to put some Retros on and go celebrate in all of the five boroughs of the city we call home and love so much.

February 15th was the day we moved into our new HQ in Industry City, based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York… a 120 year old industrial area built next to a seaport… hard to imagine there is a place more suitable for our brand than Industry City. An amazing place with great history and even greater future. We are proud to be part of the maker movement that is revitalizing the Sunset Park neighborhood and will without a doubt have an impact not only on New York and the US, but on the whole world.

Retromarine finds it’s new home in Industry City / Brooklyn, New York

        

The hallways smell like butter, pastries and coffee… and the people walking around have more energy and passion for what they do than I have ever seen anywhere I worked. The opening line of any conversion I had so far is something like “So, what do you make?”. We are only a few weeks in, and I have met photographers, graphic designers, musicians, visual artists, fashion makers, jewelry makers, restaurant owners, food producers, chocolate makers and… my memory is starting to fail me, but it is a very long list of people that get up every morning, show up to work and produce something… an incredibly inspiring environment.

As for us we moved in with cutting tables, sewing machines, fabrics, garments and everything else we need as we keep expanding our manufacturing and production in New York. Every retro trunk, shirt, bag or whatever else will be 100% made in New York. It is fun and practical to have our desks in the middle of the factory floor, and to have client meetings over video conference while trunks are being made in the background. Our entire product development happens in front of my eyes and we are able to make decisions right on the spot in order to create the best designs, prints, styles and consequently products for Retro men, kids and their wives, girlfriends and mothers and that want to share our values and lifestyle.

ZANEROBE Movement Collection

ZANEROBE Movement Collection- Nth Hem Summer / Sth Hem Winter 2015

The Zanerobe Movement Is Global

The ZANEROBE Movement collection is a global movement. We’ve handpicked 18 ZANEROBE ambassadors from 18 cities worldwide to show us how they rep the ZANEROBE look in their local city. The Movement Global campaign was photographed over four months featuring photographers from Calgary, Hong Kong, Toronto, Rome, Portland, Dusseldorf, New York, Byron Bay, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Stavanger, Paris, Sydney, Antwerp and Seattle.

We’re kicking off the campaign in the sand dunes of Dubai featuring our good friend @creationsofla. Be sure to follow @zanerobe on Instagram to see the full campaign unfold. We’ll also be releasing the campaign right here online over the next two weeks so be sure to keep coming back to see which city is repping ZANEROBE next.

The Movement Collection features all kinds of newness from the advanced two-way stretch Salerno Tech Pants, to our curated capsules ranges like the Navy Capsule and Marble Capsule.

This is not streetwear – streetwear is dead. What we present to you is a MOVEMENT. Progressive, unique, unparalleled – the future.

Every piece is re-imagined and redefined. Technical comfort. Dynamic masculinity. Evolved basics. A legacy collection.

We live by the motto ‘If you’re going to do it, do it properly.’ We party for days, not hours. Travel for months, not weeks. Design for years to come, not just for now. We love what we do and do what we love.

Yes we’ve taken risks, and yes, there will be critics. But if you’re standing still, you’re slowly dying. Progress is one step closer to where you want to be.

Movement is a breath of fresh air. It’s taking a risk. It’s reaching a milestone. It’s the feeling of momentum.
It’s where we are, and you want to be. Movement is progression. It’s checkmate.

We’ve re-imagined, re-developed and re-defined. Stripped things back to move forward, after all less is more. It’s time to go against the grain, swim upstream and make a move in the right direction. Don’t get taken by the tide, join the Movement.

From the advanced two-way stretch of the Salerno Tech Pants to the impactful Team Graphic prints, MOVEMENT is the evidence that ZANEROBE’s cutting edge design has once again dared to push the boundaries – confirming our position at the forefront of progressive streetwear.

Join the MOVEMENT.

Basico Receives 2015 Best of Miami Beach Award

Basico Receives 2015 Best of Miami Beach Award

Miami Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement

MIAMI BEACH June 4, 2015 — Basico has been selected for the 2015 Best of Miami Beach Award in the Men’s Clothing Store category by the Miami Beach Award Program.

Each year, the Miami Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Miami Beach area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Miami Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Miami Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Miami Beach Award Program

The Miami Beach Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Miami Beach area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Miami Beach Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Miami Beach Award Program

 

Splash Proof

Splash Proof

Summer season is almost here for many of us and we’ll be getting down to the serious business of diving, wading and water-bombing over the coming weeks. All-day wave catching and pool-party fun is definitely part of the plan; the boys just need their Tom & Teddies and a liberal application of sunscreen. But what makes our swim shorts ideal for long, hot days of swimming and splashing?

At Tom & Teddy HQ, we’re continuously checking out design innovation. We work closely with our factory to ensure every pair of trunks can hold up to prolonged periods of chlorine or saltwater submersion, and we regularly review the fit and finish to check that they’re suitable for lap swimming, spring-board jumping or body surfing.

Here’s why Tom & Teddy swimmers are particularly splash proof:

Super-soft, quick-drying fabric: comfort is key for big boys and little guys. Our swimmers feel great against the skin and they dry very quickly, so there’s no need to change when you head to the beach bar for lunch.

Two small (but perfectly formed) rear eyelets: these humble little holes are invaluable if you want to avoid the blown-up look after you dive into the pool. They let all the air escape, ensuring you don’t inflate.

A secure and comfortable waistband: a great quality waistband makes all the difference if you’re jumping and playing sports in the water. We’ve added a strong, braided drawcord to ours, nicely finished off with silicone tips to prevent fraying and unravelling.

A cotton mesh lining: no scratchy nylon here! This lining takes our swim shorts to an ultra-comfort level.

UV protection: keeping a check on those harmful rays is essential. We’ve got UPF50 incorporated into the fabric to offer some valuable protection for the skin.

Chlorine and saltwater resistance: wear your Tom & Teddies all day, every day and year-in-year-out. The durable fabric has been selected because of its chlorine and saltwater properties, so they’re made to last. They could just be the toughest swimmers you’ve ever worn!

Miami’s Best Indie Boutiques, Summer 2015

Miami’s Best Indie Boutiques, Summer 2015

Miami’s independent boutique scene is currently in bloom, which is why at this time every year, we dust off and revamp our indie 38– our definitive list of Miami’s best multi brand clothing and jewelry boutiques at this particular moment in time. Before we explain the additions, let’s go over the basics: national chains have been excluded, as have vintage stores, home and furniture shops, beauty retailers, and swimwear stores, as each has its own guide. Stores featured carry multiple brands, and each adds something unique and special to the neighborhood and city.

This year an entire new slate of stores opened up inside Wynwood Block, so we added Mimo Market, Iniva and its African-designed goods, the Mexican artisan-driven Malaquita Design, and Boho Hunter. We also added a few Racked 38 faves, like Wanderlista and D-Koncept, and added a few more local favorites like Frankie Boutique and Shay Studio.

The stores on the list are listed from north to south, and if you’re feeling nostalgic, here’s our previous Indie 38. Got an addition (or a subtraction)? We’ll be updating the map in six months, so let us know your thoughts in the comments section, or email miami@racked.com.

1 Tupelo Honey

When Eric Clapton names a song after shopping in your store, you know you’ve made it. This 40 year old store carries the best of the best when it comes to denim brands, like Mother, Citizens of Humanity, and Seven Jeans for Mankind, not to mention simple tees and button downs for that perfect laid-back look. Tupelo Honey has two locations in Miami– in Aventura and South Miami– so there’s no excuse for you to not have that perfect pair of dungarees. [Photo: Ashley Brozic]

Town Center Aventura
18785 NE Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180
(305) 936-9300
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2 Oxygene

Luxury brands are what you’ll find at this Bal Harbour shop, which has been outfitting Miami’s elite for over 30 years. You’ll find menswear and womenswear from brands like Balmain, Lanvin, Isabel Marant and Stella McCartney. Plus, it has thrown childrenswear into the mix, and who doesn’t like their toddler swaddled in Fendi? [Photo]

9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 864-0202
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3 The Weekender

The weekender is a little cottage-like store within Miami’s Upper East Side neighborhood that carries feminine clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers like Ulla Johnson and Sam and Lavi [Photo]

7246 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 758-1943
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4 Hint Miami

Inside Hint Miami you’ll find laid-back womenswear, accessories, shoes and a carefully curated shelf of home goods from established and up-and-coming high-end designers like Cynthia Rowley, J Brand, and Illesteva. [Photo]

6301 Biscayne Blvd Ste 103
Miami, FL 33138
(786) 518-2715
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5 Shay Studio

Shay Studios is Buena Vista’s best kept secret. Located just a few blocks away from Miami’s luxury-driven Design District, this small boutique carries a wide range of trendy styles from high-end contemporary clothing labels and jewelry designers. Oh, and if you can’t make it to the boutique, Shay Studios will bring the experience to you with a personal at-home shopping experience.

4600 Northeast 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 671-3705
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6 Apt606

Apt606 presents a carefully curated mix of minimalistic menswear brands like Public School, Alexander Wang, Kenzo, and Acne Studios. The store is definitely hyped by Miami’s best dressed locals and visitors for carrying tons of exclusives. [Photo]

89 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-3330
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7 En Avance

Not into the whole “Made in America” craze? This Ivanka Trump-approved store carries high-end goods made by global designers from France, England, Italy, New Zealand and just about any other place you can pinpoint on a map. En Avance also carries merchandise from more popular brands like A.L.C., Alexis, and Marissa Webb, but don’t beeline towards what you know here. Instead, indulge in a bit of global inspiration. [Photo: En Avance]

53 Northeast 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 576-0056
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8 Alessandra Gold Concept Store

Alessandra Gold is a marketplace for young designers, a shoe store, and a photography studio wrapped into one. Come here if you’re looking for bold statement pieces from international designers that are interesting. It’s also the only store in Miami where you’ll find Kruzin footwear, the wild street sneaker label designed by the store’s owner. [Photo]

3326 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 518-3357
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9 Boho Hunter

Located in the recently bustling Wynwood Block, Boho Hunter is a multi brand boutique that carries high-end brands from Latin America to Miami. Terry-lined robes in colorful vintage prints from Peru, fringe bags from Mexico, hand-dyed Panama hats from Ecuador– Boheme boutique is the kind of place you head to when you’re looking for colorful and bold statement pieces. It also has a great selection of statement jewelry, so make this your first stop when you’re in the market. [Photo]

184 Northwest 27th Street
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 998-9701
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10 Iniva Miami

The word “Iniva” means “treasures” in Gabonese dialect, so expect to find a wondrous amount of traditional and modern clothing and housewares from African designers. Expect bold prints and colors on anything from eyeglasses to skirts. Some of the brands it carries support African charities, so scope it out if you’re into ethically conscious brands. [Photo: Iniva]

2621 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
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11 MIMO Market

Located inside Wynwood Block, MiMo Market sells a tightly curated selection of affordable goods for guys and girls from brands like Zanerobe, Publish, BB Dakota, and Mink Pink. It also carries a variety of accessories and jewelry from local brands, so definitely drop by if you’re looking to revamp your closet with trendy pieces. Here’s an in-depth look.[Photo: Mimo Market]

2619 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 577-0389
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12 Malaquita Design

Malaquita Design recently opened inside Wynwood Block and works with Mexican designers and artisans to create unique, ethnic infused goods reinterpreted for a modern day audience. The store is heavy on home wares, but there’s a wide selection of clothing, bags, jewelry, and even footwear.

2613 NE 2nd AVE
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 615-4917
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13 Basico Miami

If you’re looking for hip menswear from brands like Zanerobe, Scotch & Soda, and Sundek, then head to one of Basico’s two locations in South Beach and Wynwood. One is beachier and swimwear driven while the other is more urban with a strong footwear focus. Either way, bold this store on your shopping list when you’re looking to revamp your wardrobe with the latest menswear trends. [Photo: Ashley Brozic]

2347 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 360-3688
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14 MVM Miami

You need to get your hands on Clover Canyon prints, 10 Crosby Derek Lam shirts and Mother denim, but you can’t get out of bed. Whatever the reason, MVM Miami will bring the shopping experience to you and personally style you from the comfort of your own home. We will admit though, the designer lineup at this Wynwood store will get you out of bed in a snap. [Photo: MVM Miami]

175 NW 23rd St
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 573-4885
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15 D-Koncept

If you’re looking for up-and-coming European brands with a hint of urban flair, then this Wynwood shop is definitely worth a stop on your travels. It carries clothing, accessories, candles, home decor, and even tea. [Photo: D-Koncept]

2085 Northwest 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 325-3169
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16 Wanderlista Miami

After having popped up seasonally at European hotspots like Mykonos and Santorini, Wanderlista has settled in the Hotel Croydon in Miami Beach. Inside you’ll find unique treasures from around the world, from vintage clothing to Grecian turbans and jewelry. Bonus? This is also the only place you can find Will.I.Am’s eyewear line in Miami. [Photo]

3720 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 938-1145
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17 Metta Loving Kindness

Metta is a conscious shopper’s playground. Much of what you can purchase– home goods, women and childrenswear, books, gifts– is made by artisans from across the globe; just look for the special Metta tag. The store also grants you the option of giving back by donating a percentage of its sales to a non-profit of your choice. There is one more location on Key Biscayne. [Photo]

1845 Purdy Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 763-8230
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18 Cottage Miami

With racks of new wave prep labels like APC, Band of Outsiders and Steven Alan, a wall full of coffee table books and rare magazines, and a full-blown tap in the back (bottles are available too, should you be picky), Cottage Miami is more than just a classic menswear boutique; it’s a really cool hangout in South Beach. [Photo: Cottage]

1784 West Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 534-9917
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19 Jessie Boutique

Jessie Boutique is the epitome of Miami chic. Come here to find the perfect romper, skirt and shirt set, dress or just about anything you’d need for a party, day or night, from brands like Alexis, Mara Hoffman and Haute Hippie. [Photo]

1708 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-7980
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20 Alchemist

Besides a roster of dreamy brands like Alaia, Celine, Givenchy, and Rick Owens, Alchemist’s location atop of the Herzog de Meuron garage boasts one of the most unique 360 degree views in South Beach. If you’re scared of heights though, you can check out the store’s ground floor location at that same garage, not to mention its newly opened accessories store in the Design District’s Palm Court which carries avant-garde, high-end jewelry designers. [Photo: Alchemist]

1109 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4653
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21 BASE

Base is part menswear store, part creative wonderland. Inside of its Lincoln Road flagship you’ll find a section dedicated to new music and vinyl, the latest collections from labels like Zanerobe and Comme des Garçons, a rare magazine section, and a cold cafe with plenty of green juices. We recently interviewed Base’s store owner, so here’s an in-depth look at Base in all it’s glory. [Photo: Raquel Zaldivar]

939 Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road Mall, Lincoln Road Shops, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4982
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22 Lost Boy Dry Goods

Lost Boy Dry Goods is jumpstarting Downtown’s retail revitalization, carrying sartorial provisions for both men and women with an Americana edge. The store itself is supposed to take you through the history of denim, which includes mining, industrial factories and the Wild, Wild West, and its decor carries out the goal nicely. Come in here for Levi’s Made and Crafted, Diesel, Scotch & Soda, and Guessjeans, but don’t forget you can find solid dresses and pretty snazzy vintage leather jackets here, all under $150! [Photo: Lost Boy Dry Goods]

157 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 372-7303
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23 Supply & Advise

Located in an historic 1920s building in Downtown Miami, Supply & Advise’s new location contains two stories worth of American-inspired brands like Gitman Brothers, Todd Snyder, and Levi’s Made and Crafted, not to mention a museum’s worth of vintage American war memorabilia and Miami souvenirs. Upstairs you’ll find a full apothecary section filled with goods from Baxter California, not to mention men’s suiting, a wine and beer bar (VIP customers get special glassware) and a soon-to-open barbershop. The store manages to score tons of collaborations with brands like The Real McCoys and Alden, so definitely drop by if you’re looking for your own signature American look. [Photo: Supply & Advise]

223 Southeast 1st Street
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 960-2043
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24 OFY

OFY is a menswear store that carries a range of established and emerging brands, but don’t get too attached; its roster of designers changes every season, but you can expect to find brands like Life After Denim, Cotton Citizen, Orlebar Brown, and Rag & Bone on the reg. Oh, and for all you Brickell bar dudes, get this: OFY has an open bar, so drop by for a little pregame as you peruse its stellar lineup of merchandise. [Photo]

900 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 536-9194
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25 Emporium

Emporium recently moved to a bigger location on Miracle Mile, complete with an entire section dedicated to apothecary and even more space for affordable and cute clothing, accessories, and little trinkets from local and up-and-coming designers.

86 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 268-0689
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26 Cavalier

Cavalier is a new addition to Coral Gables and carries top brands like Zimmerman, Elizabeth and James, and Torn by Ronny Kobo. The buys here are laid-back, yet sophisticated– the kind of stuff that would be a style blogger’s dream. [Photo]

2710 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(786) 502-8982
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27 Savvy Girl

If you think Savvy Girl’s Instagram account is dreamy, just think about the fact that you can own it all with a simple visit to the store. Here you’ll find under $100, trendy clothing from boutique brands as well as higher priced merchandise from For Love and Lemons and Finders Keepers The Label, to name a few. Savvy Girl’s sister store, Savvy Solemate, is located right next door, so drop by if you want to complete that head to toe look. [Photo]

5781 Bird Rd
Miami, FL 33155
(786) 442-7031
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28 Cheap N Chic

Cheap N Chic is Bird Road’s best kept secret. It has the feel of a ritzy Miami boutique, but its prices are far from it. Come in for flouncy crop tops, printed shorts, mini skirts and colorful dresses to get you out of an LBD rut. [Photo]

6560 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 665-0764
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29 Golden Bar

Goldie is all about featuring local clothing and jewelry designers so expect to find cute day dresses and statement jewelry here,not to mention throw pillows and artwork at its home store next door. Golden Bar recently opened a second location on Washington Ave, so head there if you’re looking for that perfect vacation sundress. [Photo: Golden Bar]

3092 Fuller Street
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 534-1220
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30 Market

From the team behind Studio LX and Blush comes Market, a new concept void of trends and full of effortlessly cool style. Inside you’ll find only clothing in white, grey, black and denim hues. There are also Market locations in Sunset Harbour and Sunset Drive. [Photo]

3123 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 441-9691
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31 OHM Boutique

Located off of Red Road and Sunset Drive, OHM Boutique has a fabulous selection of hip and trendy clothing, shoes, accessories, and swimwear. Practically all of it is under $100, and you can buy it all on its recently launched eCommerce site. [Photo: Facebook]

1561 Sunset Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33143
(305) 284-8455
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32 Splash

With dresses and getups from ALEXIS, Wildfox Couture and more, Splash is fully equipped to make you not only the most stylish beach goer, but also the best dressed chic at any soiree you attend. [Photo]

7297 SW 57 Avenue
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 662-9883
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33 RESPICE

Respice carries brands you won’t find anywhere else in Miami, let alone the entire U.S. It specializes in curating stories, not products, as we learned previously, and it helps that every single pair of Etnia Barcelona shades, Pretty Ballerina flats and each Claire Vivier clutch is absolutely to die for. If you go, pick up its Miami market bag, an exclusive carryall the owners created with do-good brand Apolis. [Photo: Respice]

5760 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33143
(305) 661-5006
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34 Jenna White

If you’re looking for high end brands like Tibi, 10 Crosby Derek Lam and Alexis Bittar, then you’ve come to the right place. This Sunset Drive shop also specializes in luxury jewelry. A piece could go for $100 all the way up to over $10,000. [Photo: Jenna White]

5842 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 669-5940
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35 At Ease on Sunset

At Ease describes itself as “a perfectly curated collection of luxurious designer sportswear,” and they couldn’t be anywhere closer to the truth (although we’ve taken the liberty to label the store “laid-back luxe”). The Row, Rick Owens, Isabel Marant, Baja East- these are just a few of the brands you’ll find at this corner shop on Sunset Drive, which was recommended to us by one of our tipsters on the Racked 38. [Photo]

5844 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(305) 662-1022
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36 Frankie Boutique

Located in Sunset Harbor and now South Miami, Frankie packs in all the casual sets you’d need for a perfect South Florida day, and then dishes out perfect ensembles and accessories for the ultimate Miami night. The store carries Aussie faves C/Meo Collective and Finders Keepers, not to mention other it girl labels like Lovers and Friends, Zimmerman, and its own eponymous in-store line. It’s also a great place to scope out swimwear and accessories. [Photo]

5855 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
(786) 479-4898
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37 Boheme Boutique Key Biscayne

Bohemé Boutique is a great place to stock up on swimwear for the summer, but it’s also a prime location if you’re looking to sprinkle your wardrobe with boho chic essentials, like maxi dresses from Jen’s Pirate Booty, eyelet tops from Ulla Johnson, and off-the-shoulder tops from Cold Stone Fox, not to mention accessories like embroidered clutches and stone jewelry. [Photo]

650 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 361-7474
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38 Trend Rush

The vibe of this Pinecrest shop is definitely “hippie in the city,” with its selection of fedoras, trenches, slim jeans, and sexy skirts and dresses, all under an ivy lined roof. Be on the lookout for cool events here, including art nights and henna tattoo sessions. [Photo]

12441 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 251-5502

COMMON THREAD: Native Shoes | #thecreatorclass

COMMON THREAD: Native Shoes | #thecreatorclass

Have fun, keep it light, and hustle hard: these are the first few steps in Native’s guide to living and working.

The first episode of Common Thread makes the journey from the West to the East coast in a story of creative process through progress. Featuring the New York City-based creative house The Madbury Club and Mark Gainor, the creative director at Native Shoes, this episode shows how a brand’s ethos cultivates collaboration.

COMMON THREAD
The stories of leading apparel brands and like-minded creators – cut from the same cloth.

Let’s Talk Kinetix

Let’s Talk Kinetix

What is Kinetix? It’s a casual luxury brand made with premium quality you can FEEL

Who is Kinetix? A premium clothing company based in Los Angeles, CA

Who wears Kinetix? It’s for those who take risks and conquer their goals.

Contemporary American made Los Angeles based luxury brand. While made in LA and worn worldwide, we take great pride in providing a product of the finest quality and craftsmanship. Our usage of unique materials effortlessly creates a refined and comfortable collection which maintains its sophistication and timelessness. KINETIX is for the jet-setter, the self starter and the innovator.

KINETIX IS A COMFORTABLE BASE FOR THE SEXY CONFIDENCE OF SUCCESS. BASED IN LOS ANGELES, KINETIX AFFORDS FREEDOM OF INDIVIDUAL STYLE THROUGH ENERGETIC COMBINATIONS OF CLASSIC AMERICAN LUXURY AND CLEAN BOLD GRAPHICS.

THE KINETIX MAN APPRECIATES THE NICER THINGS IN LIFE. HE TRAVELS, LIVES EACH DAY TO IT’S FULLEST, ALWAYS LEARNING AND TRYING NEW THINGS. ADRENLLINE SEEKING AND ENTREPRENEURIAL. HE APRECIATES CULTURE AND TRADITION, FROM THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS IN SPAIN TO WATCHING THE GREATEST FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD. THE KINETIX MAN WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE, YOU NEVER KNOW YOU MIGHT JUST LOVE IT.

Mission: MADE IN LOS ANGELES, WORN WORLDWIDE.

HIGH END APPAREL FOR THE WORLD’S CHOSEN.

 

How to Choose Swim Shorts

How to Choose Swim Shorts

By Helen O’Neill

At Tom & Teddy HQ, we’re always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in swim shorts. We’re delighted that the men’s swimwear market seems to be growing year by year – perhaps the average guy just isn’t happy to throw on an average pair of swimmers any more? So if you’re ready to refresh your beachwear wardrobe, here are our guidelines on how to choose a pair of trunks that will look smart and flattering, but will also feel great as you swim some laps in the pool, duck dive the waves or take a run along the sand.

Flattering color

You might love a zesty yellow pair of swim shorts but will they love you back? Make sure you start your swim short selection process by assessing your skin tone and choosing shorts in shades that will complement your skin tone, not wash it out. As a general rule, very bright colors look best on darker complexions and classic shades are flattering on fair skins. If you’re not sporting a deep tan, we recommend that you veer more towards the blues and greens spectrum.

Best fit

Remember that the size of your tailored trousers or favourite weekend shorts might not necessarily be the size you need in swimwear. If in doubt, choose a size bigger to avoid the “trussed-up” look. We find that a well-constructed elasticated waist with drawstrings is the most versatile style to go for because it can be pulled in or let out as required. Essentially, if swim shorts are too tight or too loose, they’re not going to look great.

Right length

Voluminous swim shorts that flap around the knees are not flattering – on anyone! A mid-thigh or above-the-knee short is easy and comfortable with just the right amount of coverage for beach, pool or bar. Combining this length with a fairly slim cut will give you a smart, put-together look, rather than a beach-bum vibe.

Versatile choice

Great swim shorts can be worn at the beach or pool and then straight to lunch afterwards. With that in mind, choose a pair that can pass as non-swim shorts and that have quick-dry properties. Obviously, it helps if they are super comfortable too so that you feel happy to wear them all day, with or without a t-shirt.

Don’t play it safe

Swim short prints, colors and patterns are bolder and brighter than ever before. Why? Because in sunny climates and holiday locations, strong colors and fun designs look fantastic. If you’re usually quite a conservative dresser, take the opportunity to try new hues or a lively print with swimwear. It’s tempting to revert to your usual plain blue or nautical stripes but, we promise, something a little more unusual looks a lot more stylish and appropriate at the beach.

About the brand

Tom & Teddy was formed in 2011 by Michelle L’Huillier and Jelle de Jong, former residents of Clovelly in Sydney and keen enthusiasts of beach-side living. Now, with two sons in tow, they’ve been inspired by their fond memories of the sand and surf to design a classic and vibrant beachwear collection – for boys and men; for big guys and their little nippers!

Tom & Teddy is all about friendship, shared experiences and that special bond between father and son. It captures the spirit of the great Australian outdoors and the perfect summer’s day by the water. Each individual piece is made to an exceptionally high standard – quality and durability are at the core of the Tom & Teddy brand. The quick-drying microfiber is salt water and chlorine resistant; this signature fabric is combined with UV protection, providing a soft finish for superb comfort.

Browse the collection. Bright, sunny colors and bold, contemporary designs – beachwear that’s perfect for a fun-filled summer!

Introducing Diadora

Introducing Diadora

Surpassing our successes is
our dream.
Uniting our talents to those of
the team is how to achieve it.

Enrico Moretti Polegato

OUR VISION

Winning is not an end in itself. It is the heart of our company which we want to make a global leader in the market of sports, lifestyle and safety through brands founded on passion, cutting-edge style and technological innovations.

RESEARCH & CREATIVITY

Creativity and imagination have made our company great; research into materials and ways of assembling our products, constant innovation in the development of technologies applied to sports, wellness and safety of the individual and, finally, our style: Italian, visionary, transversal and global, represent our greatest successes.

THE BRAND

The word Diadora comes from the greek διὰ δωρέα “dia-dorea” Which means “to share gifts and honours”. True to word, sharing all successes, combined with a sense of teamwork in the practice of sport at all levels and with a competitive streak that is always respectful of team-mates and opponents are some of the essential principles of Diadora.
This romantic and highly principled word, Diadora, is accompanied by a symbol, an ornament, which represents the origins of the company, which are rooted in a craftsman’s laboratory fabricating shoes since 1948. It’s not a flash or the tip of an arrow, as it may seem, it’s more appropriately the stylized version of an open upper: the very main element to make a shoe, whether for sport, leisure or work.

HISTORY

1948- Diadora was founded as an artisan’s laboratory for making mountain boots. These quickly established themselves as the best mountain and work boots on the market.

IN THE 60’S- In this decade, a shift in production towards the world of sports occurred. Diadora distinguished itself for the high quality and cutting-edge characteristics of its products. Its production reached major industrial volumes.

IN THE 70’S- At the beginning of this decade, which marked the explosion of professional sports, Diadora was the first Italian company to develop a new concept of sports marketing, which involved the choice to have champions with wide appeal as our testimonials. Champions such as Bjorn Borg and Roberto Bettega are not just important figures in sports, but became true style icons. Sports became a clothes-related phenomenon as well, and the Diadora products crossed over from the realm of competitive sports to leisure, not only helping to write the sporting history of that period, but also to shape taste in that age of the new “lifestyle” market.

IN THE 80’S- Diadora was the undisputed protagonist of international sports, thanks to its partnership with world-class champions. The sportswear phenomenon which sports had generated gave no signs of slowing down, on the contrary, it intensified thanks to icons such as Pat Cash, Andrea Zorzi, Antonio Cabrini and many others. Sports figures are the new celebrities and their style sets the trend.

IN THE 90’S- Diadora instituted the CRD, that is, the Diadora Research Centre, composed of a work team that was wholly innovative for those years: shoe technicians, experts from the Milan Polytechnical Centre of Bioengineering, and doctors specialised in orthopaedics.

1998- A new intuition allows Diadora to capitalise on the experience it has in the sports market, and to return in a certain way to its origin by recovering the production of work shoes fifty years after its founding: Diadora Utlity is born.

IN THE 00′- These are years of worldwide expansion brought forward with excellent sports partnerships, but are also the years of new influences, through a very specific vision of luxury sportswear. The Heritage line is born, destined to become a real clothing phenomenon and the first true experimentation of blending sportswear and fashion.

2009- Lir, the financier of the Moretti Polegato family, and a key shareholder of Geox, signs an agreement to purchase Diadora, with the aim of enhancing the brand’s enormous worldwide production. Enrico Moretti Poelgato is the new president of the company.

SINCE 2010- The path to renew Diadora has begun, and the company focuses on the factors that have made it over the years a point of reference for many: style and sports performance are the key words to its growth. Music as added to sports in the Olympus of style and the company’s collaborations remain firm atop these two worlds.

Introducing the Apollo Moc

Introducing the Apollo Moc

Native shoes is the result of design existing in a celestial space between the past and the future. It’s about that time. And that time is N:OW

Native was founded in Vancouver, BC in 2009 to design and produce lightweight, injection-molded EVA shoes. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, the Native aesthetic captures a look that is timeless yet totally new. As easy to wear as they are to look at, Native shoes are for anybody, anywhere, anytime.

Built upon passion, belief, and dedication, we combine our creed with the best of evolving technology, light materials and great design. We produce lightweight, iconic footwear – for now and for the future.

All People, All Places. All Feet, All Faces.

Todd Snyder’s collaboration with PF Flyers

Todd Snyder’s collaboration with PF Flyers

Fashion designer Todd Snyder has teamed up with PF Flyers to create a men’s footwear
collection. The partnership came together naturally given Todd’s love for vintage sportswear and PF’s heritage in athletic footwear. This collaboration merges the essence of both brands creating a timeless yet fashion-forward aesthetic. The ongoing partnership between designer Todd Snyder and classic American brand PF Flyers came together as Todd’s love for vintage sportswear aligned naturally with PF’s extensive history in the athletic footwear industry. Since 1937, PF Flyers has provided the uniform for play and continues to symbolize quality and authentic American style.

The S/S15 Todd Snyder for PF Flyers collection strips down the classic Rambler to a monochromatic collection of perforated leathers. Offered in hi and lo silhouettes, both available in white or black.

S/S15 Collection

About the Collection

Fashion designer Todd Snyder has teamed up with PF Flyers to create a men’s footwear collection. The partnership came together naturally given Todd’s love for vintage sportswear and PF’s heritage in athletic footwear. This collaboration merges the essence of both brands creating a timeless yet fashion-forward aesthetic.

“I wanted to take a sneaker and a dress shoe and mix them together.”
Snyder says, “its a very cool look.”

With help from PF’s internal design team, Todd scoured PF’s vast archives to find the perfect shoe to kick off the partnership; The Rambler. This iconic silhouette has been modernized by Synder’s clean, minimalist sensibility.

About Todd Snyder

Iowa native Todd Snyder launched his eponymous menswear collection exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus for Fall 2011. Inspired by Savile Row craftsmanship, military tailoring, and a distinct New York sensibility, the line has garnered wide critical and commercial praise in the US. In 2012, the line was picked up by Barneys New York and select Nordstrom stores; simultaneously, Snyder was nominated for the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear and named one of GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers. More recently, Snyder was selected as one of the 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. During that time he launched his Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration with the iconic Rochester, NY-based sportswear brand, and opened his first New York boutique, called City Gym, at 242 Elizabeth Street in NoLiTa.

This success is a humbling reaffirmation of Snyder’s roots. In Dutch, his surname means “one who makes outer garments” and while studying textile and clothing design at Iowa State University, Snyder learned the art of cutting and sewing at the Des Moines haberdashery Badowers. He spent the following two decades honing his skills in New York, designing outerwear for Polo Ralph Lauren, working as Director of Menswear for the Gap, and SVP of menswear at J. Crew, where he revamped men’s styling, introduced formalwear, and launched a series of collaborations with heritage brands like Timex, Red Wing, Thomas Mason, and Alden that culminated in the popular Liquor Store boutique, opened in 2008. At the helm of his own brand, Snyder still strives to deliver on the rubric set forth by his Badowers mentor: “A perfectly fitted suit makes the man.”

Introducing ToyWatch

Introducing ToyWatch

For those who are not obsessed with time

ToyWatch is an object that embodies all the excitement of a fun product where playfulness permeates everyday life. Each watch reflects Italian Design: in the unusual and innovative materials, in the classic timeless shapes and in the bold and striking shapes. Authentic/charming Italian Style, worn when style is the feature that characterizes an eccentric and strong, self-confident but never ostentatious personality.

Choose one and you’re into it to the point of becoming a collector. Curiosity and desire for freedom that satisfies the hidden side in everyone’s subconscious, taking oneself less seriously, in leisure or at work, wearing an object that is a breath of fresh air: This is what ToyWatch represents. A landmark in Italian Design.

The KOMONO CORE collection

Core Collection

The KOMONO CORE collection is in a class of its own: original accessories that allow you to express your individuality. Authentic designs created to merge the classic and the new, design and fashion, minimalism and colour, accessories and lifestyle.

The Print Series, true Komono originals.

Pick your pattern from Komono’s easy-on-the-eyes fabrics and match your wristwear to your mood, your shirt, your trousers, your footwear or your latest fancy.

Color is our thing, just like the way a warm Indian Summer sun is able to infuse the world with a warm, hazy glow of beautiful colors.

Surrounded by classics with a modern tweak. And if you take a closer look at ’em, you’ll know what we mean. Series designed to mix & match, to create an instant classic, matching virtually any look.

Head west into the twinkling lights. This is where stars are born. Where pioneers cloak themselves in the business of leisure, and where everything is at the same time breathless and alive. Embed yourself in the icons of the day, both the timeless and the well-timed and take note of how far you must leap from the ordinary.

Zanerobe’s New Season- Salvation

Zanerobe’s New Season- Salvation

Our most complete season to date. Salvation redefines the way we think about street-wear through the use of technical, performance-based and mechanically textured fabrics on largely mono-chromatic, clean-lined silhouettes. Salvation is the act of ‘saving/protecting’ and our intention is to lead a crew to the promised land – a purlieu of customized fabrics, cutting edge chinos and signature denim washes. Salvation is largely a tech-meets street evolution, an innovative collection reflective of where the street-wear aesthetic is destined and should be. We trust you enjoy.

Tailor Vintage Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Tailor Vintage Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Sneak away to lazy summer afternoons by the sea with Tailor Vintage’s all-American spirit. The Spring/Summer 2015 nautically-inspired collection is crafted for casual, comfortable days with washed-down, approachable style.

Tailor Vintage Men’s is about using time honored fabrications such as seersucker and patchwork madras. These fabrics are over dyed, washed, and distressed. This makes the collection have a “worn with love” look. Our Vintage collection is a unique blending of comfort and fun. Now wearable beyond the beaches of the Cape.

Tailor Vintage Women’s collection is about using classic fabrics with a contemporary edge. Creating styles that are trend right. Tailor Vintage is American fashion. It combines great pieces to create a spirited individual style . Our niche is taking classic fabrications, such as patchwork madras,seersucker and other fabrics, updating them for the contemporary market. Tailor VIntage clothing is best described as “preppy cool” with a fun and flirtatious mix.

MR25 February 2015

MR25 February 2015

Francesco Cianci | Basico

Originally from Colombia, Francesco Cianci moved to Miami and opened a singlebranded
menswear store in 1999. Three years ago, he rebranded it as Basico, a multibrand
store carrying contemporary collections like Closed, Zanerobe, Clae and Thorocraft.
Cianci now has two stores- the original in Miami and another in Wynwood, Florida
with plans to open more.

On Basicoʼs aesthetic: I wanted to create intimate boutiques where the customers know
the owner and the owner does the buying. I want to romanticize the shopping experience.
I love when a customer finds something that heʼs never seen before.

On his buying style: I buy what I want to wear myself. And my style changes all the time:
it used to be dressy and now Iʼm dressing more for comfort. Iʼm currently into longer,
drapey T-shirts. Iʼm always looking for the next thing so my customers donʼt get bored.

On fall 2015: Iʼm looking for more color and prints (floral and animal) because guys are
much more daring than ever before. They want to have fun with their clothes. Especially if
they canʼt dress the way they want during the week, they want to experiment with their
weekend wear. Comfort and fit are key. Weʼll continue to see joggers play an important
role in his wardrobe. This look is super cool and comfortable. Weʼre doing well with styles
from Zanerobe. Iʼm also loving Japanese brands like Caminando sneakers. Swim brands
like Venroy ($119 retail for trunks) are selling because they offer very different prints.

On how to make business better: Itʼs hard to compete with the big guys, so we need
more independently owned stores to help it grow.

Miami Racked Salewire 2015

Miami Racked Salewire 2015

Sales to Shop This Week: Ann Taylor, Basico, Ramona La Rue
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, by Ashley Brozic

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Hopefully you haven’t spent all your well-earned holiday bonus cash just yet, because end of season sales are serious. When else are you going to buy a sweater guilt-free? After the jump we’ve listed out a few notable sales from local stores and national chains, but we’re ready to update the list when you are. Know of an epic sale? Help a sister out and send us a tip.

Ann Taylor: Score 40 percent off full-priced items and 50 percent off sale items. In store only.

Basico: Basico, a local menswear shop in Wynwood and South Beach, is having an epic end of season sale. Online and in store, score savings on Zanerobe shirts, Scotch and Soda jeans, Swims loafers, and so much more.

iShineFit: Miami-based activewear store iShineFit is having a major sale on workout gear, both online and inside the brand’s Little Haiti-based showroom. Score 40 percent off everything with the code FlashFit. Sale ends today.

Nordstrom: Score up to 40 percent off high end dresses like DVF and Tadashi.

Ramona La Rue: Local print-maker Ramona La Rue is having an epic 40 percent off sale online and at the brand’s Midtown and Coconut Grove locations. The sale runs through February 1.

Supply & Advise: Stock up on American-made Gitman shirts, Levi’s jeans, and Gant Rugner ensemble’s at Supply & Advise’s end of season 40 percent sale. The savings are serious.

All Denim from Citizens of Humanity is on sale now!

All Denim from Citizens of Humanity is on sale now! 

About Citizens of Humanity

Established in 2003, Citizens of Humanity is renowned in the fashion industry for its pioneering approach to premium denim. With an uncompromising focus on fit, fabric and wash. Citizens of Humanity jeans are the ultimate luxury denim.

With over 25 years in the denim industry, founder Jerome Dehan is a true visionary and was the first to bring the concept of designer denim in the global marketplace. Working alongside women’s Creative Director Catherine Ryu, and men’s Creative Director Simon Miller, Jerome creates covetable collections each season that continues to push the boundaries of quality denim. Citizens of Humanity produces more than 1 million pairs of jeans annually at its own laundry facility in LA to ensure that the product is unparalleled in look and feel.

Citizens of Humanity is distributed in over 1300 retailers in more than 35 countries including 10 Corso Como, Browns, Isetan, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys, Club 21, TNT, Apropos, Fred Segal, Ron Herman, Shopbop, Stylebop, MyTheresa.com, Bloomingdales, Anthropologie, Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Selfridges and Scoop.

High profile wearers including Rihanna, Beyonce, Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Cate Blanchett, Ann Hathaway, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley, Diane Kruger, Shailene Woodley, Cara Delevingne, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Miranda Kerr; Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Pattinson, Gerard Butler, Edward Norton, Seth Rogan, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Andy Samberg.

Citizens of Humanity has been featured in the best publications across the globe including magazines Vogue US, UK, Paris, Japan, Germany and Netherlands, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar US, UK and Germany, Elle US, UK, Germany and Netherlands, V, W, Dazed and Confused, I-D, Interview, Monocle, GQ, Esquire and Details and newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

In 2012, Citizens of Humanity Launched it’s own bi-annual cultural magazine, entitled Humanity, which profiles and showcases creative people and places that resonate with the brand. The magazine can be found at outlets including Soho House venues, the Ace Hotel, Gagosian and Almine Rech art galleries and select boutiques across the globe.

About Jerome Dahan

Jerome Dahan grew up in Paris and came of age in Montreal, where in the mid ’70s, he designed his first pair of jeans, which featured embroidered back pockets- an innovation in the early days of designer denim. In the early 1980s, he migrated to Los Angeles, helping establish it as a world capital for the design and manufacturing of premium blue jeans. Dahan’s passion for denim as both a material and an industry has led to a string of high-profile design and brand building positions at Guess and Lucky Jeans. As a founder of Seven For All Mankind, he brought the concept of luxury denim to the U.S. market and built a 21st century global brand. After a quarter of a century working in the industry, Dahan has emerged as a true visionary. “CITIZENS OF HUMANITY is the ultimate expression and realization of what a denim company can be,” he says. “It is fueled by knowledge, creativity and a love for denim; an enduring symbol of the American landscape which has captured the imagination of the world.”

Behind The Scenes – SWIMS FW14 Collection

Behind The Scenes – SWIMS FW14 Collection
storyimage
sepimg Growing up with four distinct seasons in Norway, I never let go of the black rubber galoshes that my late grandfather passed on to me. In 1999 they accompanied me to a milder, but still rainy Paris. Wearing Chuck Taylor’s Converse and galoshes, I got around the severe rainfall that autumn. Not surprisingly, my footwear became the subject of many jokes around the art school I attended. Later, while living in New York, I blended in with an image-conscious culture that defied slushy streets, freezing winds and pouring rain. Naturally, this resulted in a lot of discomfort and many ruined pairs of shoes.
A few more Manhattan winters went by while I searched for the right product before I finally took matters in my own hands and decided to develop SWIMS – The Modern Galosh! A stylish solution, embodying the essence of practicality: Wear your favorite shoes, slip on SWIMS when the weather is rough, slip’em off when you arrive at your destination. Enhanced comfort is assured and your shoes are guaranteed to stay shiny.The SWIMS galosh is the product of my own experience, my appreciation of functional design, and my odd fascination with big city rain.

All Closed Chinos Are On Sale

All Closed Chinos Are On Sale

About the brand

CLOSED
Closed is an international Denim-Fashion brand which cultivates a young, fresh look at everyday life. Its effortless style results from a harmonic mix of sportswear, denim, utility and fashion codes. Founded in 1978 in Italy Closed today is based in Germany. Most of the products until today are made in Italy; in the world’s best denim manufacturers.

Closed is a successful journey, a constant evolution. Apart from the iconic Jeans and Chino line Closed features four women collections, four men collections and two kids collections per year. Closed is distributed worldwide throughout own Mono-Brand stores, leading Department- and Concept stores and the brand‘s own e-commerce site. Closed is a teamwork.

Jogger Pants | How To Wear Them

Jogger Pants | How To Wear Them

Zanerobe is known for their jogger pants – with their signature style the Sureshot chino. The Sureshot began an evolution of jogger pant styles for Zanerobe that has turned into a diverse collection of cuts and fits.

SHOP ALL JOGGER PANTS HERE!

Their main pant styles are:

THE SURESHOT:

  • original jogger pant
  • includes elastic waistband and cuffs
  • includes signature inner leg panels for extra stretch

THE MUNK TRUNK:

  • same cut and fit as the Sureshot
  • includes elastic waistband and cuffs
  • includes signature inner leg panels for extra stretch
  • denim look fabric

THE DYNAMO:

  • Constructed waistband with belt loops
  • Zipper fly
  • Inner leg panels for extra stretch
  • Knitted rib cuff

THE SLINGSHOT:

  • constructed waistband with belt loops
  • inner leg panels
  • elastic cuff
  • inner leg panels for extra stretch

THE SLAPSHOT:

  • elastic waistband and cuff
  • sweat pant material
  • inner leg panels for extra stretch

Watch this video for a Zanerobe Sureshot Pant Fit Guide!

Komono Fall 2014 Collection

Komono Fall 2014 Collection

The Places in Between

The most interesting places are often the places in between: the unclaimed territory when you pass from one point to the next. That moment when you’re still carrying your previous destination within you, even though you are already moving on to whatever comes next. This is the essence of a journey: not the starting point, not the arrival, but the journey itself.

This is where Komono is born and reborn: in a place where the boundaries are blurred. This is the place and time where Komonists like you and I will meet: that odd but enchanting moment when you feel at home in several places at once. Once you let go of what things are supposed to be, you open your- self up to so much more beauty. That’s why we don’t really think in seasons, either. Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. They are nothing but empty words once you realize that they are all transitions on a single journey from the now to the next. Besides, it’s always summer somewhere, right? It’s all a matter of how you look at things. Which filter you use to look at life.

Color is our thing, just like the way a warm Indian Summer sun is able to infuse the world with a warm, hazy glow of beautiful colors. Once you see it, you’ll get it. So take a look and feel free to join us on this amazing journey.

New for Fall 2014: Winston Regal. The most eminent Winston design yet, born into a higher class of design with two distinct bloodlines to choose from: the modern, colorfully expressive branch of the regal family or the classic versions that stay true to their more traditional roots.

The new Winston Heritage is devoted to understated designs and a classy twist to the details on your wrist. Its canvas wristbands are combined with patches of genuine leather, transporting the time-honored material into the now.

Sometimes it’s a fine line between ‘just OK’ design and brilliant design. The Vivien gently picks up that fine line and places it in the center of its elegant silhouette.

Sometimes bigger is definitely better. Here’s the MAGNUS: a watch that separates the men from the boys. We kept things raw and clean, no fancy stuff here, only a full grain raw leather wristband with a massive metal case.

The Renee series was designed to create an instant classic, matching virtually any look.

The new Winston & Moneypenny Royale Series: Choose your own crown jewel from a wide selection of majestic Komono options. Are you a King whose wrist is royally suited for a golden Komono timepiece? Are you a Queen whose royal elegance is best highlighted with a subtle silver or rose gold accessory? Or are your lofty taste levels best expressed with the bold combination of a golden strap and an emerald green clock face? We humbly await your decree.

Winston Tweed, a Komono twist on the classic combination of the iconic woven fabric with matching leather details.

Meet Estelle. She’s new to the Komono family, adding a touch of discrete colorful class to our accessory gene pool. Her design is a gentle nod to the world of It-bags characterized by a keen love for leather details and color schemes that not only need to match your outfit, but your entire personality.

The Monte Carlo Series

The ‘Monte Carlo’ designs are all deeply distinguished: all-black-everything with just a hing of gold sweeping across this new series. And as far as the soft and sturdy straps go… we wouldn’t call it ordinary leather. These Komono designs are far more luxurious than that, using three district, slightly exotic animal hides. Extravagance was never this subtle.

The Birth of the Bunny Icon

The Birth of the Bunny Icon

About Us

Psycho Bunny creates timeless wardrobe essentials that couple refined English tailoring with bold American design. We make the key pieces of your wardrobe exceptional by focusing on only the finest materials, meticulous design, and superior craftsmanship. Psycho Bunny redefines the classics with inimitable wit and peerless quality, giving tradition an updated edge and passionate style.

Learn more about Psycho Bunny—our story, our legacy, our commitment to quality—and you’ll understand why our customers are as dedicated to our products as we are.

How it started

It all started with ties, both personal and sartorial. Longtime friends Robert Godley and Robert Goldman founded Psycho Bunny in 2005 to push the envelope in neckwear design. Their first collection of handmade silk neckties introduced the signature long-eared, crossbone-clad lagomorph icon to the world. Soon, the duo’s exclusive hip aesthetic in haberdashery earned a loyal and discerning following around the world.

Today, Psycho Bunny is a distinctive lifestyle collection for individuals whose independent, active sensibilities promote living life to the fullest.

Robert Godley

Co-Founder

“Psycho Bunny is a unique club where your individuality is the prerequisite for admission. Our customers are engaged, inspired, outgoing—and don’t miss a beat. They’re up at dawn, embrace what the day beholds and keep going long after dark.” – Robert Godley

For more than twenty years, Psycho Bunny co-founder Robert Godley has been creating high-quality classic menswear. Originally from Whistable, Kent, UK, Godley began his career in fashion at the young age of eighteen. For six years, he worked for silkscreen printer David Evans and Co., established in 1844.

Godley continued his work in the UK, creating designs for high-profile fashion companies such as prestigious shirt maker Turnbull & Asser, as well as Drakes of London, before Ralph Lauren invited Godley to join his notable New York design team. Soon after, Godley followed his dream and produced his own line of creative concepts and designs.

In 2005, Godley launched Psycho Bunny with longtime friend and co-founder Robert Goldman. They first developed their classic handmade necktie line — and soon after the Psycho Bunny logo began to develop its cult-like following. From its inception the brand has expanded into a quiver of timeless essentials. Throughout the years, Godley has been able to develop a classic yet unique selection of men’s clothing and accessories. With its ever-evolving design concepts, Psycho Bunny continues to redefine classics while staying true to its philosophy of creating the highest-quality garments. Psycho Bunny puts honesty back in fashion.

In his spare time, Godley enjoys traveling the world and searching for luxury textiles, while gaining inspiration for Psycho Bunny. He got engaged to actress Jane Krakowski in December 2009 and their son Bennett was born in April 2011. The pair separated in December 2013. Godley now resides in New York City.

Robert Goldman

Co-Founder

“When someone puts on a Psycho Bunny polo they feel the exceptional quality, the passionate emotional connection to living and dressing with a sense of adventure and original style.” – Robert Goldman

Psycho Bunny co-founder Robert Goldman was born in New York and grew up in a family of renowned necktie makers. After years of learning the family trade and working hands-on at Robert Stewart that generations before him had established, Goldman followed his instinct for combining fashion and business and launched his own venture with co-founder and longtime friend Robert Godley. Their partnership and imagination led to the creation of Psycho Bunny in 2005.

While working summers, holidays and weekends at the family business, founded by his grandfather, Goldman learned at a young age the art of manufacturing, the importance of luxury textiles and the business side of retail management. Goldman also worked for other retail stores, including Federated Department Stores and Lord and Taylor. Goldman’s experiences set the standard that Psycho Bunny’s unique clientele demands.

Goldman works side-by-side with co-founder Robert Godley on the development of high-quality designs for Psycho Bunny. The Psycho Bunny brand continues to expand and has a strong, successful presence in fine retail shops around the world. Goldman resides in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and children.

The Birth of an Icon

The world of neckties has traditionally been fairly straightforward—everyone knows the ascot and the bow tie, the plaids and paisleys, the four-in-hand and the Windsor. It took the skull and crossbones (traditionally the flag pirates flew) that Robert Godley put on a Ralph Lauren tie that woud plant the seed for what would become Psycho Bunny. Godley turned neckwear on its head during a time when you couldn’t swing a rabbit without seeing the skull and crossbones everywhere (and not just on ties or even menswear)—the look had become ubiquitous, and it needed a new dimension. stack of polos

Inspired by the 17th-century non-conformist maritime marauders and secret societies likethe infamous Skull & Bones, Godley sketched a logo on a napkin during a meeting with a friend, an English weaver. His adventurous and aspirational vision replaced the traditional human skull with a rabbit’s head, and an icon was born. The standard was set for what the Psycho Bunny brand would come to represent: classic style, redefined.

When you wear the Psycho Bunny logo, you’re wearing the distinguished wit and unrivaled style of its founders. When people ask you what it means, tell them what wearing Psycho Bunny’s unmatched quality means, and how it’s inspired you to search for the exceedingly unique in your own life.

Quality as a Habit

When you wear Psycho Bunny, you’re acknowledging the unique design and expert craftsmanship that go into creating each and every item. We’re extremely proud of the personal relationships we build with our manufacturers, because quality merchandise is best produced by mills, where our garments are hand-crafted using traditional techniques.

Since Psycho Bunny’s humble beginnings, we’ve learned about our own strengths and weaknesses. Like a carpenter choosing the right tool for each particular job, we conduct extensive research and regularly visit each mill and factory in person. This way, we can guarantee the right mill for each product and ensure reliable, consistently impeccable results.

Quality is the key component to the character of Psycho Bunny. To wit, here’s a brief rundown of the materials that pass muster:

Pima cotton

Pima Cotton from Peru

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One of the reasons that our classic polo and t-shirts so quickly become staples of any wardrobe is Peruvian Gossypium barbadense, commonly known as Pima cotton. An extra-long staple cotton that is tropical, yields uniquely perennial, and long, soft fibers, it requires full sun, high humidity, and remarkable rainfall to grow. The Incas harvested it as early as 4200 BC, and the craft has been passed down for generations in the mountains and hills of the Andes. World-renown for its silky texture, Pima cotton wears better and has a softer feel than traditional cotton. And that is why we proudly employ it in our polo shirts.

 

scottish lambswool

Lambswool from Scotland

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Around the time a sheep is seven months old, its first shearing produces extremely high-quality wool, which is pleasantly smooth and elastic.  Shorn by master craftsmen in the Scottish highlands, using venerable methods, Psycho Bunny lambswool is of the finest in the trade. Regardless of the season, whether it is a Psycho Bunny hat, glove or scarf, you will be impressed with the consistent fit, warmth and style from these threads.

 

merino wool

Merino wool spun in Italy

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Merino sheep are well known for their vast foraging travels and their ability thrive in multiple environments. Just like you, right? The wool in Psycho Bunny sweaters and scarves is Italian-imported Merino wool, a finely-crimped staple that is among the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Spun in Carpi by one of the most revered spinners in the industry, our Merino sweaters and scarves guarantee an unrivaled fit and unprecedented comfort.

 

english cashmere

Cashmere spun in England

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More than just an epic Zeppelin track, cashmere isn’t actually wool but in fact hair, which is what differentiates it from sheep’s wool. Historically, the goats of India’s Kashmir region produced the raw fibers which were then shipped back to England and spun. The process is very similar today, as vintage machines spin our timeless tartans and colorful checks according to centuries-old techniques. Often imitated but never duplicated, the imported cashmere that’s woven into Psycho Bunny scarves is fine in texture, strong, soft, and light.

What We Give

Psycho Bunny is committed to giving back to its community and paying forward by working with charities and non-profit organizations which include The Red Cross, The Lupis Foundation of America, The Family Rescue Center and Work to Ride.

What we give

We are extremely proud of our recent partnership in a fundraiser with Boyd’s Philadelphia to help sponsor Work to Ride; a non-profit program that aids disadvantaged youth through constructive activities centered on horsemanship, equine sports, and education. Psycho Bunny ambassador Kris Kampsen, a world-class professional polo player, brought Work to Ride to our attention and we knew that we’d found an extremely worthy cause.

Founded in 1994, Work to Ride helps participants develop discipline, responsibility, and life skills through training, riding, and performing horse care and barn management chores. They also develop confidence, self-esteem, and the skills necessary to complete successfully in their chosen activities. www.worktoride.net

Happy Socks x Snoop Dogg present “The Art Of Inspiration”

Happy Socks x Snoop Dogg present “The Art Of Inspiration”

At Happy Socks we are very proud to officially launch our collaboration with artist Snoop Dogg, “The Art of Inspiration”.

In this collaboration we gave Snoop Dogg the opportunity to discuss his passion for painting and why this is an essential component to his progression as an artist.

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BASICO TRAINING

Because Clothes Are Necessary

Clothes. You’re probably wearing some right now. Probably. So it just makes good sense to stock up on some more of them at the new Basico in Wynwood. What you’ll find: Moods of Norway button-downs, Swims boat shoes and Closed denim pants. Also known as jeans.
411: Now open, Basico Wynwood, 2347 NW 2nd Ave, 786-360-3688
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The Daily Wood- Basico opens In Wynwood

The Daily Wood- Basico opens In Wynwood

December 5, 2014

After having Basico open on Ocean Drive for over 15 years, Francesco Cianci has opened a new store in Wynwood. Basico is a boutique store with all the latest trends being offered in clothing and accessories. Francesco describes his specialty as “selling what I believe guys want to wear and focusing on picking up and coming brands & well known brands before everyone else does.” Francesco chose Wynwood as he says he is in love with the area and says Wynwood is the coolest area with a mix of people that is incredible.

Check out Basico, is it located in Wynwood at 2347 NW 2nd Avenue and can be found online at www.shopbasico.com as well as Instagram @shopbasico

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ZANEROBE’s New Season Primal Available Now

ZANEROBE’s New Season Primal Available Now

ZANEROBE presents it’s all-killier-no-filler Holiday ’14 range, PRIMAL.

The collection wholly showcases ZANEROBE’s versatility. From top-tier, specialty fabrications to street-ready print applications and designs, the boys have once again proven they are here to stay.

Fleece features heavily in the range – sleeveless sweats, customised quilted patterns and two-tone loopback joggers that boast fully the brand’s finger-on-the-pulse sneaker savvy. Fresh denim washes in the signature ‘Sureshot’ block and new-comer straight-hemmed ‘Low Blow’ add an element of 90’s nostalgia and grunge, complementing the refined, timeless mood of the collection.

Adding up-and-comers Vic Mensa and Tony Royster Jr. to their expansive line-up of ambassadors, the brand yet again proves that they are as comfortable on the streets as they are in the high street.

2014 Fall Winter Trends in Men’s Clothing

2014 Fall Winter Trends in Men’s Clothing
By bogoadmin | Industry News | June 24, 2014

2014 Fall Winter Trends in Men’s Clothing

The menswear fashion industry is amping up the excitement for the trends and hit list items that are enthused into the fall and winter season. Now is the time to soak up the sun in your swim trunks and to take some time to go over the changes that your wardrobe is bound to experience when the colder months cloud over the calendar. These are the hot list items that will dominate the menswear fashion industry as soon as the summer sunshine sets sail.

Color Trend: Green is In

While the leaves will be dropping the green hues right to the ground, menswear is picking it right back up in the fall and winter trends. Designers have added all kinds of dark, leafy greens into their showpieces that have strutted down the catwalks. It’s a sultry shade that is extremely easy to wear.

Color Trend: Orange Leaves Aren’t Going Anywhere

Just as the green drops the trees to add in some orange hues, so does menswear fashion trends. Bold oranges are making their mark in the fall and winter season trends while also filling the skies. This tone is the epitome of fall colors and there’s no better time to throw in an occasional burst of vibrant tones into your wardrobe.

Color Trend: Monochrome Madness

Speaking of Michael Jackson, black and white is not going anywhere for the fall and winter season. Monochrome looks are prominent in the fashion for the colder months of the year. So, whether you’re wearing a black suit with white trims or a black and white dress shirt, it’s the easiest way to achieve a sleek and sophisticated look.

Color Trend: Camel

For the days where you are in need of a neutral kind of flavor, stick with camel. Goodbye burgundies for this fall season. Climb on the camel trend to enjoy a new tone that isn’t commonly amongst the hot list items. Everything from accessories to jackets, details and peacoats are indulging in this elegant hue of fashion.

Michael Jackson Slacks

While this isn’t the technical name for this fall/winter trend, it is definitely something you’ll want to step your legs into. Slim slacks that are cropped around the ankle are the pair to wear. Gone are the never-trending Gangster-baggy jeans, and you won’t have to squeeze into the women’s section of skinny jeans. Now, menswear has their own trend of slim slacks that have a bit of a 1060′s inspiration.

Outerwear Gets Rainy

The rainy days aren’t gone just yet, so don’t trade in your raincoats for winter puffer jackets just yet. All outerwear for the fall and winter season are relaxed and far less structured but have sharp shoulders that lead down to Raglan sleeves, which means the seam travels diagonally down from your neck to your armpit, (varsity jackets have this). These styles are sleek, simple and completely timeless.

Boxy Man Bags

If you’re a guy who appreciates a good man bag, you’ll be happy to learn that they’re part of the hottest items for the fall and winter season this year. Whether you like your man bag for the gym, traveling or for the office, keep it box-structured and big. The size and shape are always perfect for packing in everything that you need.

Covering Up The Neck

It has been a long time since neck-covering styles of shirts have been trending, but this fall and winter are bringing it back. Rollnecks are most popular in London, but the world is eagerly indulging in this unique trend. Whether it is a big knit fisherman’s sweater, or a rollneck under your suit, you need to add some of these into your wardrobe.

Winter Jackets are Quilted

It can get pretty chilly at night, and designers have been eating up the quilting trend to keep you warm and your fashion on point for the winter. Other than geometric patterns and quilted elements, winter jackets will be down-filled or slimmer versions of the puffer coats.

Mix and Matching

You are bound to see a total mixture of all kinds of details within menswear fashion – multi-colors, patterns, knits, quilts, embroidered – all kinds of things.

Brown Tie Event, Anyone?

Whoever said that you had to wear black to a black tie event clearly didn’t experience the 2014 fall and winter season trends because it is all about rocking some brown in your evening wear. You’ll see a lot of male celebrities sporting brown down the red carpet, whether it is worn as a standout appeal or as a full tux or suit.

Favorite a Fedora

If there is any accessory that you need to get your hands on for the next season, it is definitely a felt fedora. If you put it on your head and you look like an old school gangster, you’ve nailed it. They’re also a practical fashion item.

Biker Boy Attitude

The spring and summer season is full of collar-less jackets that have a jock appeal, but come the fall and winter, it’s all about that bad ass biker attitude. Classic black jackets are always timeless, but this year’s trends are encouraging you to play with some color for your biker boy style.

Slipping into Skinny

Just like the Michael Jackson slacks, everything else is getting a little more slender. The oversized trend is so over, and any sophisticated and stylish man knows that oversized clothing is never a good thing. It’s all about fitted and slender for all kinds of items, whether it is trousers or blazers, dress shirts or sweaters.

Fur is Always Fall

Whether you’re rocking some faux fur or real fur, get on it because there is no better season to rock this trend than fall. Fur trim, fur boots, fur hat, fur coat – if it has some fur on it, get it. As long as it is done correctly, the fur fashion look can be high class instead of trash.

Checks and Camos

Check mate. Checks are never going to go anywhere within fashion. Everything from tweed, tailoring, the odd knit and even outerwear indulges in the check from time to time, and especially during this fall and winter. Camo is also coming back strong, and as long as done correctly, you can look like a successful gentleman and not a dirty country bumpkin.

Caminando- A Japanese Shoe Brand

Caminando was started in 2008 as a Japanese shoe brand in Tokyo.

Soon after it was established we expanded its market internationally. We participate in an exhibition twice a year in New York and Las Vegas as well as doing business within Japan.

Mexico has become very well know for its shoe making factories and craftsmen. And because we were inspired by the classic shoe-making methods and the history of shoe-making in Mexico, we have developed partnerships with seven local factories with skilled artisans in Mexico. We carefully select the best and most appropriate shoemakers for each line of shoes depending on the model or the design. We can proudly say that our handcrafted shoes have a unique and distinctive appearance which cannot be accomplished by machine-made shoes.

Our focus is to reach out to wide variety of people within the fashion industry. We introduce new styles every collection so there are no standard styles. Our shoes are based on Men’s “basic styles” and are inspired by work, military, sport, traditional, and contemporary design. By understanding the ability of “basic styles” we are able to produce something new. In other words, we upgrade basics into more fashion toward styles.

Caminando is not just a shoe brand from Tokyo but a shoe brand with fulfillment.

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Sailormade’s Story

Sailormade’s Story

The essence of Sailormade is our collective connection to the water. It’s a place of escape, a place where we do the things we love, sometimes the place where we do our best thinking or, maybe, the only place where we don’t think at all. Whether you’re into SUP, kite boarding, sailing, kayaking, swimming or just sitting on the beach staring out at the sea, you know water is part of your DNA. It’s the place that takes you exactly as you are but always leaves you somehow changed…for the better.

We wanted to find a way to take a little piece of that feeling with us no matter where we found ourselves. So, we started making things that come from what is found or functional from that place. Couple that with a love of great design and you have our current collection of wristwear, belts, and necklaces.

Our pieces are what we wear to remind of us our love of water and who we are when we’re in, on, around it. It’s that instantaneous internal adjustment to put us back in that (happy) place and an external badge of honor to show what we’re really about. The water. Here’s how we think about it…

Sailormade. What the water makes of you.

About The Brummel

The Brummel Hook, also known as the Inglefield Clip and the Sister Hook, was invented in the early 1890’s by Lieutenant Edward Inglefield. At the time they were an ingenious way of quickly and easily attaching and raising signal flags – the clips can be engaged or disengaged, but only if they are carefully aligned by hand. When pulled tight, the links are securely fastened. By 1895, Inglefield clips were standard issue to the British Royal Navy.

For us, the Brummel is the ultimate example of beautiful form serendipitously following function. Ours are made by lost wax in four parts and finished by hand with great care and an emphasis on quality.

Moods of Norway’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection

Moods of Norway’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection is inspired by one of the main pillars of Moods of Norway: celebration and good times. The collection is not a trip down memory lane, but rather a tribute to the disco days expressed in a modern guide to disco living.The collection brings to life a variety of classic, yet playful pieces; to full on sequin party looks, presenting an innovative awareness of traditional styles, combined with unconventional designs. AW14’s color pallet stretches from dark and sober earth tones, to light and vibrant mid tones, giving the collection a subtle and elegant, yet fun expression. Moods of Norway’s AW14 collection has a playful undertone, with expressional Norwegian elements from the 70’s, symbolizing the greatness of disco, innovation, dance and celebration.This is a refined and clean-cut collection, ranging from casual to cocktail, with new elements and styles in line with global fashion trends. The collection introduces new fits and designs, as well as changes in use of logos on garments. Modern Guide to Disco Living is truly a collection to desire, it’s clean cut and sophisticated, yet pushing boundaries of the traditional sartorial frameworks, granting every guy or gal the opportunity to bring some disco fun into everyday living!

We hope you all enjoy the Moods of Norway’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection as much as we do! Watch the full length fashion show here:

Clae Shoes

About Clae Shoes

CLAE’s commitment to innovation and design has yielded a distinct collection of smart essentials fit for the modern man. Taking extra steps by using premium leathers and materials, and emphasizing uncommon comfort and versatility, CLAE creates footwear that evolves and endures.

CLAE elevates the athletic shoe with an innovative, versatile collection that offers the comfort of a sneaker with the style and quality of casual footwear.

Materials and Care

Our footwear is crafted using only the finest hand-selected materials for maximum comfort
and style. With proper care your CLAE will continue to improve with every wear.

Natural Leather

Full grain leather that has not been sanded, allowing the natural grain to remain for strength and breathability. The most durable and highest quality leather, it will develop a natural patina over time.

Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather that has been sanded for a more uniform look and treated for color consistency and durability.

Soft Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather that has a small amount of pigment or clear finish that still allows the natural characteristics of the leather to show through while offering the benefit of color consistency and wearability.

Pebbled Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather that has been pressed to create a pebbled texture.

Pull Up Leather

Full grain leather treated with oils to create a smooth finish that offers moisture resistance. When stretched the oil separates causing the color to lighten creating intentional distressing.

Oiled Leather

Full grain leather treated with oils to create a smooth finish that offers moisture resistance.

Waxed Leather

Full grain leather treated with waxy oil to create a matte finish that offers moisture resistance.

Patent Leather

Fine grain leather that has been coated to give it a high, glossy shine.

Embossed Leather

Leather that has been imprinted with a pattern applied with pressure to hold a raised design.

Vegan Leather

Man-made, animal-friendly material.

Nubuck

Leather that has been micro-buffed to create a soft, velvet finish that is more durable than suede.

Suede

Split leather that has been buffed to create a soft, velvet finish.

Waxed Suede

Split leather that has been treated with waxy oil to create a matte finish that offers moisture resistance.

Water-Repellent Suiting

Fabric treated with water-repellent coating that offers moisture resistance.

Canvas

Heavy-duty plain-woven fabric made from cotton, hemp or linen that varies in weight and is considered sturdy and easy to clean.

Textured Canvas

Heavy-duty woven fabric made from cotton, hemp or linen that varies in weight and is considered sturdy and easy to clean.

Waxed Canvas

Canvas treated with oil allowing the fabric to age gracefully.

Wool

Woven textile fabric made from natural or synthetic fibers designed for durability.

Open Cell Mesh

Open weave mesh fabric made from nylon designed for breathability.

Nylon Canvas

Woven nylon fabric designed for mobility and durability.

Ballistic Nylon

Heavyweight nylon fabric designed for durability.

Ripstop

Lightweight woven fabric made from cotton and nylon designed to resist tearing.

Denim

Heavy-duty twill weave fabric made from cotton that varies in weight and is considered sturdy and easy to clean.

CAVILANI Espadrilles from Spain

CAVILANI Espadrilles from Spain

Heritage & Craftsmanship

Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life and personal style, we have recreated the classical Spanish espadrille with unique designs and premium European materials. We naturally took the decision to craft our espadrilles in its homeland Spain, this guarantees the best quality and business practices. Apart from the craftsmanship, quality materials and finish, the best thing about our espadrilles being Made in Spain is being able to spend some time in this beautiful country.

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Caro and Juan

Our Story

During our time living in beautiful Spain we had at our disposal all types of casual, comfortable and stylish summer footwear. Our favorite was the classic espadrille, worn throughout Europe. Living in Miami and blessed with great all year round weather, we had the perfect excuse to continue wearing espadrilles, but we were unable to find quality espadrilles. This gave us the idea to create our own range of premium espadrilles, handmade in Spain and using quality materials. We searched in northern Spain for the makers of our espadrilles and found a great group of artisan makers in a small village, where they have been making espadrilles for generations. They liked our project and helped us make our initial collection. Cavilani’s mission is simple; we want to create good quality espadrilles, clean and stylish designs which appeal to anyone looking for an easy to wear shoe and perfect for any occasion. Keeping the manufacture of our shoes in Spain and paying a fair price to our artisans. Our obsession and passion, drives us to continue creating excellent espadrilles and preserving a way of life. We love what we do and have fun doing it. Handmade All our espadrilles are handmade by our artisans in northern Spain. We took the decision to work with these artisans, support their local communities, their espadrille making tradition and pay a fair price for their work. With their skills and dedication to their craft, we guarantee a high quality espadrille. All our shoes are hand stitched.

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Cavilani Inspiration

Many things have inspired us to create Cavilani. The Mediterranean and its lifestyle, Miami, the Caribbean, good design, simplicity, Wabi-Sabi, great food, the environment, craftsmanship; the list is endless.

The main inspiration for us and source of our brand name comes from the place where many summer vacations were spent, the Cape Vilan in northern Spain. A natural protected area full of white sand beaches, hiking trails and a spectacular lighthouse. Our name is also derived from the Spanish verb ‘Cavilar’ which means to ponder or to think deeply. Cavilani is nature, summer, meditation and simplicity.

CAVILAR: Spanish verb – to think deeply, to ponder, to meditate.

Materials

Our espadrilles are made with natural textiles which includes cotton, linen and suede. Natural materials are cooler and more breathable than synthetic fabrics.

The Sole

A natural vegetable fibre which does not require pesticides harmful to the environment and is 100% bio-degradable. Jute soles allow natural transpiration to your feet, keeping them cool and odour free.

The Jute Protector

To protect the jute sole from wear and water, we apply a thin layer natural rubber taken from latex extracted from trees. Natural rubber is very resistant to heat and more resistant to wear than synthetic rubber.

Keeping it Local

Cavilani espadrilles are entirely manufactured in a small mountain area of northern Spain. The entire manufacturing process from beginning to end is done by local artisans who live in a 20 mile radius, and some have been working this craft for more than 60 years. It would be very easy to take our production to the Far East and make more profit, but we prefer our espadrilles to be handcrafted and preserve a way of life which has existed for centuries.

Eco-Friendly

Espadrilles are the ultimate Eco-Friendly shoes; handmade with natural materials and helping preserve local communities and its artisans. All materials used in our espadrilles can be recycled and reused.

Retromarine’s Story

Retromarine’s Story

A Luxury swimsuit that maintains the integrity of the designer’s passion for all the things retro and golden.

An Aesthetics Problem

Our Retromarine Team sorted out a problem: The prevalence of unaesthetic Men’s Swimwear as a purchase option. The market was inundated with untailored, baggy, unappealing graphic design, and very long swim shorts. Here is where Retromarine stepped in.

We redefined the luxury swimsuit as one that streamlines a comfortable tailor fitted look, alongside an exclusive edgy designed patterns for print, as well as a trendy block color selection for our textiles.

Our Journey

Retromarine was born out of the admiration and love of all things Retro and Golden. Indulgent digital prints and decadent materials ignited our mind’s eye, to bring forth Retromarine’s signature swimsuits to the under catered Men’s market.

Our fabrics are submitted to extensive water repelling processes and embedded with UV filters that guarantee long lasting quality. The trunks are bias cut, by our tailors, who focus on maintaining the elegant details, and highlighting our designers’ passion for perfection and simplicity. Retromarine is a brand fully based in the heart of New York City’s garment district.

Bogosse Fall Winter 2014 Collection

Bogosse Fall Winter 2014 Collection introduction of the finest mens shirts and blazers. Always Appropriate. Never Proper.

On a journey that began in Port-au-Prince, brothers and global business entrepreneurs, Patrick and Fabrice Tardieu used their unconventional combination of experience in professional sports and international business to create a chic and trendy menswear brand that has become a leader in the world of men’s fashion – Bogosse.

Bogosse Founder and CEO, Patrick Tardieu, spent years traveling the globe as a highly regarded professional soccer player where his personal sense of style was influenced and inspired by the sophistication and refinement of the European aesthetic.

Meanwhile, co-founder and Creative Director Fabrice Tardieu was learning intricacies of the luxury fashion industry, as he climbed the fashion ladder and excelled as an executive at Giorgio Armani in Paris, France.

Longing to express their creative passion, the Tardieu brothers set out to dress sophisticated men with a brand that maintains the craftsmanship and artistry of Europe with the distinctive warmth of the Caribbean.

In 2004, Fabrice joined Patrick in the cosmopolitan city of Miami and created Bogosse – ‘beau gosse’ or ‘handsome guy’ that the brand’s name is taken from. Combining an elegant aesthetic with global style sensibility, Bogosse’s dapper creations for men are perfect for every occasion, from formal events to casual downtime. The Tardieu brothers’ vision for Bogosse continues to set high fashion trends with uniquely innovative touches and distinctive style make for an unforgettable combination.

Introducing Happy Socks

 

Introducing Happy Socks

It all started under the cloud-ridden April sky of yet another belated Swedish spring in 2008. Two friends had a vision: to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colorful design piece with a rigid standard of ultimate quality, craftsmanship and creativity.
A concept now brought to perfection by the Happy Socks collective of creators.

Happy Socks features an almost endless variety of models and designs, using a broad spectrum of color combinations and original patterns.

Simply put: there’s a pair of high-quality socks and for every occasion, mindset and style.

Introducing Happy Socks

 

Italia Independent Fall Winter 2014 Collection

Italia Independent Fall Winter 2014 Collection

Italia Independent presents the Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection. The advertising campaign shot by photographer and internationally renowned artist, Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Italia Independent is a creative and stylish brand for independent people which blends fashion and design, tradition and innovation. Italia Independent seeks to update Made in Italy by revisiting the classic icons, operating in the eyewear field creating lifestyle products belonging to different sectors, to export the Italian style into a global world.

Haute Living – Miami’s Hottest New Boutiques

Haute Living – Miami’s Hottest New Boutiques

by Hadley Henriette | What’s Haute | August 28, 2014

Basico
The colorful Ocean Drive men’s boutique is opening their second store this fall. The store will be in the trendy new Wynwood district and be the first exclusive menswear shop in the area. Owner Francesco Cianci is very hands-on with the store to ensure his stock of designs from Bogosse, Original Paperbacks, Psycho Bunny and Citizens of Humanity are always in tip-top shape.

Basico Wynwood 2347 NW 2nd Ave  Miami, FL 33127
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Meet Zachary Prell

Meet Zachary Prell

Zachary was inspired early on by his grandfather Irving Prell, who was a self-made entrepreneur. As a young pharmacist in the 1930s, Irving was challenged to follow a new path and start his own pharmacy in West Los Angeles. While growing up, Zachary witnessed how passionate his grandfather was about building his business, carving out a niche among the giant chains and warmly connecting with his customers and suppliers. This same entrepreneurial spirit motivated Zachary to leave traditional posts in investment banking and venture capital, and chart an unconventional course after earning his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2005.

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Zachary entered the fashion industry with a mission: to create a modern sport shirt with an updated fit and stylish versatility. Zachary thought he could provide value to the menswear market by approaching the design process with a fresh outlook from a consumer’s perspective. He set about rethinking almost everything, including the fit, cuffs, collar and shirt tail length, and began developing the ideal sport shirt from scratch out of his 500-square-foot Manhattan apartment.

Zachary also imagined the company he wanted to build. He appreciated how well-made and better-fitting clothes provided instant gratification and reasoned that, as the anchor of any wardrobe, a man’s shirt was about his own personal expression. Zachary wanted to contribute to this experience and create a lifestyle brand that could provide such instant fulfillment – one that melded his own passion for connecting with people, producing compelling products that men loved to wear and building a brand that inspired others to live life to the fullest.

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ZACHARY PRELL launched at wholesale in Spring 2009, amidst the most daunting economic climate in decades. Unfazed, Zachary traveled extensively across the U.S. for the past five years, working alongside sales teams at partner stores to train, motivate and share knowledge. In what has become a tradition, shirt styles were named in honor of family, friends, advisors and colleagues to thank them for their show of support. Zachary loved personalizing the collection and the surprise that came along with celebrating these recipients. The IRVING, named after Zachary’s grandfather, was the brand’s very first shirt and sold out during the inaugural season.

Zachary’s own lifestyle continues to influence the direction of the brand. Besides offering a well-edited assortment of sport shirts, ZACHARY PRELL now includes knits, outerwear, sport coats, sweaters, as well as swimwear – key pieces for any occasion. Living in downtown Manhattan, Zachary is inspired everyday by the surrounding eclectic neighborhoods, architecture and authentic flavors. Likewise, the brand and collection have evolved to mirror this lifestyle.

Herschel Supply Fall 2014

Herschel Supply Fall 2014

In the fertile landscape of the city lies an urban backdrop that begs to be traveled. Layers of communities flourish within a network of neighborhoods and cultures.

This Fall Herschel Supply presents a modern new collection inviting the everyday explorer to discover the unique metropolitan atmosphere cultivated within the city.

About Herschel:

In the early 1900s, Peter Alexander Cormack and his wife made the journey from Wick, Scotland and settled in the small town of Herschel, whose population today is counted at 30 residents.

Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the small town where three generations of their family were raised. Herschel Supply Co. is based in Vancouver, Canada and manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories.

Meet The Master Craftsman Behind Thorocraft

Meet The Master Craftsman Behind Thorocraft

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Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Interview by Olivia Estrada

Master craftsman GIAN ALTOMARI strides past convention to create shoes that dare to be a step ahead of the rest. As the creative director of Thorocraft, he constantly treads between innovation and sensibility.

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“The Thorocraft man is bold yet refined and uses his style as a way to express himself.”

How would you describe the Thorocraft man?

The Thorocraft man is bold yet refined and uses his style as a way to express himself. He values classic style but interperts it into his own modern way. Dress poorly and they remember the clothes; dress sharp and they remember the man.

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“Our design process is a perputually evolving process, however, our current success comes from our core design aesthetic of taking classics and making it more versatile in both design and function.”

Can you walk us through your design process? How do you develop the design for each shoe and how do you formulate the aesthetics of each collection?

THOROCRAFT® has a passion for paring classic footwear silhouettes with bold styling and a touch of modern technology. We start each season with an inspirational storyboard of places, people, and multi-disciplinary design ques that speak to our aesthetics and this provides us guidance through or design process.

We gather all our ideas and start to conceptualize the season patterns. Typically, there is no typical way of arriving at a design, however, it does involve a lot of sketching, paper mockups, hot tea, and heated arguments. From there, we start working with our vendors to develop our season materials and colors. The design process continues up untill production. Though we may not change the way the shoe looks, we are constantly engineering the shoe for better fit and comfort.

Our design process is a perputually evolving process, however, our current success comes from our core design aesthetic of taking classics and making it more versatile in both design and function, as seen on our oxfords with laser cut holes for ventilation and classic hand-braided styles paired with more comfortable outsole materials. We pride ourselves in being different and breaking the mold in a tasteful way.

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“We pride ourselves in being different and breaking the mold in a tasteful way.”

One of the most distinct designs from your label is the woven dress shoe. What attracted you to make them part of your collections?

We felt it was iconic California because it’s casual relaxed look and feel while paying homage to hand craftmanship of traditional native arts. Thorocraft styles are all hand crafted and this entirely hand-woven shoe represents that perfectly

How you plan to expand Thorocraft? What’s next for you and the brand?

Thorocraft Womens coming soon!

Miami Racked – Basico Will Be the First Menswear Store in Wynwood

Basico Will Be the First Menswear Store in Wynwood

Basico, the hip menswear store that carries cool guy brands like Zanerobe, Scotch and Soda and Closed, will be opening a second, larger location in Wynwood around October, right across from Panther Coffee on NW 2nd Ave. After seeing how successful his Wynwood pop-up shop was during Art Basel this year, owner Francesco Cianci pounced on the opportunity to buy up this urban space, which will mark the first menswear only store in all of Wynwood.

The design of this Basico will reflect the neighborhood, with urban accents and graffiti-covered walls, although Cianci’s remained mum about who the artist is. It will be more hip and carry more T-shirts and sneakers, although you’ll still find the beachwear that Basico has been known for since it opened 15 years ago off of Ocean Drive. It will definitely be carrying more brands (it’s double the size of the original) and he plans to have monthly happy hours and events during Art Walk.

“I want this place for the locals. It’s hard for the locals to go to where I am on the beach, so the beach is 90 percent tourists,” Cianci says. “We’ve been very successful over there, but a lot of people still don’t know us, even though we’ve been there for 15 years. Here you have the brands you’d get at Aventura or down South, only more curated.” Epically curated finds for Miami’s most sartorially savvy gents? Don’t mind if we do.

Walking Shorts by Original Paperbacks

Walking Shorts by Original Paperbacks

Original Paperbacks is an American fashion brand that creates casual, classic and functional clothing with an eye on relaxed style.

Every great American brand has its roots in a cherished time and place: a sort of shared bookmark, tucked into a history that a business shares with its founders, its employees and its customers. Such is the case with Original Paperbacks, a family-run enterprise based in Southern California. The Stanton clan has a long history in the art of dyeing and garment washing, spanning several decades of manufacturing experience.

Original Paperbacks is inspired by president and designer Steven Stanton’s childhood memories of lazy days in Monterey Park where playground fun met water fountain refreshment…days where the shorts he wore were slightly worn in and the pockets just big enough to fit a paperback novel. These carefree, sunny days made for great escapes, allowing words to leap off the pages of these fictions and, chapter by chapter, take him from a cool, shady spot under a valley oak tree to adventures in far off kingdoms under moons many galaxies away.

Existing within this simple context of comfortable functionality paired with a creative mindset, Original Paperbacks clothing has found a unique global customer. It all started with the brand’s most desirably classic and perfected casual design—The St. Bart’s Short—the Stanton family’s ultimate expression of its expertise in garment washing and dying. That has become the essence of the truly special sportswear collection that the Stantons bring to market.

Germaine to the success of Original Paperbacks is the knowledge that garment dying is both a craft and an art. Countless risks and variables in the dying process contribute to the achievement of the rugged, worn-in look of pigment dying, or the classic clean look of reactive dying. Each process lends its own well-balanced characteristics, and complements the brand’s “under-designed” sensibility.

Now providing a complete wardrobe of the highest quality in both style and materials for men and women, Original Paperbacks counts some of the world’s most discerning stores as both outlets and champions of the brand. They continue to bring expanded offerings that transcend fashion’s impasse with seasonal dressing, leveraging their unique persona to deliver the perfect piece for every season and off-duty moment.

A large following of devotees across the world have fallen in love with the color, treatments and silhouettes that Original Paperbacks has come to call “dyed to match personality,” inviting wearers to “Live life one chapter at a time.”

Miami Swim Week 2014

Miami Swim Week 2014

By Joseph Brown  /  June 23, 2014

South Beach provides the perfect backdrop for Miami Swim Week – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week which kicks off this July 17-21, 2014 with the top swimwear looks from fashion designers across the globe. One of the hottest events in the annual runway show calendar, each July thousands of journalists and models descend upon a small stretch of Miami Beach to showcase the latest trends in bikinis and swimwear for the upcoming year.

July 17th, 2014, Thursday

8pm – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF #MBFWSWIM – The Raleigh Hotel

5pm – POKO PANO – Raleigh Pool

July 18th, 2014, Friday

6pm – DOLORES CORTÉS – Cabaña Grande

7pm – FRANKIE’S BIKINIS – Oasis

7:30pm – CLOVER CANYON – Penthouse

8pm – WILDFOX SWIM – Cabaña Grande

9pm Fri – WE ARE HANDSOME – Oasis

9:30pm – SINESIA KAROL – Penthouse

10pm – BEACH BUNNY FEATURING THE BLONDS – Cabaña Grande

July 19th, 2014

5pm – CAITLIN KELLY DESIGNER SWIMWEAR – Penthouse

6pm – L*SPACE BY MONICA WISE – Cabaña Grande

7pm – MIKOH – Oasis

7:30pm – RIP CURL – Penthouse

8pm – MARA HOFFMAN SWIM – Cabaña Grande

9pm – MAAJI SWIMWEAR – Oasis

10pm – CM CIA MARÍTIMA – Cabaña Grande

July 20th, 2014

5pm – GOTTEX – Raleigh Pool

6pm – CAFFÉ SWIMWEAR – Cabaña Grande

7pm – BELUSSO – Oasis

7:30pm – MEEGAN ELIZABETH HAWAII – Penthouse

8pm – LULI FAMA – Cabaña Grande

9pm – SUBOO – Oasis

9:30 – JANKELE – Penthouse

10pm – 6 SHORE ROAD BY POOJA – Cabaña Grande

July 21st, 2014

6pm – SAUVAGE/AGUACLARA SWIMWEAR
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TOXIC SADIE SWIMWEAR – Cabaña Grande

7pm – A.Z ARAUJO – Oasis

8pm – LILIANA MONTOYA SWIM – Cabaña Grande

9pm – MINIMALE ANIMALE – Oasis

10pm – INDAH – Cabaña Grande

Headquartered at the landmark Raleigh Hotel, Swim Week combines top talents in fashion, beauty and design to create one of South Beach’s most popular events. Celebrities from film, television and athletics gather to walk the red carpets and party with hundreds of the world’s most beautiful women – girls we’ve admired from the pages of Victoria’s Secret and Sport’s Illustrated Magazine.

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Sponsored by IMG Fashion, Swim Week combines the world’s most famous models, the top photographers, the most influential fashion editors and stylists and brings them all to South Beach – arguably the most beautiful backdrop for staging fashion shows in the world.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, 325 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL.

ITALIA INDEPENDENT AT PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO 2014

ITALIA INDEPENDENT AT PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO 2014

Tailor Made Eyewear and a tribute to 60 Years of Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana

Milan, June 2014 – After a few years of absence, Italia Independent is back at Pitti Immagine Uomo, scheduled to take place in Florence from 17th to 20th June, with a stand dedicated to one of its most recent successes: the Tailor Made Programme.

This is an evolved project for creating customised eyewear by choosing between infinite possible combinations of colours, materials, treatments and shapes. The Tailor Made Programme, an Italia Independent exclusive, combines the most advanced technologies applied to eyewear with the same care and attention to detail that has long been the hallmark of sartorial production, allowing anyone to create unique, unrepeatable and exclusive products.

The location chosen by I-I to present this innovative project is the brand new section “Just Like a Man”, dedicated to men’s classics, which accommodates some of the brands that best represent the values of the finest craftsmanship.

The stand displays a selection of the most recent “tailored” productions offered by the Brand, dedicated to the most diverse targets, testifying to the cross-sectional nature and flexibility of the project: from the independent optician to fashion stores, for which a specific line of products has even been created.

Italia Independent returns to Florence in a special year which marks the sixtieth anniversary of Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, presenting a product that is aimed at celebrating this major landmark. The “Unique Edition for Pitti Immagine Uomo” has thus been created: sunglasses, only sixty numbered copies. They, too, have been produced thanks to the infinite variants offered by the Tailor Made Programme. Designed on the basis of I-I’s best-selling model, the eyewear embodies the values of an event that has become synonymous with that of Italy as a nation of quality – loved and admired – which continues to set the pace in the fashion world.

Italia Independent’s customers can create their own Unique Edition at the stand, receiving advice from one of the Brand designers.

Understanding What Your Shirt Says About You

Understanding What Your Shirt Says About You

By bogoadmin | April 29, 2014

You may not have placed much importance on ‘understanding a shirt’ because that probably sounds absolutely ridiculous to you at this point, but learning about the essentials of men’s dress shirts can actually help you get more from the product. More importantly, understanding the dress shirt will enhance your comfort and physical appearance, so it’s a win-win for everyone. Whether you are dressing your shirt under a sports jacket, or with a tie, remember that details matter and will make all the difference. Here is everything that you need to understand about your shirt, because people are judging you by the one that you’re wearing.

What is a Dress Shirt

A common question that isn’t so commonly answered, right? A dress shirt is a button-up shirt with a collar, long sleeves and wrist cuffs. They can be made from a variety of fabrics, designs, colors and patterns. Mixing these elements up can provide different appearances and send specific ‘messages’ about yourself to those around you.

Dress Shirt Fit

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The majority of men wear dress shirts that don’t fit them the way that they should. This is a big fashion faux pas. For example, a fitted suit is ideal for work, but if it’s a little baggy, you might look like you’re heading to a court date.  The same suit can send off different messages, so place importance on the fit. It’s also important to know that if a shirt doesn’t fit you in the neck, it’s also going to throw off the fit in the arms and so on and so forth.

Dress Shirt Fabric

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You need to understand what different fabrics offer in regards to physical appearance and the durability of the item. Cotton is a popular choice that comes in a wide range of price points. Man-Made fibers are even more affordable, and are often winkle and stain resistant. Silk shirts definitely give off a luxurious appeal and the sheen, light drape is also extremely comfortable but care costs can be higher with lower durability. Always understand the fabric that your shirt is made out of.

Dress Shirt Color

White is traditionally a classic dress shirt, and can be very versatile but a little ‘too plain’ depending on your personality or on the occasion.  Solid colors are simple and formal and also offer versatility. Blue is known for offer a dominant appearance that compliments a man’s complexions, and lastly, colors are for those who use their style to express their personality and who always want to stand out. Of course, these are general terms and you can place your own definition on the color of your dress shirts.

Dress Shirt Style

At first glance, you might think that any dress shirt is a dress shirt. However, there are a variety of different styles which are often determined by the collar and cuffs of a dress shirt. For example; point collars are the most common ones used and the end points in the front of usually fairly close together, and spread collars have a ‘cut away’ style that offers an abundance of space between the two points. There are also different styles in cuffs, such as button cuffs which are singular and are sometimes adjustable and french cuffs are more formal and is a double cuff that is folded back and fastened with cufflinks.

Dress Shirt Buttons

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The Anatomy of a Dress Shirt

The Anatomy of a Dress Shirt

By bogoadmin | April 30, 2014

 

While you may have read an abundance of articles pertaining to tips for shopping and wearing men’s dress shirts, this one is going to be unlike anything you have seen before but that is also just as important, if not more so. Understanding the anatomy of a dress shirt can help you get through the terminology needed to find a fitted style that is perfect for your personality… All without the confusion. Let’s break it down.

The Collar 

There are a variety of different shirt collar styles, and that is probably because the collar is one of the most important parts of a well made men’s dress shirt as it has the power to dictate the entire style of the shirt. The angle of the point, the height of the point length and even where the buttons are placed are different components of the collar. This part is also closest to your face, so people are going to notice it – so pay attention, and don’t underestimate the power of the collar.

Before we go any further, you need to know one thing – the following is ‘terminology’ that is often related to the collar of men’s dress shirts. Moving forward, the following is just good information to know when it comes to the terminology of basic dress shirts.

The Collar Base

This part is also known as the collar stand and is the band of fabric that is sewn into the neckline of the shirt. The collar also attaches to it, hence the name.

The Collar Leaf

This is the outside fabric of the collar and is located at the front sides that are folded over the collar base.

The Collar Point Length

The collar point length is the distance between the top of the collar leaf and the collar point.

The Collar Front Band

This is the area on the collar base that sits in between the two collar points.

The Collar Point Spread

This is the distance between the two collar points.

The Sleeve Placket

This is the part of the sleeve that is a distinctive feature as it is basically the opening of the sleeve fabric right around the cuff.

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The Cuff

Simply put, the cuff is a fold or band that is the finishing touch of the bottom of a sleeve.

The Yoke

This is a shaped piece of fabric that is fitted around the neck and shoulders.

The Fly Front

This part of the shirt is a flap of material that is down one side of the front opening which conceals buttons and/or fasteners.

The Hang Loop

This is a piece of fabric that is sewn into the yoke seam. It allows the shirt to basically be hung up.

The Side Pleats

This consists of single fabric folds at the back of the shirt.

Darts

This defines a tapered seam of fabric that is used to adjust the fit of the shirt.

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The Hem

This defines the lower edge of the dress shirt.

The Tail

The part of the shirt that is below the waistline, and that is often tucked into your pants.

Now, your dress shirt terminology and knowledge will be on point. Although this may seem like a silly article, you’ll be happy to have read this come your next fitting.

Things to Consider when Shopping Shirts

Things to Consider when Shopping Shirts
By bogoadmin | April 18, 2014

With the plethora of men’s dress shirts available to choose from, you definitely want to get your hands on a variety of styles that will entertain all avenues of your fashion and personality while also accommodating your wardrobe for all occasions. Although men’s dress shirts are versatile, you should definitely have more than just one. Here are just some of the things to consider when purchasing dress shirts.

Consider the Length of the Shirt
Decide whether you plan on wearing your new dress shirt tucked in, or left out. This will narrow down your options immediately. As a little rule of thumb, if you plan on wearing the shirt to a formal occasion, opt for one with a longer length so that you can tuck it into your trousers to create a sophisticated and appropriate appearance. The length should end approximately an inch from the top of your fly to make tucking the shirt in easier. Shirt bulking is never fun.

Look At The Sleeve Length
Sleeves are more critical than you think. You could have the most elegant style of men’s dress shirts, but with no sleeves, they’re instantly classified as casual pieces. With that said, the sleeves of the shirt should never be too short either – not even a little bit. It should extend comfortably past your wrists, preferably ending at the top knuckle of your thumb when not cuffed. You should also be able to raise your hands up in front of you without feeling like your back is going to bust through the fabric.

Think About The Shoulder Length
Some men have wider shoulders than others, which means that one size isn’t going to fit all. In order to find the proper fit for your shoulders, line the end of your shoulder bones up with the shoulder seams of the shirts. With this, you can almost guarantee that the waist and sleeve length will be fitted for your natural silhouette.

These are 3 tips that should certainly be considered when purchasing new dress shirts. However, it is highly recommended to always know your measurements – all of them, or at the very least, the most important ones. Having such information will make online shopping for men’s dress shirts much easier as you can instantly look at the sizing chart and choose the correct size. It also speeds the process up when shopping in a retail store as you do not require assistance.

Remember, dress shirts should never be a ‘one size fits all’, and high quality pieces will also take the exact 3 things into consideration with crafting their fashion items to ensure the fit is impeccable for each shape and size.

Bello Magazine June 2014

Bello Magazine June 2014
‘Broadway Baby’ Aaron Tveit For Bello Mag Summer Issue + Exclusive Outtakes
 June 16, 2014 by Steph
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Currently, you can catch Tveit flaunting (why wouldn’t he?) his exceptional acting talents on USA’s Florida-set series Graceland, as undercover rookie FBI agent Mike Warren. Now even though the camera adores him, and fans of the show want nothing more than to stare at Mike Warren’s abs and arms when for storylines sake he’s rendered shirtless, this 30-year-old thespian is in no way close to the end of his reign.

With the exception of an arc on the popular hit series ‘Gossip Girl,’ Avid small screen watchers might not have been familiar with Tveit’s talents before Graceland’s premiere in the summer of 2013. That was probably because he was simply off wowing other audiences, bkre The New York native, after having left college early, was on his way around the nation starring as Link Larkin in the 1st national tour of Hairspray. The role of Link would prove to be rewarding as it led to Aaron’s Broadway debut.

Just seven years later, and a few streets over, Tveit would originate the groundbreaking role of Gabe in Next To Normal in Time Square’s Booth Theater. Followed by the role of Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can at the Neil Simon Theater where his introduction took place years prior. Already Tveit seems like an independent spirit, an actor going against the grain, going from theater to film, while others do the opposite.

“I never chose to leave the stage,” he says to me. “It wasn’t a conscious decision I had made. I made a conscious decision to gravitate towards whatever material moved me whether that was stage, film, or TV. When I read the pilot script of Graceland, I knew that was my next move.” After an impactful first season, his series is back for a second, an excitingly giving support to the fact that his “next move” was the right one.

Still, south Florida is no walk in central park, literally. He’s traded Manhattan’s breeze for Fort Lauderdale’s humidity for the time being, but let it be known, he’s happy to do so. His words surprised me. “Living in Florida is very different, but there’s something about the process of this production that is familiar to me. We’re all here for one thing, and that is to make this show. The fact that we’re all here with a sole purpose, makes it about the work, and when it really is all about the work, it shows in your performance. Most of us are all transplants. So it’s very much like doing a national tour in that sense.”

Once Graceland returns this summer fans will see that things on the Floridian set have in fact been heating up, and I’m not referring to the scorching weather that the cast and crew endure to bring viewers at home an explosive thrilling ride of a second season. Tveit guarantees that there’s much more to say about Graceland’s sophomore leg than just “bigger and better.”

“Mike’s coming back a different way. I was particularly excited about having the show return because, coming back into it, I really wanted to hone in and focus on Mike’s character. At the end of the day he’s a product of his surroundings. As an actor it was great being able to cut deeper into this character’s personality, now that we have the platform to tell more stories and show other sides of our characters.”

I don’t know if it’s the hair, so flawlessly tossed. Or his eyes, a changing-blue, or perhaps it is his genuine and soft demeanor that is to blame for his charisma and spark. Aaron Tveit has the face and the build, and don’t forget the smile of the boy next door. That is, if the boy next-door was the star of more than one world famous stage-show and if he casually gets invited to sing at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. He looks like the kind of guy you want to bring home to mother, and let’s be honest; he probably is the kind of guy you can bring home to your mother. Whether he lives next door or not, he’ll always be this generation’s Broadway golden boy, as if the dozens of screeching fans outside his stage door would ever let him forget it.

To quote Tveit’s own character; He is the one.

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Read about our newest brand Culturata

Read about our newest brand Culturata:
Culturata is a men’s sportswear collection of shirts, sweaters, and ties. Known for Italian craftsmanship, impeccable fit, and innovative soft-touch fabrics that look and feel incredible. Designed and Made in Italy using artisanal techniques and the highest quality fabrics. Each Culturata piece is produced in small runs to preserve quality and authenticity.
Artisanal Craftsmanship:
Their dedication to artisanal craftsmanship has created a strong following of customers who value where their clothes are made, how they are handled, and the fair and ethical treatment of the artisans who create them.
Ethical Promise:
All Culturata products are ethically produced in fair, safe work environments. Culturata highly values their partners, suppliers and artisans for the craftsmanship they bring to all Culturata products.
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Moods of Norway SS14 Collection

Moods of Norway SS14 Collection

Soak up the Los Angeles sun, take a ride in our pink limo, and dance with us in this SS14 Pop Factory video. Our SS14 collection is the perfect combination of color and movement on these fabulous dancers. Spring is here and we invite you to enjoy the good times with us!

History

In the creative cellars of the picturesque town of Stryn, Norway (population 6750), the two local designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen, after years of global travels, international studies and nights of sizzling cocktails, gave birth to a concept soon to be known, worn, and adored; the Moods of Norway. The duo met up with the third musketeer, Stefan Dahlkvist and drew their lines for the coming collections.

About Moods

Moods of Norway has been doing the hibbedy-dibbedy on the international fashion dance floor since 2003, and the philosophy is still the same even though the Norwegian oil price is as flexible as a Bulgarian gymnast after 14 Tequila shots. Our main goal, besides making our grandmas happy, is to make happy clothes for happy people around the world.

As of this golden minute, Moods of Norway is presented in the most polished and happy stores across the universe. Stefan, Peder and Simen are still commandeering golden tractors around the globe, telling outrageous stories and creating super duper collections at an alarming rate. The brand has its headquarters and showroom in the town of Stryn, a magical place known for glaciers, salmon fishing and one newly opened escalator.

Welcome to Our Universe!

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Venroy’s inspiration behind the Michy print

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We’d like to share with you Venroy’s inspiration behind the Michy print in a short story written by Venroy– Australian swimwear artisans.

We went to Hong Kong for work. We ended up spending all our time on the hunt for the best dumplings. And we found them. But we can’t tell you where they are. Although this print was inspired by the wallpaper inside the restaurant. Know where it is?

Venroy’s inspiration behind the Rivershine print

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We’d like to share with you Venroy’s inspiration behind the Rivershine print in a short story written by Venroy– Australian swimwear artisans.

Our recent trip to source materials in Shanghai was also a chance to enjoy a nightly 2-hour foot massage and stare out our hotel window and count cranes [27] and be mesmerized by the energy consumption of a nation on the verge of big things. It was in this moment that we realized Venroy needed to do big things as well. And we weren’t thinking about XXL.

Venroy’s inspiration behind the My Miami print

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We’d like to share with you Venroy’s inspiration behind the My Miami print in a short story written by Venroy– Australian swimwear artisans.

On the last night of Miami Swim Week, one of the two founding member’s of Venroy ended up spending the night with a lovely
Colombian girl who [to his surprise] shared a very cosy one bedroom apartment with her mother. These shorts were inspired by the
scene of the crime…

Venroy’s inspiration behind the Cabana Swirl print

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We’d like to share with you Venroy’s inspiration behind the Cabana Swirl print in a short story written by Venroy– Australian swimwear artisans.

On the last day of a recent ‘business trip’ in Las Vegas we decided to blow off our work commitments and spend the afternoon poolside. Maybe it was the 46 degree heat that day but the two of us ended up getting in a fight that would of made Nicky Santoro and his gangster pals in Casino proud. These shorts were inspired by that poolside…not the fight.

Venroy’s Inspiration Behind the LV Dusk Print

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We’d like to share with you Venroy’s inspiration behind the LV Dusk print in a short story written by Venroy– Australian swimwear artisans.

The drive from LA into Vegas is insane. Monstrous casinos with infinite lights appear out of the  desert like something out of Aladdin. A melting pot of high rolling gamblers, the rich and  famous, lowlifes and drug dealers – We were more than happy to make it out in one piece. This photo was taken on the road out as we pondered our sins, an experience made tranquil  thanks to the pink and purple sky…

2014 Men’s Fashion Spring Trends

We’d like to share with you Bogosse’s Take on the Current Top 5 Hottest Trends:

2014 Men’s Fashion Spring Trends

By Bogosse | April 15, 2014

With a quick look over the Bogosse 2014 Spring Collection, you will see that the fashion and style looks like it just walked straight off of the runway during fashion week because the trending pieces are notable. The designers of the entire Bogosse collection keep the trends prominent within the styles, while also incorporating original and innovative elements into the mix to ensure that there is nothing else out there like Bogosse clothing. To see what else you can expect well throughout the spring season and collection of Bogosse, take a look at the top 5 hottest trends within the men’s fashion industry right now.

The Blazer

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This is one staple that every man needs within his wardrobe. Whether it is a single breasted blazer, or a trending double breasted blazer, having a blazer in your wardrobe is an absolute timeless, classic piece of style that you will get plenty of use out of. The Bogosse blazers can instantly be switched up for the boardroom or the bar. Versatility is all in the blazer – and they never seem to go out of season!

Pastel Pants For The Men

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Whoever said that colorful pants are just for the ladies certainly didn’t take a look at the Bogosse collection or any of the prestigious fashions that are popping up this spring season. The Bogosse clothing items are designed specifically for handsome, intelligent men who enjoy looking their best, and the pastel pants that can be seen are prime examples of how the creative designers of the brand have made light pinks, blues, yellows, purples, greens and so much more fit for the manful men.

Bomber Jackets
It seems as if the bomber jacket never goes out of style either, so chances are that it isn’t a new concept for you. You probably have one hanging in your closet right now, and even if you do, you can never have too many – especially when they’re at their peak within trending fashions. Neon, navy, matte, or leather – there are so many different elements that you can choose from to ensure that your original style is displayed well throughout your bomber jacket.

Prints Galore
It is time to stack your closet full of printed tees, shorts, suits and shirts because this spring season has put the trend radar on anything that isn’t plain. Even if you’re not a print-kind-of-guy, you can enjoy this trend in very small details by opting for a printed shirt – or if you are eager to strut your trending side, a printed suit is the pot of gold for this spring season.

Trending With Tie Dye
Tie dye is no longer a fashion disaster that we are all embarrassed to admit that we enjoyed once upon a time, because it is coming back with a trending element that makes tie dye one of the coolest prints to pull off this season. There is no need to be a hippy or artist to enjoy the tie dye. It’s now for all walks of style.

Many more trends can be seen well throughout the Bogosse Collection. Take a look, and cater to your gentlemen style.

Crasqi’s Inspiration Behind the Wayuu Collection

In this video we share with you Crasqi’s Inspiration Behind the Wayuu Collection featuring Astrid & Alex Pedregal.
Crasqi men’s swim trunks are designed with the highest-quality quick-dry Italian fabric, perfect for a beach adventure or just hanging around town. Inspired by the artwork of the Wayuu indigenous tribe of Venezuela, the Wayuu Collection combines bold patterns and a distinctive style to deliver a one-of-a-kind swimsuit for today’s man.

The Metronome of Walking: Swims Loafer

The Metronome of Walking: Swims Loafer
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Gilles and Cecilie Studio were commissioned by Swims to create animation to showcase the
attributes of Swims Loafers being waterproof, easy to clean and smart to wear.

SWIMS is a Norwegian lifestyle brand specializing in reinventing classics and making them water-friendly.

The SWIMS story:

Growing up with four distinct seasons in Norway, I never let go of the black rubber galoshes that my late grandfather passed on to me. In 1999 they accompanied me to a milder, but still rainy Paris. Wearing Chuck Taylor’s Converse and galoshes, I got around the severe rainfall that autumn. Not surprisingly, my footwear became the subject of many jokes around the art school I attended. Later, while living in New York, I blended in with an image-conscious culture that defied slushy streets, freezing winds and pouring rain. Naturally, this resulted in a lot of discomfort and many ruined pairs of shoes.

A few more Manhattan winters went by while I searched for the right product before I finally took matters in my own hands and decided to develop SWIMS – The Modern Galosh! A stylish solution, embodying the essence of practicality: Wear your favorite shoes, slip on SWIMS when the weather is rough, slip’em off when you arrive at your destination. Enhanced comfort is assured and your shoes are guaranteed to stay shiny.

The SWIMS galosh is the product of my own experience, my appreciation of functional design, and my odd fascination with big city rain.

Miami Racked 2014

Miami Racked 2014: Thursday, March 27, 2014, by Ashley Brozic

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Images Via Raquel Zaldivar

Underwear-flaunting skirts, matching ensembles, bold florals. Ladies, we have our spring trends locked and loaded for the season. What about the guys though? In the past, menswear has always had a limited range of options, but we’re in the midst of a testosterone-filled renaissance here. While classic pieces like chinos and denim shirts remain, they’re having ever-so-subtle upgrades, like light floral prints and altered hemlines. Floral prints that don’t look like dad’s Hawaiian shirts? So like, by shorter hemlines you mean shorter shorts, right? You have to see it to believe it, which is why when Dylan Landon, host of Ultra Music Festival’s Live Stream, hit us up to outfit him for his hosting duties, we pounced on it.

We took him to Basico, a hip menswear boutique located between Collins and Washington that oozes cool. It’s small, but don’t let its size fool you. Carrying cool brands like Scotch and Soda, Zenerobe, Closed and Sundek has won them the coveted title of “Best Menswear Boutique” by the Miami New Times last year, marking a milestone in their almost 14 year run in that same location. Francesco Cianci, the owner, walked us through the trends that would see Dylan through three full days of DJ interviews, fist pumps and a whole lot of that tiki tiki music. Catch him in his outfits as he hosts Ultra this weekend, and let us know what you think in the comments.

It’s too hot to wear pants, yet the “no shorts allowed” sign that keeps you from getting into the bar is such a buzz kill. What’s a guy to do? Scrunched chinos may be the solution. These slim fits from Zanerobe can transition from day to night, especially in a deep color like burgundy. The scrunching at the bottom allows you to move them as high as your calves permit, and it’s a nice detail that can really shake up your usual look. As for the shoes, you can pretty much do anything you want depending where your hemline falls. Cianci opted for these Clae Powell Oxblood leather sneakers. “It’s a sneaker, but because it has a wingtip it’s a dressier sneaker,” says Cianci. “He can wear them with shorts, he can dress it up. He can wear it with anything.” Just don’t wear them with socks. Please, don’t wear them with socks.

Bright pants are great for any occasion in Miami, and the stonewashed effect on these chinos from Closed make them a great fit for spring. Cianci tucked them into a pair of high tops from Clae to give the preppy color more of an urban edge, and paired them with a grey graphic tank that can definitely withstand the Ultra heat. The great thing about living in Miami is that brights are very versatile. “We personally love color pants. With these you can wear white, blues, denim. You can do some prints. You can dress it up with a nice jacket, a nice shirt and elegant shoes.”

There’s nothing wrong with a classic denim shirt, but there’s everything right about a printed denim one. Scotch and Soda put their own spin on this denim oxford with a subtle palm tree pattern that’s bold enough to make a statement, especially when paired with a bright pair of chinos. As for shoes, chukkas are still hot, so don’t be afraid to broaden your collection by delving into patterns. “Guys are being more daring. They’re doing reds and patterns- animal print, polka dots, camouflage.” Top everything off with a sick set of shades (the bolder, the better), and you’re looking at one helluva year at UMF.

Need a last minute outfit for Winter Music Conference, and maybe a last minute Friday night cocktail? Basico is throwing a Happy Hour this Friday from 6 to 9pm at their Ocean Drive shop. You’ll get to meet the team behind Zanerobe, the hip Aussie brand that’s taking the menswear market by storm. A meet-and-greet, beer and store discounts? Sounds like a plan to us.

Herschel Supply|Spring Summer 2014 Collection

Herschel Supply|Spring Summer 2014 Collection ventures west towards islands balancing on the horizon for a hit of fresh sea air. The latest collection carries the spirit of sun-soaked, lazy beach days and is designed in varying styles to cover journeys long and short, near or far.

In the early 1900’s, Peter Alexander Cormack, a barrel maker by trade, and his wife Annie made the journey from Wick, Scotland, crossing the Atlantic to Canada at a time when the government was enticing families to immigrate through the homestead program. After seemingly endless days of travel, the couple settled in the small town of Herschel, whose population today is counted at 30 residents.

Founded in 2009 by brothers Jamie and Lyndon Cormack, Herschel Supply Co. adopted the name of the small town where three generations of their family grew up. Herschel Supply Co. is based in Vancouver, Canada and manufactures the finest quality backpacks, bags, travel goods and accessories. Their goal is to create timeless product with a fine regard for detail.

The details of a Herschel Supply product are inspired by the utilitarian features once found inside hiking backpacks and travel bags from earlier years. All of their products have standard details including liners, key clips and pocket sleeves to ensure their products remain useful for today’s users.

ZANEROBE|We’re Wolves

ZANEROBE|We’re Wolves- Nth Hem Fall + Sth Hem Spring 13 Introduction

FROM BRASH BEGINNINGS TO THE CONFIDENT, INNOVATIVE, GLOBAL BRAND OF TODAY, ZANEROBE HAS CLOTHED AN AUDACIOUS, INDEPENDENT YOUTH MOVEMENT FOR OVER A DECADE. CREATED AND DESIGNED IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA, THEY’RE AN INFLUENTIAL BRAND LEADER IN THE YOUTH FASHION SPACE SUPPLYING THE PINNACLE OF APPAREL STORES WORLDWIDE.

ZANEROBE IS A MEN’S ONLY FASHION BRAND WITH A LARGE PROPORTION OF ITS FASHION-SAVVY LOYAL CREW BASED IN AUSTRALIA AND NORTH AMERICA. THEIR AESTHETIC IS A MIX OF FASHION AND CORE ESSENTIALS SO YOU’LL FIND THEM IN THE MORE ENTERPRISING DEPARTMENT STORES AS WELL AS TIER-ONE BOUTIQUE STORES GLOBALLY.

THEY’RE RELENTLESS IN THEIR SEARCH OF PROGRESSIVE MEN’S FASHION AND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY A HECTIC LIFESTYLE OF FESTIVALS, BEATS, TRAVEL, FRIENDS, STREET AND SURF. THEY’RE EXTREMELY PARTICULAR ABOUT THE FINER DETAILS OF THEIR DESIGNS, THE APPLICATION OF NEW/UNIQUE FABRIC AND FINISHING PROCESSES, AND LEAVING NOTHING TO CHANCE IN THE PURSUIT OF QUALITY. ZANEROBE WAS CREATED BY LEITH TESTONI AND JONATHON YEO IN 2002 AFTER THE BOYS HAD A BET OVER A BEER ON WHO COULD DESIGN A BETTER SHIRT. THAT WAGER SPAWNED INTO A SUCCESSFUL FIRST COLLECTION AND TEN YEARS ON, AN INDUSTRY LEADING BRAND STOCKING OVER 300 STORES GLOBALLY INCLUDING (AUSTRALIA) GENERAL PANTS, DAVID JONES (UNITED STATES) NORDSTROM, BLOOMINGDALES, SAKS, OAK, URBAN OUTFITTERS, NEED SUPPLY, KITSON, FRED SEGAL, HYPEBEAST, KARMALOOP. THE LABEL IS ALSO DISTRIBUTED IN CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, JAPAN, AND THROUGHOUT SOUTH EAST ASIA.

Who is Tawfick? | Check out our Q & A

Who is Tawfick? | Check out our Q & A by Shopbasico.com

E. Tawfick De La Espriella, also known as “Tito”, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1982. He completed the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Culinary Arts in 2004, before devoting his artistic talents to photography.

Since graduating from the Miami Ad School’s Fashion Photography Program in 2009, his pictures have appeared in a variety of publications and websites. He’s made the pages of Vogue.it, Papercut, Ocean Drive, Factice, The Fashionisto and Exclama, and Models.com. His shots have also been used by IMG Models, DNA Models, Federal Jeans, Marua_Japan, Emily Cho Handbags and Francesca Miranda.

Tito splits his time between both homes in Bogota, Colombia and New York City.

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