We recently discovered the brand Escuyer, which not only caters to a very specific need for men, but also has one of the coolest brand aesthetics we’ve seen in awhile. They were nominated for Design of the Year 2014 by the Design Museum of London (which also happens to be one of my favorite museums). I think they serve a needed purpose and do so in a unique way.
- Classic ribbed socks Escuyer – 10 euros [tweet]
- Military NATO strap watch Timex – 55 dollars [tweet]
- Tailored sports jacket Huez – 400 pounds [tweet]
- Wool blend tie Apolis – 68 dollars [tweet]
- V-neck tee-shirt Escuyer – 26 euros [tweet]
- Padouk wood toothbrush Caliquo – 55 euros [tweet]
- Heavy chinos Norse Projects – 110 euros [tweet]
- Oxford shirt Raleigh Denim – 114 euros [tweet]
- Wool duffle coat Gloverall – 215 euros [tweet]
- Leather utility gloves Barbour – 51 euros [tweet]
- Ankle desert boots Clarks Original – 79 euros [tweet]
- Hand sewn canvas bag Canvas Bag Machine – 248 dollars [tweet]
I’m going to put it in very simple terms: I love every single piece designed by John Park for Natural Selection. The British brand started as a Japanese selvedge-only denim brand in 2009 before expanding, this season, to ready-to-wear. A smart move, if you ask me, given how coherent the collection is, from the huge selection of jeans to the stunningly well constructed jackets (including this one featured in our latest selection).
I heard about Charlie Watch for the first time at the beginning of the year. At the time, the company was only a Kickstarter project. The design of their watches intrigued me and I reached out to Adrien and Ambroise, the founders, to learn more about the brand. A fundraising campaign and a year later, I decided to finally present the brand on the blog.
- Tweed jacket Natural Selection – 448 dollars [tweet]
- Oxford shirt Paul Smith – 128 euros [tweet]
- Leather strap watch Charlie Watch – 170 euros [tweet]
- Wool knit beanie Nigel Cabourn – 96 euros [tweet]
- Japanese selvedge jeans Natural Selection – 355 dollars [tweet]
- Striped socks Norse Projects – 30 dollars [tweet]
- Knitted cotton tie Woost – 24,90 euros [tweet]
- Commando boots Mark McNairy – 380 euros [tweet]
- Wool stretch belt Anderson’s – 155 dollars [tweet]
- Weekender bag Meilleur Ami via Good Manners - 125 euros [tweet]
- King Darius sweatshirt Apadana – 60 euros [tweet]
- Cashmere scarf J.Crew – 100 dollars [tweet]
I’m very happy to have discovered a brand new French e-commerce website that looks damn good and offers a selection of brands that we’ve been following since our very first posts… Good Manners, launched over the summer by two Parisian friends, only sells bags for men, an accessory that’s close to my heart! I believe that each situation requires a different bag: going to the gym, carrying your MacBook, traveling… Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find the ideal bag. Well… Good Manners makes it easy.
The bow tie is back, clearly. Up until recently, it was still a rather difficult accessory to pull off. Too dandy for some, too old school for others. Well, I’m happy it’s not the case anymore and that more and more young men are beginning to wear it. I’m not exactly sure how it all happened nor to what we owe that recent evolution. Either way, more and more brands decide to specialize in bow ties and some of them are pretty innovative, much like Merci Simone that designs wooden bow ties.
We can’t deny it anymore, Winter is here. As I write this, it is currently snowing over New York City. Although we don’t like to be cold, we do look forward to winter for all the great sweaters. A good sweater makes the cold worth it. Since it’s getting colder by the day and the holiday season is fast approaching, we decided to put together a special selection of 12 winter sweater we’re loving right now. Consider it our gift to you. Happy holidays!