About two years ago, we discovered a Chilean footwear brand called Sitrana. Do you remember? We told you about them here. At the time, I had a chat with the founder Eric, who explained to me that he had just opened their first Chilean store and that one of his goals was to find stockists and eventually open a store in the US. I’m therefore stoked to announce that Sitrana is opening its first New York location in Brooklyn this week! And you’re invited…
If you read the blog regularly -or even only semi-regularly!- then you know we have a thing for well-made, streamlined timepieces. And speaking of... We just discovered Monforti, which manufactures its watches in Italy. They stood out to us because they make choosing one of their watches a truly personal experience, given the wealth of options they allow you to choose from.
As you know, we aim to curate the world of independent and heritage menswear. And today, we’d like to introduce a Belgian brand that has been around since the 1920s: Ruitertassen. For some mysterious reason, we’ve only discovered it recently… But at least we have and our timing is perfect since the brand just launched a new version of its e-shop!
Over the past couple of years the denim shirt trend has mad a huge comeback. Everyone seems to be doing it. But that doesn’t mean they’re all doing it right. Don’t get me wrong, as a denim aficionado, I’m happy to see more brands getting into indigo. But cheap fabric just doesn’t cut it for us. We’re into sturdy garments that last, and that’s not how most labels work, unfortunately. Very upsetting indeed.
This isn’t the first time we write about French footwear brand Schmoove (nor that we include it to one of our selections of menswear). The reason being, well, that we’re fans. For the last 15 years, the brand has, collection after collection, perfected its style, which mixes classic designs and original details. To the point that it’s kind of become the label’s signature.