We’re starting to see some Colorado-based brands crop up who are making fresh menswear and accessories that reflect a rugged sense of utilitarian chic that translates across lifestyles. Winter Session has to be one of the coolest brands we’ve discovered lately and they’re straight outta Denver.
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Here’s a fun startorial fact for you. On average, men spend 732 minutes a year thinking about socks. Now I like a nice pair of socks –don’t get me wrong. And when I see some that are unique, I gotta have them. But generally speaking and on most days, I just need a pair that does the trick. And that’s what Blacksocks is all about. Sturdy socks that do the trick, delivered to your mailbox –when you need them.
A great outfit and accessories mean nothing if they’re not accompanied by proper grooming. We see this time and again, a guy can have the best look from say shoulder to toes but often falls short from neck up. It’s not always intuitive. I remember those first adolescent shaves and nicking my face and feeling like I’d never master the whole shave game.
Last month, we told you about Ruitertassen and their collection of –what they call– old school career bags. And old school they are… As the brand has been around for almost 100 years. Since we last wrote about it, the belgium brand has launched the Vanguard collection, an updated version of their best-selling bag.
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…
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.
Escuyer. Rings a bell? Well, it should! We told you about the Belgian underwear brand almost two years ago. At the time, the brand had just gotten nominated for a Design of the Year award at the Design Museum in London and we had been seduced by their aesthetic. The label is back with a new collection of socks. It is well made and we’ve got the video to prove it!
Last week, our curated selection of menswear was about going back to work after a well-deserved Summer break. This week, it’s about going back to the gym! Not an easy task for some of us… I’ve always been kinda sporty, fencing competitively in my teenage years and running quite a lot since. Most recently, I’ve been into kettle bells and High Intensity Interval Training, which I started doing at a cosy studio near work. Finding the right environment to work out is important. But finding the right gear is equally as important. And speaking of which…