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Stanley & Sons

Sure, the hand crafted, bespoke everything craze is in full effect, nowhere more prominently than in Brooklyn, NYC, but, it still makes for some dope goods.

This one in via Secret Forts > Cold Splinters

Stanley & Sons



For lots of awesome pictures visit Secret Forts.

Shwood Eyewear

Handcrafted wooden eye glass frames made in PDX.  Take a gander at this origination story about a few of their frames. From the street to the boutique.

For more on the sunglasses go here.
When we must shop at big box stores, Target is the clear and outstanding choice. They have not forsaken style for cost. Their latest designer colaboration brings one of our favorite brands from the UK into the mix, Liberty of London. Liberty as been collaborating with artists and designers since 1875 to create some of the best print designs in the world, many of which find their way into our closet time and again.

This spring Liberty brings its colorful palette to Target stores in America with men's, women's and home fashions.

Shirts on Film

That purveyor of perfect shirts, Steven Alan, has just released a beautiful short film which highlights his spring / summer 2010 collection.

The film stars montreal based actress, Liane Balaban, alongside New Yorker Matt Creed as they battle the serenity of the country and contemplate the conveniences of the city.  Watch it below. 

a collection of ties


As we wait for the cooler fall weather to find us, we are dreaming about a return to buttoned up collars and sport coats.

In comes The Hill-Side, based in Brooklyn and Connecticut.

Le Sport Sac

It seems that we're on an eternal hunt for a good bag.  We eschew the 'gear' look, we're not bike messengers, thank god we haven't succumbed to the gym-bag-only (though we looking for a good gym bag as well) and brief cases are too impractical for the lifestyle.
This bag from the Guys Collection at Le Sport Sac caught our eye. "Magnet main closure, Two front pockets with zipped closure, Back pocket with Velcro closure, Two side pockets with Velcro closure,Interior organizer pockets, Interior pocket with zipped closure, Two interior mesh pockets, Detachable/Adjustable shoulder strap"

jacobs-lv.jpgThis very charming documentary by French filmmaker Loïc Prigent, follows uber-fashion maven, Marc Jacobs through the creation and presentation of the Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuiton Spring Collections 2007 (with a brief stop in Tokyo where they staged a recreation of the Fall 2006 LV collection - and a mad party).

apcs2008.jpgWell, it is one of our favorite stores! That's why.

The APC spring collection just touched down. Our pick from the men's collection is the double breasted trench coat.



I personally carry a custom designed red python-skin wallet by Shelly Parker. But alas, that one is going to need retirement soon and I've found it's replacement. The new line of men's accessories by Güs look fantastic. They have created both horizontal and vertical wallets as well as our favorite, a beautiful passport folio.

Jordan Mattos

mattos1.jpgIt seems we're on a t-shirt bender this month, but we can't help ourselves. This is the other end of the spectrum from Last Exit to Nowhere. Jordan Mattos designs beautiful, hand-drawn artworks inspired by classic films on plain white T-shirts.

The image above is one of Jordan's t-shirts inspired by John Casavette's "Husbands."  Jordan's shirts can be found in Hannah Clark as well as the inimitable den of downtown cool, Opening Ceremony.

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