New Era has released a heritage series called the “1934 Collection” to celebrate 93 years of quality craftsmanship, along with their longstanding history with Major League Baseball.
The collection consists of a six-piece fitted caps that features New Era’s six-panel 19Twenty silhouette.
We particularly love its melton wool construction, the sturdy embroidery, and the leather sweatband on the interior is a comfortable touch of quality. You will definitely get a lot of wear out of these caps.
Available online at New Era.
Six years after working for a famous leather company Anderson’s belts was founded in 1966 by Mr. Carlo Valenti. He used his skills to craft exquisitely woven leather belts. Valenti chose to call his business Anderson’s because of his appreciation for traditional British style.
Today, Anderson’s still adheres to the same foundations that Mr. Carlo Valenti instilled when he started his belt making business. Their belts are made from fine woven leather and are manufactured in Parma, Italy.
Overall, we appreciate the time and true craftsmanship that goes into creating their woven belts.
Anderson’s belts are available online at Mr. Porter.
HAERFEST is best known for their minimalist approach to luggage and accessories. For the coming Spring/Summer 2014 they have released “Collection F” – a collection inspired by the work of abstract painter Ad Reinhardt who is famous for his works in different shades of the same colour.
The collection consists of a Capsule backpack, Briefcase, Backpack, Document Sleeve, Book Sleeve, Pouch and Keychain – all of which are available in vibrant red, black, green and navy.
Available now at HAERFEST.
There are still a few more Winter months left and you should not hesitate to protect your extremities against the elements with Woolrich John Rich & Bros‘ Cabin Hat & Scarf.
Whether or not you like matching your cold weather neckwear with your headwear both are great standalone pieces.
The Grey Mouline scarf and hat are both constructed from a generous combination of high-quality wool, linen and nylon.
Warby Parker was conceived with the intention of providing boutique-quality, classically crafter eyewear without the staggeringly high price point. The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired with a contemporary twist.
Their Palm Canyon collection refreshes some of their best-loved frames – the Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler – in a cool Palm Spring palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand.
Designing and constructing the patterns required a technique that took over a year to perfect, and each pair is distinguished with a unique contrast detail created by melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate and tortoise acetate together. No two pairs are alike.
The frames are available for sunwear or as optical frames.
Available online at Warby Parker.
CHUP (Classic Human’s Universal Peace) is an in-house brand by Japanese textile manufacturing company Glen Clyde that specializes in producing high-quality socks, and since its inception in 1993, has worked alongside numerous retailers and brands to release an excellent array of noteworthy pieces.
CHUP itself refers to the sun, moon, and stars to the Ainu (indigenous people of Japan). The production and design process of the socks are heavily rooted in aboriginal influences, using various motif patterns, family emblems, and unique textiles. In regards to production, each sock is manufactured using recycled Eco Yarn and shaped together using a special stocking frame. Due to the complex nature of the designs and machines used, CHUP socks remain limited in the quantity of numbers produced.
The brand itself carries a selection of a few varied models. Here are a few of the select styles we have chosen as our favorites:
The Fiddle Socks are made of a durable tri-blend consisting of cotton, nylon, and polyurethane. This particular style garners inspiration from the origins of geometric patterns in the Fair Isle Islands. The name “Fiddle” is in reference to the string instrument which gained prominence at around the same time as the creation of the Isle pattern.
Much like the Fiddle Socks, the CHUP Have Socks carry the same properties of using tri-blend, dyed threads. It’s inspiration is based off Nordic sweaters and colors, garnering its ‘Have’ name from the Danish word for ‘garden’. The patterns and motifs used throughout take cues from a plant and nature aesthetics.
Available at HAVEN
Japanese brand Nanamica is renowned for its ability to fuse classic outdoor designs with cutting-edge technical fabrics, which make make for the most innovative clothing and accessories.
Perfect for your daily commute – the highly functional briefcase is constructed using durably lightweight Cordura material. Further, a roll top snap closure with leather strap a buckle secures the large main compartment. The inside of the bag includes two internal pockets, leather handles and complete with an adjustable shoulder strap.
- Cordura Twill Construction.
- Large Main Compartment Strap & Buckle Closure.
- Roll-Top Closure.
- Front Compartment with Zip Closure.
- Leather Handles and Zip Pulls.
- Adjustable Shoulder Strap.
- Internal Pockets.
- Nanamica Woven Logo Patch at Front Pocket.
- Made in Japan.
Available online at END.
Porter is a bags and accessories label originally founded in 1962 by Japanese manufacturer Yoshida & Co. and is often touted as being the company’s flagship brand. The name originates from the term “hotel porter” in reference to the carriers of baggage within the hospitality industry.
This fresh release of the Porter Tanker Wallet comes via inspiration based off the U.S. Air Force “M-1” Flight Jackets. The wallet utilizes an ultra-durable sheen polyamide outer shell, with an excellently contrasted orange nylon lining. Found inside is plenty of card pocket real estate, with a zipped coin pocket and hook hang for maximized functionality.
Kuumba International is a Japan-based company, specializing in the world of lifestyle products such as incense, candles, scented sprays, and acrylic trays. With over 20 years of experience, Kuumba has managed to find a unique niche in providing the market some of the most high-quality aromatic incense that can be found.
The incense themselves come in a variety of scents such as Sweet Mango, Melon Spear, Summer Rain, and many more. In order to achieve such a high-caliber finished-product, the incense must undergo an immaculate process to be naturally and artificially scented, using raw materials such as agarwood, sandalwood, and bamboo.
Available exclusively at HAVEN
Spreaders of positive social contagion Staple and longstanding Japanese bag and accessory maker Head Porter collaborate to release a three-piece collection for the holiday season.
The collection consists of a Rucksack, Tote Bag, and Wallet, each piece is handmade with a heavy duty nylon exterior that features Staple’s unique Bark camouflage print.
The Rucksack features a standard fold-over flap, an exterior pocket, a quilted liner with a “pigeon coop” stitch detail, a side access metal zipper. It includes a removable interior sleeve that can be used as its own separate bag, and a large laptop compartment.
The Tote Bag incorporates a removable shoulder strap, a quilted lining, a removable sleeve that separates to another bag option, and a reinforced bottom. It is finished off with two large exterior pockets with velcro/snap closure, two side stash pockets, and a keychain hook. Lastly, the four-section Wallet features a snap front sleeve with velcro at its main compartment, and two card slots on its back.
The collection is available for pre-order through Staple.