Aside from the special occasion, and days lounging on the couch, there’s also the need for everyday essentials. DDUGOFF, designed by Daniel DuGoff, is a New York-based menswear label creating “unbasic-basics” for your normal life. Ease of fit, and beautiful fabrics, elevate the daily grind to something to be seen.
The Jacob Holston customer is a modern man unafraid, to set his own course. The brand’s attention to detail and classic design pair perfectly with the needs of today’s adventurer. Each garment’s rugged sophistication provides the ideal backdrop for the many places the wearer may go.
Bristol was founded in 2014 by lifelong friends, and design partners, looking to bring something different to the industry. The brand’s effortless balance of refinement and spontaneity creates a special space for modern fashion to live. The pieces integrate seamlessly into wardrobe’s of those with the vision to make them their own.
ECOLE DE PENSEE
School of Thought is deeply rooted in the essentials of the utilitarian men’s wardrobe. Constructed in English, Italian, Japanese and Portuguese mills, the detailed construction of each piece, is what matters most, foregoing a constant chase of trends. The way of wearing and interpreting the pieces is inspired by the very personal way of consuming culture and art, in addition to following the same concept of flexibility and freedom that characterizes the latter.
Taiwanese-American designer, Jilleen Liao, began her journey in shoemaking in NYC in 2007. Her experience includes stints at E. Vogel Custom Boots & Shoes and East Village skate shop, Autumn. The designer’s international lens, and first-hand experience in the world of skater style led to Onto. All footwear is produced in limited volume using globally sourced, premium materials. Since 2015, the brand’s ethos of making the most covetable wardrobe staple.
Parisian contemporary hat brand inspired by innovation draws inspiration from our urban subcultural. Created to adorn and be adored for our generation of hat lovers alike. This AW17, joIning forces with Laulhère, the leading made-in-France beret milliner to create an intimate capsule collection in-line berets.
In 2008 the dearth of NYC souvenirs spurred the creation of Balzac Projects. What began as a cool alternative to tourist shirts, has grown into limited edition designs for a discerning crowd. The production of a modern staple, with craftsmanship as its core, has created a fresh take on the tee. Balzac Projects now boasts collaborators that keep the narrative fresh, with plenty that has yet to be written.
Siyen began out of a home studio in South East London, and has emerged on the scene of street style as a force to be reckoned with. The debut collection, “I AM A MAN” explored the similarities between 60’s America and current clothing. The monochrome palette has depth that transcends color, with a seamless exploration of heritage, life experiences and social constructs.
FIELD OF PONIES
Field of Ponies is based in a narrative as fantastic as its name. The London-bred brand, designed by Julie Bérubé, caters to the bold and fashionably fearless. Jerseys and sweatshirt materials make the core collection, with the addition of faux furs, denim and metallic trims. The line’s construction relies on classic craft, like hand stitching, quilting and applique, while telling a visual narrative of what the future of self expression holds.
CULT OF CUDDLE
Cult of Cuddle was born in NYC and established in Istanbul in 2013. The brand aims to speak to consumers across sex, gender, religion, race and background to with artistically-driven premium garments. The thread of black and white throughout collections represents the necessary
balances of life -- good and bad, holy and evil, and day and night.
Nat-2 founder, Sebastian Thies, is a 6th generation shoemaker, with lineage dating back to 1856 in Munich. The footwear line is produced in Italy, and uses innovative materials like wood, woven aluminum and thermo-sensitive surfaces to elevate footwear with modern technology. The roots of the brand lie in the early 90ies graffiti, street- and boardsport culture, admiring the innovative power of the techy, cool 80ies. nat-2 is about passion and style and therefore the brand is not stuck with cliches, following its own path and ideas.The line has been seen in Design Museum London and Opening Ceremony.
John and George began Individualized Shirts as a small operation in 1961 with the simple vision of creating a shirt program that premium retailers could get behind. From their early days in Peterson, New Jersey, the brand became a company that ensures true quality, with a foundation of service that keeps the customer first.
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