December 11, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS


Barbour International Brand has been around since 1894 and have a royal warrant to provide waterproof and protective clothing to the Queen, but the family-owned company has a lot more to offer than just their famous wax cotton or quilted jackets. You can bet that everything this heritage and lifestyle brand makes will be right at home in the English countryside or on your block; their assortment now includes a full wardrobe of classically designed trousers, shirts, knitwear and accessories to go along with their outerwear. Barbour International Brand describes itself as British to the core and we agree. Find out for yourself when Barbour joins the outdoor-inspired Above Tree Line section at Capsule New York.




Hey, we're not jaded but few new brands have impressed and surprised us the way London-based Fourth & Main have. Firstly, just two seasons old and Fourth & Main exhibits the impeccable styling and quality more often found in a much longer history. But we're really loving the intricate intertwining of the brand with a community of some of London’s finest arbiters of cool via the seasonal Fourth & Main Journal—a high-quality, carefully edited, beautifully designed magazine featuring artwork, photo shoots and thoughtful articles reflecting the mood of British contemporary creative culture today. The duo behind the label, James Wright and Nikhil Adwalpalkar, even found time to open a flagship store in the historic Carnaby Street area. Come see why we're wowed, only at January's edition of Capsule Paris.




A portmanteau of glove and overall, classic British brand Gloverall is synonymous with the duffel coat and well they should be: they originated it. Freda and Harold Morris founded the company in 1951, originally selling overstock of military-issued coats and quickly manufacturing the duffel coat themselves (they replaced the rope fasteners with leather ones and added a horn toggle, making it the coat we know and love today). Still made in England, the coat has deep associations with the country and has outfitted everyone from beatniks and art students of the 50s and 60s to rockers like Belle and Sebastian and Franz Ferdinand. Come see classic British cool on view at Capsule Berlin.




Southwick’s founders were Italian immigrants who described their attitude toward suiting as “traditionally British,” in that mix alone, you've got an overarching vision that is distinctly and uniquely, American. Emphasizing quality and craftsmanship since the they opened up shop in Massachusetts in 1929, Southwick began using their signature natural shoulder style as a reaction against the trendy exaggerated shoulder pads and harsh tapering popular at the time. That clean and relaxed style has proven timeless 'round these parts, allowing Southwick to continue doing what they do best for generations. We're so happy to welcome the Southwick team to Capsule New York this season.