I'll be in New York from the 6th - 10th with the crew for part of Fashion Week. Send me an E-mail or direct message if you want to meet up and cause some trouble, grab coffee, explore or shoot some photos.
Maybe you thought about scooping a pair during the upcoming Black Friday chaos or maybe you have an empty spot on your Christmas list. Either way don't do anything until you check out the Black Warps from Rogue Territory.
I recently got my hands on a pair of tonal Stantons and I love them. This time around I wanted to switch it up from the slimmer Sk fit I usually wear and go with a more classic silhouette that would allow more movement as well as a little extra room for a thin layer underneath if needed during Wisconsin's cold winter months.
The sturdy 14.5oz Japanese selvedge is woven in the famous Nihon Menpu Mill using a white weft that gives the black denim its very unique tone & gritty texture making them a true stand out among most denim today. They also do a great job bridging the gap between the traditional blues and blacks already found in my closet.
During his 7 plus years serving with the Marines, Tim O'Neil, founder of Fidelis Co, was required to have something to write with, and on, at all times and in any condition. Inspired by the notebook and cover he used, O'Neil introduces "in-the-field" toughness and functionality with the The Fidelis Field Notebook.
This every-day necessity is available in 3 colors with highly durable, water-resistant Cordura 1000d fabric, and constructed in Minnesota with 100% of the materials sourced in the USA. (Not an easy thing to do)
The Fidelis Field Notebook is made with common-sense details often lacking in menswear like 4 pen/pencil slots, a durable mesh zip-close phone or change pouch, 2 interior slot pockets, and includes a Rite in the Rain water-shedding No. # 374 pad.
I've had mine for about 3 weeks now, and it has proven to be quite useful in my day-to-day life as well as holding my flight information, ID, cash, change, iPhone, cord, and charger with ease during my recent trip to Texas where I had the opportunity to take part in the creation of The Houston Collective and Party Research.
At only $55.00 I can't think of a better way to stay organized…can you?
This weekend I will be heading to Texas to participate in the first Annual Houston Collective. A series of events that will focus on driving ahead the men's style culture and fashion industry of Houston.
With upwards of 15 styles and over 60 color-ways to choose from, Italian brand Diemme Footwear offers an impressive and vast Fall 2013 Men's Collection. Each pair is hand-made in Italy with strict attention to each and every detail. Only the highest-quality materials and components are sourced from top manufacturers and tanners around the world including Horween Leather Co. here in the US.
Below are my top picks from the Collection. Now please excuse me while I blow this months' house payment and grocery money on my fall rotation.
"These would never leave my feet. A classic Chelsea with just the right amount of everything including a unique Horween deer-tanned bison leather counter. I've had my eye on a few different pairs...until now."
I recently had the opportunity to attend the Askov Finlayson launch party in Minneapolis hosted by brothers and co-owners Eric and Andrew Dayton. The event showcased the launch of their new in-house brand and online shop. Out of a handful of great Made in USA items, The Explorer Pant really grabbed my attention. It's not often you find anything other than Rogue Territory on my lower half, but I just couldn't leave without picking up a pair. And after a few wears, I have to say I am impressed.
Made with nearly indestructible 10.4oz unwashed Japanese Canvas and featuring a reinforced knee and seat, The Explorer Pant wears just as tough as it feels. Eric says these elements were inspired by the brothers' love for the outdoors and weekends spent at their cabin in Northern Minnesota. They really needed a pant that could hold up in all situations, so they decided to produce their own.
They run true to size and have a great cut allowing plenty of movement while still maintaing a slim and clean silhouette. The medium rise fits firm at the waist and makes them comfortable to wear. I simply cold washed them once and hung them up to dry (for my own preference), and they fit me perfectly. With sturdy USA construction and thoughtful details, The Explorer Pant is a new staple in my rotation.