Commonwealth Proper Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Commonwealth Proper have only been in the custom suiting game since 2009, but they have already garnered a slew of happy clients and a lot of positive feedback. Their Fall/Winter 2011 samples feature something special for virtually every well-dressed gentleman. Whether you prefer modern slim-cut suits in classic colours, or more daring pieces like the…

Junya Watanabe eYe Comme des Garcons Patchwork Shirt

From Junya Watanabe eYe Comme des Garcons comes this beautifully whimsical ‘Patchwork Shirt’. Available in both the blue & white base-colors pictured, the shirt features contrasting plaid pockets, blocked shouders, & elbow patching. Overall, it’s a bold look that few designers – certainly Watanabe among them – can pull off. Available now at Comme des…

Salvatore Piccolo x Monocle Dress Shirt

Monocle has been ramping up their collaborative efforts recently, with the latest result being this beautiful dress shirt made with Naples-based Salvatore Piccolo. The shirt is available in two limited edition fabric finishes: a cotton-canvas & a washed with thin blue striping to set it off. Available now at Shop Monocle.

Rose and Born Fall/Winter 2011

Stockholm’s menswear retailer Rose and Born have just released their fall/winter ’11 lookbook online showcasing their meticulously curated picks from some of the most respected brands in the suiting game. You’ll also notice some pieces from the store’s in-house suiting label peppered throughout the spread.

Video: A Conversation with Nick Wooster

Whether you agree with Nick Wooster’s personal style choices is completely irrelevant. What’s relevant, however, is how well he understands the recent shift in menswear. He fully understands how the younger guy is more concerned about quality and how a garment is constructed then perhaps ever before. This video gives an introspective look into his…

Rugby Ralph Lauren Bleecker St.

When I first heard that Rugby would be opening a menswear only store on Bleecker St. in NYC, I was intrigued by how the store would hold up against its University Place counterpart. Blogger Hollister Hovey covered the opening, and based on his photos alone, I can safely say that the company has elevated the…

Club Monaco Fall 2 2011 Collection

Club Monaco is no stranger to suiting, and have been offering gents quality options at affordable prices for years. Their suits come in two very different fits: the “Kennedy” (full straight leg pant, relaxed fit jacket) and the “Wright” (tapered leg pant, fitted jacket with narrow lapels, higher button closures). It doesn’t take a genius…

GANT by Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2012

Michael Bastian’s exceptional work with GANT over the past few seasons has absolutely been irrefutable. If you’ve been reading Bastian’s blog — which you should be — you’ve likely picked up some of his inspirations for his collections this year. For his s/s ’12 collection with GANT, Bastian drew inspiration from the colourful Hawaiian islands.…

Michael Bastian Spring/Summer 2012

After fully digesting Michael Bastian’s mainline “comeback” presentation (I know he loathes that term), I can safely say that Basty is continuing to elevate his collections. This time by drawing in-depth inspiration from the life of James Dean. Some of my favourite pieces from his s/s ’12 collection are the beige knit crew neck sweater,…

Beams Fall/Winter 2011: Mr. David for Gentleman Wardrobe

Japanese retailer Beams have unveiled a sharp fashion spread entitled “Mr. David for Gentleman Wardrobe.” Not only do the garments look incredibly luxurious, but the styling is on point, too. The plaid sport coats are certainly noteworthy pieces that just scream autumn. The Black Watch model particularly caught my eye. Pair it with a crisp…

Ben Sherman ‘Modern Classics’ Shirt Collection

Last week we got a peek at the latest Ben Sherman Oxford from the anticipated ‘Modern Classics’ collection. Today we have a slightly more in-depth look at the line of button down collared shirts. What began as a work shirt but quickly became a UK style choice, Ben Sherman’s button down tops, have been the…

Keith Haring x uniform experiements Dress Shirts

uniform experiement has teamed up with the Keith Haring estate on this series of limited edition shirts. Available at the SOPH store in Hong Kong, the shirts are an interesting ‘collaboration’ in that they’re basically a licensing deal. The shirt is a regular uniform experiment shirt with a neon Keith Haring graphic screened onto the…