Ovadia & Sons Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Up-and-comers Ovadia & Sons have been setting the bar really high as of late. Almost every piece in their autumn/winter ’11 collection is a true gem. From the slim trousers, colourful cords, double monks (suede and pebbled leather), and everything in between, the brothers are giving you no excuses not to look your best this…

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…

Vivienne Westwood – Double Breasted High Collar Peacoat

Punk designer turned high street designer Vivienne Westwood, makes good use of the peacoat template on this fetching interpretation. Tradition is hinted at, with it’s mid length, brown button design. Westwood gets edgy however, with a leather strap, on the outrageously hug collar. Coming up to chin height, the strap fastens around the neck, for…

GANT by Michael Bastian Corduroy Smoking Jacket

Designer Michael Bastian has collaborated with GANT to bring to us their modern version of a classic smoking jacket. MB chose a red cord shell with black elbow patches and black shawl lapels for a very classy, luxurious look. It features side vents, contrasting woven leather button details and is fully lined with contrasting gingham…

N4 Fall / Winter 2011 Collection

Maybe one of the most frustrating things about fashion is finding a fabulous piece or brand, only to realize that it’s not offered in your country. That being said, Japanese label N4 was about to do that to us, but now is looking to expand into international markets much to our delight. The label began…