The World of Piombo at Barneys New York

Menswear bloggers can finally rest assured now that Piombo has opened a North American outpost at Barneys New York. Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean got the full scoop on what’s in store for those of us infatuated with the vibrant, colourful garb the brand has to offer. The photos do the clothing some serious…

Baron Wells Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Baron Wells is fast becoming one of our favorite brands for pieces ranging from casual, to full-on formal. Being made in Manhattan’s garment district, the brand seems to have control/access to only the best materials, & the craftsman to turn their designs into reality. The pieces are modern in fit, but maintain a kind of…

The Knottery Fall 2011 Collection

When The Knottery unveiled their inaugural collection this past summer, bloggers went nuts hyping the brand — and for good reason. Jack and Jay, the founders of the company are producing handmade ties out of Brooklyn, NY for $25 a pop. I mean, where else are you going to find quality, made in the USA…

Timothy Everest Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Timothy Everest, the quintessential British tailor has just released this look at his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. A protege of the iconic Tommy Nutter – who dressed acts like the Beatles – Tim, a former creative director of Daks, has carved out a substantial reputation of his own. A member of the MBE, he now dresses…

Cantarelli Sport Coats

Cantarelli may just have some of the best looking sport coats currently on the market. With so many lookbooks highlighting the beauty of the patterned sport coat this season, it feels highly appropriate to showcase the brands that truly shine through the rest. But bold fabric swatches aside, these jackets are fully canvassed and are…

Ovadia & Sons Fall/Winter 2011 Lookbook

Continuing their excellence in menswear design, Ovadia & Sons’ f/w ’11 lookbook really sets off the versatility of their collection. The English Country cordoroy trousers, for example, look exceptional with a sport coat (as pictured) or would work equally as well with a cozy knit sweater. The contrast club collar shirt paired with tab closure…

Video: Anderson & Sheppard’s Tailoring

Anderson & Sheppard is a world renowned bespoke haberdasher associated with London, UK’s historic Savile Row. Although Anderson & Sheppard was once located on Savile Row, the company moved to 32 Old Burlington Street in March 2005. The videos below will give you a in-depth look at the process of going bespoke, and the construction…

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…

Uniqlo +J Fall/Winter Final Collection

In many ways, this final collection from Japanese brand Uniqlo & Jil Sander is the end of an era. The first to bring high fashion influence to a mass market brand, Sander paved the way for others to take up the cause of democratizing fashion. This final collection is one of Ms. Sander’s strongest, with…

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…

Sebastian Tarek Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection

Sebastian Tarek is a shoemaker in the truest sense. Having worked at some of the most prestigious bespoke footwear establishments including world renowned George Cleverley he has turned his attention to his solo project, a range of modern mens shoes and boots made with all the craftsmanship and skill of traditional English makers. Customers are…

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…

Bell & Ross WWI Edition Watches

We’ve long been fans of Bell & Ross‘ elegant yet rugged style, but this latest WWI collection takes their look to a whole new level. Much more refined than the more utilitarian pieces they’re known for, these slimline cases take inspiration from the style of timepiece worn by WWI pilots, who needed a precision instrument…

Video: Ian Velardi Fall/Winter 2011

Creating a promotional video for his debut collection was no difficult task for Ian Velardi. Well, at least it doesn’t appear that way. The style of this video reminds me of the keen eye of photographer extraordinaire, Bruce Weber with its slick, suggestive feel. While having a beautiful model scantily dressed trying on various garments…

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…

Joseph Abboud Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Creative Director Bernard Rojo has conceived this beautiful collection for Joseph Abboud’s Fall/Winter 2011 line. Leaning towards a more traditionally classic British tailoring, the generally muted tones of the line are accented with deep notes of color that we love. The lookbook that was recently put out features the latest looks styled by Allan Kennedy…

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,…

Fine and Dandy Fall/Winter 2011 Neckwear

Who doesn’t love affordable, well-designed neckwear? I mean, really? Fine and Dandy have got you covered this autumn with a sizeable collection of ties in a variety of fabrics. The best part is the price points are between $45 and $54. At that price you’ll be able to stock up and stay guilt-free.