Sweden. The place that Ponytail readers would want to visit before they die, and the sort of epic destination one would choose to shoot a Fall/Winter catalogue, which is of course what our friends at Kapital rightly did this season. This time, the elements of greatness like clothes that reek of badassery and a cast and crew who all stand up as rad people in their own right. This book is to be released tomorrow and marks photographer Eric Kvatek’s 33rd book shot for the ultimate denim nerd’s psychedelic dreamland.
We love the direction that style is going in, trends are soon a thing of the past, and we are inspired by the past and present in moving forward. Margaret Howell’s Autumn Winter look book this year is so much of that timeless goodness that speaks to greatness through history, with her romantic poetry that’s woven through every scene. Alasdair McLellan has yet again communicated her exquisite fictional world that we can’t help but think about stories of audacity during war time. Watch the film unfold, the narrative is yours to finish.
It’s almost impossible to go past a David Hart ensemble. So, we couldn’t bare missing his Bauhaus flavoured Spring Summer ’16 showing at Industria Superstudio today for the first day of the New York men’s shows. We asked our pal Emil Corsillo of The Hill-Side to show us his favourite looks, because he has impeccable taste. Pretty much spot on.
It’s not often that you come across a collection where you would see yourself wearing every garment, but Haversack did just that for us this coming season. They nailed that fine balance between looking new while referencing the past, and especially in menswear where so much inspiration is drawn from vintage, it’s hard to maintain a unique and strong aesthetic without being compared to someone else.
Last week saw more hashtag menswear around Paris and online. Parts are still trickling down the web at the moment. Buyers, press, and internet famous dudes flew in to see next season goodness like technical gear, rare weaves, interesting colour ways, and what kind of flavour the future market will be. Here I scouted some of my nerdy favourites from the MAN show, because to be honest it was a stand out in terms of curated coolness. My eye-popping, jaw dropping finds were published on GQ.com for y’all to take in.
Chris Olberding is testament to why style is all about what you’re made of, not about what current trend you’re modelling at the moment. He has built Gitman Vintage on some sound life principles, and those iconic shirts speak of his great values, like making a cut off short sleeved number this season, because fun.
Holy moly lucky us! Yes, we’re totally biased but Tommy Ton definitely has the nose for great style. That’s why he’s brilliant, despite every man and his dog calling themselves a street style photographer [what does that even mean bro?] Greatness shines through by itself. Here are his pics from the menswear season of silly business, Feast your eyes on his delicious looks over at STYLE DOT COM.
The Plotnicki’s behind Merz B. Schwanen are romantics. They have given second life to Industrial revolution era German circular knitting machines to make their knitwear that in turn, is refreshing the ephemeral nature of the garment industry with things that represent long-lasting style.
We take you over to London for the London Collection: Men’s shows where the Nigel Cabourn team killed the runway for a celebration of men and women through History
New Yorker Bank Tangjaitrong writes about his memories of the late Wilfredo Rosario, who could transform garments as if you were the fit model to original designer. His absence is already strongly felt within the tight community of Manhattan.
For Cheeze Magazine’s 11th Anniversary Issue, ’Get Real’, we shot some W’Menswear looks to celebrate great people in the world who embrace newness, respect the past, and are constantly pushing to better what already exists. Grab a copy now, and for those who can’t here’s a little glimpse of funnest-styling-possible in the studio for the issue