This weekend the GANT Flagship store will be transformed from a Summer look to the new Fall/Winter 2011 collection. They asked me to help them out, so I will be in Antwerp the next 2 days. For sure you will see the outcome later this week.
Solden is the French word for "Sale" and that's exactly the best period in Belgium to complete your wardrobe, I bought myself with discount a great cotton black watch jacket of Woolrich Woolen Mills and a slim cargo of Icon Pantaloni Torino a sub label of PT01 & PT05. Let the summer begin......
The Eton Collar or better known as the Club Collar, was most popular during the first decades of the 20th century, but it is working on a come back. You could find some great examples on the street during the Pitti uomo fair in January but also this summer. The club can be worn pinned or unpinned. Unstarched, it's better with less formal suits or jackets in flannel and tweed, wear it with a skinny tie and you are up to date.
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, professional racing driver and ....style icon. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award for best actor in the 1986 movie The Color Of Money and 8 other nominations. He also won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club Of America road racing, and his team won in IndyCar racing. The "cargo" pant reminds me of a Michael Bastian cargo pant, don't you think?
Unionmade was founded in 2009 by Todd Barket and Carl Chiara, two apparel industry die-hards with almost forty years of creative and design experience between them. The store offers garments that are simple, durable and timeless. This back-to-basic approach has given the store a reputation for being one of the best in the States. The store does collaborations with different brands, like Alden en J.Crew etc. Check their site for a full list of brands they run in the store. Go West and visit this gem at 493 Sanchez Streetat 18th, San Francisco, California - U.S.A.
Barena is a Venetian clothing company founded in 1961 by Sandro Zara. Barena takes it's name from the Italian word barena, meaning a zone that is between land and lagoon. Originally, Venice was only lagoon, barena, and other little islands. The brand's inspiration is rooted in the ruggedness of that environment and the people - farmers, hunters, and fishermen - who inhabited it. Pieces are constructed from high-quality natural fabrics, in particular the finest Italian wool for their Fall/Winter collection. I love the knitted blue blazer with camel cable scarf!
Small Carry All
La Manta Messenger
Guatamalan Carry All
Guatamalan Carry All Warm
Will Leathergoods was founded in 1981 in Eugene, Oregon (also known as Niketown) by the Adler family. They make men and woman's leather accessories in high quality and excellent workmanship. The make belts, bags, wallets an other small stuff which are classic, stylish and most importantly, functional. The bags start as from $ 70 till $ 625 and the belts range from $ 90 till $ 185. I love the breaded belt.