This week I posted these pics on my tumblr and it was incredible how much people reblogged some of the pictures. Click here for more info about the brand.
The famous number 7 tie.
The tie, which has been snapped by street fashion bloggers from acorss the globe, is usually made of wool or wool and cashmere and features a hand-embroidered number 7 on the front of the tie. The story is that the tie was made 3 years ago. Signor Lino Ieluzzi from the famous Al Bazar store in Milan, always had an affiliation with the number 7, he was born on the 7th of October and had found many lucky encounters with the number 7 in his lifetime. The ties are almost always made from cloths other than silk. Signor Lino much prefers cashmere, wool and linen blends for ties over pure silks. (pic via guerreisms)
"Where American is made"
The name Shinola was a household name from 1907 till 1960, as a American brand of wax-based shoe polish. The original trademark of the Rochester, NY based company was filed in 1929. Shinola/Detroit LLC purchased the name from the defunct shoe polish company and now they're putting a shine on new Made in the USA products like watches, bicycles, leather goods, journals and....shoe sine in Detroit, Mi.
They recently opened a store in New York, the store itself has been meticulously renovated to honor the history of the neighborhood and the building. From a design standpoint, inspiration the comes from artist Donald Judd's library in Marfa, TX, and they managed to get their hands on an incredible 1930s Bronze Mercator map, which in all honesty is worth coming into the store just to see.
Shinola Tribeca Flagship
177 Franklin St.
New York, NY 10013
Last Sunday I was biking through my town and all of a sudden I stood face to face with an original American Diner. Hidden in the middle of a park close to the centre of Almere. The Diner dates back to the late 40s and it's original place was Philipsburg, NJ. at the border of Pennsylvania & New Jersey in a Philipsburg was the gateway between those 2 States that's why they called it the Gateway Diner.
The legend was that the Rolling Stones ate here in the 1970's and raved about its authentic 'Jersey "diner culture". This was probably a stopping-off point between gigs in NYC and Philadelphia.
After some wandering around through Germany, the Gateway Diner opened it's door in 2010 at it's present location Beatrix Park, Almere. Finally I found my place to get that American Experience and sip on a original made Milkshake......I'll be back. (most pics are mine except the first & last ones)
I had the pleasure to visit the brand new showroom of Hackett in The Netherlands. Recently they moved from Amsterdam to Haarlem, situated in a monumental building from the 1890's, with it's original ornaments. The collection is divided over 3 rooms with each it's own atmosphere. Starting with the tailored collection called Mayfair. Then there is a room for the Aston Martin & Cooper collection. The Cooper collection is a collaboration with the Cooper family (indeed the ones from Mini Cooper) nowadays they are making bicycles. The Cooper collection is sophisticated and functional. The largest part of the main-floor is reserved for the Hackett Casual collection. This room is extended with a conservatory. Club blazers, fair-isle's, cricket sweaters and bow-ties, you named it and you find it in this area. Last but not least the accessory room, this room is one big suitcase packed with shoes, from espadrilles till Belgian loafers, bags, cufflinks and much more. Thanks to the nice staff it was a great experience to see the world of Mr. Classic
GANT takes us to Stockbridge, Ma. for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. (pics via Iluxury)
Seeing the first images makes my curious to the rest. I'm looking forward to receive the catalogue in my mailbox.