Archive for the ‘Menswear’ Category
I’ve got to admit that we’ve neglected any male readers we may have had the past several months. Of course, Brannan has been very busy with the shop’s site and hasn’t had any time to search out menswear type items. So today I’m linking to a few more guy friendly things, you know, if you’re into gender specific accessories. (Re: the cologne – My dad used to wear the Royall Lyme so this brings back childhood memories. The colognes are light and fresh and not overbearing. I despise perfumes, colognes, etc in general, but these get a pass from me! )Actually, all of these items are pretty much unisex, so hooray for that
American sportswear is so ubiquitous in the States that it’s hard to separate the vanilla connotations from the clothing, let alone make it appealing or progressive. In the case of NYC based Johanna Bloomfield, she deftly avoids the pitfalls with her Johannes Faktotum menswear line. Her pieces have a much-needed sophisticated appeal. A/W 2010 channels varsity jackets, preppy school sweaters, and football gear. I’ve posted looks from all three of her collections, but be sure to click over to see more (and click photo above to enlarge)
So I’ve posted about Prose, Swash, and Vilsbøl de Arce recently and was happy to find that Ssaw, based out of Stuttgart, Germany, carries these lines and more. They have a nice, limited assemblage of items so you won’t be overwhelmed by too many choices. And guys – O.M.G.they have the Prose dress I’m nuts about (see above and click to enlarge)! Unfortunately, I’m a little tied up buying inventory for the Pour Porter shop, so I’ll just have to admire it from afar. They will ship internationally, although at the moment their delivery terms are all in German. Prices are in euros, and you’ll have to forgive me for being too lazy to do the conversions for you today
So I admit that I was mostly ogling the beauties above (in the women’s section), but British menswear company, Folk has plenty of nice preppy essentials for the guys and the gals who like to wear menswear. No time really to post my favourites from the clothing sections or the prices, so be sure to click over
We’ve been neglecting the male readers, so today’s feature focuses on Toronto shop Nomad, which stocks plenty of labels like Acne, Nom de Guerre, Opening Ceremony, APC, Common Projects and many others. The shop is set up on a blog, so you search for available products from a ‘Category’ dropdown and I believe you have to call or email them to purchase, but they do list the prices of several of their items. It would be very nice if they expanded their online offerings and set up an actual shopping cart because they appear to have quite a nice selection!