Earlier this month I was able to catch up with the Meermin team when they conveniently hosted a trunk show in Amsterdam, just a few blocks from where I was staying. The brand has perhaps not received as much chatter as they did a few years ago when they were new to the market, but they’re still doing what they do best – making attractive, well-made shoes and selling them at a pricepoint that nobody can touch. […]
Leather jackets are intriguing to me, but I’ve never come close to taking the plunge of getting one. I’ve always been unsure if I could “pull it off” – I often see them looking great on others, but haven’t felt ready myself. After all, I’ve heard leather jackets compared to tattoos – either go all in and get something nice and totally own it, or don’t do it at all. With that said, my thoughts on leather jackets (and my interest in owning one) has begun to evolve when Stoffa launched their outerwear collection last year. […]
If I had to limit myself to footwear from only one region in the world, it would be Northampton in the UK without question. The British style of footwear appeals to me much more than their continental counterparts, and I find that they have a better breadth of styles – from formal to informal – than their American cousins. And if I had to limit myself to one brand from this region (what a horrible fate that would be), I would pick Crockett & Jones. […]
Work boots are not a new thing. Heck, even their resurgence in popularity is not a new thing. The market is pretty saturated, and there are many solid options at all pricepoints, from $200 to over $1000 and everywhere in between. Even so, Truman Boot Co. has exploded in popularity in this crowded space – how?
Well, they kept to their word.
After years of delays, the San Francisco Suitsupply store is up and running, and it feels great. Now that the hangover from the opening party has faded and we’re past the phase of speculation, I thought I’d provide an update on the store and what it offers. […]
I just returned from a brief work trip to Chicago and while there I had the great fortune of touring the famed Horween tannery. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been working with Phil Kalas through Massdrop for a while now, and Phil also heads up operations at Horween. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the place, and I must say that I learned quite a bit. […]
One of the best parts about working in the clothing industry is that it’s allowed me to learn even more about my favorite brands and connect with the people behind them. It can be a lot of fun to obsess over cool products, but it’s even more fun when you can do it with the […]
My bad eyes have made me highly dependent on corrective lenses, and for that reason there has always been a place in my heart for attractive frames. My favorite is the P3 shape – a classic round lens style that features a keyhole bridge. I stumbled upon Garret Leight a couple of years ago when […]
In the same way that our online personas are rarely identical to the way we live “IRL”, I have found that stores usually offer very different experiences between their online presence and physical locations. On the one hand, there are great stores that have existed for decades and are just now beginning to realize the power […]
A few months ago I was having a chat with my friend Jacob about how the idea of “American made” items is often over-romanticized. I told him that I certainly have a tendency to do this; when I hear the phrase “Made in the USA” I like to picture a wood-floored workshop filled with well-worn tools and […]