Recently J.Crew opened it's 4 Men' Shop @ Time Warner Centre, New York. These men stores are so intresting due to a well curated collection. J.Crew's own label mixed with brands like Alden, Barbour, Belstaff, Drake's, New Balance, Quoddy, Thomas Mason and many many more. But don't expect this atmosphere in every middle of the road J.Crew or you will be disappointed.
Carlos Castillo, the man behind MAN 1924, creates a look which is beyond preppy, not as slick, let's call it City Smart or Classic With A Twist. His signature are the popped collar shirts which you see on all the pics. MAN 1924 has 2 stores in Spain, (Bilbao and Madrid), called one of the favorite stores by The Sartorialist.
Last week you met Greg, he is wearing Classic Specs eyewear a great concept, you buy your frames via internet for only $ 89,-- per frame and you've got a lot of combinations, like frame color, optical lens or for sunwear lens color. Plus they donate 6% from every purchase to New Eyes for the Needy. So support this Brooklyn based company with buying your glasses via them......don't you need glasses yet, it's a great fashion item without optical lenses.
GANT Rugger presented their Spring/Summer 2012 collection in London in a "Gallery" way. The collection was shown in the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, the Painting Rooms are historic studios, aged over the past hundred years, thick with paint-flecked walls. I can imagine that this was the perfect place to present the brand. I'm filled with envy, wish we had an event like this in Holland. (pics via Preposity & Rippedbackpocket)
Last week, Brooks Brothers opened up its Flatiron Concept Store, situated in New York's first Skyscraper at 175, Fifth Avenue. Brick walls and wooden beams are exposed. This store is "Not Your Dadddy's Brooks Brothers" it's geared for a younger customer. The store showcases an assortment of men's and woman's sportswear including Levi's jeans. Preppy is the key word brought together in a creative, playful way. (pics via the urban class boutique)
Fresh Cotton, made a lookbook inspired by Modern Heritage representing their collection. I post pictures from 2 themes called Ivy League and The Outdoors. Fresh Cotton is a Dutch E-shop with international brands like Pendleton, Mark McNairy, Pro Keds, Velor, WoodWood, Levi's, Gant Rugger etc. Great styling guys!!!