Recently, I met Kevin Payne at the Tommy Hilfiger Showroom in Amsterdam. Kevin is the director of Graphics and Branding at Tommy Hilfiger, but next to that he is a vintage geek and that's where it all started. The People's Place Originals capsule collection pays homage to People's Place, the first store Tommy Hilfiger opened as a teenager along with two friends in his hometown of Elmira, New York in 1969. It became one of the coolest hangouts in this small town. The People's Place Originals collection was first offered in Spring 2015, the seasonal collections are sold alongside Hilfiger Denim's collections.

For the SS16 collection, Kevin took his inspiration from the skate and surf scene of the West Coast. The cool and relaxed vibe of California, with places like Venice Beach and Santa Monica in the 70's. He found some great items at the Rosebowl flea market which inspired him to do some heavy washes on T-shirts and combine Hawaii print shirts with Army Jackets. It's a small capsule which contains as said sun faded Hawaii shirts, Army Jackets with patches, sun bleached T-shirts with surf prints and some beautiful selvedge denims of Italian fabrics. The collection is rich of details with special made People's Place buttons, hangtags etc. and even the showroom breaths a vibe of Venice Beach with some great vintage furniture, skate-and surfboards placed everywhere.

Be patient because the Tommy Denim People's Place SS16 Collection will be in store as of Feb. 2016.



The Pet Shop Boys sang about the New York City Boys and George Elder shoot them in the streets of  the city that never sleeps.



As I was adding my list with addresses I want to visit when I'm going to New York this October is stumbled via Selectism and Unabashedly Prep On a vintage store called Wooden Sleepers in Brooklyn, NY. The pictures confirmed me that this is a must add on my shopping list.
And if you have plans as well to visit the city that never sleeps here is the address:

Wooden Sleepers
416 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231



Nigel Cabourn can be described in one word: consistent. The British designer has been running his namesake label for nearly 50 years with no sign of slowing down.
As expected, Cabourn presented a British workwear-inspired collection with a certain sense of modernity that can only come from him. Yes, we do get a “heritage” vibe here, but there’s more going on. Extra baggy khaki trousers compliment long dresshirts with pockets. Did we mention overalls? About 30% of this collection is also a collaboration between Cabourn and Lybro, a 1920s Liverpool workwear brand recently revived by him. Even the signs used as props in this lookbook are genuine 1940s Lybro vintage advertisements — consistency at its best.



Above you see some pics of the Fall/Winter 2015 collection of Canada Goose. I visited their showroom in Antwerp, Belgium already in February. I had to wait to post these pictures until the first goods will hit the floor and with 25 degrees Celsius and more they just did.

Canada Goose was founded in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada in 1957 by Sam Tick, under the name Metro Sportswear Ltd. After spending years working as a cutter in other factories, it was time for him to start his own business. Metro made woolen vests, raincoats, snowmobile suits, and other functional outerwear before creating down-filled jackets in the early 1970s. 
Canada Goose uses coyote fur around the hoods on their jackets because it never freezes, doesn't hold water, and the uneven hair lengths create a windbreak that protects exposed skin, helping to reduce heat loss from the face. This holds as true in urban environments as much as it does in the high Arctic.