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Husbands

A few weeks back we received a message from Nicolas Gabard and Synneve Goode sharing their love for the perfect men’s wardrobe in the most beautiful possible way , translated into their own menswear brand from Paris: Husbands. A lovely new brand with a European touch: ‘The shirts… [ Continue reading ]

The Art of Sergei Sviatchenko

'Everything goes right and left if you want it' is the title of the first publication on Sergei Sviatchenko, the good man behind Close Up and Private. The Berlin-based publisher Gestalten released this beautiful book featuring Sviatchenko's modern collages and keen eye on colour. "In the world of contemporary art, Sviatchenko is a provocateur. He draws on and harnesses all of the cultural tides he has experienced in 40 years of image-making. Sviatchenko’s oeuvre spans the known and the unimaginable. It cuts through the boundaries of traditional and contemporary visuals to merge pop culture with politics, personal memory with collective histories, and architecture and science with the logic of dreams." [ Continue reading ]

Tenue de Nîmes Haarlemmerstraat

After months of hard work, designing, building, creating new collections of vintage photographs, frame antique pressed flowers from my grandparents, putting together a diverse collections of boxing memorabilia, we are super proud with the official opening of the second Tenue de Nîmes store in Amsterdam! Housed in Amsterdam's Haarlemmerstraat the store is divided into a separate men's and women's world, referred to as Tenue de Nîmes 'Mesdames' and 'Messieurs'. [ Continue reading ]

Nanna van Blaaderen

When Freunde von Freunden asked me who to visit when in the Netherlands, the first person that popped in mind was Nanna van Blaaderen. The Dutch textile and fashion designer, known for her almost sculptural knitted pieces, welcomed the FvF crew in her house and studio - resulting in a page long interview and and inspiring look behind the scenes and inspirations of Nanna. [ Continue reading ]

The Vintage Showroom

Port Magazine made a lovely video featuring The Vintage Showroom, a company formed in 2007 to house an ever growing archive of vintage showroom and accessories collected by Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett. In the following years the company has become one of the leading resources for vintage menswear in the UK, with their archive covering the early mid 20th century and specializing in international work, military and sports clothing, classic English tailoring and country wear. Douglas and Roy have divided their business in two particular ends. On the one side there is the appointment only showroom/studio mainly used by designers and stylists which is situated near London’s Notting Hill. On the other end there is the, open for everyone, retail outlet located on Earlham Street in Covent Garden’ Seven Dials. [ Continue reading ]

175 years Holt Renfrew

At this moment I'm on my way to Toronto to celebrate the 175th birthday of Holt Renfrew. A few month back they asked me to create a special design for their Hot@175 Mobile Tour, a cross-country, travelling pop-up shop that will sell exclusively designed, limited edition sweatshirts in celebration of 175 years of style. Six designers from all over the world were asked to join and I was honored to be one of them.

The piece I made was inspired on an old Hold Renfrew brochure cover from 1940. We see a beautiful lady in a fur coat, and just between the word 'Furs' and 'Fourrures' is this sweet little icon of a small animal. It was very subtile, and probably no one really mentioned it since it was very illustrative and the full attentions was drawn by the beautiful lady, but it was there. That little animal was the inspiration mixed with the roman numerals 175 and two little minks hidden in the illustration. [ Continue reading ]

Norwegian Rain Spring/Summer 2013

With summer definitely turning it's back on the Netherlands and the familiar climate of rain and wind returning, the time of appropriate clothing is here once again. Some of the finest rain and wind proof clothing comes from the earlier introduced, and evermore incredible Norwegian Rain. The Norwegians have made their lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013 a special one. For the presentation of their upcoming collection the Norwegians have gotten rising modeling star Erjona Ala to feature alongside her father Musa, who's been at his daughter's side from the beginning of her career. [ Continue reading ]

Aether Apparel Autumn/Winter 2012

Let's say good-bye to the summer and welcome the dark winter days with this beautiful imagery, exclusively shared with us by our friends at Aether Apparel. Their new Autumn/Winter 2012 pieces are, with no exception, a stylish collection with an extreme technical hidden side. Lightweight insulated jackets and shells with seam sealed constructions, smart fabrics, hand warmer compartments, pockets with audio cord valves, Recco locators and weatherproof zippers to name just a few of the highly technical details. [ Continue reading ]

Marweather headwear

Launched only a couple of weeks ago we like to introduce to you a new headwear company called Marweather. The company has a clear, and in my eyes attractive, vision: "With a true commitment to craft and thoughtful design, each piece from our collection is individually made by hand with exceptional fabrics, leathers, and hardware."  [ Continue reading ]

60 Year Blank Canvas

Last Friday the Fred Perry Laurel Wreath 60 Year Blank Canvas (Re-Issues) collection landed in stores all over Europe (and next week it will be available in the US). For 60 years now Fred Perry has been a major influence on British fashion and was picked up as an fashion-element by different youth cultures through the decades. To celebrate this important landmark Fred Perry have created a blank canvas capsule range of apparel and footwear - a contemporary take on original styles first seen in the 1952 Fred Perry Sportswear catalogue - which will be be available in the Laurel Wreath collection. [ Continue reading ]

Eastie Empire

During our London visit another great treasure was presented to us by our friends at Sane. The London based Eastie Empire impressed us profoundly. The British sports heritage label, combining all the good traditions of tailoring with bespoke vintage style fabrics delivers in every way. Their alliance with long established British mills is key to generating the high standard of fabric which is used. In thi process old manufacturing techniques are revived to deliver the shown authenticity and style with substance. [ Continue reading ]

Richard Anderson – Ready to Wear

While in London I’ve visited the good folks at Sane Communications and came back extremely excited and inspired by what they are doing. They’ve just shared one of their new clients, Richard Anderson and his Ready to Wear collection, with me. A wonderful collection of ‘quintessential sartoria’ from… [ Continue reading ]

Bradley Wiggins for Fred Perry

While Bradley Wiggins will hit the first mountains during the 10th stage of the Tour de France, Fred Perry released this special collaboration. Cycling jerseys were standard mod-attire during the early 1960’s, and Wiggin’s collection is inspired by this unique relationship between the sport and… [ Continue reading ]

Maison Kitsuné Spring/Summer 2013

Today Maison Kitsuné released a preview of the spring/summer men’s collection for 2013. Inspired by the West Coast athletic man as an elegant city gentleman the collection comes with a relaxed, sporty chic style, while still keeping its preppy identity. Highlights of the collection include the one-of-a-kind hoddie made of Jules Tournier fabric, shirts in Japanese and Thomas Mason fabric, jackets and shorts in an array of different fabrics, such as the Japanese check and the Italian seersucker. [ Continue reading ]

Creative for Us – from Romania

Something for a rainy sunday afternoon like this: A new publication from a corner of Europe where we’d least expect it from: Bucharest, Romania. Creative director Stefan Trifan started an art, culture and fashion magazine bringing together the best ideas and most wonderful people of Romania. Featuring interviews,… [ Continue reading ]

Modern Matter 02

A new issue of Modern Matter magazine, covering a nice mix of technology, style and conceptual art, was released last weak. In this 230 pages heavy issue an exclusive cover-shoot by Jurgen Teller. A conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dimitar Sasselov about art and astronomy. John Baldessari… [ Continue reading ]

Won Hundred bike

A very stylish collaboration between two highly aesthetic Danish companies, Won Hundred and Cykelfabrikken. They’ve created a limited edition collection of three handcrafted leather bags that go with a customized bike. The scandinavian simplicity and classic cool meet some real functionality in the briefcase, the… [ Continue reading ]

Suit Up or Die

There's a new magazine, and this time not a paper one, but a beautifully designed online publication. Please welcome the first issue of the Swedish online magazine Suit Up or Die. A magazine dedicated to style, sharing 'a look at how fashion, art and aesthetics are being transformed by the online revolution'. A magazine sharing new impressions and ideas, visual, intellectual and spiritual for the ones who knows that to relieve boredom you have to love what you do or do what you love... We like that very much! [ Continue reading ]

Snowdon Blue

Today Acne will release its latest collaboration, an ode to the blue shirt, a book with sixty portraits by London born photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, better known as Lord Snowdon. It will be a beautiful collection of blue shirts inspired by those worn by the famous people in Snowdon’s portraits, including Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Graham Greene, Sidney Nolan, Manolo Blahnik, Agatha Christie, Tony Blair, David Bowie, and the Prince and Princess of Wales, to mention a few. [ Continue reading ]

FAT Magazine

Copenhagen-based design agency Dyhr.Hagen recently published FAT Magazine. A beautifully made magazine with an international outlook and global scope. Fat stands for Fashion, Art, Type & contemporary genres that offer mutual inspiration. Sounds like everything we love! The second issue, issue B, features some lovely… [ Continue reading ]

Aether

Yesterday we've received this amazing set of images from the sophisticated and elegant outdoor label Aether. Aether was started by the two LA film producers Palmer West and Jonah Smith in a need to create something between the obvious performance-driven, and not-so-good-looking brands, and aesthetically pleasing who suffer from a lack of quality. The result is a collection with modern styling and tailored cuts that are paired with the function of high-tech weather, oil and dirt resistant fabrics. Beautiful gear in which you don't look like going for an arctic expedition, but rather travel to beautiful places, with beautiful people. Something we really like! [ Continue reading ]

A Guy’s Guide to Style

Berlin based fashion writer Bernhard Roetzel, known from his book ‘Gentleman. A Timeless Fashion’, just published a new book called ‘A Guy’s Guide to Style’. The book with 240 pages with more than 350 illustrations, is written like a friend you ask for… [ Continue reading ]

Clemens en August

Clemens en August is coming to Amsterdam again. The concept of a traveling and very exclusive collection changed a little since it is available online as well, but it’s good they are continuing the traveling and temporary gallery store. The 2012 Spring-Summer collection looks amazing with… [ Continue reading ]

Acne Paper 13

Acne just released their 13th issue of the Acne Paper, themed ‘The Body’. A beautiful associative document ‘from the manifestations of our esteem for physical beauty to philosophical metaphors for corporal complexity and spiritual ideas; from the mythological and the divine to the disturbing and the macabre…Instead of… [ Continue reading ]