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The 10 Most Important International Menswear Openings

  • Caitlin Ganswindt


As enthusiasts of a well-tailored lifestyle, our quest for noteworthy handsomeness knows no bounds. We’ve trekked the farthest reaches; from Ibiza to London to Aoyama and back to bring you our next installment of the international store report. Think Savile Row tailoring, Japanese surf style and American heritage with some Hong Kong-ese topspin.

Presenting: the 10 most notable new storefronts overseas.»

Your International Guide to the Newest Men’s Shops

  • Najib Benouar

Men's Shops

Worldliness can have its advantages and its drawbacks—knowing the time conversion for Tokyo without hesitation, for instance, isn’t going to help you when you’re in Moscow and in desperate need of a new pair of trousers. And since we’re always here to lend a helping hand, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the newest menswear shops that have sprung up in the past few months in your regular haunts—you know, Moscow, Honolulu—as well as places you might not find yourself too often. Consider this an update to your already-dapper international rolodex of men’s shops.

Your guide to the newest men’s shop openings across the globe.»

The Stat Sheet: A.P.C. x Carhartt Gabrielle Jacket

  • Najib Benouar

Just in at Très Bien Shop is the latest batch of goods from the collaboration between the French selvage-denim-heads at A.P.C. and Detroit’s workwear mainstays, Carhartt—as far as sturdy duck canvas goes, nobody does it better than them. So, naturally, our favorite was the update on the chore coat (translation: it’s cut trimmer than the ones you’ll find in a surplus shop), the A.P.C. x Carhartt Gabrielle Jacket.

Here’s what you need to know about it.»

Leah de Wavrin Is Making Sand Angels

  • Najib Benouar

Workwear That Works: The Carhartt Heritage lookbook is in—with healthy doses of both duck canvas and beards. [Hypebeast]

A Scotsman’s Advice: The Late Late slot can be a rough gig, but old Craig Ferguson seems to always make the best of it. (Like taking the show to his homeland.) [Vulture]

Pictures Worth a Thousand Bucks: Esquire gives us a look at the makings of a limited-edition Leica from Hermès. It’ll make your pictures more handsome. [Esquire]

Toy Story: Henry Ford decided he needed a wooden convertible to drive to his beach house. And the rest is history. [Driven]

A Gentleman’s Guide to the Summer Hat

The sun just woke up. And it is angry.

So while during the other eight months of the year, a brimmed hat might be a lovable affectation, we’ve entered the scorching stretch of days when that brim serves a vital function. You need shelter from the sun—and if possible, you’d like to do it without looking like a complete yokel. If you’re ready to move beyond the baseball cap, we’ve got three places for you to look...

Three prime options for your summer hat»

The Indestructible Blazer

As we head into fall, here’s an alternative to your standard-issue tweed jacket.

It comes from Monitaly, with the same cut as their Italophile blazers and one important difference: the fabric is duck canvas. That’s the same stuff you find on a Carhartt—basically the toughest canvas known to menswear. So despite the dandyish cut and the chambray-and-silk lining, this jacket can handle just about anything headed your way, including any September gusts.

Or any semi-formal construction sites.

The Avant Flannel

Adam Kimmel

File this one along with your pre-fall wishlist. It’s from Adam Kimmel’s forward-thinking Carhartt collab, and a sharp twist on the plaids you’ve been seeing just about everywhere. We’re calling it “futuristic lumberjack.”

That means muted colors and line arrangements that look straight out of Tron. It also means a surprisingly versatile item: Throw a blazer over it and you’ll be straight out of a Woody Allen movie—we mean that in a good way—but leave it untucked and you won’t look out of place at a Fruit Bats show. Not bad, Mr. Kimmel.

Autumn Kendrick Has Deep, Private Feelings About Her Left Shoulder

Our New Favorite Blanket…: …is a wool blanket from Prince Edward Island, where the sheep seem to have superpowers. [Archival Clothing]

Tough as Boots: A 19th century hobo known as “the leather man” is about to be exhumed. Baller. [NYTimes]

Real Talk: Dan Neil makes a serious workwear cred grab, posting pics of his ten-year-old Carhartt jacket and calling out soft-handed hipsters for biting his steez. Mr. Neil, when we bite your steez, you’ll know it. [Wall Street Journal]

And Just Because It’s Friday: Here’s Nacho Figueras riding a Dr. Seuss creature. [The Gloss]

Carolyn Murphy is No Stranger to Pomade


An Un-Single Man: Tom Ford leaves melancholy gay cinema behind and gets back to his first love, titillating ads. We’ve missed you… [Fashion Copious]

Wim and Vigor: A tour through the denim of the rebel state, via Paris, Texas. [The Moment]

The 80s Were a Special Time: We’re pretty sure Kathryn Bigelow is the first Best Director nominee to be involved in a Bill Paxton video. Well, except for Mr. Cameron… [Vulture]

Men at Work: Junya Watanabe and Carhartt join forces for some pretty awesome jackets. [Hypebeast]