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.
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.
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.
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...
Another round of glossy style mags has arrived on our doorstep (and possibly on yours), so we’ve put together a reader’s guide for everything that happened in print style this month—including Justin Theroux’s Serpico style to Details’ ode to the male posterior. (Not a joke.)
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.
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.
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]