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A Spring-Ready Denim Jacket

Continuing on our springtime white denim kick, we thought we’d pass along this undyed denim jacket from H.W. Carter & Sons.

The designer is Greg Chapman, the same outerwear savant behind Schott’s Perfecto Brand, so he knows his way around a jacket. But unlike the biker jackets of yore, this is all 19th-century military flourish. (Check out the brass buttons and regimental pockets, for example.) And just like those white jeans, it’s Cone denim that will build up an interesting wear even without the help of indigo.

Just don’t wear them both at once.

Scenes From the Capsule Show

The trade show/blogger convention known as Capsule has come and gone, and apart from a few stand-outs (which you’ll be hearing about in the weeks to come), it was a blur of handsomeness: plaid after plaid, camo after camo, and more good ideas than we’ve ever seen in one place.

So we thought we’d pass on the menswear headrush in the best way we know how—lots and lots of photos.

Our favorite photos from Capsule, including Monitaly, Velardi and a certain vintage Brooks Brothers jockey helmet…»

The Best New Designers of 2011

A lot of great new labels arrived on the scene in 2011—the most we’ve seen in recent memory—so we thought we’d give a much-deserved victory lap to our five favorites. They range from homegrown Italiana to biker-tough outerwear, and they’ve been pulling together some of the most exciting ideas in menswear and making clued-in gentlemen look like rock stars from February on. If you were waiting for a chance to get acquainted, now’s the time.

Ladies and gentlemen, the class of 2011»

The Next Side

The Hill-Side

The Hill-Side’s latest lookbook arrived this afternoon, sketching out their plans for Fall and Winter, and it’s handsome stuff.

The lookbook shows off the same rugged scarves and ties you’d expect with a few new accents for fall. This time around, they’ve also recruited house favorites like David Coggins and Schott Perfecto’s Greg Chapman to model the goods. We’re especially taken by this chap’s floral tie, especially when worn under a faded denim jacket, but there’s plenty more to like after the jump.

A tour of Hill-Side’s latest goods»