The Hill-side has been trading in rare Japanese textiles for years, with their idiosyncratic ties loved the blogger-world over, and now they’ve gotten the brilliant idea of turning some of the scraps into iron-on patches.
Technically, you can use them to spruce up any clothing looking a little worse for wear, but we like the idea of an elbow patch—it’s no secret that we’re fond of a good set of elbow patches, but usually they’re your typical leathery or tweedy patch meant to blend in more than stand out. Since all of the packs come with three different patterns, you’ll either have to mismatch your elbows, fun-shirt-style, or buy two of the same set.
We’ve been tracking the meteoric rise of menswear’s all-around stand-up guy, Todd Snyder, and his eponymous label for the past couple years now.
And here’s proof, once again, that the guy can do no wrong: his new line of sneakers (in collaboration with Kempt summer-footwear favorite, SeaVees) has just launched.
They’re the sort of rubber-bottomed, city-to-beach weekenders that are right on time for the warmer months to come—and they’re a little more #menswear than your average cotton sneaker. Case in point: the navy pair have a herringbone weave that looks a lot like your favorite tweed blazer. Our favorites have to be high-tops, with a Chuck-like silhouette and Japanese twill upper.
The other day we received a curious invitation to a 24-hour sleepover with promises of reading, writing, painting and pondering...
Naturally, we obliged, and ended up happening upon one of the most unusually spectacular scenes we’ve ever encountered: pajama-clad ballerinas draping doorways in calisthenics, jazz-fueled pillow fighting and the soft, familiar scent of whiskey and bedsheets.
Because friends don’t let friends look disheveled in black tie. (This snap comes from last night’s Time 100 Gala, when the magazine honored their picks for most influential people of the year.) The approving gaze of Justin Timberlake says it all.
It plays out like a flowchart of footwear maintenance based on what material you’re working with (suede, calfskin or shell cordovan) and how much time you’ve got (no-huddle, two-minute drill, etc.), which then leads you to the proper tools and procedure. It’s especially well timed as the spring and summer footwear comes out of storage.