Thursday, February 17, 2011

Raw Silk Tie: Things I Have

Last weekend while in NYC I did a little bit of shopping. I had some time before the Loden Dager show and so stopped into Bergdorf's... namely I wanted to see the Spring collection from Marlon Gobel. But as I walked in there was a mannequin wearing a seersucker jacket and an amazing raw silk tie.

I was totally taken and went to check out the full line of these ties... by Drake's of London, for Bergdorf's. After a lot of indecision (there were so many great color combinations), I settled on this one with red, white, and blue stripes.

It just really caught my eye, and gave me a sort of Thom Browne moment.

Of course I then had to wear it out! So here's me doing NYFW in aforementioned raw silk tie. I love it!

Schott x Converse Hightops: Things I Want

Another great hightop option, this one in a collab between Schott and Converse. I really like the look of the navy blue leather, the zipper all the way up the tongue, and the details in the stitching.

This is an example of a collaboration that draws on DNA from both brands involved, stays true to both, and produces a great product!

See more closeups via Hypebeast.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Swimwear from Warriors of Radness: Things I Want

This is not my first post about Warriors of Radness (nor do I suspect it will be my last). It's no surprise the label was nominated for GQ Best New Menswear Designer of the Year. Just really great stuff season after season.

And while it is currently 20 degrees in NYC, I am heading to Sydney in two weeks... and boy do I want this swimsuit from their S/S 2011 collection.

Love the way they've mixed up the rainbow, which also ties into the Gay and Lesbian Surf Association (GLSA) references designer Rick Klotz shows throughout the line. Read more about that here in his recent GQ interview.

I picked up this preview from Selectism. You should check it out too.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Spring/Summer from Freshjive: Things I Want

Getting in the mood for summer is easy with the bright + colorful collection from Freshjive.

I am really into the shorts, the striped button downs, and the tank tops. Actually I want all of the tank tops. Great colors, fun patterns, and really look fresh (excuse the pun) for warm weather.

Came across the new collection on one of my favorite new sites... Antenna Mag! Head there to check out the rest of the shots.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ceramic Bowtie: Things I Want

As I've previously written, I am accumulating quite a collection of bowties. Most of them are of the cloth variety, although I do have one made from a Ken doll's head. (In case you missed it)

Now this morning I see this amazing ceramic bowtie, from Italy. I definitely want to add this to my collection -- love the take on the traditional tie, and this is definitely a conversation starter.

Via Hypebeast, the ties are produced by Cor Sine Labe Doli and come in black (shown here) or brown. Check them out!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Michael Bastian for Gant Spring 2011: Things I Love

If you haven't yet been convinced of the brilliance that is Michael Bastian's collaboration with Gant... well, here's one last shot. It's the video lookbook for the S/S 2011 release...

Bastian continues to inject core Americana into the line -- you definitely see his design DNA in there, all while staying true to Gant's history and branding. When you see this collaboration at retail it lives so harmoniously with both the Gant Rugger line.

After watching the video a few times, I am putting quite a few items on my wish list. But I think the seersucker pants are my #1 must have. After that I love the multi-colored panel striped shirt, the canvas jacket, and the worn denim.

Kudos to Bastian and his team, both for another fantastic collection and for the recent GQ Menswear Fashion Designer of the Year nomination!

Check out the video + then make your own S/S '11 wish list.