Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Anchor Bracelets from Miansai: Things I Have

Ever since launching his accessories brand Miansai, Michael Saiger has been attracting a lot of followers. Using designs of woven ropes, anchors, and fish hooks there is a nautical theme running through many of his handmade pieces.

Given my predilection for anything nautical, I have been a fan of a lot of Saiger's work, so was thrilled to receive some of them for my recent birthday.

I have to admit I was really pleased with how soft the leather is, and I really liked the color contrast, making them easy to mix and match on my wrist. 

While his website has a full offering of products, Barney's carries quite a few of them online and in-store as well. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kane fit jeans from J Brand: Things I Have

This summer I've found a new favorite pair of jeans -- the Kane from J Brand, in the Sid wash. When J Brand asked to send me a pair, I had an idea in my head of pairing this jean with a white oxford and a seersucker jacket (more on that later)...

Last night I wore them and kept getting asked where they were from, so figured I would share! 

I already knew I liked the slim straight fit of the Kane, but the worn in feel of the Sid is a fantastic addition. There are rips at the knees, and a softness in the legs that gives a great texture to the jean.

Last weekend I wore them paired with an oxford and a (Thom Browne) seersucker blazer, and loved the whole look! Summer goodness...

For everyone who wanted to know where to get 'em, head here to the J Brand site and pick up a pair.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Striped Bowtie from Hackett: Things I Have

My friend Mitchell, an intrepid traveler, recently returned from London and sent me a great striped bowtie. He picked it up at Hackett the British brand founded in 1979.

The blue in the stripe is light enough for summer, and the tie has a great texture to it.

I am always a fan of stripe-on-stripe action, so I paired it today with a red and white Shipley & Halmos shirt.

Can't wait to keep wearing this new tie through the summer... cheers!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Yellow Suit from Woolrich John Rich & Bros: Things I Want

Spring 2013 for the Woolrich label John Rich & Bros. has a great blend of traditional silhouettes mixed with technical fabrics and detail.

It was enhanced (for me at least) by a lot of yellow incorporated across the collection. I was particularly drawn to this three piece suit...

I really loved the color but also the waxy/shiny texture of the fabric which definitely helps it stand out (although just the color could probably do that), and keeps it well aligned with the general Woolrich aesthetic.

Overall the collection had a lot of interesting pieces, check them out at The Fashionisto.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Maison Kitsune Spring '13: Things I Love

I was recently commenting on the frequency of shorts suits being shown in Paris and Milan for Spring '13 -- and Maison Kitsune's collection for the season is no exception. And to be clear, I like it! It ties in well to my own tendency towards a cropped look and also helps to beat the summer heat.

This first look from Kitsune is a favorite of mine, with a great shock of plaid. Together it really stands out, but you could take each piece separately and put together a great look.

If you know me, you know I'm a francophile and so the use of the tricolor on this polo will get me every time.

Another (more tame) shorts suit, this one more aligned with traditional suiting, and perhaps a more acceptable option for the office.

Now that Kitsune has a store here in NYC, I've been dropping by to check out their wares in person... but you can get on their website to see more!