Showing posts with label men's clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label men's clothing. Show all posts

Hats Off To Thom Browne and Stephen Jones For Some Seriously Strange Headwear.

Thom Browne's menswear collection for Fall Winter 2014 is both sartorial and satirical, to say the least. Ragged edge plaids, giant fat silhouette suits and autumnal leaf camo face make-up are topped off, literally, by unusual grey flannel and plaid hats and headgear in the shapes of animals. Rabbits as top hats, masks, caps and eyepatches, elephant heads, badger and frog caps, pinstripe bowlers as bears, hunting caps with antlers, driving caps with eyes and cage-like construction. There's even a Bear with a salmon in its mouth as a hat. Designed by Browne, the hats were made with the help of well-known milliner Stephen Jones.

HOM's 2014 Collection for Men (or My Excuse To Post Some Very Hot Men In Undies).

To be perfectly honest, I have featured this new 2014 Spring Summer collection from HOM for the gorgeous models and photography as much as for their well-designed underwear and briefs. So, if you're not in the market for new underwear, think of this as a gallery of abs and eye candy.

Born in 1968 in Marseilles, the HOM brand was innovative in the men's underwear world by creating and selling a product which, for the first time, would propose both comfort and support to its customers.

Since then, HOM has never ceased to offer its know-how and creativity in the men's underwear arena and is now considered a specialized brand in Japan and Europe. The design, shapes, quality and comfort of their products are well-known and have received acclaimed, not only for their underwear collections, but also for their men's pajamas, swimwear, robes, socks and lounge wear, which are very varied and designed to fulfill specific customers’ needs.

Here's are their new underwear and swim trunk styles (broken down by collection) for Spring/Summer 2014:




Black Addict:

Sport (3 styles):

e.Go (8 styles):

Heritage (9 styles):

To see all of the products made by HOM visit their website here or shop their online store here.

Heineken Does Denim. Neighborhood Collaborates With The Brand For The Heineken100 Program.

Heineken, the world's most international brewer, debuts their exclusive denim collaboration with Japanese brand NEIGHBORHOOD for the #Heineken100 program, an exclusive seeding program that celebrates Heineken's "Man of the World."

Overseen by #Heineken100 Creative Director Chris Gibbs (owner of West Coast shop UNION Los Angeles), the indigo denim, rigid narrow jeans include exclusive Heineken green cross-stitching, a custom green leather label, and Heineken-printed label with personalized packaging.

"Similar to Heineken, NEIGHBORHOOD is an international brand that truly believes in providing consumers quality, and is at the forefront of strategic lifestyle partnerships," says Belen Pamukoff, brand director of marketing, HEINEKEN USA. "NEIGHBORHOOD's dedication to this collaborative project has provided the #Heineken100 program a unique offering like no other."

"When working with Heineken on the partnership for this year's program, NEIGHBORHOOD was one of the first brands that came to mind thanks to their signature denim collection, " says #Heineken100 creative director Chris Gibbs. "Both Heineken and I wanted to expand the horizon of this year's products, and also work with a brand that had international reach but selective distribution."

Announced earlier this year as the creative director for the 2013 #Heineken100 program, this is the third partnership under Gibbs' direction.

Prior to the debut of the #Heineken100 X NEIGHBORHOOD denim the brand also released their joint KILLSPENCER backpack in October, and two collaborative chukka boots in September 2013 with acclaimed designer Mark McNairy (all shown above).

Heineken plans to debut their final #Heineken100 collaborative project with iconic artist Eric Haze during the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in December 2013.

"For this project, I wanted to use contrasting stitch colors to evoke different emotions-especially Heineken's signature green," says NEIGHBORHOOD designer, Shinsuke Takizawa. "I am proud to share a product that not only showcases the brand quality, but also highlights a part of my culture with a niche audience that genuinely appreciates it."

In its fourth year, the #Heineken100 influencer program identifies and celebrates various tastemakers across the nation that represent Heineken's "Man of the World." The collaborative products are exclusively available to the 100 individuals on the #Heineken100 list.

Previous collaborations include: Mark McNairy saddle shoes, a Public School camouflage duffle bag, a Tsovet watch, Android Homme sneakers, and tote bags designed by fashion duo Dee & Ricky.

Video footage of Chris Gibbs and NEIGHBORHOOD discussing the #Heineken100 partnership:

Information and images courtesy of PR Newswire and Heineken

A Look At Bugatti's New Lifestyle Collection Including Their High End Hookah.

Bugatti created a buzz during the Milan Fashion's Week launching its new Lifestyle Collection under the headline of "Art, Forme, Technique." The renowned Academy of Fine Arts, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, in Milan set the stage for Bugatti’s launch event which hosted 750 international guests and the Bugatti Brand Lifestyle Team including Franca Sozzani (editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia), Jonathan Newhouse (Chairman & Chief Executive Condé Nast international), Jean Alesi, Lapo Elkann, Daniele Cavalli, Teresa Missoni, James Goldstein, Hofit Golan and many others.

For the launch in Milan, Oscar-winning actor and producer Adrien Brody - special guest of the blue carpet evening - was wearing an Ettore Bugatti Signature tailor-made suit from the new collection.

above: actor Adrien Brody in front of a Bugatti Type 57 Atalante

above: actor Adrien Brody wears an Ettore Bugatti Signature Tailor Made Suit from the new collection

The Bugatti Lifestyle Collection represents the first authentic expression of luxury lifestyle in an automotive brand and includes two lines; the Ettore Bugatti Monogram Line (The EB Collection) and the Extreme Performance Line. In addition to these two lines there will be a Tailor Made / Bespoke programme, which will be available exclusively to Bugatti customers. The collection will concentrate on clothing and accessories in its starting phase to be complemented by design ‘objets’ at a later stage (The $100,000 Desvall Shisha - or Hookah pipe- is part of this collection).

The Desvall Bugatti Branded Shisha (Hookah pipe) is made of Bugatti Blue Carbon Fiber and is stamped with the Ettore Bugatti's initials like the other new items in the EB Monogram line. The Desvall Bugatti Shisha is priced at $100,000 USD  (like the other Desvall Luxury Hookahs)

Massimiliano Ferrari, Managing Director of Bugatti International and in charge of Brand Lifestyle says of the new Lifestyle Collection “It builds on the brand’s deep-rooted heritage and the remarkable vision of its founder. The brand today is a combination of its Italian roots in art and creativity, French passion for luxury and German engineering. The same winning alchemy will now be extended to include accessories, clothing and design articles.”

Bugatti will start in its major markets with exclusive single-brand boutiques, flagship stores and shop-in-shops in the finest department stores, all centered around a striking new retail concept. The retail project also involves prestigious partners, including premium brands in the luxury sector such as Parmigiani Fleurier Swiss watches and Lalique.

The Ettore Bugatti Monogram Line (aka The EB Collection):

The EB Collection was created to express Ettore Bugatti’s self-confident personality and way of living as well as the heritage of his iconic creations in terms of design codes and materials.

The EB pieces impress with their clean, sartorial lines and intensely sophisticated textiles. The largely Italian creative team worked with passion and great craftsmanship and managed to distill Bugatti’s main design cues and transfer them into fashion design: jacket linings and the lower outlines of collars echo the form of Bugatti’s car radiator grills. They took inspiration from historic Bugatti car models, such as the Royale or the Atlantic with its distinctive Center Line, and created dynamic forms expressed as a stripe on the back of cashmere knitwear and inside shirt collars.

Symbols of the brand such as the famous Dancing Elephant, drawn by Ettore’s younger brother and world-class sculptor Rembrandt, make their return in the form of brooches to be flaunted or worn below the collar, as a perfect accessory for the self-confident personality.

The Extreme Performance Line

The Extreme Performance line bears the Bugatti logo, the so-called Macaron, and adds a stunning and extreme range to the world of leisure wear, featuring exclusive technical and high performing fabrics, stretch materials with graphics and reflective tape. The nine layers of the tinted, exposed carbon fibre body, another strength of Bugatti engineering, are a key element in the design of these fashion pieces, together with the aerodynamic lines and cutting-edge materials used in modern Bugatti cars. This line talks about Bugatti’s expertise in using innovative materials, developing advanced technologies, power and excellence.

Each piece of this line is limited to 431 units, commemorating the land speed record time achieved by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport in 2010 and thus making it the world’s fastest production sports car.

Both the EB and the Extreme Performance lines are very distinctive in their individual characters and yet complementary in bringing together the brand’s dual spirit of performance and elegance.

All three collections bear the distinctive “Fabriqué en Italie” logo and are strictly “Limited Edition”. They were designed to meet the taste of a highly sophisticated personality, who loves luxury and performance and is a leader in his field. Customers can choose from a selection of suits, outerwear and accessories, enhanced by a lavish tie collection and a series of bags with unique characteristics, their shapes drawn from the design of the customers’ cars and translated into the line of the garments.

The blue color, which is the brand’s signature code, is a key feature of this first collection.
Although the collection launches mainly as a men’s collection, the designers created one piece for women: a very exclusive blue crocodile skin bag (shown below), the shape of it inspired by the unique horseshoe of the Bugatti’s front grille, another characteristic symbol of both classic and modern Bugatti cars.

A video of the launch in Milan:

The company is opening two mono-brand stores in Hong Kong and Beijing next January, with a target of 35 mono-brand stores within 5 years, most of them in franchising. The showroom and headquarters of Bugatti Lifestyle company will be inaugurated in Milan, in October this year, in a spacious location in the Sant’Ambrogio area of the city.

images and information courtesy of Bugatti

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