Archive for December, 2012

Vans Hiker 106 Hi Contrast Sole, Leather Sneakers

Vans Hiker 106 Hi Contrast Sole, Leather Sneakers

In a nutshell, the Vans Hiker 106 Hi is a leather hiking sneaker combined with the classic Vans skate DNA; nice addition with the multicolored hiking-style laces.

Hiker 106 Hi ($80 USD) from Vansavailable here Read more…

Esemplare SS13 Rain Jacket, Made in Italy

rag & bone ‘Tavistock’ Military Style Jacket in Olive

rag & bone Tavistock Military Style Jacket in Olive

It seems that the military-type jackets will never go out of style. New York’s own, rag & bone offers a military style jacket in olive. It’s called the Tavistock and it features four pockets on the front as well as a concealed nylon hood – hidden in the zip closure on the back of the collar.

Tavistock Jacket ($595 USD) from rag & boneavailable here Read more…

Quoddy Sipayik, a Moc Toe Single Monk Strap?

Quoddy Sipayik, a Moc Toe Single Monk Strap?

What an interesting shoe…Quoddy has somehow incorporated a moc toe and a monk strap into one single shoe.

Sipayik moc toe shoe ($330 USD) from Quoddyavailable here Read more…

Esemplare FW13 Knitted Felt Wool Hank Dyed Toggle Jacket

Esemplare Knitted Felt Wool Tristan jacket

Italian label, Esemplare gives us a look at a piece from their fall/winter 2013 collection. This is a knitted 100% felt wool, hank dyed jacket with toggle horn buttons. In case you’re not familiar with the term ‘hank dyed’ we’ll bring you up to speed; hank dying is a unique and time consuming process where color penetration is maximized and the yarns maintain a softer, loftier feel.

Tristan knitted felt wool jacket from Esemplare

Subtle Plaid Shawl Lapel Tuxedo + Twill Bow Tie & Framed Pocket Square

Subtle plaid pattern shawl lapel tuxedo with twill bow tie and pocket square


Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Bran, Oatmeal & Citrus Body Scrub Soap

Kiehl's Ultimate Man Bran, Oatmeal & Citrus Body Scrub Soap

“It’s a fatigue scrubber!”

Apparently New York-based Kiehl’s has made the first ever men’s body scrub soap that cleanses away the manly filth along with fatigue that has accumulated within the pores. This product uses sloughing bran and oatmeal along with citrus to help you cleanse and exfoliate like a real man. Is it any wonder it’s called ‘The Ultimate Man’ Body Scrub Soap?

Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap ($15 USD) from Kiehl’savailable here

Vans Authentic Suede, World’s First Skate Shoe

Vans Authentic Suede, World's First Skate Shoe

This Vans Authentic is the world’s first skate shoe and they have just been released in suede. The Vans Authentic Suede offers the classic silhouette in rich suede uppers and brass eyelets + contrast trim. The sneaker is available in two colorways: Navy & Burgundy. They’re only available in store at The General flagship.

Authentic Suede sneaker ($55 USD) from Vans – available in store only Read more…

Clarks Originals Desert Boot Gets a New Colorway!

Clarks Original Desert Boot in Dark Blue Suede

The Desert Boot from Clarks, one of the most popular desert boots ever created, gets a new colorway in dark blue suede. This version offers the OG crepe sole as seen on most other models. The main difference between this one is that the blue used on the laces is slightly different from the suede uppers – this adds slight contrast to which the other boots in this series don’t offer.

Desert Boot in Dark Blue Suede ($105 USD) from Clarks
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Kris Van Assche Luxury Sneakers, label worn by Usher & Diddy

Kris Van Assche Mid Grey Sneakers, label worn by Usher and Diddy

Another high-end designer sneaker label that’s made its way to mainstream – Kris Van Assche is worn by Usher and Ditty. The Medium sneaker resembles a hiking boot due to its wide lacing structure and overall durable appearance. The sneaker is very clean and displays only two tones: medium grey and black.

Medium Grey sneakers ($700 USD) from Kris Van Asscheavailable here Read more…