Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Generic Man Fall/Winter 08

Anthem on The Generic Man
(Text: Angela Bruno)
When clothing designer Kevin Carney and photographer Brandon Day, the duo behind The Generic Man, joined forces, they didn’t just set out to design shoes—they embarked on an anthropologic quest. In 2003, Carney and Day launched a “case study on adultism,” closely examining the art, fashion, architecture and music of their sunny and overstimulating L.A. homebase and the refined haute inspirations of Milan, where they mine the line’s maximum-quality materials and actually handcraft the product. It was in this way that Carney and Day not only came up with The Generic Man’s clean lines, but also its clever philosophy. Debuting in 2007, the Autumn/Winter collection was a fleshed-out representation of the data they collected, a movement the pair have dubbed Newdult: attainable luxury for the modern man, for whom logos are a no-go and dropping 500 bucks on a fresh pair of kicks is sacrilege.

“We felt the sneaker needed to evolve, not in an athletic way but as a classic, with beautiful last, leathers, components and soles,” says Day. “A sneaker you can wear with jeans and a t-shirt or a suit, that can let you be an individual—something to anchor you,” adds Carney, who also pioneered the menswear line Generic Costume and commandeers the boutique firm Generic Design (clients include American Apparel, Jeremy Scott, Burton and BCBG)...
(via Anthem)

Monday, September 29, 2008

On Repeat: Cut Copy and The Presets

Tonight will be a lovely evening. I'm having a "gentleman's night" with my boys at the Cut Copy and The Presets concert.

The Presets- This Boy's in Love

Cut Copy- Hearts on Fire

Sunday, September 28, 2008

David Macklovitch for A Peace Treaty

Has anyone noticed that the lead singer of Chromeo, Dave 1 (aka David Macklovitch), is modeling scarves for A Peace Treaty?

Birthday Suit: Still Young and Dumb at Twenty-Three

A friend of mine took this of me; I got a pretty good laugh in.

Kicking some piñata ass: Fred Perry Shirt, Nudie Jeans, Tiger of Sweden Vest

Knitwear to Keep the Cold Away

Most of my time during the day is spent shivering in either the library or the research lab I work in. Such circumstances are never fun. Browsing through a couple of sites, I found some cardigans and sweaters that could easily keep one warm.

Reverse Seam Cardigan
Steve Alan Reverse Seam Cardigan (via Steve Alan) & Surface to Air Tuxedo Fleece (via Surface to Air)

Opening Ceremony Motor Cardigan (via
Oak) and Julian Red Shawl Collar Pullover (via Oak)

Black Play Men's Cardigan (Beige)
Comme des Garçons Black Play Men's Cardigan in Beige (via DSM)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

News & Highlights

Don't tell my girlfriend, but I'm seriously in love with Lykke Li (via Refinery 29).

Scarves 101 (via NyTimes)

Secretly, they really love us. Hipster Fashions we Love to Hate (via Huffington Post)

Mackage Outerwear Fall/Winter 2008

Mackage specializes in avant-guard inspired outwear for both men and women . The designers for this Canadian label, Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, are childhood friends and the business is family run. The company has just recently branched out into men's wear, which is rather exciting.

In the Mackage website, the brand stresses "detailed to perfection" clothing and well I can attest to such a statement. Before heading off to Copenhagen last year, I bought myself a Mackage coat and I loved it. It was a nice brown, double-breasted long coat with leather accents throughout the piece. Not only did it keep my warm, but I was looking good during my travels.

(via Mackage)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Posts for the Sartorial Architect will resume in about a week. 

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Item: Weekend Travel Bag by Basil Racuk

Yes, it comes in black.

News and Highlights: NYC Fashion Week

18 PM
Photo of the Moment | Trovata, Thursday, 6:18 PM

Eric Ray Davidson's fashion week diary (via The Moment).

I found Waldo. He’s Right There Snorting Lines of Coke with Lindsay Lohan (via Fashion Indie).

Reporting the Robert Geller runway show (via Refinery 29).

New Blog: Advanced Style

Advanced Style is my new favorite blog.
As many of you know, Ari Seth Cohen, our former Store Manager, moved to New York to pursue bigger things. Battling the normal highs and lows that New York City has to offer, Ari has found a little treasure that millions overlook every day. Advanced Style, his new blog, draws our attention to our friends over 50 and their experienced fashion sense. These individuals have seen the trends come and go, and this is what they choose to wear. These are the people to watch.
(via Blackbird)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gram Shoes Fall/Winter 2008

Love your shoes, because believe it or not, they love you.

(via Gram)

Rag & Bone at Blackbird

Located in Seattle, Blackbird has been recently featured in GQ and continues to delight us with some nice threads from Rag & Bone.

Rag & Bone - RB11 Jean in indigo

Knit Waistcoat in light gray

Double Breasted Waistcoat in black or asphalt
(via Blackbird)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

News & Highlights

Selectism - Vuitton at Comme des Garcons Pop-up Japan

Louis Vuitton at Comme des Garcons Pop-up Japan (via Selectism)

LOLCats and the Sartorialist gives rise to The Catorialist (via Kempt).

It Girl of Tomorrow, Jane Aldridge, makes Texas proud (via Refinery 29).

On Repeat: Pinker Tones

Pinker Tones- Sexy Robots

Scarves for your Winter Delight

Oak and Revolve Clothing has been featuring scarves from A Peace Treaty recently and have been selling out rather quickly. A nice Scandinavian company provides an alternative to these scarves that I highly recommend. Jamani, which is located in Denmark, has an assortment of colorful scarves. What is best about supporting this company is that single mothers make their products in East Africa.
By buying Jamani products you are helping these women get a better life, because Jamani is providing them with support and a steady income.
If you’re visiting Copenhagen, you can find these at Illum. Otherwise, I believe you can order online. These scarves are large and can be folded into several different shapes. I had one until I unfortunately lost it on the streets of the Danish capital city. It was a very sad time.

The Item: Black Wings tee by Helmet of the Will

I'm enjoying the typography of this shirt. Black Wings tee by Helmet of the Will at Oak.

(via Oak)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tres Bien Shop: In Shop Henrik Vibskov

I was lucky enough to attend the Fall/Winter 2008 Henrik Vibskov show in Copenhagen. It was my first runway show and a great one to make it my first. Sad he never called me back. Anyway...

Tres Bien Shop, located in Sweden, has a large assortment of Henrik Vibskov's current collection. One question... where are the scarves?