The 00 Shirt featured in The Windmill Club F/W 13 Lookbook (images above) is damn near drool worthy. Made in the USA of traditional oxford cloth with a slim fit with a spread club collar and double zero tackle twill numbers sewn on back featuring grosgrain detail on hem, you’ll not find another like it anyplace yet known to man.
I can’t say another like it doesn’t exist anywhere else in the universe or in some parallel universe, as I am not educated as a theoretical physicist or in quantum mechanics theory. But you don’t have to hit up Steven Hawking or anything, just go to The Windmill Club and get one from there.
You know better than to try and live only in dry denim during the dog days of summer. Make sure you’ve got some of the washed variety to integrate into your ensemble along the way. Now you just have to decide if you like your A.P.C.’s washed or really washed.
Find more info at Très Bien.
Time to update your must have list as the gents at Leffot have an Alden Snuff Suede Longwing up for pre-order that combines the classic LWB with the rakish snuff suede.
From Leffot, “One of our favorite American made shoes is the Alden Longwing Blucher’s known by the acronym LWB. Alden of New England has been producing them for over 50 years. Made with velvety soft snuff suede and heavy single flex welt soles these are the perfect combination for an easy to wear shoe that is sure to turn heads.”
Live the lush life at Leffot.
I think we’ve found the foremost fall denim and (no surprise) it comes from Rogue Territory.
From RT, “In its truest form denim is unsanforized, unsinged and just plain un-adulterated. This means that the denim has not gone through the process of being shrunk and has not had the natural “hairs” from the long fiber ring-spun cotton yarn “singed” off. In other words, the denim is in it’s loomstate. There are many varying views on which type of denim is better, I’m of the opinion that if you’re sourcing the highest quality denim whether it is sanforized or unsanforized you’re going to have a great product. We’re drawn towards unsanforized denim for it’s purity, amazing texture and it’s historic significance (denim wasn’t sanforized until the mid-1930s). 13.5oz (before soak) approximately 14.5oz (after soak) UNSANFORIZED indigo selvedge denim woven with cotton/hemp blended yarn from Nihon Menpu Mills in Okayama, Japan. This denim is super textured or slubby which creates a great hand and lends to creating unique wear patterns and fades over time.”
While supplies last at Rogue Territory.
The Hill-Side and Gitman Vintage just had
shirt sex garment relations and spawned a summer shirt sensation.
From NS, “The good fellas over at The Hill-Side, brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo, have teamed up with the venerable shirt makers out of Ashland, PA, Gitman Brothers to produce a series of seven short sleeve BDs that arrive just as summer rolls in ablaze and in full swing. Using a selection of Hill-Side fabrics from their SS13 collection, the shirts, just landing in finer retailers across the USofA (including the good people of Need Supply, ahem) are the perfect go to’s for what’s sure to be a long hot one.”
You don’t need to own Grateful Dead on vinyl to get down with tie-dye. Just ask Sid.
From SM, “We die for tie-dye. We think it’s an almost perfect sport shirt — and a super-versatile piece. Lightweight, nonfused, German-woven interlining in the collar, placket, and cuffs give it a more structured ease. The cut is slim but not skinny — a man’s shirt. There’s a kind of easy, naive quality to this that we think is pretty great. It brings to mind the imperfection of English hand-block printing and Japanese shibori — only we hand-dyed it ourselves. One of our favorite things always.”
Get on it at Sid Mashburn.
Leather in its rarest form just showed up. Taking 5 years to accumulate long enough Cordovan strips to produce a collection of belts from a continuous piece of leather, Horween is offering a limited run for a very few lucky patrons.
From Horween, “Most Shell Cordovan belts that are available are made from 3 cut straps that are then joined together. The reason being that most shells measure less than 18-20″ from end to end. We receive a bare handful of shells every year where both shells are joined in the middle. Most of these shells are rough in the middle and are must be cut into two pieces as is typical in our production. Of this handful, a few yield long, smooth shells that are suitable for a strap long enough to make a one piece belt.”
Head over to Horween for more details.