2017/08/04

JUST GIVE ME A SIGN - A NUTMEGGER PLEASE
















Yesterday I was cleaning my computer with tons of links etc of stuff I like and I bumped into a link to the Nutmegger Workshop and this I must share with you. What a great looking signs does he make, it puts you back in another time period.

But who is he? Peter Vogel started his career 30 plus years ago in graphic design, but his true passion is working with type and designing with letterform. Vintage sign making came out of nowhere. He made a small sign to commemorate the place where he proposed to his wife, then a big one measuring 11 feet after seeing an old sign while on vacation in New England. Soon friends were asking where he had gotten them, and the business was born.

2017/08/02

PLEASE TO MEET - FRANK MUYTJENS
















Frank Muytjens gewed up in a small village in Holland and moved in 1994 to New York.
In 2008 he followed Todd Snyder up as head of design for J.Crew and continued to
popularize the urban-outdoorsman look that helped define the early aughts—dark jeans, plaid shirt, heavy boots—a look that was popular with hipsters in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Portland. The company also brought on third-party collaborations to round out its in-house products, aligning itself more with popular boutique shopping, now an industry standard. Additionally, J.Crew helped introduce suiting to a new generation of dapper guys who wanted tailoring that was slim, not bulky, and its Ludlow suit is, in many ways, the suit of the 2000s so far.

Frank is know for his keen eye of combining workwear with preppy staples and formal wear. You can't leave the house with something blue.

After working for almost 10 years as head of design for J.Crew, Frank Muytjens left the company. Closing one door makes sure another one will open. We look forward what will be next Frank!

2017/07/18

THE POSTAGE JACKET BY FRADI





Must have of the FRADI collection for the spring / summer 2018 is the “Postage”, the exclusive and innovative Pocket Jacket that introduces a new concept of dress.

The iconic “Postage” signed by FRADI breaks the rules and goes beyond the impeccable style features of the traditional jacket mixing them with the most typical of knit garments as comfort, adherence and easy fit.
The result is a Pocket Jacket made of soft jersey with compact and ultralight textures, which is reflected in a wide range of colors ranging from blue to solid color or to white, with neutral shades like gray and mud.
Innovative technical features such as fabric that does not bother to ensure a look that is always in order, plus extreme versatility make the FRADI “Postage” signature the perfect garment to be worn from early spring until the end of summer and combined with the vault At times differently with shirts, shirts, vests or T-shirts becomes the passepartout garment for every occasion and the touch of distinctive style to complete every look.

To emphasize the uniqueness of the new Pocket Jacket FRADI the special packaging that encloses it: an original envelope with a postage, which gives the “Postage” icon even more exclusive.

2017/07/15

NO MORE SUIT & TIE










Seen at the Pitti Uomo but the street style pics of New York Fashion Week (NYFW) confirm it.
 It's the end of an era...No more suit and tie! The T-shirt made it's move into formal wear. Once used by workers to keep them from sweating, made populair by James Dean in the movies is now a key piece in your wardrobe.

2017/07/14

NO FASTFOOD BUT SLOWEAR!













Slowear is a world in which a consistent style creates a look of casual, timeless elegance.

It all started in 1951 when the first Incotex pant saw daylight in Venice.
Incotex is the pioneer of smart casual, the result of a unique blend of sartorial imprinting, innovative treatments and cutting-edge workmanship.

Over the course of time Incotex became a guarantee of quality, elegance and durability. Meanwhile, founder Carlo Compagno passed the baton on to his sons Roberto and Marzio, who broadened the Incotex universe by acquiring other brands, all of which shared a high level of specialization.
hus it was that sophisticated Zanone knitwear, impeccable Montedoro jackets and accessories, and Glanshirt shirts and blouses joined forces with Incotex.