Last week New York hosted The Pop Up Flea for the 4th year in a row. Born over some cocktails back in 2009. The Pop Up Flea is an ever changing collection of new and vintage menswear goods. It’s a shop that opens one weekend at a time. A meeting of the menswear minds. It involves, in no specific order: good people, better things, expert craftsmanship, exercises in refinement, brands you love, up-and-coming designers, and menswear done right. (pics via Complex, Selectism & NY Racked)
The First limited Edition of 50 Butts and Shoulder bags saw the light on December 1st, 2013.
It all started a year ago when Hans Boons couldn’t find the perfect travel bag for his several travels through Europe. He decided to make his own bag with his most beloved material, leather. After he made his own bag, he received pleasant comments about his bag during his many trips.
After a while he decided to take it a step further. He asked Wouter Munnichs, Dirk Hens and his wife Jose to join him and he suggested to make the ultimate travel bag. He wanted to integrate their experience into the process and offered them the opportunity to be a part of the team. Neither of them hesitated, and Butts and Shoulders was no longer a one man show.
A Butts and Shoulders bag is made of 100% natural vegetable leather. They call it virgin leather. The moment you unpack it, you are starting the unique ageing process. By using it, touching it and even by exposing it to daylight the looks of this unique bag will change. The more you will use it, the more beautifull it gets. Like a true friendship that will grow over time.
Every bag will be delivered with a leather certificate with the unique bag number. The certificate reminds you to the start of the ‘virgin’ leather and it’s also the testimony of the registered original. The bag is 100% made in Holland. I love the logbook inside the bag - that's a great idea!
Last month Gant opened another store in New York, at the other side of Manhattan in Williamsburg.
Williamsburg is a great locations with lots of specialty stores and great restaurants. Gant shows a full range of menswear from the Mainline collection, Gant Rugger and Gant by Michael Bastian.
Pop in and you might even find Christopher Bastian behind the stove to prepare you a burger.
Deep Pocket Jean Co. is located just a stone's throw from the beach. The store opened in September 2011 on 200 Pier Ave. It's a true one stop men's experience. Offering only American made products such as their Deep Pocket Denim line, A Cigar Shop and a Barber. While you wait for a haircut you can sip some brandy and watch the latest game on two big screens integrated in the shop system.
Go visited yourself as the shop is very cool and the people very warm.
No turkey for me today, but the turkey is a true symbol of Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l'Action de grâce in Canadian French) is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn't until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.