The latest products from Amsterdam’s Property Of… come in the form of a range of small accessories. The ‘Louis’ family of wallets consists of three different styles, all of which utilise the same materials in their construction.
First up is the Property Of… take on the classic bi-fold cardholder. It comes in a chocolate waxed canvas with leather trim, securely fastened by a matching elastic strap around the outside. Inside there’s enough space for six bank cards, plus a large compartment for notes.
The Louis wallet is similar but comes in an olive canvas and is squatter in size. And last in the line-up is the Louis Coin Wallet, which as the name suggests takes the same approach as the wallet but adds in a simple fold-out pocket for coins. It also features room for three bank cards and has a larger compartment for notes.
For more information and to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Property Of…
Apart from the fact it’s been raining for a couple of days now, Winter is over with and it won’t be long before you’ll be needing some sun glasses. Which brings us neatly on to these – the latest Spring/Summer 2014 range from Illesteva.
Since setting up in 2009, the New York-based label have combined classic glasses styles with a paired-back contemporary aesthetic, and this in turn has garnered the label a strong following. END have recently taken delivery of the brand’s new range and there’s a mixture of styles to choose from – whether it be traditional aviators through to a contemporary take on the classic Wayfarer.
Traditional silhouettes are the starting point of all of their products, and the label has a huge focus on quality of production – all manufacturing is concentrated to France and Italy and utilises only high-grade acetate and stainless steel for their frames. Sun protection is no less considered, with UV400 lenses being used across the range.
For more information, or to buy online, go to END’s website here: Illesteva Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
Denim. Easy to do. Hard to do well, as witnessed be the sea of shitty jeans that’s out there. Universal Works have recently put their money where their mouth is and launched their own range of ‘Workshop Denim’. As ever, they’re doing things their own way too – having sourced vintage loom-made 13oz denim from Portugal and gone about making their jeans by hand in the centre of England.
The jeans come in two fits (regular and slim) and the selvedge denim is left unwashed. They’re also deliberately unbranded on the outside with only an internal ghost patch telling you what you’ve got. The jeans are exclusively available from either Oi Polloi and Peggs & Son, so if you fancy a pair what are you waiting for?
The blog is back in action. And what better way to get back into the swing of things with this beauty of a jacket – the fruits of a collaboration between Mamnick and 6876. Named the ‘Eyam’ (named after the Derbyshire village best known as the ‘plague village’ that isolated itself when the plague was discovered in 1665 rather than let the infection spread).
The jacket is the second item in 6876′s ongoing ‘Black Project’ and was originally developed circa 2000. This time round the distinctive ‘cape’ style jacket has been constructed from a 200 gram Cotton Ventile and is manufactured to the highest specification in London. Features include stud side openings, a large front pouch pocket, adjustable sleeves and a distinctively cut hood that’s drawstring adjustable.
As the project tile suggests, the piece is an all black affair with not only the Ventile but also all metal fittings (press-studs, cord ends and pullers) being finished in a dark gunmetal. Finally, the Jacket comes in a package that also includes a Mamnick x 6876 trouser clip and information booklet and as ever is strictly limited in numbers.
For more information on the piece, or to buy online go to the website here: Mamnick.
At this rate I’m going to end up just writing a blog about shoes. Which wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing but I will start mixing it up a bit again soon. This latest footwear post is about UK label Veras and their simple, Summery mesh Cadiz.
The Cadiz is a classic slip on with a mesh upper and an espadrille sole. It’s an aesthetic taken from the Mediterranean and as with all of the label’s footwear, the Cadiz is also made in Spain. And for this season there’s three different colour ways, from a simple red,white and blue through to subtle camouflage and slight bonkers rainbow.
Perfect for the warmer months, sans socks and paired up with shorts it’s the camo’s that are the pick of the bunch for me. For more information on the brand, to find your nearest stockist, or to buy online, go to the website here: Veras.
More shoes on the blog today and in my opinion these are stunners. Made as a collaboration between Copenhagen’s Capital Goods and Northampton’s Sanders, the two parties have come together and produced a great take on the classic Derby shoe.
Together they’ve taken this traditional English shoe and stripped it back to its cleanest form by using an up-capped upper with hidden metal eyelets and a simple welt. As comfort and durability was hugely important the upper is constructed from premium army grain leather (in either black or chocolate brown) and an ultra light, tonal “gum lite” sole from Vibram provides extra grip in wet conditions.
The overall simplicity of the shoe is continued through the tonal leather laces, with the only contrast coming from the natural leather-lined inner which features the logos of both labels gold stamped on the insole. A great collaboration and hopefully one that will be continued in the future.
For more information, or to buy online, go to the website here: Capital Goods x Sanders.
For Spring/Summer 2014 the Amsterdam Shoe Co. launches a new range of footwear referred to as the ‘Formal Athletics’ collection. Consisting of four all new styles based on shoe silhouettes – the slipper, Derby shoe, saddle shoe and brogue boot but reinterpreted into a more casual style.
The range features tweaked proportions, leathers in more casual colors and treatments, and also added features such as hand-stitching, wrap-around quarters and laser cut details. The materials used for the collection include premium suede, tumbled nubuck and waxed pull up.
Starting with the Slipper Sneaker, this slip-on shoe is available in cobalt blue suede and black waxed pull up, with both versions features tonal piping along the collar, contrasting stitching at the heel, leather lining and an off-white outsole. The Derby sneaker is available in dark navy, beige and rust tumbled nubuck and features a wrap around quarter with a hand-stitched heel detail, antiqued eyelets, white flat laces, leather lining and an off-white outsole.
The saddle sneaker is available in black, cobalt/brown and red/stone with mixed nubuck and suede uppers with a padded collar and tongue, laser cut brogueing, dark metal eyelets, tonal round laces, leather lining and an off-white outsole. Last but not least, the brogue boot sneaker is available in dove grey suede and also features laser cut brogueing, contrasting black flat laces, leather lining and the same sole unit as the other models.
Available now, fo rmore information and to buy online, go to the website here: Amsterdam Shoe Co.