So thrilled to receive news in my inbox last week that Brooklyn-based brand Outlier has launched their complete women’s collection. The folks of Outlier have been hard at work developing the line for the gals, beginning with rebuilding their favorite menswear pieces with the female body in mind. The collection includes the 60/30 Chino, Daily Riding Pant, Doubleweave Shorts, Ultrafine Marino Tank, and Cali Pivot Shirt, all in the same excellent fabrics that have proven themselves in the mens collection.
Andy Spade and long time collaborators Anthony Sperduti and Chadi Buri have wandered into the world of “tinkering and pondering” with a collection of sleepwear, underwear, and not-quite-ready-to-wear pieces for men and women called Sleepy Jones. Inspired by the lifestyle of artists, designers, writers, musicians who worked in what was comfortable and left room for the imagination (literally and figuratively). Spade, Sperduti, and Buri have done a brilliant job of creating luxurious lounge wear out of classic fabrics with timeless style. For the brand’s release, they hosted a 24 hour pajama party at Lafayette House in the East Village. Models hung out playing games, strumming instruments, singing, playing cards, or eating donuts while watching 80s fitness videos. I hope to be spending a good deal of time in some Sleepy Jones as soon as I get my hands on some.
I’m really enjoying how more brands are using friends, artists, and other talented and interesting folk as their models. Three Leaves does this really well with their Spring 2013 lookbook by including an interview with the two models/friends they used, who also happen to do very cool things. Check it out.
This is one of those posts that doesn’t need many words. All you need to know is one, the men of Taylor Stitch have introduced their new project Good Acre (click here to read more) with the Chore Pant. Two, these pants look gosh darn amazing (you can’t deny the power of a man doing his day’s work in a chore pant). And three, you should have already bought them in every color you want because they are selling like wildfire.
A few weeks back, the folks of Portland General Store generously sent me a box chock-a-block full of their grooming goods. My fiance and I have been using them since and I can confidently say that their product line really rocks. A little backstory on the brand if you have yet to be familiar with them, PGS is based in Portland, ME and all their products are all-natural and free of chemical additives. The development of the products began when co-founder Lisa started experimenting with some vintage soap and fragrance recipes. Her exploration of bath salts and creams led to PGS’ current lineup of products including Alpine shave jelly, Face Bomb deep cleansing mud, and Maine cologne. The scent of the products are refreshing and true to their home state (without the aid of artificial fragrance oils). We’ve been testing each sample they sent us and are confident in attesting to the quality of each one (and to the enhanced quality of your skin). Whether you are a female or male shopper, the majority of the products are certainly unisex. I would highly recommend grabbing their limited edition cigar box kit which includes samples sizes of some of their best sellers. It’s a great way to feel out the product, and get hooked.