Japanese clothing line Noun has branched out into handbags under the name of Bag’n’Noun. Noun’s designer Takeshi Ozawa takes inspiration from European workwear for his apparel. For his handbags he wanted to create pieces that were just fun to carry versus being too utilitarian. With durable materials in vibrant hues and only the necessary amount of pockets and gizmoos, these bags are easy and, just as Takeshi plotted, fun to carry. The price points are something to smile about too with most pieces coming in under roughly $150. I’m partial to the Canvas Tool Bag #11 in yellow with teal handles and shoulder straps. Head over to Steven Alan to pick one up.
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It’s pretty obvious that I’m on a summer anticipation kick with my posts lately and this one is no different. When it comes to picking out shirts in the warmer months, there are a few patterns that are quintessential. Stripes being one of them. Horizontal, vertical, colorful, tonal, you name it and this year’s S/S collections have got it. Above are some of my favorites, and it’s pretty evident I’m partial to stripes in blue and white.
It was freezing this past weekend in New England with -20 temperatures. Even while wearing my knit mittens, my fingers felt like they had frost bite. My fingers barely functioned after being outside for a mere 30 minutes. So while desperately fiddling with my keys, trying to get my apartment lock open with frozen stiff fingers I realized I needed some new gloves. At the moment my options are just a colorful pair of knit mittens or my hardcore snowboarding mitts (which are a pain off the mountain and only allow me to paw at things rather violently). In my mind, the perfect finger savior would be a pair of tan leather gloves with cozy shearling lining. A pair like the ones your dad wears when he shovels the snow or racks the leaves. I’ve found several good glove/mitt options above but if you know of a pair that has saved you and your hands many a winter, please let me know!
When it comes to having great style as a couple, Bill and Fanny have nailed it. For me, this picture of them completely embodies style in the North East. Comfort, tried and true items and a dash of whimsy. I especially love Fanny’s dungarees as I’ve been hunting for the perfect pair for a while now (hers are from Steven Alan). And of course the best part of this photo is that it’s of the couple at their wedding in City Hall in New York. Classic.
If you think you and your significant other or a couple you have seen or know embodies N’East Style, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a photo. I will then include photos here on the N’East Style blog!