Our friend Nigel Cabourn’s favourite summer hang out in Japan is only a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from Tokyo, where the echo of cicada calls in the city are swept away with the fresh sea air on the coast. We took a local train out to the volcanic sand covered beaches of Hayama to discover the colourful seaside culture that wonderfully describes the eclectic patchwork of Japanese summer culture. It’s full of bamboo, Hawaiian prints, kayaking, and banana juice spiked with Malibu.
A great fabric has the power to elevate design and give life to it, thanks to the way it was made, or perhaps the history it carries within its fibres. When we get dressed we should consider the appropriateness of a fabric to the occasion, climate, or perhaps the mood we might be in that day.
To welcome the balmy world of W’menswear Spring Summer 17 to our Universe, we shot a short film to celebrate moments, creation, and stinky train rides with little dialogue.
Let’s move the spotlight over a few steps to All General Made in the UK where founders Jamie and Anna are taking advantage of Britain’s family run tanneries like Joseph Clayton & Sons, as well as world renowned leathers from the US and Italy to celebrate their love for creation. Lauren looks at their British vegetable tanned wallet that became her daily drag around.
With the first wave of W’menswear Fall 16 on its way to stores around the world, our pals at Onion store in Bangkok were first to base in stocking our debut season. Have a look over hurrr
This week Amy Leverton, author of cult hit Denim Dudes, shared an exciting window into the burgeoning denim landscape of South East Asia and no one could have put it better.
Presenting Spring and Summer juju from the W’menswear vintage archives to inspire your wardrobe for the balmy season. This spread features much vintage from WW2, the Vietnam war, and early 20th century pieces, combined with some new season creations and bespoke work from our favourite object artists.
We all know that unless we’ve managed to grow a money tree in the backyard, the investment shoe should be something that speaks to newness, while balanced with the timelessness of familiarity.
Pairing up with Greyhound Original for some ultimate knit loungewear for the cruisiest home life possible. Brilliantly shot by our pal Pat Sutithon.
The London Collection Men’s show is the gun shot welcome to a new season by the home of Authentic British Menswear that is Nigel Cabourn. Mens and Womens sit side by side; the story of the British field army during World War II rubs shoulders with inspirational force American war photographer Lee Miller. Come backstage with us for the SS17 presentation featuring all our friends.
Buying denim, or buying a pair of jeans is a really big decision for a lot of us. It’s that pair that you hope will flatter you in all the right places, last for a good long while, and also a style that you won’t get sick of a few weeks in. Choosing denim is not only about fit, but it’s about colour, wash, stitching, pockets, crotch, weight, and don’t be embarrassed if you have no idea what this word ’selvedge’ even means, or why people are so obsessed with raw denim. Don’t worry, Ponytail got-cha-back.
Our friends Battenwear are turning retail topsy-turvy by setting up camp on the 16th floor in NYC’s Garment District. Adventure loving guests are welcomed with homely and heart-warming knick knacks like dinosaur figurines hiding about the store’s shrubbery; vintage maps; the tropical smell of their very own surf wax; as well as stacks of old surfing and camping mags that you can flip through while waiting for your mate to try on different colour combinations of their vast style range for guys and gals.