Posted in Accessories, Chinos, Men's Style, Objects of Affection, Shirts, shoes, Sweaters, Vests, tagged APC, jw hulme, need supply, norse projects, rachel comey, sebago, sperry, vanishing elephant, wing + horns on January 11, 2011 |
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The post-holiday sale is still going strong over at Need Supply, and they just opened it up to bring in a whole slew of new items. It’s a really solid selection, especially considering the whole “sale” aspect of the affair. And while there’s a strong showing for the cold weather gear (no surprise), some of what they have on offer could stick with you through the warmer months as well. Also, given the fact that it’s not actually going to warm up for a good long while, there’s no harm in grabbing a few winter-friendly pieces now.
Since sales like this are pretty damn fine opportunities to stock up, I’ve gone ahead and perused the offerings with what I assure you is entirely selfless intent. (Read: “I’ve been fiending over pretty much every item shown below, but seeing as I can’t indulge that impulse for fear of putting myself in the poorhouse, I figured I’d put together a list of some of my favorites here.”) Here’s a few picks for things to get while the getting’s good.
1. Sebago Fairhaven Boots – $80 (down from $140)
2. Rachel Comey Uncle Dan Oxfords – $100 (down from $285)
3. Sperry Olive/Brick Chukkas – $90 (down from $120)
4. Wing + Horns Corded Cloth Pants – $180 (down from $228)
5. APC Short Duffle Coat – $430 (down from $560)
6. J.W. Hulme Co. Classic Oxford Field Briefcase – $200 (down from $285)
7. Wing + Horns Flecked Tweed Vest – $360 (down from $470)
Both heather gray and charcoal are available
8. Norse Projects Janus Shirt – $150 (down from $200)
9. Vanishing Elephant Downing Shirt – $70 (down from $125)
10. Norse Projects Kopingsvig Crewneck Sweater – $140 (down from $250)
Click on any of the headings above to jump over to the Need Supply site and pick something up. After all, you have to burn that holiday money now, before it goes bad.
(Images courtesy of Need Supply)
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Posted in Accessories, Men's Style, Objects of Affection, tagged jw hulme, market week, northern grade, notebooks, pierrepont hicks, pop up, taylor stitch on August 15, 2010 |
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During market week, I was lucky enough to attend a gathering at the Ace Hotel hosted by Taylor Stitch, Pierrepont Hicks, and the inimitable beltmaker Billy Moore. It was a great time all around, complete with moonshine, Six Point beer, and good people.
One of those good people was Larry Felitto from J.W. Hulme Co. We talked for a while about Minnesota, quality leather goods, and the (unbelievably awesome) Sporting Originals line from J.W. Hulme. An altogether enjoyable experience.
Larry also showed me a couple of handmade notebooks that he personally put together in the back of the J.W. Hulme shop with leftover leather pieces and US-sourced hardware. They aren’t for sale via any retail outlet at the moment, but if Larry listened to my impassioned argument (and clearly, he should have) the J.W. Hulme folks might start the process of turning these into a commercially available piece sometime in the future.
The added bonus of the whole affair? A notebook of my very own. Massive thanks to Larry for that, because this thing is goddamn awesome.
Also, if you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Northern Grade pop-up men’s market in Minneapolis. It goes down on September 11th, and as you can see from the flyer below, there’s a solid gathering labels on hand. I wish I could make it myself, because it looks like it’s gonna be a top notch showing.
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Duffle in Heritage leather – $770
I started out this blog with a promise to cover leather goods as well as jackets, but I haven’t put as much emphasis on that side of things so far. Lucky for all of us, there’s a new line for you to check out today: J.W. Hulme Co.’s collection of leather bags.
JW Hulme Co. is a small company (only 25 employees!), based in St. Paul, Minnesota. They started out in 1905, making canvas tents for WWI. Now, they make high-end bags, luggage, as well as some serious sporting/hunting accessories (like freaking scoped rifle cases). Goes without saying, but all of their products are made in the USA.
People are going crazy on these bags at the moment since Steven Alan decided to bring them into his showroom recently, and they’ll be coming into Barney’s in the summer (check Valet and Fashionista for some coverage). The takeaway: the prices are probably gonna jump. So get on it now, while they’re still reasonably priced. Keep in mind: good leather bags are never gonna come cheap.
A few more items that caught my eye (click the captions on each photo to link over to their site and pick one up):
Document Case in Cognac Leather – $490
Briefcase in Century Walnut Leather – $590
Portfolio in Heritage Leather – $430
Shell Bag in Cognac Leather – $230
X-Large Excursion Tote in Century Walnut – $490
If you’re looking to make an investment on some luggage or just on a classy day-to-day bag, these guys seem like a solid bet.
(All images courtesy J.W. Hulme Co.)
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