Posted in Accessories, Men's Style, Objects of Affection, tagged bags, barena, canvas, made in italy, tartan, tres bien, twill on April 1, 2011 |
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This bag—from Italian company Barena—is absolutely killer.
Perfectly simple, made in Italy from heavy canvas, lined in tartan twill, and complete with brass hardware and a removable shoulder strap.
No muss. No fuss. Just a great everyday carryall.
It’s $150 at Très Bien Shop (minus 20% for non-EU customers). With shipping to the States, it works out to $144 total.
Not bad at all.
(Images courtesy of Très Bien Shop)
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Posted in Men's Style, Non-Leather Jackets, Objects of Affection, Shirts, tagged bridge & burn, gingham, oxford, plaid, twill, waxed cotton, wool on September 19, 2010 |
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Portland’s Bridge & Burn just released the Fall 2010 collection online, and it’s a solid combination of winners from their debut earlier this year along with some great new offerings. True to form, the collection as a whole is marked by clean lines and an eye toward functionality.
Waxed cotton jackets still feature heavily, which is very good news in my book. They’ve also kept the contrast linings–in a whole range of fabrics including gingham and oxford cloth–that I’ve been a fan of from the start.
There’s a wider range of twill and wool outerwear options in the mix now, with new shapes like a simplified bomber jacket. Certainly a welcome development. I actually paid the label’s booth a visit at ENK a few months back, and can say from personal experience that the twill they’re using is very nice. And though I haven’t had the chance to see any of them in person, the wool pieces look spot on. That charcoal gray five button blazer? I dig.
There’s also whole new element at play, as the brand is making its first foray into shirting with this drop. Plaids and checks are the name of the game on the pattern front, with a number of solids for good measure. For fabrics, things are largely seasonally appropriate: lots of flannel, and lots of wool. Also, quite reasonably, some cotton pieces that could easily find their way into consistent rotation even in the warmer months. Summer 2011 is gonna be all about woodsy plaids. You heard it here first.
Available online now, so hit it up.
(Images courtesy of Bridge & Burn)
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