Answering the need for luxurious menswear that won’t run your checking and savings accounts dry is the just dropped Topman LUX Collection. This entirely new line of contemporary styles specializes in evening wear with a nice, higher-end designer feel, such as a black leather bomber with suede sleeves ($360), we’re eyeing for those frequent office-to-event routine. Though pared down to a minimal array of pieces, there’s a lot to be had. There’s dapper dinner-wear, such as knitwear made of super-lightweight yarn, a damn fine cobalt blue Mohair wool suit (blazer $400, slacks $200) and a stark white shirt, regalia befitting any dinner party. If you’re going more for an OCC (Oxford Circus Chic) look, the full-length stone mac ($200) paired with the basket-weaved document holder ($90) will do the trick. And if that’s still too posh for your fancy, indulge in ultimate on-the-go elegance with the black leather biker jacket ($400) and black high-top sneakers ($110). Who said evening wear couldn’t have a sporty edge? Where to buy details, post jump.
Makes sense that Razor MD products would team up with someone as health conscious as Popeye. The man could, after all, squeeze spinach out of a can with just one hand. Anyway, Popeye the sailor man has ditched retirement and has snagged himself a job as the new face of a line of luxuriously, hand-crafted line of Razor MD® shaving products. The Popeye Shave Collection is an all-natural, American-made line for men, and like all Razor MD products, is for you guys who appreciate unfettered ingredient lists and something a little extra in terms of style. The collection sold as a complete three-piece shaving set—a herbal shave cream, post-shave lotion and pre-shave oil—comes housed in a hand-made Popeye signature tin can, which maybe could be refilled with spinach, or today, more likely, kale. The limited edition collection will launch on March 31st at Nordstrom.com and should be kept in mind for Father’s Day.
Whoa. So, at about 1:50 in the film here, Marie de Villepin who you know as a former face of Givenchy, transforms Rie Rasmussen’s innocent-enough art museum inspiration break-in into an effusively psychedelic performance-art fashion show. Or maybe more clearly, think Night at the Museum if only Mapplethorpe had any say. If that doesn’t make complete sense, don’t worry because it’s art and, well, it’s not always supposed to, but our friends at G-Star and Vs. Magazine who collaborated on the film with Rie Rasmussen (who’s also the main star) say that, “this film tells the story of a young, ambitious painter hungry for artistic inspiration. She’s so hungry that she breaks into a gallery to ‘devour’ the art exhibited. Enveloped by moonlight, she’s enraptured by the sculptures, modern paintings and raw art that surround her. Then things get dreamy… Boundaries blur; the real and unreal are indistinguishable. Encircled by art incarnate, consumption begins.” And well, models…art…G-Star collection and Raw Art Objects…we’re feeling it people. Check it out after the jump.
As of exactly right now, you’re able to get your hands on the second drop of the Adidas Originals collaboration with Opening Ceremony. If the first drop was heavy on the animal print, the second is frenetic with stripes, blocks of color and a combo platter of color blocking with stripes. The hoodies and sweaters are classic Opening Ceremony treatments on late 80′s throwbacks, the former going skate rad with the later going all Cosby show irony. We love’em but the stand outs are really the sneakers, which show both company’s penchant for being playful, modern and sleek. Shop the collection after the jump.
J.Crew has just released the results of a collaborative swim trunk project with surfer bros (actual brothers) Raan and Shea Parton, creators of the menswear label Apolis. Drawing inspiration from their jet set lives as children, the two brothers began Apolis in 2004 with a pretty endearing mission—global advocacy (FYI: apolis is Greek for “global citizen”). The brand offers a range of surf-but-still-smart looking clothing and accessories that are made locally in California, but also partake in a little sartorial Peace Corps-ing by also using manufacturers in developing countries such as Uganda, Peru, and Bangladesh. As part of J.Crew’s “In Good Company” collection, which brings together collab pieces from over 50 partnerships with brands boasting a heritage vibe, this cotton chambray swim trunk makes us nostalgic for the Southern Californian beach life of the Sixties. Classic but functional for today’s man, it comes with a practical side pocket and an adjustable drawstring waistband. Actually, very now. The where to buy, right this way…