Brand new KLAY was launched in 2010 by the French Collectif Saint Sauveur. Their modern, raw and authentic silhouettes and denim really caught our eye, all fabricated and hand made in Japan. KLAY’s pieces can be found at shops like Guild (USA), Journal Standard (Japan) and L’ECLAIREUR (Paris).
More of KLAY’s recent looks after the jump
Dutch denim store Tenue de Nîmes have teamed up with their San Francisco-based friends at Tellason for their second denim project. Tellason have produced an exclusive run of 24 hand-numbered denims made from a 13.75 oz selvedge White Oak – Cone denim. The pockets are lined with a vintage WWII cotton canvas tent fabric, made by a former Belgian mill. The top button is inspired by a coin from Nîmes that dates back to Roman times. The jeans symbolize the passion that Tellason and Tenue de Nîmes share for high quality denim and vintage icons. The jeans are available at the Tenue de Nîmes web-store.
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In the words of one of our favorite bloggers, James from Secret Forts: “J. Crew’s spring ’11 collection is a playbook in new classics, old favorites, smart layering, crisp fabrics, textural and tonal mixing.” We couldn’t sum it better. Nautical and workwear inspirations mix together in a collection which is toned down and refined, presented with the sophisticated styling of J.Crew’s top-man Frank Muytjens. As always, denim is featured heavily throughout the looks, given a crumpled treatment for a summer ease.
More images from J.Crew’s ss11 lookbook after the jump
An exercise in color theory and the art of design, the Mjölk Spring/Summer 2011 collection draws from the mechanics and history of visual art, focusing on relationships between colors and shapes, and the affect these manipulations have on the viewer. Bold primary colors give way to subtle secondary and tertiary shades of green, burgundy, soft brown and warm grey, allowing magnanimously disjointed looks to come together in chromatic harmony when the collection is viewed as a whole.
In Mjölk’s ongoing commitment to craftsmanship, the collection features hand-finished leather detailing, antique leather buttons, hand-knitted lamb’s wool, Liberty prints, tailored garments in Japanese cotton, and rain macs developed with a family-run company in Boston who has specialized in coats for area fishermen for generations. The spring line also features hand-cobbled Italian shoes, and a full series of leather goods. One of New York City’s only remaining belt-makers hand-crafted this season’s belts using leather also sourced in Manhattan and buckles forged in Rhode Island. Location, palette, and craft converge in one of Mjölk’s most distinctive collections.
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Celebrating the shop’s 2 year anniversary, the guys of Tenue de Nîmes stuck to their home-base of the Netherlands for the theme of the sixth issue of their Journal. Check out the digital version above, or stop by the shop to get your paper edition.
American denim label Prps take their artisanal denim making to a whole new level for the spring summer 2011 season, more than ever inspired by workwear. We absolutely love that utility jacket and those hickory stripe shorts (above), not to mention the camouflage pieces… Check out the full men’s collection after the jump.