Dark Rye, the online magazine from Whole Foods Market (yup!) recently posted an interview with Carrie and Matt Eddmenson of Imogene + Willie.
GQ Japan and Guerreisms filmed these portraits of some menswear legends from the last Pitti Uomo. They’ll provide style inspiration, or as my wife said after seeing Nick Wooster in the second video, “You have got to be F-ing kidding me.”
Back in early December, Will over at the blog The Momentum launched a contest for a free pair of shoes from the new Johnston & Murphy 1850 Collection. The catch was you had to be able to pick the shoes up at the Sy Devore menswear boutique in Studio City just outside Los Angeles. I entered and won. So on a rainy Saturday morning, I dragged my family up to Sy Devore to claim my prize. Unfortunately, the PR firm who organized the contest didn’t inform the store, but owner Danny Marsh and salesman Vincent were very kind and gracious, allowing me to pick my shoes and offering to ship them to me once they had cleared everything up.
So out of the offerings at the store, I chose the Burchfield Chukka boot. I had been looking for a chukka boot for a long time and liked the look of the Burchfield. It has a crepe sole like a classic desert boot, but a stacked heel and narrow, refined shape closer to a dress shoe.
The shoes have a slightly lower profile than previous chukka boots I’ve owned, coming up just to the bottom of my ankle bone, but seem to be sturdy and are very comfy. I look forward to wearing them for years to come.
Thanks to Will at The Momentum, Danny and Vincent at Sy Devore, and Johnston & Murphy.
Photographer Greg Williams does a lot of “behind-the-scenes” photography on movie sets, documenting the process, and has become a talented filmmaker as well. He was on the set of the most recent James Bond film Skyfall and got some amazing photos. He also shot the marketing photos (one-sheets, billboards) for the film as well. He’s done a lot of great work–his site is definitely worth checking out.
photos by Greg Williams
Hickey Freeman created an infographic of the “Made in America” movement in the garment industry:
image via Hickey Freeman
The Fashion Institute of Technology is currently running an exhibition on men’s Ivy League style. Co-curated by Richard “Dick” Press, from the family that started famed menswear store J. Press, the exhibit looks great and quite comprehensive. Unfortunately it only runs for a few more weeks, but this video tour with Richard should give you an idea of the scope of the exhibit.