Capsule is at the forefront in the menswear trade show scene, not only for offering exposure to a seemingly limitless number of brands, but also for gathering together the most unique in clothing and accessories, whether they are American heritage, made-in-Japan or new emergents from all around the country.
For the Spring/Summer 2015 market season, we partnered with Capsule to curate a selection of our favorite items showcased in Las Vegas. We present Capsule Selects, a mini exhibition of the best as picked by our editors at Selectism.
If you read our site, chances are you are denim heads. We appreciate all things denim and indigo-dyed, especially like those offered by the likes of Ivy Prepster (knit ties) and Japan Blue Jeans (scarf). The Garbstore offer the most cozy pair of drawstring lounge paints, woven jacquard-style to reveal an interesting texture. We chose a white selvedge denim jacket by none other than Naked & Famous, which playfully matches the white plant holders by Blk Pine. Leather accessories from Tanner Goods and Noah Waxman are great complements to the blue and white styles, which also include a shirt from NSF and jeans by Big John.
Here, we selected our favorite Americana-inspired goods. With proper leather footwear options from Yuketen, Grenson, Eastland Made in Maine and Pskaufman as well as indigo outerwear from United by Blue and Armor Lux, the layout is complemented by a scattering of vintage patchwork from Orange Crush Exports. To complete the look, we selected small accents from Kletterwerks, Wiess Watch Company, TSOVET and Chris Earl.
This “white” box shares a breath of products in the simplest of colors and the purest of forms. Cycling helmets and bucket caps become stark (Brooks England x Carrera, Kommon Universe), sneakers crisp (Pointer Footwear, Buddy), accessories purposeful (Herschel Supply Co. Studio Collection, TOKYObay), and clothing timeless (Reigning Champ, Grover, Norse Projects).
These items share an appreciation for camping and time spent away from the office. We assembled some of the very best objects and garments that work in the wilderness, many produced locally: quilted denim from Japan Blue Jeans, Muttonhead duck pants made in Canada, titanium utensils from Snow Peak (including a titanium straw), 100% American wool shirts by Duckworth, a camping pack by Topo Design, and a carabiner from DSPTCH. Even stationery makers Field Notes are offering a book this Spring/Summer 2015 season, for relaxing reads outdoors.
Capsule offer a range of surf and beachwear brands. In the realm of who combines style and comfort most successfully, we looked to Lighting Bolt for swim shorts and M.Nii for casual shirts for starts. Accessorizing that meant finding a good pair of sunglasses to keep your eyes protected (Vuarnet), a functional holder for your gadgets (Topo Design) or skincare products (Aloha Sunday), and good shoes (Clae). While items like these can be easily spotted elsewhere, it wouldn’t be Capsule if there weren’t surprising and unique brands, like Orange Crush Exports who collect and resell vintage beach towels. Iconic daisy sweats by McNairy top off our surf-ready curation.
Activewear, especially for the Spring/Summer season, is essential for any guy. Our favorite cycling wear maker Giro Sport Design offer a great lightweight windbreaker, which can be complemented with workout bottoms from Outdoor Voices, a relative newcomer to the game. Tech accessories from only the best — DSPTCH, Lexdray and Nocturnal Workshop — and a sleek, all-black wrist watch from Komono bring together a collection any man would want in his closet.