News on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

8:00 am

American-Made Outerwear from Post Overalls

American Made Outerwear from Post Overalls

Post Overalls has unveiled this latest selection of goods for fall, once again delving into the world of heritage and workwear. Brand head Takeshi Ohfuchi presents a refined vision of era-appropriate garments, punctuated by button-up shirts, jackets, trousers, vests and more, while rich details and a meticulous approach truly bring these goods to life. To browse through the American-made goods in full, or to pick up a piece for the upcoming fall season, stop by The Bureau Belfast.

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7:00 am

The Origami-Inspired Packable Oru Kayak

The Origami Inspired Packable Oru Kayak

Many city-dwellers are plagued by the shared problem of restrictive living spaces. Residential real estate in urban areas is less than versatile at times, and San Franciscan Anton Willis discovered this immediately after attempting to place his fiberglass kayak into storage. As a response to this quandary, Willis began sketching and creating paper models of what would become the Oru Kayak. It was not long before 25 full-scale prototypes of the origami-inspired kayak were floating about the Bay Area, and subsequently the Oru brand got its start.

The specifications are quite astonishing; each kayak is crafted from double-layered polypropylene that is rated to withstand 20,000 fold-cycles, truly exemplifying simplicity and great design. For additional information on the various kayak packages offered by Oru, drop by the brand’s website.

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6:00 am

Epaulet’s Thorpe Varsity Jacket in 2 Colors

Epaulets Thorpe Varsity Jacket in 2 Colors

New York-based label Epaulet presents a keen take on the classic varsity jacket, arriving as the Thorpe Varsity. Epaulet proudly crafts all its gear in the USA, while this latest slim-fit iteration dishes up a military-inspired 22-oz brushed melton wool body, paired with full-grain Italian calfskin arms. Interpreting the garment in a largely matured manner, the details included on this piece chalk-up nicely; with standout inclusions ranging from horn buttons to a fold-over shawl collar.

Epaulet products boast a considerably long lifetime, and for those lucky enough to scoop up either the black/black or navy/camel colorway, expect this jacket to be a go-to fall choice for seasons to come. Drop by the Epaulet online shop for pricing and availability.

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News on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

5:56 pm

Quality Casual Clothing from Syndicate Fall/Winter 2014

Quality Casual Clothing from Syndicate Fall/Winter 2014

This Fall/Winter 2014, Syndicate wants you to put a little effort into dressing. No more sloppy ketchup stained tees that betray your love of hamburgers. No more outfits that reveal your upwardly (or downwardly) mobile social status. None of that.

This season is about functional, high-quality casual clothing that lets you be any man at any time — no constraints and no trying too hard. Many of the styles were designed in collaboration with Ukrainian contemporary designer Sasha Kanevski, a fact the company says lends “design fineness and structural fabrication.” Heavy usage of tech fabrics translates into a sporty aesthetic; shiny pullovers and vests are made special with a scalloped design and unique button placements. 

There are also the obligatory casual tees in both subtle color schemes and brighter constructions. Carefully placed logos and graphics tie neatly back to popular culture, avoiding the overbearing branding that has been the downfall of many a good line. The assortment also offers outerwear options with trenches, concealed zip all-weather coats and more. From pullovers to casual tees and beyond, Syndicate offers sport, style and comfort. 

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5:00 pm

Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Briefcases by Passavant and Lee – Handcrafted in NY

Aircraft Grade Aluminum Briefcases by Passavant and Lee   Handcrafted in NY

Longtime friends Jon Passavant and Benj Lee turned their passion for design and artisan level craftsmanship into a men’s accessories brand inspired by classic Americana and British dandyism.

The pair recently introduced the No 25 briefcase to their Passavant and Lee line. Designed for beauty and durability, the case is accented by clean lines, hand-stitched features and luxe details. It is available in two colorways — The Matte Black and The Cedar — which are both made with aircraft-grade aluminum covered in full grain leather. The cases are also lined with high-density foam for an extra layer of protection and shock absorption, topped off with 100% genuine suede and silk. 

The fanciest feature of the briefcases is their lock, created in partnership with the master craftsmen of Abbey England, who hold Royal appointments with Her Majesty the Queen of England herself. You can order your briefcase for $2,850. Made in New York.

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3:54 pm

Nendo Capture 20 Kinds of Rain in Water Bottles for Maison&Object

Nendo Capture 20 Kinds of Rain in Water Bottles for Maison&Object

Oki Sato of design agency Nendo says that he enjoys giving people that “!” moment, which he’s done once again, this time at Maison&Objet. The Parisian retailer recently held a “Words”-themed exhibition, for which Nendo paid “homage to the many words for ‘rain’ in the Japanese language.”

In Japan, they have over 50 nouns for rain: “rain showers, weak rain, light rain, fine rain, misty rain, heavy rain, intense rain, downpour, localized downpour, chilly rain, rain and snow, rain at night, spring rain, early summer rain, autumn rain” — and the list goes on. Out of the 50+, Nendo chose 20 to artistically explore, representing each of them in an acrylic “water” bottle. We’re not sure how they pulled this off, but the bottles do indeed show different types of rain, from a tranquil drop off a tree branch to snow held still. We’re intrigued.

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2:45 pm

Red Wing Heritage Rerelease their 1930s Harvester Work Boot

Red Wing Heritage Rerelease their 1930s Harvester Work Boot

Red Wing Heritage reintroduce their Harvester boot, one of the brand’s most successful models from the 1930s. Popular among hardworking farming and mining communities across the country, the eight-inch lace-up boot was a go-to during the county’s revitalization process after the Great Depression. Available in both amber and black, the boot features heavy duty Vibram lug-soles for optimal grip. Learn more online, and shop them now in stores across America and Europe.

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1:45 pm

Harry’s Launch a Skincare Line

Harrys Launch a Skincare Line

While men’s grooming may not be quite the big business of ladies’ beauty product, there are certainly plenty of men who wish it weren’t so. Harry’s is addressing this desire by building a full skincare line and grooming system for men. They’re starting by introducing two new products today: a foaming shave gel and the all-important aftershave lotion.  Formulated with natural ingredients, the products work in tandem with each other and Harry’s brand razors to moisturize, hydrate and protect sensitive facial skin from irritation and redness that can be caused by shaving.

Included in the ingredients are licorice root extract, milk thistle, marula oil and more. Each ingredient has been chosen for its individual benefit for the skin as well as its amplified benefits when formulated with other ingredients in the Harry’s line. You can get the Foaming Shave Gel for $8 and the After Shave for $10.

Harrys Launch a Skincare Line

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Victoria’s Secret Angels Pose Nude in Photo Book Releasing Next Month

Victorias Secret Angels Pose Nude in Photo Book Releasing Next Month

Russell James has shot for publications like W, GQ, Vogue and Sports Illustrated. But he’s most importantly known for being the main photographer for Victoria’s Secret, where he’s produced their infamous catalogs and directed their television commercials for the last 15 years. This year, he will release a hardcover photo book entitled “Angels,” of — yes — the iconic and unendingly beautiful VS supermodels. Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Gisele Bundchen, and Alessandra Ambrosio (to name a few) grace the pages in stunning black-and-white nude photography. We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy, releasing this October 15 for $139.

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11:45 am

Fantastic Man’s Julian Ganio for COS’ Special Online Initiative

Fantastic Mans Julian Ganio for COS Special Online Initiative

We’ve given you news on COSFall/Winter 2014 collection launch online. That was last month, and the premium apparel brand is offering a special 20% discount for 24 hours online on Thursday, September 18 to celebrate. Fantastic Man fashion editor Julian Ganio even styled an exclusive pictorial featuring the offered pieces, also shown here in detail. Clean navy coats, gradient cardigans, suit jackets and even accessories like gloves and shoes will be part of the sale. We suggest you schedule it in your calendar now.

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