Behind the Scenes of Gentlemen by Gieves & Hawkes
In regards to behind the scene lookbooks, I guess it is just a matter of taste regarding the contents. I am always happy to see the photographer featured, however sometimes the models and the brand itself have a story that often goes untold. This is your standard well done behind the scenes video from one of my favorite brands out of the UK. Scroll down to see some of the shots from this editorial.
Shout out to SchonMagazine
The homie Michael from the Washington Lobbyist shot this at The Streets of Georgetown launch party. Joseph Abboud the owner of the streets was also there in full effect rocking all grey everything. When asked which one was Joseph I was told "The dude who looks like his is worth $40,000,000 " Overall I had a great time and look forward to checking in each season with their latest collection. If you are in DC and can swing by Georgetown, you should definitely hit this place up. It’s a cool experience.
'The retail space showcases HMX Group men's wear brands under one roof including; Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Coppley, Reid & Taylor, and Palm Beach. The stores will allow HMX Group to highlight the seasonal collections of each brand, while also providing made-to-measure services and regionally-targeted product specific to Washington, D.C.”
EAMES: The Architect and The Painter - Trailer
I am going to be honest, watching the Eams’s video The Powers Of 10 commissioned by IBM back in high school completely changed my life. It opened my mind to how detailed and complex human make-up is. Within that same 10 minute film it also opened my mind to how amazingly insignificant we are in the entire spectrum of the Universe. I must have watched that film over 10 times since then. This documentary is a must see. Before Apple, or Google, there were the Eames. Brilliant minds who push the envelope of design, art, and technology, before anyone else dared to think outside of the box.
“James Franco narrates the new movie on Charles and Ray Eames. “Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life — from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age — has been less widely understood.”
Opens November 18 at the IFC Center in New York City. More info at First Run Features.
Shout out to:Selectism
The 1st revenue Boeing 787 flight. (3 years delayed but finally here)
All Nippon Airlines
p.s. Air Canada is slated to start receiving these babies in 2013.
Watched a monocle video on the recent commercial airline trade show. All of these great ideas on how to better fit a plane for commercial use. All while trying to accommodate the airlines and offer the least wait and the best comfort. The airlines should demand more from the aircraft manufacturers.
Shout out to:therealbohemian
Shout out to:therealbohemian:
Silly but fun: Cad & The Dandy propaganda
Behind the scenes of a photo shoot that I agreed to be pert of to help out one of the tailors I have used.
You may just be able to spot me a couple of times!
Shout out to:giantbeard
Off Book: Etsy Art & Culture
America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn’t disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.
There’s obviously something rumpus in the air at present, as both THE RAKE and our friends at Timothy Everest have each recently come up with graceful musings on pugilism. Mixing fisticuffs and shirt cuffs, a fashion editorial by Andy Barnham in the new September / October issue of THE RAKE (see images here) plays upon the theme of two sharp-dressed east London ‘firms’ pitting their champs against one another, while an elegant short film conceptualized by the house of Everest (embedded below) and directed by Joshua Osborne shadow-boxes around similarly fracas-focused matters. Tailoring and contenders – the mood’s a little bit Savile Row, a tad squabble and row.
Here’s some footage from 141Eyewear's first ever Clinic, which took place in Jiasian, Taiwan. In August 2009, Typhoon Morakot devastated this small town in southern Taiwan and the surrounding areas. Eyewear is not something which is easily accessible for these people. With the help of an optometrist based out of Taipei and his students, we were able to hold a free eyewear clinic where over 200 kids received new glasses made to their exact prescription.
J. Edgar Trailer Clint Eastwood x Leonardo DiCaprio
“If this trailer’s admissible as evidence, Leonardo DiCaprio looks set to finally bag a well-deserved Best Actor Oscar in 2012.
Whether he’s appearing as a young or old J Edgar Hoover in this trailer for Clint Eastwood’s long-awaited biopic, DiCaprio absolutely commands the screen. And that’s before we’ve even seen the bits where he puts on a dress. For anyone who doubted Leo’s chances of getting J Edgar’s distinctive voice right, this trailer takes seconds to assuage those doubts.”
Read more: Leonardo DiCaprio’s J Edgar trailer online | TotalFilm.com
Shout out to:Dan Goodswen of Total Film
Our friend Roderick Tung has come a long way with his brand since we first met some time ago. He recently shared his vision and passion for men’s shirting. We own a shirt ourselves and wear it proudly. We’re fans of the short barrel cuff and the fun collars. Jacquard weaves, extra wide french cuffs, contrast collars, and silky fabrics make up some of the luxurious options. This isn’t your standard business shirt. But then again who wants to be just standard? If you like what you see be sure to stop by if you’re in LA or check out the collection online.