Woop! Men’s market came and went this past week in NY. In 100 degree smoldering heat, we barely made it out without our faces completely melting off. Some of the highlights include more new brands, exciting expansions of existing brands, and best of all, a really positive outlook on next year’s Spring assortment. I never feel so compelled by Spring collections, but next year is really promising.
Two new Japanese brands to add to our brand line up: JS Homestead, by Journal Standard and Mighty Mac.
How do you properly represent a “heritage” Japanese brand without looking like you came straight off the railroad tracks circa 1870? Piece by piece.
When I saw this Porter bag that latches on to your blazer or parka, I nearly fell over. Mighty-Mac, designed for the harsh conditions on the open ocean, has this easy sensibility with overwhelming function. Mix and match your choice of Porter bag as an accessory. Genius.
Spring is a definite season for hats. Everyone needs to be wearing a hat, whether it be a baseball cap, a fedora, OR A MIX OF THE TWO. Soulland from Denmark is making this one that I was completely obsessed with.
Or with a shorter bill, from Henrik Vibskov. Either way, secure a hat.
Speaking of Vibskov, there will finally be a place to buy the collection in SF. @Acrimony! Print tees, oversized sweaters, humorous shapes, crazy socks, and now scents being produced in the South of France. Henrik is always there to remind you not to take yourself too seriously. Their temporary showroom was in an amazing Soho loft that the artist owner purchased 40 years ago for $600!
Excited about our 2nd season with Robert Geller. New frames in new colors. Plus Robbie’s bracelet obsession. Join the party.
Eskuche is making some really nice (low-key/non-branded) headphones. I love the rose gold ones. We’ll have them in-store by September.
More new brands: General Idea. We’ve been talking about this Korean born label for months now. The patterns, fabrication and fit are pretty spot on. Marcus came appropriately dressed in stripes for this appointment!
Shoe party! Common Projects returns to Acrimony. Rachel Comey comes to our new shop (still unreleased, still!).
Mens and womens DRKSHDW was definitely a hightlight. Marcus is getting his skirt. YES, HE’S GETTING HIS SKIRT.
Overall, bueno bueno trip. Til next month NYC.