Last week, at an event in New York City, Jordan Brand didn’t announce any new sneakers, but rather the end of one of their most iconic styles of all time, the Air Jordan III. At least for now. Vice president of footwear David Schecter stated that the latest iteration of the style, the ” Sport Blue “, is set to be the last model of the shoe before it “goes into the vault.” It makes sense that they would choose this particular model, considering it is the shoe MJ wore during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest as he soared from the foul line, giving Jordan Brand its unforgettable logo in the process.
Your preview of what’s on this week’s menswear calendar Visvim Parks at Dover Street Market : Last year, Visvim’s unveiled their Indigo Camping Trailer in Tokyo. It’s a ’40s era Airstream packed full of limited edition Visvim gear and other tchotchkes.
Gray offers an urbane alternative to the ubiquitous black or brown leather bag.
“Alexandre Mattiussi’s greatest strength is the Midas Touch he brings to menswear pieces you thought you knew. The designer’s Fall-Winter 2014 collection was a master class at showing how the foundation pieces of a fall wardrobe (camel coats, flannel suits, plaid shirts) can be made fresh once more.
We can hear your inner-self screaming “nooooo!” as the last weekend of summer swings into gear. But cheer up, we’ve got three days of doing whatever the hell we want to ahead of us.
It’s the last couple days of summer, and we’re just as sad as you are. That in mind, a little bit of retail therapy is always a helpful thing—from menswear to home goods, check out the thirty best sales happening this weekend and quash those post Labor Day blues. Adidas : Extra 25% off sale items Armani Exchange : Up to 50% off select styles Asos : Extra 15% off sale items with code HAVE10 Banana Republic : Up to 40% off store-wide with code BRLABOR Barneys Warehouse : Extra 30% off sale items Bloomingdales : Extra 20% off sale items with code BIG20 Bo Concept : Up to 50% off select styles Brooks Brothers : Up to 50% off select styles Calvin Klein : Up to 25% off sale items CB2 : Up to 70% off select styles Club Monaco : 50% off clearance items, Extra 40% off sale items with code HEY FALL Cole Haan : 30% off select styles with code FALL30 Design Within Reach : 15% off living room furniture East Dane : Up to 70% off select styles End Clothing : Up to 50% off select styles Gant : 50% off select styles Gap : Up to 40% off store wide G.H.
Photo: Thomas Jacob The latest grooming trend? Brushing with clay…then swallowing. ( New York Times ) Project Piet
Today in, “So That Is The Most Incredible Thing I’ve Ever Seen,” a 2011 commercial for a store in Memphis called Divine Rags . And, yeah, there are lots of bad local commercials for bad stores, but this one goes above and beyond mostly because of the, um, charisma of its leading man, the supposed owner of the store.
Perry Ellis is one of the most recognizable labels in American sportswear, a brand famous for bringing bold color into men’s closets. In fact, the late designer is often credited with shifting the landscape of men’s clothes away from traditional tailoring to a more casual, leisurely aesthetic (so that’s who to thank for your high-end hoodie collection). But even with such an iconic history, there’s always room to grow, and that’s why the label has enlisted the talents of a new head designer, Michael Maccari, to revamp their aesthetic for a new era
Fighting the oncoming cold weather is as simple as getting the right denim jacket. The trusted outerwear piece isn’t only the perfect weight for handing cooler summer nights and crisp fall days, but also an ideal layering piece ready to sit under topcoats and tailored blazers when the temperature calls for it. The key is finding one that fits snug like a second skin and luckily, expertly cut menswear is Dolce & Gabbana’s M.O.”—GQ creative director, Jim Moore $815, available at Mr Porter.com STORY: GQ Selects: September 2014