Introducing: Atelier de l’Armée
Apart from mindblowing creations shown on fashion week runways, getting in touch with unique brands and concepts who deliver something out of the box you can actually wear (and purchase), is getting harder each passing day. Plus, with the amount of clothing and accessories production increasing on a daily basis there’s no getting around the waste from exceeding stocks or wardrobe purges; so, when I came across Atelier de L’Armée I couldn’t help to be absolutely blown away.
After going through their website and placing an order for a 1974 belgian paratrooper jacket and a pair of dutch airlines pants (more on that later), I lost track of time browsing through a neverending list of unique, numbered bags handcrafted with vintage army deadstock such as tents, jackets, pants, linings, denim and rifle handles. I got a chance to talk to Elza & Joost, the minds behind this amazing brand…
Ateliers Auguste Menilmontant Backpack
Our mind works in misterious ways: no matter how many garments or accessories you own, there’s no way around the fact that some of them will earn a special place. I can definitely point out some of my most used garments, but none other has been such a devoted companion as my beaten up canvas messenger. Until now that is…
Paul Smith joins forces with master shoemaker John Lobb to produce an exclusive line of footwear.
Alfred Dunhill - A Perfect Shirt
It’s Nice That meets major neckwear and accessories brand Drake’s, providing us a small glimpse of what it takes to make some of the most coveted ties around. Filmed by Jai Rafferty at Drake’s East London location, we’re given a taste of the process of luxury handmade tie manufacturing.
On a recent trip to Morocco my brother was able to bring back some amazing findings. Besides a few traditional garments (more on that on a future post), he scored a couple of outstanding hand dyed embroidered rugs, in bright red and indigo blue. The craftsmanship and detailing on these is simply amazing…