Introducing: Lobo Marinho
The brainchild of my good friend André Marinho, Lobo Marinho is an upcoming Portuguese brand aimed at delivering craftsmanship and passion to all those with a dandy feel. The family run business brings together three generations, with all pocket squares incorporating the lifetime experience and traditional techniques used by his grandmother. Featuring a variety of patterns and fabrics, each square is sewn and rolled by hand with unique passion and dedication. I was happy to be involved in the project shooting the pics for the website and Boris made the cut as well.
New addition…just in time for Pitti.
Onfront SS14 Neckwear Collection
Atelier de L’Armèe x Facing West Sashiko Bags
Yet another collaboration from the Amsterdam label, this time focused on its core product: handmade bags. Teaming up with Facing West, this limited edition features Japanese Sashiko stitching embellishments, traditionally used by farmers and fishermen as a means to reinforce stress points or repairs.
Buttero AW14 Pitti Preview
Another visit to the Buttero stand was enough to remind me just why I love these guys so much…and also to start putting some savings aside. This time around I had the honor of meeting the head of the family, the godfather himself: Mr. Mauro Sani, founder of Buttero and father of the current generation running the business (Luca, Massimiliano and Claudio). I was also fortunate to bump into my friends from Por Vocação, who helped set the stand, which besides a massive wooden rocking-horse, featured small windows into Tuscan landscapes, working as miniature showrooms for each model.
A refreshing array of new models filled the stand, including two-toned brogues mixing contrasting elements such as leather and suede, as well as new sneakers, derbies and boots, always with that trademark Buttero feel. Old favourites such as the low and hi-top Taninos are back in new colorways and materials, namely a uniquely finished suede, while paraboots were an inspiration for some of the beautiful, bulkier lasts.
Hard Graft Ipad Air Tilt Case