Thursday, July 29, 2010


What do you get when two of America's oldest and most trusted clothiers, purveyors of classic style that originated in the good ole' US of A, collaborate? It's east meets west and high & lo, in short, Americana at it's best.

Levi's Jeans, made in the USA for Brooks Brothers, available in Brooks Brothers stores beginning on July 29th!

It's no surprise that, in this age of globalization, Brooks Brothers and Levi's--global ambassadors of the American brand--are leveraging the synergy that only they could create to further entrench classic American sensibilities onto the masses. One was founded in 1853 on the West Coast and is known for rugged, frontier-friendly denim; it was a favorite among the working class: lumberjacks, cowboys and railroad men. The other, founded in 1818 and headquartered on Madison Avenue is known for catering to the elite, and . . .

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I wont launch into the reasons why I've been absent, this time. Instead, I'd like to focus on my return. In short, I was inspired. I visited, the blog run by teen phenom Tavi Gevinson (she started it when she was 11), and was motivated by her talent and fresh perspective. I was moved to write, however, when I saw these photos of Givenchy's Fall 2010 Couture collection on her page.

Riccardo Tisci outdid himself. Creating a collection inspired in part by Frida Kahlo, and drawing upon the Mexican culture's fascination with muerte, Tisci used his signatures: dégradé ostrich feathers, fringe-work and lace to romanticize the human skeleton and to mask and amplify the vulnerability of the human form. Read Tim Blanks' write-up of the presentation for here.
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