A recent installment in the Vans “Made for the Makers” series, these monochromatic navy blue Sk8-Hi sneakers were produced in collaboration with CH favorite Hedley & Bennett—apron and kitchen apparel brand of the future. Design and function-oriented details pop everywhere, from the rainbow-colored Vulcanized lugged outsoles to the Vansguard canvas uppers and comfort-yielding UltraCush H&B ampersand sockliners. Fans of both brands will find something to love here (or in the greater collection, which features slip-ons and a checker apron).
Not your typical jean jacket, the denim quilted jacket in carlow from Levi’s Made & Crafted invokes elegant Japanese design. From the integrated, belted drawstring to the collarless silhouette and front patch pockets, it’s distinctly handsome. The jacket pairs 100% cotton with 100% polyester fill.
Warby Parker‘s just-launched Pupils Project Collection includes sunglasses and spectacles designed with notable New Yorkers like Gloria Steinem, Iman, Rosario Dawson, Michael K Williams and others. Our pick is Humberto Leon’s sharp, rectangular Sibley design—made from hand-polished cellulose acetate. Best of all, 100% of each purchase will go to the Pupils Project—which offers kids from low-income households vision screenings and eye exams at school, as well as free glasses (that they choose) if they need them.
Featuring a moon design fit for astronomers, astrologists and those who love the cosmos, this embroidered Henrik Vibskov sweater is made from 100% cotton. With a boxy and relaxed fit, this piece boasts wide cuffs and hems—manifesting its comfortability. Price in Euros.
Felix Gray lenses are not only anti-glare, they also fend off harmful blue light from screens. If you’re looking at computer or phone for much of the day, you’re subjecting your eyes to dangerous light—the kind of light that can lead to headaches, blurred or lost vision, dry and fatigued eyes. Even though these lenses are equipped with this technology, the near-invisible tint makes the tech unnoticeable. Our pick is the rounded Roebling frame, but the lenses are available in all Felix Gray styles.
Contemporary classics brand Richer Poorer and chef-favorite Hedley & Bennett recently collaborated on socks that feature temperature-regulating technology which keeps your feet from over-heating—even the most sweltering, stressful kitchens. With terry-padding as well as compression arch support, they’re still playful—thanks to the two bold, patterned colorways.
The Elder Statesman is no stranger to bold patterns and playful motifs. Their 100% cashmere Hemp Leaf Jumper is adorned with the unmistakable leaf on its chest. This covetable, comfortable item is a must-have for cannabis and cashmere aficionados alike. Price is in pounds.
Buaisou’s handmade indigo garments, cloths and tapestries have an undeniable uniqueness. Slight variations in color (thanks to the dyeing process, washes and fading) only add to their character. This apron, made from 52% cotton and 48% linen, is lightweight but durable. The cross-back button straps reduce strain and a pouch pocket offers reinforced storage.
The Feit Biotrainer High is a basketball-style silhouette built out using the highest grade materials—a luxurious leather contoured heel, suede upper, and 100% biodegradable sole (made from the milk of the rubber tree plant). Making this sole is a meticulous, two-week process that renders the final product plastic-less. The shoe is certainly high-end, but it operates more like an athletic shoe than a dress one.
The Cobalt 02 sunglasses from Gentle Monster are minimal yet meticulously crafted—with a monel (nickel-copper) nose-bridge, adjustable PVC nose-pads, exaggerated temples and acetate temple tips. The lenses offer 100% UV protection and are available in various hues: vivid orange, violet, navy or (our pick) a lush green.
The Lowell Pajamas, by Sleepy Jones, are a lightweight, classically-cut set adorned with stars and constellations. Made from 100% cotton, they feature a four-pocket front, button-fly pants, and a drawstring waist. Altogether, they’re designed to be comfortable and functional—whether you’re nesting or napping.
Julie Thevenot, since launching her line in 2008, has never been afraid of combining playful designs with unique materials. Made from lucite and anchored by plated steel posts, these earrings glisten in sunlight and are bold without being overly gaudy.
Inspired by vintage military apparel, John Elliott’s Distorted Military Shirt is crafted from two vintage shirts, hemmed together using custom jacquard tape. Made in Japan using 100% cotton, each panel is a little different—one is a cotton slub, and the other a soft compacted cotton. From the paint splatters to the asymmetric hemline, every detail has been meticulously thought through.
Georgia Perry’s Flora Earrings are mini bouquets for your ears. With a stainless steel base and 18k gold-plating, these are built-to-last accessories and each flower in the stack is anchored by a different stone—pearl, coral, malachite and lapis.
Founded in the ’70s, Boast was America’s answer to traditional European tennis brands—and its Japanese maple leaf logo would appear on the chests of many famed athletes. With a design overhaul and fresh new range, Boast is back on the scene (and in-person, with a limited pop-up in Kith’s NYC flagship) with items like the 7″ Ivy Green Court Short. Comfortable and sporting plenty of technical details, the shorts demonstrate the brand’s focus on style, quality and year-round athletic use.
Mini Rodini’s Duck Sweatshirt is a cozy, cute top for little ones. The earthy hue and the graphic of padded ducks in flight give it an unabashedly fall look. Made from 100% cotton, this sweater is also GOTS-certified—meaning from start to finish, it was not exposed to any chemicals that could be harmful; it’s the strictest certification for organic materials on the market.
Made in DTLA from deadstock fabrics, Evewear makes sweet sleepwear that’s also eco-friendly. The “Tomboy” set (available in gray or blue colorways) includes ruffled shorts and a baseball jersey-style top—complete with heart-shaped buttons. Super-comfortable and sustainable, these pajamas will encourage a good night’s sleep.
Perennially in style, the Breton stripe moved from the French Navy to the fashion world and now just about everyone can recognize it. In a new limited edition collaboration, NYC oyster and cocktail hotspot Grand Banks has partnered with French clothing brand Armor Lux. The result is a knit-in-France “mariniere” with a unique red-accented sleeve. It’s a perfect piece for dining on boat—or anywhere else.
Made from brass, acetate, and sky jade, these drop earrings by IUO measure 8cm. Speckled and bright while still being pared-back enough to work with lots of looks, they make a colorful statement without being gaudy.
The love affair between Japan and Levi’s is rooted in ’50s-era American rock’n’roll films. The jeans worn by the rebel characters were Levi’s, but the jeans weren’t available in Japan and therefore became treasured relics of the culture. The ensuing collaboration, between style icon Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi and Levi’s, is a direct reference to one of Poggy’s favorite jackets in his vintage collection.
The Special Olympics Athlete Oath, which reads, “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,” is concentrated into its most exemplary pillar on this Prinkshop shirt. With the purchase each one, $7 is donated to the Special Olympics and the efforts they make in ending the discrimination against people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The look (or, more accurately, lack of look) of no-show socks is rarely worth the blisters, slouch or discomfort. But Outlier’s Megafine Low Lows are made from a nylon structure and a natural Merino knit—making them comfortable as well as functional. The combination also means they’re sweat-wicking and odor-resistant—ideal for all kinds of weather.
With an obvious and apt nod to workwear, Dickies and Union Made’s recent collaboration perfectly blends the two brands. At first glance, the sturdy pants are Dickies, but thanks to a slightly slimmer, detail-oriented finish, they’re equally representative of SF-based Union Made’s vibe. The cut-off hems and embroidery add a little extra character to these coral-hued chinos.
Composed of micro-polyester taffeta with a water-repellent coating, Nanamica’s wind cap can successful handle the elements. It’s the vibrant yellow colorway that truly stands out from others in this category. From Japan’s Nanamica, the cap’s details—six-panel construction, embroidery, adjustable strap—all demonstrate superb attention to detail.