“Escapewear” Brand Tombolo Opens Their Flagship NYC Store

Founders Chris Galasso and Michael Sard on creating their Nolita space

Launching four years ago, Tombolo—founded by childhood friends Mike Sard and Chris Galasso—makes apparel that plays on classic, kitsch souvenir garments. It’s become a treasured “inactivewear” brand, beloved for its breezy, whimsical, nostalgic style. Existing online, as well as selling at pop-ups and events across the city to Montauk and beyond (the waiters in White Lotus even wore their pasta shirts), Tombolo recently opened their …

Factory Visit: Barbour, England

For the heritage brand, longevity is the most crucial component behind more sustainable fashion

Whether brands are developing new materials (or simply renaming existing ones), changing distribution models or talking about eco-friendly packaging, truly sustainable fashion is a myth. There are, however, ways to approach apparel in more thoughtful and eco-conscious ways. For iconic British clothier J. Barbour & Sons—better known as Barbour—the future is clear and rooted in the past. A Barbour jacket is one of the few …

Wolverine’s 1000 Mile Old Rip Van Winkle Boot Batch III

A custom-cut slice of a bourbon barrel adorns the heel of these shoes

Heritage footwear and clothing brand Wolverine has once again partnered with legendary bourbon distillery Old Rip Van Winkle (producers of Pappy Van Winkle and more) on a collaborative version of their much loved 1000 Mile Boot. Known as Batch III, the limited edition cap-toe boot—designed in Michigan and handcrafted in Arkansas—features a heel stack that incorporates a custom-cut slice of an oak barrel that once held Old Rip …