All the Magical, Technical Benefits of Vollebak’s Graphene Jacket

For the first time, a brand has been able to turn the notoriously difficult to work with, aerospace revolutionizing material, graphene into a piece of consumer outerwear. The thin, expensive graphite-derived matter is very hard to produce and manipulate—especially in large quantities. But London-based Vollebak has utilized it for their $695 reversible jacket—and it’s stunning. The material make it capable of “absorbing heat and then …

éclectic Founder + Designer Franck Malègue’s Unparalleled Vision for Outerwear

Future-forward fabrics, classic silhouettes, Parisian elegance and a forthcoming NYC flagship

A step inside éclectic‘s rue Charlot flagship in the third arrondissement of Paris doesn’t immediately reveal the brand’s secrets. Impeccable organization showcases concise collections of outerwear, sweaters and sports coats. Only with an item in-hand do the details come forward. There are no other fabrics in these categories that look and feel the way éclectic’s do. Hand-tailoring and refined details manifest on materials that seem …

Unisex Clothing, Accessories and Outerwear from thesalting

Made-in-America pieces from a new brand designing out of NYC

When holding a garment from thesalting—not just carrying it but really analyzing it; running one’s fingers along the lines, feeling the fabric—you begin to understand their commitment to old-world craftsmanship. From afar, this brand’s debut is a collection of future-forward, unisex items. It’s a cohesive collection, and the brand’s identity is tangible. Every silhouette is simple and nautical components act as highlights—bit of rope here, …

Converse’s Artist-Driven Urban Utility Capsule Collection

Bold new premium apparel and accessories designed with Slam Jam and Cali Thornhill DeWitt

Stepping beyond their basic but brilliant Essentials collection, Converse has unveiled the forthcoming 17-piece Urban Utility collection, stepping in to the outdoors-inspired urban outerwear game full force. And to mark the new line launch there’s a capsule collection of bold and highly expressive pieces created in collaboration with Slam Jam and artist Cali Thornhill DeWitt—both lending the collection a clear voice. Converse has included both …

Mission Workshop’s The Eiger WX Jacket

A durable, functional outerwear piece made in collaboration with Halley Stevensons

Ultra-functional, Mission Workshop‘s the Eiger WX jacket has been made in collaboration with Halley Stevensons—a company manufacturing fabrics since 1864 when they made outerwear for North Sea fisherman dealing with harsh conditions off the coast of Scotland. Suffice it to say, the Eiger WX—made from durable waxed canvas—will also stand up to all kinds of inclement weather. Available in tan, dark olive or black, the …