Interview: OIL / LUMBER Founder, Ethan Summers

The designer discusses contrasting influences, reinventing an iconic silhouette, and Nashville

Nashville-based designer Ethan Summers dabbles in three different mediums. His label OIL / LUMBER acts as an umbrella for all the concepts he comes up with, which include minimal modern furniture, apparel that references his Japanese heritage, and objects that range from coffee cups to tote bags. By operating as a design firm, rather than a furniture-maker, fashion label, or objet d’art manufacturer, OIL / …

The Arrivals’ Cell Signal-Blocking Parka

NYC-based brand The Arrivals has designed a new parka with the intention of wearers reconnecting to nature. Inside, the puffer jacket (called the Aer) features a Faraday pocket made from a blend of polyester, copper and nickel. This combination blocks radio-frequency identification (RFID), Near Field Communication (NFC), electromagnetic fields (EMR and EMF) and radiation signals—all the methods of delivery to mobile phones for push notifications, …

Descente Athletic’s Six-Piece Outerwear Collaboration With Todd Snyder

Impeccably tailored garments made from future-forward fabrics from the Japanese brand

After its NYFW runway debut this February, NYC-based menswear designer Todd Snyder‘s collaborative collection with Japanese sporting goods company Descente is now available. The elegant, inspired six-piece capsule bears the signatures of both partners: Synder’s elevated approach to style (that’s actually wearable) and Descente’s dedication to technical materials. Descente originally started in Osaka, circa 1953, as a skiwear brand and to this day continues their quest for high-quality fabrics …