Friday Finds

Sorry, it's been awhile since I posted some Friday pics. But here we go.


GANT Rugger and a Sweet New Ride

The GANT Rugger Collection has been around for a couple of seasons now and is getting better both in breadth and design. For S/S10 the Rugger line is going for the idea of an "NYC hipster escaping town with his friends." More "Weekend in the Hamptons" than "Weekend in Vegas" (a good thing in my opinion), the highlights to me are the cut-just-right chino shorts with their length landing at mid-thigh and this fantastic Anorak (in red or navy) that takes its cues from an M-65 jacket, but with a more tailored fit and appropriately nautical feel. And while I'm a navy blue fanatic, I really like it in the red version.

But if GANT's retro line of clothing weren't enough for the NYC Hipster, the Rugger team went 1 step further to complete the New Yorker's look and gave him something to tool around on- this bike, designed by GANT from scratch.

"We're certainly not the first fashion company to do bikes, but when we got the chance to develop one from scratch instead of the usual collaboration with an already existing bike brand, it felt like the right thing to do. The inspiration is in line with GANT Rugger's retro detailing. We looked a lot at early 1900s lightweight racers and mixed it up with thick cruise tires to ensure a smooth ride', says Christopher Bastin, designer at GANT AB.

More pictures and details after the jump.


Review: Lands' End Canvas Ragtop Newspaper Bag

Before L.L. Bean and Alex Carleton absolutely tear the roof of the style/heritage/price dynamic with their "Signature" line, Lands' End has been doing their best, albeit quietly, to introduce their own heritage line, called "Canvas" for the past 2 seasons.

The Men's Canvas line has been a small collection to start- mainly BDs, chinos, some shoe choices and an accesory or two. See Sartorially Inclined for hands-on reviews of several of the staples like the Oxford BD, the Chambray shirt, shawl collar sweater and cotton peacoat. Spring has seen the crop up of some new belts, a couple new pieces of light outerwear for Spring layering, but nothing that says this line is a new Lands' End focus- and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

But lost in all this for the Men's Canvas collection, is that the Women's selection online features a bunch of bags not found amongst the Men's wares.  Many of them are easily found on the Lands' End parent site, but the Canvas line does feature this Ragtop Newspaper Bag. Read my review after the jump:

Read on!


And the Winner Is...

(I know I'm late to the party on this), but 'grats to Momentum of Failure's Will for having the most interesting comment in (Sartorially Inclined) Lawrence's and my Re-Gift Giveaway.

I've been busy with work, a labor of love and some more work, so my postings have been minimal (yet again). There's big things on the horizon though. Stay Tuned.