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A year after an Autumn/Winter lookbook that took the Hill-Side across the globe, the Brooklyn-based menswear label return home this season with a new lookbook titled Twelve Brooklyn Apartments. Shot by Backyard Bill with styling help from James Wilson of Secret Forts, the A/W ’13 campaign presents the Hill-Side’s wares in a natural light, as just another interior detail among some of Brooklyn’s most comfortable living spaces.

Excellently composed shots show scarves, ties, and pocket squares strewn about living spaces and dusty work corners; some clean and arranged, others messy and cluttered. But like Hill-Side fabrics, the focal point is in the details, and the lookbook provides the perfect glimpse into what inspires the brand’s aesthetic.

Check out our favorites snaps below, shop the full collection at Hickoree’s and view the full lookbook online.

We weren't all so lucky as to attend high school's where making the varsity squad was easy and the letter jacket colors were anything to write home about. Some legit letter jackets are best kept in the heirloom closet. But for those of us who long for that sturdy, college-bound comfort, Unis is filling in the gap. The Unis NY AW13 Varsity Jackets come in familiar black/blackblack/navy and black/loden colorways, a new maroon/brandy model and a luxe, all-black Loro Piana version, with an Italian wool body and premium sheepskin leather sleeves. The entire line is made in the States and features a quilted liner, a ribbed collar and hem, and a slimmer fit than the bulbous yellow number mom keeps in your old closet. And big plus: no one will know your only letter was for Model UN.

Get the Unis AW13 Varsity Jacket at UnisNewYork.com.


We're pleased to say that Jack/Knife, a little-known brand making custom wares out of San Francisco in small production runs, is more accessible now thanks to its newly opened online store.

The Jack/Knife team, a trio of very able makers, share a focused aesthetic that has garnered a following from denim enthusiasts and quality-seekers, or anyone who has a soft spot for old world production techniques and the detail and craftsmanship that go along with such a commitment.

Among the label’s current ready-to-wear offerings is this handsome Barn Coat made of deadstock duck canvas from South Carolina’s Graniteville Mill. From its design and fabric cutting, to the hand-hammered copper rivets and clean single-needle lockstitch construction, every aspect of the Barn Coat production is completed in Jack/Knife’s San Francisco workshop. 

Visit Jack/Knife to view the entire collection. The Barn Coat can be yours for $350.

Remember when school used to come back in session after Labor Day? Every year it seems like the powers at be move the start date earlier into summer. But no matter—with a new school year comes a good reason to update your everyday gear, and going back to the grind often requires we pick up a new trusty backpack.

You may not be enrolled this fall, but that's no reason to deny yourself an essential. Whether you’re transporting books or beer, here are ten backpacks that’ll get the job done in style.

Everlane Snap Backpack, $65

Parrot Canvas Woodland Camo Uwharrie Day Pack, $65

Poler Stuff Roll Top Bag, $70

Jansport x Benny Gold x Pendleton, $99

LayerxLayer Brimfield Bag, $189

Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase, $149

Cote&Ciel Isar Rucksack, $238

Makr Daypack, $245

Archival Clothing Rucksack, $260

Goruck GR1, $295

Check the journal often for more NoMa suggested fall essentials.

We've seen Jessica Walsh's art direction for Aizone before, but were never quite sure how the stunning images were made. It couldn't just be Photoshop, that was for sure. This new video shows us the behind-the-scenes action for the Aizone FW13 shoot, which is anything but the usual photo session. Walsh teamed with Anastasia Durasova for her can't-believe-it's-real body painting, which produces the vivid, colorful text on a model canvas.

See more of Sagmeister & Walsh for Aizone at sagmeisterwalsh.com

Folk Clothing shows us that the later months of the year don’t have to be so drab. The London label's Fall/Winter 2013 collection brings the quirky to casual ready-to-wear. Folk's way with colors, juxtaposing bright shades against neutrals, is a breath of fresh air for those who need cheer long after the sun tan fades.

There are surprises, too. Multi-colored tweed-like knits meet stitches on ribbed hems, sweatshirts reveal peculiar side gusset colorblocking, and play with texture abounds. You really have to look close to notice the minutiae of each garment. As usual, Folk takes subtle detail work the extra yard with classic pieces tweaked in thoughtful, crafty, and unexpected ways.

Take a peek at the lookbook below and shop the collection at Folk.

Happy Socks, the eclectic Swedish sock brand, is well named. The brand's latest lookbook, for Fall/Winter 2013, exemplifies this spirit as models demonstrate styles from the CHAPTER #SIX collection while skateboarding, laughing with friends, casually standing by quintessential New York scenery and so on. Pieces start at 10 dollars, are available in a wide range of colors and prints and add zing to any otherwise average fall look. 

The CHAPTER #SIX collection is currently available for purchase via Happy Socks.





Herschel Supply Co. and New Balance follow up their Spring 2013 series with a new fall collection. The small line features New Balance’s 420 and H710 silhouettes in ripstop nylon and suede. The collaborative kicks are available in grey, burgundy, and fatigue green and lined with Herschel’s signature paisley print.

In addition, the two companies are introducing the Heritage Backpack—a sizable pack that includes a built-in side shoe pocket to store your footwear. A perfect bag for city life or a weekend hike in the woods. Take a look at a few choice shots from the Herschel Supply Co. and New Balance fall lookbook below.

View the complete lookbook and shop the collection now at Herschel Supply Co.