Pitchfork   The Dissolve   Festivals: Chicago | Paris

The expertly curated online shop Need Supply doesn't need to do anything extra to impress us, it stocks all the right labels in our book. But with its fine, follow-worthy blog and print publication, Human Being Journal, it does so anyway. The mag is ad-free—unless you consider the whole thing an ad—and features top-notch photography and some solid stories, too. The menswear editorial, photographed by Will Godwin and Lauren Lyon, features threads from Soulland, Han Kjobenhavn, and Engineered Garments. Check out some sample images, plus some behind-the-scenes pics of the making of the magazine below.

 The Human Being Journal Issue No. 3 is available September 23rd.

Images via Gant Rugger Instagram

The historically collegiate Gant Rugger is a flurry of activity this fall—they've even got a collab salsa going (you'll have to get your chips off the rack, though). The youthful Gant brand is also staking its claim in bricks and mortar. Following on the success of the Chicago opening this summer, Gant Rugger has opted for Paris for a new outpost. And we tend to think the Parisians are just as taken with the oh-so-American brand as the rest of us. While the goods might be American, the interiorlook is French—Gant Rugger says it has preserved the original architecture as much as possible. The space features custom floors, white-tiled walls, copper detailing, and vintage furnishing in a brasserie-inspired design at 116 Rue Vielle du Temple.

Visit Gant Rugger for more info.

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.

Happy Labor Day. Hopefully, you’re enjoying some much deserved R&R and not slaving away during the last big celebration of summer. At the very least, you’re likely catching up on television or getting drunk in backyards today.

Now we know the luxe sweat category is something of a contentious issue—they’re one of those items that leave us wondering, Are they dreadfully atrocious? Are they cozy genius? Or are they just plain slovenly? But what better day to find out than Labor Day. Whether you’re wearing them in or out, check out these sweatpants and spend your days off in true lazy comfort.

Uniqlo Sweatpants, $30 

Champion x UO Mock Twist Sweatpant, $49

Reigning Champ Sweat Pant, $100

Muttonhead Baseball Pant, $132

Baldwin Cotton Cashmere Sweatpant, $250

The Pender Coat is a great example of how Carhartt Work in Progress takes the legendary workwear company in a fresh, new direction. A 100% nylon diamond quilted jacket, the Pender Coat features a waxy water repellent shell along with a double-way zip closure. Whether under a coat or on its own, the jacket (available in black, navy, orange, and camo) will add a nice bit of texture to a fall wardrobe.

Visit Carhartt WIP where the Pender Coat is priced at $163.

These five-panel corduroy camp caps from Battenwear are a good option with fall quickly approaching. Adjustable and made with a supple foam visor, the short-brimmed cap is designed to fold into itself when not in use. The caps are made in NYC and come in your choice of four different colorways.

Visit the Woodlands where the Battenwear Camp Caps are priced at $64.

Sportsman's Bag

Loyal readers know we are big fans of American outdoors brand Filson here at Nothing Major. Our recent tour of the new HQ and factory only fed our obsession. So we're especially jazzed about the fall collection that just hit. In it, Filson expands its offerings in luggage (more styles and fabrics) while adding some clothing with modern cuts and materials, all built to last a lifetime. We've selected seven items from the new collection we're jazzed about. As for you heritage buffs, you'll be sated too, when Filson drops an archival collection later this month.

1. Short Lined Cruiser Jacket, $295: The Soy Wax construction makes it water resistant and lends it a nice crackled look. The modern trimmer fit is shorter, too. It comes in tan w/ black and red Alaskan plaid lining or in black with dark green flannel lining. Possibly your new second skin?

2. Quilted Vest, $260: Feel free to move around with this water resistant outer shell. It comes in Navy and Orange, both with that great tan contrast pocket detail.

3. Original Sportsman Bag, $360: Filson's best-selling hunting jackets and vest inspired this practical bag. The large main compartment features snap out panels so you can organize it your way. Constructed from 22 oz. Rugged Twill and 12.5 oz Oil Finish Tin Cloth, it comes in Tan/Dark Tan and Tan/Otter Green. 

4. Guide Pants (Shelter Cloth, $240 & Soy Wax, $265): These rugged pants are ready for almost anything nature has to offer. Available in the new soy wax, they feature front cargo pockets with one-hand snaps.

5. Tote Briefcase, $360, and Game Bag Messenger, $285: Just what we needed: traditional construction but ready for the city. Both bags use Filson traditional 22 oz Rugged Twill and 12.5 oz. Oil Finish Tin Cloth plus heavy duty brass zippers and pulls and genuine bridle leather. 

6. Rugged Twill Log Carrier, $80. You'll never gripe about hauling firewood again with this handsome number at arm's reach.

7. Leather Belt, $58: Don't consider this entry-level Filson. It's constructed in Seattle of genuine saddle leather, the type of belt you pass down to the next gen.

See the complete catalog online at Filson.com

Nicholas of Hollows Leather is a busy fellow. The one-man leather operation out of Minneapolis has just restocked his webstore with an impressive range of handcrafted leather goods. Expect to find some triple wrap bracelets, key reins, belt loop keychains, mid-length wallets, and leather coasters. We particularly like Hollows Leather’s standard belts—now available in black and burgundy Latigo in addition to the natural veg tan. Each belt is custom-sized and handmade at 1.5” wide, from 9 oz. leather with your choice of hardware.

Visit Hollows Leather to shop the new stock. Standard belts are priced at $60.


You might not be much of a mechanic, but you can still be a fan of these Taylor Stitch Mechanic Shirts like us. Made from tough Japanese-milled 6 oz. sanded canvas, the shirt features single-needle construction and powder-coated aluminum buttons. It’s these kind of exemplary details that set Taylor Stitch’s high-quality, simple shirting apart; not to mention the brand’s world-class signature fit. Wear it on the job, out for errands, or for odd jobs around the house—this shirt can do it all. And they’re proudly made in California.

Shop Taylor Stitch online.