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.
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.
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/black, black/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.
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.
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.
Reigning Champ Sweat Pant, $100
Muttonhead Baseball Pant, $132
Baldwin Cotton Cashmere Sweatpant, $250