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Father's Day isn't nearly the stumper it used to be. Just think about the availability of fashionable ties and handmade socks in today's online marketplace. But if one is still in need of inspiration, take a look at our suggestions for gifts that dads will likely enjoy for years to come. Yes folks, it's NoMa's first Father's Day Guide. 


Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-shirt, $98 at outlier.cc
This comfortable lightweight tee has the right stuff to become a summer favorite for minimalist dads.

Imperial Shave Bundle, $30 at ImperialBarberProducts.com
Simply great shaving products in masculine packaging are a no brainer for fathers with stubble issues.

Front Loading Toolbox, $89 at bestmadeco.com
A legit metal toolbox that can go to the workbench or the art studio. Hands-on dad, we've got your number.

Nothing Belongs to Ebbets: Navy Noma Script Fitted Hat, $49 at nothingmajor.com
The captain of your squad deserves some Noma flannel up top.

Single Slash Wallet from Winter Session, $49 at winter-session.com
Handmade dad gear for under $100—dads who decry bulging back pockets will thank you.

Jacob Bromwell + Winter Session: Covered Flask, $195 at winter-session.com
Pure copper flask in handmade Horween leather cover suits dads with Americana style just fine.

Normann Copenhagen & Rikke Hagen's Whiskey Tumblers, $50 at aplusrstore.com
Glassware that looks to future makes sure that every toast your modernist pops proposes is optimistic.

French Jump Rope, $35 at kaufmann-mercantile.com
If dad longs for the days when he could float like a butterfly, skip the gym membership and get this.

Brooks Bicycle Messenger Bag, $305 at modern-bike.com
Why mess with the rest? This bike bag from the century-old Brooks is downright manly.


Whole Larder Love, $35 at wholelarderlove.com
DIY hunter-gatherer and Aussie father Rohan Anderson has written a how-to manual for cooking dads with farm-to-table tendencies.

The Hill-Side and Gitman Bros. Vintage continue a healthy collab with these summer shirts, a special collection for the Hill-Side made by Gitman. The Hill-Side collection uses seven floral-printed fabrics (four from Japan, three from the States) in short-sleeve button-down summer shirts.  

The video is something special, too. It features menswear blogger James WIlson of Secret Forts trying on (or peeling off) all seven shirts in photos taken with disposable cameras.

The Hill-Side x Gitman Bros. Vintage summer shirts are available at hickorees.com and online menswear retailers such as shoppenelopes.com and unionmadegoods.com or needsupply.com

The Hill-Side + Gitman Vintage Summer Shirts from The Hill-Side on Vimeo.


You might associate Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen with the neutral basics that got you through the week in past seasons (grey SGMC oxford, grey SGMC cardigan, etc.), but this summer's collection heads in a very different direction. Cohen says his collection is streetwear-influenced—"a combination of bold prints and loud, bright colors." The collection's vibrancy comes from animal prints and strong athletic influence seen in gym shorts, tanks and varsity jackets. There are still enough polished classics in there to balance things out, but the overall message seems to be that its okay for us to run a bit wild when the weather calls for it.

The collection is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and shadesofgreyclothing.com.


Photo by: Ryan Plett

Native midwesterner Ryan Plett recently made the move to the Big Apple bringing his talent for shooting contemporary menswear, street fashion and editorial with him. His latest work is a very urban Nowhere Fast lookbook for Need Supply Co. which captures this season's enthusiasm for pattern in a wonderful light. 

See more Plett online. Visit Need Supply Co. for more info.


The Mohawk name might be a subtle clue—Last of the Mohicans, we seem to remember, takes place in New York state—that this L.A. fashion upstart trades in more East Coast-flavored and heritage styles. Obviously, they're catching on that the menswear boom is no flash in the pan. Last night, Mohawk General Store opened a shop and gallery space for L.A. eastsiders dubbed Mohawk Man (4017 W Sunset Blvd, 323-669-1602), just two doors from the Silverlake flagship Mohawk General Store. Look for a curated selection of goods from Our Legacy, Engineered Garments, MHL by Margaret Howell and Gitman Brothers Vintage as well as original art from the likes of Nicolas Cope.

Only a French menswear label, er "collective," could get away with the name Brooklyn We Go Hard, if it is possible to get away with at all. Now, BWGH, which calls itself a collective of "members" on its blog, has a new Paris shop at Les Docks, Cité de la Mode et du Design, a minimal and sleek pop-up inspired by Yves Klein that will be selling BWGH through September.

Visit BWGH online to see its latest collection.




The violence and destruction of property surrounding the 2011 London riots was devastating. Notably, a laundry list of independent record labels including Warp, Domino, Mute, 4AD, and XL lost valuable inventory when the 200,000 square-foot PIAS warehouse was burned to the ground. Countless retail shops endured days of looting and vandalism. During the mayhem, photographer Petra Valenti snapped the dramatic photo above of a few looters robbing a Carhartt store while a bright red sports car burns in the foreground. The designers at Carhartt, likely drawn to the gravity of the photo, have included the image on a new tee for its SS 2013 line. [via]


Photo by: Pepper Davies | Left Field NYC, SS13

We saw our share of woodsy campsite lookbooks in 2012, so the urban jungle of Left Field's SS13 images by photographer Pepper Davies are a welcome alternative. Shot right in Left Field's homebase of Ridgewood, Queens, the photos feature Greenpoint Tattoo Co., where Left Field founder Christian McCann can oft be found. We're excited to get our hands on the new collection, which features rough and ready and all American-made (from American and Japanese materials) camo shorts, tough T-shirts, selvedge canvas chinos, and work shirts. It looks to rate highly in wearability, durability, and style longevity.

Visit Left Field NYC online for city-tough, American-made threads.

After releasing collaborations with Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, it seems natural that Uniqlo's next artist collaboration would be with their '80s contemporary Jean-Michel Basquiat. The Basquait T-shirt collection, like the Warhol and Haring wearables, features signature elements of the late artist's work in several different colors and designs. Basquait's influential graffiti-derived shapes can be seen on nearly all the pieces as well as his crown logo and signature. Unlike a real Basquiat, these Uniqlo versions come in at just $25.  

The Uniqlo X Basquiat collection is now avaiable for purchase from Uniqlo.

Just around the corner from the main factory for Barbour jackets in South Shields, England lies a very special repair shop. Michael Williams, of "A Continuous Lean" fame, popped in for a visit and found his Barbour repaired a few hours later. The shop does everything from rewaxing to major surgery. To a Barbour lover's relief, the shop can extend the life of the jacket for years and years. The ACL post has us thinking about buying better and keeping longer in general, but also wondering where our local repair shops are—good places to know, we tend to think.

Visit Barbour online for more info on jackets that last a bit longer.