MRket Las Vegas 2013 Accessories

MRket Las Vegas 2013 – Accessories

Yesterday, we gave you a good glimpse at some outfits, shoes and products and since I took so many pictures, I would like to present to you a number of other outstanding accessories for this upcoming fall.

Overall, many companies seem to have come up with vintage inspired lines. Of course, some of them have there own great history while other have to borrow some heritage. As a result there are more patterns, colors and interesting textures than there were 2 years ago.

For example, we now have interesting tweed mix bags and backpacks from the British Belt Company with Harris tweed made in the UK.

British Belt Company - Harris Tweed backpack

British Belt Company – Harris Tweed backpack

Union Jack trunks

Union Jack trunks

Blue Claw Co from the US offers a little less color and variety but instead of a broad product range, they focus only on a few colors and either solid nylon or cotton canvas to keep the price low. I wonder how long they last because of the way the handles are attached. The owner of the company told me his lasted for thousands of miles but I guess it depends on what you carry inside of it rather than just how many miles you travel with it.

Blue Claw Co canvas holdall

Blue Claw Co canvas holdall

Blue Claw Co - ballistic nylon bag

Blue Claw Co – ballistic nylon bag

J. Ploenes had a few ties in interesting fabrics but the viscose lining and poly blend interlinings are not my cup of tea.

J. Ploenes ties made in Germany & China

J. Ploenes ties made in Germany & China

Another trend I really like are more colorful belts. Of course, we all know the pink elephant belts from cape cod but these are for preppy hipsters rather than for elegant men and so I appreciate the more subdued color additions.

Fullum & Holt belts in colors

Fullum & Holt belts in colors

Colored belts

Colored belts

More colorful belts

More colorful belts

Most of you have probably never heard of them but the Golden Bear sportswear company is one of the original makers of the varsity jacket. Interestingly, they offer a Made to Order service, so you can go for that unique retro look in the colors of your choice. Apart from that, they carry a number of other jackets, some of which have a similar style but use Harris tweed etc. Definitely worth a look if you are looking for a collegiate or varsity jacket – made in the USA.

Golden Bear Sportswear original varsity jacket made in the USA

Golden Bear Sportswear original varsity jacket made in the USA

Golden Bear Sportswear details

Golden Bear Sportswear details

Cowhide, knit collar, buttons and zipper

Cowhide, knit collar, buttons and zipper

Contrast details in varisty jacket

Contrast details in varisty jacket

Southern Proper had some boldly striped ties as well as some vintage inspired bow ties.

Vintage inspired accessories by Southern Proper

Vintage inspired accessories by Southern Proper

Southern Proper pencils instread of pocket squares

Southern Proper pencils instread of pocket squares

Arm patches seem to be popular now, though personally I find arm patches on new jackets simply fake. If you have a worn jacket – go ahead and add shoulder pads in leather, cloth… but putting it on a new jacket just cries “phony”.

Subtle patterns and arm patches

Subtle patterns and arm patches

Stetson has been the synonym of classic beaver felt hats for centuries and they continue to produce them, though the majority of their hats are now rabbit felt. I saw some of their different finishes ranging from silver to velour although the nap is not as long as on vintage hats.

Stetson rabbit felt hat with silk finish

Stetson rabbit felt hat with silk finish

Spivey had a few new cuff link designs.

Spivey Cameo cuff links

Spivey Cameo cuff links

Hand carved cuff links

Hand carved cuff links

Crest cuff links

Crest cuff links

One in a million features some slim fit resort trousers in vivid colors.

One in a million colorful resort pants

One in a million colorful resort pants

And LBM offers their unlined coats in a range of plaids.

Plaid Sportscoats by LBM

Plaid Sportscoats by LBM

Paraboot presented some tastefully designed pebble grain shoes for the upcoming fall.

Paraboot pebble grain shoes in winter colors

Paraboot pebble grain shoes in winter colors

Edward Armah with some printed scarves from Italy with a nice look and touch but sadly machine hemmed edges.

Double sided, printed wool scarfs with machine rolled edges by Edward Armah

Double sided, printed wool scarfs with machine rolled edges by Edward Armah

Finally, there were some loafers that looked more summery to me…

What are your favorites so far?

2 replies
  1. Ville
    Ville says:

    Thank you for sharing, Sven! Pitti Uomo is widely known, this American trade show hasn’t such an international reach.

    Did you visit MRket for business or pleasure?

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