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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Spivey had a few new cuff link designs.
One in a million features some slim fit resort trousers in vivid colors.
And LBM offers their unlined coats in a range of plaids.
Edward Armah with some printed scarves from Italy with a nice look and touch but sadly machine hemmed edges.
Finally, there were some loafers that looked more summery to me…
What are your favorites so far?