I hear you thinking...... "again a post about Rugby?" Yes, again I found these pictures on their Facebook page and as you maybe already know I really like the way they visual merchandise their products. How simple a piece of garment may look the VM team of Ralph knows how to get it "alive" These pictures are from the recently opened Rugby Store in London. See for yourself and enjoy!!
Archival staples: vintage fabric swatches and old-fashioned
Tools from another time: vintage tape measures and tailors'
rulers, the standard-bearer for precisely measured fabric and
Snapshots of the past: a pocket album (circa 1975) of classic
black and white photographs of New York City
Relics of a by-gone era: inspirational typography, taken from
old hotel laundry service tags
A homage to history
The perfect patina: timeworn (and well-used)
Heirloom quality: antique tools and trimmings from the trade
J.Crew introducing Wallace & Barnes, a collection for men inspired by the traditional workwear, old military uniforms and classic outdoor gears. A few years back Frank Muytjens, head of J.Crew men's design team, was rummaging around an old antique shop upstate New York, where he stumbled upon a shoebox full of photos. When flipping through them, he came across a snapshot of two men fishing. Written on the back was only this: Wallace and Barnes, 1928 and a name was born. Click here for the collection of Wallace & Barnes.
Is this a new trend............ Tan color?
Tommy Ton shot the guys in the streets of London and as you can see they all us a tan color in their outfit. As per Wikipedia "Tan is a pale brownish, tawny shade of brown. The name derived from tannum (oak bark) used in the tanning of leather. The first recorded use of tan as a shade name in English was the year 1590" So now you know get yourself a tan!
GANT Rugger teamed up with illustrator Andrew Mashanov, a young Russian who lives in Moscow. Andrew interpreted the FW11 looks, and for 18 days in a row those looks will be published on the GANT Rugger site along with some words from the designer Christopher Bastian.
Hollister Hovey had the change to make some pictures at the recently opened Rugby Store at Bleecker. What they write about it is what I felt when entering the store, it feels like stepping into the ultimate boarding school movie. Loads of vintage college scarfs, cricket jackets, tweeds and slippers, hang and sit against dark woods, intermingling with the new collection.