One of my favorite labels, 6876, (so named for the years that brought the French uprising and punk, respectively) put out this piece, the Dischord Sweatshirt, a little while back. This one is a favorite of mine.
As always, this label is tops on ethos and execution of quality, well made gear.
Details, like the bit above show the brilliance, yet subtle quality.
This fits like a dream because of the gusseted sleeves. They allow for proper motion. All around cracking piece!
The Holidays were wonderful and it’s good to be back to something approximating a schedule. I, of course, don’t have one yet, and I’m sure I won’t have one for a few more weeks yet, but, you know…it’s nice all the same.
My lovely Misus was more than kind to me at the holidays and gave me some fantastic presents that are destined to grace this web log sooner rather than later. That said, to tide you over I thought I’d drop a few links to things I’ve been keeping an eye on that intrigue me:
6876 As per usual the good folks over at 6876 are doing amazing things. The Sonora Jacket is especially noteworthy, as is the pullover shirt they have just re-released.
Penfield This Mass. based outer wear company has been on my radar for a while now. I especially like the Mackinaw jacket, as it is NOT stuffed with bits that came off of birds:
Superga The People’s Shoe of Italy has won a place in my heart. I picked up a pair of Cotu Classics and was blown away by how comfortable they are and how well they fit. They look proper, as well:
So there you have it…a few distractions to keep your mind off of heating bills that are hundreds and hundreds of dollars. More to follow, soon!
6876 is pretty amazing. Check them out here. I dig the aesthetic, the design, and the concept of the label. I was very excited to get the Kendal Tail Jacket recently.
This is a super light jacket that looks fantastic. The polymide material this thing is made from is comfortable, remarkably light-weight and controls temperature pretty well. Being light, it’s more of a 50 degrees f. and up kind of thing. There is a hood with drawstrings that works a treat as well.
The material is a self-cleaning polymide called NonoSphere. Inspired by leaves in nature that repel dirt, most things slide off of the surface.
The fabric has a very cool honeycomb pattern that looks perfect. This jacket is more of a slim-fit than I might usually wear, but it is tailored such that even though it is more form-fitting on me, I have a range of motion in the arms and a level of comfort that I don’t have in many other, looser garments! 6876 simply know how to design things properly. It’s been a cool, drizzly//rainy two days since I got this and I haven’t taken it off much!
Brilliant stuff from a brilliant label. Those casuals know what’s what.