The name of this brand couldn't be more straightforward. American Trench is a company founded by two friends, Jacob Hurwitz and David Neil, who were looking for a US made trench and couldn't find one. One of the most practical, stylish and timeless pieces one can own, America didn't make. Made out of Italian and British made 100% Egyptian cotton with a durable water repellent coating which does not inhibit breathability as well as 100% cotton interior plaid lining woven in North Carolina, this trench represents a great alternative to pricier brands such as Burberry or Aquascutum. And if the next 4th of July happens to be rainy, you'll be able to stay dapper, patriotic… and dry.
They also offre accessories such as socks, beanies and scarves, also made in the US.
Cashmere is a rare and coveted fabric, and what's rare and coveted is also expensive. What we tend to forget is that a non-negligible share of cashmere product prices stems from non essential factors (at least, for the end consumer) such as marketing or middlemen's markups.
Therefore, the founders of Artaban decided to exclusively sell their brand on the internet to get rid of the costs associated with a distribution network, and pass on the savings to their customers. In order to ensure transparency, they explain each step of the manufacturing process of their range which includes for now sweaters, scarves and socks, for men and wowen. Made in Italy from Mongolian and Egyptian fibers, Artaban products almost make us wish winter would come sooner. Almost.
November Adelaide is a Paris-based brand founded by Julien Comte-Gaz and Adrien Poznanski. They focus on bowties, made out of couture houses left overs which is why each model is produced in limited quantities. Why bowties? They say it's the symbol of elegance, and we very much agree with them. Elegance with a twist though, as they use high quality material such as wool or silk, and incorporate unusual ones such as neoprene.
Les Partisanes is the project of two childhood friends, Elise Mennesson and Jessica Quintal. They offer stylish, made in France watches, exclusively for women, which brings femininity to a traditionally male oriented industry. The most expensive watch costs 160€ which makes it an affordable yet unique gift, soon to be found on all stylish ladies' wrists.
Strathcona Stockings is a sock company founded by Canadian designer Ryley O'Byrne. Featuring colorful and floral patterns, each pair is handprinted with the utmost care. As temperatures drop and skies turn grey, here's a way to keep a piece of summer with you.