29 Oct
Handwoven wool from Scotland's Hebrides Islands

North Face’s high-end Purple Label has assembled an entire collection of outerwear using the singular Harris Tweed material, made only in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland. The elegant but durable handwoven wool fabric is used as the outer material on a range of vests and jackets — various alterations of a Down Park and Down […]


12 Jan
Seattle outdoor label specializes in sustainable materials

The varying color blocks of the Manastash Reversible 100 parka are bright but not blinding, and the reversible factor only adds to the parka’s appeal. Available in orange/tan color blocks with electric blue reversible, or aqua/blue color blocks with gray reversible, the Seattle outdoor brand’s parka is one of a selection of Manastash products available […]


5 Jul
Josh Sims' historical guide to everything in your wardrobe

There are many books that cover the various dapper personalities who have defined men’s fashion over the last century — the rakes who wore timeless garments that became indelibly stamped into our cultural psyches (such as the impeccably disheveled Gregory Peck on the cover, above). But not many books will tell you the history of […]


17 Dec
Beauty under the harshest conditions

The Holy Grail of parkas, the B7 Parka, is an incredibly elegant and of course difficult to find leather and wool jacket. Originally supplied to crews bound for extremely low climates, this B7 Parka by Stewart is nearly impossible to get your hands on. “As I understand it there should be a couple of companies […]


10 Nov
Celebrating Isetan Men's 7th Anniversary

ALPHA Industries has teamed up with the superb mastermind JAPAN and Uniform Experiment to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the Japanese retailer Isetan Men’s. The result is this special edition of ALPHA’s NB-3 Parka, which features touches from all the brands involved. Mastermind JAPAN’s all black look dominates, with signature skull and crossbones logo on […]