Enamel Craft and Design

If you hadn’t heard about Scottish watchmaker AnOrdain before, you might have been introduced by their collaboration with The Armoury, offering a co-branded version of their Model 1, a 38mm time-only model with heat-blued hands and a striking, glassy dial. 

AnOrdain’s dials are made in Glasgow from vitreous enamel, using a process called Grand Feu: a slow, high-temperature fabrication that melts multiple layers of powdered minerals onto a metal base. The completed dial is smooth and almost organic in form, yet uniquely shaped during the layering and heating. The charm of the Model 1 is in the slightly imperfect enamel dial, which is part and parcel of being handmade, says Mark Cho, The Armoury’s co-founder.

AnOrdain x The Armoury enamel watch

AnOrdain x The Armoury

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Labor Day Menswear Sales List

Adidas: 25% off sitewide with code SALE25

Allen Edmonds: Labor Day clearance, shoes priced $99, $149, $199

Amazon: Thousands of items on sale

American Eagle: 25-50 off everything 

Antonioli: new markdowns added 

Banana Republic: 40% off everything

Beckett Simonon: 20% off sitewide, no code needed

Bergdorf Goodman: extra 20% off discounted items up to 80% off

Berg & Berg: 50% on previous collections

Bloomingdale’s: up to 75% Labor Day markdowns

Bonobos: warehouse sale, prices from $28

Brooks Brothers – 30%-50% off

Bugatchi: Up to 70% off sitewide

Canoe Club: 20% off with code LABORDAY

Clarks: Extra 50% off all sale styles with code SALE50

Club Monaco: 25% off new collection with code ALLNEW

Coach: Up to 50% off select styles 

Cobbler Union: Labor Day sales, up to 25% off

Cole Haan: Final chance up to 75% off

Converse: Up to 50% with code LABORDAY30

Cultizm: 10%, 15%, and 20% off with codes RU10, RU15, and RU20

DXL: Up to 75% off select styles 

eBay: Extra 25% off select items with code PARTYFOR25

Eddie Bauer: 50% off sitewide

END: Up to 50% off select items

Express: 40% off everything

Farherty: Up to 70% off

Frank and Oak: 20% off sitewide with code LDS20 

FWRD: new sales added

Gap: 40% off everything with code SHOP

Grant Stone: extra 15% off Labor Day styles

Haven Shop:  new items added to sale

HBX: Up to 60% off select styles 

Hotoveli: SALE UP TO 70% OFF

Huckberry: Up to 50% off select styles for Labor Day

Lacoste: 20% off every order with code LD20

Levi’s: Red Tab members get free shipping & 20% off first order

LN-CC: Up to 60% off 

LL Bean: Clearance up to 60% off

Luisaviaroma: new markdowns up to 80% off

LuxGentleman: extra 20% off on Belvest with code BELVEST20

Macy’s: Labor Day Sale 20-65% off 

MatchesFashion: Up to 70% off select styles 

Mismo: summer sale up to 40% off

Molton Brown: sample sale

Moosejaw: Labor Day sale 20% off with code FALL2020

NeedSupply: CLOSING SALE Up to 70% off

New Balance: 25% off sitewide

Nike: Up to 40% off hundreds of markdowns

Nisolo: Up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Clearance sale Up to 60% off select styles 

Nordstrom Rack: extra 25% off red tag items

Old Navy: Up to 50% off everything 

Orvis: last drop of summer sale up to 60% off

Ozone Socks: Up to 35% off socks 

Ralph Lauren: extra 30% off when you spend $150+

Reebok: Up to 40% off with code LABORDAY

REI – 20% off outlet item with code LABORDAY20

Saks Fifth Avenue: Designer sale, up to 75% off 

Saks Off Fifth: Extra 30% off fall fashion

Shibumi Firenze: 10% off everything with code SEPTEMBER

Shop the Finest: summer clearance up to 60% off

Spier & MacKay: 20% off seasonal items with code SALE20

SSENSE: Further markdowns, up to 70% off 

Stag Provisions: 50% off extra with code LABOR

Superga: 25% off sitewide with code FALL25

Theory: up to 40% sale + 30% off

Tillys: Labor Day Sales 30-50% off

Todd Snyder: Up to 85% off with code LABORDAY30

Tommy Hilfiger: 30% off sitewide 

Totokaelo: New markdowns up to 80% off 

True Religion: up to 75% off Labor Day sales

Under Armour: Up to 50% off outlet. 

Uniqlo: App only Labor Day deals + free shipping over $99

Urban Outfitters: Extra 30% off sale items

YOOX: sale up to 80% off

Zampa di Gallina: sales up to 50% off

Zfactorie: EXTRA 30% OFF with code LABOR30

Relax! The Casual Injunction

We often hear that menswear is headed towards casualisation. It may be so, but such casualisation is simultaneously paralleled with sartorialisation—men wearing suits not because it is the default template of social expectations, but because they like it. Tailoring has stepped down from normality only to climb onto a higher pedestal. That’s one of my pet theories—The Great Sartorialisation. 

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Men’s Face Masks – Shopping Guide for the New Necessary Accessory

Shopping for face masks is only the latest of a series of habits that define our “new normal”.
We are now advised to cover our face partially in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus whenever we are outside in the presence of other people.
Face masks do not replace social distancing, which is still the most effective way to curb the spread, but they offer an additional layer of protection for both the wearer and the people around him/her. 
Since it is imperative at this stage that people do not buy and hoard medical equipment essential for frontline workers, we scoured the web (and our affiliate list) to find alternative options. These masks don’t take away equipment from front line workers, and they might help keep these companies afloat while they wait to resume their regular production.
If you’d rather try your hand at sewing following the tutorial of a tailor, check out this tutorial to create your own face mask using any cloth you like.
Happy shopping and stay safe.

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