- Don’t forget, Styleforum’s 10-year anniversary party is in San Francisco this weekend.
- Trend-driving Los Angeles boutique Fred Segal has sold rights to the brand to Sandow Media. Sandow may set up e-commerce, which comes as good news, because good f—ing luck buying something on fredsegal.com right now.
- The Kentucky Derby is this weekend–Esquire reminds you how to drink, and check out a Christian Chensvold piece on proper derby dressing from a previous Churchill Downs event. There’s few better times to dress obnoxiously.
- Rapper A$AP Rocky, who’s namechecked Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Margiela, and Naked and Famous in tracks, says he’s going to stop doing that because, essentially, he’d rather keep the good stuff to himself. Bloggers immediately lose interest in A$AP Rocky.
- Simon Crompton recently finished up his walk through of the Gaziano and Girling bespoke process for the Rake. All you need to know about a surform rasp.
- Helmut Lang will debut his first collection–of art, not clothes–this weekend in Greenwich Village. Styleforum readers won’t be interested for 5 to 10 years.
- Deal of the week: Knit ties at the Knottery for about $30.
- MC listing of the day: Four Isaia suits.
Woolrich introduces the Woolrich Elite Concealed Carry line. Bulge only in the places you want to. (NYT)
Cucinelli IPO oversubscribed! I don’t know what that means! (Reuters)
The eloquent and esteemed Reginald Jerome de Mans discusses the value of character via a pair of someone else’s bespoke shoes. Careful, there’s some big words in there. (A Suitable Wardrobe, pictured)
The debut of a men’s focused London fashion week in June will include Oliver Spencer, Tom Ford, Tautz, Aitor Throup, J.W. Anderson, Richard Nicholl, and Richard James, among others. An opening event will be hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales. OMG who will he wear?
Lapo Elkann wearing Rubinacci in L’Uomo Vogue, via Rubinacci Club. Lapo is touching the ground in exactly half of the photos.
Hipsterpalooza: Mister Mort’s been posting Coachella style shots on his tumblr. Ladies in vintage Air Jordan teeshirts = HYFR.
Wax/Wane gives some history on Mackintosh rainwear. Fun fact: The “k” actually stands for KFC; founder Charles Macintosh was a big original recipe fan (10).
The Corner is offering free express shipping through April 23. Get your Dsquared bathing suit in time for next weekend.
Men’s clothing classified of the day: Edward Green Dovers, tan scotch grain, recrafted, UK9.5.
Streetwear and Denim classified of the day: Alden/Steven Alan plain toe boots in suede, size 12D.
- Put This On released the second episode in their second season, further footage from New York including thrifting with the Street Etiquette guys, jacket construction with Len Logsdail, and the handsome stylings of Dave Hill.
- Lucas Ossendriver talks Lanvin men’s with Barney’s. Worth watching, at the very least, in order to hear someone say “Lanvin” properly.
- Uniqlo will open its first US, non-NY store in San Francisco. Neglected, other U.S. cities wail, gnash teeth, tear at their worn-out Uniqlo Vintage Chinos.
- Brunello Cucinelli is one step closer to an IPO. Cucinelli cannot guarantee that his stock won’t pill.
- Lots of Italian new arrivals on Yoox, including Finamore shirts, Mabitex trousers, summer jackets from Barena, shirts from Glanshirt (a Slowear joint), plus good gear from Woolrich Woolen Mills and Nigel Cabourn, couple pairs of Yuketens, and some unusual sightings of Stephan Schneider and Poeme Bohemien. (No, we have no Yoox code.)
- End Clothing has discounted some of their hype/heritage/terraces type stuff in a midseason sale, including some Norse Projects, Visvim, Post O’alls, and Neighborhood.