- Britain shakes its head as Aquascutum is placed in administration (i.e., files for bankruptcy).
- The Bureau in Belfast made an exceedingly relaxing lookbook film. I want to buy everything then take a nap.
- Dior is remodeling their E 57th St. store in NY. Meantime, Homme in on 133 Greene St., where the brand is setting up a popup shop. (NYT)
- More NY retail news: Kitsune’s space at 32 Mulberry St. opens today. You missed the opening party last night, but you probably wouldn’t have gotten in anyway. (Of interest: they will be stocking an exclusive J.M. Weston loafer.)
- Nepenthes NY is stocking a rad Russell Moccasin oxford. The cost: only your very soul.
- Streetwear and Denim listing of the day (ebay): Stephan Schneider scarf. Mr. Moo will snipe you.
- Men’s Clothing listing of the day (etsy): vintage Globe Trotter suitcase for $55 (plus shipping). The joke here is that shipping is expensive.
The Nepenthes NY store in New York’s garment district stocks a lot of Engineered Garments, the company’s best-known brand in the United States (and often the easiest to wear). But EG has a lot of stockists, while some of the lines in Nepenthes stable are much more limited in distribution. Rough & Tumble, billed as “nontraditional shirtmakers,” complements EG’s established rumpledness with unexpected design touches (last year I picked up an oxford shirt with a bandanna-print pocket) and less dedication to Americana. This spring Rough & Tumble via Nepenthes NY is offering a couple of linen jackets, Bermuda shorts, and summer shirts with charmingly goofy details–including cruiser pockets, built-in (?) pocket squares, zips and snaps, and batik prints. We only have some teaser shots; visit Nepenthes for a better look.