Men’s Thread Trends – February 2011

It’s been a while since we pulled together the latest in men’s threads and style trends – we’ve been so busy with all the exciting new developments on MenStylePower, however our monthly sweep of the latest and best for your wardrobe and lifestyle is now back. Enjoy!

Chinos Roma Style

Up for some smart weekend wear? Peuterey Aigulle Noire’s latest collection includes these dapper chinos – perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll. Every man should own a pair of chinos! Match them with a simple coat, walkers and a turtleneck for maximum effect. (Model: Casey Taylor, Location: Ara Pacis, Rome)

Be Positive Soft Boat Suede Shoe

This low top shoe from Be Positive comes with an athletic outer sole and extra cushioning. The red/blue/beige upper is refreshing for the summer and works nicely with the contrasting white leather leather and outer sole. Look out for a release soon.

Fitted Denim

Denim is a man’s staple, its rough, ready and can be so easily turned into a smart look with a jacket and the right shoes. In the past we’ve focused on brands like True Religion, G Star and D&G, but our new fav is 7 For All Mankind. They’re a cult US denim label known for their premium cuts and styling and their latest collection is uber kosher – and here model Sam Webb adds panache to their Spring 2011 campaign.

General Knot & Co. Neckties and Bowties

Word is getting around quick regarding General Knot & Co.’s collection of salvage made men’s neck and bowties. Putting aside inspiration, this New York based company – which fabricates their ties in NYC and Vermont – uses found and vintage fabrics to make their neckwear. While they’re not first to the street with this concept, they clearly have a strong eye for choosing fabrics. We like.

MM8 Maison Martin Margiela Sunglasses

The Margiela house delivers a full eyewear collection for 2011 with the help of Cutler & Gross. MMM8 2011 features a good deal of re-worked Cutler & Gross sunglasses for MMM. “The collection features two distinct concepts: ‘Anatomic’ and “Wrong Size” both offered in an acetate and metal variety. The ‘Anatomic’ range features extra-large futuristic, functional wraps. These shades anatomically wrap around the wearers whole face providing absolute coverage. The ‘Wrong Size’ range highlights Martin Margiela’s pension for deconstruction and the experimental. Eyegoodies has them.

Tsubo Wexler Brogue

The Tsubo Wexler mates Oxford Brogue styling with sneaker tech for piece of footwear that feels more like a sneaker than a dress shoe. Regular guys will love these. Tsubo also teamed with Bowery Lane Bicycles for a custom bike, complete with shoe shine station, as seen at PROJECT Las Vegas.

Onia for BASE

Onia has produced a new model of their their most popular Calder 7.5″ trunk (in a soft 60/40 cotton nylon blend with a 93% polyester 7% PU mesh lining) for BASE Miami. Using the BASE store’s black and red color scheme, the short features a red #3 IDEAL zipper, antique nickel trim, and custom BASE tags. The short is limited to 48 units and will be sold exclusively at BASE’s flagship store in Miami.Retailing at $130, the short includes a nylon draw cord bag for carrying your wet gear. Available March 1, 2011.

Billionaire Boys Club 50s Style Suede Shoes

An interesting new shoe is releasing this weekend from Billionaire Boys Club. No diamond or dollar signs, no crazy colors, just a classic 50s Style Suede Shoe. We actually like the silhouette and the piping details on the upper. Look out for it in three colorways this weekend.

Leather Pleasure

Here’s a first look at the handmade leather accessories from Missoula, Montana’s own Draught Dry Goods. The items are function first, simply detailed products. The phone carry, shown above, is cut to house an iPhone 4 and ones cash and cards. Draught’s other leather goods are similar in relationship to the things housed within.

Feit Hiker X-Ray Boot

Feit has unveiled their latest footwear release, a Hiker boot in Horween leather on an X Ray sole. The transparent sole brings 3 major internal components into plain view – the bamboo shank, cork foot bed and thread weave. The natural bamboo shank used in the mid foot provides strength and support where it is most needed. The cork foot bed is an all-natural, lightweight material used for absorption and flexibility. The thread weave can be seen travelling in and out, around the printer of the sole. Each stitch is hand sewn, joining the upper the sole. This technique provides maximum strength, flexibility and breathability. It is an age-old footwear construction greatly lost in footwear today, replaced, unfortunately, by cheaper cemented constructions. Gorgeous. Available for pre-order through Feit.

Seagull 1963 Chronograph Watch

A red star and a few Chinese characters on its face. Retro. Funkadelic. A unique hand winding chronograph originally created for the Chinese Air Force in 1963. The dial mentions “21 zuan”, Chinese for “21 jewels”. The symbols on the lower half spell “China – Tianjin Watch Factory”. It’s the Seagull 1963 and it’s been recently reissued. Available now at Watch Unique.  

John Lobb William II Boot

Looking for a new pair of walkers? Look no further than this double buckle beauty from the John Lobb collection. “This ankle boot version of the company’s iconic William double buckle shoe includes a hand-sewn toe cap, a double leather sole and the signature twin buckles in nickel.” Nice.

2012 Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

(It’s not a piece of clothing – we know, but we couldn’t resist featuring it anyway. Why? Cos’ we can, and cos’ we think it rocks!)

A killer new hybrid Porsche will make its debut next month in Geneva. The Porsche Panamera S Hybrid is no slouch. As Autoblog tells us: “Porsche has just announced that the it is expanding its hybrid fleet with the addition of the Panamera S Hybrid. The big sedan will come to the party packing a combined 380 horsepower, a figure Porsche says is good enough to get the machine to 62 mph in six seconds flat en route to a top speed of 168 mph. A total of 333 of those ponies are derived from the company’s supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, while the remaining 47 horsepower will be served up by an electric motor.” We’re getting there folks. The future.



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