Hartford, Connecticut is the Schrödinger's cat of American cities: simultaneously doorknob-dead and alive and well. Maybe nowhere in Hartford is as alive as the Hartford Denim Company.
In 2014, GQ published an editorial titled, "The New New England Thing: 7 Preppy Looks for Spring." It was garbage. This is the first of our three-part response.
In this interview, Dan Heselton talks about his decision to rebrand New England Outerwear Company as Maine Mountain Moccasin.
Intended as a profile of metalsmith and jewelry designer Gillion Carrara, this story turned into a profile of the artist's home. With its "leavening calm," the space diminishes the distinction between finished product and raw materials, and even between people.
Left Field NYC has several brand marks. I asked Christian McCann to explain what holds them all together. I got way more than I bargained for.
We met Yuki Matsuda at his favorite swap meet, the Long Beach Antique Market. We got to hear how vintage goods inspire his work for Meg Co. companies, including Yuketen and Monitaly, and we saw that dynamic in action when Yuki encountered a strange military raincoat.
American Trench is proudly made in America. However, the brand's signature trench coat was inspired by a trip to London in 2009. We crossed the pond in pursuit of beginnings.
Freenote Cloth should be headquartered in Los Angeles. At least that's what conventional business sense would tell you, but Matt and Andrew Brodrick refuse to leave San Juan Capistrano. We traveled west to find out why.
Stepping outside the world of clothing, we take a look at the inimitable style of country musician Sturgill Simpson via a highly personal lens: sobriety.
Ebbets Field Flannels is everywhere, from feature films to the shelves at J Crew. Behind this mainstream success is Jerry Cohen's parallel universes, separate threads that weave together to form the fabric of America.