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.
When I was a child, I dressed to kill and be killed. In the pine trees that my brother planted a few years before he was murdered, I playacted as both hero and villain. These transformations started with costumes.
"Prior to my son being born, my life had the structure and precision of a German car. Now I am fighting to retain some semblance of that structure."
In early 2015, jeansmakers Shockoe Denim bewildered denimheads everywhere by renaming itself Shockoe Atelier and introducing a luxury menswear line. In this brand critique / Lupesco family history, we arrive at this reasoning behind the rebrand: "They're thinking it’s still New York, 1974. And they still have the taste of blood in their mouths."
Timothy Grindle believes that Ralph Lauren and late-1980s punk have a lot in common. His home is designed accordingly.
This is what real heritage looks like, after you strip away the "heritage-inspired" marketing bullshit.