Sifting through menswear trends and labels is too much for the average guy. Why spend your day researching when you know 99% of the things you’d find you’d never wear? A better option: Weekly Style Finds. Each week we’ll bring you some of our favorite new items and interesting articles so you don’t have to go hunting for good-looking, well-made gear.
Rethinking a classic staple like the hooded sweatshirt isn’t a task most designers would undertake, but John Elliott delivers with the Hooded Villain. Made with a custom milled terry fabric that’s knit in the USA, the interior of each sweatshirt is as flexible and durable as it is comfortable and unique. But the real innovation in Hooded Villain comes from the RiRi zippers on the sides that give you access to the hidden kangaroo pocket on the interior.Link
Started as a family business that handmade bespoke rainwear in Paris around 1925, Ketums is back in the outerear game after a 75 year and multi-generational hiatus. Named after the street in Paris that was home to the original shop, the Bondy Jacket is a traditional style waxed cotton jacket with a nice weight and flattering cut. Handmade in Oakland, California, and available in Green or Grey, each jacket also boasts details like a flannel-lined lined interior and pockets, and Japanese corduroy lined hood, neck, pockets and cuffs.Link
In the late ’90s, Concepts set up shop in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and became one of the earliest shops to cater to all the kinds of things we write about on Cool Material. They’ve since expanded globally and even begun designing their own collaborations like these New Balance x Concepts 998 “Grand Tourer” sneakers. Inspired by the rich culture of prestigious auto races, this limited edition collab was produced to celebrate Concepts’ 20th anniversary.Link
Brooks England is a name that needs absolutely no introduction for those of you who spend any amount of time on bicycle. While we’re all probably most familiar with their iconic brown leather saddles, their latest collection of bags, Metropolitan, is sure to be just as much of a hit in the future. Designed and built to be the perfect companions for a ride, each of the six bags features details like water resistant fabrics, rack mounts, padded compartments, quick releases and functional straps.Link
Topo Designs makes some of the most versatile, fun bags on the market, but they recently expanded their line with a puffer jacket that is as stylish and streamlined as it is functional. Using super light, quick-drying, ultra packable Primaloft and a more refined cut than what you’re used to in a puffer, this Topo jacket will keep you warm yet comfortable for seasons to come. Most importantly, you won’t feel like a character from Ghostbusters every time you wear it.Link
Beyond being a sustainable brand that supports workers’ rights in sub-Saharan Africa and creating the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear factory, Oliberté makes really great shoes. The Highlander collection updates six of their most popular silhouettes with the addition of premium camel leather and a focus on darker colorways.Link