Arc'teryx Veilance Field Jacket
Just about every menswear label has taken on the classic M-65 field jacket at some point. But nobody’s done it quite like the performance-driven aesthetes at Arc’teryx Veilance, who transformed the rugged military icon into a stripped-down confluence of clean lines, taped seams and windproof insulation. Consider it the Range Rover to its predecessor’s Jeep: still functional and utilitarian, but in a sleeker, more sophisticated package.
3sixteen SL-100x Indigo Selvedge Jeans
You grew up on 501s. APC New Standards were your introduction to raw denim. Now, it’s time to graduate to the next level. Andrew Chen and Johan Lam—the denim junkies behind New York label 3sixteen—spent years developing the perfect jeans, obsessing over everything from the back patch to the stitching on the hems. Their fanatical efforts paid off handsomely. Cut in a slim, straight fit using custom-woven, 14.5 oz denim from Japan’s illustrious Kuroki Mill, the SL-100x wears in like a second skin and ages better than a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Common Projects Achilles Low Sneakers
Ever wondered what would happen if you crossed the effortless good looks of a tennis shoe with the pedigree of a bench-made brogue? Here’s your answer.
The brainchild of two former graphic and industrial designers, Common Projects hand-stiches their lush kicks in Italy using the finest Napa leathers. They’re distinguished enough to make a sneakerhead out of even the most staunchly traditional sartorialist.
Mismo MS Day Pack
The way every Canadian tot grows up with dreams of making the NHL, kids in Denmark must fantasize about becoming designers. It’s the only reasonable explanation for the disproportionate amount of ingenious goods and architectural wonders conceived in the small Scandinavian nation. Case in point: this spacious, endlessly versatile tote from on-the-rise bag brand Mismo. Crafted from robust, water-repellent nylon, its leather handles cleverly convert into backpack straps when your load gets too heavy. Score another for the Danes.
Thom Browne Grosgrain Oxford Shirt
He’s taken home CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year honours twice, but Thom Browne re- mains a polarizing figure in fashion circles for his snugly cropped suiting. Not even his most ardent detractors, however, can argue with his signature Oxford button-downs. The cotton is thick and hefty, the fit is trim, and all the traditional preppy details—like pearl buttons, shoulder pleats and
a locker loop—are accounted for. The only sign of Browne’s tinkering is in the striped grosgrain placket, which gives the shirt a playful hint of athleticism. It’s an impeccably executed update of a mid-century classic, the purest example of Browne’s modus operandi.
Super Flat-Top Sunglasses
Super erupted out of Italy in 2007 on the merits of their very first model, an oversized Wayfarer- style frame that came tricked out in a gamut of cheerful hues. It wasn’t until their second collection dropped, though, that the upstart sunglass brand proved they were more than just a hype-fueled flash in the pan. The standout shades of that effort were the Flat Top, whose self-explanatory defin- ing feature offers a slight but entirely game-changing twist on Super’s bread-and-butter original. They’re simple and masculine, hovering directly at the midpoint between trendy and timeless. You can’t ask for much more in a pair of sunglasses.
Reigning Champ Crewneck Sweatshirt
On the surface, there’s not a whole lot of difference between this sweatshirt and the one you used to rock in Grade 7 gym class. Fleece is fleece, right? Not exactly. Designed and handcrafted entirely in Vancouver, Reigning Champ’s upgrade on the schoolyard staple is soft but weighty, built to last, and form-fitting. Slip it over your favourite laidback button-down and no one will mistake you for a middle schooler playing hooky.