Though it debuted back in January during the London Spring collections, there’s something about the Belstaff X Goodwood Sport & Racing collaboration that makes the eye linger. Maybe it’s in the visual weight of pieces like the Richmond Leather Jacket or just the authenticity that spurs from partnering with one of England’s finest sporting estate. Whatever it is, the pair have got a good thing going. And with the previous collection having come just a few months ago, these upcoming months beg the question: will we see a second installment?
A collaboration a little fresher on the scene is the Todd Snyder + Champion Fall 2013 collection. Entitled “City Gym,” the line was inspired by vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club, making for some high points with vintage thermal long-sleeve crews as well as a really solid line of sneakers. To be honest, adding any of the 35 pieces from the collection – which features a neutral heathered palette of grays and oatmeals as well as rich crimsons, greens and royal blues – to the gym bag is a good idea.
Up until now he’s been designing only accessories but now, Alexander Olch has teamed up with Barney’s to release a line of shirting. As with all Olch pieces, the shirts are aimed at a utilitarian design, replete with check pockets and side seams. The versatile length makes them ideal as they can easily be tucked or left untucked. The long sleeves make them great for transitioning into fall, meaning they’re an essential addition to our wardrobe.