Ever wonder what that little V patch is on a sweatshirt? Valet does some digging and finds the answer at Mister Freedom in LA.
This spring, there's a bunch shoes that are swapping leather for lightweight, ripstop nylon. And they're all in classic styles like Chuck Taylors, Top-Siders and Sambas.
The story of how '80s power brand B.D. Baggies has been revived by Save Khaki's designer, David Mullen. Really psyched about this oxford popover.
Stylish, affordable shoe line, SAWA, launches this month. They're made in Africa, from all-African made materials to help stimulate their economy.
An interactive spectrum of the top men's collection at New York fashion week. Cool to see all the trends laid out next to one another—furry gloves to hiking boots.
A rad 60-second guide to the men's shows at New York Fashion Week.
The making of the much-anticipated Gant by Michael Bastian collection ... from the man himself.
Looking back at the military history of chinos ... and these cool recreations by Dockers, of all brands. I'm feeling the old school hook-and-eye fly.
Valet looks for the boots from this iconic shot of Paul Newman ... And finds them on sale. Sort of a mix between a chukka and a chelsea boot.
A handy guide to what went down at Men's Fashion Week in Paris ... including Bruce Weber's NSFW film for YSL!
A cool graphical story on everything that went down at the men's shows in Milan.
Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg talks about his new line of polo shirts. Vintage feel and retro styling? Yes please.
David Hart's new ties, made from Thomas Mason shirting materials. Really digging the blue cotton oxford cloth one.
An interview with designer Umit Benan and a look at his upcoming spring collection, influenced by "Scarface" and 1960s Cuba.
Digging these daily lessons at Valet. Today's offers the two best ways to lace your shoes.
Some hard-wearing workwear chinos, constructed from duck canvas.
Apolis Activism works with developing countries to produce their textiles for the Americana-inspired menswear line. Here's how it all happens.
An interesting Q&A with designer Kai D ... the Kai D pop-up in NYC was so popular, they're making it a permanent boutique.
A modern guide to monograms ...
Valet's new feature, an Anatomy of a Classic, takes a look at the classic pea coat. Schott's version is produced to military specs and is actually pretty affordable.
Steven Alan collaborates with Chari & Co. for a fixed gear rider's perfect shirt ...
LINCS, a new label by Nautica founder David Chu, blends Americana classics with technical performance fabrics. Really digging this down-filled blazer.
Levi's has engineered denim that allows you to have the perfectly distressed pair of jeans (custom to your body) without having to wear them everyday for a year ...
Stylist Ilaria Urbinati has collaborated with the Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. on a line of suits for her shop Confederacy. These are some seriously slick suits.
Ever wonder who was responsible for all the cool things at Anthropologie? Meet Keith Johnson, their globe-trotting buyer (and star of the new Sundance Channel show "Man Shops Globe").
The duffle coat is everywhere this season. And this round-up has the best at every price.
A new label, ELC, is based out Denver ... so they know how to make sturdy, masculine and mountain-approved outerwear.
The perfect shawl-collar sweater from the new line of clothes by Jack Spade. The new designer, Cuan Hanly, was Paul Smith's protege.
A first look at Richard Chai's new line of kicks for Keds, fresh off the his runway in New York.
A look at the coolest shop in Atlanta, Sid Mashburn. He designed for J.Crew and Ralph Lauren before opening up a modern-day haberdashery.
Blake Mycoskie, the founder and designer of TOMS shoes, talks about how he came up with the latest design, a lace-up oxford style.
Valet talks with Brad Goreski about Band of Outsiders, life with Rachel Zoe and why, sometimes, it's okay to cry in fashion.
A round up of some modern denim jackets ... which every guy should be rocking this fall. This one by Engineered Garments is sort of a hybrid field/jean jacket.
Club Monaco's new suits were designed by a former Thom Browne designer ... and have all the bespoke-like details you'd imagine, but for a fraction of the cost.
J.Crew's Frank Muytjens talks about growing up in the Netherlands, turning the company around and their latest collaborations.
Kiehl's Original Musk now comes in a cool old school apothecary bottle. Amazing for guys and girls.
Until now, these Red Wing boat shoes were only available in Japan. It's about time we get some of the great Americana ... in America!
An office-appropriate loafer that will keep your feet as cool as if you were wearing flip flops. Prepsters rejoice.
A quick tutorial on how to find the right pair of sunglasses for your face. Check out the squared-off Persols ...
Valet talks with John Varvatos about his new radio show, "Born in Detroit" which launches from his CBGB boutique.
A first look at Special Fabrications, a new LA-based denim label started by some veteran jean guys.
Rogan Gregory and Scott Hahn, the founders of Loomstate, talk about the men's pieces in their Target line. Like this organic french terry hoodie.
Conveyer in Santa Monica has the exclusive on PF Flyer's new archival collection of old school kicks.
Bespoke luxury fragrances deep in the heart of LA. Who knew? Dig the personalized bottles.