#51 Made in the USA Vol.7

It seems I’m a little obsessed with bags and leather goods, probably half of my “Made in the USA” series being about these items. Anyway, today I’m presenting you with Joshu + Vela, a young San Francisco based brand which manufactures bags and other small leather items. Each piece is custom made, the canvas and leather are dosmetically sourced, vintage sewing machines are used.

Cause that’s the way they roll.

Joshu + Vela products can be found in the USA (duh.), Germany and Taiwan.

Now dear reader, please behold.

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Image of XL Boat Tote

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#17 GQ’s Best Menswear Designer in the USA 2012

So it’s that time of the year when GQ announces who the 2012 best menswear designers in the USA are. The lucky winners will create a limited edition collection for the Gap, which is a great thing for the apparel retailer but also for the designers who will benefit from a lot more coverage. Indeed, the oldest brand was founded in 2008 and the youngest, in 2011.

Even if I’m a female, I’ve always been interested in menswear (except this). Let’s take a look at great pieces from each of their collection.

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam

Chick Magnet (!!!) Loafers

BLKDNM

Saturdays NYC

James Crewneck

Thomas Boardshort

Todd Snyder

Ovadia & Sons

White Pinpoint Oxford

IAN VELARDI 

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