Thursday, March 27, 2008

Saville Row is For Me

Fokke de Jong takes a pristine cashmere jacket from a rail in his new store, Suitsupply, in Mayfair, and in one dramatic gesture, rips out the lining. “You won’t find this kind of workmanship for this price anywhere else in the UK,” he says, motioning to the fi nely stitched inner construction of cotton, wool and camel hair. “It’s made using an old-fashioned Italian technique that gives a more comfortable fit.” The 34-year-old Dutchman is on a mission to give the cheap suit a good name with his Europe-wide Suitsupply chain. The formula is simple: high-end suits with a starting price of less than £200 for ready-to-wear and a mere £300 for bespoke tailoring – something that may have agitated a few folks on nearby Savile Row. “They probably frown on us a bit, but I don’t really care what they think about it,” says de Jong. Business has been so brisk in the three months since the London branch launched that he confi dently predicts another six to eight UK stores will open within 12 months, eventually growing to a chain of 30. Read the full story here. (Sunday Times)

Savior Style

The rise of bespoke products is a clear movement which has risen to the increasing perception that some luxury brands are increasingly interested in marketing rather than quality . American tailors - notably Thom Browne, and Tom Ford - have built powerful new brands on the power of bespoke. And now other categories are getting in on the action. Bespoke perfumes have been on the rise for several years, and continue to grow in strength: Bespoke perfume (and cologne, for men) is one of the ridiculous luxuries of a certain self-absorbed demographic, with the likes of Chanel and Cartier charging as much as €60,000 for the privilege of having a nose find your perfect scent. — (Via GridSkipper) While Sir Hand Sloane offers bespoke chocolates: The $2,400 tailor-made package includes tasting consultations, a handmade rosewood-and-maple inlaid box containing 60 customized chocolates, and a backup box of another 60. — (Via Time)...

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Filler Up

RollS-Royce CEO Ian Robertson revealed at the show that 200 Phantom Coupes have already been spoken for, representing the entire planned production run for 2008. This sportier version is seeking more attention for its form over the other RRs. However Roll-Royce CEO states that it shouldn’t be considered a sports car. The Phantom Coupe’s sister car, the Drophead convertible, has also seen similar success. The Drophead’s sales have far exceeded Rolls-Royce’s plans and is sold out through the summer of 2009.

The Perfect Color Wheel

By now we have seen pretty much any possible variation of a New Era cap. Lots of different materials, colors, embroideries, patches and more. At the end of the day, it's the simple stuff that you can wear year after year.
Leaders1354 Chicago has just released their CMYK New Era cap series. It consists of overall 6 caps, each coming in one color with the logo embroidered tonal. Perfect!

Kick Push

This movies was one of my favorite. I use to be a big time skater back in the day this was before the fame and you wasn't able to watch the X games.

Take It To the Streets

Among the leaders in men's fashion reporting, DNR has recently done a feature covering what they consider nine of the world's leading spots for men's streetwear. The article covers in detail the creative minds behind each respective retail outlet. Included among the list are Nomad/Ransom/Goodfoot, Wood Wood, Slam Jam, Juice/ACU and Someday. View the article over at DNR.

We all Need Ben Franklins

Also here are some picz from THE HUNDREDS new San Francisco store 585 post
So if you ever around town look them up.....................................

We all Need Ben Franklins

Now I know you guys are thinking why am I giving love to another clothing company. The truth is that these are some cool dudes. When I want info about clothing or how to do something I would just email these guys and they would show me mad love. The clothing industry is one big family. To grow we all have to show some love and support.


Thursday, March 20, 2008

What in your Jeans

Denim’s role as a fashion darling is somewhat bittersweet. On one hand, jeans have been accepted into the world as an integral part of women and men’s daily wardrobe and no longer viewed as the working man’s uniform. Great. The other side to this is a hefty price tag that shows no signs of relenting. Especially because jean buyers are now bewitched with the way the right jean can look and make you feel.Jessica Horton, owner of Dara Denim, is in the business of peddling premium denim.Horton, a petite red head who happens to be wearing a pair of form fitted J Brand Jeans in a bell-bottom cut opened her first store on K Street in midtown Sacramento.Her new store in Granite Bay’s upscale Quarry Ponds is twice the size of the midtown location and it has an impressive denim wall stacked with all the name-dropping jean brands you can think of: True Religion, Rock and Republic and the latest DVB, Denim by Victoria Beckham.“Jeans have changed,” says Horton. “They have become more acceptable to wear anywhere and even guys are really getting into them. It’s funny to have guys come in here and they are checking out their butts.”Horton and her staff help guide people toward the right jean for them, which isn’t always the name brand jean they read about in a magazine or saw on someone else.“People need to get measured, because not everyone can wear the same jean,” explains Horton. “It’s about proper fit. And it’s good to have someone else look at you, because it’s really hard to see yourself.”Horton names the boutique’s top five best-selling jeans, check them out:
Red Engine: The No. 1 “Go-To” jean at Dara Denim is the Los Angeles made Red Engine Jean company that creates vintage-inspired denim. “These are all-around a good jean. You can be a size 2 or a size 14 and it will look great,” says Horton. Price: $160-$180
DVB: Denim by Victoria Beckham: England’s gift to American pop culture has created a denim line that is finding a surge of popularity in the Sacramento area. Whether it’s her signature boot cut, a form fitting skinny jean or a washed straight leg, all of jeans come with her signature emblem. “It’s a sexy fit and super fun with the stars on the pocket’s,” Horton says. Price: $250 and up
Miss Me: In a world of $200 jeans, Miss Me is the “affordable” jean coming in with an $80 price tag. The Miss Me jean is a hot seller amongst juniors whose parents aren’t interested in dropping $200 for their teenagers who wear clothes out quicker, says Horton.
William Rast: Justin Timberlake is a dancer, singer, performer, former Mouseketeer and Britney Spears beau. But he is also a denim designer along with partner and friend Trace Ayala in the creation of William Rast. The sleek and form fitting jean can be seen on celebutante’s on the red carpet, but also on Sacramento locals who are catching the buzz. “The fit on these are awesome,” says Horton, who can’t stock these jeans fast enough. “People buy them and love them.” Price: $242 and up.
J Brand: Another Los Angeles based denim brand that started as an exclusive line at Ron Herman’s Melrose jeans bar in the spring of 2005. Known for its skinny jean, but in the last year have introduced a fun wide-leg style popular at Dara Denim. $174 and up

We hate the Fakers

While we love RMC Red Monkeys for their limited edition denim designs and collaborations, we never thought they'd be joining the ranks of Seven New York and True Religion in the fight against copycats. Unfortunately, there has been such an influx of fake Red Monkeys (think plastic patches and bleached cotton) that the designer, Martin Ksohoh, has shared a checklist to ensure that collectors of the brand receive a one-of-a-kind piece to add to their denim collection and not a cheap knockoff.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It is All about the Clothes

And since we’re talking about the projects, children, the tears flow without ending! The 4th season of Project Runway has now, sadly, come to a close. The winner is none other than the tremendously talented 21- year old Christian Siriano from Annapolis, Maryland. Everything he designed this season was just devastatingly innovative children although at times his attitude was just devastating. I’m glad he won so I wish him all the best. And just because I’m gracious darlings, I will also wish Edward Scissorhands all the best for styling Christian’s hair this season.

Say it Aint So

Much as we love Nas & Kelis here at SaviorSol, we must say what is the world coming to. I know that Nas will find a creative way to discuss this topic, but my people my people this will be a sticky one. I will have to buy this album just to see what he is talking about.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My New GirlFriend

Designer Kyle Cherry has designed a new type of computer with creative people in mind. Click HERE for more pics & info...Called simply "Canvas", the computer is designed to increase the quality and productivity of the designer or artist. It is intended to allow a user with little or no experience to make the switch from traditional to digital workflows by building the system around a more familiar interface.

Always A Classic

J. Crew has found the location for its first men’s-only store. It will be located at The Liquor Store, a landmark building at 235 West Broadway at White Street in Tribeca. It will be smaller and more intimate than the company’s other stores, according to a spokesperson, and is slated to open in the early summer. It will carry “the best-of-the-best” of the J. Crew men’s collection, including Collector’s Items, its upscale, limited-edition items. It will also offer the company’s “list” of the items that every man should own. Millard Drexler, CEO of J. Crew, mentioned the planned debut of the men’s-only store during the company’s fourth quarter and year-end conference call on Tuesday. (DNR) Incidentally, if you haven't visited for a while, now's a good time. there's a great section of evergreen styles, a monogram shop, and a vintage section.

Savior Feet

Creative Recreation has definitely been leading the market with its interpretations on classic footwear silhouettes and unusual colorways and fabrics. Many people have difficulties understanding what category Creative Recreation footwear falls into. That has been the best compliment to the founders. “We don’t want to be put into any category, we’re a lifestyle company that makes footwear! We make shoes for our lifestyle, we make shoes for life with style”.We've got pics from the fall 2008 collection after the jump.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Why couldn't I think of this ........ You know the rest

Every time you log onto your favorite social networking website Facebook, the founder is making money. Click HERE for more info...Mark Zuckerberg was just another geek who use to spend more time on his PC then networking, ultimately coming up with a brilliant idea to meet new people online through Facebook making him a proud owner of 1.5 billion dollars. According to the Forbes, Zuckerberg is the youngest self-made man ever to make its list, reports People Mag.

Smell that Leather

NEW YORK — It was 1983, at Los Angeles’s incarnation of the MAGIC show, when Joe Nadav first laid eyes on Pelle Pelle. “This guy was selling turquoise and lime green leather jackets,” recalls the owner of Philadelphia’s preeminent streetwear specialty chain City Blue. “I never saw those colors in a leather jacket before!” At $275 a pop wholesale, Nadav was taking an expensive chance on an unknown label. But just two days after his first five leathers arrived at the store—before Nadav had even paid the bill for the jackets—“they sold out,” he says. “The market had never seen anything like it!” Fast forward to 2008: Pelle Pelle last month celebrated its 30th anniversary—an incredible feat in a young men’s urban market that rarely tolerates brands for more than a handful of seasons. “You can’t fool our customer,” says Pelle Pelle founder Marc Buchanan. “You either get their approval or you don’t. It’s an honor to have gotten that approval from our customer for 30 years.” It certainly is an anomaly to survive the often-tumultuous young men’s market—even for many of the brands, like Pelle Pelle, that helped found the industry decades ago. Labels such as Cross Colours, Karl Kani and Fubu made their mark, then disappeared, at least from the mainstream eye. But Pelle Pelle’s bread and butter—Marc Buchanan’s luxurious leathers—have earned the brand a niche audience, and one that won’t buy leather from anyone else. Buchanan was already a seasoned leather veteran when he founded Pelle Pelle; in 1971, he created the leatherwear firm Gandolf & Co., and sold it five years later. After toiling as a consultant for several years, Buchanan recognized a gap in the market for what he describes as “high fashion” in the leather business, “at an affordable price.”


ATLANTA — The skyline and neighborhood of Buckhead Village are in the throes of change, thanks to a locally grown boy who wants to lift the area from a rowdy club scene to a fashion and community destination comparable to other high-end urban shopping districts. Ben Carter, founder and chairman of Ben Carter Properties, is spearheading a $1.5 billion, mixed-use project that has already signed luxury retailers Loro Piana, Vilebrequin, Bottega Veneta, Borrelli, Etro, Hermès, AG Jeans, Domenico Vacca and Oscar de la Renta. The project, which spans seven city blocks over eight acres, will feature more than 600,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, three world-class hotels, up to 1,000 luxury residential units and 300,000 square feet of top office space. Phase one of the venture, which is along Peachtree Street, East Paces Ferry, Pharr Road and North Fulton Drive, is scheduled to open in fall 2009. “It’s a great project because it brings to Atlanta something that [doesn’t exist],” said Thierry Prissert, president of Vilebrequin in the U.S., which will open a 750-square-foot shop. “Today you go to two malls [for luxury shopping in Atlanta]. It’s not that I don’t like malls, but when you have a choice between a mall and streets, where you have restaurants, shops and hotels, [the latter] is very appealing.” Not so long ago, Buckhead Village was a tough scene. In the 1980s, bars and nightclubs began moving into the small area, which is the nucleus for several posh neighborhoods and wealthy Atlantans, and is just down the street from those two high-end malls: Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. The change forced men’s retailers like the Buckhead Men’s Shop to move to a quieter and safer location close by. Nearby homeowners complained about the noise that went on into the wee hours. Then, on Super Bowl Sunday in 2000, two men died of knife wounds from a fight with friends of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. The Buckhead Coalition and the Buckhead Alliance started making changes that included installing street lamps and security cameras, and even purchased properties and refused to rent them to nightclubs. After getting rid of the raucous clubs, the groups’ vision was for an area of high-end boutiques and restaurants, luxury hotels and high-rise condos. Carter, who was born and raised in Atlanta and who used to shop at the Buckhead Men’s Shop for his prep school uniforms, is helping considerably with the transformation. “Buckhead became a club scene like Bourbon Street, and people wanted to eliminate the crime scene,” Carter said. “A lot of properties were left empty.” He bought up nine acres, or seven city blocks, in the heart of Buckhead beginning in 2005, to help raise the rundown village to be in sync with its well-heeled surroundings. Hermès, the first retailer to commit to the project, is in Lenox Square and will open a 4,000-square-foot store at the project. Hermès will close its 1,500-square foot Lenox location in 2009. John Lobb, the luxury men’s leather goods boutique, is the latest to sign up, and it will occupy 902 square feet next door to Hermès. “A lot of retailers had looked at Atlanta and wondered why there wasn’t a luxury area and [as a result] didn’t want to be in Atlanta,” Carter said. “We felt Atlanta had the potential to have an environment like New York [Madison Avenue], Newbury Street [in Boston], Michigan Avenue, and Rodeo and Melrose. Today, we’re about 30 percent committed on the [retail] real estate square footage and they’re the leaders in the luxury world,” Carter said. “We’ve been very selective in our luxury mix.” His company is in negotiations for 100 percent of the 375,000 square feet of phase one, and is also talking to theaters and music clubs. “It will be a destination for a lot of reasons,” Carter said. Phase two of the project, which has 220,000 square feet, will resemble New York’s Meatpacking District and will offer trendy and fashion-forward retailers. It is scheduled to open in 2010. “The thing that’s interesting in the world of luxury retailing is it’s a very small world,” Carter said. “They’re very good at telling me about other retailers because they want the area to be good.” He said he’s interested in adding three or four more men’s designer single-brand stores. “Men’s wear has seen a great resurgence in the last few years, in my opinion,” he said. “And men particularly don’t like shopping at malls.” Twenty percent of the retail space will be men’s wear and 50 percent will be women’s wear, with restaurants taking the rest. The Streets of Buckhead area will have all parking underground with six valet stations, as well as self-parking. It will include outdoor sculptures, as well as works of art that will be placed on permanent exhibition throughout the new community. And the project will seek silver status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification program.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Right Cut

For the first time since the beginning of fashion-time, Rei Kawakbo's Comme des Garcons "Homme Deux" Collection will be available outside of Japan and exclusively at Dover Street Market in London.
Designed by Kawakbo herself, the "Homme Deux" Collection features classic suit, shirt, and tie styling built using only the best fabrics available. Did we add that all pieces are hand finished?
Visit Dover Street Market for more information.

What The Sol

If you grew up in North America in the last half century you probably owned a gang of them. Hot Wheels cars. 1:64 scale models of your favorite automobiles. As a youngster myself, I recall owning the Dukes of Hazzard special, a mini of my father's 69 Mustang Mach 1, and even a Vette or two. We did everything from race, to re-paint, to simply demolishing them in any manner possible. You can do that with Hot Wheels. Their pricepoint was low enough to keep your mom re-stocking you for years.
Now, I highly doubt that Mattel, the parent company who owns the Hot Wheels brand will want you to do the same with their 40th Anniversary Diamond Encrusted Car, unveiled at this season's NY Toy Fair.
Designed in collaboration with Jason of Beverly Hills and racking in at around 140k$US, this one of a kind mini car boasts 2700 diamonds, 18 karat gold casting, red rubies for taillights, black diamonds in the engine, and 40 individual white diamonds signifying its 40 year legacy... they probably would have tossed on some more but I think they ran out of room. Hell, its only 1:64 scale!
A boyhood dream come true.

Savior Feet

I really love these guys. They keep the sneaker fresh and funky check them out...........
As a need to fulfill their global audience & growing brand supporters, unable to obtain one of the hand numbered Premium models, which JB Classics has been producing for the past 6 years and they will continue to. They now introduce their second line - The Prime Label, maintaining the quality and making the brand available to a larger audience. The Prime Label – will not be found everywhere, however It will be distributed globally in select retailers, the price point of their Prime Label has been defined as their Mid Price Point Label (Retailing at $120 & under ), and will be packaged in a flip lid rope handle Box, with red sizing label, extra laces, and Black Sticker hang tags....
We give you a look at two Spring 2008 styles out of the Prime Label - the Getlo Eight One Five and the Getlo 3M Piranhas. You will see that this line still features special materials and color-ups.
Check them out in detail after the jump.

Didn't Nike Do This Already

Are we running out of ideas people..........With Easter only being a couple of weeks away, first sneaker companies are releasing their Easter inspired sneakers. First one that we come across is the Adidas Gazelle "Easter". It comes in pastel colors and an embossed bird on the back heel. Now available at Sold Out.

Don't Be Fooled

No need to waste my breath on this..................................Savior Sol the real Revolution for Retail. Quality at any Cost April 1. This Ad made me laugh people bite you even when u are still growing.

Reading is Fundamental

With brands popping up left and right within the last few years, few remain from a time when streetwear was hardly a blip on the map and the musical landscape of hip-hop was in its infancy. Inquiringmind had a chance to interview Adrian Aitcheson of Toronto originated Too Black Guys regarding how TBG has managed to stick around so long and it's ability to stay relevant. His insights on are invaluable as is his interesting answer to how the whole urban market collapsed. Check the interview along with the accompanying photography over at Inquiringmind.

For the Seanker Head In You

Dunk Wars is an innovative site created by Nike which pits colorways of the iconic Dunk against one another. The Dunks chosen by industry heads is kicked in round 1 between legendary graffiti artist and Livestock co-owner Skam and his team Tusks (Nike SB Dunk Low Supreme) versus United Front's Fraser Avey and his Cutters (Nike SB Dunk Low Tiffany). Check out the site including the upcoming battles over at Dunk Wars.

Savior Speeddddddddddd

The Bugatti Veyron is considered one of the world's fastest production cars with a 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 253mph. So what happens when you let one of the world's top fashion house design this amazing car? The result - a Hermes x Bugatti Veyron FBG which not only blows your mind but also blows your wallet. On March 4th, this Hermes x Bugatti Veyron FBG was unveiled at the Geneva Motor show. This supercar features a classy maroon exterior and a matching interior. It also comes with a special edition Hermes branded 22 inch wheels and fuel-filler cap. Price tag - 1.55 Euros.

The New Commander And Chief

Eric Jordan’s paintings are intense. At face value, you may get the impression that his personality projects the same type of mood as what’s exhibited through artwork. But it’s quite the contrary. He’s very intelligent, and strategic, and those traits are balanced out with this extreme artistic hunger embedded in his psyche.
The beauty of Eric’s artwork is its rawness. It displays hip-hop for what it really is. There is nothing minstrel, or sadistic about his work. It’s a graphic revelation of …

School Is in Session on the Street of Paris

Tim Bess of fashion consultancy The Doneger Group sent is this early trend report from Paris runways. the varsity trend is back and collegiate-inspired pieces, classic cardigans, varsity jackets, button-down collars, an appliques are what to look for for fall, he reports. Just check out these looks from the runways of Junya Watanabe (left) and Number (N)ine (right.)

Menwear is Wear it is At

The party to fete the menswear designers who were competing for the GQ/CFDA award for best new menswear designer was one of the year's best. And the title has gone to…Engineered Garments. Designer Daiki Suzuki beat out stiff competition from Steven Alan, Gilded Age, Obedient Sons, Rag & Bone, and Spurr to take home the first-ever prize. Up next: creating a mini-collection to be sold this fall at and select Bloomingdale's locations for one month (and other retailers thereafter), not to mention finding a way to spend the $50,000 award.(