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Strathberry - Meghan Markle's Luxury Tote Of Choice

The It Bag That's Hard To Keep In Stock

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Christopher Conrad

July 13, 2018

Do you have a fetish for luxury? Do you want to be the first of your friends to grab the latest luxury tote? HNTRISM is once again excited to tell our HNTRITES about another beautiful brand with passionate roots. HNTRISM presents Scottish leather goods company Strathberry. Strathberry was founded in 2013 by husband and wife team Guy and Leeanne Hundleby.

Guy and Leeanne were inspired by local leather artisans while on holiday in Spain. They resigned from their production and finance jobs to enter the world of fashion, despite having no experience. No matter! HNTRISM loves their passion for “clean lines and strong aesthetics." This vision is what drove them to create what would become the "luxury tote of choice" for the new member of the British royal family, Meghan Markle.

Strathberry East/West Mini in Bottle Green

Scottish roots

Where does the name Strathberry come from? The couple kept to their Scottish roots. “Strath” is Scottish Gaelic meaning “wide river valley.” “Berries” were a nod to the use of berries to dye materials in Scotland. Hence, the name Strathberry was born.

At first, Guy and Leeanne ran the company from their home. To expand and provide luxury bags to their ever-going global following, they raised funds through Kickstarter. This exposure allowed them to sell their version of a premium, well-crafted luxury tote to customers around the world.

Strathberry East/West Stylist in Black

Quality design

Strathberry has separated themselves from the competitive world of leather bags with their distinctive designs and signature metal bar. The price is relatively reasonable for a luxury tote of this level of quality. With her sophisticated style where less is more, its no wonder that the American born royal has been spotted carrying Strathberry bags multiple times during official appearances.

Recently, Leeanne said of the royal visit to her homeland, “We are delighted that the Duchess of Sussex chose Strathberry for her début official overseas visit to Dublin, the third time she has carried our brand. She looked so chic and sophisticated, and it was particularly special for me being from the Emerald Isle.”

Strathberry Midi Tote in Tan Bridle Leather

Cheers to Guy and Leeanne Hundleby on their success and taking the chance to enter the world of fashion, since their bags have become quite the "it" bag recently. Additionally, Meghan Markle isn't the only one that was spotted with a Strathberry on her arm. Celebrities including Julianne Hough and Lady Gaga have also been spotted carrying the iconic Scottish luxury tote.

As soon as Meghan makes an appearance with a Strathberry bag, they sell out quickly. The Tri-Color Midi tote that Meghan carried last year sold out immediately. There are a couple of different color variations of the Midi Tote that are available. However, Meghan's bag in Tan Bridle Leather will be restocked soon. These totes have been hot!

Check out these Strathberry bags!

Strathberry Midi Tote in Vanilla

The Strathberry Midi Tote features the most gorgeous and supple calf natural leather with a microfiber cellular lining that has a suede-like coating. In burgundy red above as well as tan bridle natural leather below.

$625

 

Strathberry Midi Tote in Tan Bridle Leather

The Midi Tote in Tan Bridle Leather will be back in stock in October 2018.

$725

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Strathberry East/West Stylist in Black

(currently out of stock)

Standout this summer with the new East/West Stylist bag. As a crossbody bag, it is modern, versatile as well as beautiful. It's a must for your collection!

$320

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Strathberry East/West Mini in Bottle Green

(currently out of stock)

The East/West Mini, shown here in bottle green, has two compartments and one inside pocket. Of course, it has the Strathberry branded hardware and iconic bar closure accompanied by a double length chain shoulder strap. Make a statement by adding this simple, yet stunning bag to your collection.

$605

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A Luxury Backpack Could Be The Best Accessory Ever Fashion

A Luxury Backpack Could Be The Best Accessory Ever

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A Luxury Backpack Could Be The Best Accessory Ever

Stylish and practical, and not just for kindergarteners

David B Garrard

February 16, 2019

Behold, the lowly backpack. Images of it conjure up diverse images as stuffing it full of books and homework in school to trekking across a foreign land during spring break. But stylish? Not so much. If you’ve been ignoring the backpack, then you’ve been missing out on a truly versatile accessory. A luxury backpack could be the best accessory ever.

Even though we may carry a laptop instead of our collection of colored pencils to art class, a backpack has you covered. The two straps that fit over your shoulder balances the weight of the bag evenly so you don’t end up walking like Frankenstein’s assistant after a long day at the office. Backpacks keep your hands free to do whatever you like with them. Today’s luxury backpacks are versatile, made of everything from nylon to canvas to leather. There’s a style and price that suits pretty much any taste or budget.

These bags are the best for touring around a city. They’re great as an alternative to an overnight bag or carryon luggage. They can be chic, utilitarian, rugged or business-like. Here are some of our favorite designs of the moment.

 

 

Heron Preston NASA Backpack

Heron Preston has been killing it lately. artist, designer, DJ, and creative director and collaborator with fashion powerhouses Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Kanye's fashion line Yeezy. Never afraid to break the rules, his NASA collection is "out of this world"

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Nico Ganni Small Hoodia Day Bag

Nico Giani crafts luxurious leather bags that are unique and modern, but are familiar and vintage. Nico was inspired by the timeless design of Ettore Sottsass: shapes and palettes which seem to have an ageless appeal.

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Saint Laurent City Backpack

Saint Laurent's City backpack is one of those everyday accessories that will never disappoint. Seamlessly crafted in Italy, the spacious design features two adjustable shoulder straps and complimentary silver-tone hardware. Staying true to the labels' slick Parisian roots, the City backpack is finished with a front zip fastening compartment and a logo to the front.

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KNOMO Black Chiltern Laptop Tote Backpack

What a flexible backpack, with its expandable zipper. This backpack can take you from the gym to the office and away for the weekend, without a zip-straining-workout. Wear it as a backpack or carry it as a tote – it’s flexible there, too. Fits laptops up to 15.6" in the padded main compartment.

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WANT Les Essentiels Kastrup Backpack in beige

Who says utilitarian can't be chic? This ideal backpack is ready for the train or a city bike ride with sophistication to spare. An internal pocket protects a laptop. Additional storage includes a keychain, and zippered privacy pocket, and a bias-cut front pocket and sleek leather base take the backpack to a whole new level.

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Bugatchi Pebble Leather Backpack

Men's luxury goods brand Bugatchi offers this sleek backpack in a full grain Pebble leather. The shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort and the backpack features an elegant contrast detail on the front of the bag. There are plenty of storage options on the inside, including one zipped and multiple slip pockets.

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Strathberry Backpack

This Scottish luxury goods brand, which is also a favorite of celebrities, offers their own take on the backpack. The timeless design features luxurious details and the iconic Strathberry bar closure. Featuring an interior pocket, Strathberry branded hardware and adjustable shoulder straps.

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Porter – Yoshida & Co. Beat Daypack in khaki cotton canvas

Iconic Japanese brand Porter-Yoshida & Co. was established in 1962 and focuses on creating products by hand of the absolute highest quality. These bags are extremely durable and are intended to last a lifetime. Made from durable cotton canvas, this backpack features a minimalist design for maximum utility.

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Lexon One Backpack

Lexon is a French design collective that makes everything from clocks to items for the home, all done with an unparalleled design aesthetic at a reasonable price. The Lexon One Backpack can easily be converted into a shoulder bag while providing a padded compartment for a laptop.

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PS1 Zip Backpack

Cut from the highest quality lambskin leather, the Zip PS1+ Backpack features multiple zipped pockets and capacious interior. Detailed with a striped design, this functional bag features a front flap with the iconic Proenza Schouler PS1+ metal tab closure. It can be carried as a top handle satchel or crossbody bag.

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The Scandinavian Fashion Brands You Need To Know Fashion

The Scandinavian Fashion Brands You Need To Know

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The Scandinavian Fashion Brands You Need To Know

A collection of some of our favorite brands from the land of the midnight sun

David B Garrard

August 28, 2018

Scandinavian countries seem to top the list of happiest countries in the world. With some of the most picturesque vistas imaginable, their lifestyle seems envious. Their way of life seems to set the standard as to what we can only aspire. And of course, it doesn't stop there. Scandinavian fashion brands and lifestyle brands from up north are starting to dominate on a global level. To clarify, we're not just talking about well-known global brands like H&M and Ikea.
The Scandinavian fashion brands manage to blend a Japanese design sensibility with quintessential American cool effortlessly. Consequently, this style creates a fashion utilitarianism that could only come from a region with some of the harshest weather around. In fact, Scandinavian fashion has a distinctive design that's all their very own.

Here's an overview of the Scandinavian fashion brands you need to know. That is if you want to get that effortless, northern chic style.

Scandinavian fashion brands you need to know

  • Gestuz

    Gestuz

    Gestuz represents the bold and desirable style of the contemporary female. Gestuz elegantly incorporates a casual, effortless fashion with bold accents that are sure to make a statement. With a fresh take on Scandinavian minimalism, Gestuz accommodates the fashionista that wants wardrobe staples. Especially those that maintain her sense of individuality and style. Gestuz’s line features beautiful tailoring, comfy knits, stylish outfits, and to-die-for footwear that’s certain to impress whenever you wear them. These timeless items will nevertheless transition between work and play, effortlessly.

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  • mbyM

    mbyM creates cool, raw designs that can certainly take you from being trendy to becoming a trendsetter. The line features pieces that function at any time of day for the chic urban dweller. Their collections distinctively feature solid shades enhanced by vibrant, yet delicate prints. From bold floral prints to cozy knits and statement tees, mbyM offers women the opportunity for self-expression with a truly feminine, yet edgy twist.

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  • Ida Sjöstedt

    Ida Sjöstedt

    Ida Sjöstedt returned to her native Sweden to launch her line in 2000 after graduating from London’s University of Westminster. She has since turned into one of Sweden’s most prominent fashion designers. Her uniquely original collections integrate couture gowns for private customers with stylish ready-to-wear pieces. Ida’s loyal fanbase especially adores her trademark elegant kitsch. In fact, in 2016 she received the Elle Award for best designer of the year.

     

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  • Hunkydory

    Hunkydory

    Hunkydory launched in 1996 by Christopher and Ulrika Bjercke, a couple that met in design school in Paris. The brand offers an alternative to the typical Scandinavian minimal aesthetic by incorporating military elements, bohemian-chic as well as rock-chic into their designs. The Hunkydory consumer is, for instance,  a woman with a solid personality, mindset and open to self-expression.

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  • By Malene Birger

    By Malene Birger

    By Malene Birger is one of the several Danish brands to become a global fashion house. The brand’s collections will surely make you look modern and stylish at work. And also effortlessly transitions to look amazing during after work cocktails. With a mix of refinement, trendiness, and a traditional feeling that will not be obsolete anytime shortly, By Malene Birger’s style will stand the test of time

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  • Ganni

    Ganni

    Launched in Copenhagen in 2000 by Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup as a way to design the perfect cashmere knit. Today, Ganni creates those pieces in your wardrobe that you find yourself reaching for from time to time, and time again. Eschewing the constraints of minimalism, Ganni created contemporary, easy-to-wear and effortless pieces that will surely become your favorites.

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  • Minimum

    Minimum

    Minimum began in 1997 as a retail shop in the city of Aarhus in Denmark. It immediately evolved into a much-loved indie brand. In 1999, Minimum further expanded their brand with the launch of a menswear collection. They further expanded in 2007 with the debut of a womenswear line. Minimum creates top-quality, reasonably priced Scandinavian wardrobe staples as well as showstoppers that are perfect for a night on the town.

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  • Baum und Pferdgarten

    Baum und Pferdgarten

    Launched in Copenhagen in 1999 by Helle Hestehave and Rikke Baumgarten. Baum und Pferdgarten named their brand as an interaction in between their last names. This playfulness is present in their designs. Over the years, Baumgarten and Hestehave have produced collections loaded with clashing contrasts, solid shades as well as remarkable prints. Baum und Pferdgarten is a brand name for adventurous women who want their comfy garments to have a modern-day spin.

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  • Filippa K

    Filippa K

    Filippa Knutsson introduced her self-titled brand back in 1993. The brand has since evolved into one of Sweden’s leading fashion houses. Filippa’s goal is to create an honest brand with substance, not one based on the typical shallow fads of the garment industry. Day-to-day basics that integrate simple, top quality, designs are what is at the heart of Filippa K. Classic artistry combined with a modern design aesthetic that is timeless. Above all, the collection seamlessly blends with other items from the line.

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  • Acne Studios

    Acne Studios

    Acne Studios began in 1996 as a design collective in Stockholm. They did everything from film production to graphic design and marketing. Acne created a limited edition pair of jeans as part of a design project. Consequently, the jeans hit it big with magazines and fashionistas alike. As a result, the collective expanded into one of the most significant, unique and adventurous Scandinavian fashion lines in the world. Then again, their flagship store in Stockholm is the location of the burglary and hostage situation in the 1970’s that gave us the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome.”

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  • FWSS

    FWSS

    Launched in 2012, Scandinavian style collective FWSS, whose name represents the seasons (Fall Winter Spring Summer), takes motivation from the vivid and one-of-a-kind aesthetic of its hometown, Oslo. The brand eschews seasonal fads that are here today and gone tomorrow. FWSS styles collections that recognize their Scandinavian attitude of following your style path. Surely ideal for those with a preference for the delightful and unique.

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  • Samsoe and Samsoe

    Samsøe + Samsøe

    Scandinavian style line Samsøe + Samsøe started life back in 1993. Siblings Klaus and Preben Samsøe opened up a little accessories boutique in Copenhagen’s Latin Quarter. The line grew to include women’s fashion and then evolved into a global style brand for both men and women. Samsøe + Samsøe integrates Scandinavian minimalism with Copenhagen streetwear for a wearable visual that by all means exists beyond fads and trends of the moment.

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Acne Studios, From Swedish Rocker to All Things Fashion Fashion

Acne Studios, From Swedish Rocker to All Things Fa

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Acne Studios, From Swedish Rocker to All Things Fashion

With Swedish Fashion Powerhouse Acne Studios

HNTRISM staff

July 10, 2018

Acne. Acne? What? Strange name for a fashion line. Right?! Well, Acne Studios is one of the hippest brands in the world. Being smart, Jonny Johansson, one of the founders, said he liked the idea of "appropriating a difficult word" and making it fresh. Acne stands for Ambition to Create Novel Expression. One has to admit his cleverness has paid off with having over an estimated €200 million a year.

Inspired by the Arts, including Warhol

Johansson grew up in northern Sweden as a guitarist in several rock bands. In his youth and years that followed, he was inspired by Warhol and influenced by art, design and literature and music. In 1997, Johansson crafted 100 pairs of raw denim jeans with distinctive red stitching. He gave these jeans out to friends and family. And before they knew it, they had a hit on the hands with editorials in Wallpaper* and French Vogue.

Keeping It Strange

To keep their mystique and ingenuity, Acne Studios have opened retail stores in a converted garage and a former bank. Believe it or not, the bank is the location where hostages were held in 1973 and the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” originated. The global fashion house has stores from Antwerp, Beijing, Berlin, and Copenhagen to Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, and Paris, to name a few. All the Acne Studio store feature ready-to-wear for men and women.

Acne Studios has launched a collection of related companies as well. These companies include Acne Film, Acne Advertising, and Acne Digital. Johansson has created a Scandinavian fashion and entertainment powerhouse that influences global culture.

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Respect Your Universe - Killer Threads For A Killer Workout Fashion

Respect Your Universe - Killer Threads For A Kille

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Respect Your Universe - Killer Threads For A Killer Workout

Innovative. Uncompromised. Respect. Authentic.

Christopher Conrad

June 26, 2018

HNTRISM wants you to know about RYU, Respect Your Universe. Why? Because they embody the spirit of one being their authentic self, which HNTRISM believes in and strives to help HNTRITES embrace. RYU provides stylish, innovative gear for the urban athlete and sincerely cares about their customers.

2018 World Retail Awards Finalist in Two Categories

Respect Your Universe recently was selected as a 2018 finalist for the World Retail Awards in two categories: Retail Start-Up of the Year and Social Media Campaign of the Year (#RYUOneMoreRep). And deservedly so. They have created customer-centric programs that seem so logical and straightforward. No retailer has been mindful enough actually to do it. RYU genuinely have put the customer’s needs first by providing meaningful ways for their customers to better themselves. They implemented their “Up-Down” program which provides incentives to their customers who either lost weight or gained mass over the previous year due to dedication and training.

Respect Your Universe's agenda

RYU has an agenda, and HNTRISM LOVES agendas. Why? Because agendas, when used in a meaningful and impactful way, create change in a positive way to better people, community, and society. For example, in November of 2017, RYU created “One More Rep for Mental Health” campaign to raise awareness of mental illness. They created a dialogue about the issues, open lines of communication and demystified the stigma of mental illness. Respect Your Universe attacks issues that aren’t necessarily “safe” and address them ways that stay authentic to their “soul.”

Respect Your Universe Walks the Talk

HNTRISM loves brands like RYU because they walk the talk. So we wanted to shout their story from the HNTRISM rooftop, so you are in the know. Their appeal, their culture, their community involvement, their innovative initiatives reflect their “purpose” for existing:

“RYU was built on the fundamental understanding that we are multi-faceted and multi-disciplined. It’s about respecting your choices, individualism, and journey. It is knowing at our core that we are all connected and that it’s our differences that make us extraordinary. And human.”

HNTRISM proudly salutes RYU for their exceptional philosophy of being true to their customers. We're also proud of RYU for using their brand for the good of the community.

We call on all HNTRITES to check out RYU and support a brand that you can be proud to patronize.

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16 Men's Wardrobe Essentials For That Casual Summer Style Fashion

16 Men's Wardrobe Essentials For That Casual Summe

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16 Men's Wardrobe Essentials For That Casual Summer Style

David B. Garrard

June 14, 2018

Summer is officially here. We've savored the two days that constitutes Spring. You know, the fleeting moment that takes us from two feet of snow into 105˚ in the shade. So, take those wool sweaters and put them into storage and consider these wardrobe essentials for the dog days of Summer. Humidity is upon us, folks. Let’s take care of that wardrobe transition pronto. These 16 HNTRISM-sanctioned buys—for all situations and budgets—are a surefire place to start.  And now, 16 men's wardrobe essentials for summer:

Men's wardrobe essentials


 

Oliver Peoples - Braverman Sunglasses in Crystal Gray

These sunglasses are a fusion of the 1970's style and a stylish modern silhouette by Oliver Peoples.

$304

 

Todd Snyder Classic Button Pocket Tee

An update to the classic crew neck tee, featuring textured slub cotton, and a convenient chest pocket.

$40

 

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Swim Shorts

 Based on the traditional pattern of a man’s suit trouser, the Bulldog is not just a swim short – but a short you can swim in. Mid-length, engraved side fasteners to adjust, zip fly with metal popper closure, two side-angle front pockets, and one zip back pocket. Inseam measures 6".

$255

 

Maison Kitsune Canvas Sneakers

The most intelligent tennis shoes are usually the most basic. Maison Kitsune's slip-on set is made from hard-wearing black canvas, placed on rubber soles and also has almond-shaped toes - the somewhat lengthened form is a touch slicker compared to rounded ones. Similar to the timeless skate designs you lived in as a child, the brand name's tag is composed in cursive at the heel.

$195

 

Norse Project Aaron Botanical Shirt

Cut from soft and lightweight cotton twill fabric, the Aaron button down features an all over botanical print and shortened sleeves for a casual and stylish summer look in Dark Navy.

$112

 

Boyer + Purdy American Wallet

Balancing form and function and also visual top quality, this tan and blue American wallet features 4 card ports, 2 interior pockets, one outside pocket and also a leather-lined area sized for United States money. This custom-dyed lambskin wallet is made for the person that wants to carry the essentials smartly as well as compactly.

$290

 

Relwen Flex Lightweight Chino Pant

Relaxed classic fit chinos with custom black oxidized zipper, snap, and metal button hardware. Stonewashed for a broken-in feel.

$200

 


A.P.C. Louis Baseball Cap

A.P.C. creates understated pieces for the modern man. This classic baseball cap coated in cotton canvas features six panels and topstitched seams and visor in off-black with silvertone eyelets and buckle.

$125

 

Shipley & Halmos Broome Polo

Shipley & Halmos trademark Broome polo is timeless as well as classic. Their trademark polo in a White/Rose shade is made of 100% smooth Pima cotton and also has the ideal stretch for day-to-day usage.

$38

 

Triwa Aqua Libre Watch

Motivated by the needs of city inhabitants to wear an alternative to their pricey watch for concern of theft, this fun Triwa watch has been cheekily designed to mimic a timeless Rolex style but is made from a vibrantly tinted plastic. Budget-friendly enough to collect a set to match your outfits or your mood.

$72.50

 

WANT Les Essentiels Hartsfield Weekender Tote in Beige

The ideal traveler, this streamlined bag has a lot of space as well as a very ergonomic layout. Made from Turkish natural cotton canvas with natural leather accents, this bag showcases a flexible shoulder band and also a removable cross-body band, 4 indoor pockets with leather-snap closures, along with the brand name's trademark gold and silver 'YKK Excella' zipper.

$450

 

Vitaly Arma Bracelet

Focusing on premium alloys, the Arma bracelet flaunts a gold and black colorway and also showcases a safe twin pull tab closure. - Golden strong stainless-steel.- Engraved logo design on center notches - Black vinyl rope covers the steel.

$60

 

Adidas x Wings + Horns Superstar TT Jacket

Part Canadian and part Japanese, wings + horns creates menswear with a decidedly Japanese approach to design. The collaboration with Adidas Originals is inspired by the brutal majesty of summer in the Arctic.

$260

 

The Soloist Drop Tail Hemline Tank

Japanese label The Soloist creates the ideal staple for summer.  Crafted in ribbed cotton  and featuring a drop-tail hemline at the back.

$110

 

Rag & Bone Chambray Fedora

Rag & Bone's classic fedora hat with light blue chambray fabric band in Olive.

$62.50

 

Maharishi Summer Snoshorts

Maharishi's Summer Snoshorts feature fully adjustable waist and leg openings, side pockets with hidden zip pocket and concealed back pockets with snap flaps.

$118

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Does your underwear have an agenda?

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Does your underwear have an agenda?

Christopher Conrad

May 12, 2018

I have to admit, I wasn’t so sure about the concept of ladies underwear that look like mens underwear. But when I heard about TomboyX, I was intrigued. So I asked my dear friend Ellen about the concept. I was quickly admonished. She said, “HELL YES! That is an awesome idea!” And she hadn’t even seen them yet. Come to find out (I just didn’t know, ok), that woman have a horrible time finding underwear that fits correctly and is comfortable. Ellen actually buys boy’s boxer briefs.  

So here is the deal. Fran and Naomi founded TomboyX based on the following premise: “to fill a need that had gone unfilled for far too long.” They asked themselves “How hard can it be to make good underwear?” They define good underwear as “underwear that fit regular bodies and fit how we saw ourselves. And underwear that any body could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fell on the size or gender spectrum.”  

Here’s the cool part! They have an agenda. That’s right, AN AGENDA. And its awesome. It ties right into their brand and it reminds their customers every time they wear a TomboyX garment. Fran and Naomi wanted to remove the negativity for which “tomboy” sometimes receives and create something positive. Its brilliant how they did it. They simply added an “X” to TommyBoy. Why? Fran and Naomi say it beautifully: 

It’s an agenda that’s signed with an X 

That marks the spot, seals it with a kiss,  

And crosses out the negativity and infighting  

that we’ve all had to deal with for far, far too long. 

It’s an agenda that wants nothing more and nothing less 

Than for our common language to be respect 

And our national anthem to be HELL YES. 

This isn’t an activist agenda 

This is a human agenda 

We are all people 

HNTR applauds Fran and Naomi for not only creating something cool, fun and needed, but for using their retail platform as a positive influence for our society. To help us accept and respect others and ourselves.  

Check out their amazing products! Here are a few that would be wonderful holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. 

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Maintain Your Sense Of Individuality At The Office Fashion

Maintain Your Sense Of Individuality At The Office

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Maintain Your Sense Of Individuality At The Office

Keep your style while wearing that suit

Katie Martin

February 21, 2018

Office dress codes are designed to bring decency and uniformity to the workplace. When followed correctly, individuals would see the need to respect the rules of engagement at the office. However, it is possible to maintain your sense of individuality at the office while obeying the dress code. You would not have to put on animal print shirts or padded bras to look different. You could even wear the buttoned-up shirts or classic shirts with trousers – and look smart. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your sense of individuality and stand out. And do so while following office dress code rules.

How To Maintain Your Individuality At The Office

Wear what gives you Comfort

At first glance, an employer should notice how confident you look and how this will translate to your work performance. Your performance at work is what matters, and this would be boosted by how comfortable and confident you are in your dressing. If pantsuits do not work for you, you could opt for skirts or dresses. Do you love bright red lipstick? By all means, dress in a way that makes you feel good and does not just look like someone who is doing all she can to impress her boss with her dress sense (office dress sense maybe?)

Accessories

In truth, the dress code rule is no longer as strict as it used to be. This is 2016! Of course, it is best for you to go back to the rules to confirm the dos and don’ts of the office. Are accessories allowed? What type? You would need to use your judgment to determine what you can wear in a serious work environment. One unique accessory at a time could be ideal. It could be possible for you to put on your favorite necklace, earrings or bracelet and still maintain the dress code.

 

Photo by Dodosonic

Photo by Dodosonic

 

Color

Most work environments that have specific dress codes for employees do not dictate the colors that must be put on. Hardly do companies enforce the use of uniforms anymore. Times have moved on. Your work wardrobe should not be limited to particular color combinations. A variety of cloth types such as a suit, shirts, and dresses along with different color combinations that make you look smart would be ideal. Now you can style away with your tans, grays, browns, floral print pants, a yellow dress, a pink blazer, and blue pumps. As long as these colors make you feel good. With a beautiful dress style and color combination, you would even feel more fulfilled doing your job at the office.

While you want to stand out, always stick to a reasonable budget that will not run down the notes in your pocket. It is possible to bend the dress code rules – and still keep your employer proud and happy with your work – and you.

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Is Corduroy Making A Comeback? Fashion

Is Corduroy Making A Comeback?

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Is Corduroy Making A Comeback?

Corduroy- The Hottest Trend This Season

Monica Winters

November 29, 2017

As the season is about to change and every fashion clothing brand is launching their latest collection for Fall, the fabric which seems to feature in designers’ aesthetics is corduroy. This retro textile seems to be the most inspiring and hottest tend this winter because of its warmth and the large choice of colors. It was all over the runways in the form of jackets, flares, pants or skirts. Corduroy evolved from an ancient cotton weaving technique known as ‘Fustian’. Egyptians were using it as early as 200 BC. The name means ‘King’s Cord’ in French. Which is amusing because this fabric seemed to be more connected with kid’s clothing than to royal attire. Designers are making use of the reliability, affordability, and comfort of this fabric staple.

 

 

The fact that corduroy is a "winter fabric" is far from the truth. Corduroy comes in a wide range of styles;  pure cotton or cotton and poly blend, lightweight or heavy, basic or nonbasic colors or with the small or full Wales. This versatility makes it a playful fabric choice for the seasoned fashion designer. If we look at 1970s fashion, we will find corduroy comfortably worn in the form of skirts, pants, and jackets. They look fabulous without much excessive designing or embellishing efforts. The same idea is taking this fabric to the runways of the prominent fashion weeks and top brands’ production. Devoid of too much intricacy, chic comfort and freedom are all that this fabric depicts. Despite its upright texture and lack of romance, the huge come back of this material in Fall 2017 in burgundy, chestnut and vibrant yellow hues have started to catch on. For those who look for more formal and sophisticated look in the frosty weather can go for Mulberry’s maxi skirts in Corduroy. Marc Jacobs’ blood red flares with trimmed jackets in this fabric are head-turning.

Ordinary men and women, however, are perplexed whether to take a chance and embrace this firm, thickly woven, unsexy and notoriously hard- to-clean fabric trend or find some other solution to this! You must bear in mind that fashion and reason have nothing to do with each other, and you may let your wild imagination run far ahead and think of ways how to get along with this madness of corduroy while keeping up your style statement.

 

 

To make the best out of this trend, you must buy the best quality of cotton corduroy as it’s not only comfortable and delicate but also inexpensive. You can shop the fabric which has a lush pile and beautiful quality sheen and drape so that its beauty does not fade even after many washes. The most common use of corduroy is its casual trousers which feel more comfortable than Denim jeans because of their soft texture. The broader wales are frequently used in designing unique and less formal outfits whereas Pincord corduroy in Khaki, black or dark brown are acceptable as business casual. The rest of the shades are the youth favorites

 

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Your New Favorite Pair Of Jeans

Get that perfect fit, regardless of body type

Monica Winters

November 29, 2017

Jeans are one of the must-have clothing staples of every woman’s wardrobe. However, one of the most tiring things can be to shop for the jeans which fit perfectly to your body and appear as if they were made exclusively for you. Therefore almost every woman has a pair of jeans which may be old and worn out but is the most favorite one as its super comfy and looks highly stylish on her. The secret behind it is that every style and cuts of jeans are not for everyone’s body. You must be aware of your body shape and the kind of Denim that will go perfectly fine on it. Here are some tips and guidelines to find out the kind of jeans that will look awesome on you!

 

Photo by Chelsea Francis

Photo by Chelsea Francis

 

The Hourglass body

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If you have an hourglass body shape that means a full body with a smaller waist. You can confidently shop for the classic style of jeans with a wide-legged bottom that has a mid rise and flat front. This style will make you look ravishingly slimmer. The stretchable boot cut or flare jeans will deliberately balance out your full bottom while giving an overall stunning look.

The Pear shape Figure

The girls with pear-shaped or curvier hips need to buy the jeans which are skinny or tighter to your body and give a straight and slim image. The best option is the slimming dark wash Denim with large sized pockets it will bring your hips to streamline and create a balance.

Plus Sized Curvy Girls

The right kind of jeans for you is one with a straight leg and not too tight, mid to high rise and dark washes of Denim. The straight and adequately fitted jeans will give an elongated view to your legs and physique.

Slim and Skinny Women

The girls with skinny body shape need to enhance their curves by wearing skinny or super skinny jeans which will lift your booty and amplify your sexy looks.

 

Shorter Girls

The girls with shorter legs need to appear longer whether they are petite or curvy. The straighter legged jean is the best kind for you as it will give elongation to your legs. Choose the style that falls in long and vertical lines from hip to hem and in darker shades. Avoid the baggy style of jeans.

Petite

If you are petite, the best recommendation for you is to buy a cropped pair of Denim or a slim cut pair of jeans. You can hem the length and get the fit adjusted according to your height. You can also opt for the cute looking boot cut.

Tall Ladies

Being a tall lady, you have so many options to flatter your beauty and style. You can rock the 70s styled Denim, retro or straightforward straight-legged jeans.

Curvy Hipped

The girls with extra curves should go for Denizen from Levi’s. It’s curvy boot cut jeans specifically designed for such ladies. It will also look amazing if you get a moderate flare of the boot cut

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