MR PORTER openly struggled to curate their latest ‘in America’ capsule, not for a lack of choice, but quite the opposite. With the likes of Thom Browne, BODE, Rhude and The Elder Statesman at their disposal, the choices are extensive, to say the least. In curating their collection, they managed to get the list down to 600 items, so what did we do? Break that list down to just five of our ‘money no object’ favourites. Let’s check them out.
RHUDE Wine Club Logo-Embroidered Bomber Jacket
Known for its use of American iconography and nostalgic references throughout its designs, Rhude is often seen on the streets of LA or in the tunnels at your nearest NBA arena. Pieces are a visual commentary on American style and culture itself, not for the faint-hearted (or those with a loose hip pocket) the Wine Club Bomber Jacket seen here is one of our favourite pieces. Taking cues from vintage collegiate styles, the Jacket is exclusive to MR PORTER and is panelled from full-grain leather and a soft wool blend as well as a weighted, non-stretchy fabric with supple leather sleeves. Americana goodness in a nutshell.
Price: Approx. A$4,890
Gallery Dept. Camp-Collar Linen-Gauze Pyjama Shirt
It just feels right to have a Gallery Dept. piece on this list. It’s a brand that lives and breathes Americana, based in LA, and worn by some of the most noteworthy names in the business. As far as staple pieces go, the Gallery Dept. pyjama shirt is a perfect example of classic Americana with construction from lightweight, breathable, 100% linen Off-white gauze with a relaxed, boxy fit, it’s extremely comfortable. Our top tip? Pair this one with matching trousers.
Price: Approx. A$646
James Perse High Twist Slub Cotton-Jersey Sweatpants
Speaking of trousers, we like to keep them simple, and LA brand James Perse seems to agree. Known for their high-quality basics and ready-to-wear items, the James Perse ‘High Twist’ sweatpants are made from a Black slub mid-weight, non-stretchy 100% Cotton jersey which means they’re uber comfortable.
Price: Approx. A$561
Jacques Marie Mage Yellowstone Zephrin Sunglasses
When it comes to the best sunglasses brands on the planet, Jacques Marie Mage is a Los Angeles-based producer that takes the crown in the eyes of Man of Many. More of a micro-producers in the world of sunglasses, these are some of the best you can get your hands on from a style and quality standpoint, pushing the trends forward before others copy. In the case of the Yellowstone Zephrin sunglasses, these hit our radar thanks to their handcrafted Japanese construction from acetate in Army green.
Price: Approx. A$1,148
MAOR silver, Diamond and Peridot Ring
MAOR isn’t a household name, but what they’re is one of the best fine jewellery makes coming out of America. Founded by LA designer Mr Maor Cohen, the jewellery line is inspired entirely by the cosmos, with each item crafted from precious metals and stones. Each sculptural piece is broken into collections named after planetary orbits and solstices. We’ve chosen MAOR’s Diamond and Peridot Ring for its burnished silver which is moulded to resemble a curb chain. This quality ring is bezel-set with an emerald-cut Green peridot stone and is accented with faceted diamonds.
Price: Approx. A$1,393
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