Muted is about taking time to contemplate every purchase so you spend your life surrounded by things which bring you pleasure. So why not apply the same principles to even your most common items?Things that are sturdy, well made, and feel great in your hands can enhance simple activities like walking your dog.The Adjustable Leash by Found My Animal ($62) is an Olive Ombre Rope Leash which is hand-made, hand-dyed and features a three strand hand-spliced whipped rope that'll withstand thousands of pounds of pull.All components are marine-grade and each contains an individually numbered tag. The adjustable solid-o-rings and clips allow you to create a hand held leash, clip your animal to a fence or post, or create an over the shoulder or across the chest harness. These leashes will provide years of use and enjoyment.
Although this outfit is very simple every piece goes perfectly together. From the New Balance Ski Retros to the Warby Parker Jennings Sunglasses. Match a little color in your accessories to bring the outfit together.1. Pullover: Todd Snyder Double Face Jersey Long Sleeve Tee In Charcoal ($125) 2. Denim: Baldwin The Henley In Neil - Med ($315) 3. Shoes: New Balance M996DSKI ($150+) 4. Sunglasses: Warby Parker Jennings Sunglasses ($95) 5. Watch: Uniformwares C40 Watch ($800)
The Cocoon Slim Backpack ($80) may be the best tech pack available. The Slim is only 3.5" deep but has enough room for all of your essentials. It has a padded compartment designed to hold up to a 15" laptop, a pocket for your tablet, and a pocket for documents. Also included is the Grid-IT organization system to organize all of your cords, chargers, headphones and accessories. The Slim is made from waterproof resistant ballistic nylon with waterproof zippers.
I know, I know, it's too soon but I'm breaking out the cords. The J. Crew Vintage 484 Khaki Cord is one of my favorites. I paired it with J. Crew's classic Ludlow Legacy Blazer, their Midweight Denim shirt and a nice tie from The Tie Bar. The whole fit sits on a pair of beautiful Alden Indy boots.1. Blazer: J. Crew Ludlow Legacy Blazer In American - Navy ($350) WOOL 2. Shirt: J. Crew Slim Midweight Denim Shirt ($88) 3. Tie: The Tie Bar Roadway Stripe ($19) 4.Belt: J. Crew Braided Leather Belt ($55) 5. Pants: J. Crew Vintage 484 Cord ($75) 6. Boots: Alden Indy Boot ($541) 7.Watch: Brathwait The Classic Slim Wrist Watch ($185) 8. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165) 9. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70)
Lots of new collections are dropping, and the latest is a collaboration between Beams and MR. Porter. The Beams Plus FW15 Collection ($65+) is a rugged, heritage driven, workwear line. Included are pieces you can wear every day that will fit any wardrobe. The coolest pieces in the collection are the Beams Plus Two-tone Wool Blend Flannel Bomber Jacket ($55), the Waffle-Knit Cotton Blend Beanie ($75), the Quilted Flannel Gilet ($285), and the cool as heck Slim-Fit Camouflage-Print Cotton-Flannel Shirt ($165). Finding a place to buy Beams gear across the pond can be an issue, pick up one of these cool pieces while you have a chance.
In Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed ($41), the photographer esteemed Frederic Chaubin reveals ninety buildings located in fourteen former Soviet Republics that display what could be considered as the 4th age of Soviet architecture. These buildings reveal an unexpected rejuvenation of imagination, an unknown and unexpected burgeoning that took place in the two decades between 1970 and 1990. As opposed to the 1920's and 1930's there was no main trend or school for thought here. They represent the chaotic impulses of the architects that were brought about country collapsing through decay and their diversity effectively announced the end of the almighty Soviet Union.