In the field: Kiriko

Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka cofounded Portland, Oregon-based accessories brand Kiriko as a way to turn their common appreciation for traditional Japanese textiles into a handsome line of scarves, ties and pocket squares. Read more here.

In the field: Kiriko
Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka cofounded Portland, Oregon-based accessories brand Kiriko as a way to turn their common appreciation for traditional Japanese textiles into a handsome line of scarves, ties and pocket squares. Read more here. In the field: Kiriko
Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka cofounded Portland, Oregon-based accessories brand Kiriko as a way to turn their common appreciation for traditional Japanese textiles into a handsome line of scarves, ties and pocket squares. Read more here.
In the field: Kiriko
Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka cofounded Portland, Oregon-based accessories brand Kiriko as a way to turn their common appreciation for traditional Japanese textiles into a handsome line of scarves, ties and pocket squares. Read more here. In the field: Kiriko
Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka cofounded Portland, Oregon-based accessories brand Kiriko as a way to turn their common appreciation for traditional Japanese textiles into a handsome line of scarves, ties and pocket squares. Read more here.

In the Field: Dehen®

Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.

In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here. In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.
In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here. In the Field: Dehen®
Portland, Oregon’s Dehen Knitting Company was founded nearly 100 years ago when a former rumrunner began producing hardwearing knitwear for athletes and workingmen. Today, the factory continues to produce distinctive garments using the same materials and designs. Read more here.

Studio Tour: Mociun™

We spent an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun to talk about her fine-jewelry collection and the faraway places that inspire it. Read more here.

Studio Tour: Mociun™
We spent an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun to talk about her fine-jewelry collection and the faraway places that inspire it. Read more here. Studio Tour: Mociun™
We spent an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun to talk about her fine-jewelry collection and the faraway places that inspire it. Read more here.
Studio Tour: Mociun™
We spent an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun to talk about her fine-jewelry collection and the faraway places that inspire it. Read more here. Studio Tour: Mociun™
We spent an afternoon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun to talk about her fine-jewelry collection and the faraway places that inspire it. Read more here.

Behind the Design: Wool-Silk Scarves

Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here.

Behind the Design: Wool-Silk Scarves
Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here. Behind the Design: Wool-Silk Scarves
Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here.
Behind the Design: Wool-Silk Scarves
Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here. Behind the Design: Wool-Silk Scarves
Our head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens, discusses the inspiration behind our wool-silk printed scarves. Read more here.

In the Field:
Billykirk®

Chris and Kirk Bray are the founders of leather-goods purveyor Billykirk. Using domestic hardware, leather sourced from stateside tanneries and the help of Amish artisans, they craft classic American designs that only get better with age. Read more here.

In the Field: Billykirk®
Chris and Kirk Bray are the founders of leather-goods purveyor Billykirk. Using domestic hardware, leather sourced from stateside tanneries and the help of Amish artisans, they craft classic American designs that only get better with age. Read more here. In the Field: Billykirk®
Chris and Kirk Bray are the founders of leather-goods purveyor Billykirk. Using domestic hardware, leather sourced from stateside tanneries and the help of Amish artisans, they craft classic American designs that only get better with age. Read more here.
In the Field: Billykirk®
Chris and Kirk Bray are the founders of leather-goods purveyor Billykirk. Using domestic hardware, leather sourced from stateside tanneries and the help of Amish artisans, they craft classic American designs that only get better with age. Read more here. In the Field: Billykirk®
Chris and Kirk Bray are the founders of leather-goods purveyor Billykirk. Using domestic hardware, leather sourced from stateside tanneries and the help of Amish artisans, they craft classic American designs that only get better with age. Read more here.

Behind the Design: Arquiste® for J.Crew

For our very first women’s fragrance, we tapped Carlos Huber of small-batch perfumery Arquiste to create two modern scents with one very cool story.

Read more here.

Behind the Design: Arquiste® for J.Crew
For our very first women’s fragrance, we tapped Carlos Huber of small-batch perfumery Arquiste to create two modern scents with one very cool story. Read more here. Behind the Design: Arquiste® for J.Crew
For our very first women’s fragrance, we tapped Carlos Huber of small-batch perfumery Arquiste to create two modern scents with one very cool story. Read more here.
Behind the Design: Arquiste® for J.Crew
For our very first women’s fragrance, we tapped Carlos Huber of small-batch perfumery Arquiste to create two modern scents with one very cool story. Read more here. Behind the Design: Arquiste® for J.Crew
For our very first women’s fragrance, we tapped Carlos Huber of small-batch perfumery Arquiste to create two modern scents with one very cool story. Read more here.

Studio Tour: Golden Bear Sportswear®

since its launch in the 1920s, Golden Bear’s handmade varsity jackets have been worn by everyone from jocks to rock stars. we headed to its factory in San Francisco to catch the pros at work on a varsity linen jacket—the first of its kind—designed especially for us.
SAN FRAN STATE OF MIND
Golden Bear’s roots in the Fog City go back to the early 1920s (the original owner named the company after the mascot of his son’s alma mater, UC Berkeley). The brand’s affinity for classic American styling was evident from its very first product: a heavy-duty dock-worker jacket for the area’s growing shipping industry. In 1955, it became a family-run business and started manufacturing varsity jackets for local high schools and colleges, and later, in the 1970s, it produced bomber and motorcycle jackets for musicians like Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead.
MAKING THE GRADE
Golden Bear hand cuts each of its jackets individually and does all the sewing and finishing manually. (It prides itself on almost never having jackets returned.) “Varsity jackets are usually made of heavy, durable wool,” says Schirley, one of Golden Bear’s owners. “For J.Crew, we used a lightweight linen, so it can be worn through the spring.”
Photography by Justin Chung.

To shop our Golden Bear Sportswear for J.Crew linen varsity jacket, click here. To explore our Discovered section, click here.

A Clutch (Gift-giving) Move
we’re big fans of personalization and even bigger fans of personalized gifts. we suggest doing something extra special for the hardest-to-shop-for people on your list by adding their initials, nickname or a cheeky expression. here, we give our colorblock leather pouches their own signature touch with a classic gold-debossed monogram.
In order for monogrammed gifts to be delivered in time for Christmas, orders must be placed by December 13th in the U.S. and by December 4th in Canada.

To visit our Monogram Shop, click here.

Studio Tour: Knot & Bow™
Erin Ozer started this small stationery and gift-wrapping company out of her apartment in Gowanus, Brooklyn, with just an IKEA countertop in her living room. Now with a slightly bigger studio space nearby and a growing business, she boxed up her latest assortment for J.Crew as we paid her a visit one afternoon.
Erin, photographed in her Gowanus workspace, wears a Collection cashmere sweatshirt in heather acorn.
Fit to Be Tied
After having her first son, Erin left her job at Columbia University and wanted to pick up a project that she could do out of her apartment and that would keep her busy. “When I was thinking about what kind of business to start, I found myself more interested in the packaging—the tags, twine and paper,” she says. After identifying a hole in the market for bundles, she started Knot & Bow with simple tools for gift wrapping: kraft paper tags, heart-shaped stickers, bakers’ twine. The line has since expanded to include cheeky engraved pencils and confetti bombs, and the brand will soon introduce printed wrapping paper.
That’s a Wrap
“While I spend much of the day behind a computer, I love taking a break and assembling products when I can,” she says. As for the neon tags that J.Crew is carrying, Erin spends time dreaming up many uses for them: “They’re cute tied around Mason jars, or around the handle of a basket, to organize. We’ve used them as place cards too. Around the holidays, I love them tied to simply wrapped baked goods.”
The crew puts one of Knot & Bow’s confetti bombs to the test.
(Erin, center; husband Chris, left; and colleague Whitney, right.)
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop the Knot and Bow tag set, click here.

A Moment With…a Man of the World

Alan Maleh, the editor in chief of “Man of the World” tells us how the magazine got its start and which single item in his closet he’d save in, say, a bedbugs invasion.
What was the impetus for starting “Man of the World”?
As a long time collector of fine goods, I became the go-to guy for my friends to ask anything—from how to pick a watch to where to get a briefcase to what to do on vacation. I decided to take this information that I had accumulated and share it with a wider audience.
You’re on Issue 5. What have you learned in the process?
We’ve learned that the process of building what we aspire to become will take time and must be organic.

Menswear, as demonstrated through your magazine, is having a heritage moment. Is looking backward sustainable?
It’s a balance between relevant, timeless pieces from the past coupled with understated modernism. It’s not about what’s fashionable as much as it is about a person’s sense of style.

If you had to throw everything in your closet away, say, because of bedbugs, but could keep one item, what would it be?
It would be my navy double-breasted cashmere coat from 10 years ago. At least I would stay warm.

How do you avoid letting an appreciation of men in the world become a circular self-celebration?
Man of the World is not one specific style. It illustrates how to dress with integrity in any style. The humor comes from showing guys unique ways to take classic looks and twist them ever so slightly to be understated while still getting noticed.
Photography by Ricky Chapman. To shop Issue No. 5 of Man of the World, click here.

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