Designer Waris Ahluwalia calls for change, Burberry sues J.C. Penney, Grailed launches an app and more.
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Reads and New Gear
Kicks Inspired by the ’72 Olympics
Brooks Heritage introduced the Speed Varsity collection for spring, riffing on the running shoes of the 1972 Olympics. The Vanguard model is a classic throwback sneaker, with monochrome color-blocking and a sleek silhouette.
Designer Waris Ahluwalia Calls for Change
After being barred from boarding a flight in Mexico for wearing a turban, designer Waris Ahluwalia called for further employee training on sensitivity to religious passengers. He told New York magazine, “It’s not just about Sikhs. If what happens to me today results in a policy change so that no one else has to go through this, then it was worth it.”
Leather Backpacks by Epaulet
Epaulet’s new Bergen backpack is made from full-grain Italian cowhide and is handmade in Portugal. The suede interior features a 15-inch laptop sleeve, and there are two exterior compartments for all your essential items.
Burberry Sues J.C. Penney
Burberry took legal action against J.C. Penney this week for selling coats that included exact copies of the “Burberry check” pattern. The signature check has been a trademark of Burberry since the 1920s.
Grailed Launches App and Top List
Grailed, a premium menswear marketplace, launched its app this week. In beta, there were no fees charged to sellers, but after the launch, there is a 6 percent fee (still less than eBay’s 10 percent). To herald the launch, the site curated a sale with 100 top picks of rare men’s style pieces.
Pick of the Week
What We’re Obsessing Over
Yuketen Maine Guide Waxed Leather Boots
In an exclusive collection for Mr Porter, Yuki Matusda designed a blacked-out Maine Guide boot made from waxed leather. The subtle pinked edges and wedge crepe sole make this boot oh so cool.
Stories from Around the Web
Derek Zoolander and Hansel made an appearance on Saturday Night Live to talk politics, “the one thing everyone wants to hear male models talk about.”
Reviews and Buying Guides
Advice from the Crew
Timex x Red Wing Collaboration
Previously found only in Japan, the Timex and Red Wing collaboration is now available to the US market. And with prices ranging a mere $109 to $135, it’s a steal. Read the Story
A Mall You’ll Actually Want to Go To
Platform, in Culver City, Los Angeles, treats the shopping development like a startup, catering to the Millennial generation’s interests. Read the Story
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