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Raised Dad Jeans
When choosing a Father’s Day gift, it’s easy to fall back on some familiar clothing options: a printed tie that may never be worn, or another jersey or cap from his favorite team. But what about overalls? Think of the belted denim pants from the cult Japanese brand Comoli, which look like dad jeans, only much better: they come in a high quality textured indigo twill and feature a soft crease and very slight taper. I bought a pair this spring, after a long obsession with the brand, quite difficult to find in North America, at the only American retailer of Comoli, Tortoise & Co. in Los Angeles. The loose fit of the jeans made them invaluable for helping me keep up with the rambunctious toddler in my life who never seems to slow down – and looking pretty while doing it.
In the nearly two decades since launching her eponymous jewelry line, designer and photographer Monica Rich Kosann has discovered that her vintage-inspired medallions and symbolism-laden pendants are sometimes purchased by women for the men in their lives, or that the men would buy the pieces for themselves. This spring, she presented her first collection dedicated to men. The launch includes 12 styles, such as a classic, minimalist oval medallion in gold or silver that holds four photos, and a shield-shaped coin with a black steel chain, star design and sapphire or crystal details. diamond. “I want a man to wear these pieces and feel protected by love and inspired by their uplifting themes,” says Kosann. “They are designed to be his daily armor.” Buyers can swipe their own photos or select images for the brand to insert before shipping.
Chocolates from a father-daughter duo
French chocolatier Thierry Atlan’s resume was already studded with accomplishments when he moved to the United States nearly a decade ago, including winning the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier, marking him as a master of his craft. . But after years of teaching, advising and tailoring for others, it took a nudge from his daughter Julie Atlan – “He’s very humble”, she says – for him to launch his eponymous brand in 2015. The two have worked side by side since , with Julie handling marketing and branding as COO and her father behind the homemade jams and ganaches, delicate candies and the rainbow macaroons prepared daily with fresh almond flour. Their most recent collaboration, the Thierry Atlan store in SoHo, opened last month. Fittingly, there are plenty of Father’s Day gifts on offer, such as sleek black boxes that open to reveal rows of striped chocolates and brightly colored caramel domes. For Thierry, working with Julie is the “greatest gift” we can give her, he says. “I am very lucky.”
Bogotá-based handbag company Hunting Season is known for its classic shapes meticulously handcrafted by Colombian artisans using traditional skills. This week, the brand is expanding its home decor offerings with a series focusing on water-cast leather, a technique in which soggy pieces of skin are pulled and fitted over wooden frames to create the desired shape. The objects therefore require no stitches or additional interior supports and, after hours of drying, are polished to a finish that resembles wood or lacquer. “I feel like I’m using a piece with a story, a story, a soul,” says Hunting Season founder Danielle Corona of the collection, which includes trays, round or rectangular boxes and vases in black, cream and cognac – all of which would look lovely on a nightstand or hall table. “For me, it’s the ultimate luxury.”
Hidden behind a translucent wall of Patrick Parrish’s design gallery on Lispenard Street in TriBeCa, on a lower level – and away from its remarkable assemblage of furniture, lighting and art – is a new space dedicated to showcase of the founder’s other passion: beautiful watches. An avid collector, Parrish is particularly interested in pieces from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as tool watches, which are built with special features to help, for example, drivers or pilots (or wearers who may appreciate the details of either). Much of his extensive stock is now available for purchase, along with new watches he purchased specifically for this boutique in a boutique. While a variety of commercial brands such as Rolex, Breitling and Omega are on offer, Parrish also hopes to highlight a number of more obscure items, such as chronographs from Wittnauer Geneve. and Jack Heuer. Stopping to browse might be a special treat for Dad; take one home, an unforgettable gift.
A recycled (or upcycled) backpack
For the dad who is aware of his impact on the environment and appreciates multiple pockets, a selection of sustainably made nylon backpacks abounds this summer. Loewe’s roll-top styling features reclaimed pre-consumer yarns and caramel calfskin finishes. The roll-top from the South African Sealand line is ready for adventure, with two external pockets for water bottles. Each of the brand’s bags is made by artisans in Cape Town whose signatures appear on interior badges (and their bios on the company’s website). Prada has revamped its instantly recognizable nylon backpack via its Re-Nylon initiative, which uses regenerated yarn produced from recycled and purified waste fibers and plastic waste collected from oceans and landfills. Cincinnati-based Project Aruna’s Rani bags are made from a blend of water-repellent recycled polyester and nylon by victims of human trafficking, in the United States and India, who have access to housing programs from transition and trade development – providing sustainable employment in addition to a reduced carbon footprint.
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A show tracing the history of Tiffany & Co.
A new historical exhibition on the famous jewelry company Tiffany & Co. offers a little something for every type of visitor. Titled “Vision & Virtuosity” after the brand’s core principles, and hosted at London’s renowned Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition is organized as a seven-chapter journey through Tiffany’s history, with sections showcasing the founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany, enjoying the most enduring of the house. designers (such as Elsa Peretti and Jean Schlumberger) and watching the entanglement of business with our conceptions of love and commitment. More than 400 archival items are on display, including vintage advertisements, an original “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie script, and the 128.54-carat Tiffany Yellow Diamond. An exhibition catalog with a foreword by the late Andre Leon Talley is published by Assouline and, in the gift shop, a selection of everything from skateboards and hoodies to paint markers – the result of collaborations with contemporary artists and brands – rendered in Tiffany blue. “Vision & Virtuosity” is presented from June 10 to August 19 at the Saatchi Gallery, London, saatchigallery.com.
Even after all this time working remotely, your dad’s home office may still consist of a table stuck in the corner of a living room or bedroom. There are a few items that can transform such a makeshift desk into something warmer and more attractive, including accessories like a saddle leather desk pad to define the work area, an attractive brass lighter, and a match case to light a scented candle or incense and a travertine. plateau echoing the hippodrome of ancient Rome to corralize the bric-a-brac. For hours spent staring at a screen, he might also like some blue-light reading glasses, like these tortoiseshell aviators, which look less like Sarah Palin and more like Steve McQueen.