Askov Finlayson + Marvel Bar Candles
Minneapolis favorites—retailer Askov Finlayson and its sister Marvel Bar—launched their first candle collaboration in 2014 and it's graced the bar at CH HQ since. Inspired by the Marvel Bar's hand-crafted cocktails, the team collaborated with an...
MADE IN USA
Customized Made-in-USA Shirts by Ratio
Off-the-rack is so passé. Denver-based Ratio Clothing offers quality custom-made shirts at a fair price, all the while keeping manufacturing in a North Carolina factory—a union shop where employees earn a living wage. Fill out a brief survey to...
Pikkpack + Supermundane Shoes
Budapest-based Pikkpack offers a special kind of leather shoe: one that arrives at the doorstep in one flat piece, ready to be folded and sewn up with brightly colored shoelaces. Founder Sara Gulyas' careful design uses the least amount of material...
MADE IN FRANCE
Paloma Germain Turbans
Paloma Germain made quite the first impression during our chance encounter in Tuileries Garden in Paris. She stood out from the picnicking locals and camera-toting visitors because of the way she instinctively held her head high, hair tucked into...
UNITED BY BLUE
MADE IN USA
United by Blue's Ultimate American Jacket
United by Blue has already shattered their Kickstarter goal, so we were especially curious to get hands on their Ultimate American Jacket. Made entirely in the USA, this isn't like most other winter performance apparel out there. The surprisingly...
El Cosmico Provision Co. Apothecary Line
Founded in 2006, El Cosmico is a communal oasis in the desert. Across 21 acres, the anti-hotel in Marfa, Texas offers refurbished trailers, yurts, Sioux-style teepees and a campground for pitching your own tent—sleep as close to the night sky...
STAMPD Launches Women's Capsule
Starting out with just sneakers and snapbacks, West Coast-based STAMPD has grown rapidly in the past four years to offer a strong collection of stripped-down, monochromatic (but mostly black and white) pieces with an attention-grabbing edge. Named...
Dish and DU/ER's Technologically-Minded "No Sweat" Pants
After wearing our DU/ER's slim fit "No Sweat" pants for several weeks now, and experiencing just how comfortable and functional they are, we wanted to explore their proprietary fabric even further. The pants not only look great but also have ample...
New Wash From Hairstory
It takes a hair industry veteran to call out the fact that almost every shampoo on the market has detergent (aka sodium lauryl sulfate) in it—an irritant that strips and dries hair, fueling the perpetual cycle of buying products like conditioners...
Eight Sports-Inspired Jackets
Since the seasons have changed and will continue to be in flux for quite a while, now is the time many look for a fall/winter jacket that will be stylish but ultimately functional. Some of the most wearable styles are those that are athletic-inspired...
Filson Factory Tour
Filson's continued growth is a testament to the lasting power of quality goods, attention to detail and never taking shortcuts. Since 1897, the Seattle-based brand has outfitted explorers and pioneers with equipment and apparel necessary for survival...
HECHO EN PERU
Bolivares Peruvian Knitwear + The Good Life's "Hecho en Peru"
In 2015, born and raised New Yorker Lucho Bolivar opened a Williamsburg, Brooklyn store to house his brand of high-quality Peruvian knitwear—from sweaters and caps to pants and blankets—known as Bolivares Imports & Co. This past summer, Bolivar...
LESS IS MORE
Bower Swimwear Resort 2016
It's no secret that we at CH lean toward minimalist swimwear (and lingerie) with bold cuts and colors—the pieces that instill confidence, rather than stripping it away. One such label that caught our eye is the year-old Bower, founded by Fiona...
MADE IN USA
Olderbrother's AW15 Collection: "Enthusiasm and Naps"
by Adrienne So Olderbrother, the new clothing line started by Portland, Oregon-based designer Bobby Bonaparte and LA-based Max Kingery, has a whimsical, minimalist aesthetic that is partly influenced by the duo's fascination with Japanese design...
Feminist Embroidery by Yes Stitch Yes
A sarcastic Tweet disappears almost instantaneously these days, but a brazen embroidered message only gets louder with every look. Edginess and individuality have been elevating fine needlework from a quiet hobby to cultural relevance for some...
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2015
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Sophisticated Scents
While we may not give much thought to our noses on the day-to-day, as it turns out, it's one of the easiest senses to please—and of course, turn off. These magnificently unique fragrances break out of the typical cologne or perfume box and activate...
adidas Futurecraft Leather Originals Superstar
Only a month ago, iconic German sportswear brand adidas unveiled a progressive new materials initiative known as Futurecraft. Aside from its stunning, future-forward aesthetics, the debut sneaker under the Futurecraft banner employed a 3D-printed...
WELFE Jewelry's Solar Collection
Wales-born, New Zealand-raised, and now Melbourne-based Welfe Bowyer is essentially a self-taught jeweler; yet his previous life studying architecture means that he's always been interested in creating three-dimensional entities and experimenting...
The Hill-Side's First Brick-and-Mortar Store
Brooklyn-based brand The Hill-Side is capping off a stellar year in 2015 with the opening of its very first brick-and-mortar store. The new space is the latest evolution of the Japan-inspired label, which first caught our eye with their animated GIF...
MADE IN FRANCE
Bonne Maison Adds Pizzazz to Socks
Featured in our colorful sock story earlier this year, Bonne Maison keeps catching our eyes with their unusual design motifs for feet. This lead us to dig in deeper and learn more about the indie French brand. Béatrice de Crécy and her partner...
Mott & Bows' Affordable Denim
While they're by no means alone in the online denim market, Mott & Bow's new order and delivery service is pragmatic and almost entirely hassle-free. The design and retail brand lets you order jeans (or other pants) in two sizes, try them on and...
Tobacco Motorwear Women's Kevlar Pants
Last year, LA-based Tobacco successfully Kickstarted their Kevlar-lined jeans for men. The jeans—which are reinforced with the fabric (a synthetic fiber often used in protective gear) in order to shield motorbike riders—were wildly successful...
Dish and Du/er's No Sweat Pant
DU/ER, a brand known for their performance denim, is unleashing a new proprietary fabric to the world and, with it, they're aiming to tackle the sweatpants market. Launching today on Kickstarter, the NO SWEAT PANT (in three styles for men and two...
MADE IN USA
Nudie Jeans Lean Dean US Selvedge Denim
by Steve Dool As Nudie Jeans unveils their limited edition run of 14.75 oz. selvedge denim jeans today, it represents more than just a new product launch. The jeans, created in partnership with North Carolina’s revered Cone Mills, are the first...
New Men's Skincare Products for Fall 2015
Prompted by the introduction of the Clarisonic Alpha Fit, we collected our favorite new men's skincare items, guaranteed to start your day off right. While some of these products bend gender classification, the guys on the Cool Hunting staff have grown...