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Beijing Artist Kong Kong Wei
Kong Kong Wei loves drawing. Since childhood, her father encouraged her to pursue the passion—taking her to art exhibitions and covering the walls of their home with scenes from her fairytale world. Her dedication to drawing brought her to study...
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March + Held Co. Shirts
For all the ink that's been spilled over the Made In America movement, the reality is still a little grim. True American-made goods remain hard to come by, and most still use foreign materials. So what does it take to make an American product? For...
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Hammam 34 Turkish Towels
Traditional Turkish towels add more than a spirited touch to a modern bathroom; the centuries-old design also serves as an ideal travel companion. Typically uber-soft, the towel's woven cotton fabric takes up far less room than a normal towel, allowing...
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Børk Blankets
While the life of a digital designer often leads down different paths and to various projects, most work produced is often temporary and intangible. To make something more permanent, four graphic designers from Reykjavik-based multidisciplinary...
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Threadmason
Founded by Georgetown alumni Vincent Ko (head of social business at Panda Sunglasses) and Jake Huston (former mobile strategy consultant), Threadmason—a brand which launched their Kickstarter campaign today—offers a highly innovative take on how...
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CIFF KIDS: Three Scandinavian Kids Labels
Scandinavians have long been highly regarded when it comes to furniture, fashion and food, and some of the region’s finest children’s labels are ensuring the next generation grows up with that seemingly inherent sense of understated style. CH met...
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Regimental Collection by Corgi
It's no secret that renowned Welsh sock manufacturer Corgi has been a longtime provider of socks for Charles, Prince of Wales. However, their new Regimental Collection was actually Prince Charles' idea. The collaborative range includes nine designs...
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Studio Visit: Araks
When entering the Araks studio, you're first greeted by their color library; a rainbow of fabric swatches and thread samples packed into an assortment of overflowing jars. It's a display reminiscent of a technicolor candy store, but instead is a...
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Sourcing Vintage Textiles with Hickoree's
Japanese textiles, and denim in particular, have been a long-standing obsession of mine—long-standing, but somewhat uneducated. With the goal of schooling myself on these beautiful and ancient materials, I recently joined Emil Corsillo and Mitch...
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Party Prints
Last year as the weather warmed up, it seemed like NYC—if not much of the Northern Hemisphere—had tropical fever. The Hawaiian shirt was visible in a variety of styles and patterns, but almost always kept to a palm tree or flamingo print. This season...
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Soxfords
Dressing for serious business often means concealing the zanier items in your wardrobe, no matter how great your Babar-themed button-down looks under a blazer. And since novelty ties are never a good idea, to expose a bit of personality when suited...
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CH Edition: T-Tech by Tumi Backpack
As avid travelers, finding a single bag for all situations almost always ends in compromise, leaving us with an arsenal of luggage clogging up our closets. So when our friends at Tumi approached us to create our ideal, all-purpose bag we jumped...
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D'emploi Accessories
When we last caught up with Kyle Mosholder, the designer behind the one-man brand D'emploi, he had just rolled out the heavy duty Pilot Duffle. Now, D'emploi introduces a short line of accessibly priced accessories including a leather dog collar...
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Pickwick & Weller
As a former graphic designer in the creative hub of San Francisco, Ryan Donahue watched as his wardrobe and those of his friends working in similar industries slowly shifted towards a more casual, yet refined taste. Consisting of a crisp T-shirt...
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Sweet Marcel Socks
Since we discovered Sweet Marcel's over-the-knee socks in 2010, the Texas-based designer has expanded into knee-highs, anklets and Wee Marcel for toddlers." Anklet socks are the hottest thing in Japan now and selling like crazy," Sweet Marcel's...
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Spring Ties
With Spring dawning in half the world—including at CH HQ in NYC—we've been inspired to brighten up our warmer weather attire to the match the early blossoms. After searching for Spring-ready neckwear, we have gathered together a selection...
DESIGN
Sketchbook Bags
After working on a "bucolic sheep farm" in rural New Zealand, artist Amber Johnson returned to Minneapolis—where she received a BFA in drawing from the College of Art and Design—and began experimenting with wool in her parents' basement...
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Natural Cotton Color
While most think of caipirinhas and Havianas when it comes to Brazil, you might not know that the country leads the environmental movement in several areas. Already home to a nation of flex-fuel cars and Osklen's fish-skin shoes, a new fashion...
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Leslie Fremar for Fruit of the Loom
The story is annoyingly familiar. You're in the market for a well-fitting, simple t-shirt but paying designer prices for a cotton basic seems ridiculous. Celebrity stylist Leslie Fremar had been turning to Fruit of the Loom's boy's shirts or ribbed...
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Hästens Hammock
Bringing their "floating on water" sensation to a classic hammock, fifth-generation mattress builders Hästens make a compelling argument for mellowing out this summer. Covered in iconic blue-and-white check fabric, the Hästens hammock is...
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Mismatch Socks
Among the folk knits, antique textiles, small-trade crafts and other neo-hippie goods at shop New High (M)art, the "Mismatch Socks" not only keep feet cozy and looking fresh this winter but also perfectly illustrate the Griffith Park, L.A. retailer...
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Keds Call of Duty
Keds' latest addition to the Century Collection is the Call of Duty, a solid shoe echoing the war-laden 1940s. Offered in military-inspired colorways with camouflage interiors, the men's shoe is built to last with leather bindings and rawhide laces...
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The Turkish Towel
Traditionally striped peştemal have been offered at Turkish bathhouses since before the Ottoman Empire. Whether for beach, spa or everyday use, the beautiful towels have a couple of practical features too. Absorbent woven cotton or linen gets...
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Shabd x Baggu
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