Twill Stand Collar Shirt
Named for its love of all things indigo, Blue Blue Japan excels at designing simple, quality garments that have been enriched by the deep, dark hue. Their Twill Stand Collar shirt features mother of pearl buttons, a band collar and is a slim fit made...
The Year of Indigo Bandana
Dedicated to the centuries-old practice of Sukumo indigo-dyeing, this bandana by Japan-based brand Buaisou depicts the very process by which it’s made. Each of the 100% cotton bandanas are hand-sewn and hand-dyed by Bouaisou, who promises ethical farming...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: CH Team's Wish List
While the team at Cool Hunting shares plenty of interests, individually we offer different know-how and embody distinct tastes. Through our research and curiosity, we cross the paths of many products and experiences—and oftentimes some really stick...
Isaora's Insulated Indigo Shirt
With the onset of colder temperatures in the northern hemisphere, light jackets and layering again return to one's wardrobe. An ideal companion piece (or replacement piece, depending on the weather) for any autumn outfit, Isaora's insulated shirts...
Studio 189's SS16 Collection
Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn't just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It's a movement creating opportunities in a place...
Brixton's ReStitched Collection
As the cliche goes: when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. Alternately, when you find a great vintage piece that doesn't fit, Oceanside, California-based Brixton will make a hat for you. With their new "ReStitched" collection, the brand scoured...
GREI S/S 2015
NYC-based independent brand GREI was founded in 2011 thanks to a love for the brand's namesake neutral color and its unusual ability to express a wide range of moods: from somber to soothing to sophisticated. Partners Andrew Spargo and Larry Paul...
The Denim Dudes Guide to the World's Best Jeans
Amy Leverton’s passion for denim has seen her journey across the globe to find the latest, oldest and most unique denim looks around, be they vintage wonders or the very newest threads from Japan. Her upcoming book, "Denim Dudes" showcases a number...
Epaulet's Kamigata Farmer Jacket
A running joke in menswear for some time now is that Japan does Americana better than the Yanks. And oftentimes it's true. Now flip the concept on its head, add in esteemed boutique Epaulet New York, and the result is the new EPLA Kamigata Jacket...
Unisex Denim and Silk Slippers
Levi's RED denim and silk slipper shoes are a marriage of style and comfort that you're bound to wear beyond the bedroom. Part of the first Levi's premium concept collection released in seven years, each quilted and cushy bootie is finished with a...
Indigo by Tatcha
When the word "indigo" is mentioned, many of us think of its vivid hue and common use as a dye (for that perfect shade of blue jeans) although, unfortunately, most indigo we see these days is synthetic and not the natural pigment extracted from the...
Interview: Orondava Mumford of Alternative Apparel
Born in rural Kentucky and raised on a farm he describes as, "in the woods, down a dirt road," fashion designer Orondava Mumford has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands. After lending his keen eye to Converse and acting as Global Design...
Indigo Dyed Bandana
Since its incarnation 10 years ago, Americana-inspired Japanese label J.S. Homestead has maintained a tailored and quality assortment of goods that could be just as easily found in Brooklyn as in their Tokyo shop. This highly wearable collection is...
Indigo Sashiko Game Carrier Tote Bag
Constructed out of durable Japanese-woven Sashiko from textile experts, The-Hillside, and designed exclusively for the stylish gents at old-school Williamsburg menswear purveyor, Hickoree’s, the Colimbo “Game Carrier” Tote Bag is based on early 1900s...
Since its inception in December 2012, Kiriko—a joint project between graphic designer Dawn Yanagihara and Compound Gallery owner Katsu Tanaka—has taken off. A mere four months after Yanagihara and Tanaka decided to start producing handmade scarves...
Indigo: The Color that Changed the World
From the Golden Triangle to Central America, varieties of the indigofera plant have been cultivated and used in textile production for centuries. While synthetic dyes have largely replaced the lengthy and somewhat cumbersome method used to create...