My friends from BKLYN Dry Goods decided to take a crack at my new series called My Svpply. I am truly delighted to have Jahn and Kurt guest posting for the first time on my blog.
If not obvious enough (as made evident through our relatively busy Twitter feed), we're huge fans of Svpply. In fact, we recently offered up a giveaway alongside brands like Layerxlayer & Outlier exclusively to Svpply members during our last pop-up at The Shop. We liken the site to an online gift registry, a want list akin to the Sear's Christmas catalog we'd tear through as kids, dog-earing the pages of our must-have items come Christmas day.
WIth that, we nerd out on the site pretty regularly either adding items we've found while online or lurking the picks of other members wishing we were the one's to first 'claim' the item (while not spoken, we have a sneaky suspicion that if you are the first introduce an item on the site that dozens add to their own Svpply pages, you're given a bit of respect in the same way the kids who always got picked first have) so we thought we'd share some of our top picks of late from the site that has us drooling like kids on Christmas day.
:We did a post about New Jersey based Leather Head a bit ago on our blog, impressed that a guy would take the time to put the gentleman back in to sport. Essentially, he replicates old-fashion sporting equipment and in some cases, gives it a modern and incredibly cool update (I bought myself a football made from the hide of a brindle cow). Through that post, we soon learned that Paul was about to launch a medicine ball...needless to say, the day it was added to his Etsy page, we added it to our Svpply page.
Back in the day, police officers were gentleman, athletes & were apparently fans of Jiu Jitsu. We think this is all rather bad-ass especially as we're guessing most police officers have replaced marshall arts with stun guns which makes perfect sense considering most criminals in 1937 probably weren't on a meth-fueled crime spree. This particular tome, spotted on Ebay, didn't just make for interesting reading, were were completely floored by the book's cover art -- a sort of mash-up of Bauhaus & old propaganda posters from the former Soviet Union meets some incredibly cool hand-rendered fonts.
Menswear designer, George McCracken isn't yet a household name amid menswear designers despite his incredible aptitude for making incredible wearable menswear. Granted, you can find his collection at Bergdorf Goodman (his denim is king), however nothing quite beats this custom-made deerskin leather jacket. One part military-inspired motorcycle jacket & one part hunting jacket it plays up all the things every guys dreamed of being back when he thought Evil Kinevil ruled our collective cool. Available via special order, it's one purchase that speaks to one's fashion pedigree without screaming labels or obvious branding.