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J.W. Hulme + Woolrich = The Perfect Match

woolrichx_blog3We’re excited to announce our limited-edition collaboration with another legendary American-made brand: Woolrich.

Known for its rugged, dependable woolen outdoor gear—plus the high standards of quality that come from 180 years of American manufacturing experience—makes them the perfect partner for J.W. Hulme. Between us, there are 288 years of rich design and construction experience!

Together, we created two instant classics: a carryall tote and a holiday stocking. They’ve captured the hardworking, artisanal spirit of both J.W. Hulme and Woolrich.

Our durable, 12-ounce olive canvas creates the foundation. That’s topped with an exclusive, direct-from-Woolrich moss green and mahogany plaid. Naturally, that paired perfectly with our oxblood Heritage leather trim. The tote is strong enough to carry it all, and stylish enough to go from day to night to weekend. The stocking is one that will definitely be hung by the chimney with care!

Shop the limited-edition collaboration now.

Five Easy Pieces: Taking the French Five Stateside

The French have always gotten credit for their je ne sais quoi—that mysterious, minimalist style that delivers maximum impact. According to the latest theories, French women prioritize quality over quantity, and allow themselves just five new pieces each season. These pieces, when added to wardrobe staples—a boatneck striped T-shirt here, black cigarette pants there—are meant to build a timeless, wearable, durable collection which becomes each woman’s seemingly effortless mode of self-expression.

Americans have our own “certain something,” too. For every Marion Cotillard, we’ve got Gwyneth Paltrow . Levi Strauss developed blue jeans for Gold Rush prospectors. Casual, mixable separates have been our fashion strong suit, so to speak, for decades.

Fat volumes of Vogue and Elle plus the proliferation of fast-fashion shops have led us on gigantic shopping sprees that feel like a big bowl of ice cream: sweet and fun, but a little lacking in substance. Well, it’s time to gear up for style and substance for our collective closets, as we present the American Five.

Stylish up-and-comers such as Imogene & Willie or Raleigh denim have joined stalwarts such as Pendleton and J.W. Hulme to bring back honest, fair, humane design and production back to the States. Lassoing in hardworking American craftsmanship, these companies have modernized traditional American style. The New American sportswear style is all about timeless, effortless, well-designed pieces that can travel anywhere and stand up against any other look…oui, even those in Paris.

Below are our picks for this fall’s American Five for both women and men…Why should the French have all the fun?

Share your your American Five wishlist in the comments!

The American Five for Women

The American Five for Men

 

 

Limited-Edition Mia Totes! New Colors are Here.

We are excited to continue to offer you our Mia (Made in America) tote. This limited-edition carry-all comes in several new colors and is great for the beach or just hauling your stuff around town. To date, we’ve made this new handbag in navy, white, orange, teal and gray using playful complimentary colors for the handles. These new totes are so unique that once they sell out, you won’t see them in our assortment again. Priced at $195 these bags are are a great value with the same amazing quality you’ve grown to love.

The Mia also includes our signature key leash, an interior pocket and solid brass hardware. Throw it over your shoulder or grab it by the handles, the Mia can accomodate your favorite summer books, magazines and toiletries for a last-minute weekend getaway. Made in America, guaranteed for life.
35790-6 Mia Tote in Blue and Gray

 

MIA Tote in Gray and Yellow

Mia Tote in Gray and Yellow