Published: 2012-11-09 08:00:00 Tags: Menswear
An old acquaintance and also the president of a big fashion group used to say that “it's not easy to be humble when you know that you are the best…”
Today he works in real estates. He is probably the best in that too, and if he were a bus driver or a computer sales man, he'd probably claim to be the best in that as well. In his mind he is most certain always the best…Well how about that!
It's not that easy to be the best, it takes time, practise, skills and dedication. Do you have what it takes? Sometimes you also need some help and connect with others that are also the best in their field to reach an even better level. Better than the best? Better than all the rest? Is that even possible?
Well maybe it is, take Slowear for example. Four brands that all are among the best in their product category gathered under one brandname. Incotex pants, Zanone knitwear, Glanshirt shirting and Montedoro jackets are the four collections that together represent the different variations of the Slowear style. Tailored or sportswear, extreme design or vintage inspired, no matter how you like to dress, you will always look both Smart AND Casual. Isn't that just the best!?
The best way of staying casual yet smart is to add a little contrast to your outfit, such as a pair of sneakers combined with your Incotex trouser and Zanone rollneck. The Farmers Market Pack from News Balance is a tribute to the 30th anniversary of the legendary Flimby New Balance factory in Cumbria. Waxed suede, plush nubuck, cotton canvas and woven tweed. Only the best fabrics made up in one shoe! Otherwise you can always go with any of the News Balance styles that are made in the USA, you know that big country south of Canada that just got Barack Obama re-elected as president. Isn't he just the best president!
Get down to the real Nitty Gritty of dressing smart and casual.
We had a French customer in the store the other day. He was in search for a coat and asked about what brands we had to offer him in this particular category. A member of the Nitty Gritty Crew started to show him some A.P.C coats, familiar to monsieur of course. Then further on to Aspesi, Barena and Harris Wharf – all Italians, hm, well yeah, some of them “heard of” even by Mr Paris.
The Bench - Marie Paulsson
Marie has a great sense of style and attention to detail, a sharp yet effortlessly cool look.
Nike x Pedro Lourenço
Showcasing the latest performance innovation with couture craftsmanship, the Nike x Pedro Lourenco Collection reinvents classic women's training styles through new cuts, shapes, and details.
Exclusive but not to exclude…
Among the things that we value most in our daily work are the relations with our highly appreciated suppliers. Without our strong brands there wouldn't be a strong mix of brands, and we often receive comments about how strong our mix of brands is.
The Bench - Rob
Rob from Manchester was in Stockholm to visit friends. We discussed the role of independent shops and the importance of buying quality over quantity. He used to love the range of shops in Manchester and what they offered but felt that it has declined in recent years with only a few still up to standard.
The Bench - Mattia Crepaldi
Mattia works at Aspesi and was in Stockholm for the first time last week to visit his clients, and of course Nitty Gritty
House of the seven seas
If Nanamica is going for inspirational search out seas, Preen went even further this season. Space.
The Bench - Let's do it
Things that can happen on a rainy day at Krukmakargatan: Nitty Gritty is a destination. We are in the city, but not in the city center. Our two stores are located together with the Our Legacy store, the Uniform for the dedicated store, DOM Hairdressing salon and the lovely little book- and magazine store Papercut.
He has always gone his own way. He has always stayed true to his visions and he has created one of the most modern companies known in the clothing industry. What others are beginning to do now, in terms of ecological, recycled and environmentally friendly fabrics, transparent communication and honest clothing, he engaged into about 20 years ago. He is the visionary rock climber, falconer, surfer, fishermen and environmental activist that has created one of the largest outerwear companies in the world. His name is Yvon Chouinard and his company is named Patagonia.
Bangers ‘n’ Mash
This Saturday one of our favourite social gatherings, Bangers ‘n’ Mash, is celebrating their 10 years anniversary. They've had some great guest DJ's over the years and this Saturday is no exception
The Bench - Andy Liffner
You usually see him biking around Södermalm on his daddy-hipster bike with a bunch of kids in the front box.
Scandinavians as we are, we kind of enjoy when the temperature starts to drop a little in September. Especially after such a long and sunny summer like the one we’ve had this year. Autumn is our favourite “clothes season” and this fall we have a great variation in our outerwear offerings. Whether your everyday life requires a sleek and contemporary coat or you prefer to stay warm and comfy on the inside whilst able to keep rain and snow out we feel confident in the selection of such outer layers here at Nitty Gritty.
Stone Island AW '014'015_Raso Hand Painted Tortoise Shell_ Il Video
The hand-crafted process behind Raso Hand Painted Tortoise Shell is revealed. The garment -made in a satin weave cotton fabric of military origin- is dyed and then faded in selected areas with a corrosive paste. The bleached parts have then been hand painted with a tortoiseshell-inspired motif also polluting the Stone Island badge on the left sleeve. This extraordinary manual process makes each piece unique and unrepeatable.
Pontus Alv and his team hits the streets of Manhattan to promote their Converse collaboration.
The Bench - Magdalena Tafvelin
Isn´t this what styling is all about!?