Posts Written On February 06, 2014

Smartly Designed Grooming Kit @KaufmannMerc

They say a dog is a man’s best friend. Return the favor by treating your favorite companion to Kaufmann Mercantile’s Stainless Steel & Beech Wood Dog Grooming Kit. Intended for everyday use, our beechwood comb features wide teeth to gently detangle and de-mat unruly fur. Periodically use the stainless steel scissors to precisely trim delicate areas around your pooch’s paws and ears. For short or long-haired dogs, pamper your pet with this specially designed grooming kit. Also see our grooming kit for cats.

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Production & Design

This dog care set was made in Maniago, Italy, a city with a history of steel blade production dating back to the medieval 1500s. Due to their proximity to Venice, the old blacksmiths of Maniago were permitted to use the streams to cool and cut their steel during tool production.

The company that produced and designed this grooming kit was founded in 1912, specializing in farming tools. In 1952, with four generations of tool making under its belt, the company decided to hone its focus solely on knives for the home kitchen and professional butchery.

Since then, the company continues to innovate and improve its products. Recent innovations include knives fitted with “paperstone” handles made of post-consumer waste paper and recycled cardboard “booklet” boxes to replace the bulky knife stand and messy knife drawer. The pet care line is the first foray outside of food preparation and serving tools.

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Ernest Alexander FW14 Menswear Fashion Presentation #MBFW @ernestalexander

The Ernest Alexander presentation kicked off Fashion Week in style at the Industria Studios.

For fall 2014, designer and founder Ernest Sabine took inspiration from board track racing, a type of motorsport that was popular in the United States during the 1910’s and 1920’s that first used wooden planks to race motorcycles on. Racers were impeccably dressed; a typical uniform included a woven shirt worn under a sweater usually paired with a classic chino tucked into riding boots. Ernest includes elements of this past uniform but with an updated, modern take.


Outerwear plays a major role for fall 2014 with a lambskin leather-racing jacket, Ernest’s take on a shearling collared flight jacket and a shawl collar wool coat. Medium to heavy weight wools make for a great set of blazers and trousers that are meant to work as mix-and-match separates within the collection. Wool trousers can also be paired with great knits, classic woven shirts and wool vests with hints of leather details that nod to the racing uniform of the time. ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 2 ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 3 ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 4

Colors are masculine and dark for fall. Shades of grey are a recurrent theme with pops of blue peppered in while statements of black, brown and olive are found in the leather details. Hounds tooth and plaid patterns popular of the decade are used through out. Wool ties match the collection smartly and cotton handkerchiefs add the perfect finishing to the overall look. ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 5 ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 6 ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 7 ERNEST ALEXANDER FW14 LOOK 8

Classic bag styles are slightly updated and feature new front pockets and waxed glossy finishes which create a glistening sheen. The flight bag carryall is the newest shape to Ernest Alexander and comes in a dark, navy leather and waxed cotton canvas in British tan.


Photos by: Eric Ryan Anderson


Pre #MBFW @AYeecollection Ann Yee’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Modern Nomad Collection Preview

The stunning Ann Yee’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Modern Nomad Collection Preview presentation sparked the excitement for New York Fashion Week once again!  Officially the first day today, fashioninstas will not be stopped by snow, ice and sleet.   The presentation was at Sun West Studios and with beauty by Aveda and Mac Cosmetics – Everything came together seamlessly. Congratulations on an amazing collection Ann!

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About the Designer: Stemming from a desire for unique clothing and inspiration garnered during trips to her parents’ native Hong Kong, Ann Yee’s distinctive wardrobe combinations set her apart at a young age.

Originally from South Lyon Michigan, Ann Yee interned with American designer Jill Stuart and, in London, with acclaimed independent designer Ebru Ercon while receiving her B.S. in Fashion Design from Philadelphia University. Yee moved on to New York to design knitwear for prestigious

labels such as Barney’s, LaROK, Elizabeth and James, Alice + Olivia, and played an integral part in the launch of contemporary knitwear label, DUFFY. Working with knits only bolstered her innate understanding of the constitution of fabric and the subtle art of draping.

With her customizable pieces and signature affinity for proportion and volume, Ann Yee consistently creates collections that are versatile yet completely distinct.

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