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The counterpart to their new women’s Fall 2013 collection, Citizens of Humanity went classic for the men. Highly influenced by English classics with hints of military, Citizens used new techniques in their fabrics and design functionality.
Of those new techniques, the brand introduced its version of the herringbone selvedge in a rich charcoal hue among other colors such as hunter green and more. Along with this new fabric, the new collection also includes an array of raw and dry selvedge indigos. See the new lookbook below.
Here is the new Fall 2013 lookbook by Citizens of Humanity. Inspired by the rock’n'roll bohemian groupies of the ’60s, think Anita Pallenberg and Penny Lane, the collection featured pieces in distressed washes with a natural aged appearance and subtle whiskering for a “worn in” feel.
The collection did not lack modernism though. To keep it feeling fresh, Citizens added contrasting textures of slick leatherette, suede-like super stretch, clean sulfur colors and dark indigo washes allow for a high society drifter feel to add a polished edge. See the lookbook below.
Simon Miller know what most men want, which is classic and never fussy. For Fall 2013 they kept it just that, keeping details minimal by doing only the slightest distressing on a few pairs.
By keeping the washes simple, they concentrated on fit. The styles here, just like the ones prior, have that same tailored-to-fit cut that is not too slim nor too baggy. Just the right amount of slouch that is versatile for everyday wear. You can see their new styles below.
North Carolina used to be the mecca of denim production, as well as other textiles, but since the rise of out of country production, the market has dropped drastically. The percentage of people earning a check from the textile industry was 40% a half a decade ago and is now a mere 2%.
Raleigh Denim is not only an emerging denim company, but they are also changing the ways of production and bringing it back to where it was once a thriving industry. Raleigh Denim is of course based out of North Carolina, bringing you local materials (denim from Cone Mill’s White Oak plant) and artisinal methods (i.e. a button hole machine from 1941) to create the best denim they possibly can. They believe in old traditions and heritage mixed with new, contemporary styles which is what makes their company so unique.