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Monday, July 6, 2009

New Designer Alert: Martin

In terms of fashion, not much has been coming out of San Francisco lately (or ever?), but a new men's line has emerged that might just change that. Martin, a collaboration between Nice Collective and Mike Martin (of Mash Transit films, which documents brakeless street cycling—huge in the Bay Area), takes its cues from Nice's grungy-artisanal style, but is ultimately designed with extreme cycling in mind. Pieces are functional: hooded sweatshirts with built-in caps and secure magnetic pockets; button-up shirts with elastic in the sleeves to hold rolled cuffs; and leather belts with hidden reflective elements for nighttime rides. This is fashion-meets-function at its finest. But please, don't try brakeless cycling at home. Available at Barneys New York, Odin and Steven Alan Tribeca for fall.

—Sydney Pfaff

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Rendez-Vous, That's Who

After all these years, Paris-based Rendez-Vous has stayed true to its mission—to promote quality over quantity—and in the process redefined that crusty old term "tradeshow."

That's why we at Hint are proud to be the media sponsor of its New York debut during Fashion Week, showcasing over 70 our fave men's and women's lines from the U.S. and abroad: Henrik Vibskov, Rogan, Christian Wijnants, Nice Collective, April 77, Surface to Air and special guest Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. Also on display will be an exhibit by photographer Martine Mulder. More info to come, stay tuned.

Rendez-Vous, the Altman Building, 138 W. 18th St., Feb 20-22, 10:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Making Nice

Joe Haller and Ian Hannula of San Francisco-based Nice Collective have been a men's cult favorite for years. For fall, they debut of a full line of accessories, including waterproof suede hats, metallic wallets, canvas bags, shoulder holsters, leather rings and these very, er, nice handmade leather combat boots...