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Some Things I Saw at an Apparel Trade Show (Part II)

Sep 8th, 2009 | Categories: Las Vegas | by Michael Williams

A few more photos from spring / summer 2010 goods that were spotted out in Las Vegas for the Project / Capsule trade shows. As I looked through my pictures I noticed that I have an unhealthy obsession with woven shirts and ice cream. Oh, and tequilla.

A look at Gant SS10




I wish I would have taken a video of Mister Mort bugging out over this Japanese guy’s outfit. It was classic. Mort is really good at the whole street style thing. Maybe the photos he took will end up on his site.


Billykirk leather goods, hats and their footwear collaboration with Sebago.


Fjällräven representing Sweden.


Neckwear from Mr. Alexander Olch. It should be noted that Olch is a long time P+W client, FYI.


Mark McNairy in his new American made oxford shirting.


Capsule gave people ice cream.


Tailgate gets my vote for best booth decor.


One part Maine, one part storm trooper; boots from Vael Project



Below: my pal Hiroshi from Rhythm Footwear nearly missed the show due to a typhoon in Tokyo.



Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Some Things I Saw at an Apparel Trade Show (Part II)”

  1. Jing
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 1:10 AM

    Thank you for sharing, stunning!

  2. newgrass
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 2:26 AM

    Some great stuff. Highlight for me though, is the Billykirk stuff. Wow, those guys have got it.

  3. Sam
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 7:57 AM

    Digging the working buttons on the Gant jackets. Slick.

  4. sam
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 10:28 AM

    i’m with newgrass…the billykirk stuff makes me drool.

  5. Mark C.
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 11:58 AM

    I’m really diggin’ the Billykirk items–5th photo down.

  6. Jeremiah Simmons
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 3:50 PM

    I have to get some of the Vael Project boots. I need ‘em now.

  7. gary
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 4:21 PM

    It almost looks like they faked working buttons by having the last button permanently unbuttoned. If this be true, then wow, bold move.

  8. Memphis88
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 9:12 PM

    I wasn’t sure about the Mark McNairy fun shirts until I saw it on someone in the above picture. Now I really want one……. or several.

  9. Chris
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 9:14 PM

    The Gant jacket workable buttons are very much for real.
    Those babys are done at Portugal’s finest producer of constructed garments, it’s all cricket, trust me.

  10. Michael Williams
    on Sep 8th, 2009
    @ 11:17 PM

    This is the guy Mort was shooting in the above photo:

  11. Dennis Cahlo
    on Sep 9th, 2009
    @ 7:23 AM

    I love that functioning buttons with colored threading on blazers are being offered more and more now on off the rack.

    This trade show looked like a great time. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. George
    on Sep 9th, 2009
    @ 11:31 AM

    Spectacular. You are blessed!

  13. chaz
    on Sep 9th, 2009
    @ 11:48 AM

    How do you not get jaded/bored when all of these lines are going for the same thing? Not that I DISLIKE any of it, really, but what makes Gant better/different than McNairy, or Relwen better/different than J Crew?