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Capsule hosted 220 directional and independent brands in Las Vegas last week. Buyers like Eric Jennings, vice president and men’s fashion director for Saks Fifth Avenue, shopped the show for its “very specific” aesthetic and picked up Japanese brand Remi Relief’s intricately stitched T-shirts and patchwork denim.
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Tennis brand Boast looked to other sports in a jacket with knit sleeves fashioned from actual ice hockey socks and logo rugby shirts that recalled classic Eighties-era Benetton shirts.
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Following a trip to Istanbul, accessories designer Alex Caputo embellished belts with strips of Turkish kilim rugs, in addition to other styles adorned with Guatemalan fabrics or a reversible model that flips from leather to suede.
Sweden-based Stutterheim sells classic raincoats in two styles, a $750 version hand-sewn in Sweden with hand-taped seams or a $300 version made in Poland with welded seams. Both are based on the traditional, elegant Swedish fisherman’s raincoat and come in a range of colors.
Cashmere boot socks, mercerized cotton dress socks and Supima cotton underwear in sophisticated, unfussy designs — with luxe touches like mother-of-pearl buttons on boxers — is the calling card at New York-based Etiquette Clothiers.