Uniform Wares Swiss-made Collection


Uniform Wares, one of our favorite watch lines here at Acquire, gets a nice little overhaul this year with the launch of their Swiss-made Collection. The London-based company will be releasing a new collection of watches and updated versions of their current pieces which will receive ETA or Ronda movements, Anti-Reflective Sapphire glass, and a whole new selection of luxurious straps and bracelets.

The new collection will be split into two lines: The C-Line and the M-Line. The M-Line is the signature, elegantly minimal Uniform Wares aesthetic while the C-Line is the brand's take on classic watch forms, refined with a more contemporary approach. Pictured above from left to the right: C41 w/ Milanese Bracelet - $1,570, C41 w/ Tan Nappa leather strap - $1,200, M40 w/ Tan Nappa Leather - $610.

Uniform Wares

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The Hill-Side Shirt Collection


It was only a matter of time before The Hill-Side brought those damn good fabrics to a range of shirting. Today they launch their first seasonal collection of Made-in-the-USA styles and they're using some of their favorite American and Japanese fabrics from their Fall/Winter '14 line. The collection will consist of sixteen different fabrics which include everything from jacquard woven camos to Japanese selvedge in various colorways. All the shirts are cut and sewn in North Carolina, each featuring single needle construction and 2-eye natural corozo nut buttons.

The Hill Side

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The Absence


What makes a good pair of pants? Well, if you asked The Absence, it would be matching Japanese fabrics with a team of people who craft their pieces by hand and have generations of experience in doing so. Not a bad recipe to go by, if you ask us. The Absence is a new pant label consisting of three well-designed and well-crafted Made to Order pant styles in a fit that's not too slim or baggy, tapered like a chino, and sized to fit just about anyone. Our favorite style is their Cargo Pant with its classic military-style pockets, but in a relaxed, but tapered cut and garment dyed for that perfect finish. It's also available without the pockets in their "trouser pant" style if taste leans more towards the minimal side of things.

$195-$240, The Absence

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Native Apollo Chukka


Vancouver-based Native follows up the Apollo Moc with another great release, the Apollo Chukka. The company is releasing it in an early limited release called the Hand Dyed Pack that takes the thousand-year-old Japanese techniques of Shibori dying and applies it to Native's modern and minimalist take on the classic chukka. Each shoe is hand dyed with a Shibori Blue upper making each pair unique. The Apollo Chukka will be available at select stores such as Kith NYC, Livestock in Vancouver, WOAW in Hong Kong, and Starcow in Paris.


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Filson Restoration Department


Bringing new life to their vintage bags and accessories, Filson launches the Filson Restoration Department. Launching on November 17th, the collection of bags and accessories are created using vintage fabrics that have been roughed up with a beautiful patina from use and are perfectly restored by Filson with reinforced stitching. The bags use various elements from different vintage pieces so no two pieces are alike and new collections will be released in limited quantities every Monday.



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FEIT Cashmere Accessories


FEIT takes a short break from its leather goods line and tries its hand on a cashmere scarf and beanie, just in time for the winter. Produced by a family-run atelier outside of Cantue, Italy, the pieces are made from a high quality wool that takes four years to harvest. The fleece is then spun and woven and blended with wool warmth and is then finished a vegetable-tanned leather label.

$240-$320, FEIT

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Nigel Cabourn Mainline Japan Pea Coat


Nigel Cabourn just added a few of its Mainline Japan pieces onto its online store and we couldn't help but notice this stunning Pea Coat and if you've ever felt a Cabourn piece firsthand, you know this is probably the Pea Coat to end all Pea Coats.

The jacket is styled after a long vintage Pea Coat and is updated with a thick, British wool, specially made in Japan that's mixed with two colors of Kemp that reduces piling from the the two-ply yarn. Other details include large bellow pockets, painted metal buttons, and a storm flap beneath the collar.

$1,770, Nigel Cabourn

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Can't decide between and aluminum or leather when it comes to your carry-on? Ghurka's Pontooon IV might just convince you that leather is the way to go. The Pontoon IV comes in twill and leather, but one look at the Chestnut leather option (above) will surely have you sold on the latter. Four wheels also makes getting through the airport a breeze and a variety of pockets on the inside and outside will give you plenty of storage and organization for your gear.

$1,995, Ghurka

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Montblanc Extreme Leather Collection


Montblanc could have just picked a beautiful leather and gone about their day, but this is the Extreme Leather Collection and not just any leather would do. The collection focuses on daily essentials crafted from innovative and resistant materials and while these pieces exude the very luxury that the brand is known for they've taken it one step further with a hihg performance leather.

The black calfskin leather has a woven surface that abrasion, water, tear, and heat-resistant. The collection is available in a collection of bags and accessories, including Montblanc's first-ever backpack design.


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Oak Street Bootmakers Campus Chukka


If we could recommend any boot for the fall odds are we'd always gravitate towards the chukka. It's a great all-around style that you can use for various occasions and one you can wrong with everyday. Oak Street Bootmakers is releasing a new Chukka today that we're already lusting after with a special chocolate suede upper they've created with Horween. The leather comes from a full grain hide that uses a proprietary tumbling and oiling process to create a waterproof suede. It's also got a storm welt making it a surprisingly rugged piece that you won't be scared of getting dirty.

$426, Oak Street Bootmakers

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