For this week’s “Don’t DillyDally,” we’ve surfaced a range of new things we’re sure will sell out, including pastel-colored croc boots from Schutz and Bala, new menswear collections from Mr. Porter, and for the first time since 1992, a rerelease of the iconic Nuptse puffer.
The North Face Nuptse’s 30th Anniversary
North Face’s Nuptse puffer is ubiquitous and has made fans of Strategist staffers (New York Magazine deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff has been wearing the same black one since 1996) and celebrities both. The brown version, for instance, was very recently worn by EmRata during a very publicized outing with Pete Davidson. The jacket was actually released in 1992, and the original silhouette differs slightly from the 1996 retro silhouette that’s still being remade today. To celebrate 30 years of the Nuptse, the brand released a commemorative version of the coat inspired by the archival design. The only other time the brand has used the 1992 design was in 2020, for its collaboration with Gucci. There are three colorways of the jacket — red, printed black, and blue — all of which feature the original 1992 yoke (there’s a slight curve that’s different from the current design) and a 1992 patch on the sleeve.
Schutz x Bala
Schutz has released limited-edition colors of its over-the-knee boots and platform heels, inspired by Bala’s aesthetically pleasing, pastel-colored ankle weights, which became ultrapopular and hard to find during quarantine. These boots from the collaboration, which come in a soothing sage hue, are made from croc-embossed leather and are ideal for fall.
Hill House x W&P
Some news for the nap-dress fan in your life — Hill House (maker of said nap dress) has collaborated with W&P, maker of our favorite silicone ice tray, on limited editions of its insulated tumbler and bottle. Both feature Hill House’s signature trellis print, which feels reminiscent of wallpaper you might find in the bathroom of a well-appointed cottage upstate.
Daniel Kwan Children’s Books
Everything Everywhere All at Once co-director Daniel Kwan is now a children’s book author. He published two books with production company A24. In 24 Minutes to Bedtime, a little kid named Winston time-travels in an attempt to avoid bedtime, and in I’ll Get to the Bottom of This!, a dog detective (who speaks in rhymes) tries to figure out an accident inside a tunnel. Both would make delightful bedtime stories, and ask bigger questions about the universe that are fun for adults too.
Shantell Martin x Anon
In case you’re in the market for some new snowboarding gear, Anon, which makes snow goggles, helmets, and the occasional T-shirt, has a new collection with Shantell Martin. The artist, who has previously collaborated with brands like Hoek and North Face, has added her signature line-art style to goggles, a helmet, and a helmet hood that keeps your neck warm while on the slopes.
Williams Sonoma x Billy Reid
Fashion designer Billy Reid has released a collection of barware with Williams Sonoma. It includes everything you might need for setting up a bar cart, like a walnut wood muddler or a corkscrew that doubles as a foil cutter and a bottle opener. In case you’re starting from scratch, there’s an eight-piece set with all the essentials.
Grateful Dead x McIntosh
In 1974, the Grateful Dead designed a massive sound system for their live performances (it was three stories tall and over 100 feet wide), composed entirely of McIntosh speakers — 48, to be exact. Almost 50 years later, McIntosh is releasing a commemorative T-shirt, which features an image of the sound system at a concert taken by longtime Dead photographer Richard Pechner and a few facts about the speakers.
Moscot Lemtosh Pine
Moscot has been making glasses for over a century, and in that time, it has made lots of frames. One of its most popular styles is the Lemtosh, which has been around for generations and now comes in this compelling emerald shade. There are three sizes — 44, 46, and 49 mm. — and you can choose from a nonprescription tint that matches the emerald shade or lenses with your prescription. This style is also incredibly limited. There are only 300 being made, so if you’re thinking about grabbing them, don’t dillydally.
Mr. Porter Futures Collection
Mr. Porter, the menswear arm of Net-a-Porter, has partnered up with Klarna to usher in the next generation of menswear designers. The brand tasked three creatives with building their own brands and creating a responsible collection. The result is Manaaki (created by Kat Tua), Miles Leon (created by Miles Leon), and Saif ud Deen (by Ryan Edmonds and Julian Canda). Everything is available to shop on-site. This striped wool and linen-blend shirt has a relaxed fit and patches that disrupt the pattern with rotated pinstripes.
The Citizenry the Afghanistan Project
The Citizenry makes some of our favorite linen sheets, specifically of the cooling variety. The brand is known for its global partnerships, which continues with its latest collaboration. It’s teamed up with Afghan artisans to create heirloom-quality, handwoven rugs that are meant to last for generations. There are three colors to choose from, and sizes start at six-by-nine.
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