08 . 31 . 12
Labor Day weekend in America is the unofficially end of summer. Where did the time go?! But just because it’s almost fall doesn’t mean you have to put away your stripes. Saint James has just debuted a new eight piece capsule collection at Barneys that are perfect for what the French call la rentrée. It was designed by Martin Carvajal of Freemans Sporting Club who kept the pieces in line with Saint James history which dates back to 1948 when they started making Breton striped shirts for the French Navy. The collection was then photographed on a group of New Yorkers by Backyard Bill for a 2013 calendar.
“I thought of someone who has style, but is not complicated. Someone who can combine a striped sweater with a sport coat and dress shoes, but can also wear it with shorts or sneakers. I thought of people who appreciate a garment that can stay relevant in your closet for decades. The pieces are comfortable but also tough.” – Martin Carvajal
Kirk Miller of Miller’s Oath
Zani Guglemann of Filigrana by Zani
John and Mark Barboni of Hudson Clearwater (also top image)
Judi and Marly Wong of Cafe Cluny whose wait staff wear Saint James.
Benjamin Towill of The Fat Radish
Alexander Gilkes of Paddle 8
Architect Kelechi Odu
Anyone know who them?
Writer Glenn O’Brien
Angus McIntosh of Saturdays
All photos by Backyard Bill