Pulse: Non-Surf Wear From Saturdays, Prada’s New Backpack and the Return of a Givenchy Icon
Catching a Fashion Wave
When Saturdays Surf NYC opened in Lower Manhattan seven years ago, the city’s surf and skate enthusiasts finally had a shop to call their own. Here was a place to spend an afternoon gazing at, or maybe even purchasing, boards and wet suits. (It even serves a rad cup of coffee.) Now Saturdays is expanding its collection of men’s clothing beyond denim and knitwear, offering items that are less beachy than you may expect.
“We have always been inspired and focused on an elevated aesthetic that has been inspired by New York City and all the different cultures that come here,” Morgan Collett, a Saturdays founder, said. The new Saturdays line includes linen blazers with matching trousers or shorts and a navy pin-dot suit. “There’s something, I think, quite cool about tailoring and incorporating that into your everyday wardrobe,” Mr. Collett added. “It doesn’t even have to be an occasion. It can be just a normal Tuesday, cruising around the city.”
Morgan Collett, left, and Colin Tunstall, two of the three founders of Saturdays Surf NYC, photographed wearing their new line at Saturdays Surf NYC, 17 Perry Street.
A Little Dab to Ward Off Crow’s Feet
Pulse was at a dinner party the other night when the talk turned to … eye cream. A few guys at the table swore by a gel made by Recipe for Men, saying it kept their skin looking refreshed and maybe even younger. The brand was started by a group of Swedes, who know something about the toll elements take on skin.
In an email, Sorabh Maheshwari, a managing partner of Recipe for Men, warned against neglecting the area around the eyes. “The skin under the eye is the thinnest on your entire face, so it’s less protected from elements and irritants versus other parts of your face,” he said. “A deeply hydrating under-eye treatment will eliminate puffiness, dark circles and sagging skin that is more visible on men.”
Recipe for Men under-eye patches, above, $36, and under-eye gel, $48, at recipeformenusa.com.
The Nylon Backpack, Reinvented
Beautifully designed and useful, the Prada nylon backpack became an instant fashion staple when Miuccia Prada introduced it in 1984. The latest iteration, presented during the men’s spring 2017 runway show, is a whimsical take on the utilitarian bag, with playful double-stitching in contrasting colors and geometric detailing in leather.
Prada backpack, $1,600, at prada.com.
Return of the Rottweiler
Since Riccardo Tisci became the artistic director for the Givenchy men’s lines in 2009, he has worked all kinds of unlikely imagery into his designs. We’re talking fierce sharks, ominous cobras, even Bambi. One of his more popular emblems, introduced in 2009, is the Rottweiler, and it makes its return to stores in a limited-edition collection available this month. Reimagined in line-drawn form, the print appears on a polo shirt ($550), baseball cap ($395), sweatshirt ($790), T-shirt ($550) and a variety of small leather goods ($245-$485).
Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci limited capsule collection available through the end of February, $170-$1,345, at Barneys New York and Givenchy Madison Avenue.
SEE NOW, BUY NOW
Sneakers Straight Off the Runway
It’s a new beginning for Alessandro Sartori, who recently left the label Berluti for another Italian luxury house, Ermenegildo Zegna. The move is a homecoming of sorts for the designer, who was in charge of the house’s sporty label, Z Zegna, in the years before he helmed Berluti.
For Mr. Sartori’s debut at Ermenegildo Zegna — on Friday at 8 p.m., during men’s fashion week in Milan — the house plans to offer its first see-now, buy-now product: a sneaker called the Tiziano. After models walk down the runway in this luxe footwear, the crowd can buy it the next day online or at select stores.
Ermenegildo Zegna Tiziano sneakers, $895, at Ermenegildo Zegna Fifth Avenue.
Weapon of Choice
One Chef’s Must-Have Item? A Nenox Knife
We asked Missy Robbins, the owner and chef at Brooklyn’s Lilia restaurant, a favorite of the Times restaurant critic Pete Wells, to tell us her must-have item of the moment. “Everyone should have a great chef’s knife,” Ms. Robbins said. Her suggestion? Nenox cutlery. “I’ve always liked a lighter knife, but one that’s still durable,” she said. “These are stable and great for all kinds of tasks. Your everyday knife that holds its edge well.”
Nenox Gyuto knives, $325 to $880, at Korin Japanese Trading, 57 Warren Street.
Correction: January 14, 2017
An earlier version of this article, using outdated information from the company, misstated the name of a new sneaker. It is the Tiziano, not the Couture Triple Stitch.