N’East Illustrated, Vol. 3

It’s that time again. The endlessly talented Christine Mitchell of N’East Style is back with another collection of #menswear illustrations, and once again, she’s knocked it out of the park. Check ‘em out after the jump. And for those who missed the first two installments, you can see them here. Thanks Christine!

It’s that time of year to start considering a new bag for Spring/Summer. I’m on a kick to find a new canvas one that doesn’t look too obviously “New England prep”. I love the shape of these ones made in Maine by Port Canvas. The dual adjustable straps allow for over the shoulder or backpack style (which as I get older, I find myself needing more and more). At $60, you can’t go wrong.

This image was shot by Liam Goslett at the Creep (Canadian brand designed by Hiroshi Awai) A/W 2012 show at Jonathan + Olivia in Toronto. It’s such a great capture of details, layers, and personality. The beer bottle stuffed into the chest pocket, striped bow tie, and the little lamb charm necklace. I mean, a lamb necklace? That is awesome.

Loving these belts from a tale we could wag. They are seriously a blast from the past. I used to wear belts like these all the time when I was a kid. Made in the USA from fair trade materials and at only $40 a pop, these are my new go-to gift idea.

To say that The Hill-Side S/S 2012 collection and lookbook are amazing is a gross understatement. The fabrics in this collection are killer, including vibrant Ikats from Guatamala and indigo dyed discharge printed Shweshwe from Africa. Also, Mikael Kennedy’s photography is completely on point. I knew I wanted to do a sketch from the lookbook and just really fell in love with this rough and tumble buddy. He’s an excellent model for the collection.

These are my unicorn sneakers. Beige suede and blaze orange laces, oh my! A collaboration between United Arrows and New Balance makes for this impeccable version of the 1500 running shoe. Unfortunately, I have a feeling I won’t be able to get my hands on them and that they will probably not be available in a size for my lady feet.

To see more of Mitchell’s work, check out N’East Style or her portfolio site. You can also email her directly if you’re interested in having her draw something for you (very wise move).

  • Matt

    I’m pretty sure that new balance is all hype. And I’m saying this as a guy who thinks common projects at retail can be worth the price