If a good man is hard to find, a good blouse is even more elusive. Brock Collection’s puff-sleeved satin top is that rare specimen that is formal in design but relaxed in spirit. Crafted from crinkled satin infused with just a hint of metallic thread, it is finished with raw edges to achieve the brand’s signature take on unfussy romanticism. We especially like it with a trim skirt and sandals, but jeans or slim trousers will work nicely as well. Even at six feet of distance, its unique character shines through. ($780, matchesfashion.com)
We’re watching the clock so compulsively these days that it might be time to upgrade our wristwatches. Vacheron Constantin has introduced a beautiful range of one-of-a-kind timepieces called La Musique du Temps. One standout: the ultra-slim Les Cabinotiers Astronomical Striking Grand Complication, which includes a whopping 19 complications—such as a calendar, moon phases, and even a zodiac disc—all within a double-sided case that is less than eight millimeters thick. (Price available upon request, vacheronconstantin.com)
Over in Sydney, Australia, the slow-fashion brand Posse is looking to vintage styles to inform its very contemporary aesthetic, with winning results. Their latest assortment of linen dresses, made of natural fibers and ethically manufactured in Bali and India, has many tempting options, but our favorite—for now—is the Garance. With a fitted waist, midi length, and relaxed-fit skirt, it’s everything one wants in a wear-everywhere sundress. If the open back isn’t your thing—we relate—try a fitted cap-sleeved tee or tonal tank underneath. ($185, theposse.com.au)
Sheep Inc. is a U.K.-based start-up that makes a single unisex crewneck sweater—a knit that suits any style—offered in five colors and three sizes. Beyond selling sweaters, the brand aims to be carbon negative, a goal it works toward by using mostly green-energy suppliers and stitching yarn waste into the details of every product’s neckline. One hundred percent of the company’s packaging is made from recycled materials, and any remaining impact is offset by the five percent of all revenues allocated to carefully vetted biodiversity projects. Each sweater is fitted with an N.F.C. tag stitched onto its hem, through which it’s possible to track the wool’s journey, from being cleaned in China, spun in Italy, and manufactured in Spain to, finally, arriving at a warehouse in the U.K. ($210, sheepinc.com)
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