Blanc & Noir

Blanc & Noir is one of my favorite brands for higher end casual wear because they're sort of a dark horse of the industry. Hailing from Vancouver, the brand has created a unique image for themselves without referencing heritage or obscure avant garde design. You can't really pin any one buzzword to their collections, nor dismiss them as part of any particular trend. Exclusivity is another appealing component of the brand's image, as you can just about count their North American retailers on two hands. With two years of strong and subtle collections behind them, it goes without saying that the brand knows what they're doing.

This season sees the return of some brand staples which have become some of my favorites for their unforgettable designs, including military-inspired coats and flannel overshirts, moleskin cargo pants, and clean, Italian-made sneakers. My picks below

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