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Thursday
Dec162010

Arc'teryx Veilance Showcase

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This may not be breaking news as the showcase and installation were taken down a while ago, but it's definitely still worth a look. Firmament and Arc'teryx Veilance joined forces this fall and came up with a pretty impressive way to launch the fall collection from Canada. The water floor with 'floating' tile pathway looks insane for the interior of a shop, and the product is presented in the best form I have seen. This collection is really impressive, especially once you try everything on and get some use out of it. There are not many shops or brands that would go to this extent and I think both parties did a great job.

—Collection available at Firmament and Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
Dec152010

Visvim Serra & Keifer

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—01. Serra Paccard.
—02. Elk Keifer.

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"What? I didn't know those were coming out?" That seems to be what I often exclaim when I see new Visvim products releasing, however it's more often than not in their F.I.L. locations. This time Surrender has brought in a couple of Visvim's more classic models; the Serra Hiker and the Keifer. Both models have been around for years and are offered this fall in some clean, sharp looking color options.

Available at Surrender

Wednesday
Dec152010

Post Overalls Tweed Mattalini Jacket

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—01. Made in USA.
—02. Tweed quilted wool.

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Post Overalls' fall outerwear selection usually features a few gems. This season's Mattalini jacket comes in a really nice tweed grey wool. Following the season's quilting theme, it makes for a great layering piece that looks nice but will also keep you warm. The tonal stitching and more subtle bar tacking work well and this style is a firm favorite of mine season after season.

Available at Tres Bien Shop

Tuesday
Dec142010

Beams Plus Shetland Crews

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—01. Available in navy and grey.

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Beams Plus have always done a great job with classic garments. It's what the company's based on, whether it be importing or producing themselves, the end product is usually tough to beat. This fall Beams imported some of the finest traditional Shetland wool to make a couple of simple winter essentials. The only unfortunate thing is that these sweaters come up a little small, but for the folks they do fit, they're a great layering piece, perfect year after year.

Inventory Stockroom

Monday
Dec132010

MHL Wool Pea Coat

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—01. Grey blanket wool.
—02. Tartan plaid lining.

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This pea coat has been available all season, and if you're in the market for a double breasted coat, I would recommend snagging this one before its gone. The grey blanket wool is nice for the exterior; warm and comfortable. The lining is a nice subtle touch and the fit is classic for the style.

Available at The Bureau

Monday
Dec132010

Paul McCobb Planner Group

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—01. Vintage advertisement for the Planner Group series.

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US born Paul McCobb as been a household name since the Planner Group series came to prominence in the 1950s. I learned about him recently when I asked Kyle Garner about some of his favorite designers, and the chairs in this series came up. My curiosity combined with an increasing interest in furniture lead me to some reading and the rest of the Planner Group series. It's a beautiful selection of pieces from the chairs to the storage units. The angles and round shapes he used makes them just as appealing today as they were 61 years ago when they came out. While they do go for a decent price, you can still find reasonable deals in bigger cities and even through eBay.

Selection of McCobb's designs

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Saturday
Dec112010

The Real McCoy's CPO Shirt

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—01. Reproduction CPO shirt.
—02. Anchor buttons.
—03. Made in Japan.

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CPO shirts are one of the best pieces to have around. They're warm, they look good and they can work well for about 3/4 of the year. Engineered Garments make my favorite version, but this fall The Real McCoy's made a great reproduction. With heavyweight wool, a nicely sized collar and pocket, it stays very true to the original, which is just what you want with an item like this.

Superdenim

Friday
Dec102010

Online Updates: Makr & Old Faithful

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—01. Canvas fold weekender.
—02. Makr wedge hook.

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Who doesn't like shopping? Especially from your own home or work, where you can also comment on blogs from safety. Just in time for the holidays, Makr and Old Faithful have just launched new online stores. Makr features a tidy, clean design featuring beautiful product photography and new products including their fold weekend tote bag and the leather and steel clothing hooks. Old Faithful finally makes available some of their great selection such as the Bag'n'Noun bags, wool blankets and Opinel knives. Both stores make it easy to shop and easy to find something I want.

Makr
Old Faithful

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