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Jan232016

Shoes Like Pottery Vulcanized Cloth Brown

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01. Kiln fired in Kurume, Japan.

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This brown duck cloth sneaker with a black sole and toe cap is one of the best versions the Shoes Like Pottery low top I think I've seen, but it's also the hardest to find. Good Weaver has the model exclusively available, alongside other enticing footwear produced in the Kurume region by the likes of Doek and Sols.

Available from Good Weaver

Friday
Jan222016

Heller's Cafe 1930s Duck Print Field Jacket

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01. Corduroy collar.
02. Olive interior.

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This Heller’s Cafe piece, based on 1930s references from Larry McKaughan’s acclaimed vintage collection, looks like a hunting jacket mixed with the classic American coaches style. The details, which include an interesting diagonal print, a rounded corduroy collar and leather reinforced pockets, are impressive too, thanks as ever to the reproduction masters at Warehouse.

Available from Warehouse

Thursday
Jan212016

Carl Auböck Rooster Bell

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01. Three inches high.

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When considering Carl Auböck’s wide array of brass objects, which includes bookends, paperweights and keychains, things like this rooster-shaped bell seem to receive a little less attention. I suppose there aren’t many uses for it, but everyone should have at least one seemingly superfluous item displayed around the home that brings them joy.

Available from The Future Perfect

Wednesday
Jan202016

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra: The Conny Plank Session

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01. Released on LP and CD.

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"Unreleased Ellington studio sessions have a paucity to match the plentitude of his vault live releases, so this crafty little quickie – just 29 minutes – is something of a revelation. The unlikely setup: Duke in Cologne in 1970 to record for synth-maven engineer Conny Plank, a man accustomed to working with Kraftwerk rather than swing titans.

But it’s fascinating to hear late-career Ellington go all experimental, embracing studio wackery. Of the two cuts here, meted out in alternate takes, 'Alerado' has the surest form. It’s akin to a bluesy, flute-infused African samba, as though Ellington’s roots have enmeshed with Brazilian rhythms and commenced growing in Germany. One wonders how quickly the takes came after each other, if their approaches were much debated or decided on the fly. The first take is pastoral; the second has a more assertive ensemble that bucks up against Ellington’s Jimmy Smith-type organ voicings; and the third is gutbucket hoodoo driven by Harold Ashby’s tenor saxophone. This, clearly, is the Duke enjoying himself.

The three takes of 'Afrique' could have been lifted from some bizarroland Can project. The first and best is pure sound painting with sweeps of organ roiling atop a drum roll that is akin to some tribal summoning. Stabbing piano notes break in at intervals, like that needly percussion one encounters in noir films as someone creeps up the back stairs. The old Turk has gone young again." Colin Fleming, JazzTimes.

Available from Grönland Records

Tuesday
Jan192016

Sanca Satin Field Jacket

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01. Four front pockets with concealed buttons.
02. Two piece sleeves with button cuffs.

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Although it's been around since 2007, Sanca is one of those brands that is still disappointingly underrepresented outside of Japan. Thankfully, The Garbstore is buying the line and one of the items they've selected is this mid-weight cotton field jacket, featuring twin needle topstitching and a personal favourite design detail of mine: useful oversized pockets.

Available from Couverture & The Garbstore

Monday
Jan182016

Stevenson Overall Co. Comfortable Revolver Shirt

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01. Woolen beaver cloth.

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This black melton shirt by Stevenson Overall Co. is a subtle stroke of genius. Featuring chunky Native American concho buttons and felled side seams, the casual staple is made in Japan from a soft woolen fabric known as beaver cloth, which was originally produced in England to resemble the animal's felted fur. 

Available from Self Edge

Sunday
Jan172016

Acne Studios Merick Jacket

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01. Himalayan Tiger print.

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"A lightweight, nylon windbreaker jacket printed with this season's unique 'camouflage' motif. Built similarly to a classic coach's jacket, it bears construction details such as shorter military-styled zip for mobility, buttoned cuffs and single zip chest pocket."

Available from Neighbour

Saturday
Jan162016

In Place: Leonard Koren and the Art of Arranging Things

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Writer: Leigh Patterson
Photographer: Hanna Tveite

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For their latest editorial piece, The Line explores the theories of Leonard Koren, with particular reference to his highly collectible publication, Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement. The article is accompanied by a series of still life photographs by Hanna Tveite, which recreate Natalie Du Pasquier's paintings for the book using items from the store.

The Line

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