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Tuesday
Sep072010

Visvim for Black Sense

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—01. Black denim double knee pants.
—02. Black denim chore coat.

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I may be a little late on this one, but I just had a closer look at the recent collection Visvim produced for Black Sense. The theme is obviously black, and the star of the show for most people was probably the 7-Hole lugged sole boots. For me however, the dark denim chore coat and double knee pants are definitely my favorite pieces. The coat has an interesting collar shape while the rest of the jacket looks cleanly designed and follows the reference really nicely.

Black Sense

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Monday
Sep062010

Monitaly Double Breasted Jacket

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—01. Made in USA.
—02. Wool outer, chambray lining.

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Monitaly have continued to develop and improve the fabrication, cut and fit of their garments, and this fall marked a breakthrough according to Yuki and Minou from Meg Company. The double breasted blazer is one of my favorite items in the collection and the wool version for the fall is one of the best I've seen. Using navy wool on the exterior, a chambray lining and a mixed bag of vintage military buttons, the jacket definitely feels unique and fits very nicely. The flap pockets and soft lapel make it relatively wearable for a double breasted blazer too.

Available at Garbstore

Monday
Sep062010

Engineered Garments Herringbone Fatigues

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—01. Made in USA.
—02. Only available in Japan.

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Sometimes it's the subtleties that are the most exciting. I've probably written about fatigue pants more times than necessary, but the latest version of this Engineered Garments Workaday staple is just too nice not to revisit the subject. The tan cotton herringbone is perfect for the autumn season ahead and though I haven't had a chance to inspect the fabric in person, I can imagine it's well worth the investment.

Available at Eggplant

Sunday
Sep052010

Now Open: Monocle NY

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—01. 535 Hudson Street, West Village, NY.

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It's surprisingly taken Monocle a little while to open their New York shop front. I know it's been in the works for months and after nearly taking up residence in mid-town, I think Monocle made the right choice with the West Villge. Now taking up 188 square feet at 535 Hudson Street, Monocle has its first east coast outlet for their special collaborations, printed pieces and of course the magazine.

Monocle

Saturday
Sep042010

Yuketen Johnson Boot

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—01. Made in Canada.

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Yuketen isn't especially known for their welted shoes, but they have done an exceptional job with these boots. Yuki managed to find a skilled boot maker up north that could deliver just what he was after this fall. The Johnson boot features a nice soft brown leather on a classic Vibram sole. It's not the most iconic Yuketen model, but it's one of my favorites this season.

Available at Superdenim

Friday
Sep032010

Self Edge Los Angeles

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—01. 144 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles.

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Self Edge is one of my favorite stores in North America. They sell a very focused selection of high quality garments to an educated consumer. Kiya is a smart business man, a funny guy and a passionate retailer. I've had the pleasure of spending a little bit of time with him in the last couple years and it's been exciting to see how fast the Self Edge brand has grown. The most recent development is the opening of their Los Angeles location. The new shop features my favorite layout and space of the three and is situated right on North La Brea Avenue. I'm sure the store will be a success as Self Edge already has a strong market in LA, but it should be exciting to see the new products and brands the store brings in.

Self Edge
Photos by Farhad Samari

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Thursday
Sep022010

Feature: 127 Sale

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—01. 127 Sale: written and photographed by Kyle Garner of Sit and Read Furniture.

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When I was last in New York I got to spend some time with Kyle Garner, who you might have read about in our spring issue. His shop, Sit and Read Furniture, has been doing some great things in the realm of modest furnishing lately. Between working on his own showroom space and collaborating with Unis, Kyle is continually trying to track down 'new' vintage pieces. At the end of the summer he set off to check out the legendary 127 Sale, so we thought it would be interesting to have him document the trip and what he found; or didn't find...

Feature: 127 Sale

Wednesday
Sep012010

Engineered Garments Storm Parka

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—01. Made in USA.
—02. Blanket lined.

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This fall sees the departure of one of my favorite EG items: the Field Parka. The clean and classic silhouette has come and gone for the time being, but its replacement is taking the season by 'storm'. The new parka features a blanket wool lining, secure fastening systems anywhere you might need them, plenty of pockets and a cotton ripstop shell. Available in both khaki and olive this fall, we decided on the khaki for our shop. The jacket is great value and sure to be one of the season's best outerwear pieces.

Available at Inventory Stockroom and Stuart and Wright

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