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Tuesday
Apr202010

Sunny Sports Border Eazy Shorts

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—01. Nice base color allows for a subtle pattern.
—02. CHCM is the only store in NA with Sunny Sports, but no shorts.
—03. The shorts have a nice length, very versatile.

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While the only Sunny Sports items that have made it to North America seem to be of the chambray shirt kind, the brand produces a nice selection of knits and some great shorts for the summer. The use of a slightly off-key pattern on shorts can be just right to liven up a simple summer outfit. These shorts by Sunny Sports would definitely do the job.

Eggplant

Monday
Apr192010

In Stock: Quoddy Spring Shoes

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—01. Editor's pick: Ring Boots.

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The wait has been a little bit longer than we hoped but nonetheless just in time for spring and impending summer. Quoddy’s models don’t change much over time, however we like to change around some of the leather and sole combinations to suit our tastes and this spring order is no different. We’ve made up the classic Blucher in the black chromoexel leather, nicely accented by a gum camp sole. The Canoe Mocs come in my personal favorite peanut grizzly leather and probably are the perfect summer shoe for just about anybody. Finally, a little more adventurous, the Ring Boots come in the peanut grizzly leather as well, which allows the shoe to feel much more soft and pliable than the chrompak leather usually used. Each of the models are hand-sewn in Quoddy’s east coast factory and are now available in the Inventory Stockroom – Ring Boots coming soon.

Inventory Stockroom

Monday
Apr192010

MHL Slim Work Shirt

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—01. Straw coloured chambray.

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It’s called a work shirt but it doesn’t look like what you’d expect from its name. Rather it’s just a great classic silhouette from MHL suitable for any use. While the relaxed, natural fit makes for a simple shirt look great thanks to it’s effortlessness, the material is again the the best part for me. The slightly unusual straw coloured chambray is a great spring hue. It’s a perfect example of how natural tones can lighten up a look when the sun’s out without having to wear bright colours. I can see it looking good layered tonally with other khakis/beiges or contrasted against navy.

End Clothing

Saturday
Apr172010

Engineered Garments Intermediates Pull Over Shirt

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—01. Pop over from the Intermediates collection.

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One of the few pieces to have surfaced from Engineered Garments’s Intermediates collection is this great looking pull over work shirt. It has similar pockets to the EG “Classic Shirt” but with only three buttons down the placket, a mellow scalloping on the side and a nice mix of color – its a pretty diverse piece of cotton. The collar appears to be a good size while the white buttons definitely prove to be the best choice.

Nepenthes

Saturday
Apr172010

Laco Beobachter Uhr

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—01. Close up.
—02. Leather strap.

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I’m in need of a wristwatch. Fishing my phone out of my pocket to check the time is definitely getting tiresome, not to mention a bit a dangerous while riding my bike. When it comes to watches, for me it’s all about simplicity and readability so In the past I’ve worn the usual cheap classics like Casio and Swatch. But they’ve always felt disposable stop-gaps. I’d rather invest in something that’ll be with me for a long time and feel like it too. Obviously a more renowned watch like Bell & Ross or Rolex would be nice but Laco is a more realistic price range. The Beobachter Uhr or Observer Watch is basically ideal to me, a nice simple face devoid of branding with a leather strap. I prefer the smaller size of the Series 0 versions and for me the brown strap with olive face is a bit more interesting than a more standard black/black. It’s a great looking watch with an interesting history and something that could quite easily be in a family forever.

History Preservation Society

Friday
Apr162010

Look: Refreshing

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—01. Calpico is the key to staying refreshed.

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Once again the weather has been teasing us in Vancouver with some of the warmest days of the year. I actually thought about wearing shorts yesterday, so I am today – at least in this post. Along with the warm weather you need to stay refreshed with fluids and since the bottle of water didn’t go over too well last time, I’ve opted for a new Inventory favorite. As well, we have a couple of new items in, and coming into the Inventory Stockroom, including these great looking peanut grizzly canoe moccasins by Quoddy and our recent Inventory Tattersall BDs by Gitman.

Quoddy Canoe Mocs
Inventory Items Tattersall BD Shirt by Gitman Bros.
Margaret Howell Cotton Tote Bag

Friday
Apr162010

A.P.C. Jacket

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—01. Nice muted camo pattern.

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A large chunk of their clothing is inspired by the military, so it’s hardly surprising how blatent the reference is here. The lighter desert themed camouflage is a nice lively pattern for the spring and it’s a little bit more subtle than the desert storm camo you might find on surplus jackets. The washed out faded tones of the jacket make it easy to wear with basically any colour and the straightforward, somewhat slim cut allows for it. As with all A.P.C. the jacket’s utility is great as it’d look just as good on its own as it would under a windbreaker.

A.P.C.

Thursday
Apr152010

Warehouse x Heller’s Cafe BD Shirt

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—01. Indigo Dot pattern, Made in Japan.

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Warehouse’s ongoing relationship with vintage company Heller’s Cafe always seems to result in great pieces of vintage reproduction that I’d happily add to my wardrobe. One I’ve been eyeing lately is this deep blue, heavy cotton shirt with printed dots at Blue in Green. The dotted workshirt is a somewhat unique pattern and a nice reference point which I like. The pocket configuration is perfectly simple and I’m always a fan of little details like run-off stitching. The collar seems a bit pointy and long as it’s done up here, but once washed and worn it would be fine.

Blue in Green

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