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Friday
Jan272012

Makers & Brothers

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—01. Enamel Tumblers.
—02. 3 Legged Stool.

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I'm not a fan of that new Google image search function. It takes the fun away from the internet, which for me is the stumbling and searching through the overabundance of blogs, stores, and websites to find the source of something I've seen somewhere else. Trial and error, detective work, or just plain luck. These are my methods both online and in the real world, and so I was pleasantly surprised to "stumble across" Makers & Brothers this week, as I searched around to find an item I'd seen and was trying to track down. Established just last year by the brothers Legge as "an online retail venture founded on simple things; the handmade, objects of integrity, contemporary vernaculars, a curation of everday design and craft", the store carries some interesting pieces by several excellent contemporary designers. It doesn't hurt that I also happen to have a thing for stools at the moment.

Makers & Brothers

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Friday
Jan272012

Stone Island Ghost Ventile Jacket

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—01. Storm flap and hood.
—02. Weatherproof Ventile cotton.
—03. Fold over pockets with press stud closures.
—04. Camouflaged Compass Rose badge.

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Another new season arriving in stores, and another Stone Island post. The Ghost Ventile Jacket is available in Khaki Green and Navy Blue this spring, and although I've personally been eyeing up this particular jacket for at least a year now, there's honestly not too much else to say. A classic brand, using a classic fabric, on a soon-to-be classic piece.

—Available at Stone Island and Blue In Green

Thursday
Jan262012

Porter x Fennica Hill Pack

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—01. Available in tan and blue.

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The Fennica brand continues to create new products that fit in beautifully with their aesthetic. A collaboration with Porter Yoshida definitely made sense, and the result is a nice casual bag. The new ruck sack comes in two fabrics and comes in an ideal size.

Available at Beams

Wednesday
Jan252012

Visvim Virgil

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—01. Black suede.

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The Virgil's are back, this time in three different suedes at End. The boots are arguably the best Visvim model ever. While the price keeps going up, and some have an issue with the heel counter, the black on black gives it a very subtle look. Light weight and extremely comfortable, the Virgil's are always going to be one for the 'want' list.

Available at End

Wednesday
Jan252012

First Delivery: Engineered Garments

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—01. Field Cap in navy & khaki.

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Our first delivery from Engineerd Garments has arrived in store. Included in the shipment are some great accessories, a handful of shirts, a couple jackets and some really nice hats. The short sleeve shirting is especially sharp, featuring polka dots and an interesting rayon/cotton paisley fabric. The field caps also look great and offer a nice alternative to traditional ball caps.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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Tuesday
Jan242012

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

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—01-04. All works by David Hockney.

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This January David Hockney opened his latest exhibition, A Bigger Picture, at The Royal Academy in London. In a short interview on their website, he stresses that it's not a retrospective, and without it many of the pieces would never have been done in the scale they are seen on the Acadmey's walls today. The Yorkshire landscapes are quite beautiful, some using technicolor combinations, and some as simple charcoal sketches. The show also includes Hockney's iPad drawings and a selection of new films. I was lucky enough to see it on my last afternoon in London, and it's well worth a look if you're in town.

Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture

Monday
Jan232012

Online Feature: South 2 West 8 Bag Collection

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—01. Available at Inventory next fall.

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South 2 West 8 just launched their latest, and most extensive bag collection this month. With a growing sunforger range, the brand is also building a great selection of Cordura and ballistic nylon bags to round out the offering.

Online Feature: South 2 West 8 Bag Collection

Sunday
Jan222012

45rpm Spring '12 Lookbook

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—01. Black & Blue.
—02. Black & White.

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45rpm have just added this season's lookbook to their website. The Spring '12 edition features a beautiful balance of monochrome and colour imagery, and I recommend looking through it from start to finish by clicking on the link below.

45rpm Spring '12

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