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Sunday
May232010

Simple Things & Last Bits

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—01. Worn industrial stool.
—02. Canning jars.
—03. Metal basket.

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As some of you know, Inventory is preparing to open its first shop in the coming weeks. The process of printing Issue 02 and getting the space ready has been strenuous but fun, and definitely exciting. As you get closer to finishing this kind of project, there's always small details to address and things to find that will look great and improve the space. Some of them we've got, others we are yet to find. It will always be a process, but we're looking forward to announcing the opening date very soon.

All items available from Sit and Read Furniture

Saturday
May222010

Albam Ventile Alpine Jacket

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—01. Orange Ventile.
—02. Taped seams.

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Albam continue to develop and push their products in design and functionality. Their outerwear has been one of the most obvious examples of this as the materials used, simplicity of design and production techniques have all taken steps forward. The Apline jacket will be Albam's first made from Ventile with taped seams and they say it's the ultimate evolution of the Fisherman's Cagoule in terms of performance and functionality. Overall, it's a cleaner design made from a superior fabric. Coming in orange, navy and olive, it will be hitting Albam locations in June.

Albam

Saturday
May222010

Look: Short Sleeves & Shorts

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The weather has been great the last couple of weeks, yet the shorts have only come out once so far. The real summer heat is only around the corner and I am personally after a pair of the EG fatigue shorts for the rest of the season. The MHL short sleeve work shirt is a great summer choice and you always need a pop of color, supplied by the Sperry Top-Siders this time around.

Friday
May212010

Atlantic Works for Beams Plus

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—01. White suede beef-roll loafer.
—02. Nice silhouette.
—03. Red brick sole.

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Atlantic Works and Beams Plus seem to have formed a fairly strong relationship in the last few seasons as the footwear company has now made a handful of great looking shoes in collaboration with the Japanese retailer. These loafers are given a preppy twist by adding the red brick sole and pairing it with a white suede. It's usually a combination reserved for bucks, but in this case the result is a great summer shoe.

Beams

Thursday
May202010

In Stock: National Anthem

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—01. Russian Sailor Shirt.
—02. Made in Canada.

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National Anthem was one of those brands that looked great when we discovered it through select online Japanese web stores. After closer inspection and finding out that it was made in Vancouver, we had to dig a little deeper. Having been able to sneak a couple of their classic spring items into a recent production run, we are happy to add the brand to our stock list. These National Anthem Russian Sailor shirts are made from medium weight cotton in a classic Breton style, but instead of the usual wide cut neck, they have a nice crew neck. The overall shape is great and they work just as well over a shirt as they do on their own.

Available at the Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
May192010

Spring Patterns

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—01. Blue gingham.
—02. Hank Schmidt in der Beek, artist.

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These images have been going around the Internet for a little while and I couldn't help but post them. The concept is pretty humorous, but the photographs themselves are great. All the elements are perfect; not only the colours in the shirts and on the canvas, but also the hazy backgrounds and really lush green landscape.

Wednesday
May192010

Decho Camouflage Hats

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—01. Works well with the simplicity of a white shirt.
—02. Interior details.
—03. Interesting patchwork fabrics.

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While people are saying camouflage is coming back, or has come back, I still haven't seen a lot of good new items showcasing the pattern, and I've seen even less people sporting it well. It's definitely more difficult to wear than a plain olive or khaki, but I always feel it works nicely in small doses. If you're one for the safari or bucket hat, these versions by Decho might be just right. The colors are great and I like the leather accents too.

Available at Utility Coop

Wednesday
May192010

White Mountaineering, Tokyo

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—01. 2nd floor shop in Daikanyama.

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One of the most interesting visits we made last fall was to the White Mountaineering shop in Tokyo. We had seen a lot of the brand online and never in person, so it's always exciting meeting something in the flesh for the first time. The shop was definitely striking, from the stairway to the window to the wall. Painting things white is nothing too revolutionary, but these photos of the shop felt pretty beautiful.

In our spring issue, Owen Parrott describes the trip and afternoon we spent with White Mountaineering.

White Mountaineering

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