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Monday
May302011

Now Available: Kelty Vintage

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—01. Constructed from Cordura Nylon.
—02. Classic 60s Design.

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Up until now, Kelty's Vintage collection has only been available in Japan. A handful of UK retailers including Oi Polloi and End have recently received a nice little selection of the bags. They are simple, clean and classic. The small Day Pack is one of my favorites, and a bag that I will probably end up purchasing this summer, just need to decide on the color.

Available at End

Saturday
May282011

Staples: Engineered Garments Workaday Fatigues

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—01. Olive Sateen.
—02. Made in USA.

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I can't really say any of the Engineered Garments Workaday pieces aren't staples for myself, but the Olive Sateen fatigues are probably one of the best items they offer. Always a classic, the wide leg pant has just the right balance of clean detailing, reference to the original vintage version and updated fit. While that doesn't refer to the width of the leg, the cut of the pants and the way the fabric in particular washes and wears is really nice.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Friday
May272011

Intermission

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—01. 'Blast It' by Shabazz Palaces.

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The video for 'Blast It' by Sub Pop's Shabazz Palaces featuring footage from Tough Bond, the soon to be released Village Beat documentary "about kids sniffing glue to survive street life in Kenya's disappearing villages and exploding urban slums." Follow the links below for more information about both.

Sub Pop
Village Beat

Thursday
May262011

Recommended Reading

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—01. Mono Workwear Volume 05.
—02. Lightning American Heritage Book.

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Among Superdenim's recent magazine releases are the latest issue of Workwear and an American Heritage edition of Lightning produced with The Flat Head. Although the monthly Japanese publications are always a great source of inspiration, it's these kind of comprehensive special editions that I find myself going back to over and over again.

Available at Superdenim

Tuesday
May242011

Woolrich Woolen Mills Camp Shirt

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—01. Blue floral pattern.
—02. Made in USA.

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Daiki Suzuki has picked out a handful of great floral patterns this spring. One of the less hyped, but nice looking shirts is this button up camp shirt from the Woolen Mills collection. I like the straight cut of the shirt, and the clean detailing makes it pretty easy to wear.

Available at Oi Polloi

Tuesday
May242011

In Stock: Heller's Cafe

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—01. Made in Japan by Warehouse.

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We were pleased to be offered the Heller's Cafe x Warehouse collection by our friend Larry earlier this year. The collection has grown well in Japan since its inception, but outside of J.Crew it's been tough to track down. This spring we were able to get our hands on some of our favorite flannels and printed tees, as well as a really unique sweatshirt and a great work shirt. The pieces have already been moving out the door quickly, and the numbers are limited.

—Inventory Stockroom

Monday
May232011

Mountain Research Utility Jacket

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—01. Light weight summer jacket.

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I really like the use of camo in a light weight jacket or over shirt, and this piece is exactly that. I rue the miss opportunity to get The Real McCoy's herringbone camo shirt in our first delivery, but this Mountain Research jacket might be a good alternative. The style of pockets, weight of the jacket and shape all appear to be spot on.

—Available at Garbstore

Monday
May232011

Warehouse Rough-out Ring Belt

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—01. Brass hardware.

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Warehouse continue to grow their collection with a nice addition of leather accessories this spring. The ring belt has always been a favorite of mine, but only from afar. I haven't found the right one for me, so I haven't actually started wearing one yet. I quite like the simple touch of using the rough side of the leather on the front and back of this version, along with the clean stitch details.

—Warehouse

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