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Friday
Jun242011

Workers Western Shirt

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—01. Black.
—02. Olive.

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Set for release in July, these cotton sateen western shirts by Workers are a clean and simple version of a classic. Perfect as a summer layer, but equally wearable all year round, I like the use of earthier tones at a time when most brands are offering something altogether brighter.

Workers

Friday
Jun242011

Visvim Skagway Lo Denim

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—01. Denim and leopard print upper.

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I know the pricing is prohibitive to many - myself included - but these are a prime example of what Visvim does best - using a classic silhouette and taking it somewhere new; making it the best it can be through considered design and innovation. The combination of grey denim and tonal leopard print on the tongue and heel is a measured touch, unique but not overpowering, making them easy to wear, but a little more interesting than standard cap toe options.

Visvim

Thursday
Jun232011

Viberg Brogue Servicemen Boot

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—01. Horween chromexcel leather.

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Viberg continue to develop new styles, use new leathers and grow their casual 'collection' in a good direction. This fall should see one of their most extensive and interesting ranges, including this brogue cap toe Servicemen boot.

—Viberg

Thursday
Jun232011

Head Porter for Silly Thing

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—01. Photographer traveling pack.

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You can put this freshly on the top of my 'want' list. Head Porter and Silly Thing have worked together on a photography project before, but this one has resulted in a set of great looking, very functional bags. Especially the small lens and camera bags would be great to have handy. The all black everything colour choice, clean details and fabric all look very nice together.

—Silly Thing Interview

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Thursday
Jun232011

Waste(twice) x The Superior Labour Basque Shoes

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—01. Made in Spain.

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These woven jute espadrilles feature a lightweight construction and a rope sole. This current model has not changed significantly since the mid-19th century, making them a casual summer staple. The colours are simple and are accented by a single painted stripe across the front. A strong summer collaboration for these two brands.

—Available at Underground Passage

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Look: Ready for Summer

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The sun finally came out in Vancouver on the first official day of summer. It's still not entirely hot out however, so a jacket might be good to keep with you, say in your back pack? The colors here feel nice and summery, casual and easy to mix around together. Comfort is definitely key, so whether you need a little added layering, or the hot weather haven of a madras shirt, whatever the climate, you'll be set.

—Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
Jun222011

Missoni Spring-Summer '12

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—01 & 02. Missoni SS12 presentation, Milan.

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We don't normally post that much runway imagery, but the Missoni Spring-Summer '12 collection warrants the attention. Styled by our friend, and regular Inventory contributor, Stephen Mann, the show featured lots of simple light layering and considered combinations of pattern and colour. The collection merges elements of sportswear and technical detailing with neat cuts and Missoni's iconic knitwear resulting in something inventive and modern, yet equally wearable. Click on the link below to view the show in its entirety.

Missoni SS12

Wednesday
Jun222011

The North Face Purple Label Trail Shorts

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—01. Brown.
—02. Navy.

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There's some great patterned shorts on offer this season, particularly those by Post Overalls, but these might just be the best of the bunch. The duck print is definitely pretty bold and won't be to everyone's taste, but in my mind a pair of shorts is always the perfect place for a pattern like this.

Available at Nanamica

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