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Monday
Apr042011

Visvim High Water Chinos

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—01. Navy.
—02. Khaki.

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Visvim chinos are one of the best items in the collection, season after season. Whether they are the full cut leg, or the high water version, the cotton is incredibly nice and the fit is great. The high water cut is a bit slimmer, and with the stitched cuff, you can even let it out to get some more length out of them if you'd like.

Union LA

Sunday
Apr032011

Margaret Howell

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—01. Tea and biscuits.
—02. A comfortable living room.
—03. Margaret Howell.
—04. Bits and pieces.

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The images are already starting to do the rounds, but they are too nice not to post, especially on a Sunday. Margaret Howell, as a person, and a brand, present one of the most cohesive aesthetics I've ever seen, and it just happens to be my taste. These photographs of Margaret's country home on the coast of Suffolk are rather beautiful. The tones, the items, the subject overall - have a look over at the NY Times magazine for the rest of the images.

Via NY Times magazine

Friday
Apr012011

Ebbets Field Flannels for Inventory Items

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—01. Inventory Item 016.

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The secret about Ebbets Field Flannels seems to be out now, but that is no reason not to make a nice product with them. One of my personal problems looking through their catalog is figuring out what team to choose. Whether it be a city, a league or the logo, it can be tough if you choose your alliances carefully. We thought that making a plain wool ball cap would be a nice solution, just using a hint of colour on the button on the top of the cap. In our first collaboration with Ebbets, the wool hats come in navy with a burgundy button, and burgundy with a navy button - simple, wearable and good looking.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
Mar302011

Woolrich Woolen Mills Ranger Pants

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—01. Light weight broad cloth cotton.
—02. Soft olive tone, with multiple pockets.

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Daiki may not be known for his pant designs, but I do feel that the Ranger pant is one of his best. The leg is fairly slim, and has a nice tapper, but in my experience, sizing up slightly has made for a perfect fit. The light weight olive broad cloth is a really nice choice for a summer pant as well. The tone is really natural looking, and it would be easy to wear almost everyday.

Available at The Bureau

Tuesday
Mar292011

Alden Navy Suede Long Wings

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—01. Exclusive make up for Frans Boone.

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Navy suede shoes will always have a certain appeal, especially as our first Inventory shoe came in the colour. In fact these Alden's bare quite a resemblance to those shoes overall. However, Frans Boone's use of Alden's long wing pattern looks very nice, and unique. The red sole might be in the spotlight, however it feels more subtle on these shoes, and I think they'd make a nice spring, summer, fall or winter shoe.

Available at Frans Boone

Tuesday
Mar292011

Barena Cargo Shorts

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—01. Available in navy, olive, stone and khaki.

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The Barena collection is slowly building season after season, and while it has developed some signature piece, these simple side pocket shots are some of the most appealing. I think you either want your shorts to be very basic and plain, or have an interesting color or pattern on them. These definitely fall into the first category, but would probably get worn a ton in the months to come.

Barena

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Monday
Mar282011

Inventory Editors by Patrick Long

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—01. Owen Parrott, managing producer.
—02. Simon Roe, fashion director and buyer.

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With our 4th issue around the corner, we're excited about the strong group of contributors the magazine now has. The stories and images in the upcoming issue are really exciting, and I can't wait to see it on the shelf. In the meantime however, Patrick Long, who has contributed illustrations to our latest installment of 'Illustrated Examples' has whipped up a couple illustrations of our staff here at Inventory. As a little preview of his style, and a heads up that issue 04 will be arriving soon, enjoy.

Issue 04 coming soon to the Stockroom
Patrick Long

Monday
Mar282011

Mt. Rainier Design Spring Outerwear

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—01. B.Grey Anorak.
—02. Green Mountain Parka.

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We've got some more nice spring outwear by way of Japanese label, Mt. Rainier Design. At least these pieces are now available in North America however. The 60/40 jackets coming in khaki, green and b.grey, and all of the spring jackets we have come lined in a washed out herringbone camo. The fabric is very soft, and the jackets have been well looked after; snap buttons, leather toggles, clean zips and useful pocketing. The pull over anorak is also reversible, should you feel inclined. The jacket are very well made, from American 60/40 fabrics, and fit quite nicely too.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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