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Wednesday
Oct262011

Falke Nordic Socks

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—01. Indigo.
—02. Grey.

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I got some of these Falke Nordic socks from Oi Polloi a few weeks ago, before they sold out, and I am quite pleased with them. They are really soft, a nice thickness and the colors are great. They do fit a bit big, so I would go with the smaller size if you wear anything below a size 12 shoe.

Available at Tres Bien Shop

Wednesday
Oct262011

Yuketen Canvas Canoe Pack

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—01. Olive green canvas.

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Yuketen's canvas bags are made with some of the best materials, from the hardware to the fabric to the leather. These simple 2-strap bags are great for daily use, and the nice color options and veggie leather make it tough to choose from.

Available at Revolver

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Tuesday
Oct252011

Post Overalls 'My V.S.O.P. Exhibition'

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—01. 'Very Special Old Pieces'.

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Last week Takeshi and his small team at Post Overalls opened their pop up shop and exhibition at the Nepenthes NY store. Unfortunately I wasn't anywhere near the city, but the concept behind Takeshi's space is quite nice, displaying his very special old pieces, some of which are the inspiration for Post Overalls garments, and some of which he just likes a lot. Along with the clothing garments, Takeshi has produced a book that documents his favorite vintage pieces, only available at Nepenthes.

Nepenthes NY

Monday
Oct242011

Adrià Cañameras for INDOORS

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—01. Warm light.
—02. A table set for friends.

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These photos were taken by Inventory Issue 05 contributor Adrià Cañameras for INDOORS; a new project by the Barcelona based ARQUITECTURA-G firm. The project is focused on the reformulation and reorganization of contemporary urban housing, by offering both design and furniture specific solutions. With strong ties to Apartamento magazine, which publishes frequent conversations and debates established by the firm in each issue, it's not hard to see the influence of both parties on one another. Adrià's photos meanwhile, beautifully capture the feeling of an evening spent indoors: with good company, soft light, and plenty of food.

Adrià Cañameras for INDOORS

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Sunday
Oct232011

Rocky Mountain Featherbed at Silver and Gold

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—01. Khaki, Olive, Black.

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You could quite easily write about something new at Silver & Gold every week. In fact; I pretty much do. However, when the subject matter contains both great product and interesting presentation, what's to dislike? That it's not from a store based in the US maybe, or perhaps that it's yet another vest I'm posting, while still not sure if I'm ready to change the habit of a short lifetime, and make the leap of purchase myself. Those two reasons aside, the Military Down Vest from Rocky Mountain looks like a pretty solid addition to anyone's winter wardrobe. Whether you track it down and make the purchase from home, or abroad.

Rocky Mountain Featherbed
Available at Silver and Gold

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Saturday
Oct222011

The Navajo Blanket

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—01. The Navajo Blanket.
—02. Weathered and worn.

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Yet another gem unearthed from The Moment blog of the New York Times; The Navajo Blanket by Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and Anthony Berlant looks like an amazing find, should you manage to track a copy down of the 1979 book from Praeger Publishing. Unsurprisingly my knowledge on blankets is not particularly up to scratch, but I was lucky enough to recently spend some time in the company of someone who's appreciation, understanding, and craft certainly is, for the latest issue of the magazine. Since then my fledgling interest has grown little by little, and this publication looks like something I'd happily add to the piles around the house, given half the chance.

Off The Shelf: The Navajo Blanket

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Friday
Oct212011

The Real McCoy's Mountain Parka

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—01. Olive 60/40 fabric.

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The Real McCoy's don't often make a lot of mountaineering inspired pieces aside from a some down vests, but this Western Yoke Mountain Parka is definitely worth noting. The muted color combination, fabric choice and quality detailing make this one of the best of its kind.

Available at Superdenim

Thursday
Oct202011

Stone Island 20th Anniversary Parka for Nitty Gritty

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—01. Garment dyed using "OLD" Process.
—02. Detachable lining in contrasting colour.

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To mark their 20th anniversary the Stockholm based retailer Nitty Gritty has chosen to celebrate the occasion with six collaborative items made especially for their 20th Anniversary Collection. The items have been produced with brands that have had a particular impact on the stores 20-year history, and will be sold in a limited quantity of 20 pieces per item. The first of these collaborations has just been released, in the shape of a custom finished Parka from the Stone Island brand, and is available now; both in store and online.

Available at Nitty Gritty
Inside the Process

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