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Thursday
Aug122010

S.N.S. Herning Fall Accessories

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—01. Knit cap in white and olde blue.
—02. NAVAL scarf.

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For most people the onset of fall is usually when the knitwear comes out, and for me that means the S.N.S. Herning pieces come out. The brand definitely has an impressive variety of sweaters to choose from but their accessories shouldn't be overlooked either. The warm wool is ideal in the months to come and this scarf and hat are both offered in one of my favorite colour combinations: white and olde blue.

&mdashAvailable at C'H'C'M'

Thursday
Aug122010

Preview: Albam FW10

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—01. Trail parka.
—02. Shawl collar cardigan.

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Albam are getting ready to release some of their first fall products and have shot a handful of looks as a preview for the upcoming season. The brand hasn't done much in the way of lookbooks in the past so it's nice to see some well taken photographs bringing things to life a little more this time around.

&mdashAlbam

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Wednesday
Aug112010

MHL Staff Jacket

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—01. Staff Jacket in drill cotton.
—02. Styled by Margaret Howell Japan.

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One of the most familiar looking styles in the MHL collection is the Staff Jacket, its casual styling and utilitarian influences making it something of a trademark garment. This tan cotton drill version is a great tone, perfect for the transition from late summer to early fall, and a versatile layer come winter. It's one of several new items recently made available in Japan, but our own selections from the collection will be filtering into the Stockroom very soon.

&mdashMargaret Howell

Wednesday
Aug112010

Alden Pebbled Long Wings

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—01. Pebbled black long wings.

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My two favourite elements when it comes to an Alden shoe are probably long wings and plantation crepe soles, but black leather and black soles aren't usually on the top of my list. In this instance however, the black alpine grain leather looks nice with the subtle pebbles and I could see these shoes looking very nice after a winter beating.

&mdashAvailable at Leffot

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Tuesday
Aug102010

Heller's Cafe x Warehouse Tees

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—01. US Army Alaska tees.

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Sometimes it's the most simple things that strike a chord. While recently visiting Heller's Cafe, I had a chance to look through the Heller's Cafe x Warehouse collection. The denim, washes and shirting were all beautifully done, but these simple athletic t-shirts are what I really loved. Yes, it's an $80 t-shirt in Japan, probably $140 in North America, but it's one fine piece of clothing and arguably the best t-shirt you'll find.

&mdashHeller's Cafe x Warehouse

Monday
Aug092010

Engineered Garments Fall Irving Jackets

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—01. Tan corduroy.
—02. Grey wool herringbone.

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The fall collection from Engineered Garments has begun to hit shops in North America and while I'm excited as a consumer, we are also fortunate enough to be one of the few new stockists this season. The Irving jacket is one of the collection's best items, and was offered in a variety of beautiful fabrics. The casual sport coat has a slightly more refined look than the iconic Bedford, and though it fits a little neater, might be even more versatile in its styling. I'm most excited about the tan corduroy version, which I picked up for myself. However, the olive and herringbone options are extremely nice too, and slightly warmer as they have a subtle quilted lining. Overall, these jackets are a fine example of what Engineered Garments do best: the perfect casual silhouette.

&mdashNow available in-store at Inventory Stockroom

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Monday
Aug092010

Nigel Cabourn by Matt Hind

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—01. The Everest Parka .

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Simon told me about Men's File ahead of issue one's release, but I hadn't seen a copy in the flesh until recently. That issue was the 3rd and it features a great Nigel Cabourn editorial photographed by Matt Hind. The shoot in the Alps blew me away. The photographs are beautiful and the clothes, which took quite a beating, look amazing. It's undoubtedly the highlight of the issue and it made me even more excited for the arrival Nigel's fall collection. If you're a Cabourn fan, I recommend picking up the issue for the editorial alone, which is also accompanied by a small article.

&mdashMen's File
&mdashMatt Hind

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Sunday
Aug082010

Warehouse & J.Crew

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—01. LOT 403 Sweatshirt.

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Probably my favorite thing that J.Crew is doing right now is their work with Warehouse. The Japanese company is one of the best in the world when it comes to classic reproductions. Both pairs of jeans look beautiful in person and have the same single rinse wash. I have always loved the cinch back so the 700J model would be my choice if I was in the market for another pair of jeans right now. The sweatshirt looks great as well, but there is only one size available and it's worth trying on before purchasing. It fits quite small and definitely stays true to its 50s athletic reference. That said, if it fits, add some boots and a military jacket to the mix and you're all set for the fall.

J.Crew

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