—01. Chambray & stripe.
—02. Striped tie, handmade.
These handmade ties by Jim Christensen are immaculate. From the shape to the labels to the incredible deadstock fabrics, they are really nicely made. The redish brown shirting fabric is especially nice, and my choice of the new batch. Circa 1920-30s, it's a great weight and the color is rather unique.
Seconde Nature by Jennilee Marigomen
46 pages / 15 x 21 cm
Original Fujicolor photo print cover
Printed in France
Numbered edition of 50
Jennilee Marigomen's first book with French publisher Je Suis Une Bande De Jeunes was released earlier this month at the New York Art Book Fair. The perfect bound edition of 50 features images shot on a series of camping trips, shown here in colour, but printed in black and white for the JSBJ Blue Series. To celebrate its release, and on the occasion of Neighbour's official grand opening, there's a party at the Gastown store this evening between 7 and 11pm. If you aren't in Vancouver copies are also available at Dashwood Books in New York, Colette and Le Bal in Paris, and online via the JSBJ website.
Ryan's recent post highlighted some of the up-close-and-personal elements found in the new fall line produced by Nike and Jun Takahashi's Gyakusou International Running Association. Thanks to Honeyee there's now a broader look at the garments and shoes themselves, alongside plenty of behind the scenes imagery from the recent Running Monks campaign, and lots to read; if you read Japanese. I personally think this has been a consistently well executed and interesting collaboration, and I this third season might well be my favourite yet.
—01. The Italian Issue.
—02. On Cinema As Public Space by Manuel Segade.
—03. Like A Whisper by Chris Sharp.
—04. The Suburbs by Michele D'Aurizio.
I've mentioned this before but I quite often find myself arriving late to the party. In this most recent figurative case I have only just begun to pay closer attention to a title I'd seen on various tables and racks over the last several years. Of course I'm now cursing my lazy thumbs, and figuring out how best to play it off like I've been wise to this publications excellence from the get-go. Kaleidoscope Magazine is an international arts and culture quarterly, but I won't attempt to summarize the varied and interesting content that's on offer each issue here. Instead I'll just recommend you find a copy posthaste, and join me in pretending you've had it on your bookshelf all along.
—01. Opening October 14th.
The latest concept on show at the Nepenthes Gallery space is a trading post featuring traditional and hand crafted pieces of clothing, footwear and jewelry sourced from New Mexico, and displayed by the South2West8 brand. The trading post opens on October 14th, and looks well worth a visit should you live, or find yourself, in that part of the world.
—01. Olive herringbone.
—03. 'Bridge between Human and Inhuman'.
Human Made seems to have hit the market in the UK pretty hard this season, although none of the accounts seem to have picked up this great military hat. It's one of the more simple items, and with no exterior branding, nice fabric choice and an ideal size, it's one of my favorites from Nigo's new collection.
—01-04. Imagery from the Wtaps blog.
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Wtaps. I don't own too many of their products as a lot of them don't fit with my general style, but the brand has always resonated with me in some way. I'm not entirely sure why, but I think it has something to do with their overall attention to detail and the depth of reference that surrounds everything they do. If you aren't aware of how much thought goes into the brand, or simply like seeing behind the scenes, the Wtaps blog is a good place to spend some time.