Summer may well be on its last legs, but the heat of August must still be suffered before the more forgiving and usually cooler September arrives. It's at about this time when I've worn in and worn out almost all of my summer T-shirts, and am quite frankly sick of wearing the same two or three things every day. These mid and heavy weight loopwheel T-shirts from Studio D'Artisan might be a little on the expensive side, but when they're 50% of your entire outfit, the price starts to look a little more reasonable.
—01. Packing Cases.
—02. Wrap Bag.
While it seems obvious, having options is never a bad thing when it comes to storing and carrying things. While a few brands offer a similar set of different options, The North Face Purple Label has done it right by using the super lightweight, waterproof and durable Pertex. Their set of packing cases provides a nice range of sizes for any trip big or small, while the performance fabric adds functionality to that utility. The blue, red and white stripes are an especially nice version of the technical fabric which they've also used on a great adjustable wrap bag which is also worth a look.
—01. Recent acquisitions.
The Library of Independent Exchange is a non-profit reference library based in Plymouth, directed by Christopher Green and Mark James, and founded on the basis that nothing of its kind existed in the South West of England. Their aim to assemble a selection of contemporary independent publications for public reference has resulted in a vital, ever-expanding resource for the region. Follow the link below for more information on a project we're honoured to be a part of.
Exhibition & Book Release
August 9th, 6-9pm
Ace Hotel, NYC
"People Around Here is an exhibition of drawings by Jason Polan. It is a component of Polan’s larger project Every Person in New York, where he is attempting to draw every person in New York. Here, he is focusing on the area around Broadway and 29th Street. His work is a witty examination of human nature on a grand scale."
—01. Pirate Black.
—02. Castor Grey.
A classic, easy to wear piece from the Fall-Winter '12 Levi's Vintage Clothing collection, these shirts have just arrived at Haven, along with a selection of other items from the brand. Simplicity is the key with these, as well as good fabric and colour choices, and the use of shell buttons to add some contrast.
—01. Archivio '982-'012.
—02. Spring_Summer '991 .
—03. Autumn_Winter '990-'991.
—04. The Compass Rose.
It's almost impossible to sum up the ambition, significance, and scope of this publication in a single blog post. At a staggering 644 pages, its contents, art directed by Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, tell the 30 year story of one of the most important brands in modern sportswear. Over 300 meticulously captioned images offer a rare examination of Stone Island's famed archive, each page representing not only a moment in time, but also underlining the Italian brand's status as a perpetual innovator. The perfect accompaniment to the recent exhibition at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, this book is an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in clothing history.—Available for pre-order at Firmament
The FW12 Aircraft Jacket by Nigel Cabourn just arrived at London's Present. The 100% cotton waxed outer offers a classic barrier against the wet winter elements, and is available in both Navy and Olive Green - making it an appealing option for those in need of a classic looking foul weather jacket.