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Friday
Jan212011

Comme des Garçons Wallets

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—01. Made with fine cow hide.

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Surprisingly there still aren't that many great wallets out there. The one that seems to be carried by many shops, sold by many shops and used by a few people I know is by Comme des Garçons. Their classic half-zip version, among others, has been given a slight upgrade in leather this season. The brown and burgundy are definitely my favorites of the group.

Available at Sterling and Tres Bien

Thursday
Jan202011

Inventory Item 013: Barbarian Rugby Shirts

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—01. Made in Canada.

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It's not too often that we are able to make products in Canada, but working with Barbarian is something we've been planning for awhile. The 100% heavyweight cotton shirts feature a white collar, a slimmed down fit and come in two colour options. The grey/ivory combination and the heather/navy both look great and the natural colors are perfect compliments for blues, reds and chambrays. Rugby shirts are often overdone, but we feel our version offers the authenticity and toughness of the traditional shirt while using soft tones, great fabric and a much nicer fit.

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Wednesday
Jan192011

In Stock: Engineered Garments Workaday Totes

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—01. Available in navy and natural canvas, $220.

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While I'm sad to be away from the shop during our first deliveries, I am pretty excited about carrying the Workaday collection this spring. One of the items I had been on the hunt for since I first saw it, was the canvas tote bag in natural. It's one of the best canvas bags I've come across and I really like the subtle details on the webbing, more so on the natural bag. They are pretty tough to come by, pretty much impossible outside of Japan and the Nepenthes store, so I was excited to see they arrived in the first few boxes from Engineered Garments this season.

Engineered Garments isn't sold online, so email us or call us anytime for more information.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Tuesday
Jan182011

Nepenthes NY

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—01. Artwork by Hiroshi Kagoshima.

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After our appointment with Engineered Garments yesterday, we went down to the Nepenthes shop to have a look around. The shop had recently received quite a bit of Engineered Garments' spring collection and also is currently featuring some really nice art by Hiroshi Kagoshima. While there were a few new pieces I wanted, they just so happened to show up in Vancouver today as well. Our first delivery includes shirting accessories and the tote bags from the Workaday collection.

Nepenthes NY

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Monday
Jan172011

New Mexico, Part One

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—01. Yuki and Nick in the desert.

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Last month I spent a few days traveling the dusty roads of New Mexico with Yuki and Ryan from Yuketen. We had spoken about the region early last year and about how Yuki used to go there searching for Native American jewlery and for the specialty woven goods. It had been a while since Yuki had gone, so we thought it would be fun to tag along on the trip. We also had Nicholas Haggard come along to take some photos and document the trip for our upcoming issue of Inventory. I had never been to New Mexico, and with some great luck and an experienced tour guide, we had an amazing trip. I'll put up another batch of images shortly, but the real goodies will be coming later in the spring.


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Saturday
Jan152011

Nanamica Gore Cruiser

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—01. Navy.
—02. Khaki.

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Nanamica's spring collection has started to release in Japanese retailers and should be hitting their few western accounts in the near future. There are some interesting shirts, but as always the outerwear is the star of the show. These Gore-Tex Cruiser jackets are another finely designed, simple and functional piece of clothing that I wouldn't mind having for the future.

Nanamica

Thursday
Jan132011

Red Wing Oxblood Oxford

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—01. Part of a 3 model series.

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Although the new Red Wing series made its way around the Internet quite a bit recently, I thought it was still worthwhile to note the footwear. Red Wing is one of my favorite brands and I wear their boots very regularly. I don't think this is a model that I would personally pick up, but I think the shape, color and styling is very much within their aesthetic. It's been well executed and I think the oxford version looks especially nice.

Red Wing 1905

Wednesday
Jan122011

Nigel Cabourn Aircraft Jacket

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—01. Made from beeswaxed coated cotton.

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A few spring deliveries are starting to show up and one of the notables is a special version of Nigel Cabourn's Aircraft jacket. It's one of the best pieces in the spring collection and End of done a couple special fabrics this season. The blue waxed oxford is definitely my favorite. I quite like the tone and how it would work with my other spring and all year-round pieces.

Exclusively available at End

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