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Tuesday
Feb152011

A Good Proxy

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—01. Ideal for items like these...

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When I first heard of the term, it seemed pretty odd and I didn't think I would have to use a proxy. The more internet scouring and specific my taste got, it was only a matter of time before I needed help buying things from overseas. It's no secret, especially if you read this site, that Japan has an incredible number of exclusive and hard to find products that we'll never see here. So, after some time, I found out about Sharp Service. The cost is not prohibitive, the shipping is quick and the communication is great. I've found things for much cheaper, or that I could never get here with the help of Hide and his team, so I am happy to pass along their info as we've got a lot of emails about proxy help over the years.

Sharp Service

Monday
Feb142011

Visvim Spring Footwear

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—01. Flynt Lo Suede.
—02. Yucca Moc-Folk Leather.
—03. Yucca Moc-Folk Suede.

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Speaking strictly on the footwear, Visvim's latest offering isn't my favorite. They've moved some of the production to Japan which has resulted in higher prices, along with said higher quality - however beyond the pricing and country of origin, I personally prefer some of the older models more. Looking at the Yucca Moc, I would say the Hockney Folk and Americana Deck were both a little cleaner. The new chukka model looks nice however and uses some great fabrics and colors. All in all, its a solid handful of models from an extensive range, and I still wouldn't mind wearing them.

Available at Surrender

Monday
Feb142011

South 2 West 8 Spring Collection

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—01. My favorite outfit from the Spring '11 look book.

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It's nice that South 2 West 8 is finally available in Northern America, although the Nepenthes store doesn't carry a whole lot. Besides the very solid bag collection, the cut and sew goods always look good. I find that the look books are very well done each season, giving the garments a nice context and also being styled very nicely. It's a bit harder to find stand out specific pieces in the collection, but mixed in, and worn well, its a great offering of clothes.

South 2 West 8

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Sunday
Feb132011

Restocked: British Folk Part One

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—01. British Folk Part One by James Pearson-Howes.

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We just received a restock of British Folk Part One and this is the last batch we'll be getting. James has officially sold out and is working on Part Two, so if you've been thinking about picking up a copy, now's the time to do it.

—Available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

Saturday
Feb122011

Sassafras Seed Jacket

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—01. Olive satin cotton.

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It's getting close to full blown gardening season so it's good timing for Sassafras spring items to start hitting shops. I don't usually like this sort of cardigan style jacket with no collar, but the collar, buttons and back detail make it work for me. The pockets are useful even if you're not packing a full load of bulbs, the color is perfect and Sassafras always use interesting fabrics.

Available at Starling

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Friday
Feb112011

Preview: Engineered Garments FW11

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—01. Shot in the Nepenthes NY shop.
—02. More olive, khaki and brown ahead.

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Although shops are receiving spring goods like there's no tomorrow, we can't help but look ahead as we're finishing up our fall-winter buying. Of course Engineered Garments is one of the brands we look forward to most, and it will be no different for 2011 as Daiki Suzuki has put together another outstanding collection. Featuring some great wools, some classic staples and some new styles, it was fun to buy and will be one of the highlights next fall.


Friday
Feb112011

Nigel Cabourn Aircraft Jacket

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—01. Apple green.
—02. Blue.

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Nigel Cabourn's collection has started to roll out for the spring and its no surprise that most stockists have picked up the Aircraft jacket. It's the standout piece of the season and its available in some really nice colors. We just received it in the blue and apple green, but Oi Polloi were first to get up the green option which is probably the best of the pack. The weight of the jacket is really nice, ideal for most of the year when paired with some warm layers. The zipper, buttons and hood all feel nicely balanced as it's probably one of Nigel's best new pieces in the last couple season.

—Available at Oi Polloi and Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
Feb102011

En Route...

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—01. Superior Labor for Inventory Items.

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We've got some great products coming out this year; some are the result of exciting new partnerships and others are courtesy of tried and trusted relationships. They'll be plenty more on this particular release in the next few days. For now I just wanted to let you know that we've made some socks with Superior Labor, they're on their way and we're honoured to be working with such an amazing company.

Superior Labor

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