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Sunday
Aug222010

Mark McNairy Painter Pants

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—01. Navy cotton twill.
—02. Made in USA.

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Painter pants have seen a recent resurgence in popularity. Our stock of the EG version sold through very quickly and the demand seems to be continuing. Mark McNairy has been working with the style as well and with a slimmed down fit, his navy cotton twill offering are also a nice option this fall.

&mdashAvailable at the ACL Shop

Saturday
Aug212010

Visvim ISDT KNGR Boots

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—01. Natural cork footbed.
—02. Custom Vibram Moreflex outsole.
—03. Premium kangaroo hide upper.

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I've been gawking at these boots for a while now. To me, most Visvim footwear will probably never be unappealing. Something about the re-appropriation of classic styles with premium materials like this unlined kangaroo hide, combined with innovative production and solid craftsmanship, always piques my interest. The rich brown is perfect and the low profile Moreflex sole means these could easily be that one pair of shoes that you can wear with anything, 5 days a week, without thinking twice about it.

&mdashVisvim

Friday
Aug202010

Neighborhood Thermals

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—01. Neighborhood Healthknit Thermals
—02. Black crewneck.
—03. Great button detailing.

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Neighborhood just recently found its way into a Canadian shop for the first time thanks to Haven. Last week they received their first shipment of the Fall/Winter BLACK ICON collection which contains a number of nice pieces. Some deep olive chinos and a down vest caught my eye but the pick of the lot for me is these Healthknit thermal shirts. The classic black crew neck version is just the right amount of plain, but the nice subtlety of the details in the pattern makes it stand out. On the other hand the off-white henley version is a really nice colour with some great looking buttons. Perhaps my favourite bit on both shirts is their awesome tags though.

&mdashAvailable at Haven

Friday
Aug202010

Mark McNairy for Engineered Garments Long Wings

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—01. Daiki pointing out the subtle leather contrast.

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Daiki Suzuki and Mark McNairy are no strangers to creating classic menswear with subtle twists and that's just what they did with these long wings. They feature mismatched sections of pebbled full grain leather and smooth calf skin - an almost trademark Nepenthes detail. I'm a big fan of long wings and both designers, so the result is unsurprisingly one of the better new footwear options available this season.

&mdashAvailable at Tres Bien Shop

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Thursday
Aug192010

Saint James Matelot

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—01. Stripes, stripes and more stripes this fall.

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"Made in France with 100% wool. This sweater is one of the original styles from Saint James. It fits close to the body to prevent cold drafts and winds from getting to the skin. It is this original fit that has kept french fishermen warm in the cold open seas of Northern France."

&mdashAvailable at Lark

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Thursday
Aug192010

Nepenthes Melange Socks

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—01. Salt and pepper, and purple.
—02. Made in Japan.

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Nepenthes do a lot of things right, at least in my opinion. One of the constants is their melange socks which they seem to do all year round. Fortunately with the opening of the Nepenthes store in New York this fall, they might actually be easy to purchase in the near future.

&mdashUntil then...

Wednesday
Aug182010

Preview: Arc'teryx Veilance

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—01. The Align and Insulated Shell Jackets in black.

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Arc'teryx has done so much to push the boundaries of garment construction in the last couple of decades, and the Veilance collection represents another giant stride forwards. It combines all their knowledge and history with a desire to explore technical tailoring and functionality through a more minimal aesthetic. It's a brand we're really looking forward to this fall, particularly as we spend so much of our time between London, Vancouver and New York. Honeyee recently previewed two new styles, and I'm a big fan of the Align - especially in blue - which will be arriving in the Stockroom next month.

&mdashImages via Honeyee

Tuesday
Aug172010

Northwest Summer

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—01. A tidy campsite.

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And then there is the reason for not wanting to wear fall clothing... The Northwest can be a very beautiful place, especially when seen through the lens of a talented photographer. These shots definitely capture some of the beauty of summer in Vancouver and the surrounding Northwest. They also make me a little jealous after spending the majority of my summer indoors in front of a computer. Jennilee is one of the creators of 01 magazine, an online publication from Vancouver.

&mdashPhotography by Jennilee Marigomen

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