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Thursday
Apr152010

Sit & Read at Unis

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—01. Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm. at Unis, 226 Elizabeth Street in Manhattan.

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On April 22nd a couple of our friends are getting together in New York. The Unis shop on Elizabeth St. will welcome Sit & Read Furniture’s Kyle Garner in to furnish parts of the store with his collection of vintage pieces. The combination of the space, the Unis brand and Kyle’s taste is definitely a great marriage and it should keep the shop even more interesting and fresh looking beyond the already strong spring collection from Unis. It also turns out that our Spring–Summer issue of Inventory magazine, which comes out at the end of the month, features both Unis and Sit & Read Furniture. To top it off, one of our most valued contributors, Ken Tisuthiwongse has photographed a couple of looks for the collaboration and to showcase the Unis spring items.

Sit & Read Furniture
Unis

Thursday
Apr152010

Post Overalls Calico x Blue Royal Traveler Vest

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—01. Traveler Vest.
—02. Collar detail.
—03. Button detail.

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Post Overalls aren’t always a brand to explore with a lot of different patterns, but this spring they’ve done a very nice looking version of their classic waist coat in a calico royal blue. The pattern is interesting, but subtle enough to look great with chambray or a blue oxford cloth. It’s definitely one of my favorite items in the spring collection.

The Bureau

Tuesday
Apr132010

Wtaps Spring Scarves

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—01. Navy gingham.
—02. Label detail.
—03. Black gingham.

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A nice lightweight scarf is a great way to top off a transitional spring outfit. There are plenty of choices on the market each season, but that just makes the hunt for something special a little harder. Wtaps have a couple of very nice looking gingham scarves in easy to wear black and navy.

Firmament

Tuesday
Apr132010

Anachronorm Spring Jackets

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—01. Dip dyed shawl neck.
—02. Blue chore coat.
—03. Tan chore coat.

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Anachronorm has been on our radar for a couple of seasons now and after a careful inspection in Tokyo last fall, I was definitely still impressed. The brand has just made it’s debut in the US by way of Union LA. Chris Gibbs continues to bring in new labels, usually from Japan, and Anachronorm is a welcomed member to their very nicely edited stocklist. The spring jackets offer something different between the more traditional work wear chore coat, completely with a nice lining and corduroy collar – definitely the easier of the too. It comes in two nice color options while the dip dyed jacket looks a bit crazy in the image on its own, when styled nicely, it can look great.

Anachronorm at Union LA

Monday
Apr122010

MHL Drill Trousers

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—01. Great green tone.
—02. Cinch back.
—03. Nice buttons.

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While the Margaret Howell collection continues to improve and be one of the most impressive season after season, their place in the Japanese market can’t be overlooked. With their strong retail presence comes the push for more items and unfortunately some of the great pieces only get released overseas, even with great hometown shops in London. These cotton drill trousers from the MHL line are really nice looking and have a number of details I’m often looking for.

Margaret Howell JP

Saturday
Apr102010

Unis Gio Shorts

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—01. Made in New York, USA.

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More shorts are starting to arrive in shops in preparation for summer and another great looking pair come courtesy of Unis. Nomad have just received some stock from the New York brand including the Gio chino shorts and pants, in a couple of classic summer colors. These would be extremely easy to wear in the summer and assuming they are as good as the Gio pants, the fit will be perfect.

Unis

Friday
Apr092010

In Stock: Yuketen Sport Chukka

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—01. Hand sewn in the USA.

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The Yuketen spring collection has been one of the most anticipated this season - at least in my own mind. There were a lot of great models, leathers and new styles but I felt that the three we choose for the Stockroom made a great little collection. Going with crepe soles across the board, a slight variety of brown leathers and suede and three very strong shoes. The Sport Chukka is the last of the three we ordered for the spring and they just arrived today. As usual, they look even better then I remembered from last summer.

Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
Apr082010

Challenger Chambray

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—01. Pattern on cuffs & collar.
—02. Flap pockets.
—03. Made in Japan.

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Challenger is quickly becoming one of my new favourite brands with pieces like this. Their twist on a simple chambray shirt here is brilliant I think. Taking the classic reference of a bandana pattern and using it on the cuffs and collar provide for some great detail when worn underneath a sweatshirt or maybe another shirt. The hits on the flap pockets tie the whole shirt together for when it’s worn on its own, and it’d be a great option if you’re still unsure on wearing a neckerchief too. It’s the kind of shirt that’s seemingly a bit crazy but it’s so well done it almost feels natural and once on would feel totally normal and simply just look good.