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Thursday
Dec092010

01: New Issue

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—01. Early sketches of Inventory pages.

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It seems like the world of online magazines has expanded and grown well beyond what I ever imagined it would be like. However, I might argue that the best have all come from Canada, and 01 magazine follows suit. Their latest issue is filled with interviews, editorials and photo stories. Besides the interview with Visvim's Hiroki Nakamura, they also spoke to Chris Allen, who is largely responsible for the look and feel of Inventory magazine. The new online issue also has some great photography by Jennilee Marigomen, especially the shots from 'Kim's Closet'.

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Chris Allen Studio

Wednesday
Dec082010

Preview: Stussy Canada

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—01. Black crewneck sweatshirt.

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A couple of weeks ago Owen and I started working on a small project for Stussy. The international brand has played a huge role in the growth of streetwear and the way that collaboration has become a big part of the market. This Saturday, Stussy is launching a Canada specific range featuring simple, basic items such as fleece sweats, cotton tees, button up shirts and a hand-knit Cowichan sweater made by Canadian Sweater Company. I recently shot some looks for the small capsule collection and Owen will be producing a short video aspect of the project within the next couple of weeks.

I shot all of the images with my Canon F1 35mm camera. I used a mix of colour and black and white film for the shoot. I was mostly focused on using the black and white as much as possible, and I felt pretty good about how the shots came out overall.

Stussy

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Tuesday
Dec072010

Free & Easy in London

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—01. EP.
—02. Coombs Ring Boots.

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January's Free & Easy has just been released and the theme of the latest edition is boots. It's a great issue, and a special one for myself and James as we were both asked to contribute. I was interviewed and James produced a series of portraits. You'll have to pick up a copy to see the former, but here's a selection of James' photographs. Thanks again to everyone who agreed to take part, and to Free & Easy for asking us to be involved.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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Monday
Dec062010

In Stock: Inverallan for Inventory Items Knit Caps

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—01. Pure wool, hand knitted in Scotland.

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Unfortunately this year saw Inverallan scale back their business to existing retailers, mainly in Japan. However, we are excited to continue our relationship with the experienced hand knitters. Currently in the depths of the Scottish winter, our cardigans are trapped by snow. Luckily this season's cable knit caps made it out before the change in weather. They're available in five colours - red, loden, oatmeal, grey and blue - and are a great way to keep warm, look sharp and add some nice colour and texture to an outfit.

Available at the Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

Monday
Dec062010

Red Wing Postman Chukka

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—01. Made in USA.

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When Red Wing first reissued their Postman oxford shoe, I wasn't particularly a fan of the new, old model. Something about the shape of it didn't feel quite right. The chukka, however, looks much nicer. I like the silhouette, and it offers a slightly rugged, yet formal looking option. I also like the appeal of its origin and how they seem to wear over time.

—Available at Museum Ark and Present

Saturday
Dec042010

South 2 West 8 Winter Sweater

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—01. Navy.
—02. Snowflake detail.
—03. Bottom hem.

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With the holidays around the corner, decorated sweaters are about to hit their prime season. Thick winter sweaters adorned with skiers, trees and snowflakes will be out in full force, but there aren't a lot of them I'd like to wear myself. This piece from South 2 West 8 has a nice look and feel to it though; and while it is probably best suited to the middle of winter, the colors and styling feel classic enough to be a little more versatile.

Nepenthes

Friday
Dec032010

Present FW10 Collection

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—01. 3 Button Jacket and Elbow Patch Sweater.

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As Ryan noted on Monday, Present have recently launched a wider range of products under their own name. They've been making small runs of items since opening, but the current offering is their first full collection. Well-rounded, compact, and sitting neatly alongside the other brands they carry, it's an impressive and reasonably priced addition to the shop's ever expanding selection. Highlights include quilted outerwear and accessories made in England, shirting, jackets and chinos in a variety of Japanese fabrics, and some great Scottish knitwear. The collection also features a range of footwear made with Tricker's, and socks by Corgi. These images are taken from a lookbook produced for a new section of the Present website and provide a hint of what's on offer. For a more detailed look at the collection as a whole, follow the link below.

Present FW10 Collection

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Thursday
Dec022010

In Stock: British Folk Part One

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

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James Pearson-Howes has been shooting features and editorials for Inventory magazine since the first issue. His photographs are always full of character, beautifully composed and consistently highlight an ability to put his subjects at ease. The latter is even more evident when you visit his website and look through his personal projects and work for other clients; James can shoot anyone and anything. Diversity and portraiture are a common thread and it's these priorities that underpin his first book. British Folk documents a series of unconventional British folk traditions. These events were originally about exorcising a towns' demons or ensuring a better crop, but today they're all about being part of a community.

Litho printed and perfect bound with a buckram cloth spine, this edition of 250 is the first in a trilogy of planned releases. Designed by Ben Freeman, it focuses on three regions - Dorset, Devon and Peterborough - and specifically Hunters Moon Morris, Tar Barrels, the Straw Bear and the Red Leicester Morris Men. The subsequent two editions are scheduled for release next year and will feature, among other things, the Obby Oss, Lewes Bonfire Night and the Pearly King and Queen.

—Available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

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