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Wednesday
Jun222011

The North Face Purple Label Trail Shorts

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—01. Brown.
—02. Navy.

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There's some great patterned shorts on offer this season, particularly those by Post Overalls, but these might just be the best of the bunch. The duck print is definitely pretty bold and won't be to everyone's taste, but in my mind a pair of shorts is always the perfect place for a pattern like this.

Available at Nanamica

Tuesday
Jun212011

Florence: Day 3 Snaps

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—01. Pitti Uomo, June 2011.

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Here's the last few snaps from Florence this summer. There's some sneak peeks at new pieces from Post Overalls and Engineered Garments, and a look at the legendary Milky Pig event put on by WP Lavori. The trip was very busy, but we also had a great time and it is always nice to connect with our friends from around the world.

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Tuesday
Jun212011

Inventory Item 021: Duluth Pack Large Utility Bag

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—01. Limited quantities.

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Duluth Pack make some of the best canvas bags in the world. With a great history between Canada and the USA, the lakeside company have become known for their lifetime guarantee. We took their classic Wanderer Pack made some small some adjustments to better suit our needs in the city, while still being able to withstand the rigors of the outdoors. For the Spring we brought back the small straight straps, brass hardware and custom patch but opted for olive drab coloured canvas.

—Inventory Stockroom

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Tuesday
Jun212011

South 2 West 8 Pullover Field Shirt

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—01. Made in Japan.

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This pop-over shirt has a moderately shiny satin fabric which plays into the military inspired garment. The dark brown cat eye buttons enhance the fine sense of detail and texture. The final product evokes strong vintage reference through its classic tones and simple fabric.

—South 2 West 8

Monday
Jun202011

Preview: Woolrich Woolen Mills SS12

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—01. Mark McNairy, designer.
—02. Parka & printed scarf.

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Over the weekend Mark McNairy and WP Lavori took the Woolrich Woolen Mills collection to Milan for the brands official presentation. It was one of my favorite collections in Florence, so its nice to see a preview of the pieces in a slightly different light here. With the use of some cotton twills, chambray, mesh and some great prints, the collection is well rounded, offering a unique twist on the Americana classics, while injecting a fresh feel and an opportunity to buy the collection in a few different ways - sadly, not in Canada though.

Woolrich Woolen Mills

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Monday
Jun202011

Mr. Bathing Ape Camo Jacket

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—01. Front.
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I'm not sure how this piece passed me by, but its definitely one of my favorites from the Mr. BATHING Ape collection. While the prices for the pieces are not cheap, Present have just gone into their summer sale, so the jacket is slightly more attainable, yet I might still be waiting for another drop.

Available at Present

Friday
Jun172011

Florence: Day 2 Snaps

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—01. Classic footwear enthusiasts.

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It's been a busy and productive trip to Florence so far. While it's almost over now, we've got another handful of meetings and collections to buy on our last day at Pitti. The show hasn't disappointing thus far, and we've managed to cook up some interesting special products as well that should be exciting to see next spring.

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Friday
Jun172011

Nepenthes Arrow Moccasin with Crepe Sole

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—01. Leather tanned in the UK.

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Back in early May I picked up a pair of the Nepenthes Moccasins and have been wearing them consistently since. These heavy, Swiss leather mocs are nearly the same but have been tanned in England and built to mold to your feet and still breathe exceptionally well. The additional crepe sole accents the leather and extends the sole of the leather as well. The darker ring strap and white stitching are another small detail that solidify this shoe as another brilliant Nepenthes collaboration.

—Nepenthes NY

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