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Saturday
Feb192011

Kelty for Beams Plus

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—01. Camouflage hiking pack.
—02. Back view.

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Kelty Japan makes a lot of great looking, small, functional bags - they've been working with Beams for a few years now. When they get together they make even better looking bags, but we still can't get them over here, maybe soon. This camo day back looks great and I really like the simple design, leather accents and size.

Beams

Friday
Feb182011

Items of Interest

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—01. Colour palettes.


—02. Post Overalls.
—03. Herringbone.

Friday
Feb182011

Beams Plus Ginghams

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—01. Available in blue and black gingham cotton.
—02. Close up of blue gingham.

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Probably the best part about Beams Plus is their shirting. The quality of fabrics, build and fit is very difficult to beat for its price range. There are a handful of good American shirt makers, but Beams Plus might be doing it better; from the silhouette to the quality. We just received two gingham shirts for the spring which look great. Again the fit is spot on, and especially the royal blue option looks perfect.

Beams Plus shirting @ Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
Feb172011

Our Legacy in NY

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—01. Shop-in-shop at Odin.
—02. 199 Lafayette St., New York.

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Our friends from Sweden recently stopped by Odin in New York to set up their first real Our Legacy retail experience. Taking their aesthetic and the look of their stores at home, Our Legacy have taken over a portion of the downtown shop and converted it into a nice little space. Featuring their new spring collection, Odin plays host to probably the biggest selection of Our Legacy in North America this season.

Our Legacy

Wednesday
Feb162011

Nike Lunar Vengeance Terra+

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—01. Part of the spring ACG collection.

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Somewhat on the opposite side of the Nike's I posted last week, these ACG Terra+ trainers look great also. I like the off-white/bone color and the ACG color touches, shape and fabric all blend nicely. I'm also a bit of a sucker for a speckled Nike mid-sole, accented nicely by the orange hits. These seem to be popping up in a few European retailers, definitely a nice trainer for the summer.

Available at Tres Bien

Tuesday
Feb152011

Feature: Making History Continued...

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—01. & 02. Maurizio Donadi by James Pearson-Howes.

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Continuing where Issue 03's Making History feature left off, Maurizio Donadi goes into more detail about Levi’s Made & Crafted, discussing its significance as a Levi’s project, as well as his hopes for the brand beyond its infancy.

Feature: Making History Continued...

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

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