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Tuesday
Jun012010

Tembea

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—01. Baguette bag.
—02. Book bag.
—03. Small tote bag.

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Tembea is a Japanese bag brand I recently came across through the Utility Coop, one of my favorite Japanese online shops. The tough canvas bags come in a lot of different sizes and shapes to fit a big haul of acorns or a healthy supply of baguettes. The bags themselves do look really good, but it was the great product shots that really caught my eye. Something that you don't see all too often, but I really appreciate. The colors and small situations the bags are in just look right and make the product and brand even more appealing.

Tembea

Monday
May312010

Friendly Fire

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—01. Thicker Than Water, Haven.

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It's been awhile since our last Friendly Fire post, but here we go... Hypebeast interview Daniel and Arthur from Haven, Julien Strangler offers a few behind-the-scenes shots of a fall editorial, Greg Washington grabbed a couple of photos on his visit to the Stockroom, and Partners & Spade have a lovely looking burglar kit for sale in their NYC shop.

Hypebeast

Partners & Spade

Julien Strangler

AnotherfaceintheCrowd

Monday
May312010

Ralph Lauren Hawaiian Trunks

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—01. Yellow, front view.
—02. Single pocket, ventilation.
—03. Navy, front view.

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It's been swim trunk weather in some places recently, unfortunately it's still a little ways away for us in Vancouver. There are plenty of options out there, but most just aren't great. Ralph Lauren is definitely a brand that will come through for you when looking for a classic item however. I quite like the yellow colour and I think they would work well with a white or blue oxford when you leave the pool/lake/shore to run into town.

Available at Oi Polloi

Sunday
May302010

Makr Farm Ruck

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—01. Beautiful natural canvas with Horween accents.
—02. Makr & Horween labels.
—03. Canvas & leather straps.

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Makr continue to produce great looking goods that are useful and fairly well priced. The latest edition is the new Farm Ruck which uses natural canvas and beautiful leather accents from Horween's legendary tannery. The colour, details and simplicity all combine for a great looking backpack. It will be coming in three colours and retail for $150 in the near future.

Makr News

Saturday
May292010

In Stock: Duluth Pack for Inventory Items

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—01. Now available in both navy & tan.

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While hunting for the perfect rugged canvas back pack, Duluth was the first name that came to mind last summer. We have been thrilled to continually work with the US company on our custom bags and the recent delivery includes both the colours we've made in the last year. The tan and navy canvas are the perfect accents to any outfit and the size and details are ideal for daily use. Both colours come with the locker loop, interior pocket and a lifetime guarantee.

Available at the Inventory Stockroom

Friday
May282010

J.Crew Shorts

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—01. Camp shorts in olive.
—02. Broken-in chino shorts, 7" inseam.
—03. Swim trunks in seersucker.

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One thing I seem to buy from J.Crew regularly is their shorts. The fit, fabric and price point are difficult to beat. Even when I might like another option a bit more, J.Crew can often offer a similar version for less than half the price - and I never really feel great about spending a lot on shorts. This summer, like most, there is a nice variety of chino cotton, seersucker and plaid available. From around $40-60 you can easily acquire just what's needed for the heat and these are a a couple of my preferred styles.

J.Crew

Friday
May282010

Porter x Coffee and Milk Rucksack

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—01. Black synthetic fabric.
—02. Nice leather patches.
—03. Strap detail.

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Another bag that can only be found in Japan? Yes, I know but that seems to be the case with a lot of accessories I like. I'm unaware of the history of the Coffee and Milk brand myself, but I am definitely a fan of this collaboration. I don't mind the playful leather patches on the top of the bag, but it's the overall shape, style and colour that is most appealing.

Available at Beams

Thursday
May272010

Engineered Garments Workaday Tote

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—01. Subtle contrast stitching.
—02. Removable shoulder strap.
—03. Tough off-white canvas.

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Two things that I really like, Engineered Garments and canvas bags. The Workaday canvas collection has been around for seasons now but the tote bag continues to elude me. It's mostly the price point of around $225 that has kept me from buying it, but it's always on my mind and at the top of my list. The Workaday range from Engineered Garments is probably my favorite capsule collection. It consists of great products across the board, and this tote bag is one of my favorites. I will definitely purchase it one of these days, but in the meantime you will also catch a glimpse of it in our spring issue of Inventory as well.

Nepenthes

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