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Thursday
Sep292011

Umbro Archive Research Project

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—01. Ramsey Jacket.
—02. Drill Pant interior.

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The A.R.P project from Umbro is the latest development in their now long-standing relationship with the designer Aitor Throup. Having worked with the brand on previous incarnations of the England national kit, the former Stone Island and CP Company designer has delved into the deep archive Umbro possess to rework and re-imagine classic pieces from the brands past. Taking famous and notable styles from previous decades - the 1966 Jacket as worn by Alf Ramsey, the classic Drill Top and pant, the Barcelona Short, and the 1960's Aztec Jersey to name a few - Throup has re-worked these heritage designs into modern, highly technical pieces. The colour palette on all the designs offers a nice muted take on the typical bright colours of classic Sportswear; helping to make these modified classics that much easier to fit into both an active and casual ensemble.

Available at End Clothing

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Fall Stock Look Update

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With a lot of our fall stock delivered in the last month, we figured it was time to shoot some new stock looks. A couple of our friends from Gastown FC dropped by to try on some of the new garments, including pieces from Beams Plus, Engineered Garments, Red Wing, Yuketen and Anderson's of Shetland.

Inventory Stock Looks

Wednesday
Sep282011

Nepenthes Purple Label Melange Socks

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—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Tan, Brown, Olive and Purple.

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Four perfect colours in these melange socks by Nepenthes Purple Label. Muted enough to sit neatly beside other autumnal tones, but at the same time unusual, interesting and beautifully well made.

Available at Eggplant

Wednesday
Sep282011

The Real McCoy's M-65 Field Pant

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—01. Trademark authentic detailing .
—02. Drawstring hem.

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I struggle with cargo pants, or anything overly military for that matter, I really do. But I'm also prone to allowing two things to sway me into a purchase; pockets; preferably an abundance of them, and refined, authentic details. I like olive green too, don't get me wrong, but, despite fulfilling much of the criteria I mentioned, I'm not sure if these pants are tempting enough for me personally. That doesn't mean to say they wouldn't make the perfect addition to somebody else's daily wears, as braver men than me have both fought in, and casually worn pants such as these.

Available at Superdenim

Wednesday
Sep282011

Naut Design

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—01. Hanging pouch.
—02. Full length mirror.

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The older I get the more impressed I find myself with clean and aesthetically efficient design. Naut, a Japanese company, make unassuming but exceptionally well crafted pieces of everyday furniture, along with a selection of interesting and useful smaller goods. These products have been created with longevity in mind; the intention is that they come with you from apartment-to-apartment, office-to-office, and furnish home-after-home.

Naut Design

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Nigel Cabourn for Eddie Bauer Canadian Vest

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—01. 5.5oz waxed poplin outer.
—02. Made in Canada.

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This is perhaps the standout piece from Nigel Cabourn's first season working with Eddie Bauer. The Canadian Vest has a great fit and four well placed pockets. The lightly waxed Moss Green outer offers both versatility and practicality, and the Second World War Talon zipper is a nice additional touch. In a slight tweak from the standard option, we've also removed the hood and the snaps from around the collar to give the exterior an especially clean and classic appearance.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Sassafras Trug Fatigue Pants

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—01. Olive drab.
—02. Cargo pocket detail.

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Sassafras has added a new pant to their strong arsenal this fall. The Trug Fatigue pants offer a similar utilitarian functionality and aesthetic, while the olive drab tone gives them a classic military feel. I like the cargo pockets being higher on the leg, which I find makes them a bit easier to use and offers a subtle change in the look.

Available at Eggplant

Tuesday
Sep272011

Waste(Twice) Safari Shirt

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—01. Safari style pockets and chest loop.
—02. 100% Cotton, Made in Japan.

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Superdenim have just recently received they're European exclusive delivery from Waste(twice). While quite a small selection is being offered, largely due to the tragic events that unfolded in Japan in March, the Safari jacket is definitely something I'd be eager to see in the flesh. It's boxier fit looks appealing, and it would surely look great worn as an overshirt above something striped, or something blue. While admittedly quite a light colour and weight for the winter season, an immediate purchase would certainly result in some nice layering options and colour palettes during the more forgiving fall months ahead.

Available at Superdenim

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