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Oct232011

Rocky Mountain Featherbed at Silver and Gold

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—01. Khaki, Olive, Black.

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You could quite easily write about something new at Silver & Gold every week. In fact; I pretty much do. However, when the subject matter contains both great product and interesting presentation, what's to dislike? That it's not from a store based in the US maybe, or perhaps that it's yet another vest I'm posting, while still not sure if I'm ready to change the habit of a short lifetime, and make the leap of purchase myself. Those two reasons aside, the Military Down Vest from Rocky Mountain looks like a pretty solid addition to anyone's winter wardrobe. Whether you track it down and make the purchase from home, or abroad.

Rocky Mountain Featherbed
Available at Silver and Gold

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Saturday
Oct222011

The Navajo Blanket

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—01. The Navajo Blanket.
—02. Weathered and worn.

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Yet another gem unearthed from The Moment blog of the New York Times; The Navajo Blanket by Mary Hunt Kahlenberg and Anthony Berlant looks like an amazing find, should you manage to track a copy down of the 1979 book from Praeger Publishing. Unsurprisingly my knowledge on blankets is not particularly up to scratch, but I was lucky enough to recently spend some time in the company of someone who's appreciation, understanding, and craft certainly is, for the latest issue of the magazine. Since then my fledgling interest has grown little by little, and this publication looks like something I'd happily add to the piles around the house, given half the chance.

Off The Shelf: The Navajo Blanket

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Friday
Oct212011

The Real McCoy's Mountain Parka

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—01. Olive 60/40 fabric.

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The Real McCoy's don't often make a lot of mountaineering inspired pieces aside from a some down vests, but this Western Yoke Mountain Parka is definitely worth noting. The muted color combination, fabric choice and quality detailing make this one of the best of its kind.

Available at Superdenim

Thursday
Oct202011

Stone Island 20th Anniversary Parka for Nitty Gritty

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—01. Garment dyed using "OLD" Process.
—02. Detachable lining in contrasting colour.

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To mark their 20th anniversary the Stockholm based retailer Nitty Gritty has chosen to celebrate the occasion with six collaborative items made especially for their 20th Anniversary Collection. The items have been produced with brands that have had a particular impact on the stores 20-year history, and will be sold in a limited quantity of 20 pieces per item. The first of these collaborations has just been released, in the shape of a custom finished Parka from the Stone Island brand, and is available now; both in store and online.

Available at Nitty Gritty
Inside the Process

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Thursday
Oct202011

Viberg for Inventory Items Scout Boot

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—01. Black rough out leather.

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Viberg's popularly outside of Japan has risen rapidly in the past couple of years, and being able to work so closely with our local neighbors still feels like a special privilege. The family run factory are just as nice to work with, and this fall we decided to make our first real boot with Viberg. Made with the tried and true Vibram Christy, the thick black rough out leather is nicely accented by the natural welt, and all black stitching. The boots came out great, the pattern, the silhouette and the materials all work perfectly together for one of my favorite special make ups yet.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
Oct192011

Inventory Magazine Issue 05

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—01. Carlo Rivetti.
—02. Mike Harris.

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It's been a long and tiring process, but we're proud to announce that the new issue is finished and will be available very soon. With each new edition we push ourselves to produce something that represents a step forwards in every way, and Issue 05 is no exception. Our cover stories for Fall-Winter focus on Carlo Rivetti and Stone Island, and denim expert Mike Harris. These are complimented by, among other things, editorials on Paul Harnden, Missoni and Nepenthes, articles about Adam Dix, Mos Def and Koji Kusakabe, and features on Saint James, The Flat Head and Nigel Cabourn's collaboration with Eddie Bauer. Both covers are now available for pre-order and will ship on Monday, October 24th.

Pre-Order INVENTORY Issue 05

Wednesday
Oct192011

Mono.Editionen #3 / Taryn Simon

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—01. A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters.

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Mono.Kultur magazine have just released their latest Mono.Editionen to coincide with Taryn Simon's new showing of her A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters series. Taking the opportunity to rerelease their best selling issue, which contained the original series by Simon, the new edition comes packaged in a glassine envelope and contains not only the magazine reprint, but also and interview addendum and ten plates from the series, printed as a set of separate cards. The series itself was shot over the course of four years in Brazil, Bosnia, Uday and India, and is described by the artist herself as "the external forces of territory, power, circumstance or religion and how they collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance."

Mono.Editionen #3

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Tuesday
Oct182011

South 2 West 8 Trapper's Pack

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—01. Available in three colors; blue, orange & green.

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South 2 West 8 make a lot of great bags, every season, all season. This Trapper's Pack is probably bigger than I would need, but if I was in need of a pack this size, it might be one of my top choices.

Available at Second Stage

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