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Tuesday
Aug302011

Margiela Fall Knitwear

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—01. Elbow patch crew.
—02. Shawl collar cardigan.

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The knitwear from the Margiela collections is arguably the highlight each season, making fall one to look forward to. This fall, there are a number of fine looking items again. Using premium fabrics, simple details and a nice dull color palette, MMM offers just what I would be hoping for with these items.

Available at Mr. Porter

Tuesday
Aug302011

Stumptown by Danner Boots

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—01. Danner Mountain Light Lownsdale in olive Chromexcel, exclusive to Tanner Goods

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Danner Boots recently released their Stumptown line of boots — a collection of classics from the Danner catalogue which have been re-conceived and updated for today's market. The line features a handful of handmade styles made from quality materials as well as a first cooperative effort with fellow Portland, OR based company Tanner Goods. We recently had the opportunity to make the trip down I-5 to visit the Danner factory and meet with Matt Schneider of Danner as well as Tanner's Sam Huff to learn more about the Stumptown line as well as their collaboration.

Feature: Stumptown by Danner Boots

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Monday
Aug292011

HUGE / Engineered Garments

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—01. 8th Anniversary issue.

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The latest issue of HUGE has arrived in the shop, and its another good one. Aside being a celebratory 8th year anniversary issue, the highlight for me is the lengthy Engineered Garments fall-winter editorial. The piece is shot in New York, using a variety of creative individuals from chocolate makers to writers, styled by Akio Hasegawa. Along with this piece is a nice Margiela editorial and the usual fall fashion round up.

HUGE, No. 85 / 8th Year Anniversary Issue

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Monday
Aug292011

Inventory Stockroom Autumn 2011

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—01. A 'stocked' selection.

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When the new collections arrive, it's always exciting to see the shop change over and the new products all displayed together. We're fortunate enough to have a top notch merchandiser working for us, so the shop floor looks especially sharp at the moment. Whether its the magazines, accessories, staples or seasonal items, everything feels like it goes together perfectly and feels natural in the Stockroom, a feat easier said than done.

Inventory Stockroom

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Sunday
Aug282011

Makr A-Strap Tote

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—01. Available in navy & olive.
—02. Leather shoulder straps.

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Makr continue to release very nice looking items that fit into your daily life perfectly. While some blog bashers tend to shy away from the tote, and we might know why, I still feel that is has a very useful place in my daily hauls. Using the #8 cotton duck canvas, in olive and navy, the bag is just the right size, with ideal length leather straps to finish it off.

Available at Makr

Sunday
Aug282011

Brooklyn Gangs

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—01. Images from 40s & 50s.

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'The look: bad boys of Brooklyn. The Hawks, the Saints, the Socialistic Gents lived a hard, fast life dealing dope, wielding weapons, and dodging the fuzz. They were tough, and they dressed even tougher—thick leather boots, paired with cuffed dungarees, held up with a giant brass belt buckle and buttoned, collared shirt; a cropped leather jacket made for easy back pocket access to a switchblade or comb. The smoother criminal chose an extra large suit jacket and dress shirt worn with baggy, pleated slacks and shiny black shoes. An overly sized overcoat made for clever concealment of weapons and stolen goods. Some boys wore their hair thick and slicked back, others sported a nifty newsboy or bowler hat. These candid photo's taken in the 1940s and 1950s really depict an era of violence and fearlessness among teens.'

Images via Teenage Film

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Saturday
Aug272011

Chup Socks

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—01. Native American inspired patterns.

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Inspired by nature, Chup makes some beautifully crafted socks. Unique and colourful, they design various motifs such as patterns, family emblems and textiles. Made in Japan, the complicated design of each pair makes the production of the weave process very slow, adjusting size and scales depending on the design specifically crafted for that model. The attention to detail is really incredible while exclusively producing all products with recycled threads called Eco Yarn. Certainly a company to keep an eye on.

Available at Union

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Friday
Aug262011

Barbarian for Inventory Items Short Sleeve Rugby Shirt

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—01. Colour blocking.
—02. Red and beige microstripe.

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While summer may be waning, the short sleeves on our latest Barbarian make-ups are still a welcome addition considering the sweltering temperatures outside. The simple colour blocks and lighter colours give a staple item a bit more of a whimsical feel. The short sleeved versions, in two light and unique micro-striped colourways, are ideal for the warm weather and the thick cotton jersey fabric will carry over well into fall.

Inventory Stockroom

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