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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

Wednesday
May262010

Folch Studio

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—01. Apartamento No. 1.
—02. Folch Studio interior.
—03. Various books and press.

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While it seems more and more common that some of today's best magazines are closely linked to design studios, consulting firms, and creative leaders in other fields - it is still interesting to see how these new business models have evolved. One of our favorite publications, Apartamento, has recently released their 5th issue. It's been a success around the world, but it's not surprising once you visit the title's related company, Folch Studio. With an impressive array of design work from the young team, they have designed multiple publications, websites and ad campaigns. It's definitely these sort of companies that are making modern creative agencies more interesting.

Folch Studio

Wednesday
May262010

Mark McNairy Spring Shoes

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—01. Spring suedes.

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Unsurprisingly Mark McNairy's footwear collection has taken off and been picked up by all of the right shops around the world. The success is arguably due to the clean design and very well made shoes. The silhouette of the bucks are one of the best I've seen and the shape looks and feels great - on, off and from afar. Not only that, but being produced and retailed in England allows Present the chance to offer a pretty appealing price point on some great summer footwear.

Present London

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Tuesday
May252010

Inventory Stockroom & Issue 02 Launch Party

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—01. Location:
45 Powell St., Vancouver BC.

From 6pm, May 28th.

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We've had a very busy 2010 so far and couldn't be more excited for our next step. This Friday, May 28th, we will be opening our first shop in Vancouver, BC. Our new space won't only be home to the Stockroom, but also our new offices which are tucked in the back of the space. It's a big step for us, but opening a brick and mortar shop has always been a dream and the elements have aligned this summer to allow us to continue moving forward. The shop will stock all of the products from the online Stockroom and a couple more. The opening/launch party will also give us the opportunity to celebrate the release of our 2nd issue of Inventory magazine.

If you're in Vancouver this Friday, please come out to the new space; we look forward to seeing everyone there. Thanks so much for the continued support and encouragement. We will be opening in the afternoon and having drinks through the evening.

Inventory Stockroom

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