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Friday
Jul152011

Behind the Scenes: Band of Outsiders

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—01. Florence, June 2011.

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Although there is a crazy mix of SS12 previews, along with FW11 posts of items arriving and coming soon - these images by Piotr are worth a look regardless of the season. He was invited backstage to document the day of that Band of Outsiders showcased their SS12 collection in Florence. The shots turned out nicely and although its only a glimpse into the clothing and design, it gives the collection and brand a nice feel and texture that the runway photos might not.

Photographs by Piotr Niepsuj

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Thursday
Jul142011

Manastash

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—01. Jaquard top.
—02. Label detail.
—03. Underarm detail.

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Manastash is another one of those outdoor brands that have seen success in Japan, but only recently have cracked into the western markets. The bright color blocking, technical fabrics and Japanese take on North American outdoors is a proven winning combination. The brand originally launched in the 90s in Seattle, but is now garnering a more casual market in North American and Europe - they'll be showing for the first time at Capsule NY next week.

Manastash

Thursday
Jul142011

Editor's Pick: Porter for Monocle Boston Bag

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—01. Comes with a variety of small, useful bags.

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I purchased this Boston bag a little over two years ago, and I think it's been with me on every trip since. The size is perfect to carry on, it's big enough for almost a week's worth of clothes, with some edited packing, and it comes with a nice variety of useful small bags inside. It's easy enough to carry, and considering how much I've used it, it doesn't look more than a month or two old, which bodes well for the long run.

Available at Monocle

Thursday
Jul142011

Gitman Vintage Bow Ties

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—01. A variety of great summer fabrics.

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Outside of their shirting, Gitman Vintage has built up a nice little range of ties, bow ties and shorts. I think the best of their accessories come in the summer, with the use of light weight, high quality shirting fabrics. These gingham and plaid fabrics are perfect for a nice hit of color and pattern to compliment the whites, blues, khakis and seersuckers during the summer.

Available at French Trotters

Wednesday
Jul132011

The Real McCoy's Summer Hats

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—01. Utility Hat & A-3 Cap.

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We recently received a small shipment of summer items from The Real McCoy's in Vancouver. Along with a re-stock of Champion x McCoy's tees, Blue Seal chinos and painter shorts, we received some great summer head wear. I had been looking forward to the hats for months, and I wasn't disappointed when they arrived last week (except for the fact my head is too small to fit them).

The Real McCoy's @ Inventory Stockroom

Tuesday
Jul122011

Lucky John x Free & Easy Belt

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—01. Buttery calf skin.
—02. Single ring.
—03. Double ring.

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One of Free & Easy's collaborations this spring that I really like is this Lucky John leather belt. The high quality calfskin leather and Concho brass ring definitely give the belt a Native American inspired feel that looks great. The belt comes in two styles, single ring and double ring.

Available at The Rugged Museum

Tuesday
Jul122011

Engineered Garments FW11 Lookbook

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—01. Should start to deliver in mid-August.

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The Engineered Garments FW11 has just recently made its way online, and around the internet in no time. It's one of my favorite look books from the New York based brand, with great timing, the art work in the Nepenthes NY store turned out to be a great back drop for the colors in the collection. With lots of wools, a bit of floral, some new styles and some classics - it is a very strong fall collection, coming soon. There are even several styles not even featured in these images that were some of our favorites of the offering as well, so keep an eye out for a couple new pieces of outerwear from Daiki this fall.

Engineered Garments

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Monday
Jul112011

Stock Looks Update

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—01. Look N° 14.
—02. Look N° 12.

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Last Friday we finally got a few more Stock Looks updated with some of our latest spring stock. Items featured include Mt. Rainier Design, The Real McCoy's, Engineered Garments, Velva Sheen and National Anthem.

Inventory Stock Looks

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