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Saturday
Sep062014

Paraboot Avoriaz

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—01. Norwegian construction.

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Paraboot’s excellent Norwegian welted shoes have had a definite resurgence in recent years and become an intelligent and unique option for discerning customers. Their boot designs haven't had as much recognition but this leather-lined hiking style is just as well made, featuring D-ring eyelets and the same waterproof welting.

Available from Gentry

Friday
Sep052014

Raf Simons XX Storm

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01-02. Photographs by Oliver Knauer.

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Launching today, Raf Simons has created a special range of T-shirts and sweatshirts to mark the 20th anniversary of one of Copenhagen's best retailers. Featuring a selection of archive imagery and text from Simons' previous collections, the garments come in a handful of colours and, with only 20 of each available, they are sure to sell out quickly.

Available from Storm

Friday
Sep052014

Engineered Garments Plaid Wool B2B Jacket

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—01. Paisley lined.

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The current Engineered Garments collection is one of my favourites from the brand. The variety of styles and fabrics make for a great mix, and the overall offering has just about everything you could want for the season – from classic staples to more playful pieces. The B2B Jacket is a newer style with a slightly more tailored fit; it comes in a handful of great wools, including this plaid option, and represents one of the standout items in Daiki Suzuki's Fall-Winter '14 collection.

Available from Inventory

Thursday
Sep042014

(can we hold hands out here) by d.a. levy

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—01. Hand set and letterpress printed.

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d.a. levy was an underground poet, publisher and printer, and one of the instigators of the 1960s ‘mimeograph revolution’ whose life ended too early at the age of 26 in 1968. Jon Beacham, of The Brother in Elysium imprint, seems to have taken over the mantle of champion for the generally overlooked late poet’s work. This volume, which is hand set and letterpress printed by Beacham in a limited run of 250 copies, collects a number of levy's poems and a selection of his concrete works from the rare publication, Scarab, issued by the poet’s own 7 Flowers Press in 1966. It also includes an accompanying essay evaluating his role in the 1960s small press poetry scene. 

Available from The Brother in Elysium

Thursday
Sep042014

A Vontade No Collar Coach Jacket

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—01. 100% Polyester.

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Coach jackets have been really making the rounds over the last few seasons with some outstanding examples of the casual sportswear style from a wide range of brands. This version by the impressive Japanese label, A Vontade, has removed the collar for a unique reduction in design. The taupe colour, which would be great paired with the usual earth tones of fall, is particularly attractive too.

Available from Stripe

Wednesday
Sep032014

Jason Nocito – Pud

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—01. Published by Dashwood, 2014.

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Even though Pud is published by Dashwood, I came across this unexpectedly engrossing book at Printed Matter. Although I am a bit tired of 'street photography', photography of actual streets seems remarkably fresh. Similar to the old adage about us all living in a giant's fingernail, Nocito's close-up photos of puddles and concrete truly feel like they're little universes in and of themselves.

Available from Dashwood Books

Wednesday
Sep032014

Undercover N6B02 Tote Bag

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—01. Satin finished nylon.

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Jun Takahashi’s Undercover label steadily produces some highly technical but still incredibly straightforward and usable designs for daily life. This collaboration with Porter Yoshida & Co. is one of the most attractive and functional tote bags I have come across. The military inspiration looks particularly nice, while the three exterior cargo pockets make frequently used items that much easier to get to.

Available from Haven

Tuesday
Sep022014

WERK No.22: Dover Street Market Beautiful Chaos

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Full colour
305mm x 220mm
192 pages
1000 copies

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Released yesterday to coincide with the reopening of DSM London and the store's tenth anniversary celebrations this month, WERK No.22 is dedicated to Dover Street Market. The latest in a long line of collaborations between Theseus Chan and Comme des Garçons, the new issue of the Singapore-based magazine presents "a vision of DSM encapsulating the past with the future."

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Available from DSM London

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