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Tuesday
Jun152010

Florence

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—01. View from our temporary home in Florence.

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Simon and I arrived in Florence today for our first visit to Pitti Uomo. Our first buying appointments for the SS11 season are scheduled for tomorrow with Yuketen, Nigel Cabourn and Engineered Garments. While there are a number of other brands and people to meet with, we are especially excited for the upcoming day at the show. We were lucky enough to get a great apartment in the heart of Florence so we'll be checking out a few shops in between appointments as well. I'll be trying to give daily updates from the field so stay tuned for a couple of sneak peaks and news of what's happening at Pitti in general.

Tuesday
Jun152010

Bedwin Johnny Jacket

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—01. From Bedwin's "Rusholme Ruffians" collection
—02. Contrast pattern on collar's reverse
—03. Cuff lining detail

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A navy sport coat is something of a staple in most wardrobes and a nice light-weight version is especially valuable this time of the year. By nature, the garment is something that can mix and pair up well with virtually everything with little or no effort — so it's the details in the "Johnny" Jacket, from Japanese label Bedwin, that make it so appealing. The pattern on the back of the collar and at the cuff are prime examples. Both great if you're wearing it a little more casually, or as a layer. Similar to songs by The Smiths, as this collection was named after, the brushed cotton jacket looks subtle enough at first but upon further inspection is filled with character.

Available at Haven

Monday
Jun142010

Our Legacy Caterpillar V-Neck

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—01. Made in Portugal.

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"The Caterpillar V-Neck is made in a very rare string that is treated and dyed naturally. The Yarn reminds us of pure indigo since it fades gently after being used. The string is called BRUCO (Caterpillar) and was common in the 80s, but in 100% polyester that created a feeling similar to a velvet knit. The Caterpillar knit is a blend of 70% linen and 30% cotton which is our updated version from the 80s. The purpose with this knit is a natural expression and each piece will differ in appearance."

— Available at Our Legacy

Monday
Jun142010

Vintage Ray Ban Aviators

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—01. Comes with leather case.
—02. USA Bausch & Lomb made lenses.

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"Vintage Ray Ban Aviators. USA Bausch & Lomb made lenses. Brow bar and wrap around temples. 100% U.V Protection. These sunglasses are new old stock. Completely deadstock set of frames. Comes with original case, limited numbers."

Available at Present

Sunday
Jun132010

The Real McCoy's Arrowhead Sweatshirt

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—01. 12oz. sweat, loopwheeled in Japan.

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While it's been the plain navy, grey and black McCoy's sweatshirts that have been very popular lately, this slightly heavier and slightly tougher 12 oz. loopwheeled sweat is one of our favorites in the store right now. There are a million printed sweat shirts out there to choose from, but The Real McCoy's again deliver not only the best fleece in terms of cut and construction, but also in terms of well executed prints. The nice shade of green and simple graphics make it easy to wear and great to feel.

— Available at Inventory Stockroom & Superdenim

Friday
Jun112010

Orcival Breton Tops

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—01. Short sleeve colours available.
—02. Made in France.

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Orcival is one of those brands that only seem to be available in Japan, yet the items are still made in their place of origin: France. The classic Breton tops aren't anything particularly new, but the fit and fabrics make them slightly more appealing than Saint James. Add in some beautiful product shots and I want to be wearing them everyday, along with some sunny weather.

Available at the Big American Shop

Thursday
Jun102010

Front Lines

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—01. "Front Lines, inspired by Capa's indelible scenes from the first 'media war', reminds us that the camaraderie of men drawn by a sense of duty to an imperfect moral calling can reveal fleeting moments of disarming grace bound by unspeakable tragedy."

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The photographs were originally shot for the CONTACT photography festival in Toronto but our own Chris Allen decided to take the opportunity to print a selection of the images in the first publication from Ikigai Editions. The news print release is 36 pages long, has 3 different cover options and was printed in Canada. The photographs were shot by Brendan Meadows, Simon Willms and George Moreira, and the styling and vintage archive came courtesy of Matt Robinson, owner of Klaxon Howl in Toronto. To accompany the project, Darrin Klimek also produced a short film offering a behind-the-scenes look at casual life behind the front lines of battle. Overall, the project was beautifully executed from the photos to the film to the first offering from Ikigai Editions, and we are very pleased to be offering the publication in our shop.

Heart of Spain

Ikigai Editions

Available at the Inventory Stockroom

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Thursday
Jun102010

Sassafras Bulb Seed Shirts

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—01. Stripe version.
—02. Orange plaid.

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The spring collection from Sassafras continues to impress and it might even be one of my favorite brands this season. The quality, fabrics, branding and design all fit so perfectly together. The gardening reference again comes into play with the recent release at Utility Coop of the 'Bulb Seed' shirt. With handy side pockets and a nice plaid or stripe to choose from, Sassafras produce another winner.

Utility Coop

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