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Monday
Aug312015

Harris Wharf London Boxy DB Boiled Wool Coat

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Harris Wharf London's latest offering has landed at Scandinavian stockist, Nitty Gritty. The family company continues to produce classic silhouettes in beautiful yarns, and this black virgin wool doubled breasted coat is a fine example of their understated style.

Available from Nitty Gritty

Monday
Aug312015

Now Open: Comme des Garçons Pocket, New York

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112 10th Avenue (at West 17th Street)
New York, NY 10011
+1 (212) 463 8100

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Last week Comme des Garçons opened their first Pocket shop in the US, located on 10th Avenue in New York, just off the High Line. The Japanese brand has been rolling out these small shops since 2007, offering a mix of wallets, perfume and items from the Play line in a more intimate neighbourhood retail environment.

Comme des Garçons

Sunday
Aug302015

Beams Plus 3rd Goat Jacket

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This trucker jacket, rendered in light brown goatskin, is one of the most appealing items in the FW15 Beams Plus collection. The soft, unlined suede style was very popular in the 1970s, and while it's become a less common sight in recent times, it's still a classic choice for dry, cool weather, particularly when paired with dark indigo denim.

Available from End

Saturday
Aug292015

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 Stussy Tom Tom

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As part of their ongoing 35th anniversary celebrations, Stussy have worked with Converse on two pairs of 1970s Chuck Taylor All Stars, both of which use the California brand's iconic Tom Tom pattern as their base. To mark the release of these special edition models, Liam MacRae shot this short video piece in Malibu, featuring a local steel pan drummer, as the sun set over the Pacific.

Available from Stussy

Friday
Aug282015

The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-1969

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Hardback, 168 pages
12 x 8.25 inches
Published by Matthew Marks Gallery, 2015

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I posted about the What Nerve! exhibition when it opened at the Matthew Marks Gallery in July, prominently featuring works from the Hairy Who and other similar artists. Now the gallery has released all of the outsider collective’s art books in one volume, with the following snippet of the press release shedding more light than I could:

"Much of the Hairy Who’s legacy rests on four self-published books made to accompany their exhibitions. These comic books, as the artists called them, are among the first artist’s books executed in full colour, and they are exemplary models of artistic collaboration. The pages teem with unforgettable characters (including Juan Dollar, Poodle Woman, and Lotte Da) rendered in energetic lines and intense colours. The artists’ formal inventiveness and penchant for wordplay are on full display in these illustrations. Even the group's name is a pun. At one of the first meetings, the younger members were discussing Harry Bouras, a Chicago artist and critic, and they delightedly riffed on Karl Wirsum’s repeated question “Harry who?”

The Collected Hairy Who Publications 1966-1969 gathers these seminal books for the first time in a single hardcover volume, reproducing them at actual size and in full colour. Accompanying them are a scholarly essay by Dan Nadel and an extensive archive of Hairy Who posters, exhibition photographs, and ephemera.”

Head over to the gallery's store to pick up a copy before this limited title is sold out.

Matthew Marks Gallery

Thursday
Aug272015

Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Wide Collar Cotton Shirt

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01. Made in Japan.
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While I might admittedly prefer collars more prevalent in the 1940s and 1970s, you can't ignore the '80s forever. This shirt from Comme des Garçons Homme Plus looks like it was ripped straight out of the 1989 film Slaves of New York, with its classic silhouette and larger than life flourishes. It also doesn't hurt that the price seems to be from a bygone era as well.

Available from Number 3

Wednesday
Aug262015

Flat Static

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01. Silk screened sleeve.
02. Rereleased by Ruff Records.

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After highlighting Garry Bradbury's work last week, I thought I would continue to give shine to the often forgotten artists that made up the Australian experimental scene of the 1980s. To be honest, I don't know much about this reissue, or Flat Static in general, but it doesn't take more than a quick listen to realize that this record is a beautiful and strange mix of nearly every genre of music imaginable.

Available from Juno Records

Tuesday
Aug252015

Engineered Garments Ground Jacket

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Oi Polloi has received a tightly edited selection of pieces in their first Fall-Winter '15 delivery from Engineered Garments, and I was very excited to see the Ground Jackets they’re offering. Daiki Suzuki's design stays fairly true to the classic coaches jacket, augmenting it with a couple of strategically deployed pockets. I’m partial to this black and navy horizontal stripe version, but there are also plain NYCO ripstop options for those seeking something more subdued.

Available from Oi Polloi

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