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Wednesday
Jul072010

Vintage REI Day Pack

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—01. Blue sky and mountains.
—02. Worn down path.
—03. REI bag, found on eBay.

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Recently a reader sent me an image of a favorite bag of his. Instead of just passing along the image of the vintage REI pack, he included these two landscape photographs as well. Something about it just made sense and the colors and mood just fit perfectly. I've been hunting on eBay for old Kelty and REI bags over the past few months although I've yet to pull the trigger. There is something about the metal frame hiking bags that just looks great, although this small day pack is a bit more useful for regular use.

Tuesday
Jul062010

Nike Player

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—01. White canvas.
—02. White metal eyelets.
—03. Tonal branding.

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It doesn't get too much more classic than white canvas sneakers. Several of Nike's ankle cut shoes have been a little too padded for me to wear, but with the subtle tonal branding and the clean white canvas, these are a pretty nice blank canvas for a summer beating.

Available at Haven

Monday
Jul052010

In Stock: Inventory Items by Gitman Bros. Organic Japanese Cotton Shirts

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—01. Available in light blue and navy gingham, grey and navy stripes.

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Our collaborative products with Gitman Bros. continue this summer with a range of organic Japanese cotton button down shirts. Gitman have found a couple of new suppliers and we were able to dig through the fabric swatches to pick out some of our favorites. The shirts are incredibly soft and the perfect weight for summer, but work well all year round because of the subtle colours and patterns we chose. The navy, light blue and grey are all easy to wear and pair up well with chinos, denim or shorts. They all have our signature touches and a nice straight, slim fit.

The light blue and navy gingham are currently available online; the striped versions will be added shortly. All four options are in-store now.

Inventory Stockroom

Sunday
Jul042010

Sassafras Hickory Stripe Pants

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—01. Front view.
—02. Donut button fly.
—03. Hickory stripe fabric.

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Due to the fitting issues that some of us have with Japanese brands, it seems more and more often that the pants are the best items to embrace and wear with ease. Sassafras is one of those brands and these pants are one of my favorites. They might not work for everyday wear, but the nice stripes, detailing and overall finish make for a well rounded, good looking item that's well worth having around.

Available here

Saturday
Jul032010

Plants

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—01. A nice little planter
—02. Great looking foliage

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I've been scouring over interiors a lot lately as I try to finally piece my apartment together after months of neglect. While there are so many amazing spaces out there of so many varying styles one constant I've noticed in all of the places that I like is their great vegetation. Furniture is often hard to find and the process can take a while so a nice looking plant put in the right place or in a nice planter is a pretty easy way to fill a space and make things look great. Small trees, cacti, succulents and air plants have all been catching my attention lately and it's fun playing around with different combinations and locations.

&mdashPhotos via design sponge

Friday
Jul022010

South2 West8

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—01. Located in Hokkaido, Japan.

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South 2 West 8 is probably my second favorite Nepenthes production and they've recently updated their website with some photos of their shop in Sapporo. Unfortunately, for most of us visiting Japan, Hokkaido isn't usually on the itinerary. The shop is a bit off the beaten tourist path when it comes to shopping, but it appears it might be worth the effort. Taking the hunting lodge theme to the extreme, the space is filled with all sorts of bits and pieces, as well as loads of great looking product. Nepenthes always do an amazing job with their retail spaces and this shop is no exception.

South 2 West 8

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Friday
Jul022010

Joe McCoy 8 Hour Union Shirt

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—01. Front.
—02. Back.

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One of the most classic and consistently popular shirts gets another interpretation this summer. Joe McCoy - a collection produced by The Real McCoy's - offers a black chambray version of their 8 Hour Union shirt and a recent delivery at Superdenim included limited numbers of these. The Japanese company makes some of the best garments we've come across and their work shirts, along with their sweats and chinos, are always a great example of this.

&mdashAvailable at Superdenim

Thursday
Jul012010

Nigel Cabourn Visit

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—01. Nigel in his Newcastle studio.

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Nigel Cabourn is definitely one of our favorite brands, and one of our favorite people. He's the type of character you never forget meeting. He's always got a story, and whether it's about a past collection or how he achieved the vintage wash on his summer suit, they're always entertaining. Joachim Baan from Anothersomething and Journal de Nimes recently had the chance to stay with him in Newcastle, find out more about his collection for SS11 and take some photos of Nigel in his natural habitat.

Anothersomething
Nigel Cabourn

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