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Monday
Nov212011

Stock Looks Update

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A couple of weeks back our friend Mark stopped by to check out our new deliveries, so we had him try on a couple of great fall pieces. Going with a range of greys, blacks and blues, the mix of tones and textures look nice together in the latest update of Stock Looks.

Inventory Stock Looks

Sunday
Sep182011

MHL Kagool Parka

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—01. Classic cut and considered details.
—02. Moss coloured, 100% cotton.

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The longer fitting parka is something I've always found difficult to wear. I own a couple of examples, most notably a classic A.P.C. model and last season's Storm Parka from Engineered Garments, but traditionally I'm much more comfortable with outerwear that stops around the waist. Having said that, I've always admired the classic lines a longer fitting trench or parka can give an outfit, especially when it comes to layers. The balance between various lengths, when done correctly, can give an outfit a nice sense of depth. The Kagool Parka from Margaret Howell's MHL line looks to me like a sensible wardrobe addition for anyone seeking something longer for the fall. All the details are in the right place, and nothing is fussy or over-designed. As is the case with a lot of MHL pieces, the jacket looks to fit a little on the looser, boxier side; which I happen to think actually works well on this type of garment.

Available at South Willard

Tuesday
Sep132011

Look: Fall's Coming

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It's now the second week of September and although its still pretty warm in Vancouver, I can't help but look forward to some early fall attire. The knitwear from Margaret Howell, oxford shirts, fatigue pants and Red Wings all feel like they are ready for some wear. No matter the season however, olives, blues and suedes seem to be a continuous thread. They always seem to work well together, and especially when a couple more layers are involved.

All items available at Inventory Stockroom

Monday
Sep122011

Margaret Howell's Ten Best Product Designs

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—01. Alverston Cutlery Set. Robert Welsh, 1962.
—02. Royal Festival Hall.

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Well known for both her understated and exceptional taste, Margaret Howell recently picked her top ten product designs for The Observer newspaper. Some you might guess, others you most certainly won't. Her tenth pick, for example, is Motorway Signs:

"These are so familiar that no one notices how clever they really are. They convey important information quickly, unambiguously and without distraction to motorists travelling at speed. This demands expertise in perception and information processing, but the result is anything but academic, combining shape, type and symbol with simplicity and style. They look as good today as they did 50 years ago and have made motorway travelling safer and easier for millions. It is one of the hardest tasks to be simple. And it’s a triumph."

The 10 Best Product Designs

Tuesday
Sep062011

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Monday
Aug292011

Inventory Stockroom Autumn 2011

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—01. A 'stocked' selection.

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When the new collections arrive, it's always exciting to see the shop change over and the new products all displayed together. We're fortunate enough to have a top notch merchandiser working for us, so the shop floor looks especially sharp at the moment. Whether its the magazines, accessories, staples or seasonal items, everything feels like it goes together perfectly and feels natural in the Stockroom, a feat easier said than done.

Inventory Stockroom

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Monday
Aug082011

Inis Meain Crew Neck Sweater

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—01. Navy.
—02. Graphite.

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I don't own a lot of different things, but I do like to have a selection of variations on a theme. The plain wool crew neck is a prime example. When it's colder I wear one almost everyday so it's best to have a few different options. Margaret Howell knitwear is always great, but I just came across these Inis Meain sweaters; made in Ireland from a blend of merino and cashmere, they look very good too.

Available at The Bureau

Monday
May302011

Spring Look

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We just had our one-year anniversary of the Inventory Stockroom this past weekend. We decided not to make a fuss about it, but we're still happy to have had a fairly successful first year of brick and mortar retail. We appreciate the support from everybody online, overseas and in Vancouver and look forward to a few more years in Vancouver, and hopefully even somewhere new within the next year or two.

—All items available at Inventory Stockroom

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