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Saturday
Sep172011

New York Made Us This Way

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—01. Familiar fonts.
—02. Printed interior.

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If they mean: cash strapped, highly strung, and homesick; then yes, New York certainly did. Meant as an ode to the city, and the people that inhabit it (some of whom are partial to a good outfit or two), New York Made Us This Way is an exhibition of works by Jake Davis cultivated from his Test Shot project, and currently on display at Nepenthes New York. To celebrate the event, which also coincides with the store's first anniversary, Nepenthes have released a rather interesting take on a traditional white pocket t-shirt. A familiar font adorns the center, giving the pocket an unusual looking placement; one that's perhaps more washing and camera trickery than design. The back features a montage of screen shots from various Test Shots Jake has produced over the last couple of years, which has been printed on the interior of the shirt rather than on outside of the fabric. Years ago I once saw a similar design on a Bjork t-shirt at Magma in London; I thought it looked good then, and still think it looks good now.

Jake Davis
Nepenthes NY

Friday
Aug052011

Nepenthes Scented Candles

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—01. The window display at Nepenthes NY.
—02. Full size version.
—03. Travel size version.

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I picked up one of these before leaving New York on Monday, have been burning it ever since, and would highly recommend it. The Wild Orchid scented candles are produced in collaboration with Land by Land, come in two sizes, and are available exclusively at Nepenthes stores.

Land by Land
Nepenthes

Friday
Jun172011

Nepenthes Arrow Moccasin with Crepe Sole

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—01. Leather tanned in the UK.

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Back in early May I picked up a pair of the Nepenthes Moccasins and have been wearing them consistently since. These heavy, Swiss leather mocs are nearly the same but have been tanned in England and built to mold to your feet and still breathe exceptionally well. The additional crepe sole accents the leather and extends the sole of the leather as well. The darker ring strap and white stitching are another small detail that solidify this shoe as another brilliant Nepenthes collaboration.

—Nepenthes NY

Tuesday
Mar152011

Help Japan: Nepenthes Sample Sale

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—01. Sample sale, March 16th.

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In an effort to help Japan's earthquake and tsunami recover, Nepenthes NY have opened their sample sale to the public, and will be sending all of the proceeds to the relief effort in Japan. This Wednesday the Nepenthes NY showroom will place host to the sale which runs all day. Be sure to pick up some great garments and help the effort in Japan.
More info below.

Nepenthes NY

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Nepenthes NY

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—01. Artwork by Hiroshi Kagoshima.

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After our appointment with Engineered Garments yesterday, we went down to the Nepenthes shop to have a look around. The shop had recently received quite a bit of Engineered Garments' spring collection and also is currently featuring some really nice art by Hiroshi Kagoshima. While there were a few new pieces I wanted, they just so happened to show up in Vancouver today as well. Our first delivery includes shirting accessories and the tote bags from the Workaday collection.

Nepenthes NY

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Monday
Nov222010

Some Accessories

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—01. Hand-sewn bandanas.

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Sure, you could maybe do this yourself after collecting some vintage bandanas and finding a seamstress to cut and sew them up for you, but will you? It would be much better to just purchase the finished article from Nepenthes NY. The unique accessories are simple in concept, but add a nice bit of texture and colour to an outfit.

Nepenthes

Thursday
Oct142010

Nepenthes Braided Ring Belt

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—01. Available in brown and black.

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A braided ring belt has been on my mind for a little while but I couldn't recall ever actually seeing one, until today. It looks like Nepenthes has again answered the call and have done a nice version in brown leather with antiqued hardware. It's definitely a good looking belt and something I could see myself wearing pretty regularly.

Available at Dice

Thursday
Aug192010

Nepenthes Melange Socks

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—01. Salt and pepper, and purple.
—02. Made in Japan.

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Nepenthes do a lot of things right, at least in my opinion. One of the constants is their melange socks which they seem to do all year round. Fortunately with the opening of the Nepenthes store in New York this fall, they might actually be easy to purchase in the near future.

&mdashUntil then...

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