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Thursday
Jul162015

Star of Hollywood "Unholy Boomerang" Shirt

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Every summer I find myself lusting after one of Star of Hollywood's incredible short-sleeved shirts. An eBay search turns up next nothing vintage-wise, so the licensed reproductions by Toyo Enterprises offer an appealing alternative. Click on the brand's name in the tag section below to see the mind-blowing version from last year that I still regret not getting. Fortunately, this one is equally outstanding. Made in Japan from a slubby cotton fabric, it features a perfectly boxy 1950s cut alongside a tasteful graphic treatment referred to as "Unholy Boomerang," which wasn't originally available with a black background.

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Monday
Apr062015

Lone Wolf Sweeper Boot

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Handmade in Japan by Lone Wolf, Toyo's footwear line, these simple, rugged boots are a great choice for something a little different to similar North American-made styles. Adding to their appeal, the cost is more inline with top quality domestic work boots than the exorbitant price tags Japanese footwear often gets saddled with.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Star of Hollywood "Invisible Piano Hands" Shirt

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The graphics on Star of Hollywood shirts have long been renowned for their oddness. This one is no different, and it’s great to see that the modern incarnation of the company has kept up this tradition. The repeated hands create an interesting pattern and the red nails add just enough colour without things becoming too loud. Definitely a fine choice for a totally unique summer shirt.

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Thursday
Jun262014

The Strike Gold Heavy Loopwheeled Sweatshirt

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The vat dyed indigo colouring of this heavyweight sweatshirt means that while it looks pretty incredible now, it will only get better with age as it loses some of that rich blue hue. The tighter weave of the loopwheeled fabric is durable and tough, but sacrifices no softness with a triple-brushed interior. In short, this classic Japanese-made crew neck, with deep cuffs and waistband, couldn’t look any better, especially when paired with well-worn denim. 

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Stevenson Overall Co. Intermediate Flying Jacket

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While the weather might be improving for a lot of us and certain types of clothing have become less of a priority, there are always those pieces that transcend the seasons, unlikely to be worn for months but offering an investment for the future. This Japanese-made, alpaca-lined flying jacket by Stevenson Overall Co., a brand that originally existed in the 1920s and now produces some fantastic reinterpretations of prominent vintage pieces, is just such an item.

Available at Self Edge

Sunday
Mar302014

Mister Freedom Blank T-Shirt

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This plain T-shirt, inspired by 1940s-50s styles, features a tubular body and is made to the high standards Mister Freedom has been setting for years. Also available in navy and white, this sage green option offers a great alternative that feels just right for spring. 

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Sunday
Feb232014

Self Edge x Iron Heart Type III Jacket

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—01. Unsanforized Japanese Selvedge Denim.

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For their 22nd collaboration with Iron Heart, Self Edge has produced a 20oz capsule collection in a limited run that includes two styles of jeans, and this superb heavyweight version of the classic 1960s Type III denim jacket. The weight of the fabric may be the most obvious characteristic, but the loomstate denim with grey weft yarns is sure to show some fantastic wear in years to come. 

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Sunday
Dec292013

Ace Boot Co. Black Oxford Shoe

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After decades of working in the vintage business, Robert Medellin founded Ace Boot Co. four years ago. This winter, for the first time, they can be found at one of America's best specialized independent shops, Self Edge. The black Oxford Shoe is the standout from the three models available, which you can find in their Portland and New York stores.

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