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Monday
Jan182016

Stevenson Overall Co. Comfortable Revolver Shirt

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01. Woolen beaver cloth.

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This black melton shirt by Stevenson Overall Co. is a subtle stroke of genius. Featuring chunky Native American concho buttons and felled side seams, the casual staple is made in Japan from a soft woolen fabric known as beaver cloth, which was originally produced in England to resemble the animal's felted fur. 

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Tuesday
Oct272015

Self Edge Mexico

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Calle Privada Sin Nombre S/N
Colonia Animas Bajas, CP 23407
San José Del Cabo, Baja California Sur
Mexico
+52 (624) 192 9215

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With locations in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Portland, Self Edge has just opened its first shop outside the US, at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula in San José del Cabo. The interior is clean, bright and airy and the store's offering maintains the same commitment to high-quality, vintage-inspired products, with a bit more of a warm weather focus. Situated down a dirt road on a valley farm with a series of other retailers, it's a truly beautiful destination shop that's a little off the beaten path.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Star of Hollywood "Unholy Boomerang" Shirt

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01. Urea buttons.

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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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—01. Handmade in Japan.

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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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—01. 100% dobby cotton.

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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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—01. Four-needle flatlock seams.

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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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—01. Combed cotton twill outer.

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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.

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Sunday
Mar302014

Mister Freedom Blank T-Shirt

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—01. Made in USA.

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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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