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Wednesday
Mar112015

Island Knit Works Big Sweat

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—01. 100% cotton.

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While vintage versions of 3/4 sleeve football shirts are abundant, they generally aren’t this clean. It's a style of sports shirt that's been rolling around in my mind for a while now, but many feature some unappealing print or place name that makes it hard to pull the trigger. This option, however, available in three classic colours with a ribbed stripe detail on both sleeves, is one the best I’ve come across so far.

Available from Strato

Monday
Jan122015

RoToTo Coarse Rib Pile Line Socks

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01. Blue.
02. Burgundy.

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Finding a good pair of striped athletic socks can be a challenging task, but they really are one of the better options for wearing with light coloured sneakers. These Japanese-made thick pile versions have to be one of the premier choices, produced in great colour combinations with a grey heel and toe. 

Available from Strato

Saturday
Nov292014

Shanana Mil US Army M-65 Mechanic Pants

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01. Embroidered deadstock M-65 pants.
02. 100% cotton.

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Of all the items I've seen riding the wave of modified army apparel, these pants are probably my favourite because the fit has not been modified by multiple reconfigured panels. Reserved for the cargo pockets, the primitive embroidery adds a welcome punch of colour to the cotton OD fabric, but otherwise these are a classic pair of deadstock military cargos and nothing more.

Available from Strato

Monday
Sep082014

Maillot Wool Sweat Trainier

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—01. 50% Wool, 40% Cotton, 10% Nylon.

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Wool blends are an attractive idea as a material for sweatshirts and other long-sleeved sportswear. This variation from the Japanese brand Maillot has a wider boat neck and boxy, loose fit, which affords the pullover a slightly different but still simple, casual fit. 

Available from Strato

Monday
May262014

New Balance M990 TB3

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These 'triple black' 990s might not win everyone over, but I'm on board with their monochromatic colour scheme. While light grey is certainly the obvious choice for this desirable US-made style, this version would make for a great alternative. 

Available at New Balance

Monday
Apr282014

The North Face Purple Label Camouflage Packing Cases

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—01. 100% nylon.

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Sometimes a little help is needed when keeping things organized in backpacks and larger luggage. This set of packing cases will aide in that process and also look attractive, made in four handy sizes from camouflage nylon taffeta. These accessories are great for the fastidious packer, helping to group things together for easy location. 

Available at Strato