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Monday
Sep262011

Woolrich Woolen Mills for Inventory

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—01. Woody Shirt & Cruiser Shirt.

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This project was inspired by a feature about Woolrich Woolen Mills we did for the fourth issue of the magazine. The story focused on Daiki Suzuki, the brand's designer for the first ten seasons, and Mark McNairy, his successor. Following on from that we decided to make two special Woolrich Woolen Mills pieces - the Cruiser Shirt from Daiki's time at the helm, and the Woody Shirt from Mark's first collection. Produced in two weights of navy blue wool, and offset by mother of pearl buttons, the shirts offer a classic aesthetic and showcase what Woolrich is best known for: beautifully made American wool.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

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Monday
Sep262011

Studio D'Artisan Heavyweight Workshirt

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—01. Extended tab collar.
—02. Chainstitch run-offs.

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How many chambray shirts have appeared on this blog at one point or another? Probably quite a few, but in all honesty, a good example seen up close never fails to impress. Which is exactly the case with this Studio D'Artisan version: the fabric is exceptional and the details just right. It's also nice to see a shirt that's a little different from the abundance of other options, and the semi-hidden placket on this model certainly makes for a nice break from the norm.

Available at Blue In Green

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Monday
Sep262011

A Vontade Classic Mountain Parka

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—01. Blue.
—02. Tan.

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Simple lines, classic colours, all the right details. There are quite a few impressive jackets out there right now, as you can probably tell from all the posts I've done highlighting some of them, but this Mountain Parka from A Vontade might just be my pick of the bunch. Perhaps it's for the reasons I listed above, or perhaps it's because I know I probably won't ever get to see one in the flesh, after all: the hardest to find gems always seem to shine the brightest. Red, Green, Tan, or Blue.

—Available at Locals Only and Arch Heritage

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Sunday
Sep252011

The Superior Labor Leather Pouch

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—01. Soft camel leather and stamp detail.

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I'm a sucker for a handy little zip pouch, something for pens, or film, or just to minimize the clutter around my desk, or bag. While I wouldn't say I'm exactly "big on leather" a nicely crafted piece goes a long way in my book, especially if it's something I can see myself using on a regular basis. The Superior Labor make some of the finest small goods around, and the leather pouch above is just one fine example to be taken from their wider, consistently impressive, collection.

Available at Treasure Isle

Saturday
Sep242011

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Saturday
Sep242011

Weekend Reading: Yuketen Feature

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—01. Yuki Matsuda's studio

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Yuki Matsuda's passion for quality has allowed his talented team to engineer some of the best handcrafted footwear available. Yuketen's new Fall-Winter collection has slowly been hitting selected retailers worldwide and with the most diverse selection to date, we had the pleasure to sit down with Yuki to discuss their latest collaborations, styles, and inspirations.

Q&A: Yuketen Fall-Winter Collection

Friday
Sep232011

Junya Watanabe Clip Jacket

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—01. Corduroy and leather accents.
—02. Button and clip fasteners.

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So let's get this out of the way: this jacket is expensive, relatively elaborate in both design and detail, and certainly not for everyone. However this particular Junya Watanabe collection was well received by many following its original showing back in January, and it's been interesting to see which pieces stores that carry the brand have chosen to bring in this season. The Army Green Clip Jacket is perhaps one of the most wearable pieces from the current Fall line, offering an easy-on-the-eyes colour combination, combined with some appealing details in the fastenings and closures. Yes it costs a pretty-penny, and no I probably won't ever purchase an item of clothing in this price range, but it's still fun to imagine a bottomless pit of a wallet now and again, and what you might do with it given half the chance.

Available at Tres Bien

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Friday
Sep232011

Engineered Garments Logger Vest

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—01. Railroad stripe.
—02. Reversible.

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We have received our second shipment of Engineered Garments and one of the standouts for me was the charcoal railroad stripe brookline jacket. This vest, made from the the same material, offers itself as a great layering piece. With a quilted black nylon lining it's a comfortable selection when the temperature drops and just as wearable in a casual setting. Keep the core warm and you won't have to bulk up too much this fall.

Available through South 2 West 8

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