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Tuesday
Aug022011

Preview: Batten Sportswear

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—01. Launching next spring.

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It's not that often that a new brand comes along that I really like. From the product to the people to the branding, its difficult to get it right. Last week in New York, one of our friends showed us his new brand. Batten Sportswear isn't breaking new ground in terms of the fashion world, but the story and products are well thought through, really nicely made and offer a clean and concise perspective and interpretation of American sportswear.

Images via A Continuous Lean

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Tuesday
Aug022011

Viberg for Four Horsemen

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—01. Tonal oxford.

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Four Horsemen recently released their second shoe with Viberg Boot. The local connection seems to be working nicely, but this oxford is quite the departure from the first collaboration between the two. This brogue oxford uses a nice tonal look, simple detailing and the well known and loved Vibram Christy sole.

Available at Four Horsemen

Monday
Aug012011

White Mountaineering Pattern Socks

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—01. Brown.
—02. Amber.

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I know it's still summer but thinking ahead, here is a nice selection of patterned fall/winter socks from White Mountaineering. Beautifully designed, these nordic and native inspired socks are guaranteed to keep your feet warm and bring some nice colour to your outfit. Whether you're working downtown or catching a frosty lager apres ski hill, you can't really go wrong with these.

Available at Union LA

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Sunday
Jul312011

Oliver Peoples Vintage

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—01. Exclusive to Surrender.

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I'll admit that the world of eye-wear is something I don't know a whole lot about. I know what I like when I see it, and Oliver Peoples have been making beautiful pieces for years. Surrender has received some great vintage styles and used some lovely photos to compliment them.

Available at Surrender

Saturday
Jul302011

Yuketen Maine Guide Chukka

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—01. New model for FW11.

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Following trend with early fall deliveries, End has received their first shipment of Yuketen FW11 styles. Among them is one of the best new models from Yuketen. The Maine Guide Chukka is a nice mid-height version of their classic Maine Guide styling. The classic Vibram sole is met with similar lines, nice leather and a new upper.

Available at End

Friday
Jul292011

Visvim FW11 Items

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—01. Beautifully dyed and hand made.

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Visvim has begun to release images of their Fall-Winter 2011 collection online and among the selection there are some great items. These are a couple of my favorites previewed last week. The indigo dyed pieces, patched shirts and shoes and really nice color palette struck me in a pleasant way. While I haven't seen any new footwear I'm dying to get, the accessories are especially looking great so far.

Images via Hypebeast

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Friday
Jul292011

JC Walkers Work Oxford

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—01. Navy suede.
—02. Multi-tone laces.

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There are plenty of good options for oxford work boots and a lot of people have their preference when it comes to footwear, a strong brand association or recognition within the framework of that given company. I like stumbling across new brands. JC Walkers makes a nice oxford for a relatively affordable price. The colour of suede is beautiful and the two-tone laces are a subtle addition that works well with this shoe I think. They also come in a few other colour-ways that are worth checking out.

Available at Freaks Store

Thursday
Jul282011

Recently Received: Engineered Garments

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—01. First shipment from the fall collection.

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It might be the earliest Fall delivery ever, but it doesn't mean we weren't excited to receive it. The new Engineered Garments collection is definitely one of our favorites of the season. The first shipment includes the Bedford jacket in olive and navy wool, and duck canvas. Also, there is a Field Parka in olive and black, with wool herringbone lining and the Brookline reversible jacket in navy wool. For shirting, we have the blue floral print 19th Century and a selection of Workaday BD shirts in white oxford, blue oxford and chambray. To round off the shipment, there are a couple of pocket squares, cotton scarves and some beautiful knit ties.

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