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Sep302011

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—01. Carved whale tooth Billiken.
—02. 1930s silver Navajo thunderbird pin.
—03. 1930s Chimayo purse.
—04. Bottle cap folk art.

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Although Koji always has a great selection of Post Overalls and EG pieces, one of the best parts about visiting Extra is discovering what new things he has dug out from the depths of his enormous vintage collection, and then hearing him tell you all the stories that surround the discovery of each item. These are a selection of things that may or may not still be around, but rest assured, if they're not, there's bound to be something else that will catch your eye.

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Friday
Sep302011

Comme des Garçons SHIRT Fine Stripe Shirt

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—01. Tonal Stripes.
—02. Blue on Blue on White.

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Comme des Garçons: sometimes it's the simple things, sometimes it's the crazy things, and sometimes it's the ones that go right down the middle.

Available at Present

Thursday
Sep292011

Restock: Engineered Garments Workaday BD Shirts

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—01. White, Blue, Red Stripe and Blue Stripe.

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Worn daily by half the Inventory team, these shirts are back in stock, and now available in four colours. I know some people are put off by the height of the gusset and the lack of buttons towards the bottom of the placket, but wear a white T underneath and before long it's other shirt styles that won't feel quite right.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Thursday
Sep292011

Umbro Archive Research Project

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—01. Ramsey Jacket.
—02. Drill Pant interior.

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The A.R.P project from Umbro is the latest development in their now long-standing relationship with the designer Aitor Throup. Having worked with the brand on previous incarnations of the England national kit, the former Stone Island and CP Company designer has delved into the deep archive Umbro possess to rework and re-imagine classic pieces from the brands past. Taking famous and notable styles from previous decades - the 1966 Jacket as worn by Alf Ramsey, the classic Drill Top and pant, the Barcelona Short, and the 1960's Aztec Jersey to name a few - Throup has re-worked these heritage designs into modern, highly technical pieces. The colour palette on all the designs offers a nice muted take on the typical bright colours of classic Sportswear; helping to make these modified classics that much easier to fit into both an active and casual ensemble.

Available at End Clothing

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Fall Stock Look Update

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With a lot of our fall stock delivered in the last month, we figured it was time to shoot some new stock looks. A couple of our friends from Gastown FC dropped by to try on some of the new garments, including pieces from Beams Plus, Engineered Garments, Red Wing, Yuketen and Anderson's of Shetland.

Inventory Stock Looks

Wednesday
Sep282011

Nepenthes Purple Label Melange Socks

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—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Tan, Brown, Olive and Purple.

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Four perfect colours in these melange socks by Nepenthes Purple Label. Muted enough to sit neatly beside other autumnal tones, but at the same time unusual, interesting and beautifully well made.

Available at Eggplant

Wednesday
Sep282011

The Real McCoy's M-65 Field Pant

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—01. Trademark authentic detailing .
—02. Drawstring hem.

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I struggle with cargo pants, or anything overly military for that matter, I really do. But I'm also prone to allowing two things to sway me into a purchase; pockets; preferably an abundance of them, and refined, authentic details. I like olive green too, don't get me wrong, but, despite fulfilling much of the criteria I mentioned, I'm not sure if these pants are tempting enough for me personally. That doesn't mean to say they wouldn't make the perfect addition to somebody else's daily wears, as braver men than me have both fought in, and casually worn pants such as these.

Available at Superdenim

Wednesday
Sep282011

Naut Design

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—01. Hanging pouch.
—02. Full length mirror.

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The older I get the more impressed I find myself with clean and aesthetically efficient design. Naut, a Japanese company, make unassuming but exceptionally well crafted pieces of everyday furniture, along with a selection of interesting and useful smaller goods. These products have been created with longevity in mind; the intention is that they come with you from apartment-to-apartment, office-to-office, and furnish home-after-home.

Naut Design

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