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Friday
Feb032012

Buzz Rickson's N-1 Demotex-Ed

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—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Lined with Wool and Alpaca.

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There has always been something about N-1 jackets that have always struck a strong cord with me, the functionality, the silhouette, and the heritage are all aspects of this Buzz Rickson coat that make it work for me. Visually, the durability looks like it could handle itself through various weather elements and outdoor conditions. The khaki colour and darker toned lining work nicely together, the details that I appreciate haven't been overlooked and that's to be expected coming from Buzz Rickson.

Available at Ark

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Thursday
Feb022012

Arc'teryx Birds Nest Project

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—01. Gore-Tex cape.
—02. Over 700 capes made in 2011.

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It's well know that Vancouver has a large population of people living on the streets. Many people ignore the fact, but for three years Arc'teryx have been taking action by donating their materials and time to help those survive the rugged conditions of the west coast. Their design team has come up with a simple product, easy to make, using Gore-Tex to create a cape-like jacket. The company donates the materials and their employees donate their time to produce this functional, and rather good looking piece. Last year Arc'teryx provided over 700 Gore-Tex capes to people in need throughout Vancouver.

Arc'teryx

Wednesday
Feb012012

Received: The Green Soccer Journal

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—01. Featuring Buffon on the cover.

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"Issue Three of The Green Soccer Journal focuses on what it takes to be a professional goalkeeper in the modern era; the pressures and responsibilities involved, and the mental strength needed to survive what can be a parlous undertaking."

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Wednesday
Feb012012

Nanamica Spring Items

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—01. Camo Cordura bag.
—02. Gore-Tex Cruiser jacket.

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Among the first brands to deliver their spring goods this season is Nanamica. A few retailers, including Nitty Gritty, have received another solid selection of outerwear and bags. The brand continues to meld classic silhouettes with updated technology and functionality in a rather pleasant way.

Available at Nitty Gritty

Monday
Jan302012

Remi Relief x Beams Plus - Indigo Bespoke Vest

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—01. 8 oz. Denim.
—02. Chrome tanned leather yoke.

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I'll give praise to a good vest now and then, I wear them frequently so it's only natural I share them with you. Beams collaborates with Remi Relief again to bring us this meticulously detailed piece. I love the button snaps on the side to adjust the width and the referenced US nickel buttons. The darker tanned leather upper complements the indigo dyed body very nicely. Beams also threw in hula girl and ukulele motifs for the lining which is a nice touch, maybe not exactly what I look for, but it doesn't sway my opinion about this vest overall.

Available at Beams

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Monday
Jan302012

Restock: Deadstock Swedish Army Belts

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—01. Natural veggie tan leather.

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It didn't seem possible, but fortunately we have managed to secure another load of Swedish Army belts. These deadstock leather goods won't last long, and with each load we uncover, the more unlikely it is we'll find more. We now have size 110cm and 120cm back in stock, online and in store.

Available at Inventory Stockroom

Sunday
Jan292012

Needles Deer Skin Moc

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—01. Inspired by Nike Air Moc.

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The Nike Air Moc always has some sort of strange appeal. But take that shoe and replace all the materials with the most comfortable and premium available, and here's what you've got. There is no way these moccasins aren't some of the most comfy shoes you could put on your feet. Unique, and still quite simple, Needles shows their expertise of reinvention yet again.

Available at Second Stage

Saturday
Jan282012

Coley Brown's 'A Recurring Dream' at Dashwood Books

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—01. Letter press printed cover.
—02. Sunlight.
—03. Lamplight.

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Coley Brown's 'A Recurring Dream', which was recently published by the consistently impressive Gottlund Verlag, is available as a signed edition from Dashwood Books, courtesy of a book signing being held on Wednesday February 1st from 6-8pm. I can't recommend the book, publisher, or store highly enough; so if it looks of interest and you happen to be close by, then I certainly suggest popping in for at least a minute or two.

Coley Brown
Gottlund Verlag
Dashwood Books

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