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Thursday
Nov252010

Yuketen & Nigel Cabourn

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—01. Army green Ventile and leather.

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Two of our good friends have linked up again for a special product. The Army Gym is one of the best shops in Tokyo, and its not surprising to see that Yuki and Nigel have teamed up on another pair of Hunt boots, this time using a military Ventile fabric to accent the brown leather and crepe soles.

The Army Gym

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Wednesday
Nov242010

Editor's Essentials

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—01. Red Wing Chukka.

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Every season, or year, there are a few pieces that I tend to wear all of the time. These three items are pretty standard for me to be wearing 5 days a week lately. The Red Wing chukkas were tough to figure out my sizing originally, but now that they are broken in, they've quickly become one of my favorite pairs of shoes. The color is great, the weight and silhouette is nice and they go with pretty much everything. Everything, meaning oxford BD shirts and 12 oz sweatshirts. I consider the Engineered Garments Workaday oxfords and Real McCoy's sweatshirts both best in class, so I have a hard time wearing anything else.

Sweatshirt available at Inventory Stockroom
Boots available at Oi Polloi
Shirt available at The Bureau

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Tuesday
Nov232010

In Stock: Inventory Items Scented Candle

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—01. Hand poured in Brooklyn, NY.

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After some anticipation, our candles are finally available online and also at Dover Street Market. Our first Inventory scent has been received very well. We couldn't be happier with the rich smell Inventory Item 012 has created in our shop, and we've already started working on a complimentary follow-up for next spring. Working with Joya has been very enjoyable so far, and hopefully you'll enjoy this product as much as we are.

Now available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

Tuesday
Nov232010

Margaret Howell Fair Isle Socks

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—01. Available in 3 colours.
—02. Close-up on wool blend.

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Fair Isle socks are always great come fall. While Ralph Lauren seems to have the rights to best version available, Margaret Howell has also made a couple of nice looking pairs this season. They come in three colours and use a nice wool blend, which keeps you warm and looks good - the ideal winter combination.

Margaret Howell

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Monday
Nov222010

Beams Plus Tartan Scarves

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—01. Available in grey and Black watch.
—02. Made in Scotland.

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Our second fall delivery from Beams Plus has arrived at our Vancouver shop, and it includes a couple of great pieces. There's a restock on the BD oxford shirts and bandanas, and we also received some Shetland wool sweaters and classic grey sweatshirts. These wool scarves however might be my favorite items. The wool feels amazing and the simple touch of having one plain side, and one plaid works perfectly. It's a tough choice between the Black watch plaid and the tonal grey. These warm, classic accessories are definitely useful in the winter, especially since the temperature seems to have just dropped significantly

Beams Plus Scarves

Monday
Nov222010

Preview: Inverallan for Inventory Items

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—01. Hats, $85; cardigans, $325.

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Our first collaboration with Inverallan last winter went really well, so it was an easy decision to keep things going again this season. The wait has been a long one, but the first shipment will be available by next weekend. The cable knit caps will be available first, with our new cardigan arriving shortly thereafter. The hats will be coming in five colours this fall - red, grey, oatmeal, olive and blue.

Available soon at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

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Monday
Nov222010

Some Accessories

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—01. Hand-sewn bandanas.

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Sure, you could maybe do this yourself after collecting some vintage bandanas and finding a seamstress to cut and sew them up for you, but will you? It would be much better to just purchase the finished article from Nepenthes NY. The unique accessories are simple in concept, but add a nice bit of texture and colour to an outfit.

Nepenthes

Sunday
Nov212010

Sit and Read

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—01. Making of a chair for Unis.

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Our friend Kyle Garner is getting ready to re-launch his new website for Sit and Read early next month. The anticipation has been growing, especially for a furniture website, shop and blog. Kyle's mix of vintage pieces and customized designs create an interesting variety of products. As a teaser, Kyle in partnership with Part & Parcel have put together a short film showing the making of one of the latest chairs in Kyle's on-going collaboration with Unis.

Sit and Read

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