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Feb232011

Monitaly Herringbone Pants

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—01. Front.
—02. Back.

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Not a whole lot I need to say here. It's just another boring product post, another good product that's better than most of them out there. Monitaly has over-dyed the herringbone cotton to the perfect olive green. The sturdy cotton is well suited to the casual nature of the straight leg pants, and nicely accented by the pocket lining. Made in the USA, but not available there as far as I know.

Available at Norse Store

Tuesday
Feb222011

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—01. Fisheye buttons.
—02. Classic labelling.

Tuesday
Feb222011

Supreme SS11

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—01. Khaki trench coat.
—02. Liberty print shirt.

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It's no secret that Supreme has launched their spring collection preview, and will be releasing the new items in store this week. The collection, as usual, has some very strong points and a nice variety of easy to wear items. Among my favorites are some of the simple stripe tees, shorts, chinos and outerwear. The Liberty print shirting as well looks great. I've been a big fan of floral shirts this season, but I think Supreme has done a nice job to keep them more wearable.

Supreme

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Monday
Feb212011

In Stock: Superior Labor Socks

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—01. Grey melange.
—02. Tan melange.

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For our 11th Inventory Item we worked with Superior Labor to produce some of the finest melange socks around. When we visited them in 2009, I picked up three similar pairs and have worn and washed them countless times since. The quality and comfort is second to none and when we decided to make some of our own, choosing a collaborator was simple. Made from 90% Japanese cotton by craftsman who have been in the same line of work for 40 years, they are knitted on a low gauge machine that was made in Japan during the 60s and 70s. There are less than 100 of these machines currently in use - they are no longer produced as all the parts are handmade, making them too expensive by modern standards. The process of collaboration was one of the easiest and most enjoyable we've been involved in and we're really happy with the results. Our first batch comprises two colourways and they've been selling so well, a second set are now in the works.

—Available at Inventory Stockroom and Dover Street Market

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Monday
Feb212011

Guest Post: Yoyogi Park by Walter Manning

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—01. Article by Walter Manning; owner of Old Faithful Shop.

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A few weeks back I was luck enough to travel to Tokyo, Japan. If you are an avid reader of Inventory Magazine, then you are already familiar with the level of quality product that is either produced in Japan or produced specifically for Japan. The shops were easily some of the best I've ever seen: quality product assortment, intriguing merchandising/display and intuitive customer service - they have a keen eye for the details.

One Sunday in particular I was able to hit up the Yoyogi flea market. I arrived early and a lot of people were beginning to set up for the day: spreading out tarps and navajo blankets and either dumping their goods in a large pile or laying them out nicely. 95% of the items for sale were clothes and there were more than a few vendors selling some incredible stuff. Great Pendleton shirts, Red Wing Boots, stacks of Barbour and Sierra Design Jackets - all in really great shape.

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Sunday
Feb202011

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—01. Engineered Garments.


—02. Wtaps.
—03. Neighborhood.

Saturday
Feb192011

Kelty for Beams Plus

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—01. Camouflage hiking pack.
—02. Back view.

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Kelty Japan makes a lot of great looking, small, functional bags - they've been working with Beams for a few years now. When they get together they make even better looking bags, but we still can't get them over here, maybe soon. This camo day back looks great and I really like the simple design, leather accents and size.

Beams

Friday
Feb182011

Items of Interest

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—01. Colour palettes.


—02. Post Overalls.
—03. Herringbone.

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