Minimal British Wristwear - In the short time that Uniform Wares has been in operation they have taken the industry of watchmaking by storm. Producing clean, legible, contemporary timepieces remains their singular focus, while using the best materials that suit the function of each particular model. Cereal Magazine recently conducted an interview with one half of the design duo to ascertain how the brand was first formed, their philosophy on design and how they plan to move Uniform Wares forward.
For the first segment of our holiday feature series, we took a morning visit to Dunlevy Snackbar, a neighbourhood favourite in Strathcona. This is the first of two editorials that we will feature this month. Devin is shot head to toe in a season-appropriate outfit sitting down for a snack and light read with some trusty tools and accessories from Kiosk and others.
View the feature here.
Since 2009, Uniform Wares has been designing and producing timepieces based around a philosophy firmly rooted in contemporary British design and engineering. In anticipation for the holidays we have restocked on a number of styles from their coveted wristwatch series as well as introduced their new 104 model to the store. All watches ship for free within Canada and the USA.
Click here to see our full selection and view our recent editorial featuring the timepieces here.
Neighbour original items. Each season we take the time to develop and produce a range of items under the shop name to complement the brands we carry. This year we have continued to expand our collection to include our original pinpoint oxford shirts, a wide range of wool, cashmere and mohair sweaters, lambswool angora scarves and neckties. We have had the chance to work with people from the USA and all over Europe and hope to continue our relationship with these designers and factories for years to come.
View our collection here.
Thanks to Sheila Lam and Make Directory for the featured piece and the kind words.
"Neighbour, noun: 1) a person or place in relation to others near or next to it; 2) a nearby object of the same kind.
Owner Saager Dilawri opened up shop in April 2011 in the thriving Gastown area of Vancouver, British Columbia. Being a focal point for menswear in Canada, Dilawri and company were exactly the type of establishment you'd want to add to the community. "With Neighbour I felt like we could create this ethos in the store where it's friendly. It's the one thing I'm happiest about, the name. I still haven't gotten bored of it."
Curated on a backbone of timeless designs and quality materials, Neighbour side steps hyped labels and extravagant names. Instead, putting emphasis on brands that might not have yet established themselves but are too focusing on producing a higher standard of apparel. The next time you're in the neighbourhood, go say hello. They might not have a cup of sugar to lend but we guarantee they'll have something better."
We are pleased to announce our final AW13 delivery of Our Legacy items accompanied by a new dedicated space in-store as well as promotional giveaway from the Swedish label. The latest delivery includes highlight pieces from the ever-evolving Scandinavian designers who continue to push their tactile garments to new heights each season, keeping a grasp on quality, character and wearability.
From now and for a limited time, enjoy an Our Legacy Whale Dry Waxed Tote Bag + Hardcover AW13 'Official' Lookbook with the purchase of any Our Legacy item from this season.
"To create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide". That is the mission statement of The Wrong, a new online art space exhibiting frequent works and projects by the best digital artists. Sara Ludy, an artist we have featured previously at our shop, has curated Chambers Pavilion, a web space that exhibits 11 new works from established and up-coming artists who were invited to create sound rooms accessible online that are totally unique from one another.
View Chambers here and go here to experience the other pavilions that are currently online now.
Here's a song that we keep on repeat at least every other day at the shop. A little splice of new wave from 1983. The track "Magic Table" was originally recorded on an LP entitled New Germany from artist Spike, based in the Netherlands. The whole album was made almost entirely at Spike's home at the time - all compositions, lyrics, instruments and vocals are by the artist himself - excluding the drum machine. Years pass and Spike's record gains so much cult-like acclaim that the original vinyl now sells for a whopping $140.