Mismo bags and small accessories are now available! Founded by Adam Bach and Rikke Overgaard, the company has been making straightforward functional pieces in the highest quality of fabrics and hardware for several years now. Our selection for this season includes four bag styles along with one wallet style. More photos can be found by clicking read more.
In the fashion of our friendly namesake, we decided to compile a shortlist of some beloved neighbours in our 'hood. We get plenty of visitors at the shop who are constantly looking for the best and brightest our neighbourhood has to offer, so we thought we'd throw together a quick list. In it you'll find everything from interior design stores to coffee shops, restaurants and other menswear storefronts. We'll be interchanging and updating the map periodically so be sure to ask us about new recommendations from time to time. Pick one up for free in-store.
The team over at FREE/MAN recently published a nice feature article with Jed & Marne, our favourite woven shorts brand over the last couple seasons. The two explain what initially led them to produce in Guatemala, their symbiotic relationship with the Mayan master weavers who hand-make each of their woven textiles and their impassioned aim to create a genuine dynamic between contemporary consumers and the traditional artisan.
View the conversation with Jed & Marne here.
Shop the collection here.
Rain is quite an issue in our city so we are always ready with rain-proof outerwear to go about our daily lives. One of our highly recommended items this Spring season is the Nylon Aerial Jacket from Patrik Ervell. The Mackintosh style jacket is made from extremely light-weight Italian nylon fabric that is completely waterproof. The garment also breaths very well, features beautiful draping and a silhouette that could be used on a sunny day simply over a t-shirt or sweater.
Supplemental is Sidian, Ersatz & Vanes' bi-annual paper that releases simultaneously with the brand's seasonal collections. As an ever-enigmatic brand, there is a curiosity in these designers that we as onlookers feel the need to quench. Supplemental provides you with a look into the brand's interests in the arts, sciences and the abstract. For Spring-Summer 2013, SEV launched issue 2. Feel free to ask us for a copy in-store, otherwise it is also accessible online here.
Have a glance at another neat series of 'finds' from the Carrall Street outdoor market. It's always an enjoyably random way to kickstart our Sunday mornings before opening up shop. Enjoy!
Philosopher and art theoretician, Walter Benjamin, delivered this lecture, Mondrian 63, on painter Piet Mondrian in 1986 at the Marxist Center in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In this televised broadcast, Benjamin goes on to discuss the abstract painter's body of work. You may find some interest in this video clip If you are familiar with the artist. Hentsch Man also produced their Mondrian Block Coat this season that is loosely based on the colour compositions that the painter was so widely known for.
Patrik Ervell continues to be one of our strongest collections in the shop to date. Since his runway debut in 2006, the brand hasn't seen very many tangential shifts in silhouette or aesthetic, but has remained successfully rooted in soulful, technical minimalism. Wilbert Cooper of Vice delves into Ervell's past interests in diplomacy, his stint as an editor for V Magazine, upstarting his brand with graphic T's and the not so drastic evolution of his seasonal collections. Read the interview here and shop the 2013 collection here.
Music is an important part of the shop environment. Good music can set the right mood and we are always on the hunt for unique sounds that fit within the store. Andry recently brought to our attention mix tapes by Pinchy & Friends. Check out the dozens of tapes that can be streamed from their site. A personal favourite is the tape entitled Island of Forgetfulness.