Now that Fall is fully upon us we thought we would share our Autumn/Winter 2011 lookbook shot be Jennilee Marigomen. The lookbook was shot on a sunny Sunday in various locations around Vancouver. The photos capture the beauty of our city and the changing season. Click here to see the full lookbook. For individual photos visit our Flickr site.
Vancouver’s weather is slowly changing and it is starting to
dawn on us that the dreary, wet season is approaching. In light of this we put
together a casual look that will be sure to keep you dry and warm while also
allowing you to maintain flexibility through layers while the temperature
is fluctuating. Click here to read more.
Many labels have done their own version of the M-65 field
coat but Patrik Ervell’s sticks out from the rest. The M-65 coat was introduced
by the US military in 1965 and was predominantly used during the Vietnam War. Patrik
Ervell’s version replicates the details of the original jacket by featuring a
stow-away hood that rolls up and zips into a pouch on the back of the neck, a detachable
wool lining, velcro fasteners on the cuffs, four large front pockets and a
drawstring waist. Additional details include metal snaps that will age to a
dark antique copper as well as the jacket being made from a heavy but soft to
the touch cotton moleskin. Click here to see more.
Golden Bear is a San Francisco based company that has been
making outerwear since 1922. The company is specifically known for their
varsity/letterman jacket that is usually given to student athletes or groups
that achieve certain goals or graduate from a school team. This is where the name
letterman jacket derives from. The letter patch sewn into the jacket usually
represents the first letter in the school’s name. There are more looks and product images of the varsity jackets we did with Golden Bear along with a few
more words if you read more.
I am always excited to see Patrik Ervell’s collection and
show each season. Both always seem to be thoughtful, concise and interesting at
the same time. His collection is also easily transferrable from the runway to
an everyday wardrobe. We received a few Spring/Summer pieces that are now on
sale and are expecting our full Fall/Winter 2011 selection in the next couple
of weeks. In the meantime above is Patrik Ervell’s runway show for the upcoming
season. The aviation inspired collection features white parachutes, industrial
size fans, flight suits and music by Sioxsie and the Banshees.
We are now approaching three months since we first opened and thought
we would share the lookbook that we put together. The lookbook
highlights some of the collections we carry as well as some images of
our shop which was designed by Kyle Garner at Sit and Read. The photographs were taken
by our talented friend Jennilee
Marigomen and styled by our other talented friend Redia Soltis. We also want to
thank everyone for your continued support. It has been an exciting past
few months! Click here
to see the full lookbook.
What can we say about Le Labo's Santal 26 except that it is probably the best candle ever! It is our store scent and now is available for purchase in store and online. We know it is difficult to purchase a candle without smelling it but trust us on this one! Thanks to Old Faithful for the cactus in the image above.
Il Bussetto is an Italian small leather goods manufacturer
based out of Milan. Il Bussetto still uses an ancient Italian technique that involves
drenching their Cuoio leather in water and placing them on wooden forms to
achieve the desired shape. Each piece is then hand brushed with iron
instruments called “bussetti”, then waxed and buffed resulting in a glowing
finish. The colours are bold, bright and completely natural.
We just received our initial order of bi-folds wallets, card
case, zip wallets and traditional wallets. Hope you enjoy them!
Aurora Shoe Company’s footwear is handmade in their upstate
New York factory. This short video will show you their process. We are pleased
to be carrying Aurora Shoe Company’s Middle English style in three different
colours. They are very comfortable and become uniquely yours as you continue to
The weekend should be a time for relaxing and recharging
from the past week.I know for
many this may not seem like an ideal outfit for a late May weekend but it is
perfect for rainy/chilly weather, similar to what we are experiencing in
Vancouver. We have received glimpses of the sunshine but nothing more. This
outfit features our newly received Unis Gio, a Martin Keehn leather hooded
sweatshirt, Aurora handmade shoes, a Drifter tote, and the 100 series Uniform Wares
watch. The outfit lands on that thin line of feeling comfortable but not
looking like a slouch.