September 29, 2014

MONDAY.

Ugh... We know. It's Monday. This will help, It's John's Top Ten song list. 

1)Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel. This song still ends shivers down my spine "And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made" Wow!


2)Suspicious Minds, Elvis. You just feel his desperation.

3)Hurt, Johnny Cash. Enough said. 

4)I Am The Walrus, The Beatles. John 's voice gores right through me.

5)The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, Bob Dylan. He hits it on the nail's head.
 
6)Famous Blue Raincoat, Leonard Cohen. "I heard that your living for nothing..." This song sends me to me.

7)Its All Over Now Baby Blue, Bob Dylan. My favorite Dylan song and lyrics.

8)Time Waits For No One, The Rolling Stones.My favorite guitar solo of all time, Mick Taylor you are amazing!

9)Heroes, David Bowie. I have listened to this more than any song in my life.

10)There's A Place, The Beatles. Youth!... Beautiful youth!!


September 25, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: FWK Engineered Garments


Well the temperature finally dropped and the rest of the women's FWK Engineered Garments arrived just in time, all woolly and flannelly and ready to layer. All the fall feelings in the air put us in the mood for some early American landscape paintings, by Thomas Hill for instance. We threw some in so you'd know what we were talking about. 


Hoodie, Hat, Striped Knit Trousers by FWK Engineered Garments / White Shirt by Sofie D'Hoore / Boots by Marni / Painting of Donner Lake by Thomas Hill, 1874


Bucket Hat, Flannel Hunt Print Dress, Herringbone Wool Tunic, and Wool Knit Trousers by FWK Engineered Garments / Shoes by Marni 


Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe    Thomas Hill 1864


Hat, Tote Bag, and Wrap Skirt by FWK Engineered Garments / Cashmere Sweater by Sofie D'Hoore / Shoes by Marni 



Flannel Tunic, Quilted Down Vest, and Wool Knit Trousers by FWK Engineered Garments / Shoes by Marni / Painting of North Dome in Yosemite by Thomas Hill, 1870


Hat, Wool Jumper, and Jacket by FWK Engineered Garments / Blouse by Minä Perhonen


Alaska Scene near Juneau   Thomas Hill, 1894


Hat, Double Vest, Flannel Tunic, and Wool Knit Trousers by FWK Engineered Garments / Shoes by Marni

September 23, 2014

IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL; Dress Your Legs Accordingly.


Go ahead, keep wearing your dresses and skirts, and those trousers cuffed high as the cooler weather creeps in. 

Fuzzy ankle socks by Issey Miyake. Stripes by Marni. Tights by Issey Miyake.

September 15, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: Tangled Up In Blue Blue Japan & TS(S)

 TS(S) AND BLUE BLUE JAPAN ARRIVED MOSTLY IN OUR FAVORITE COLOR. BE BLUE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
 HOODED & DOUBLE BREASTED TS(S) COAT / QUILTED TS(S) VEST 




 COTTON TS(S) SHIRT / WIDE WALE CORDUROY TS(S) JACKET


  WOOL TS(S) TOPCOAT / BLUE BLUE JAPAN CORDUROY VEST



BLUE BLUE JAPAN CORDUROY TROUSERS




 COATED DENIM DOWN FILL TS(S) COAT / OVERDYED BLUE BLUE JAPAN TEE



September 6, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: Mina Perhonen

The perfect mashup of perfect and shapes all over, and under, and on top of each other. Mina Perhonen's Fall collection has everything everything, and a video. Come see before it's all gone.


September 4, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: Sofie D'Hoore + Marni = SoMar D'honfie?

Sofie D'Hoore dress + Marni wool coat

Marni primary green coat + Sofie D'Hoore shell
Sofie D'Hoore bomber jacket + Marni horn necklace

Marni leather backpack + Sofie D'Hoore side pleat dress
Sofie D'Hoore shearling jacket + Marni wool tee

Marni pinstripe blouse + Sofie D'Hoore wool jacket

August 28, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: Engineered Garments


I believe we are mostly born with a certain taste. We like the things we like, and although we add and take away from each side of the 'like' and 'dislike' piles throughout our lives, there is a core sensibility that is always with us. Daiki Suzuki, designer (or engineer) of Engineered Garments, has always loved functional, oldschool outdoor gear. This love can be spotted everywhere, specifically in his frequent and faithful use of the noblest fiber: Wool. His men's and women's lines both point strongly to a northwest aesthetic without looking like a lumberjack cliché.


above: corduroy suit / below: elbow patch sweatshirt and reversible wool raincoat

While many things these days feel like they're groping around for heritage and authenticity, Suzuki makes masterful replicas with his own genius twist. Plus, wool is absolutely the state fiber, and works well in our kind of all-day, light autumn rains. --or maybe the state fiber is 'beard'?

above: bias plaid shirt / below: twill jacket and trousers, and wool jacket

And for Women: FWK

above: shawl collar sweater and wool vest  
below: two tone long vest, hats, and corduroy jacket
above: flannel hunting dress and cotton shirts