August 22, 2014

NEW ARRIVALS: Save Khaki United

How can something based on unoriginality be so perfect? Because we all need comfort. We all need basics. We all need vanilla. The brilliance behind S.K.U. Is totally straightforward: Americana inspired basics utilizing mills and factories all over the USA, made with honesty and no damn frills. 








August 20, 2014

August 19, 2014

Sacai Luck In VOGUE's August Issue


Sarah Mower's article in this month's VOGUE thoughtfully tells the story of designer Chitose Abe's awakening as a knitter, designer, and mother. It is required reading. There will be a test.

August 14, 2014

DEAR Robin,

Robin Williams and his lovely partner Susan visited our store prior to his heart attack a while back. When he walked in he was immediately engaging and truly interested in what we were about. Of course, knowing who he was I became quite nervous, but he asked for a tour of the space, and I showed him around. When we got to our bathroom (all white), with a picture of the "white" album in it, I told him the room was dedicated to that Beatles album, and he loved it.

Then, he saw my photo of Bob Dylan on the wall and did an amazing Dylan imitation! We talked about Dylan to great lengths (he met him) and by that time I had become so relaxed with him. He ended up purchasing the coolest clothing in the store, and while shopping he fell in love with a coat that I did not have in his size, so while leaving he gave me his personal email and home address. I searched high and low for that coat, and finally had it sent from Italy to him. Upon receiving the coat he was so gracious and Thankful.

When he became ill I sent him an email saying that I was rooting for him. He responded with a thank you.

Robin, I thank you for your kindness towards me. -Love, John


August 13, 2014

IN THE WINDOW: Celebrating Sofie


It's no secret that Sofie D'Hoore is one of our favorite designers for women. She just gets it.

We can use terms like “architectural,” and “minimal” when talking of clothes like D'hoore's, but those words seem to miss the grace and direct approach of Sofie's work. Maybe sometimes simplicity is the same as minimalism, and cleanliness can lead to modernism, but her kind of clean and simple comes from necessity and everyday use.




The line feels like a collection of the best essentials, pared down to their most practical, wholesome elements, with all ones' needs provided for. On the scale of precious to severe, D'Hoore falls somewhere in the middle; straight forward, unadorned, and honed. Perhaps it was the dental training that gave D'hoore her eye for clean detail?

July 30, 2014

ENGINEERED GARMENT arrivals....


Western flannel shirt. red/navy/plaid
Type 6 jeans. Dark grey herringbone


ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Western flannel shirt. red/navy/plaid

ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Bedford jacket. Dark navy moleskin. 
Also available in brown homespun tweed.
Western flannel shirt. red/navy/plaid
Type 6 jeans. Dark grey herringbone. 
Also available in Khaki corduroy

ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Bedford jacket. Dark navy moleskin

ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Work shirt. Grey/navy plaid
Type 6 jeans. Khaki corduroy. 
Also available in dark grey herringbone.

ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Work shirt. Grey/navy plaid

ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Andover jacket. Khaki corduroy
Work shirt. Grey/navy plaid
Type 6 jeans. Khaki corduroy. 
Also available in dark grey herringbone.


ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Andover jacket. Khaki corduroy
Work shirt. Grey/navy plaid
Type 6 jeans. Khaki corduroy. 
Also available in dark grey herringbone.


ENGINEERED GARMENTS
19TH century BD. Black/red/green
Cinch pant. Dark olive worsted wool
Paisley silk scarf. Green. Also, available in blue.



ENGINEERED GARMENTS
Bedford jacket. Brown homespun tweed. 
Also, available in dark navy moleskin


19TH century BD. Black/red/green
Cinch pant. Dark olive worsted wool
Paisley silk scarf. Green. Also, available in blue.






FWK
Shawl collar knit jacket. Dark green.
Rounded collar shirt. Blue oxford cloth.
Paisley silk scarf. Olive. Also, available in blue.

July 23, 2014