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






August 26, 2014

UGLY/BEAUTIFUL



Last month when I was in Milan on my buy, I was approached by a lovely woman who greeted me and made a reference to my likeness to John Malkovich. She stated this in English, then went on to say some sort of phrase in Italian. I asked her what she said, and she translated the Italian expression as "ugly beautiful" Wow! The song "Chelsea Hotel" by Leonard Cohen went straight to my brain!



"I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel 
you were famous, your heart was a legend. 
You told me again you preferred handsome men 
but for me you would make an exception. 
And clenching your fist for the ones like us 
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, 
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, 
we are ugly but we have the music."



Yes, my dears, Leonard and Janice, you are so right. My beautiful uglies.
Love, John








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