Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
The Classic Crew Neck, the second style in Albam's English crafted loop-backed fleece! It's been a while in development but well worth the wait. The Egyptian Cotton is spun in the Midlands and then tickle brushed for a little extra softness. Flat locked seams with internal ticket pouch. Made in England.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
"To manufacture the shirts we left the friendly confines of Manhattan's garment district and headed across the river to the Gambert Shirt Corp, in Newark, New Jersey. This family owned company has been making nothing but dress shirts for over 75 years and they are true masters of the craft. Single needle tailoring throughout, 16 stiches per inch, cross and lock stitched buttons and an all over fine finish." Read more...
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
"Edwin is an authentic denim brand priding itself on innovation and craftsmanship, utilising exclusive fabrics and fabrication, unique technology, hand wash processes, and continual progression in design and fit."
A friend and I headed to the beach this morning to take some photographs for Sam at Edwin. We got chatting to a friendly fisherman who kindly agreed to take part in the shoot. I'm still trawling through all the pictures now... Anyway, here's a few that I particularly liked.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Based on the Ballistic 20L backpack by Visvim, this model has an increased capacity in the form of an exterior pocket. The vegetable tanned bottom adds protection to an already very durable construction.
- Dupont Ballistic Nylon with vegetable tanned leather bottom
- 22 liter capacity
- pre-curved removable back-plate
- tri-compartment construction
- laptop pocket and elastic sleeve insert (for 15 inch notebooks and smaller)
- main pocket with elastic insert
- external pouch
- MP3 / iPod pouch with cable exit
- rubber coated hardware
- Riri zips
Friday, December 04, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Last night, Dazed was at the red carpet premiere for Where The Wild Things Are, the subject of our recent cover feature – an interview between director Spike Jonze and the original author of the 1963 children’s book, Maurice Sendak. Jonze introduced the screening at the Leicester Square cinema, and also brought out the 12-year-old star of the film, Max Records. So, with a slightly fuzzy head from the ‘post-premiere rumpus’ at the Old Sorting Office, transformed for the occasion into a giant magical forest, they thought it would be a good day to bring you some unseen pics from the shoot, and a rough cut from the interview that didn’t fit into the magazine. More...
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Albam have just received a shipment of Altadena Works backpacks...
Altadena Works is a creative partnership based in California that emerged from a shared desire to produce quality goods manufactured within the USA. The products are rooted in simple and straightforward design, constructed meticulously with functionality and longevity in mind. Understated yet luxurious in their material quality, the bags deliver a solution both modern and practical for everyday use.
The backpacks are designed with the attitude that a bag should be an extension of what you’re wearing, with minimal design and slimmer profile referencing the simplicity of 1970’s outdoor equipment. Everything about the bags has been considered, from unique color schemes to user-friendly pocket placement and zipper pulls. All bags are made in the USA using the highest quality materials, including heavyweight canvas duck, military spec nylon webbing and hardware, and leather custom ordered from Horween, one of America’s oldest tanneries. Construction is fundamental – Altadena Works products are made by seasoned American artisans who’ve worked in bag production for over 30 years.
Taking the utmost care through every stage of production, they ensure the bags meet their own high standards as well as ours.
Their products are built to last, and provide functionality in every context, whether you are hiking, traveling, or on your daily commute.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I finally got time to sit down and read the first issue of Inventory Magazine last night. Congratulations to Ryan and everyone else involved. All the hard work has certainly paid off, very impressive indeed!
Inventory's first issue features stories from some of the most interesting and talented people in the business. They take a look at the people behind Yuketen, Duluth Pack and Nigel Cabourn Mister Freedom, Engineered Garments. As well as talk with Chris Gibbs and Willo Perron. Editorial features include a look at our favourite parkas for winter and Nom de Guerre's fall collection.
Growing up skating I've always been aware of the Dickies brand, so I was excited to see their selvage denim offering... A pair was handed to me the other day, and I've got to say the quality of the Japanese denim is second to none.
C.N. Williamson and E.E. "Colonel" Dickie began their business careers in the "vehicle and harness" business in Bryan, Texas.
In 1918, the name changed to U.S. Overall Company and in 1922, C. Don Williamson joined with his father and cousin and renamed it the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. From its conception as a bib overall company, today Dickies has grown to be the number one manufacturer of work apparel worldwide.
Dickies, known for its tough reliable clothing has drawn on this heritage to produce Dickies California Selvage jean. It was only a matter of time before Dickies delved deep into its history and realized it was time to go back to basics to produce a quality denim whose attention to detail is second to none!
Made from the finest Zimbabwean cotton then woven into red selvage denim fabric in Japan on vintage shuttle looms. The denim is then constructed by a small family run Japanese manufacturer- whom Dickies are their only US clients.
No detail has been overlooked in the process of making these jeans, right down to the classic workwear cut and the reproduction of the old Dickies union labels, creating an authentic workwear denim trouser.
Tyler and Abe sent me some of their 4Season OG Pants all the way from Brooklyn. THANKS!
I've been looking to get my hands on a pair for a while now, and they are everything I thought they would be. The website does an amazing job with product and lifestyle shots, along with detailed descriptions of each product. Saying that there's nothing like actually seeing a technical product like this firsthand to really get an appreciation of the quality, workmanship and tailoring that is inherent throughout the line. If you haven't invested already, Christmas is coming up, what more of an excuse do you want than that?!
For the Fall '09 release they've dialed in the fit even more, slimmed the bottom of the leg slightly, while still leaving room in the thigh for your cycling muscles. The waistband has been reworked using that actual 4Season fabric on both sides for comfort, but changing inner fusing to keep the visual lines sharp and crisp when you wear it.
Alkr started as a reaction to the boring, bland and unexciting gadget accessories market.
After the release of last months laptop sleeves, the second hit of Alkr gadget accessory products arrive in time for the Xmas shopping rush with four new iphone cases. The cases come in blue, purple, yellow and black and offer full protection for your iphone.
I'm sure they'll be available (along with the sleeves) at FUSShop soon.
The SS10 'ready to wear' collection for men and women derives its solid aesthetic from the subject of 'maritime'.
With nuances of maritime history and culture, the resulting collection exemplifies the credibility and respect for a great time in history. Worn out vintage effects find inspiration in wave battered cliff faces and sea aged fishing boats and is applied to tees, shirting, lightweight jackets and outerwear. The seafaring, work-wear esque aesthetic compliments the denim to a tee and will establish Edwin as a fully-fledged brand to behold and respect in its entirety.
Think harbour master, not poseur on the Riviera and look at building your own boat rather than sailing on someone else's...