General Research Package

12/20/2016 3:50 PM

General Research Package has made its way to our shelves for the first time. The influential Japanese label has immersed itself, blending a fine line between traditional and contemporary throughout their ranges. Bringing form and function to each garment, General Research creates each piece with upmost respect and expert craftsmanship.

This season’s collection takes on the traditional Yokosuka Jacket or as most of us know them ‘Souvenir Jacket’. The traditional reversible piece of outerwear is crafted from a satin outer with a reversible quilted side. Both sides pay respect to places, landmarks, and mythical creatures with tonal black embroidery in heavy detail. The Belted Duffle Coat takes on its traditional namesake. The wooden body is semi constructed and reinforced at the seams before adding patch pockets, and tanned leather buckles. As an added extra each duffle coat is paired off with a matching vest for added warmth. Their best example of blending multi-purposed garments together is the Phisherman’s Tail Jacket. This light-weight woollen jacket is paired off with a unique fisherman’s utility vest. Each of its zip and pouch pockets will have you ready to pack up hooks, and lures for a cast off on the pier or a night on the town.

Moving onto shirting and accessories, General Research have their Game Shirt. Again as it’s name suggests, this white button down is not average, it’s got mad pocket game. Pouch pocket wrap around the shirt along with finite detailing that runs through to the curved cuff for your watch face to remain visible. Lastly, General Research’s accessories have you covered with their Horse Blanket. Ready to be worn as a poncho or stole, this multi purpose piece is crafted from wool and finished with natural leather straps with buckles. Having your head covered with a classic Cricket Hat with sax and wine stripes from traditional rugby league jumpers of the 1900’s and finished with their signature ‘A’ standing for Anarcho Mountaineers.

The range can now be found both in store and online along with all of the finer details after the jump.

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12/15/2016 5:13 PM

Hailing from the ‘Jean Capital’ of Japan, we’d like to formally welcome Kapital to the shelves here at the store. Based out of Japan’s old merchant town Kojima Kurashiki, Kapital strive to craft materials and garments that pay homage to their town’s heritage. Tying in a pertinent blend of vintage american workwear with remade, and reworked garments crafted at the hands of skilled artisans at their home base in Kojima.

This season’s range ties in classic ‘Sashiko’ stitching with the Century 5 Pocket Denim, and Century Westerner Denim Jacket. Covering the 12oz grey denim with an accenting straight indigo stitch ready to be worn in and worn out for years to come. A series of remade garments come in the shape of the Katmandu Patch Shirt, and Denim Western Shirt. Each shirt washed, and worn in before subtle pieces are shifted around each garment and patched in as a homage to the ‘boro’ technique of yesteryear. The patchwork themes continue Tugihahi Football Jersey blending patterned indigo fabrics with a charcoal melange cotton jersey.

Not forgetting Kapital’s signature Ring Coat, this season’s variation comes to us in a Khaki Katsuragi Cotton. This oversized piece of outerwear brings several garments together, and thanks to a number of buttons, ties, and fasteners, this innovative coat can be worn in more ways than one. Last but certainly not least, Kapital have delivered a selection of their Selvedge Bandanas with a Thunderbird and Concho designs subliminally printed on the classic fabric squares.

This season’s ranges from Kapital are now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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Mikia Jewellery

11/11/2016 9:12 AM

Japanese jewellery label Mikia has delivered a refreshing new collection just in time for the Summer. Let’s face it, Summer wardrobes consist ultimately of T-shirts and Shorts, which can get very boring and repetitive. Mikia is the perfect accessory to keep things interesting! Starting with one of the fan favourites, the Bandana bracelets, we also have new renditions of the Suede Bandana necklaces in Onyx, Iron Tigereye and then a combination of Brass with Brown Snow Jasper. To round out the collection we have two Brass Beaded Bracelets with Onyx and Turquoise as well the functional Glass ring necklace in Brass/Brown Snow Jasper which as well as being great looking necklace, provides somewhere for you to store your sunglasses!

Guaranteed to fly off the shelves head in store to try them on for size or head over to the online store for detailed shots.

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Niels T-Shirt Selections

11/3/2016 8:42 AM

With the warmer months coming ahead, Norse Projects have delivered some of their all-time classic Niels T-Shirts With a trio of Pocket Boucle, Sport Waffle, and Basic. A perfect wardrobe staple from Norse Projects comes in the form of the Niels Basic. The short sleeved basics come to us in Black, Charcoal Melange, Dried Olive, Navy, and White crafted from lightweight cotton and finished with Norse’s woven emblem at the hem. Another of their signature finishes the Niels Boucle bring their textured flicks of slubbed cotton fabric to a series of short sleeved pocket t-shirts. Available in Black, Moss Green, and White each of the tees feature a pointed chest pocket ribbed collar and cleanly finished hems. A new range of the Niels for Norse Projects this season with the Niels Sports Waffle. Each of the short sleeved T-Shirts are crafted from a tightly knitted cotton jersey giving it a waffle like texture. Coming to us in Charcoal, Navy, and White, each of the Sports Waffles are finished with a split hem, and cross-stitched ‘V’ detailed collar.

Ready for the sunshine ahead of us, you can grab the range of Niels T-Shirts alongside the rest of this season’s Norse Projects ranges in store and online. For a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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orSlow Fall/Winer 2016

10/28/2016 11:04 AM

Japan’s orSlow have delivered their specialty deprived blend of military and workwear garments from yesteryear with their latest collection.

Kicking their season off with their US Army Tropical Coat. Wrapped in a ripstop cotton each jacket is covered with 4 front flap utility pouch pockets much like the traditional military garments that inspired the garment. Sitting alongside is the Riders Cotton Jacket in Beige, featuring snap front closure and utility pouch pockets each jacket is finished with an accenting corduroy collar.

Delivering a series of wardrobe staples with their classic Button Down Shirts, orSlow deliver both Chambray and White Cotton variations to keep you covered. Crafted from soft hand-feel cottons, each shirt features a single chest pocket with v-stitch detail and curved hem ready to be worn tucked or untucked. Taking on a sailor stripe for the season is their Boat Neck Cut & Sewn and Border T-Shirt. Both t-shirts feature a classic indigo stripe atop their respectable ecru and grey backgrounds. Keeping your heads covered with their US Navy Hats in Khaki and Denim. These rinsed wash bucket hat silhouettes feature a heavy-duty rinsed wash fabric before accenting stitching runs constantly around the brim of each hat.

Not forgetting your legs, orSlow have delivered their signature range of 105 Standard Denim. The duo both come washed, with a rich ‘one wash’ rinse and ‘two year’ wash with some distress giving variation to the indigo and washed out white beneath. Both pairs are crafted from richly textured Japanese selvedge denim and finished with heavy-duty cast hardware. Last and certainly not least, orSlow have a military inspired US Army Fatigue Pant crafted from high-thread count sateen cotton and tonal stitching before an overlay of utility pockets are added. Their French Workwear Pants are crafted from a khaki herringbone twill cotton with a button fly and elasticised waste band to compliment the pants relaxed fit.

This season’s selections from osSlow are now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For all of the finer details of this season’s collection, continue reading after the jump.

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Hender Scheme Mouton Tulip Hats

10/24/2016 12:40 PM

Japan’s Hender Scheme have delivered their latest headwear selections, and with it their signature Mouton Tulip Hats. Coming to us in Beige, and Grey, this modern take on the sherpa styled bucket hat comes to us with a supple suede outer shell, lined with soft yet warm sheep mouton inside. Each hat is crafted at the hands of Hender Scheme’s artisans in Japan with tonal stitching, suede button top, and subtle branding situated on the inner button in the form of stamped suede. Ready to be worn straight, or with the brim folded, this unique headwear accessory is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Both the Beige, and Grey Mouton Tulip Hats are now available both in store and online alongside the rest of this season’s selections from Hender Scheme. For all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump.

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Bleu De Paname

10/7/2016 9:55 AM

French workwear enthusiasts Bleu De Paname have delivered their latest range of heritage inspired garments for the season. Their latest offerings to grace our shelves have us covered with a series of their signature outerwear pieces, shirting, jerseys, knits and pants. One of the key pieces from this season’s ranges takes strong inspirations from Japanese garments with their Indigo Kimono. The wooden 3/4 knit takes all of the characteristics from the traditional garment and combine them with a knit cardigan to produce one of our favourite pieces to date.

Their outerwear selections for the season take on the well-known coaches jacket silhouette with the Veste De Coach in Marine. Much like the traditional coaches jacket, but cut from premium cotton twills and finished with press stud front closure and welted pouch pockets. Sitting alongside is the Veste Magasinier, coming to us in Marine, this workwear take on the traditional bomber jacket is crafted from heavy-duty cotton twill with utilitarian pockets donning the front before finishing off with ribbed collar and antiqued zip front closure.

Subtle stripes and checks take over Bleu De Panama’s Chemise’s for the season. The classic Chemise 2 Poches comes wrapped in an indigo check with stripes of red laced throughout. Expertly crafted from soft cotton fabrics the two chest pocket shirt sits neatly aside the striped renditions of the Chemise Bureau. Coming to us in Blanc and Ciel, each of the shirts are minimalist variations of the classic button down stripped of all pockets and finished with Bleu De Panama’s signature woven emblem. The long sleeves continue through the collection with lightweight knitted sweaters in the form of the Tricot Nod D’Abeille in Ecru and Marine. Wrapping the traditional crewneck sweat in velvet gives us the Sweat Peau De Peche in Indigo both soft and warm, and ready to be layered under or over. The Mariniere comes to us in Indigo and as the name suggests the long sleeve garment takes notes from the traditional maritime striped uniform staple taken to the next level with exquisite fabrics and finite finishes.

Finishing off the range with a selection of printed jerseys and pants, Bleu De Paname offer us their name in a classic typeset atop their Sweat Chine in Ecru. The Tee Pied De Biche comes to us in Ecru with a rendition of the usual sickle motif taking form of a expertly drawn crowbar. Rounding it all off with some coverage for your legs with the Corduroy Pant Confort in Marine, and Pant Civile in Ecru.

The entirety of this season’s range is now available both in store and online with a closer look at select pieces from the range after the jump.

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Campbell Cole have delivered their latest range of leather goods and accessories for the season. Their simple capsule keeps all of our cash, cards, keys, and even iPads across a mix of leather and suede finishes. The Simple A5 Pouch covers a multiverse of carry be it travel wallet, or iPad mini, and well everything in between. It’s A5 size has ample space at the perfect size with a zip closure and inner sleeve, the pouch has Campbell Coles’ signature leather on one side and lush suede on the reverse. The Slim Card Wallet features a tattle suede outer moving inside to reveal six card pockets and two larger pockets crafted out of leather perfect for cards, and folded notes or receipts with minimalist stitching to decrease any excess pocket bulge. Finishing off the capsule with their Simple Key Wraps, the small leather pentagons keep your keys in check not only silencing them but also protecting anything in their general direction from any scratching or damages. Crafted in England, all of Campbell Coles’ leather goods are crafted from premium naturally vegetable tanned leathers leaving the leathers to develop patina and age beautifully over time.

Their latest collections are now available both in store and online now alongside all of the finer details after the jump.

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Sempach Outerwear

9/12/2016 4:31 PM

Sempach have delivered their latest range of outerwear. Blending Swiss army supplies as a source of materials, the latest range draws inspiration from parachute fabrics. The ripstop nylon wraps the lining and shell of this season’s Sempach ranges quilted for warmth and perfectly layered under or over on the colder days.

The Sprung Jacket comes to us in Blue and Grey, and features twin chest pockets with snap closures along with front entry side-seam pockets. For hooded protection, the Schirn comes to us in the same quilted Blue and Grey, with each featuring a series of snap closure patch pockets and piped seams throughout.

This season’s ranges from Sempach are now available in store at both Little Collins and McKillop Street stores as well as online. For all of the finer details continue reading after the jump.

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Engineered Garments has arrived for the season, with designer Daiki Suzuki utilising nostalgic workwear elements and pairing them with a decluttered utilitarian inclinations. Each garment undergoes a process of deconstruction and re-appropriation building unique and original garments a hint of respect to their traditional counterparts. Just as much respect goes into the manufacturing as the design with each piece crafted from premium materials in New York.

This season’s outerwear selections sees the addition of the TF Jacket with the constructed classic American varsity silhouette wrapped in a Dark Navy Velveteen paired with tonal navy detailing. The Pathfinder Jacket takes on a new inception this season with the Olive Nyco Ripstop accented with Khaki 11W Corduroy and added sense of utility with numerous functional pockets. Some of Engineered Garments’ signature classics are added to the mix with the Bedford Jacket in Khaki 11W Corduroy, Navy Nyco Reversed Sateen, and Olive Double Cloth. All of this before adding the BDU Jacket with the ‘Jungle Jacket’ utility pockets, and hidden button placket wrapped in Khaki Chino Twill.

Shirting selections keeping us covered with the workwear influenced Work Shirts in Blue Cone Chambray, Plaid Flannel, and White Oxford. Each of the workwear styled garments take on heavy duty fabrics with button close asymmetric pockets, and reinforced patch elbows. The 19th Century Button Downs are as classic as it gets, with button down collar, single chest pocket, and signature rounded high curve hem across Navy and White Oxfords.

Keeping things uniform, this season’s selections of Fatigue Pants come to us matched with their Bedford counterparts in Khaki 11W Corduroy, Navy Nyco Reversed Sateen, and Olive Double Cloth. Again keeping with re-appropriation, each pair takes queues from traditional military field pants with dual entry front pockets, button down back pockets, zip fly, and side cinches to finish it all off. Not forgetting accessories, Engineered Garments deliver a series of Shoulder Pouches in Check Microfiber, Olive Double Cloth, and Striped Activecloth sitting alongside their Plaid Flannel Long Scarf.

This season’s selections from Engineered Garments are now available in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at the full range, along with all of the finer details continue reading after the jump.

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