orSlow Spring/Summer 2018

2/21/2018 5:33 PM

orSlow Spring/Summer 2018

Since 2005 Ichiro Nakutsa has developed this beautiful denim and workwear influenced label using his vast personal archive of authentic denim & workwear to inspire each of his collections .Having risen to our preferred maker of all things denim, the Japanese, workwear specialists have dropped off their latest from a consistently solid range.

Receiving a full re-stock of their classic 105 Standard Jean, coming to us in both 2 year and one wash variations. A complete size run of the more contemporary 107 Slim Fit Jean, again in both 2 year and one wash variations. Included in our delivery were some of the brand’s always-popular Vintage Fit Army Fatigue Pants. Made in a heavy cotton canvas. Featuring a button closure and a cinch waist. The wider fitting pant incorporates large front patch pockets and two back flap pockets.

Everything mentioned above, as well as two playful renditions of the US Navy Hat are available in-store and online now!

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Blurhms SS18

1/29/2018 4:08 PM

Blurhms SS18 Lookbook

We’d like to formally introduce you all to Japanese label Blurhms.

What exactly is Blurhms? Well… Blurhms is a slang expression which is combined “blur” and “hmm…”.

The label produces each piece, with heavy though, giving us the best garments possible. Striving to create long life products, the range is crafted from soft, comfortable fabrics, crafted with form and function in mind. Not only are they built and designed to outlast each season, each garment has a comfortable and easy to wear sensibility.

Blurhms SS18 Lookbook

Giving us a selection of outerwear, shirting, tees, and pants for the season, Blurhms brings khaki and military tones to a series of lightweight teflon coated nylons, washed cottons, and silk cotton blends.

Key pieces like their Kendo Jacket, and Utility Shirt utilise the water repellant teflon coated nylons, whilst the likes of the classic Chore Coat and Band Collar Shirt take on soft cupro cottons, and tightly woven light oxfords.

Again thriving off the military theme, these comfy and cozy fabrics run through to the Light Herringbone Field Pants. The rough textured ribbed outer of the Rough and Smooth Tees are met with a soft feel on the inner and a loose fit for extra comfort. If that’s not enough for you, Blurhms rounds out the range with one of the most comfortable if not most comfortable T-Shirts on our shelves with the Silk Cotton Jersey Crewnecks.

For a close look at the entire range, continue reading after the jump, and head in store to our Level 1/15 McKillop Street location to check the range out first hand.

For those of you that can’t make it in-store the full Blurhms range is now available through our online store too!

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Nanamica SS18 One Ocean All Lands

For Spring/Summer 2018 Japanese mainstays Nanamica make their way into our stable of brands here at Up There and Lower Grounds.

Bringing together utility and sports as the key focus for each garment, Nanamica deliver comfortable and meaningful pieces ready for everyday use. Combine this with a heavy focus on technical fabrics and impeccable construction techniques and you’ve got garments that transcend the season in which they were crafted.

This season’s collection ‘One Ocean, All Lands’ brings us key pieces of outerwear, t-shirts, and headwear, created as a standard with advanced functionality to be used anywhere and everywhere by anyone. After all, the ocean is one and the world is connected, why can’t outerwear and garments be a universal language? Pairing this ethos with strong tones from Japan’s surrounding waters of mossy khaki greens, and deep ocean navy, Nanamica gives us two key fabrics across their garments.

Nanamica SS18 One Ocean All Lands

GORE-TEX a standard in ultra-lightweight water repellant fabrics are wrapped around the classic stylings of the parka-esque Shell Coat in Black and Navy.

For a lighter weight and more relaxed finish, Nanamica have developed a water repellant Taffeta Polyester. This fabric has a unique finish that allows subtle peeks of the backing fabric under certain lights. Utilising this technical fabric against Light Khaki and Navy Cruiser Jackets, Crew Jacket, and ever-comfortable Easy Pants.

The collection is now available at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store, as well as online. For all of the finer details from our lookbook, take a peek after the jump...

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Kapital FW17

10/19/2017 9:11 AM

Japanese label Kapital have delivered their unique blend of traditional and contemporary menswear with their latest seasonal selections. Kicking it all off, we’ve got two iterations of the signature Ring Coat. The Kapital Chino Herringbone Boro Ring Coat, as its namesake suggests combines an indigo herringbone fabric with the very traditional patchwork repaired boro fabric that takes over the hood. The Katsuragi Cotton Ring Coat comes in a taller cut this season bringing a full length trench style body to the signature military styled coat.

This season’s shirting selections bring the ever-classic Chambray Work Shirt to life with cats, cats, and nothing but cats embroidered in all the right places. Sitting alongside is the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt in Navy bringing the traditional army field ration uniform together with vintage workwear. Keeping your legs covered this season, Kapital continues the military inspired garments with the Light Canvas Ringoman Cargo Pants. The heavy-duty cargo canvas features a signature and quirky oversized pocket combination giving your cargos that point of difference from everyone else. For some more indigo vibes, this season Kapital have delivered their Century Denim in a fully tonal natural indigo dyed finish. The Century Denim’s signature sashimi style over stitched pattern gives an amazing tonal texture that will only look better with daily wears and washes.

This season’s accessories bring a little boro to your headwear with the Hand Knit Tugihagi Cap. Sitting alongside Kapital’s signature Selvedge Bandanas to complete the collection.

Head in store and online now to check out the ranges first hand or continue reading after the jump for a look at all of the finer details...

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Anonymousism Socks FW17

9/13/2017 1:48 PM

If there’s one thing you can never have too many of it’s socks and if there’s one thing Japan’s Anonymousism know how to do, it’s make one damn fine pair of socks. Crafted in Japan, each pair is woven from soft and durable fibres ready to endure day in day out wear and still looking good at the same time. This season’s range covers not only patterns, but classic melanges keeping your feet correct regardless of the occasion.

The Wigwam takes on a traditional native american pattern representing the traditional homes tribes would live in across an array of accenting colours. The Cowichan as it’s name might suggest takes inspiration from traditional British-Columbian knitwear with each pair donning an accenting totem emblem front and centre. Returning is Anonymousism’s signature Patchwork, with an array of colours simulating traditional patchwork repairs in an array of colours. Lastly, and certainly not least, the Slub Crew brings classic melanges to your feet with sporadic white and coloured knits.

The Anonymousism range of socks is now available both in store and online with all of the finer details after the jump. Do your feet a favour and head on over to grab some pairs, you won’t regret it, and neither will your feet!

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Indigo Robes SS17 Collection

5/9/2017 10:59 AM

As always Indigo Robes has delivered us a clear-cut collection, boasting amazing fabrics and comfortable new styles. We would like to introduce the Workers Jacket and the Lazy Pants as the flavours of this season.

The Workers Jacket is brought to us in two durable Japanese Herringbone fabrics, the first in a military olive and the second in a boucle indigo. As it was with traditional workwear, these are both made to be respectfully disrespected and put to the test.

Taking cues from functional mountaineering pants and traditional Judo pants, the Lazy Pant is the epitome of comfort! Available in Black and Olive Japanese Cotton Sateen featuring large front fatigue pockets, an inbuilt climber’s nylon belt and looser fitting leg.

Accompanying the new additions this season we have some of Indigo Robes’ well-known shirting styles. We welcome back the BD Shirt in a selvedge oxford in White and Light Blue. The selvedge oxford adds a slightly more substantial feel to the shirt as well as making it even more long lasting.

The third BD shirt comes to us in an Indigo Linen which has an incredibly soft hand feel and nice subtle check detailing. Last and definitely not least we have the Badger shirt in an indigo overdyed striped fabric. Overtime the Indigo will fade out with wear to reveal amazing contrast between the stripes, white stitching and the Indigo dye.

Available now in store and online, be sure to come and check out this seasons Indigo Robes for some guaranteed winners!

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Chup Socks

4/21/2017 12:48 PM

Japanese sock connoisseurs Chup have delivered their latest selection of intricately patterned socks along with a collaboration with fellow Japanese label FDMTL.

Meticulously crafted in Japan, this season’s selections take denim label FDMTL’s signature sashiko patchwork patterning, taking the Black and Blue colourways onto a pair of Chup’s socks. Sitting alongside is the Tenido in Black, Cream, and Khaki, taking a navajo inspired patterning from your shins to your toes. If the Tenido is intricate enough for you, the Kevat takes it to the next level with a mixture of vibrant colours woven seamlessly into Blue, Green, and Grey colourways.

The collection is 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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Kapital Spring/Summer 2017

3/29/2017 4:34 PM

After Kapital’s successful introduction to Up There last season, we’re delighted to walk you through our newest delivery from the Japanese stalwart. We welcome back probably the most popular Kapital jacket the Ring Coat, yes the one Drake wears, in Black and Khaki Katsuragi Cotton. Worn over the top of a popular classic, the Katmandu Patchwork Shirt in Indigo.

Kapital’s style portfolio is vast, which is exciting for us, it means that as we grow with the brand we will be able to introduce our customers to new styles and silhouettes each season.

Two new silhouettes for us this season are the Denim Ringoman Coverall One Wash and the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt. The Denim Ringoman Coverall is made out of a 12 oz. indigo denim and features some very unique asymmetrical front pockets along with a slanted back pocket. Worn underneath the Coverall is the Broad Cloth Anorak Shirt which also features large pouch pockets on the chest. Inspired by vintage workwear, this shirt is made from a cotton broad cloth and has an exceptionally soft hand feel.

Rounding out the clothing selection we also have the Gauze Bonzu Hiyoku Shirt and the Jersey Crew Pocket Tee in Indigo which will fade and patina with wear. With any Kapital order it is always a must to order some of their Bandanas and Scarves. This season we ordered the Big Fringe Bandana Stole Paisley in Navy, the Selvedge Bandana with Chief print in Navy and Black and also the Bloom print in Navy and Black. If you want to be as steezy as Drake be sure to check out the collection in store and online now!

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Mountain Research SS17

3/27/2017 3:18 PM

Our second season with the Research. group has us introducing one of their more well known collections, Mountain Research. Much like General Research, each piece in the Mountain Research range is designed with functionality and purpose in mind.

The first and probably the most iconic item in the range is the Game Pocket Hoody in Black. With fishing inspired specifications and detailing throughout the jacket Mountain Research have turned what may look like a plain black parka to some, into a vastly technical jacket. Starting with a water repellent cotton outer, the Game Pocket Hoody boasts removable sleeves and hem, in order for you to wear it as a vest, shorter fishing jacket or alternatively customise the jacket with different sleeves and hems from future or past collections. You really could spend all day going through all the details this jacket boasts, I’ll leave the rest for you to explore.

Next up we have two styles of trouser. The first is the Piped Stem Pant to match the Game Pocket Hoody. Featuring the same water repellent fabric, in a somewhat more classic style of chino. These trousers features are slightly less obvious, including a piped seam with white tapes on the fold of the hem and synch back. The second trouser is the Bootleg Pant which again is jam-packed full of details. Made from a Herringbone cotton fabric the Bootleg Pants feature a zip fly the whole way through the crotch, a built in belt and incredibly spacious patch pockets on the front. These are an amazingly comfortable trouser in a more relaxed fit.

Lastly we have the G.S.T.Q T-Shirt made in Japan using only the highest quality heavy ounce cotton. Originally made famous by the Sex Pistols in 1977 the ‘God Save the Queen’ image is embroidered on the front of the T-Shirt.

I recommend coming in store to have a look through the collection in person, but if you don’t have that luxury head through to the online store to check out detail shots of each item. Each item is available in extremely limited numbers so do the right thing and treat yourself!

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Anonymousism Socks

3/8/2017 8:54 AM

Japanese sock artisans Anonymousism have delivered their latest selection of intricately woven socks to keep your feet covered. Ranging from meticulously woven melanges through to navajo patterns, tie-dyes, and even patchwork, Anonymousism craft each pair with upmost care in Japan.

This season’s offerings ensure your feet stay cozy and correct with a range of mixed melange two-packs in grey/red, and grey/brown along with some classic ribbed three-packs in either indigo or navy. Adding a hit of colour to your feet with their mock rib crew socks in navy and red, or go all out with the aforementioned striped tie-dye in navy, and red. Alongside these sits both navy, and yellow renditions of their signature patchwork socks, and navajo-esque beacon crew socks in beige and indigo. If high socks aren’t your thing, Anonymousism also have your feet covered this season with something a little lower with the lowfer in indigo and navy.

For all of the latest offerings from Anonymous, head in store and online now. For a closer look at all of the finer details from the Japanese label, continue reading after the jump…

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