orSlow Spring/Summer 2017

2/22/2017 2:18 PM

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

Kicking their season off with their latest variation of their signature Coverall. The ‘Vintage’ One Wash jacket features a soft shade of indigo with tonal stitching. All of the finite details don the jacket with a series of patch utility pockets, and heavily detailed cast buttons to match.

A series of wardrobe staples sit neatly in the collection with their classic Button Down Shirts. orSlow deliver both Chambray and White Cotton variations to complete your wardrobe. 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. Keeping your head covered, orSlow have some denim for your heads with their US Navy Hats. The rinsed wash bucket hat features a heavy-duty indigo denim with accenting white stitching that runs constantly around the brim, and keep the sun off.

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. Running the same indigo hues into the carry, orSlow have delivered their Mixed Denim Tote. Mixing various stages of washed denim each panel contrasts the next before running inside for a single pocket for a little carry separation.

This season’s selections from orSlow 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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The Superior Labor SS17

2/6/2017 2:11 PM

As a new season arrives, as does a fresh delivery from Up There mainstays The Superior Labor. Founded in 2007 by genius designer and master craftsman Makoto Kawai and his wife Yoshimi, The Superior Labor are all about outstanding design, high quality materials and an unparalleled attention to detail, which is why we love them! Their old school processes and approach to craftsmanship is carried out with the pride that is such an integral part of Japanese artistry. Resulting in accessories that are 100% hand-crafted from their inception, accessories that are not only optically beautiful and tactilely enjoyable, but also extremely practical and hard-wearing. Fully justifying The Superior Labor motto of “We take pride in craftsmanship and never skimp on time and effort.”.

There’s something sincerely gratifying about knowing your everyday essentials are expertly crafted by hand and won’t fail you when you need them most. This has never been more prevalent than in The Superior Labor’s latest delivery. Featuring a number of everyday items that are never given much thought, but need to stand up to the riggers of daily use. Kicking things off are the ‘Tank’, ‘Umbrella Bottle’ and ‘Coffee Mug’ three leather, vessel carrying articles that ensure we stay hydrated, fuelled and caffeinated, ready to take on the day. All crafted from natural leather with debossed branding. With the ’Tank’ and ‘Umbrella Bottle’ also having adjustable shoulder straps.

The leather theme continues, with a classic key wrap in natural, brown and black and a holder for under appreciated lighter, coming to us in black and brown and featuring gold, debossed branding as well as a key ring to keep it out of reach of the ever present and cunning lighter thief. Next up is a trio of cotton Garden Hats, featuring a deep fit and gold pin branding, available in navy, khaki and beige, perfect for keeping the February sun at bay. Moving onto the Cozy Hat in camel, a slightly shallower fit compared to the Garden Hat, but equally as impressive, coming to us in buttery, buttery suede. TSL also have our jewellery needs covered, with the Fine Ring and Flat Face Bangle, both in 925 silver or brass and both displaying an endearing hand forged look with subtle stamped branding, understated and timeless. We have also received a re-stock in the ever reliable and versatile Melange Socks, available in red, khaki and blue, the perfect sock for any occasion, steadfast and indestructible. And lastly, what better way to carry all your artisanally crafted goods than in one of The Superior Labor’s Tie Shoulder Bags, cotton with leather detailing and plenty of room to store all your daily essentials.

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Suicoke Sandals

1/6/2017 1:49 PM

We’re ringing in the new year and the warm weather with our latest brand to hit our shelves Suicoke. The cult Japanese brand had its small beginnings crafting small accessories and hand painted ‘Matryoshka Dolls’ before finding it’s footing creating performance sandals. We welcome their range of Kisee, and Moto silhouettes to our shelves ready for the warm weather ahead. Each pair is crafted with premium materials pairing neoprene panelling with nylon straps, moulded eva footbeds, and vibrate outersoles for both comfort and durability.

Their range is now available both in store and online with a closer look at our available silhouettes and colourways available after the jump.

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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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Chup Socks

12/19/2016 8:54 AM

Everybody's favourite socks CHUP have landed both in store and online. The Japanese crafted socks come to us in their uniquely woven intricate patterns ready to cover your feet. Keeping it festive this season, their tentatively titled Santa pattern wraps your feet with jolly old saint nick in Brown, Navy, and Red. These sit neatly alongside their coveted fair isle woven patterns with the Fear Olann, Kogin, and Churro patterns coming to us in a blend of cotton or wool.

This season’s ranges from CHUP are now available in store at our 15 McKillop, and 208 Little Collins Street, and ‘Gift Emporium’ Pop-Up as well as online. for a closer look at all of the finer details, continue reading after the jump…

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Kapital

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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Hender Scheme MIP-10 Old Vs. New

11/25/2016 12:19 PM

Crafted from premium natural leathers and naturally dyed leathers, Hender Scheme’s MIP (Manual Industrial Products) are designed to age gracefully. Taking everyday wear in their strides, developing character almost like a fingerprint of the wearer.

The MIP-10 is an artistic rendition of one of the all-time greats, constructed in Japan from the finest materials, with new sat next to old, it’s easy to see just how the shoe ages with such grace. Everyday wear creases, stains, scuffs become a thing of beauty and make each shoe individual. The sun tans the leather darker as it hits your feet, and the leathers inside and out become softer as they wrap around your feet. Much the same for the black rendition of the silhouette, with the character, and detailing more subtle to the eye as it develops patina with each and every wear.

The latest range of Hender Scheme’s Manual Industrial Product ranges can be found in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop Street store as well as online. For a closer look at the comparative journal of photos, head on over 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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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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