Kapital Fall/Winter 2018 Delivery II

Hailing from the jean capital of Japan, Kojima, Kapitals' mastery of denim and menswear has ensured its stance as a formidable player within the menswear scene since its inception in 1984. The label reimagines mid-century Americana, utilising heritage production techniques to create designs which invoke an authentic workwear feel.

It is the brands unique approach to reimagining a time which has since passed us by, which so uniquely allows it to bring an eclectic aesthetic, and modern feel, to their meticulously crafted range of menswear.

With durability, and a want to be worn, at the surface of everything the brand produces, it is inevitable that pieces from the brands latest offerings will capture the attention of all — a mission they have successfully accomplished. Bestowing upon us an exquisite range of outerwear, alongside a head-turning tote bag, Kapital has left little doubt surrounding its ability to capture the attention of any, and all, fortunate enough to see their products.

Paying homage to the ancient indigenous people of Japan, Kapital makes an immediate splash this season with a pair of ‘Attus Kakashi Shirts’, both featuring the traditional AINU patch. This offering has landed on the Up There shelves in both a 10oz variety, proudly displaying a red Ainu patch, upon the beautifully curated Indigo Japanese Denim. The piece is also offered in an 8oz version, which features an overdyed AINU patch.

With reimagined notions of authentic workwear guiding the Kapital image, ‘The Lining Deck Jacket - Indigo’ represents the brands take on the traditional deck jacket. Featuring a soft feel 8oz denim, a purposefully irregular button pattern, and a number of playful touches, the jacket is completed by an ultra cozy quilted lining, and interior pocket.

Never one to dismiss accessories, Kapital rounds out this seasons collection with their renowned ‘Canvas Milk Bag - Black’. Providing the perfect combination of unique styling, durability, and practicality, for those searching for the bag to last a life time, the brands most recent foray into the luggage category has certainly caused a commotion, and left us here at Up There very envious of those fortunate enough to purchase it.

Kapital can be both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street. For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Kapital

9/17/2018 9:28 AM

Kapital FW18

Hailing from the jean capital of Japan, Kojima, Kapital’s mastery of denim and menswear has ensured its stance as a formidable player within the menswear scene since its inception in 1984. The label reimagines mid-century Americana, utilising heritage production techniques to create designs which invoke an authentic workwear feel.

It is the brands unique approach to reimagining a time which has since passed us by, which so uniquely allows it to bring an eclectic aesthetic and modern feel to its meticulously crafted range of menswear.

With durability, and a want to be worn, at the surface of everything the brand produces, it is inevitable that pieces from the brands latest offerings will capture the attention of all who have the opportunity to see and interact with them.

Pieces such as the ‘Ringoman Cargo Pants’ and ‘Ivy Western Shirt’ borrow heavily from the brands affinity for reimagined pieces from a time gone by, sat alongside for innovative designs in the form of the ‘IDG Fleecy Knit Sweat Pants’ and Kapital’s ever reliant ‘Katsuragi Napped Cotton Ring Coat,’ little doubt exists that the brand is perfectly suited to not only keeping you cozy through the colder months, but also ensuring that any, and all, fortunate enough to purchase one of their pieces will be turning heads out on the streets.

With stand out items in this season's offerings coming in the form of the ‘Kamakura Anorak Blouson 60/40 Cloth’ Jacket — a piece designed to be tailored and utilised in a multitude of forms, and fashions to suit the preference of its user — and the beautifully minimalistic ‘Jubbahn Shirt’ — which brings together a range of beautiful details including a dyed corduroy collar, and meticulously intricate sewn patches — we here at Up There are particularly excited by what Kapital has to offer, and buoyed by the opportunity to share the brands aesthetic and craftsmanship with you.

Ps. Take the time to check out this true masterclass in practicality showcased through the versatile ‘Kamakura Anorak Blouson 60/40 Cloth’ Jacket.

Kapital can both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street.

For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Nanamica

9/17/2018 9:27 AM

Nanamica FW18

Once again Up There is fortunate enough to have the fan favourite Japanese label ‘Nanamica’ grace our shop floor. Aiming to combine various casual, functional and fashionable elements, the Tokyo based brand certainly lives up to its own agenda, with a range destined to visually stun, but also ensure the upmost comfort and practicality for its wearer.

This season Nanamica has created a range of items which both challenges, and pays homage to, many traditional aesthetics, whilst consistently ensuring excellent craftsmanship throughout.

With traditional garments such as the ‘Alphadry Crew Jacket’ and ‘Alphadry Club Pants’ laying the foundation for Nanamica’s latest offering, the brand seeks to perfectly juxtapose the beautifully simplistic aesthetic offered through the more outlandish designs shown on pieces including — but not limited to — their ‘Vertical Stripe Pants’ and ‘OOAL Graphic Hood Parka.’

Nanamica FW18

However, the ever evolving brand would not be the renowned pillar of the fashion world that it is today without its constant desire to develop its garments beyond the expected. Enter the brands ‘Gore-Tex Soutien Collar Coat’ and ‘Gore-Tex Crusier Jacket,’ which in addition to being absolutely necessary items for any wardrobe, provide a completely impervious shield to rain, sleet and snow for its user, while allowing perspiration to pass through it from within.

Nanamica has perfectly positioned itself to be a critical wardrobe staple throughout these upcoming months, and certainly established itself as a range worth further exploring!

We are absolutely stoked to once again see Nanamica back in stock, and thrilled by their latest offerings!

Nanamica can both found online and in store at Level 1/15 McKillop Street.

For all of the finer details of their latest arrivals, continue reading after the jump.

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Nike Air Pegasus A/T Winter

2/21/2018 5:37 PM

Nike Air Pegasus A/T Winter ACG

As the cooler months approach, so do the wet days that require a little more than suede toe boxes and no-show socks. Luckily, Nike has blessed us with a limited, more winterized Air Pegasus model.

Both pairs were inspired by throwback ACG silhouettes from the 2000s and arrive in “Black/Blue Nebula” as well as “Light Cream/Concord” iterations. For construction details, the sneaker boasts synthetic uppers with waterproof lining, reflective accents, and outsoles fitted with protruding traction patterns that allow wearers to tackle challenging terrain.

Both colourways of the ACG throwback Air Pegasus A/T Winter are available now, in-store and online.

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adidas Originals have winterised their coveted NMD XR1 taking the low top to new heights. The NMD XR1 Winter comes to us in a knit scarlet red upper, touting black laser cut leather lacing supports, and accenting purple and teal heel counters and tabs. The higher cut to the XR1 is finished off with a sock-like ribbing and reflective rope laces before sitting atop its boost sole unit to finish it all off.

The NMD XR1 Winter will hit our shelves this coming Friday the 27th of October. Releasing in store from 11am at our Lower Grounds Basement 15 McKillop Street location.

Remaining pairs will hit the online store shortly after.

Sizes US4.5 through to US12 (including half sizes) will be available for $270.

Until Friday, we’ll leave you with all of the finer details after the jump…

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Winter has to be one of my favourite times of the year. Yes, it’s cold, wet and generally miserable for the most part, but for me it means I can start layering up! Maybe if I still lived in Queensland and could get away with wearing close to no clothing year round I’d be singing a different tune.

After years of being spoilt for choice and having my clothing collection grow into multiple cupboards, I’ve now learnt to be very selective in what I buy each season. Stylistically I try and keep it fairly minimal but always with a point of difference in there somewhere, and of course, comfort is king!

With the introduction of Kapital to our brand list, I’ve adopted their Ring Coat as my favourite jacket year round, for this outfit I’ve gone with the Katsuragi Cotton in Black. Underneath that I have my Twill Ribbed Pullover from Tender Co., worn over the top of an Indigo Robes Badger shirt. The knit has been overdyed in a mixture of Fermented Indigo and Tumeric, one of the oldest known recipes to create Khaki. The research and detail that goes into every Tender Co. item is crazy, hence why it has been a store favourite for years!

Down below I’ve gone with the Pant De Travail from French brand Bleu De Paname. These Indigo patchwork pants are unbelievably comfortable, nice and loose through the leg, with a nice weight to them. And then finally, courtesy of Converse, I’m all about the resurgence of the One Star. I don’t have enough variations of the One Star in my closet yet, but with the upcoming releases there will be an abundance. With the cooler weather only really starting to kick in, make sure you come in store and let us help you see out Winter in comfort!

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Winter is definitely my favourite time of year. This is mainly due to the multitude of options available when getting dressed for the day, a lot of which is dependent on melbourne’s ever changing and often temperamental weather patterns. It gives us a chance to pull out some statement and investment pieces that spend the majority of the year buried at the back of our wardrobes.

I tend to keep things reasonably simple and adopt a less is more approach to what I wear. Classic colours, simple lines and nothing too flamboyant. I’m a sucker for a white button down shirt and I think everyman should have multiple in his repertoire. In this outfit I have opted for an Engineered Garments 19 Century BD Shirt in a White Cotton Oxford, as far as quality and fit goes these are unbeatable. With a slightly looser and elongated hem, they put a nice twist on a classic oxford.

Layered over the top is a Norse Projects Sigfred Marino Knit in Navy. Majority of my wardrobe is some shade of navy or blue so this piece was a no-brainer and it pairs nicely with my new pair of Aprix Suede Low. Aprix are a new brand for the store and I already love them, nothing beats a clean, basic sneaker that can be dressed up or down, perfect for all occasions.

With Melbourne’s weather being as unpredictable as it is, a nice coat that can be layered and keeps you dry is essential. It’s hard to go past Hancock VA when it comes to rainwear, their classic and elegant silhouettes add a touch of class to any outfit. This time around I’ve gone for my Article 56 in the Fawn/Mastic colourway.

I’ve decided to keep it reasonably casual on my bottom half with a much loved pair of OrSlow 105 Standard Denim, 2 Year Wash. Previous to purchasing my first pair of these, I had always struggled to find the perfect pairs of jeans, but I haven’t looked back since. They have a great relaxed cut through the leg and a medium rise in the waist. They are also a great length in the leg, which is a tall order for us vertically challenged folk.

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London Undercover Umbrellas

6/15/2017 1:29 PM

When it’s wet, it’s time to run for cover, but the only cover you should be searching for is an Umbrella from London Undercover. Hitting our shelves for the colder, and wetter Melbourne days, London Undercover have perfected the art of wet wether shelter. With a selection of classic and more compact telescopic variations you’ll have no excuse to get drowned out on the streets.

Not just your average umbrellas, you’ll notice the difference from opening to closing each time the wet weather beckons. Crafted from a series of recycled materials be it the aluminium frame or PET fabric canopy, much thought goes into each piece. The Classics come to us in Navy, Navy Windowpane, and Prince of Whales, whilst the Whangee Telescopics come in Black, and Olive.

Don’t get caught out in the rain, drop in and sort yourself out either in store and online now. For a closer look at all of the finer details of each umbrella, continue reading after the jump…

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Winter Edit - Jackets

6/9/2017 8:31 AM

Winter is here, and it’s time to layer up, keep yourself warm, and slide into some more appropriate outerwear. Whilst we can never fit all of our jackets and layering selections into the one winter edit, we’ve got you covered with a few ideas as the temperatures drop.

Engineered Garments: Crafted in New York, each piece of Daiki Suzuki’s Engineered Garments ranges are a perfect mix of archival classics remastered for contemporary wear. Giving us pieces that are perfect for layering both underneath and atop with their signature Bedfords, Ground Jackets, or Highland Parka. Engineered garments will have you winter ready from head to toe.

Mountain Research: Their quirky yet utilitarian designs have given us some great pieces over the seasons. Our seasonal favourite will help you up your pocket game, and keep you warm with the Game Pocket Hoody. This isn’t just your regular jacket, the Japanese crafted outerwear is zipped on and off to become a short jacket, vest, or sleeveless hood depending on which way you want to wear it.

Kapital: Coming from Southern Japan, Kapital breathe life into seemingly traditional pieces from denim through to workwear, and all the way to their signature Ring Coat. The perfect outerwear piece for the cold winter days, the Ring Coat can be worn more ways than you can poke a stick at. With no wrong way to wear it, this crazy coat can be shawl collar, unrolled to hood, buttoned up, tied up, and so much more. Versatile, unique, and just the right thickness to layer something between.

Hancock: The be all to end all of weatherproofed outerwear, Hancock have you covered quite literally from the elements. Crafted in Scotland, each of their pieces undergo a series of construction methods from rubber bonding the fabrics through to hand pressed seams. Each article is designed to keep the elements out and all your layers beneath dry. Dressed up or down, Hancock is the perfect addition to your wardrobe for those cold and miserable days ahead.

Indigo Robes: ‘Made Good, Worn Daily’, that’s the motto, and you can’t go wrong with their wardrobe classics. For winter selections to layer underneath and atop you don’t have to go much further with their Peter Knits. For outerwear, their classic workwear styled Workers Jacket, or signature Ian Coat for something a little longer in the tail.

Shop our winter selections both in store at our Level 1/15 McKillop street location, and online now.

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The Winter weather continues to set in with colder and wetter days calling for warmer layers it’s time to think about jackets and outerwear. Hancock have us covered with both warmth and wet weather protection in mind with their signature blend siphonic elastica bonded outerwear wrapped around Article No. 53 in Midnight/Navy. Engineered Garments’ Bedford Jacket should be a wardrobe staple, ready to be layered up in Olive Ripstop Cotton and worn all Winter long. Perfect for the upcoming months, our Premier by Up There Utility Jacket comes seasonally ready with a perfect blend of cotton and wool giving an subtle melange texture to the Charcoal outer.

Keep warm with all of our latest arrivals and winter edits in store and online, with a closer look at all of the finer details after the jump.

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