8/27/2015

Introducing the Tanner Goods "Voyager Daypack"


Brand new from Portland, OR are the newest additions to Tanner Goods' bag lineup, the "Voyager Daypack." These versatile backpacks feature a large central compartment, padded interior laptop sleeve, external zippered pocket, and two side catch-all pockets for water bottles or accessories. Their compact size and comfortable design make them the ideal work or school bag. Currently available in two fabric options, with a third on the way. Check out the details below.

Tanner Goods "Voyager Daypack" in Salt & Pepper. Swiss military salt & pepper canvas. Made in USA. One Size. $300. For more information, click here.

Tanner Goods "Voyager Daypack" in Waxed Field Tan. 10oz waxed filter twill canvas. Made in USA. One Size. $250. For more information, click here.

Adjustable knit shoulder straps.

All leather detailing uses genuine vegetable-tanned Cambara English bridle leather, as seen here on the leather handle.

External zipped pocket.

Brass detailing can be found throughout the bags, as seen here on the adjustable shoulder strap.

Unique drawstring design allows for easy-synch closure that secures belongings inside backpack.

Padded interior laptop sleeve inside large central compartment.

8/25/2015

A Beginners Guide to Cuffing Your Jeans


Well, you made it. You finally found yourself that pair of jeans that'll be your entry to the world of raw denim. Congratulations, and welcome to the club. Before you can start breaking in your newest purchase, you have another important decision to make: "How do you plan on wearing these?" That's the question we ask every customer who enters our shop prior to hemming their pair of jeans, and the one you'll need to ask yourself upon buying your next pair. With the bevy of denim styles, shoe styles, and overall aesthetics seen on the streets and the internet today, it can be overwhelming trying to decide exactly how you want your jeans to look, which is why we've created this handy guide (with pictures!) to help guide you in the direction of what style is right for you.

The Single Cuff
This straight-forward method can be achieved by flipping the leg opening of your jeans outward in your desired amount. This is a great way of providing some separation between your footwear and jeans, and shows off both the weft and hemline, which can provide some color or contrast, depending on the denim. The single cuff works great in a number of different settings and styles, but works particularly well with smaller boots and shoes, and for a more business casual look. We recommend allowing an additional 1-2" of length when hemming for this look.

The Double Cuff
Perhaps the most popularized method of the 5, the double cuff takes the aforementioned single cuff, and rolls it over again, creating a stronger, thicker cuff that hides the hemline. The stronger, more rugged look of this cuff is often matched with boots and larger shoes, and can be performed on fabrics of all kinds. This is an exceptional way of showing off the weft of your jeans, particularly so if you own a fabric with a dyed or unique weft. The versatility of this look makes it the standard by which most raw denim enthusiasts wear their jeans. Because of the nature of this method, we recommend allowing an additional 2-3" when hemming in order to reach your natural inseam length upon cuffing your jeans. 

Flat Inseam (Sans Cuff)
The flat inseam involves hemming jeans to your appropriate natural inseam length, as to let the leg opening of the jeans lay "flat" atop your preferred footwear. This style can be done so that the leg runs straight, all the way down to the leg opening (without creases), or can be hemmed with what is often called a "break," otherwise known as a small amount of excess fabric used to create creases near the leg opening. Breaks are often used to provide security in the event that the inseam shrinks after a wash, or once creases behind the knee develop. A good summer alternative to these options is to have the jeans hemmed 1-2" higher than normal, creating a higher hem that helps show off your socks and provide extra breeze to your ankles and legs. We recommend the flat inseam for more formal or business casual looks.

"Stacking"
Popularized in street culture and typically seen in streetwear catalogs, "stacking" refers to the bunching of excess fabric on your jeans near the lower portion of your legs. Stacking can be achieved by keeping an extra-long inseam length, relative to what your natural inseam length would be. How much is entirely up to you, but the more length you give yourself, the larger the "stacks" will be. While stacking can technically be done on any denim that is long in length, the true aesthetic of "stacking" isn't typically achieved unless the leg openings of the jeans are significantly slim. The slim leg opening helps balance out the proportions of the creases in the lower leg, and provides some added texture to a new pair of jeans. The stacked look is often reserved for darker (typically black), and medium to heavyweight denim (in order for the stacks to stay in place), but can be applied to fabrics of all types. 

The "Pin-Roll"
Born in the 1980s and since adopted by the sneaker-community, the "pin-roll" is perhaps the most unique method of cuffing your jeans on this list. Used as a way to highlight your sneakers, and keep indigo off expensive shoes, the pin-roll is performed by folding the inseam over horizontally, prior to being folded over vertically (video here). This synches the leg opening into a much tighter positioning, preventing the denim from falling down and touching your shoes. In order to perform this method accurately, you'll need a slightly longer inseam length and a slightly larger leg opening. Too small of a leg opening and you won't have enough fabric to fold over, too large and the taper will look noticeably drastic. For this reason, we recommend a moderate sized leg opening and an extra 2-3" of length.

8/18/2015

Introducing N. Hoolywood!


We are thrilled to announce the newest label to our expanded offerings, N. Hoolywood. The Tokyo label has been crafting garments since 2000 thanks to the vision and direction of designer Daisuke Obana. Often referred to as "Mister Hollywood," Daisuke received his moniker when he traveled to Hollywood, from Japan, with the sole purpose of buying vintage clothing. This story and reputation eventually led Daisuke to open his eponymous Tokyo store, Mr. Hollywood. Daisuke has continued to be inspired by vintage and retro-themed garments, including workwear, sportswear, and military apparel, throughout his designs. The brand derives it's name from the words "Hollywood" and "hooligan," both of which continue to serve as inspiration for Obana's designs and creations. We couldn't be more excited to welcome N. Hoolywood to our collection of brands. Check out the first collection of products below.

N. Hoolywood Brushed Flannel Button Up Shirt in Red. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. $215. For more information, click here.

N. Hoolywood Brushed Flannel Button Up Shirt in Grey. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42, 44. $215. For more information, click here.
N. Hoolywood Triple Blend Check Button Up Shirt in Black. 48% polyester, 48% rayon, 4% polyurethane. Made in Japan. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42. $235. For more information, click here.
N. Hoolywood Orange Check Flannel Button Up Shirt. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 36, 38, 40, 42. $225. For more information, click here.
N. Hoolywood Paneled Wool Crewneck Sweater in Charcoal. 77% wool, 23% polyester. Made in Japan. $215. For more information, click here.
N. Hoolywood Paneled Wool Crewneck Sweater in Black. 77% wool, 23% polyester. Made in Japan. $215. For more information, click here.

8/17/2015

New Big John Denim & Restocks!


Brand new denim from Japan's Big John came into our shop last weekend, alongside some restocks. The new 13oz Indigo/Grey features a deep indigo warp paired with a contrasting charcoal grey weft to create a slightly darker finish than your typical white weft. Additionally, we stocked up on their KURO2 fabric in both the traditional jeans and jacket version, as well as the unsanforized RARE fabric. Check out the details below.

Big John F002 "Slim Tapered" 13oz Selvedge Denim in Indigo/Grey. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $200. For more information, click here.

Natural leather patch metallic gold printing.

Traditional 5-pocket denim design.

Custom engraved hardware, classic button-fly design.

The charcoal-grey weft against the deep indigo warp creates a beautiful contrast with lots of character.

Big John KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. $295. For more information, click here.

Big John RARE 15.5oz Selvedge Denim Jacket. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. $395. For more information, click here.
Big John "Slim Tapered" KURO2 12oz Selvedge Denim in Black/Indigo. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $200. Sizes 28-34, 36. For more information, click here.

Big John RARE Slim 15.5oz Unsanforized Selvedge Denim in Indigo. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28-34, 36. $285. For more information, click here.

wings + horns Fall/Winter Release Spotlight Pt. 3: Shoes


The third and final part of our wings + horns Fall/Winter Release Spotlight features the new shoes and accessories to come out of the most recent edition of the wings + horns collection.

wings + horns Leather Low Top Slip-On in Black. 100% calfskin leather. Made in Italy. Sizes 39-46. $380. For more information, click here.

The wings + horns Leather Low Top Slip-On is made with premium Italian calfskin leather that is packed with texture. Comes in a clean and minimalist plain toe design.

Contrasting grey elastic ribbing on upper used as a subtle detail.

Highest quality Margom leather sole, produced in Italy.

Tonal stitching found throughout shoe, creating a clean and minimalist design.

The shoes are fitted with a removable leather insole.

Comes with a wings+horns shoe bag (pictures on the right).

8/15/2015

wings + horns Fall/Winter Release Spotlight Pt. 2: Knitwear


The second batch of items from our Fall/Winter 2015 wings + horns showcase is the fantastic selection of knitwear pieces that have recently arrived. In this collection we find expansions on wings + horns' famous 1x1 Slub fabric (Long Sleeve Crew, new colors), as well as two new sweatpant offerings, in their fabled Cabin Fleece fabric, a unique three layer Japanese fabric made exclusively for wings + horns. Check out the details below, and be sure to click on the links for more information.

wings + horns Cabin Fleece Sweatpant in Black. 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $195. For more information, click here.

wings + horns Cabin Fleece Sweatpant in Dune. 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $195. For more information, click here.

The Cabin Fleece Sweatpants from wings + horns are made from an extremely soft, three-layer Japanese fabric that is packed with tons of texture.

For as soft as the sweatpants are, the fabric is surprisingly heavy in weight, making them a great option for easy Fall outfits.

The sweatpants feature a slim, modern, jogger style design with elastic cuffs and waistband (seen here).

The sweatpants feature zip pockets at the side to keep your belongings from falling out.

Elastic cuffs at leg opening, allowing for an extremely slim profile throughout the legs.

Interior of the sweatpants shows the perforated layer of the fabric that allows for more breathability on top of the unique texture it brings to the surface.

 
wings + horns 1x1 Slub Long Sleeve Crew in Heather Ash. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $80. For more information, click here.

wings + horns 1x1 Slub Long Sleeve Crew in Black. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $80. For more information, click here.

wings + horns 1x1 Slub Zip Hoodie in Heather Ash. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $165. For more information, click here.

All of the wings + horns slub pieces are made with a textured slub rib knit cotton fabric, exclusive to wings + horns. The sleeves come built with double layered hem and cuffs for a ribbed look.

This lightweight fabric is packed with texture and can be used as a great layering piece. Flatlocked seams are used throughout the slimmer, longer cut garment.

Two way metal RiRi zip closure in front.

Contrast color taping.