1/30/2010

Triple Works


Next week, we will receive our first shipment from Triple Works, Japanese denim label. Triple Works produces Japanesee raw selvedge denim for men and women. All of its denims are woven on old shuttle loom in Japan and rope dyed with pure indigo by Japanese artisans. Triple Works' signature hidden triangle stitching on the back pocket can only be visible after some wear.

Triple Works denim is available with different fabrics. One is "Future Indigo Denim" that fades much faster than normal indigo. Another fabric is "Permenant Indigo Denim" that uses a longer lasting indigo and keeps its dry raw look much longer. We will stock men's Straight Leg and Tapered Slim Leg models in both fabrics. For women, we will carry Boyfriend Tapered cut and Narrow Straight cut with the "Future Indigo Denim." More details to follow upon arrival.

1/28/2010

Arriving Next Week - Kicking Mule Workshop Limited Edition Left Hand Twill 1980 Japanese Raw Sevedge Denim


Already shipped and on their way are Kicking Mule Workshop (KMW) limited edition left hand twill 1980 Japanese raw selvedge denims. The 13.75 oz fabric was custom woven and made in Japan exclusively for KMW. Only 100 pairs of this limited edition were made. The denim is made with organic cotton and rope dyed with natural indigo and uses all of those signiature KMW details such as alloy hardware, hand-hammered rivets, doughnut button fly, deer leather patch, and selvedge coin pocket. Stay tuned!




1/27/2010

Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% Vegetable Tanned Hand-Made Washed Leather Standard Style and 2-Hole Belts (Made in Japan)


From Mr. Olive's leather line Eagle of Independence (E.O.I.) - 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed leather belts. E.O.I. belts are avaible in a variety of colors and are made each season. All of E.O.I. products, including belts, are made using a painstaking vegetable tanning process which produces durable, flexible leather with uinque texture and characteristics that further develop with use. After the tanning, each belt is washed piece by piece, naturally dried in the shade, and polished.

Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed leather 2-hole belt in black. $190. Available in sizes S, M, L, XL.

The 2-hole belt style measures 40mm across and uses a 100% solid brass buckle in a satin finish.



Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed leather 2-hole belt in green. $190. Available in S, M, L, XL.
Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed leather 2-hole belt in brown. $190. Available in S, M, L, XL.
Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned leather standard belts are also avaialbe in a variety of colors and made each season.
Eagle of Independence by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed leather standard belt in black. $175. Available in S, M, L, XL.
The E.O.I. standard style belt measures 35mm and uses a solid brass buckle in a satin finish.

Notice the details of the texture of the vegetable tanned and hand-washed leather.

1/21/2010

Blue Owl Measuring Guide: Belts


Choosing a belt can be challenging but shouldn't be. The below is how Blue Owl measures belts. The best way for you to know your size is to grab a belt you already own that fits you well and measure it. You can then compare that measurement to ours. If you have questions, e-mail us, and we will be happy to help you make the right choice.

There are several styles of belts, and one of the most common is a 5-hole one. Here, we measure an E.O.I. by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned washed leather standard belt in size medium.

Step 1: Imagine yourself wearing the belt and visially determine where the leather sits within the belt buckle. This is the point where you want to start measuring. On this buckle, we want to measure about 1/2" from the front edge of the buckle, as this is where the leather would rest in the buckle.

Step 2: Measure the total length. Because each of these belts is hand-crafted, sizes may vary, compared to mass-produced belts.

This belt measures slightly longer than 39" long. Compare this to the length of a belt you already own.

Step 3: Determine which hole you want to use. This will ultimately determine which size you want. On this belt, holes are in 1" increments starting at 31-1/2". We recommend wearing the belt in one of the middle 3 holes. Some belts will stretch with wear; so to be safe, choosing the 3rd or 4th hole would be ideal.

Another popular style is a multi-hole belt with holes running the length of the belt. Here, we measure a E.O.I. by Mr. Olive 100% vegetable tanned washed leather 2-hole belt.

Step 1: Determine your starting point. On this belt, the leather would rest about 1/2" from the front edge of the buckle.

Step 2: Measure the total length. This belt measures almost 39". As this belt has holes running the length of the belt, you only need to determine the total length and how much overhang you want to have. If you are between sizes, we recommend sizing down as leather usually stretches with wear.

1/20/2010

Blue Owl Measuring Guide: Denim


Choosing the right size denim can be a challenge. The following shows how Blue Owl measures denim and pants. The best way to figure your size is to measure a denim that you already own that fits you well. Measure your denim using the following example as a guide. If you have further questions about measuring or figuring out your size, e-mail us, and we will help you make the right decision.

Mesauring a Kicking Mule Workshop 1950 One Wash denim in a size 32 waist and 32 inseam.

Step 1: Waist Line
Pull the denim at the waist line tight so the front and rear of the waist band lines up as close as possible. Now, measure across the waist band.

Place your tape measure at one edge of the waist band while holding the denim and tape measure tight.

The waist line measurement on the denim is 16.5". Mulitiply this number by 2. This denim measures as a 33" waist. You may be wondering why it measures at 33" on a denim that is labeled at 32". Not all labels measure the same. Kicking Mule Workshop denim measures 1" larger than its waist tag size.

Step 2: Rise
Measure by placing your tape measure close to the crotch and extend to the top of the waist band.

Place your tape measure at the center of the crotch seams and hold the denim and tape measure tight.

Now measure to the top of the waist line. This denim measures 10.75".

Step 3: Thigh
Measure at a 90 degree angle from the crotch to the outside of the leg.

Place the tape measure at the center of the crotch seams, hold the denim and tape measure tight, and measure across the leg.

This denim measures 11.75" at the thigh.

Step 4: Knee
We measure the knee in 2 stages. First we measure 13" down the inseam of the leg. Second we measure at a 90 degree angle across the knee.

Place the tape measure at the center of the crotch seam and hold the denim and the tape measure tight.

Measure 13" down the inseam.

At 13", we measure at a 90 degree angle across the leg.

This denim measures 9" across the knee.

Step 5: Inseam
First, pull the leg out straight at a 90 degree angle to make sure the denim is as straight as possible.

Place your tape measure at the center of the crotch seam and hold the denim and tape measure tight.

Measure down the seam to the leg opening. This denim's inseam measures 32".

Step 6: Leg Opening
Measure across the leg opening.

Place your tape measure at one edge of the leg opening and hold the denim and the tape measure tight.

Measure to the opposite edge of the leg opening. This denim measures 8.75" at the leg opening.