5/31/2010

Mr. Olive 13oz Japanese Raw Selvedge Denim in 2 Styles: Slim Tapered & Slim Straight


In our new Mr. Olive shipment, we received 2 styles of 13oz raw selvedge denim: slim tapered & slim straight. Mr. Olive 13oz raw selvedge denim features a Mr. Olive exclusive fabric, which is soft to the touch, comfortable from the initial wear, and maintains a flat smooth surface. The denim will achieve a natural vintage fading with wear. The fabric is sanforized and ready to wear, minimal shrinkage is expected.

Mr. Olive 13oz raw selvedge slim tapered denim in indigo. The slim tapered model is slim in the thigh and tapers from mid-thigh to the leg opening. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $265. Click here for more details.

Mr. Olive 13oz raw selvedge slim tapered denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $265. Click here for more details.

Other features of Mr. Olive 13 oz raw selvedge denim include slanted back pockets, slanted coin pocket, Mr. Olive engraved doughnut button with Waldez zipper fly, alloy hardware, hand hammered rivets, 35" inseams, red selvedge, chainstitched hems, custom designed double gauze thick pocket bags, and the slim silhouette. The thread used on the contrast stitching is also a Mr. Olive exclusive.

Red selvedge, chainstitched hem.

Mr. Olive 13oz raw selvedge slim straight denim in indigo. The slim straight model is slim in the thigh and is straight from the knee to the leg opening. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $265. Click here for more details.

5/30/2010

Just in from Mr. Olive's Summer 2010 Collection: Linen Cotton Chambray Adjustable Sleeve Button Downs


Mr. Olive linen cotton chambray adjustable sleeve button down. Blue or green. 60% linen, 40% cotton. Medium, large. Made in Japan. $205.


Mr. Olive's short sleeve chambray button downs feature the comfortable linen cotton chambray fabric which is soft to the touch, breathable, and has a natural wrinkled texture giving the vintage look. Sturdy construction, 2 chest pockets, cat's eye buttons, made in Japan. Available in blue or green. Above color is green. Click
here for more details of green chambray.

Sleeves are adjustable with the use of buttons running down the sleeves and straps as shown above. Above color is blue. Click
here for more details of blue chambray.

2 chest pockets, cat's eye buttons. Above is green. Click
here for more details for green chambray.

Mr. Olive linen cotton chambray adjustable sleeve button down. Blue or green. 60% linen, 40% cotton. Medium, large. Made in Japan. $205.

5/29/2010

E.O.I. (eagle of independence) X Rocky Mountain Featherbed "Christy" Water-Proof Cowhide Leather Down Vest


E.O.I. (eagle of independence) x Rocky Mountain Featherbed "Christy" water-proof cowhide leather down vest. Black. S, M, L. 100% cowhide exterior, 100% polyester lining. Filling 80% down, 20% feather. Pre-orders accepted for August 2010 delivery. $1,450. Click here for more details.

Rocky Mountain Featherbed was first established along the mountain ski slopes of Jackson, Wyoming in the 1960's and was widely popular until it eventually disappeared in the 1980's. In 2005, Rocky Mountain Featherbed was resurrected in Japan and continue to produce the authentic outerwear styles which made them popular in the USA during the 60's. The E.O.I. x Rocky Mountain Featherbed collaboration down vest features E.O.I.'s water-proof cowhide leather and RMF's "Christy" model design.

Mr. Olive's process is not a coating, rather the E.O.I. water-proof cowhide uses a special fluoride process creating a semi-permanent water proof effect which prevents water absorption rate by 80%. The leather can be worn on a rainy day and it is quick to dry. No maintenance required.

RMF's "Christy" down vest design features the leather yoke around the shoulders, the shearling collar, and a slim silhouette all used to retain body heat and reduce downdraft.
E.O.I. (eagle of independence) x Rocky Mountain Featherbed "Christy" water-proof cowhide leather down vest. Black. S, M, L. 100% cowhide exterior, 100% polyester lining. Filling 80% down, 20% feather. Pre-orders accepted for August 2010 delivery. $1,450. Click here for more details.
E.O.I. (eagle of independence) x Rocky Mountain Featherbed "Christy" water-proof cowhide leather down vest. Black. S, M, L. 100% cowhide exterior, 100% polyester lining. Filling 80% down, 20% feather. Pre-orders accepted for August 2010 delivery. $1,450. Click here for more details.
Exterior 100% water-proof cowhide leather, interior lining 100% polyester, filling combination of 80% down and 20% feather.

5/27/2010

More New Arrivals from Tokyo: Mr. Olive Summer 2010


Just received a shipment from Mr. Olive in Daikanyama, Tokyo. Mr. Olive summer 2010 collection includes checker and solid button downs, tops, raw denims, and stylish caps, all made by artisans in Japan. More details to follow.

5/23/2010

Just Arrived from Tokyo - MofM (man of moods) Summer 2010

Here is a sneak peak of some of our MofM summer 2010 collection, which just arrived yesterday. Pictures and details will be on our online shop very soon. Stay tuned!



5/19/2010

Technological Breakthrough - Water-Proof, Washable Leather from EOI by Mr. Olive


Preview from EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive fall collection - water-proof leather jackets, shirts, vests, and boots. All made in Japan. Pre-sale is currently available. Please email us for details.

We often consider leather delicate, because exposure to water may result in shrinkage, hardening, stain, and even fungus. Mr. Olive created next generation leather that prevents these problems by reducing the water absorption rate by 80%. Mr. Olive's process is not typical surface water repelling coating, which will get easily scraped off. The special fluoride process creates semi-permanent water proof effect. If the leather gets damage, its surface as well as the leather's backside would remain water proof. Also, this process allows natural leather look and color to remain intact. You can wear the leather on rainy days, and it is quick to dry. You can even wash it (no tumble dry, please). No maintenance necessary.

EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive water-proof, washable cowhide leather rider's jacket. Available in black or brown. Water buffalo horn zipper head. 100% cotton interior lining. Sizes S, M, L. Made in Japan. $1,450. Currently available for pre-sale. Expected delivery in August 2010.

Collaboration - Rocky Mountain Featherbed x EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive water-proof cowhide leather down vest. Available in black. Sizes S, M, L. Made in Japan. $1,450. Currently available for pre-sale. Expected delivery in August 2010. Although the leather is water-proof, washing is not recommended for this piece due to the down.

EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive water-proof, washable cowhide leather shirt. Available in black or brown. Sizes S, M, L. Made in Japan. $915. Currently available for pre-sale. Expected delivery in August 2010.

EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive water-proof, hand-crafted cowhide leather pecos boots. Available in black or brown. Mr. Olive original rubber plus cork blend sole. Sizes 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5. Made in Japan. $675. Currently available for pre-sale. Expected delivery in August 2010.

EOI (eagle of independence) by Mr. Olive water-proof, hand-crafted cowhide leather 7-hole boots. Available in black or brown. Mr. Olive original rubber plus cork sole. Sizes 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5. Made in Japan. $645. Currently available for pre-sale. Expected delivery in August 2010.

5/18/2010

Back Again! Sunny Sports Red Chambray

We just received a new red chambray workshirt from Sunny Sports with a few different details from the previous style.

Sunny Sports red chambray 40's workshirt. Features include triple needle construction, vintage styled pockets from the 1940's (used with a pocket watch), and natural pima cotton twill inside cuffs and under placket. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Small, medium, and large. $225. Click here for more information.

Sunny Sports red chambray 40's workshirt. $225.

Triple needle construction used throughout and left long at vents. Selvedge details can be seen on vents and also under the collar.
Pima cotton lined along placket and sleeves.

5/16/2010

Naked & Famous Broken-Twill Japanese Raw Selvedge Denim


Broken twill denim was first used by Wrangler in 1964 as a way to combat the twisting effect characteristic of regular twill denim (then considered a "fault" by many). Traditionally, twill is woven left or right handed so the denim eventually twists itself after washing due to the tension, which is why you see the outseam of some denim twisted to the front or back of the leg. Broken twill avoids this. Instead of the twill running to the left or right, broken twill contains no distinct direction and instead alternates right and left - the end effect resembles a random zig-zag pattern as seen above. Naked & Famous uses a beautiful broken twill Japanese raw selvedge denim available in two fits - "Skinny Guy" and "Weird Guy."

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" broken-twill 13 oz selvedge denim in indigo. Made of sanforized Japanese raw selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Available in sizes 28-36. $140. For more details, click here.

The "Skinny Guy" fit is a medium rise and slim throughout as the leg tapers from the thigh to the leg opening. 5 pocket construction, doughnut button fly closure.

Selvedge coin pocket.

Red & white selvedge.

Patch with N&F logo.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" broken-twill 13 oz selvedge denim in indigo. Made of sanforized Japanese raw selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Available in sizes 28-36. $140. For more details, click here.

The "Weird Guy" fit is slim with a medium rise, and the leg tapers to the leg opening. 5 pocket construction, doughnut button fly closure, red & white selvedge, selvedge coin pocket.

Patch with N&F logo.

5/15/2010

Naked & Famous - Japanese Raw Denim à la Quebec


Naked & Famous is a denim brand in Quebec, Canada and makes its raw denims using 100% Japanese denim. Our first shipment has just arrived, and the N&F denims are now available online! This post introduces 2 of the styles - "Skinny Guy" black power stretch denim and "Weird Guy" gray selvedge denim.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" black power stretch denim. 12 oz stretch Japanese denim. Made in Canada. 95% cotton, 5% elastane. Available in sizes 28-36. $135. For more details, click here.

The "Skinny Guy" fit is a medium rise and is slim throughout as the leg tapers from the thigh to leg opening. The fabric has a lustrous texture and is known for the "best" recovery for a stretch denim. 5 pocket construction, zipper fly closure.

Patch with Naked & Famous logo.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13 oz gray selvedge denim. Made of sanforized Japanese raw selvedge denim. Made in Canada. 100% cotton. Available in sizes 28-36. $140. For more details, click here.

The "Weird Guy" fit is slim with a medium rise, and the leg tapers to the leg opening. 5 pocket construction, doughnut button fly closure.

Gray selvedge.