8/13/2010

E.O.I. (Eagle of Independence) 100% Vegetable Tanned Washed Cowhide Leather Wallets and Wallet Ropes


Even more from E.O.I. (Eagle of Independence) - 100% vegetable tanned hand-crafted washed cowhide leather wallets and wallet chains.

All E.O.I. leather goods are 100% vegetable tanned and hand-crafted by Japanese artisans. The E.O.I. wallets and wallet chains use washed leathers, solid brass hardware in brushed nickle finish, riri zippers, and are available in 6 different colors (black, brown, blue, beige, red, and green). All colors are currently available on the Blue Owl online store. Above is the E.O.I. "standard" style wallet which is a tri-fold style. One size. Made in Japan. $305.



The E.O.I. "standard" wallet features the tri-fold design with a single snap closure, brass ring for wallet chain attachment, 1 exterior pouch with riri zipper, 1 interior pouch with snap closure, 5 card slots, 2 hidden pouches, and 1 large bill pouch.

Solid brass ring, riri zipper.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed cowhide leather standard wallet in black. One size. Made in Japan. $305.

The E.O.I. "type-1" wallet features a tri-fold design with 2 snap closure, brass ring in nickel finish for wallet chain attachment, 1 interior pouch with riri zipper closure, 3 card slots, 2 hidden pouches, and 1 large bill pouch. Above is the E.O.I. type-1 wallet in red. One size. Available in black, brown, blue, red, beige, and green. Made in Japan. $285.

E.O.I. type-1 wallet in black (opened).

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed cowhide leather wallet chains. One size. Available in black, brown, blue, beige, green, red. Made in Japan. $95.



Washed leather, solid brass hardware with nickel finish.

8/12/2010

Left Field American Made Raw Selvedge Denim


Introducing 2 new Left Field denims - White Oak Cone Raw Selvedge (left) & Vintage Indigo Left Hand Twill Raw Selvedge (right). Both denims are available in unsanforized only.

Left Field vintage indigo left hand twill raw selvedge denim. 13.5oz unsanforized denim. Scovill copper rivets. Chainstitched hems. USA made bandanas used for pocket linings. Calf leather patch. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Available in sizes 29-34. $175. Click here for more information.

The vintage indigo fabric is a 13.5oz left hand twill with a yellow selvedge. Chainstitched hem.

Scovill copper rivets. USA made real bandanas are used for the pocket linings. Blue is exposed on the interior of the pocket, red inside the denim.

Doughnut button fly.

Left Field White Oak Cone Raw Selvedge denim. 13.5oz unsanforized denim. Scovill copper rivets. Chainstitched hems. USA made bandanas used for pocket linings. Calf leather patch. 100% cotton. Made in USA. Available in sizes 29-34. $175. Click here for more information.

White selvedge.

Skovill copper rivets and hardware. One subtle in change this season is lowering the coin pocket which use to be sewn higher and on the waist band.

Calf leather patch.
Both new arrival denims use Left Field's standard fit which runs slim through the thigh and tapers towards the leg opening and has a medium rise. The above photo is the Left Field White Oak Cone denim in one wash (pre-soaked during production). Sizing information from this model can help you determine correct sizing for the new denims. For more information on the Left Field White Oak Cone denim in one wash, click here.

8/11/2010

E.O.I. (Eagle of Independence) 100% Vegetable Tanned Washed Cowhide Leather Belts


More from Mr. Olive's leather line Eagle of Independence (E.O.I.) - 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed cowhide leather belts.
All E.O.I. leather goods are 100% vegetable tanned and hand-crafted by Japanese artisans. The E.O.I. "standard" belt measures 35mm and uses a solid brass buckle with a brushed nickel finish. The vegetable tanned leather will continue to develop a softer feel and unique characteristics with further use. Available in 6 different colors (black, brown, blue, red, beige, and green) and all colors are currently available on the Blue Owl online store.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed cowhide leather standard belt in black. Available in black, brown, red, beige, green, and blue. Made in Japan. S, M, L, XL. $175. For more information about black, click here.
The E.O.I. "2-Hole" belt measures 40mm and uses a solid brass 2 prong buckle in nickel finish. Available in 6 different colors (black, brown, red, blue, beige, and green) and all colors are currently available on the Blue Owl online store.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed cowhide leather 2-Hole belt in brown. Available in black, brown, green, blue, red, and beige. Made in Japan. S, M, L, XL. $190. For more information about brown, click here.

8/10/2010

E.O.I. (Eagle of Independence) 100% Vegetable Tanned Washed Cowhide Leather 3-Coil Bracelets


From Mr. Olive's leather line Eagle of Independence (E.O.I.) - 100% vegetable tanned hand-made washed cowhide leather 3-coil bracelets. All E.O.I. leather products are hand-crafted and vegetable tanned by Japanese artisans. Vegetable tanning is an ancient leather tanning process that uses tannin from tree bark and takes time and skilled artisanship. The painstaking process produces durable, flexible leather with unique texture and characteristics that develop further with use.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in blue. Available in black, brown, red, orange, green, and blue. Made in Japan. One size. $74. For more information about blue, click here.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in black. One size. $74. For more information about black, click here.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in orange. One size. $74. For more information about orange, click here.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in brown. One size. $74. For more information about brown, click here.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in red. One size. $74. For more information about red, click here.

E.O.I. 100% vegetable tanned washed 3-coil bracelet in green. One size. $74. For more information about green, click here.

8/05/2010

Pre-Order Available for Spring 2011 Delivery - Kicking Mule Workshop Hand Crafted Leather Belts


In spring of 2009, Kicking Mule Workshop released a limited edition run of the most amazing tanned leather belts which sold out as fast they arrived. Ever since, we have received numerous requests as to when they will be available again. Well, they are coming back! Another limited production run will be made as part of the Kicking Mule Workshop Spring Summer 2011 collection.

KMW leather belts are 100% hand crafted in Japan. The buckle is hand-forged brass. The leather is English Saddle leather which is originally hand selected in the USA as cowhide and is shipped to Japan where Japanese artisans use ancient methods of hand dipping, sun drying and vegetable tanning to finish the leather. During the tanning process fish oil is added, a very old Japanese technique for finishing leather. The result is a heavy duty, thick, beautifully hand-crafted leather belt. With wear, the leather and the buckle will continue to patina and will become far more beautiful than any dyed leather.

Due to the number of requests we have received for these belts, we will start accepting pre-orders now. Blue Owl will have limited stock in the natural color (shown above) of this belt, but if you want to secure your order for natural or the other available colors, please send us an e-mail. Natural. Available in sizes 32, 34, 36. Made in Japan. $360. Pre-orders accepted through February 2011 delivery.

Brown. Available in sizes 32, 34, 36. Made in Japan. $360. Pre-order accepted through September 1st, 2010 for February 2011 delivery.

Dark Brown. Available in sizes 32, 34, 36. Made in Japan. $360. Pre-order accepted through September 1st, 2010 for February 2011 delivery.

8/04/2010

Spring Summer 2011 Preview - Left Field


Our first items from Left Field's fall collection arrived this week and we will have more arriving throughout this month, but right now we want to a show a little bit of the spring summer 2011 Left Field collection.

Left Field continues to draw inspiration from early Americana and continue to make well constructed garments in the USA. Denim and chinos are made with modern fits and understated details. Button downs are slim in the body and throughout the arms and use soft, comfortable, and easy to wear fabrics.

The Left Field spring button downs use Japanese fabrics in easy to wear patterns, Trocus pearl buttons, and are made in New York City. Our fall/winter 2010 button downs arrive later this month made with the same details. We can't wait!
One of my personal favorites are the "Angus Young" shorts named after the trademark uniform worn by the AC/DC lead guitarist. Hard to see in the photos, but 2 of the styles have a nice railroad stripe pattern and one is an indigo chambray all made with Japanese fabrics. Uses soft Japanese chambray for the pocket linings, Coroza buttons (made for the nut of Tagua palm), and made in New York City.

8/03/2010

Preview - Momotaro x Naked & Famous Collaboration Japanese Made Selvedge Denim


Introducing a special collaboration - Momotaro x Naked & Famous! This collaboration denim combines the Japanese artisan craftsmanship of Momotaro and the fit of the Naked & Famous Skinny Guy denim. Only 600 total pairs will be made. Coming this fall!

The fabic is a 14oz indigo selvedge and the construction uses Momotaro signature features including the purple stitching running along the inseam as shown above. The denim is made by Momotaro in Kojima Japan.

Momotaro engraved buttons and rivets.

Momotaro and Naked & Famous labels.

We will be the only USA boutique to stock this collaboration. Delivery fall/winter 2010.

8/02/2010

Spring Summer 2011 Preview - Kicking Mule Workshop


Fall Winter 2010 collections are just arriving, but we are already thinking about Spring Summer 2011. Here is a quick preview of the KMW S/S 2011 collection.

KMW raw selvedge denim continues to be the focus. All 4 cuts will be available once again (1980, 1950, Rockers, and 2010) in raw selvedge indigo and the 1980s and Rockers will also be available in black selvedge. We can't wait to have the whole selection back in store. Our KMW fall winter 2010 collection arrives in September and we will stock everything available from that season including raw selvedge indigo denim models of the 1980, 1950, Rocker, and the 1980 in raw black.

Leather goods are being re-introduced in spring 2011 including a selection of belts, wallets, and bags using vegetable tanned cowhide leather.

Here is one of the heavy duty vegetable tanned bags from the collection.

8/01/2010

Fall 2010 Collections Starting to Arrive - Introducing Left Field Organic Cotton Chinos


Our first fall 2010 shipment from Left Field just arrived with 2 styles of organic cotton chinos. One uses an ultra-soft twill and the other a sturdy canvas, both perfect weight for year round wear.

Left Field organic cotton canvas chino in wheat. 100% organic cotton. Made in USA. $150. Available in sizes 29-34. For more information, click here.

The organic cotton chino is made with a 5 pocket design and combines vintage details with a modern fit. The fit is slim through the thighs with a slight taper from the knee to the leg opening and a medium rise. Other details include the Japanese chambray used for the pocket lining, coroza buttons (made from the nut of Tagua palm), and the vintage rayon woven tag above the back pocket.

Left Field organic cotton twill chino in olive. 100% organic cotton. Made in USA. $150. Available in sizes 29-34. For more information, click here.

The organic twill chino is made with all of the same details as the organic canvas version. The organic twill fabric is very soft and has a lusterous shine. Both fabrics have been washed and dryed during production (expect no further shrinkage).

Notice the Japanese chambray fabric used for the pocket linings which is quite thick and durable.

Button fly using Coroza buttons (made from the nut of Tagua palm).

Vintage rayon woven tag sewn directly above back pocket.

Left Field organic cotton canvas chino in wheat.