8/31/2013

Introducing Canada Goose

Blue Owl Workshop is proud to announce the introduction of Canada Goose to our collection. Canada Goose has for decades produced the highest quality cold weather outerwear in the world. Their warmest jackets are rated for -70C, and are standard issue for researchers in Antarctica. Over the past decade they have begun to branch into more stylish and fashion focused pieces, receiving huge popularity not only in the urban public worldwide, but also with movie stars and athletes alike. Combining their knowledge and experience of world-class design and manufacturing Canada Goose produces some of the sleekest, highest quality jackets we've ever seen.
Canada Goose began in 1957 as Metro Sportsware, a producer of raincoats, snowmobile suits, and other functional outerwear pieces. In 1972 the founder's son-in-law David Reiss joined the company and, with his direction, invented a new machine for filling garments with down. At this point they operated mostly on a made-to-order model, creating parkas for Canadian Rangers, police departments, and municipal workers. In the late 70's and 80's they expanded their down parka business, shipping across North America and opening accounts in Europe. They changed their name to Canada Goose to reflect the material used inside. In 1997 Dani Reiss, David Reiss' son, took the reigns of the company. Under his direction the company has grown into the fashion icon it has become today, expanding their workforce more than tenfold to keep up with production.
The materials used by Canada Goose are without a doubt the highest quality in the world. With over 40 years of leading the industry, their understanding of down insulation allows them to select the best blend for each jacket's specific requirements. All of their down is sourced from rural Canadian Hutterite farmers who keep only small flocks of geese, allowing them to mature before plucking them. This well-kept, mature down is higher volume, creating more pockets where warm air is trapped. Their goose down has been rated three times warmer than the warmest synthetic materials. All of their fur jackets use real, humanely trapped, coyote fur. Canada Goose uses fur not as a fashion statement, but for its protective properties. The real fur protects from frostbite by disrupting airflow and creating turbulent, warm air around the face. These jackets have provided warmth and comfort for icons such as Lance Mackey during his multiple wins at the thousand mile Iditarod, and adventurers like Ray Zahab during his record on-foot trek to the south pole. However, while the same quality of thought and design goes into everything they make, not all of their jackets are designed for such extreme conditions. 
Recently Canada Goose has started the Branta line, a selectively produced, intelligently designed, premium quality fashion branch. The warm, stylish jackets have quickly become some of the most highly sought-after outerwear in the world, often spotted on celebrities such as Matt Damon, Emma Stone, and Jessica Alba. The high-tech pieces have been described as as the equivalent of mixing NASCAR and Italian fashion: sleek, top-of-the-line, and timeless quality. Here at Blue Owl we're excited to be offering this fashion-foward, yet highly functional line to our customers.

8/29/2013

Unbranded Denim Restocks: 21oz Heavyweight UB121, UB221, UB321


Unbranded heavyweight restocks are here! If your size ran out before you managed to snag a pair, be sure to check out our new site. Be sure to analyze a denim you currently own that fits well and compare to our posted measurements prior to ordering. If you need any sizing advice or could use additional measurements, please e-mail us.

Unbranded "tapered leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB221. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Size 28-34, 36, 38. $110. For more information on the Unbranded UB221 tapered heavyweight, click here.

Unbranded "straight leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB321. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Size 28-34, 36, 38 (no size 29, this will come next month). $110. For more information on the Unbranded UB321 straight heavyweight, click here.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 21oz heavyweight selvedge in indigo - model UB121. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan. Made in Macau. Size 28-34, 36, 38 (no size 38, this will come next month). $110. For more information on the Unbranded UB121 skinny heavyweight, click here.

Naked & Famous Denim Restocks: Left Hand Twill, Dirty Fade, Solid Black, Jade Selvedge

A large restock shipment of the Naked & Famous core denims just arrived.  This shipment loads us up on the most popular Naked & Famous core and Fall fabrics. We now have every size available 28-36 in the following models:

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 14.5oz dirty fade selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information on the N&F weird guy dirty fade, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 14.5oz dirty fade selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information on the N&F skinny guy dirty fade, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13.75oz left hand twill selvedge denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $140. For more information on the N&F weird guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" sulphur dyed black 14oz selvedge. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $165. For more information on the N&F weird guy solid black, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" Jade 13oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $148. For more information on the N&F skinny guy jade selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Jade 13oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $148. For more information on the N&F weird guy jade selvedge, click here

Unbranded Denim Restocks: UB201 Indigo Tapered + Other Styles


Denim restocks from Unbranded are in! Today's  restock fills up all sizes of the UB201, UB101, and UB208.  We are fully loaded and ready for the Fall!

Unbranded "tapered leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB201. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (all sizes available). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB201 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "skinny leg" 14.5oz selvedge denim in indigo model UB101. 100% cotton. Fabric made in Japan, denim assembled in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38 (missing size 31 only). $78. For more information on the Unbranded UB101 tapered indigo denim, click here.

Unbranded "Tapered Leg" 13oz Selvedge Chino in Navy - Model UB208. 100% cotton. Fabric woven in Japan, denim made in Macau. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $88. For more information on the Unbranded UB208 tapered gray denim, click here.

8/27/2013

Introducing Blue Owl's New Website: Blueowl.us Version 2.0!

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new website: blueowl.us version 2.0! With new pictures for every product, a new measuring guide, and updated customer service, the team over here in Seattle is excited to offer a dramatically improved raw denim shopping experience.
The new website offers much higher resolution pictures of all of products, revealing details in the fabric and construction. The site is designed for streamlined, efficient usage to make choosing the product that is right for you not only easy, but fun and informative.



8/26/2013

Tanner Goods "Nomad Duffle" Bag

 We recently received a shipment from Tanner Goods with this beautiful duffle bag. The Nomad Duffle is designed to be a versatile, yet rugged piece of luggage that is just as comfortable outdoors as in an overhead compartment. The bag can be carried be hand or worn as a backpack to suit whatever traveling needs you may have.
 The interior is wool felt with Horween Chromexcel leather lined pockets.
 The bag itself is made of a hefty 18 oz filter twill canvas, solid brass rivets, button studs, and buckles, and two heavyweight leather handles that can double as backpack straps. The side pockets are large enough to hold an iPad comfortably!
 Both the canvas and leather are amazing colors that will age well. The bag makes use of top-of-the-line riri zippers on all pockets. The body can be expanded by un-snapping the leather fastener seen below, making the bag even roomier than it already is.
Tanner Goods 18oz Waxed Canvas "Nomad Duffle" in Field Tan/Russet. Horween Chromexcel leather details, wool felt lining. Made in the USA. For more information on the Nomad Duffle click here.

8/23/2013

United Stock Dry Goods "French Terry" Hooded Sweatshirts


New from United Stock Dry Goods....French Terry hoodies! United's French Terry hoodies are 100% produced in Canada, knit in Toronto from local spun yarn. The fabric is soft and will become softer with wear, the construction is impeccable, and the fit is slim through arms and body giving a clean modern silhouette. It is a solid basic in great color and fit!

United Stock Dry Goods "French Terry" Hooded Sweatshirt in Indigo. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $175. For more information on the United hooded sweatshirt in indigo, click here.

An close view of the interior of the French Terry cloth shows the loop cut fabric. Very soft to the touch, becomes softer with wear.

The indigo version uses real indigo and will fade with wear developing unique characteristics and fade patterns.

United Stock Dry Goods "French Terry" Hooded Sweatshirt in Red. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $170. For more information on the United hooded sweatshirt in red, click here.

Tiger stripe design along cuffs and bottom.

United Stock Dry Goods "French Terry" Hooded Sweatshirt in Gray. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $170. For more information on the United hooded sweatshirt in gray, click here.

Tiger stripe design along cuffs and bottom.

8/18/2013

United Stock Dry Goods FW13 Denim Collection: Made in Canada


Prior to the fall winter 2013 season, United used a factory in Los Angeles to produce all denim and several jackets. As of this season 100% of the United collection is proudly made in Canada. We have taken several days to measure and analyze the new denim collection and the construction and details from last season (being made in USA factory) and this season (being made in Canadian factory) are remarkably close. All details and fabrics are unchanged and the sewing and construction are nearly identical, you would not be able to tell the difference without looking at the tag. The main difference is when you change factories, measurements will always be different so just as a precaution and to make sure all of our customers know the difference we are showing both the new collection measurements (tags will say made in Canada) and the previous season's measurements (tags will say made in USA) or our website. Some of the denims have very subtle changes, some are a little more drastic, so please make sure to take your time and analyze both prior to ordering. Obviously from this point forward the USA made denims will be discontinued and no longer available once they are sold out. United is finally proud to say they are 100% Canada made.

United Stock Dry Goods "Slight Fit" 12.5oz Indigo Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $135. For more information on the United slight fit indigo selvedge, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods "Narrow Fit" 12.5oz Indigo Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $135. For more information on the United narrow fit indigo selvedge, click here.

United's core indigo fabric is a 12.5oz sanforized Japanese selvedge with red and white accent.  It has a dark indigo base that will fade extremely well and weight perfect for year round wear.

United Stock Dry Goods "Slight Fit" 9oz Black/Black Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $170. For more information on the United slight fit solid black selvedge, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods "Narrow Fit" 9oz Black/Black Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $170. For more information on the United narrow fit solid black selvedge, click here.

United's solid black fabric is 9oz sanforized Japanese selvedge with red and white accent. The warp and weft are dyed black.  The fabric is smooth and comfortable.

Dark anodized hardware is used throughout giving a nice color against the solid black fabric.

United Stock Dry Goods "Slight Fit" 14oz Indigo/Indigo Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $175. For more information on the United slight fit indigo/indigo selvedge, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods "Narrow Fit" 14oz Indigo/Indigo Selvedge. 100% cotton. Sizes 28-34, 36. Made in Canada (or USA). $175. For more information on the United narrow fit indigo/indigo selvedge, click here.

United's indigo/indigo selvedge uses a warp yarn (outside) and an weft yarn (interior) which are both dyed to a deep indigo color. The result is a consistently dark indigo color that looks almost violet and will fade to a unique electric blue with a lot of variation. The surface of the fabric is very smooth and the weight is good for year round wear. Fabric is a 14oz sanforized Japanese selvedge and the light blue and white accent is a great touch!

Chrome hardware is used throughout which looks great with the dark indigo base color.

Indigo dyed leather patch on the indigo/indigo fabric is a nice detail!

8/17/2013

Hall of Fade's Dry vs Dry 2013 Denim Fade Competition


Hall of Fade is website and community built for denim enthusiasts. Its sole purpose is to educate about raw denim, and in particular fading of raw denim. The website is full of photos uploaded by readers from around the world showcasing their current denim fading accomplishments. Go to Hall of Fade to read more!

Today we are pleased to announce the 3rd year of the Dry vs Dry denim competition. Dry vs Dry is a worldwide contest designed to encourage, grow and celebrate the love of denim, and we are proud to lend our support! It is also a battle ground for denim heads worldwide. The rules are simple. Take some photos of your denim that best represents it’s color and wear and submit them through the Hall of Fade website. Good luck!

8/16/2013

United Stock Dry Goods "Classic" Long Sleeve Button Downs: Ginghams, Oxfords, Plaids

United Stock Dry Goods fall button downs are here and this season we are seeing mostly restocks of their classic including their oxfords and few patterned shirts! Cut and sewn in Canada using entirely imported Japanese materials, these button ups come in seven different patterns and colors and are sure to be staples in your wardrobe for the foreseeable future.

These shirts feature a timeless colors and pattern throughout, complete with a pocket and button down collar. The shirts are made of 100%, lightweight cotton so they'll be perfect for Spring or Summer, casual or formal wear.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Light Blue Oxford. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $120. For more information on the United light blue oxford, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down White Oxford. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $120. For more information on the United white oxford, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Wine Oxford. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $150. For more information on the United wine oxford, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Red Navy Plaid. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $150. For more information on the United red navy plaid, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Wine Gingham. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $140. For more information on the United wine gingham, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Blue Gingham. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $140. For more information on the United blue gingham, click here.

United Stock Dry Goods Long Sleeve Button Down Grey Gingham. 100% cotton. Sizes S-XL. Made in Canada. $140. For more information on the United grey gingham, click here.