9/30/2013

Introducing The Hill-Side FW13 Collection!


The guys at the Hill-Side are simply masterful at finding the most exotic colors and textures to develop some of the best accessories in the market, and their Fall Winter 2013 is one of their best yet! This collection the featured fabrics include a strong showing of "old Virginia" modified herringbone in 4 new color ways, Guatemalan hand-woven in 2 different fabrics, classic chambray fabrics in various colors, beautiful multi-colored patterns, and some prints feature pineapples or aloha patterns. We have a huge selection of all fabrics in different ties, scarves, and pocket squares. Below are a few of our favorites, but go to our website to look over the entire selection!

The Hill-Side's selvedge "Old Virginia" fabric is a modified herringbone made on old shuttle looms in a boutique mill in Virginia. The fabrics have a ton of character and definitely our #1 favorite fabric! This season there are 4 new color options and all 4 available in a large scarf or tie. The scarves retail for $97 (spiced orange large scarf photographed above), ties for $90. For the "Old Virginia" large scarf in spiced orange, click here.

The Hill-Side indigo discharge with pineapple print is simply a fun fabric in color that is easy to coordinate. Below is a link to the large tie which is photographed above. The scarves retail for $97 (photographed above), pocket squares for $44. For the indigo discharge pineapple print large scarf, click here.

The Hill-Side indigo chambray "winter aloha" print is another fun fabric available in scarves, ties, and pocket squares. The scarves retail for $87 (photographed above), ties for $85, and pocket squares for $39. For the indigo chambray "winter aloha" print large scarf, click here.

Colorful options for winter can add that much needed splash of color to a wardrobe and this season there are a few great patterns that essentially seasonless. We have a few different options in ties and pocket squares, the multi-color tie for $90 is shown above (also in a pocket square for $44). For the plaid multi-color tie, click here.

The selvedge Guatemalan hand-woven fabrics are simply amazing. This season we have 2 color options available as a tie or large scarf. The red ikat banded large scarf is shown above and retails at $97, tie available for $90. For the Guatemalan selvedge ikat banded red large scarf, click here.

9/23/2013

Naked & Famous 16oz Okayama Spirit Unsanforized Selvedge Denim

 The most anticipated denim of the Naked & Famous Fall/Winter '13 lineup has arrived...the Okayama Spirit! The Okayama Spirit denim is a heavy, 16oz, slubby, unsanforized denim that is definitely a contender for our favorite Naked & Famous fabric yet. The denim is currently offered in Slim Guy (available here) and Weird Guy (available here) fits, with Super Skinny Guy on the way. Lets dive into the details!
 The denim draws inspiration the Japan Heritage line, but takes the concept to a new level. It is produced in the same very small, boutique-like denim mill that specializes in artisan denim. The mill can boast brands such as Samurai and Oni. The amazing slubby, handwoven-like texture of the fabric is among the best of its kind. We're seriously impressed with this new offering from Naked & Famous. While the fabric is unsanforized, it has been hot iron pressed which removes much of the shrinkage. You can expect .25"-.5" in the waist and .5"-.75" in the inseam.
 The other details on the jean keep up with the quality of the denim. A 10oz natural vegetable tanned patch on the back makes for a solid compliment which will age along with the jeans. The denim has custom "Naked & Famous" buttons, and custom "JE T'ADORE TOUTE NUE" rivets. The coin pocket sports a selvedge line across the top on the slim guy and a hidden selvedge detail on the weird guy. As always, the denim is sewn in Canada.
 The slubby nature of the yarn can be seen in the red and white selvedge. This jean makes for a perfect standard indigo denim for those that want to see more character in the denim.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 11oz Selvedge Duck Canvas in Indigo

 The Weird Guy fit of the indigo duck canvas has arrived at our online store! This fabric combines the very cool Naked & Famous duck fabric, which has been one of the most popular they've ever produced, and a rich, beautiful indigo color. The duck fabric is perfect for those who want a bit of variation from chinos and denim.
 You can see some of the cool color variations in the fabric in this leather-patch shot. As with all Naked & Famous denim, it has a unique character.
Red and white 11oz selvedge fabric made on shuttle looms in Japan.
Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 11oz selvedge duck in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $145. For more information on the Naked & Famous weird guy selvedge duck in indigo, click here.

9/18/2013

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13oz Hand Dyed Weft - Limited Edition

The latest of Naked & Famous' secret weapons just hit our store, and this one is going to blow your mind. A multi-color weft that is, every thread, painstakingly hand dyed. We had a chance to talk with the crazy guys who came up with this, and here's how its done: The thread is wrapped around a large, flat surface and bunched up to create an almost solid, faux surface of thread. Once the entire spool is wrapped, the thread is dyed in small 2-3 inch strips horizontally across the surface. Once all of the tread is dyed, it is re-spooled an sent to be used on the shuttle looms. Because of this unique dying process if you follow any one thread across the inside of the jean you can see it change colors multiple times!
Like all Naked & Famous denim, the fabric is milled in Japan and the jeans are sewn in Canada. A limited production of only 175 pairs of this denim were made, and we've got all 44 that were shipped to the United States. Its a truly limited edition run of a beautiful, unique fabric, and we're pumped to see how they will evolve once worn.
Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13oz Hand Dyed Weft Limited Edition. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $245. For more information on the N&F weird guy hand dyed weft, click here.
The weft is a subtle, yet striking detail on the surface of the denim.
The multi-color yarn can even be spotted in the selvedge.



9/17/2013

Canada Goose Granby Vest

Canada Goose's first shipment to Seattle has arrived with the Granby Vest. These sleek and stylish vests are even more comfortable than we expected, not to mention hands down the best fit on a vest we've ever seen. While we introduced Canada Goose in an earlier blog post we'd like to give you an idea of what they're all about. Canada Goose produces the top-of-line cold weather outerwear, quite literally the best quality in the world. If you're doing research in Antarctica you're handed one of their coats right off the boat. Of course, we're not carrying the sub-zero certified jackets, but instead their new Branta line, a premium fashion branch. The pieces we will carry from Canada Goose have the same world-class quality and design, but with an amazing modern fit.
The Granby Vest is an astounding light weight vest that is warm enough to be a standalone piece, but also light enough to layer when the weather gets seriously cold. Because of the high quality goose down the jacket is very puffy and soft, providing a sturdy yet comfortable feeling. The piece is perfect for both practical use and the modern wardrobe.
The vest features a zip-up front with a storm flap secured by metal snaps. There are two lower out-side handwarmer pockets that are lined with fleece. Inside there is one zipper pocket, and one open pocket.
The lining is 100% nylon with a DWR finish. The free-hanging design makes for a clean and luxurious finish.
The vest makes use of YKK Japan zippers and metal snaps. The shell uses their Arctic-Tech fabric, which is 85% polyester and 15% cotton with a DWR finish, making a water-resistant surface.
Canada Goose Granby Vest. Shell 85% polyester, 15% cotton. Lining 100% nylon. Goose down interior. Made in Canada. Sizes X-Small-Large. $325. For more information on the Granby Vest, click here.

9/16/2013

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 11oz Selvedge Duck Canvas in Indigo

Naked & Famous Ducks have taken a new turn for this season: Now offered in a rich indigo color. The duck canvas fabric has been one of the most popular that Naked & Famous ever worked with, and we're excited to finally have more options. The duck canvas is a great weight for wear any time of the year, with the indigo being slightly heavier than the brown at 11oz. Its a great compliment to any wardrobe, and a good change of pace from denim and chinos. Right now only the Skinny Guy fit is available, but we expect the Weird Guy by the first week of October.
Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 11oz selvedge duck in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $145. For more information on the Naked & Famous skinny guy selvedge duck in indigo, click here.
Red and white accent selvedge fabric made on vintage shuttle looms in Japan.

9/09/2013

Momotaro x Blue Owl "Stealth Warrior" BOM006 - Launched Online!

The BOM006 has just gone live on our web store! Be sure to check the exact measurements before purchasing, as the denims do not perfectly line up to their size-counterparts. Our 6th collaboration uses Momotaro's incredible Grand Indigo fabric with a deep blue, pure indigo warp and sulphur dyed weft. The Grand Indigo fabric is known for its ridiculous electric blue fading. The "Stealth Warrior" features small strips of leather sewn into the right back pocket, outlining Momotaro's iconic battle stripes. As the denim is worn the battle stripes will fade into the pocket.
As always with Momotaro, its the details that make the denim exceptional. The kangaroo leather patch is the first of its kind. All of the pockets are lined with hickory stripe chambray.
 The entire denim makes use of antique copper hardware. Hidden selvedge on the coin pocket is barely visible on the sides. Of course, the folklore-inspired pink inseam tops off the whole piece.
 Momotaro x Blue Owl "Stealth Warrior" Tapered 14.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM006-T. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro BOM006-T, click here.
 Momotaro x Blue Owl "Stealth Warrior" Skinny Straight 14.7oz Raw Selvedge - Model BOM006-S. Sizes 28-34, 36. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. $295. For more information on the Momotaro BOM006-S, click here.


9/06/2013

Naked & Famous Spring/Summer 2014 Preview Part 2: New Shirts!

Here we are with part two of our Naked & Famous Spring/Summer preview, this time with some awesome new shirts. The new patterns that we're getting this year look great in photos, and even better in person. The Naked & Famous shirting just gets better and better every season, these being some of the coolest patterns and best price points we've seen. The shirts are all nice, lightweight fabrics that will be both comfortable and eye catching for the sunny seasons.
Kimono Print # Motif. 6oz fabric with cool, vintage kimono detail. A beautiful, season-less pattern at an amazing price point. Regular Shirt.
Kimono Print Flower. 6oz fabric with a vibrant, modern kimono print. Astounding, bright pattern for only $115. Regular Shirt.
Brushed Twill Pale Blue. 5oz fabric in another great, season-less color. Regular Shirt.
Charcoal Air Twill. 4oz fabric that has been one of our most popular. Very breathable, light, and soft. Regular Shirt.

9/03/2013

Naked & Famous Spring/Summer 2014 Preview Part 1: New Denim!

As our summer in Seattle fades away to grey skies and rain, over here at Blue Owl we have a sneak peak at Naked & Famous' new fabrics that we're happy to share. Their collection for this coming year is another case of their ingenuity and bold creativity that we've all come to expect. Here are a couple of our favorites that we're excited to carry for this Spring, first delivery expected in early December:
Deep Indigo Stretch Selvedge. Very soft, comfy, 11.5oz fabric that is stretchy while retaining the selvedge detail and strong contrast fading (similar to the 100% cotton deep indigo). Super Skinny Guy, Skinny Guy, and Weird Guy.
Red Stretch Selvedge. Very bright, vibrant color that is perfect for sunny months. Super Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.
White/Black Selvedge. A white warp with black weft selvedge denim that gives an amazing and unique look. The fabric has a grey speckle to it that hides dirt making it easier to wear than a standard all-white denim. Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.
Charcoal Selvedge. Charcoal warp with a white weft for a very cool grey we've never seen before. Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.
Lightweight Natural Indigo Selvedge. A light summery denim with a beautiful vintage color. Same fabric as the current 10oz Lightweight Selvedge, but in a natural indigo color. Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.
Heavy Soft Selvedge. A nice, heavy, 19oz denim that is very soft and comfortable on the inside. However, don't let "soft" fool you, the fabric is still very stiff! This heavy fabric will fade incredibly, and will most likely be our most popular of the coming collection. Skinny Guy, Weird Guy, and Slim Guy.
Wax Coated Selvedge. Regular 12.5oz indigo denim with a shiny wax coating. The wax coating will fade from a gloss to a matte over time. Skinny Guy and Weird Guy.
Green Weft Selvedge. Indigo warp with a green weft that creates a cool sea foam color on the surface. Yet another denim to add to Naked & Famous' colored wefts collection! Weird Guy.