2/27/2014

Introducing Studio D'artisan!


Today we'd like to formally introduce and welcome Studio D'artisan to the Blue Owl Family! Studio D is a humorous brand that uses pigs as its mascot, but takes quality clothing seriously. The Studio was founded in 1979, in reaction to the decreasing quality of jeans and the chemical wash craze that was sweeping the denim world. During this time Studio D worked with and competed against the others of the "Osaka 5" to create the perfect jean. Holding true to the roots of the denim they were nostalgically trying to recreate, Studio D never compromised on the quality of material and construction. They used red selvedge denim, real copper rivets, replica fits, and a patch with two pigs trying to tear a pair of jeans apart in homage to Levi's classic jean. In 1986 Studio D released its own original fit, the DO-1. While their devotion to vintage methods was not popular at first, Studio D continued with the same attitude to protect the meaning behind their "Artisan Workshop".

In the 30 years since their creation studio Studio D'artisan has never shifted their focus from the details of construction and material. By employing the same factory since its founding, they have developed a close relationship with the craftsmen that create their products, and have the ability to command fine detail on their exceptional handmade garments. Their continuing policy which does not tolerate compromise on fabric, hardware, or sewing creates some of the finest Japanese denim in the world.

Despite a Levi lawsuit that forced them to change their patch (which now shows the pigs trying to pull apart Mt. Fuji), Studio D still commands the same respect in the international market that it has since the 90's. Studio D will be arriving and go online later this week! To start off we're getting their 103 Tapered fit, 107 Skinny Fit, and 106 hybrid skinny/taper in a nice, solid, 15oz unsanforized fabric. The picture above is a well-worn 103. Check the blog later this week for details on the denim!

Spellbound Loopwheel Hoodies and Shawl Collar Cardigans

Our first new items from Spellbound in quite a while have finally come around! To start off we have four wonderful loopwheel sweaters. The fit and color on all of these are great, not to mention the incredible fabric and high quality Japanese construction. If you're looking for a nice medium weight sweater, all four are killer options.

Spellbound Loopwheel Shawl Cardigan in Grey. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $245. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Loopwheel Shawl Cardigan in Cream. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $245. For more information, click here.

The shawl collar fit is perfect for a relaxed look. Both colors are great shades that will match with just about anything.

The cardigan features two handwarmer pockets and large high quality buttons.

Extremely soft and comfortable loopwheel fabric that is still durable and will give you a sweater with years of life.

Spellbound Loopwheel Hoodie in Grey. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $245. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Loopwheel Hoodie in Cream. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $245. For more information, click here.

The draw string in the hood is sewn straight down to the top of the brim, meaning the string will never get lost. As with the cardigan, both colors are perfect shades.

Two handwarmer pockets on the hoodie, with ribbed cuffs and waistline. The zipper has two pulls and a vintage look that matches the fabric.

Extremely soft and comfortable loopwheel fabric that is still durable and will give you a sweater with years of life.

2/26/2014

Spellbound Restocks: Shirts and Denim!

Spellbound's Spring/Summer '14 delivery has just arrived! We are very excited to see all of the new items and a lot of returning items which are from the Spellbound's "Basics Line" which are made every season. We've got restocks on the most popular items from the label: The oxfords, chambray, and denim shirts, and their one wash selvedge denim. All are available online now!

Spellbound Washed Cotton Premium Oxford Button Down in Light Blue. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $195. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Washed Cotton Premium Oxford Button Down in Off White. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $195. For more information, click here.

Spellbound "Aged" Selvedge Chambray Long Sleeve Work Shirt in Indigo. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $210. For more information, click here.

Spellbound 6oz Denim Western Long Sleeve Work Shirt in Indigo. 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $215. For more information, click here.

Spellbound 14oz Raw Selvedge Slim Straight Denim in Deep Indigo (One Wash). 100% cotton, made in Japan. Sizes 28, 30, 32, 34. $215. For more information, click here.

2/25/2014

Naked & Famous Restocks: Core Denim, Chinos, Kimono Print Shirts

Five huge boxes from Canada just came through our doors! Some denim and chinos we've been missing for a while are now back in stock. In addition, we've received restocks of two of the new Kimono Print shirts. These are killer patterns, and have been very popular in store! For a full list of restocked items check out the list below.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 15oz Deep Indigo Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $165. for more information on the Deep Indigo Selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 15oz Deep Indigo Selvedge Denim. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36, 38. $165. for more information on the Deep Indigo Selvedge, 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 "Skinny 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 skinny guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Super Skinny 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 super skinny guy LHT, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Sulphur Dyed Black 14oz Selvedge. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $165. For more information on the N&F solid black click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" 10oz selvedge duck in vintage khaki brown. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $145. For more information on the Naked & Famous skinny guy selvedge duck in khaki brown, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Dirty Fade 14.5oz Indigo Selvedge denim. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" Dirty Fade 14.5oz Indigo Selvedge denim. 100% cotton, made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $158. For more information, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 13oz selvedge chino in khaki. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $150. For more information on the N&F weird guy selvedge chino, click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" 12oz Selvedge Chino in Black. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $150. For more information on the Weird Guy Black Chino click here.

Naked & Famous "Weird Guy" Vintagecast Broken-Twill 12.5oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $155. For more information on the N&F weird guy vintagecast selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous "Skinny Guy" Vintagecast Broken-Twill 12.5oz selvedge denim in indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes 28-34, 36. $155. For more information on the N&F skinny guy vintagecast selvedge, click here.

Naked & Famous 6oz "Regular Shirt" Kimono Flower Print. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $115. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. For more information, click here.

Naked & Famous 6oz "Regular Shirt" Kimono Hash Motif Print. 100% cotton, made in Canada. $115. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. For more information, click here.

2/24/2014

Big John Chambray Shorts


In preparation for the warmer months Big John has shipped us these lightweight chambray shorts! The cotton/linen blend make for a very breathable yet sturdy fabric. Available in three colors: Black, Navy, and White.

Big John Chambray Shorts in Black. 65% cotton, 35% linen. Made in Japan. $150. For more information on the Chambray Short, click here.

Big John Chambray Shorts in Navy. 65% cotton, 35% linen. Made in Japan. $150. For more information on the Chambray Short, click here.

Big John Chambray Shorts in White. 65% cotton, 35% linen. Made in Japan. $150. For more information on the Chambray Short, click here.

Custom branded metal button at the top of the fly, and high quality finishing on the waistband.

High quality plastic buttons on lower fly. Fastening button on inside of fly to maintain shape.

Metal buttons on back pocket. Inset pockets for clean look.

2/23/2014

Big John KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket


Big John's Spring/Summer season has arrived here at Blue Owl! First up is their incredible KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket. KURO2 (61B) is Big John's original 12oz sanforized selvedge black indigo overdyed denim. Unlike regular black denim, the warp yarn in this fabric is dyed in indigo before it is dyed in black Sulphur dye. In addition, a special dye was used on the weft yarns allowing it to fade at the same rate as the warp yard. The jacket is a throwback to Levi's vintage type 3 design, with some choice details that make this a really exceptional piece.

Big John KURO2 Type 3 Denim Jacket. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large. $295. For more info on the KURO2 Jacket, click here.

Custom branded full metal buttons, with a selvedge detail on the inside of the cuff.

Selvedge runs down the inside of the jacket on both sides.

The vintage style back cinch makes slimming the jacket simple.

Big John Large Cotton Scarves with Leather Strap


Our final item in Big John's Spring/Summer collection are the discharge print long scarves! Using Japanese fabrics and some killer patterns, these are some of our favorite scarves in the Workshop. The fabric is a great light weight for summer.

All scarves come with a small leather strap that can be used as either a bracelet, or as a western-style tie fastener on the scarf.


Big John Large Cotton Scarf with Leather Strap in Geometric Flowers Print. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $90. For more information, click here.


Big John Large Cotton Scarf with Leather Strap in Floral Print. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $90. For more information, click here.


Big John Large Cotton Scarf with Leather Strap in Foliage Print. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $90. For more information, click here.


Big John Large Cotton Scarf with Leather Strap in Navy Dots. 100% cotton, made in Japan. $90. For more information, click here.