9/26/2015

New Naked & Famous Exclusive: 10oz Selvedge Duck Canvas Jacket!


We've got a new item from Naked & Famous this season that you won't find anywhere else. The 10oz Selvedge Duck Canvas fabric has been a staple for Naked & Famous for years now, and we're happy to introduce to you this limited edition jacket, made from the very same canvas fabric as before. This item is limited to 30 jackets, and cannot be produced again. For those of you unfamiliar with Naked & Famous' duck canvas fabric, the fabric is smooth and substantially easier to break in than most heavy-duty canvas jackets, all while maintaining the durability of a workable canvas jacket. Check out the details below and be sure to click on the link for more information/images.

Naked & Famous 10oz Selvedge Duck Canvas Jacket. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $180. For more information, click here.

The Naked & Famous Selvedge Duck Canvas Jacket uses the same Type-3 style construction as their popular Left Hand Twill Jacket that was released earlier in the year. It features two chest pockets (seen here) with button closure, and a genuine leather patch sewn into the interior of the jacket (pictured above).

Custom branded hardware can be found throughout the garment, including the chest pockets, sleeves, and placket.

Selvedge construction can also be found throughout the garment, seen here along the inside of the placket.

9/23/2015

N. Hoolywood Wool Chesterfield Coat


The third and final shipment from N. Hoolywood brings us the brand's incredible take on the classic Chesterfield Coat design. This piece is made from a super-fine wool that is incredibly soft and wearable from day one. The garment is detailed with a unique two-tone color design, raw edges and cuffs, and a single button closure, creating a unique and contemporary take on this traditional style. Check out the details below.

N. Hoolywood Wool Chesterfield Coat in Charcoal. 90% wool/10% nylon. Made in Japan. Sizes 36-44. $815. For more information, click here.

This take on the classic Chesterfield Coat uses a super-soft wool fabric that has been brushed on the interior, giving it an extremely comfortable feel from day one. The exterior of the fabric (seen here) is filled with hairy texture from the wool.

The jacket features a classic notch lapel design, and a two-tone color scheme that pairs a super versatile charcoal grey exterior color, with a sleek midnight blue color on the interior. This blue color can be found on the inverse side of the collar as well, providing a great pop of contrast in the event the collar is worn up.

The jacket features a formal single-button closure at the center of the coat. The garment also comes with extra buttons and fabric for repairs.

The jacket is detailed with raw edges throughout the garment, including the sleeves and down the center (seen here) of the coat. The rugged detailing on the traditional-style coat creates for an extremely unique and modern piece.

9/21/2015

New Reigning Champ Items: Mesh Fleece & Tiger Fleece!


Just in are the newest fall releases from Vancouver's Reigning Champ. This shipment brings us a brand new Mesh Fleece fabric, as well as the return of the famed Tiger Fleece fabric. The Mesh Fleece from Reigning Champ is offered in two styles, Crewneck and Zip Hoodie, and two colors, Asphalt and Black, and is a soft, lightweight fabric built from an extremely breathable mesh cotton. The garments are designed with a slightly elongated body, and a scalloped hem (in the case of the crewneck), for a more modern aesthetic. The Tiger Fleece, originally introduced by wings + horns and now part of the Reigning Champ collection exclusively, uses a slub knit fleece fabric that is roughly the same weight as Reigning Champ's mediumweight core pieces, but with substantially more texture. Check out the products below and be sure to click on the links for more details and images.

Reigning Champ Tiger Fleece Zip Hoodie in Black. 78% cotton/22% polyester. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $180. For more information, click here.

Reigning Champ Mesh Fleece Crewneck in Asphalt. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $130. For more information, click here.

Reigning Champ Mesh Fleece Crewneck in Black. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $130. For more information, click here.

Reigning Champ Mesh Fleece Zip Hoodie in Asphalt. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-L. $175. For more information, click here.

Reigning Champ Mesh Fleece Zip Hoodie in Black. 100% cotton. Made in Canada. Sizes S-XL. $175. For more information, click here.

9/19/2015

Tanner Goods "Voyager Daypack" & "Wilderness Rucksack" Now in Olive!


Two new releases are here just in time for fall. Tanner Goods now makes their popular "Wilderness Rucksack" and brand new "Voyager Daypack" in a beautiful olive green color. The packs use a 10oz Mil Spec cotton canvas for the majority of the bag, paired with Cambara English bridle leather, and solid brass hardware detailing throughout. Both items are made entirely in the Tanner Goods workshop in Portland, OR. Check out the details below.

Tanner Goods "Voyager Daypack" in Olive. 10oz Mil Spec Cotton Canvas, genuine leather details. Made in USA. One Size. For more information, click here.

Adjustable shoulder straps, made with a comfortable knit fabric designed to prevent the straps from stretching.

Leather handle, seen alongside brass hardware detailing.

Single strap closure of primary compartment, zipper closure on secondary external pocket.

Durable drawstring synch closure underneath backpack flap.

Tanner Goods "Wilderness Rucksack" in Olive. 10oz Mil Spec Cotton Canvas, genuine leather details. Made in USA. One Size. $425. For more information, click here.

Adjustable, felt-padded shoulder straps, designed for maximum durability and comfort.

Cambara English bridle leather used throughout bag. Seen here on the handle and shoulder straps.

Adjustable shoulder straps paired with solid brass hardware.

Double strap closure on face of bag.

Large central compartment, built with felted wool laptop sleeve and assorted compartments.

9/15/2015

Blue Owl Workshop Fall/Winter 2015 Style Guide


We are proud to introduce the Blue Owl Workshop Style Guide for Fall/Winter 2015. As part of our accompanying newsletter, we have highlighted a number of the newest additions to our shop, in a series of photos showing items worn and styled on the members of the Blue Owl Workshop team. We hope you enjoy our newest Style Guide for Fall/Winter 2015.

Vest: Spellbound | Shirt: Gitman Vintage | Jeans: Rogue Territory x Blue Owl Workshop | Boots: Oak Street Bootmakers | Socks: AnonymousIsm | Belt: Corter Leather | Bag: Tanner Goods

Sweater: Spellbound | Chinos: Momotaro | Sneakers: wings + horns | Socks: AnonymousIsm | Bracelet: Tanner Goods 

Sweater: N. Hoolywood | Sweatpants: wings + horns | Sneakers: wings + horns

Jacket: wings + horns | Shirt: N. Hoolywood | Jeans: Big John | Sneakers: wings + horns | Bag: Spellbound

Vest: Canada Goose | Sweater: Reigning Champ | Jeans: Japan Blue | Boots: Wolverine | Key Hook: Corter Leather

Jacket: Canada Goose | Shirt: Gitman Vintage | Jeans: Tellason | Boots: Oak Street Bootmakers | Bag: Tanner Goods | Belt: Tanner Goods

Sweater: N. Hoolywood | Shirt: wings + horns | Jeans: Forthcoming unreleased Japan Blue x Blue Owl Workshop | Sneakers: wings + horns | Hat: wings + horns | Socks: AnonymousIsm | Bag: Tanner Goods

9/14/2015

Brand Spotlight: N. Hoolywood


Nestled inside a humble building in Tokyo’s bustling shopping district of Shibuya lies the store Mister Hollywood, an ode to classic, vintage themes built around modern design. From the outside, the store resembles that of an old roadside motel just off the strip of Sunset Blvd., dressed in sun-aged paint and flickering string lights, fitting for a storefront with the given name. Inside, the stark contrast of white decor and black finish against exotic wood sets the stage for a surprisingly clean aesthetic and layout of clothes. This carefully crafted store design serves as the perfect visual metaphor for designer Daisuke Obana’s retro-inspired, modern-aesthetic, N. Hoolywood label.
Starting as a buyer of vintage clothes for a local boutique, and eventually the owner of vintage shop “Go-Getters,” Obana has been obsessed with vintage fashion since the mid 90s. This love eventually culminated in a trip to Los Angeles, for the sole purpose of buying vintage clothing. It is here that Daisuke Obana earned the nickname he proudly displays on his storefront, “Mister Hollywood.” In 2000, Obana took his passion one step further and created the N. Hoolywood collection. Derived from the words “Hollywood” and “hooligan,” Daisuke’s vision was to create a brand using the vintage themes he loves so much (Hollywood), built around a modern silhouette to better suit today’s fashion world (hooligan). Almost immediately the brand began to receive critical acclaim for their unique take on timeless pieces, and their willingness to use rare and unique fabrics typically suited for other garments. This recognition has brought Obana the opportunity to work on a number of high-profile collaborations with well over 20 companies, including Champion, Converse, and Levi’s. 

Beyond just the design of the garments, Daisuke has prided himself on developing functional pieces that can last well into the future, the same way that many of the timeless, vintage designs that inspired the N. Hoolywood brand have lasted. For this reason, all N. Hollywood pieces are made with the utmost attention to detail and craftsmanship, right in the heart of downtown Tokyo. This approach is seen throughout the fall/winter 2015 collection, in the form of heavy flannels and vintage-style wool crewnecks, that are designed to be worn until they too become vintage themselves. Check out the N. Hoolywood designer tab for more information, including the first batch of products from the fall/winter 2015 collection.

9/11/2015

Spellbound Fall/Winter 2015 Collection


If you haven't heard, flannel season is officially upon us. Here at our Seattle offices, we're extremely excited to finally wear some of the heavy duty shirts we've been thinking about all summer. But how do you make an already great flannel even better? Dye it indigo, of course. Thankfully, the crew at Spellbound has us covered. As the brother of Japanese label OMNIGOD, and part of the Domingo Ltd. dye house, Spellbound crafts high quality workwear-inspired garments, using natural indigo dyes and traditional dying techniques. This season, we're brought indigo-dyed flannels, as well as a denim vest made with Thinsulate interior lining, and an extremely unique denim origami bag. Check out the details below and be sure to click on the product links for more information.

Spellbound 6oz Slub Denim Thinsulate Vest in Deep Indigo. 100% cotton shell, 100% polyester lining. Made in Japan. Sizes 2-5. $365. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Lazer Burn Check Selvedge Flannel in Natural Indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 2-4. $235. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Yarn Dyed Selvedge Flannel in Natural Indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 2-5. $225. For more information, click here.

Spellbound Selvedge Origami Chambray in Indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. Sizes 2-5. $200. For more information, click here.

Spellbound 13oz Selvedge Origami Tote in Indigo. 100% cotton. Made in Japan. One Size. $175. For more information, click here.

9/09/2015

3 Ways to Get Ready for Football Season


We're now officially one day from kick-off to the 2015 NFL Season, and here in the Blue Owl Workshop offices, we couldn't be more excited. Whether it's playing in your flag football league, watching your favorite team at the local sports bar, or drafting your fantasy football team in hopes of avenging last season's 8th place finish (better get on that), football fever is among us, and this time on Sunday we'll be knee deep in Week 1 of the NFL season. To commemorate this occasion, we've put together three outfits that'll serve you well in whichever way you're celebrating over the next few weeks.

Playing:
Don't make the rookie mistake of wearing jeans you can't move in during your pick-up game this fall. Instead, opt for some stretch fabric for maximum mobility. In this case, we look to the Naked & Famous Slub Stretch fabric, which is the rare example of denim made with stretch fabric that not only has lots of texture, but ages incredibly well. On top of the jeans, throw on the wings + horns 1x1 Slub Henley. This henley comes in wings + horns' signature 1x1 Slub fabric, which is a lightweight fabric with tons of texture built in. The lightweight material makes it easy to push the sleeves up if you work up a sweat. Depending on your weather situation, you may need an extra layer, in which case we recommend the Hybridge Lite Vest from Canada Goose. This vest will provide you with the extra warmth you need, and is easy to remove if you get too warm. Finish things off with these Leather Low-Top Sneakers from wings + horns and go win yourself a Heisman Trophy.

Watching:
Whether you're at the stadium or watching the game at the local sports bar, you've got to make sure you come prepared for anything. That's why we recommend bringing some jeans that can take a beating, like the Unbranded 21oz, pictured here. At the modest price of $110, this super-heavyweight denim is built to withstand anything from a post-game celebration to spilled beer. You'll need easy access to your jersey of choice as well, which is why the Reigning Champ Zip Hoodie is the perfect layer. The midweight fabric provides plenty of warmth for your typical fall afternoon, and the double zipper make it extremely easy to take off upon entering a bar or your friend's house. Don't forget some boots that are not only durable, but extremely comfortable like the Oak Street Dainite Trench Boot, and a durable belt like this one from Tanner Goods. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, don't forget the Corter Leather Key Hook for all of your convenient beer and bottle opening needs.

Drafting:
The ultimate in leisure competitive sports, fantasy football has taken friend groups across America by storm. Dress for (leisurely) success and draft your team in style and comfort with this combination of N. Hoolywood Paneled Wool Crewneck Sweater and wings + horns Cabin Fleece Sweatpant. For ultimate luxury, complete this look with the wings + horns Leather Low-Top Slip-On just in case you need to step outside of the house for more snacks.