All the latest Blue Blue Japan attire that just hit Unionmade is blowing my mind and quite possibly my bank account. From the U, “BLUE BLUE KOBE, opened in Kobe prefecture Western Japan in 1990. Over the past 22 years BLUE BLUE has opened stores in harbor towns including Hakata, Kokura (both in southern Japan Kyushu area) and Yokohama. Founded on the brand’s love for the indigo color and denim craftsmanship, the Blue Blue collection is a range of beautifully made and dyed clothing in natural fibers, unique fabrics and artisan wash processes.”
Head over to Unionmade for more.
That time of the year to break back out the washed denim (even though I technically never really put it away). If you’re looking for a great pair and like ‘em slim and selvedge, I highly recommend Baldwin’s Henley. I have a pair from their first run back in ’11 and have been loving them ever since.
Currently in stock at Need Supply.
Spring may be coming but don’t think that means you don’t need a black button up shirt. You do. Take a look at the Assemblage below to find one you can call your own. Click out on the titles for further details and purchase info.
I don’t wear leather jackets because #1. I’m not that cool and #2. where I live is too hot. If I was brave enough and could procure some quality deodorant, this Adams Jacket from Billy Reid would get some major consideration.
I mean sure, the torso area is pretty short and if you’re tall it’d be more like a leather belly-jacket but that just gives you more incentive to get your ab game strong for spring time. And it comes with complementary delivery but if you’ve got 1500$ to drop on a jacket, shipping costs probably aren’t on your radar.
Info at Billy Reid.
Just put my feet back into these Birkenstocks from NS and it’s been awhile but these damn German clogs are precisely as I remember them from twelve years ago. And while I can’t say exactly why I’ve returned to the epitome of flower child footwear after all these years, I am glad to have them back in my shoe squad.
And now I have something else in common with my mother-in-law, who lives and dies by the B-stocks. But keep your eyes open, as if I start blogging about Coldwater Creek, please call for help.
Boston Tobacco Birks at Need Supply.
Nigel’s gear is always rad and somehow riddled with both peculiar and practical details but part of me wants this damn garment to make its mind up of whether it’s a shirt or a jacket (or indigo or camo for that matter). I guess bi-polar shirt-jackets are dope but I’m waiting on my boy Nigel to drop some schizophrenic underwear-pants conveniently named, “Commando Trousers.”
From End, “Inspired by pieces from his personal collection of original military clothing, which numbers over 4000 rare pieces, the Classic Shirt Jacket like everything in Nigel Cabourn’s Authentic collection is designed with particular reverence to authentic details. Constructed from a lightweight cotton canvas, this incredible respect for the production techniques of the past extends into this jackets authentic details, such as detachable buttons, utilitarian pocket set up and archive camouflage print.”
More info and photos at End.
These Indy’s are named after Union Hill, a historic neighborhood in Richmond that has a mix of antebellum, Victorian, classical revival, and modern architecture. I’m named after the movie, Jeremiah Johnson, a 1972 western where Robert Redford plays a jaded veteran of the Mexican War who retreats to the mountains only to find shit go down with a bunch of Native Americans. It’s suppose to be some kind of true story based on some dude named Liver-Eating Johnson, which is appropriate, since I love foie gras.
From NS, “Alden’s signature “Indy” Work Boot, made exclusively for Need Supply Co. Hand crafted from smooth tan colored suede, with a double oak tanned leather outsole and a natural storm welt Goodyear stitching.”
More photos and info at Need Supply.