Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas/Boxing Day

Hopefully everyone had a fun filled Christmas with food, friends and the family.

We wanted to invite you to our BOXING DAY SALE 30-70% off all merchandise*. ONE DAY ONLY. OPEN TILL 7.

*APC denim and Inventory Magazine not included in sale.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What we do

video

Check out the short video done by Vicki Chau on the Songkla Reopening Night. Giving Insight to what we do and strive to create.

Check out more of her work below.

Small Town DJ's Best:09

Check out Calgary's own Small Town Dj's Best of 09 Mix.

Forever Young



Check out Hov's Varsity Jacket. Great to see the Canadian Brand and Jacket getting continued exposure. Maybe Hov will want our new colour way varsity for his next video? Stay tuned for the new colour way to come.......

Visvim Deck Shoe and Spring/Summer Sneak Peak




The new Visvim deck shoe. Visvim continues to provide quality constructed pieces with a minimalist approach. Although their website is primarily in Japanese it is still worth a visit. A sneak peak into the spring/summer collection via Inventory Magazine.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Watch this. (Martin Greenfield)

Lessons from a Tailor. Directed by Galen Summer from Ed David on Vimeo.

This video is worth the watch. This guy has done production for Band of Outsiders and Rag and Bone to name a few. "does he have a belly. Some have belly's" awesome.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Something Different

An event of thoughtful expressions. Should be something fresh to Calgary and worth checking it out.

Fresh from the Factory





As previously posted, we were working on some new button-downs. With a little extra tweaking on the pattern work, the Red Wool Plaid & Grey Cotton Flannels are finally here and they look great. There are very limited size runs so come pick one up before they're gone. Hurry!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Finally we can all live like hobbits.













Ive always wanted to live in a hobbits house like bilbo's house in lord of the rings and now (SeARCH and CMA architects) have made it possible.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Truth Mix

Just in time for the holidays, Calgary's own Dj Pump has graciously provided us with something to Jam to over the holidays. If you into the music and planning to party this NYE in Calgary check out their event happening at the Calgary Tower. Should be pretty dope.







Tuesday, December 15, 2009

WhiteOut Sale



White Out Sale on from December 18th-20th. Drop in to receive 15%-30% off all merchandise (except APC denim) to help ease the winter blues and your holiday budgets! Open late until 9pm December 18th.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Anvil The Movie





Anvil is a great documentary about two dudes who stuck too it. These Canadian rock dudes are still touring and rocking out after their 14th album! Get your hands on this documentary and check it out.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Inventory Magazine




We're proud to be carrying the inaugural issue of Inventory Magazine. This Vancouver based magazine started out as an online magazine (formerly known as H(Y)R Collective) and with it's debut in hardcopy it has become a lifestyle guide for many a men. There are tons of great photos and articles featuring quality garments and the artisans behind them.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A.P.C. Washed Black Selvage Denim




We just received a shipment of APC denim just in time for Christmas. This shipment consists of the washed black selvage in both new standard and petite standard models. We also restocked the raw indigo selvage in all models. Perfect for the holiday season.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Brooklyn Clock Tower Penthouse






A friend of mine recently sent this to me and then I came across it again and realized how much it costs. This place is a clock tower/apartment and is a 6400 sqft tri-plex. For 25 Million dollars you will be sure to never sleep in again.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

1st One Done






Here's a sneak peek at the Mananoshe Gombe coat. One done, now just gotta do the other sizes.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Brrr.


We knew the snow would come. But we did not know it would come this hard. Luckily we got the right gear to keep you warm. Come grab the new duffle coats, melton wool bomber or maybe a military parka to keep ya warm.

Stay safe and keep warm. Extra 10 mins is really not worth it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Maestro Pays Homage to the 13th Witness

Maestro Knows - NYC Edition (13th Witness) from Maestro Knows on Vimeo.


I've always enjoyed Maestro and the 13th Witness. I like the style and rawness of what they do and most of the time take interest in the subject matters or topics which they choose to discuss.

Take a look.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mananoshe Melton Wool Gombe Coat


I'm drafting the pattern for this coat today. Available in either black or gray melton wool with cowhide accents and wood toggles. These will all be constructed in-house and very limited. Expect them to be on the racks in a couple of weeks (depending on how fast I cut/sew).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eh Team DJ New Mixtape


Super duper...............dope.

Custom Work Completed




A week ago I posted some pic's of work in progress on a new custom wool jacket that was being constructed and worked on. Take a look at the final product. Come by and get your self a one of one.

BreakBot







As mentioned a few of us were in the beautiful rainy city of Vancouver this past weekend. Some of us were there to work more than play, and vice versa but I won't name names. haha. Who am i kidding,I was there to mainly PLAY! But I'm making up for it by working my fingers to the bone braiding leather for some upcoming winter coats...keep a look out for them! Back to the point though. We did manage to get together for drinks & a few rounds of old school Big 2 and then party it up at Shine. Being the Ed Banger groupies that some of our friends are, we specifically came out this weekend to bow down and get down to the newest genius added to the Ed Banger fam, BREAKBOT. The show did not let us down, between chillin behind the dj booth and getting to see Breakbot work his magic up close and being a midst the great energy of the crowd we had a crazy crazy good time. The boys were thrilled to exchange a few appreciative words with Breakbot, who has been regarded as the best producer of 2009 to electro fans and artists alike. Somehow after the excitement of the night we managed to stumble back to the hotel to enjoy the most amazing pipin' hot veggie pizza and ohh was it ever goooood. What a weekend. Enjoy a Breakbot video! And as a plus I've added on another Ed Banger artist video...Uffie > i heart her steeze.




Monday, November 30, 2009

Reworked




I've been continuously working on jackets and coats for the last few weeks, so I needed to do something different once I got home from work. I figured I'd change up these Gram 401 shoes as I haven't been able to wear them much. The shoes were cut along the original seam line and hand sewn back with wax thread. The lockstitch used is pretty secure so these won't be falling apart any time soon. I prefer the slimmer profile and it gives it almost a moccasin appearance. If you're crafty and bored I suggest reworking some items in your closet. It's recession friendly.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Past Weekend in Vancouver.

Phnom Phen
Breakbot
20$ bottle of ice tea (homewerx)


Just got back from Vancouver yesterday and it was a jam packed two days. Vancouver has come along way since the last time I visited. Gastown has really come to form and reminded me a lot of NYC. I got a chance to check out the inventory launch party which was real cool. It is great to see fellow Canadians making such big strides in the Americano Streetwear culture/industry. The magazine was very insightful and definitely worth picking up. As the city of Vancouver has grown and matured so has the number of individual boutique shops each offering distinctive brands. I've listed a few that really caught my eye.

Hopefully we will be able to see some of the Mananoshe collection reach the west coast in the upcoming year.