Monday, November 30, 2009


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
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.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Shoe/Boot Game

Common Projects
Rouge Gallery
Opening Ceremony

I used to be an avid sneaker collector but my taste has slowly matured with time. These are some of my favorite timeless essential shoes/boots that I think everyone needs in their closets. Notable's like the Common Projects, Yuketen and Rouge Gallery boots are so clean and constructed with the utmost quality.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Militant Gear has arrived

The new army gear is in. Time to get to work and rework these garments to fit proper. Check out the gortex sniper gloves. So dope.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Something you do not see everyday.

(photos by Jason Hornberger)

A Friend of mine just got back from the Himalayas base camp hike. They celebrated his grandma's 75th birthday at the tallest mountain base on earth (5400m). Just really makes ya think.

Pep the kids looking fresh with Moc's on the mountain tops.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Insight into what we do daily.

This is what we do. We take things from scratch and turn them into hand worked garments for you. Jackets on average depending on details and materials take anywhere from 12-18 hrs to construct. This is a custom wool jacket we are working on for the winter, which hopefully does not arrive anytime soon. But just in case it does the jacket will be ready.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Website is up

Our website is now up and running. Looks real clean.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Childhood Games

The NYC HandBallers from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

Its Crazy when I was younger I remember playing hand ball avidly. I use to wonder if one day it were possible to ever becoming a recognized sport. This Video is mad cool and these people have taken a childhood game above and beyond.

Dj Pump and Wax Romeo.

Pump and Romeo start their monthly event at local 522 on 6th Ave in CGY tonight. With the mix they dropped it seems like it could be a fresh change of 80's Disco Funk in CGY. Check the link below to listen to the mix.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New goods

Freshly Created. Enjoy.

Keys N Krates Defined provides an insightful interview really explaining the depth of KnK and the "live remix". These Fellow Canadians are most definitely worth checking out for their innovative approach. Not sure when they will be back in our city as they continue to grow so make sure when they do touch down you go and see their incredible live performance.

Check the links below to find them and records available for downloading.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Maestro Knows NYC EDITION (Jonathan Mannion)

Maestro Knows - NYC Edition (Jonathan Mannion) from Maestro Knows on Vimeo.

A very insightful episode that takes you behind the scenes with probably the most relevant photographer in hiphop. I need to get a Polaroid camera real fast.

Cool Chair

I was doing my daily internet read's and I came across this chair. I think its a real cool chair so I thought I would share it with you. Enjoy.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Varsity (Letterman) Jackets

(via. Supreme)
Wings & Horns
(via. Haven)
(via. Nonnative)
(via. Farinellis)

Our Version:

What began as and continues to be a representation of high school and college student's pride in their school and team, the Varsity Jacket displays personal achievements in athletics, academics and other school activities. The letter of the schools initial(s) is emblazoned on the left breast of what is usually a wool jacket with leather sleeves and a band collar.
With such distinction attached to the Varsity Jacket, mens wear lines throughout the years have sought to emulate the classic design.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Custom Made Vintage Leather Jacket

This is a custom made vintage leather jacket we had done for someone a while back. All the leather is recycled so if you are looking for something slightly more "green" we got it. We also do complete custom pieces. If you need something to keep ya warm for the cold winter knocking on the door, get at us.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Store Concept pt.2

For those of you who have not seen what the store looks like, here it is. One side is strictly used for production of different samples and garments while the other side acts as a space for us to showcase our product.