2014/10/10

CHAD ON TOUR


Wow, everything is packed for my trip to the States, hope I packed the right gear this time
Tomorrow I will fly to LA to visit Rosebowl Fleamarket on Sunday.
C U on the other side

2014/10/08

A GARAGE LOFT BY BRICKS AMSTERDAM











No this ain't in the hipster arena of Brooklyn or somewhere in Manhattan, this is Amsterdam.
This old garage in Amsterdam was turned in to a loft by BRICKS Amsterdam.

After several years of experience as a designer for the renowned Kelly Hoppen, James van der Velden set up shop in Amsterdam in 2010. BRICKS Amsterdam emanates the perfect blend of his artistic upbringing and his love for design, resulting in a distinct style. By combining classical elements with a broad contemporary approach, it can be described as ‘Timeless Eclecticism’.

2014/10/06

WOOLRICH FLAGSHIP STORE NEW YORK












Woolrich opened it's first North American flagship store in New York, located at 125 Wooster Street in the Soho neighborhood. The two-level flagship carries men’s and women’s clothing and accessories but also the men’s collection of Woolrich Woolen Mills.
The Soho flagship is designed as a contemporary retrospective of the company’s 184-year history. Vintage items from the original Pennsylvania mill, including wool-production tools, swatch cards, catalogues and various garments from the historical Woolrich archive, decorate the space.
The 1,400-square foot ground floor features antique windows and furniture, recovered from an old hardware store, while the 500-square-foot basement level is designed as a contemporary “Woolrich Men’s Club” which will double as an event space.
The ground floor highlights the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. collection―notably, the full range of iconic Arctic Parkas which is finally available in the U.S., the basement level will house the brands’ made-in-America product, including blankets and bags and the Mark McNairy-designed Woolrich Woolen Mills collection.

2014/10/05

THE BIG WAVE - INSPIRATIONAL ART








Meet Mr. Katsushika Hokusai, the inspirational artist for Gant Rugger Pre Fall 14 collection and the Barbour X White Mountaineering Spring 1025 collection.

Katsushika Hokusai, born as the story goes on October 31, 1760 (exact date questionable). He was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker. He was influenced by such painters as Sesshu, and other styles of Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, which includes the internationally recognized print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.

Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji. It was this series, specifically The Great Wave print and Fuji in Clear Weather, that secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas. 

2014/10/01

I WANT YOU AND I WANT YOU NOW!











US Navy recruitment posters are as old as the USA. Famous artists like J.C. Leyendecker made this patriotic art, with brave man fighting for their country and seeing the world. The colors of those posters are mostly done in red, white and blue referring to the colors of the flag.
Unfortunately are those recruitment posters of all time even today, they are more necessary then ever. It's a scary situation out there.

2014/09/29

NIGEL CABOURN - THE LONDON ARMY GYM









Nigel Cabourn opened his first standalone UK and European flagship store in London on 25th September. Taking residence in 28 Henrietta Street, in the heart of Covent Garden, Nigel Cabourn brings his retail concept, The Army Gym, to the capital from Japan where there are currently six stores across the country.
With over 40 years experience in menswear, Nigel is recognised worldwide as an iconic British designer and his innovative approach to design will be reflected in the aesthetic of his London Army Gym.  Featuring a reclaimed wooden floor and stripped back walls to reveal the original brickwork and timbers, the space is flooded with light via huge sash windows that look out onto the grounds of St Paul’s Church.  
The interior fittings will reflect Nigel’s passion for vintage, military and exploration memorabilia and will provide customers with the ultimate Cabourn experience showcasing, under one roof, Nigel’s British, Japanese and women’s collections and selected collaborations.
(pics via Selectism)
Nigel Cabourn – The Army Gym: 28 Henrietta Street, London WC2E

2014/09/27

BEAMS+ FRISCO IVY - FALL/WINTER 2014















The lookbook of Beams+ shows us how to be Preppy 2.0

San Francisco, CA is known as a port city in the US west coast that fostered rich culture with its liberal atmosphere. The Beat Generation in the 1950’s, the Summer of Love in the 60’s, and the Backpacker Boom in the 70’s are some examples. San Francisco made them realized by accepting various people from different backgrounds. Today, San Francisco bay area hosts many I.T and high-tech companies and entrepreneurs from all over the states. On the other hand, the city still has classic charm of the authentic American traditional style, as well. The men’s store “Cable Car Clothiers” has been loved by the locals since 1939 and they wear tweed jackets in the chilly morning.
In this season, BEAMS PLUS presents the collection that focuses on the diversity of San Francisco, the city that values both liberal ideas and old traditions. The brand has updated American traditional styles again by using nostalgic outdoor details, hippy style patchwork, and advanced fabrics.