Feature | New Balance Connoisseur

Wednesday October 01, 2014

The New Balance Fall 2014 Made in USA collection pays tribute to Great American Novels and the authors who wrote them. The collection captures the essence of Americana themes of westward expansion, New York City, the sea and the battlefield. These themes were muses for many iconic authors and key touches of each inspiration are showcased through unique materials, colors and details.

The 574, 990, and 1300 all appear in typically fall-appropriate, refined colorways, constructed to the highest standards in the USA.

Connoisseur Authors 574 - Moby Dick

The 574 pays tribute to Herman Melville’s timeless story of good vs evil. The classic suede/mesh New Balance silhouette features a glow-in-the-dark “N” logo, “USA” heel stitching, and outsole. The details feature distinct accents reminiscent of the sea.

Connoisseur Authors 990 – Catch 22

Based on the the novel by Joseph Heller, the 990 captures the essence of military life and the adrenaline of the battlefield with colors reminiscent of bomber jackets and fighter jets. The sneaker features high-quality suede and mesh and a Vibram outsole, plus an airplane graphic on the insole that further hints at the inspiration.

Connoisseur Authors 1300 – Moby Dick

Another one inspired by Herman Melville’s classic tale, the 1300 is a sneaker with a story and style. On the outside you’ll find a mix of premium nubuck leather and mesh, and on the inside you’ll find even more details that hint at its maritime muse. The classic NB silhouette features dark grey nubuck leather with teal accents that recall seafaring tales. On the inside, a scrimshaw printed insole exemplifies the inspiration behind the shoe.

Gastown Shop Hop

Wednesday October 15, 2014

 

As part of a neighbourhood that is consistently named one of the most unique and stylish in the world, we've always been proud to call Gastown our home, and on Thursday, October 16, we'll be joining other local shops and restaurants for the twice-yearly Gastown Shop Hop celebrations. For one day only, we'll be offering up to 30% off on new fall merchandise.

Our doors will be open until 9pm on that day, so there will be plenty of time to drop by the shop to grab a deal. If you can't come by in person, use the code F14-SHOP-HOP online from now until midnight (PST) on Thursday to make sure you don't miss out on this exclusive one day offer.

*Cannot be applied to previous purchases. Excludes Sacai and previously discounted merchandise.

Spotlight | Globe Style

Tuesday October 14, 2014

Roden Gray co-owner Rob Lo featured in this months Globe and Mail "Globe Style Advisor". Looking fresh as always my man! 

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Locals | Ryan Willms

Thursday October 02, 2014

Since the beginning Inventory has been a learning experience. In the world of menswear, where authenticity, heritage brands, and trends have become number one, Inventory has emerged as a core leader in its media, and the team should definitely be very proud of what they’ve accomplished. Being named 30 under 30 in 2013 by BC Business and Marketing Magazine, Ryan Willms should be a familiar name as the CEO and editor-in-chief of Inventory, a 200 plus page bi-annual magazine known unofficially as “the independent menswear bible”. We sat down with Ryan to talk about his side of the story and what he’s been up to other than Inventory.

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Coming Soon | Buscemi

Friday October 03, 2014

Coming soon to Roden Gray is American shoe label Buscemi. With a long history in sneaker and streetwear apparel, designer Jon Buscemi created his eponymous line of well-made sneakers and leather goods based on a high-end fantasy and luxury lifestyle, much like the famous Hermés Birkin Bag that inspired his most popular design. Extremely high quality materials and Italian hand craftsmanship make up the backbone of the label, while the signature heel handle and padlock details on the classic 100mm high top sneaker add to its unique appeal.

Watch the video to hear Jon Buscemi talk about his passion for the brand and get an inside look at the handcrafted details that go into every pair. Be sure to check back here for news about arrivals in the coming months.