New Arrival | R13

Tuesday March 24, 2015

R13, an elevated denim-driven brand debuted in the Fall of 2009 in NYC. The men's collection was recently relaunched in 2012 and we love what we saw for this season.

For Spring 2015, the collection has focused on denim only. R13 is the first denim brand utilizing stretch denim into its handcrafted, artisanal jeans. The jeans are made from luxe Italian and Japanese denim and produced in Italy. Here are the two of the three styles that we've brought in for this season: 

 

Shop the R13 Collection here.

 

Highlight | Alden x Roden Gray

Tuesday March 24, 2015

 

Alden has been hand-crafting footwear since 1884 - that's 131 years and going strong for the New England bootmaker. We kept this fact in mind and here we have, a restock of the branded collaboration with the venerable company. While Vancouver is still relatively young, our store in the city's oldest neighbourhood provided the inspiration for the shoes and boots made expressly for Roden Gray. 

Deighton Chromexcel Work Boot
Named for "Gassy" Jack Deighton, Gastown's most famous barkeep and the namesake of the neighbourhood itself, our collaboration boot is built on Alden's Trubalance last out of beautiful and sturden Horween chromexcel leather. It features a Goodyear welted double oiled sole for superior performance on rainy spring days, plus speed hooks and a pull strap for easy wearing.

Byrnes Chromexcel Butcher
The Byrnes Block sits at the corner of Carrall St. and Water St. and was originally the site for the Alhambra hotel but now houses Six Acres, Pekinpah, and Roden Gray. As timeless as the building we call home, these bluchers are made from Horween Chromexcel leather so they'll take a beating and look all the better for it. These bad boys are built on the Barrie last.

 

Shop the Alden Collection Here.

 

Guide | Feit Shoe Care

Tuesday March 24, 2015

 

All Feit shoes have leathers that are sourced form Italian tanneries and most are vegetable dyed. Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using tannis and other ingredients found in vegetable matter such as tree bark, wood, leaves, fruit and roots.

To clean, use a soft clean brush or rag. If they don't do the trick you can try an eraser. Since all FEIT Shoes are made using Hand Sewn Goodyear construction, this means that all shoes can be resoled by a good shoe repair. 

Cleaning white is always a challenge. Prevention is better than cure. So use a quality leather protector. Spray lightly, allow to dry and repeat.

 

 

Shop Feit Shoes here.

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New Arrivals | Nanamica Spring Summer 2015

Tuesday March 17, 2015

 

This Japanese brand has impressed us every season while staying true to its philosophy of offering everyday wear with high functionality. Known for their expertise in the use of GORE-TEX fabrics, the brand continues to lead the movement of incorporating highly technical garments with seemingly classic silhouettes. Here's a preview of what we've received:

 

Shop the Nanamica collection here.

In-Store Exclusive | Monocle X Rimowa

Thursday March 12, 2015

The Cabin Multiwheel is ideal for a weekend getaway or an overnighter for an important meeting. Rimowa is better known for its line of aluminum cases, the Monocle editions are adapted from its Salsa Collection, allowing you to travel in style and look the business, while the polycarbonate it is made from is supremely durable and lightweight.

Finishing details include matching wheels and a special Monocle x Rimowa leather luggage tag. The luggages are available for pre-order now via in-store or e-mail: info@rodengray.com

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In-store Exclusive | Givenchy Pre-Spring 2015

Tuesday February 24, 2015

 

The Givenchy Pre-Spring Collection is a continuation and evolution of the fall and winter seasons including basketball, Bauhaus inspiration, street tailoring and prints (paisley and butterflies).

Paisley - a specific curled leaf/tear drop design, originated in middle-eastern countries over 2,000 years ago. It was brought back to Europe in the 17th century by British colonialists, and then appeared again in the 19th century when a Scottish town named Paisley started making fabrics with its own version of the pattern.

Here's a small preview of what just launched at the store today.

 

Now Hiring | PT Position

Tuesday February 24, 2015

 

We are now hiring for Part Time positions. Potential recruits should have the following qualities and skills:

  • Familiarity, interest and passion in Roden Gray brands and culture.
  • Customer service experience
  • Detail oriented
  • Flexible schedule
  • Interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills

If you are interested, please apply in store at 8 WATER STREET or online by sending your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@rodengray.com with subject: RG RECRUIT

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