Focus | OAMC Outerwear

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Who says you can't find everything you need (and maybe more) in one jacket? The guys over at OAMC certainly don't. This season they've helpfully provided us with several multi-functioning outerwear options that are as useful and pragmatic as they are good-looking. Here we've highlighted two of our favourites.

The Director Coat

 

The Director Coat has so many hidden treasures, you could wear it for months and still keep finding different components that you never knew were there. With thirteen pockets in total, each dedicated to a specific purpose, you'll never want for functionality again. Tailored to match the particular needs of an on-set film director, this coat makes an ideal option for anyone whose daily life requires them to carry more than just your average phone and wallet, with slots for pens, tablets, notebooks, cameras, batteries, and almost anything else you might need. Add to that the durability of a 3L bonded knit jersey body, vegetable tanned leather sleeves, quilted lining, and top-of-the-line Riri zippers, and you've got the perfect utilitarian jacket for the modern urban man.

The Sport Parka

Made from an exclusive custom-printed Japanese poly/nylon heat bonded jersey, the Sport Parka is your everyday go-to parka. The water-resistant properties of the fabric will keep you dry, while the mesh lining will keep things breathable and light enough to pile on the layers underneath. But it's all the small details that really make it worth your while. The sleek, tonal hardware not only looks great, it also provides extra strength to the front handwarmer pockets and secure closings for the storm flap. The inner pocket features another smaller pocket inside that, perfectly sized to house and protect your mobile phone from the elements outside, and the outer pockets feature secure snap closings, hidden from view so as not to interrupt the clean lines of the silhouette.

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Feature | Fall Footwear

Wednesday November 12, 2014

|Feit Wool Hiker| Featuring a wool liner that ensures your feet remain warm regardless of the weather conditions you face. The seamless one-piece upper is made from a single piece of leather hand sewn at the heel. The shoe is left on the last for 10 days where light steam and humidity are used to tighten the leather to enhance shape and fit. They are dyed with natural pigments so the hide retains its natural state and ages richly over time. The sole construction features a Vibram Gumlight lugged outsole that is built to enhance secure walking.

|Alden All Weather Walker| With the Alden Scotch-grain calfskin All-Weather Walkers you’ll get a lifetime of comfort and classic looks. Designed in the 1940s, and made from Alpine grade calfskin, the shoes feature a crepe sole and hand-sewn leather tip. These are a premium pair of shoes that will go a long way in ensuring classic wear.

|Nonnative Dweller U-Tip Boots with GORE-TEX| Being waterproof is just one of the many feature that GORE-TEX has to offer. Superior breathability is also at the top of the list allowing your feet to stay cool in the summer, and warm in the winter months. These boots are the perfect all year boot, and with the soft crepe sole, an extremely comfortable boot for those long journeys. 

Feature | Fall Fabrics

Monday October 20, 2014

Fall is here in full force and winter will soon be upon us. We want to help you stay warm and dry this season, so we've put together a little guide to showcase some of the most useful fabrics for fall. Here are our 3 favourites for the transitioning stage of seasons.

Nonnative Labourer Vest + Moncler Norman Jacket

Nylon | Light but Strong
How much weight does it take to break apart this piece of fabric? 4.6kgs. Nylon is a strong synthetic alternative to silk, and actually took the place of it in many different products after silk became scarce during World War II. It replaced silk in many military applications, such as parachutes and flak vests, and in many types of vehicle tires at the time. Nylon may have waterproof and water resistant properties, or have zero porosity (will not allow air or water through), and is light in weight with a soft and silk-like texture.

Boglioli Moleskin Dover Jacket + Nonnative Dweller Moleskin Jean

Moleskin | Soft and Durable

Moleskin fabrics are great for the winter, as they retain heat well. The high cotton content means that they’re also very breathable, so they can pretty much be worn all in seasons. The thicker make up of moleskin makes it quite durable and hardwearing, but it's also very soft; perfect for the ups and downs of our busy lives.

 

The Elder Statesmen Picasso Sweater + Cross Herring Sweatpants

Cashmere | Warm and Light

Cashmere is obtained from highly sought-after goats that are specifically bred for their extremely soft, pale hair, which is eight times warmer than sheep’s wool, yet significantly lighter. It takes one Mongolian goat about four years to shed enough hair to make one cashmere sweater, which means that 100% cashmere of good quality should always be thought of as a worthy investment.

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 

The 574 pays tribute to the great American authors and their timeless classics. 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.