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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Brand Highlights | Save Khaki United

Friday February 20, 2015

 

A lifestyle brand emphasizing in comfort and fit, Save Khaki United products are everyday essentials: nothing is added without reason and the garments speak for themselves, avoiding gimmicks, trends and over-design.

Understated is the new modern, all of Save Khaki United products are made in the United States. The label was launched in 2006 by designer David Mullen with a mission to create some of the best basics on the market and focusing on soft and impeccably tailored garments, and to save - khakis, bringing it back to life after the peak of the wear of denim.

Their philosophy "less, but better" applies to the look and certainly the feel of the product. All fabrics are washed and dyed to the point of broken-in comfort, with a natural aesthetic reflected in the color palette, favoring subdued tones of washed blues, greys and earthy shades of khaki. The brand takes inspiration from classic workwear, translated into everyday wardrobe essentials.

 

 Shop Save Khaki United here.

Feature | Herschel Supply Co. | Bad Hills Collection

Tuesday February 17, 2015

 

The Spring 2015 Bad Hills Workshop Collection is both sophisticated and utilitarian. The Bad Hills Workshop is a creative space where progressive experimentation and refinement intersect. For this season, each beautifully structured silhouette is cast in supple black pebbled leather with striking polished silver Swiss Riri zippers.

In the duffle Range, the barrel style Sutton Mid redefines daily portable storage, while the Novel weekender unites generous volume with the convenience of Herschel Supply's innovative shoes pocket. Crafted beautifully with the Alexander tote, the use of premium leather offering complements the elegantly articulated drop handles. Each piece is also subtly detailed with a debossed classic Herschel Supply logo. 

 

Shop the Bad Hills Collection

Locals | Garret "GMAN" Louie | Pt. II

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Since 1990, Garret Louie aka GMAN has been marketing and promoting some of the best parties in Vancouver. The story all began when he picked up the streetwear clothing line, Freshjive, after a trip to the ASR trade show in LA, and brought it into Canada for the first time. That was the start of the distribution company Timebomb Trading Inc.

During the day, Garret is a director at Timebomb and a co-owner of the sales agency NLA. Along with Garry Bone, and Robert Rizk, he is also part owner of Livestock, the first sneaker-focused boutique in Vancouver. At night, GMAN was a DJ and still is a promotor with partner Robert Rizk, and their company, GMAN and RIZK is responsible for building and defining the hip hop music scene in Vancouver. Throughout that journey, the two would eventually open up their own club – Fortune Sound Club.

Somehow, Garret manages to do it all, and be a husband and father too. After a tour in the massive 50,000-square-foot office and warehouse (can virtually be doubled using vertical space with its lofty ceilings), we sat down with GMAN while he gave us his story of it all, or at least an attempt of it.

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Brand Highlights | Kolor and Sacai

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Innovation, balance, and overlay pretty much sums up the feature we have today – Kolor and Sacai.

The designer couple, Junichi (kolor) and Chitose (Sacai) Abe, met when they worked under Junya Watanabe. It's interesting to see that, although they never give out advice to each other, nor do they look at each other's collections when designing, they still share and value the concept of using different fabric and materials to assemble what you would consider a "classic" garment such as polos, trousers, tees, or even outerwear.

Finding balance is crucial for the two brands, whether it's balance between colors used, how the garments will turn out when using multiple fabrics, or balancing the weight visually and physically when it's on a person's body.  

Here's our highlights, on the beautiful Spring Summer 15 collection for Kolor and Sacai:

 Shop kolor and Sacai here.

Locals | Garret "GMAN" Louie

Tuesday October 28, 2014

Since 1990, Garret Louie aka GMAN has been marketing and promoting some of the best parties in Vancouver. The story all began when he picked up the streetwear clothing line, Freshjive, after a trip to the ASR trade show in LA, and brought it into Canada for the first time. That was the start of the distribution company Timebomb Trading Inc.

During the day, Garret is a director at Timebomb and a co-owner of the sales agency NLA. Along with Garry Bone, and Robert Rizk, he is also part owner of Livestock, the first sneaker-focused boutique in Vancouver. At night, GMAN was a DJ and still is a promotor with partner Robert Rizk, and their company, GMAN and RIZK is responsible for building and defining the hip hop music scene in Vancouver. Throughout that journey, the two would eventually open up their own club – Fortune Sound Club.

Somehow, Garret manages to do it all, and be a husband and father too. After a tour in the massive 50,000-square-foot office and warehouse (can virtually be doubled using vertical space with its lofty ceilings), we sat down with GMAN while he gave us his story of it all, or at least an attempt of it.

Continue Reading