Thursday, December 30, 2010


The first two styles from Greg Chapman's new Perfecto arm of the Schott Company have arrived! Despite Greg's insistance on being British, we like him anyway..... and the Perfecto stuff is absolutely gorgeous.

First up is the Horse Hide "Carney" Jacket: "Mens 1930's inspired delivery/riders jacket. In times of need if a manufacturer ran out of a color they would simply compromise with another, making the two-tone trim authentic to the period."

Two-Tone Black/Brown horsehide. Brass zippers throughout. Brass side buckles. Leather windflap behind zipper. Collar buttons down with hidden snaps. 100% Cotton plaid lining.

This jacket is absolutely gorgeous. $898

Also arrived is the buttery soft Suede Club Jacket, in Tobacco. "From Schott's archives: Featuring knit collar, cuffs and waistband. Inspired by a typical post-war everyman jacket. Added chain pull breast pocket reflects a classic design feature of the time." Lined in 100% cotton plaid. Great color; works well with dark denim or a crisp chino. $598

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Showin Philly love on the eve of a BIG win over the G-men

"Philadelphia circa 1910. "City Hall." Philadelphia's soot-stained City Hall, still the largest municipal building in the United States, was for a time the tallest building in the world, at 548 feet. Its epic scope includes the time it took to complete, with construction beginning in 1871 and dragging on well into the 20th century -- the project's main architect died in 1890; his successor's successor expired in 1910, still on the job nine years after the building had been turned over to the city. So glacial was the pace of construction, according to one history, that a major round of revisions had to be undertaken to account for "the invention of electricity and elevators." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co" (via Shorpy)

If ever there was a week to buy a slicker:

Elko for Norse Projects. Yellow or Navy. $288

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Blk Pine: Waxed Canvas Series

The Blk Pine Wax Canvas helmut bag has arrived. Great for everyday use. Light and soft, yet as durable as ever. Black or Olive. $206

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

After an election where the only resounding message that seemed to cross partisan lines was the public's intolerance for government spending and a growing deficit....... The first major bi-partisan action taken by the lame-duck congress is:

Extension of tax cuts that aren't, and were never paid for, even for the wealthy........ Spending.

Extension of government unemployment benefits for another year..... More spending (The spending that I support, however....for whatever its worth).

Its like the two parties are arguing over the steak or the lobster on our dime.... and their compromise (to each other, mind you. Not to us... god forbid) is to buy both.

Atleast the Democrats are sacrificing their ideals to extend benefits to those that really need it. The Republicans are sacrificing their hatred of helping poor people to coddle their money interests.

This bullshit is why voter turnout is so low in our country.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

We made jeff put on Kapital and pretend to get a haircut. the neighbor's.....But shit.... you get the idea....

Kapital fleece Jkt, white muslin shirt, and Zipang (natural indigo) Cisco 5 pocket. Red Wing Moc Toe boots.

Kapital. Introduced

Natural indigo for days.

Lush textiles. Incredible feel

Manufactured in their legendary and unrivaled factory in Okayama.

Hand embellishment (Had a chance to spend some time with the head of the Kountry division on our recent trip to Tokyo.... Amazing)

Gypsy-Indigenous-Americana-Workwear, executed unlike anywhere else in the world.

Looks books shot by photographer Eric Kvatek (Whose resume is as impressive as is aesthetic).

Inspirational fodder for the industry for YEARS.....Now finally available for sale for the rest of us

We are proud to be amongst the obnoxiously short list of retailers of Kapital outside of Japan

Lots of archived lookbooks on their site to get you familiar.... and thirsty. And a new short video teaser of the Spring/Summer '11 show.... Get some

All pics are from the current GoWest collection, the first delivery of which is in store now.