You guys going to be around Saturday early afternoon? Gonna come by and check out the shop on the way to a friend's BBQ down the street.
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Sorry it's been a while between updates - but I do have a little something to announce.
As you may be aware, we're hosting the East Bay portion of this year's Denim Bruin event this coming Sunday, August 3rd, from 12-3pm:
...most of the details are on the flyer, but one left off is that, thanks to our friends at Red Wing, we've been able to secure a very limited run of their Lineman Boot, usually only available to the Japanese market:
2907 in Oro-Russett
2913 in Black Chrome
So, clear your schedules and make your way on over to Oakland this Sunday afternoon and say hello. Oh, and did we mention the free beer?
We've got our FW Naked & Famous shirting up. We picked up a few styles of both the Slim Shirt and the Regular Shirt.
An interesting point of note: We measure all of our products when we land them for our size charts, and the N&F shirting is always bang on their grading rules (grading is how a garment scales). Very few brands can do that consistently, let alone at volume, especially across the vast array of fabrics that N&F cuts in.
The regular shirts:
The slim shirts:
More fancy new fall threads coming next week - Tender, Private White, Rogue Territory.
The webshop just keeps getting more stuff!
We just put up our Reigning Champ core collection pieces, along with the stellar raincoats from Freeman Seattle, along with one more piece from Filson, the reversible down vest which I think is probably the best deal on an american-made down vest ever.
We've been waiting for this delivery for quite some time. After a brutal battle with custom agents and FedEx, we now have a capsule collection in our hands from Indigofera.
My personal favorite is the Norris shirt in an insane indigo-dyed selvedge check flannel. That's right, Japanese selvedge flannel.
We also just picked up the Kangatan Moc-toe 8180 from Red Wing. A bit more about these:
Back in the 60s, Ted ‘The Kid’ Williams was baseball’s recently-retired golden boy. Still referred to as The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived, he was as much a war hero as a sporting one, having taken two separate sabbaticals from his baseball career to fight for his country - first in World War Two, then later the Korean War, before returning to the MLB.
Seizing upon his marketing potential, the Sears Company released a line of sports equipment endorsed by the great man himself. In amongst the Ted Williams shotguns, Ted Williams 8mm cameras and Ted Williams fishing boats, were the Ted Williams Red Wing Boots – officially designated as the 888 and, at the time, the highest quality boot that Red Wing had ever produced.
It is from these boots that Red Wing drew inspiration for the model 8180 you see here. Using Kangatan Portage cowhide leather, rather than the kangaroo leather of the Ted Williams originals, they are built in Minnesota, just like the 888s were, and are a fitting tribute to the archival boots that inspired them.
Well, we went and did our own make-ups with Crescent Down Works in both the down shirt, and the italian vest. Rather than use one of the stock fabrics from the linesheets at CDW, we sourced our own shell fabric from a Japanese mill.