FOCUS: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
In time for the holiday season, our latest buyers guide takes a closer look at our extensive range of Fall/Winter items. From socks and wallets to winter jackets and boots, the curated selection is full of unique gift ideas and features products from the likes of visvim®, HAVEN, NEIGHBORHOOD, Needles, Sasquatchfabrix., Stone Island, and many more.
VISVIM VALDEZ COAT (WOOL PILE)
A flagship item from the visvim’s FW17 “Dissertation on Contrary Warriors” the Valdez Coat is an incredible take on the military N3-B Jacket. The outer of the jacket is crafted from high density nylon sourced from Italian couture supplier Limonta which was custom developed by Hiroki Nakamura and Limonta’s expert craftsmen and is characterized by an elegant silk-like lustre. The jacket is then naturally overdyed in mud using a slow, 1,300 year old technique from Amami Oshima region that is typically used to produce the unique black color of the traditional Japanese silk garment, Oshima Tsumugi. A flowering plant known in Japan as sharinbai (Rhaphiolepis umbellata) is boiled down in a large vat for two days in order to create a liquid extract. A piece of fabric is then dipped repeatedly in this extract, and afterwards immersed in mud. This causes a chemical reaction between the acid pigment in the sharinbai extract and the iron in the mud, which gives birth to a deep, uniquely lustrous black dye. Tailored with a relaxed fit, this heavyweight coat features four snap front pockets and a snap detachable coyote fur hood trim and wool pile hood lining. The rear of the jacket features cotton twill panels at the sleeves and lower for subtle contrast. A comfortable rayon/cotton inner lining conceals a insulating 100% wool pile fill. Drawstrings at the hood, mid-body and hem allow for a customized fit. Shaped raglan sleeves are finished with wool rib cuffs. Swiss Riri® front zip with interior wind guard and exterior button storm flap. Limited to only 306 garments globally.
MEDICOM [email protected] x KARIMOKU WENGE
The ongoing collaborative effort between Medicom and Karimoku has produced some of the most impressive renditions of the iconic [email protected] figure. Known for their wood working in furniture, Karimoku applies the same level of craftsmanship in each handmade 400% [email protected] Utilizing various exquisite solid wood, each articulate figure takes artisan’s four months to produce and is finished with laser engraved Medicom and Karimoku branding.
CAV EMPT GRK CARGO PANTS CHARCOAL
With a nod to 90’s era ski-wear, the GRK Cargo Pants come fully outfitted with detachable shoulder suspenders and stirrups at the cuffs. Made in Japan from a wind and water resistant coated cotton fabric, the pants feature a classic colour-blocked panel design and come finished with a rich overdye instilling unique depth of colour and a casual worn in appearance.
THE NORTH FACE
The North Face honours its 50-year tradition of making hand-crafted, functional outdoor equipment. Crafted by hand in USA, this collection features Horween leather and durable Cordura® Multicam® fabric. Three models are available: the ’68 Daypack is based on their archived 1968 daypack design and features a metal two-way zip closure, zip half compartment while the 1978 Duffel comes in both small and large sizes and features leather detailing and both hand and shoulder carry straps.
HUMAN MADE CORDUROY PRINT PANTS
These corduroy pants are offered in a stylish off-white with vivid hand-sketched prints along both legs, on the front and back. HUMAN MADE’s uniquely playful designs make up the prints, while the sturdy cotton construction is held together with a strong YKK zippered fly.
Hailing from Canada, MAPLE draws inspirations from the landscape and rich heritage of the true North. In the pursuit of creating premium accessories, MAPLE utilizes quality components to ensure uncompromising durability and ruggedness – a necessity born from unrelenting winters. Influenced by the integration of Western and Aboriginal culture, MAPLE pairs an appreciation for nature with refined attention to detail.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA THE SOLOIST. MESH L/S TSHIRTS W/POCKETS
Tactical-inspired long sleeve shirt in a supple cotton/silk mesh. The front of the shirt features a large nylon panel with three velcro flap pockets and a side entry pouch pocket. Mimicking military liners, the shirt features button holes at the collar and underarm ventilation holes. Finishing details include a thumbhole cuffs, drawstring hem, ribbed v-notch collar, and taping at the shoulders and sleeves.
As a part of SOPHNET.’s accessory line this season, are several vintage inspired optical frames. Produced by renowned Japanese eyewear manufacturer- Kaneko, the frames are reminiscent of vintage designer silhouettes and are impeccably crafted utilizing natural acetates and durable hardware.
HAVEN MA-1 BOMBER JACKET – NYLON
The iconic flight jacket is updated with a durable high-density nylon shell and a Thinsulate™ lined interior. This Japanese made jacket features snap hand pockets, zip sleeve pocket and ribbed cuffs, collar, and hem. Contrasting zipper tape is elevated with premium YKK Old American zippers and leather pulls. Finished with woven brand label and HAVEN sleeve tab.
This diverse selection of wallets from COMME des GARÇONS, visvim® and Mountain Research share a commitment to high quality materials and long-lasting construction. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of occasions and lifestyles, they are the perfect practical gift for a loved one.
HAVEN BRIGADE – LONG SLEEVE SHIRT – JERSEY WHITE
This standard long sleeve shirt features a classic fit and Canadian craftsmanship. With ribbing at the collar and cuffs, this shirt offers inset sleeves, screenprinted logo at the chest and sleeves and a woven brand label at the rear.
Established in the exclusive neighbourhood of Aoyama, Tokyo; retaW was established by Hiroshi Fujiwara (fragment design) and Murakami (CEO of Blender) in 2009 as a new concept in lifestyle products. With its name derived from the pure element of “Water”-written backwards, the products are born from all natural ingredients. Applying the utmost care and sophistication in every step of production, each fragrance is uniquely created with inspirations from music and everyday sources. retaW offers a large variety of apothecary goods to enrich your everyday life.
NEIGHBORHOOD THUNDERSTRUCK LONG / C-JKT
Military and biker inspirations come together on the new Thunderstruck Long / C-JKT. The elongated coat features a high density cotton outer with polyester padding for additional insulation. A zip front closure is bolstered with a button storm flap, and the unique stand collar features an adjustable wire inner and velcro throat strap. Ergonomic sleeves feature panelled construction and come finished with metal zips at the cuffs. Rounding out the details is a bold typographic lining, two interior pockets and two exterior zip pockets.
Since 1993, Kuumba International has been producing high quality traditionally made aromatic incense. Utilizing raw materials ranging from various types of agarwood, sandalwood as well as bamboo; Kummba incense undergo a meticulous process of being naturally and artificially scented. Today Kuumba offers a variety of lifestyle products ranging from their wide spectrum of incense sticks, candles, room sprays and acrylic trays and holders, in addition to their growing line of wearable accessories.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA THE SOLOIST. MILITARY BAGS
Understated and immaculately detailed, the unique ‘Military Bags’ are crafted in Japan from a luxurious wool/polyester fabric outer and wool/cashmere inner face. Tailored with an oversized fit, meant to be cinched with a drawstring, the bottoms are modelled after military over-pants and feature a gusseted crotch and dual channel hand pockets that lead to a standard pocket-bag or to an interior nylon cargo pocket with velcro flap. Bellows cargo pockets on rear and thigh with velcro closure. Supple lambskin leather detailing is used throughout the pants in unassuming areas such as interior seam taping, waist drawstring tabs, pocket flap lining and fly piping.
REIGNING CHAMP – ROBE & BLANKET
Keep warm this winter in Reigning Champ’s signature Tiger Fleece. Characterized by a stylish speckled outer and ultra-soft brushed interior, the Tiger Fleece Robe and Stadium Blanket will quickly become your favourite household attire. Hand crafted in Vancouver, Canada ensuring many years of use.
KAPITAL SCARFS & BANDANAS
Hailing from Japan’s indigo capital of Kojima, KAPITAL continues to be one of the most unique and genre-defying brands in the world. Designer Kiro Hirata is an avid collector of vintage bandana’s and has made the accessory a centrepiece of the brand through its wide range of ‘Rat Brand’ bandana’s and custom woven scarves. With motifs ranging from timeless to eccentric and bizarre, they make a perfect gift for those that appreciate artisanal quality and wish to stand out from the crowd.
COMME DES GARÇONS PARFUM
Comme des Garçons has launched a total of 75 perfumes since 1994. The notion behind each scent is the willing sensory exploration of ideas, relationships, and ingredients. Each fragrance is inherently unique, making it easy for one to find their own ‘signature scent’ in this vast catalogue. While many of these are discontinued, the resilience of ten of these fragrances have afforded them a place in Comme Des Garçons’ Olfactory Library. This collection revisits and solidifies ten favorites in this permanent line of fragrances.