Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Hidden Rivet continues

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Saturday, October 9, 2010


'Designed and manufactured in london, percival uses lasting, honest fabrics in styles that capture a sense of boyish adventure with playful buttons and lining, but stand alone in their simplicity and fit.

Harris tweed, beeswax cotton from scotland, chunky lambswool, heavyweight melton from yorkshire and fine portugese cotton mélange make up the percival autumn/winter 2010 menswear range.'

They also have an online store now. At the moment there are not too many pieces available, but what they do have looks good to me, especially the shirting and the parka's.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Winter 2010 according to 45rpm

45rpm released their lookbook for the winter.

"While we are getting into the time of preparing for the winter, 「Badou-R AI 45」Winter Issue is up at last. There is a large choice of warm items in this season again. As the introduction of “Naimono-zukuri”, which tells you about our souls of making, we featured “Cashmere Hand-Spun Ponchos”, “Cashmere Hand Knit Cowichan Sweaters”, “Hand-Spun Tweed”, “Cotton Tweed Down”, and “Scotland Tweed”. We also introduce one of the most popular items, Eto Key Chain of 2011. What is the next Year of the Animals, anyways? Please be looking forward to them!"

Monday, October 4, 2010

Inazuma Festival 2010

Here it comes again: the one festival that makes you want to live in Japan, as it's probably too much of a hassle/too expensive to go there every year. Inazuma, held on the 3rd of November in Odaiba, Tokyo.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Visited: Tenue de Nîmes

Today I visited a store that was on my to-visit list for quite some time now: Tenue de Nîmes in Amsterdam. They carry amazing brands (especially for Europe) like Momotaro, The Flathead, Iron Heart, Tender and Tellason. Also, they have a chainstitching machine, so your hems will always develop some great roping.

Tenue de Nîmes has the same great, warm vibe a lot of denim shops in Japan do - which is something very, very rare in Europe.

I took some pics of the store - I didn't bring my DSLR, so my Android phone polaroid pics will have to do the job.

Yes, the pic is on it's side - Photobucket is being a bitch. Here you see some great goods, like jackets from Woolrich and Nigel Cabourn.

Above you see the patch on a pair of Momotaro jeans neither you or me shall probably ever own - these jeans take 18 days to create and will set you back €2000,- . Yes, that's not a typo.

The custom TdN bike hanging on the wall.

Apparently, it's not all fun and games at TdN.

Of course, I could not leave empty handed, so I got a copy of Michael Allen Harris' 'Jeans of the Old West: A History'. Which is a must have for all denim enthusiasts. Note the 'Journal de Nimes' booklet in the back: TdN creates it's very own magazine, and I must say that's it's awesome.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Interior suggestions for manly men

Paint a wall in your house in this colour. Or better, your entire house.