Friday, August 13, 2010

Free & Easy - Indigo Dyeing

While packing for New York, I stumbled upon an old pair of vintage white bucks in my closet that had been buried away after spilling red wine on them at a party, (it was a late night.) As a natural born hoarder, I couldn't stand to toss 'em out, so in the midsts of brainstorming some way to reuse them I remembered this clipping from Free & Easy I had seen on Mister Crew a while back.  
This morning I brought them into work and set them in a dye bath of Rit Denim Blue.  I've never dyed shoes before so I'm pretty interested to see how they turn out once they dry. I'll try to post some pics when they're done.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Junya Watanabe Man @ Union LA

Images from Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe Man's FW10 Collection

via Union Blog

Engineered Garments FW10

 Sorry this is becoming somewhat of an RSS feed, but time has been against me as of late. Im sure you've probably seen this by now but this is one of my favorite images from EG's FW lookbook (I am so excited to see their more focused direction now that Suzuki has left Woolrich.)  
Im really digging the single pocket detail on the waxed cotton shorts, and I can't get over the mechanics inspired jacket. I've been dreaming of one ever since Billy Reid put out a women's waxed leather mechanics jacket last fall.

Extra: "Big Yank" chambray shirt.

via A Continuous Lean

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monocle Mediterraneo

Available online here

In Italy, Choosing Tradition Over Growth

 An interesting article in today’s NYTimes about Italy’s new Reguzzoni-Versace Law, which will require companies to go through a minimum number of manufacturing steps in order to use the “Made in Italy” label.