INTRODUCING: ELKA RAINWEAR

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When it comes to rainwear, it doesn’t get much better than Elka. The Danish company has been operating since 1958, producing well-designed and utilitarian garments for weather’s most extreme conditions—they also produce garments for police officers, deep sea fishermen, and other extreme weather professions.

Their no-nonsense, utilitarian approach to product, coupled with their Danish design sense creates products that are minimal and well-designed. We are pleased to carry the Elka Sønderby jacket in a variety of colours. This no-nonsense jacket is a refined take on a classic silhouette made from 90% PVC and 10% Polyester with fully-taped seams, stud closures, and a curved hem.

Get yours in-store.

Celebrate Season 6 with this Pigeon Pie.

We are huge fans of Game of Thrones. And we’re also big fans of food.

So you can bet on that we’ll be celebrating the kick-off of the new season on Sunday with an epic Game of Thrones feast.

The folks at Bon Appétit have put together a menu and recipes inspired by the show. The first, Direwolf bread, is modeled after the House Stark sigil. Then there’s a tasty ceremonial pigeon pie, which is served at weddings in the Seven Kingdoms.

You can check out the full menu here

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: STEVE REICH

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Lauded as “our greatest living composer” by The New York Times and “… the most original musical thinker of our time” by The New Yorker, Steve Reich’s influence on contemporary music is undeniable, cited as an influence by a diverse range of artists such as King Crimson, Brian Eno, Radiohead, and countless others.

From his early tape loop experiments to larger orchestral pieces, Steve Reich has helped lead the charge in transforming contemporary music. Tonight at Massey Hall, on the year of his 80th birthday, he performs Clapping Music, Tehillim, and Music for 18 Musicians, which is — according to New York Times — “one of the handful of late-twentieth century works that can claim to have altered the course of Western music.”

More info here.

NEW ARRIVALS: HAN KJOBENHAVN EYEWEAR

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For Spring Summer 2016, Han Kjobenhavn’s timeless silhouettes have been reinvented with a lighter colour palette anchored by air-y blues and flat greys. Han Kjobenhavn are perfectly positioned in the tradition of Danish design, embodying simplicity, quality, and craftsmanship. Their premium construction and carefully sourced hardware make them perfect for prescription lenses.

Along with their timeless design, Han Kjobenhavn eyewear is built to last. Frames are handmade using Italian acetate and nickel-free hinges. Han Kjobenhavn eyewear also utilizes premium optics supplied by Germany’s Carl Zeiss, with UVA and UVB protection.

Han Kjobenhavn eyewear is available now, in-store at Sydneys.

Easter Weekend Hours

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Please note, we will be closed on Good Friday.

Our Easter weekend hours are:

Friday, March 25 – closed
Saturday, March 26 – 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 28 – 11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

NEW ARRIVALS: MISMO

Photo courtesy of Mismo.
Photo courtesy of Mismo.

Ever since we started carrying Mismo products, they quickly became a customer favourite. Mismo produces daily luggage that is both extremely functional and durable but boasts an extremely considered and refined design.

Perfect for travelling, weekend trips, or everyday use – all Mismo bags are built to last using custom vegetable died full-grain bridle leather, solid brass hardware and YKK zippers.

One of our personal favourites is the M/S Express backpack (pictured above). Ideal for weekend travels or everyday commuting, it features all of the Mismo qualities that we love. The body is comprised of a ballistic nylon with custom vegetable died bridle leather and solid brass hardware. The interior provides a zipped pocket and a storage pocket for electronics such as an iPad.

Mismo luggage is available now in-store.

NEW ARRIVALS: FEIT FOOTWEAR

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Image courtesy of FEIT.

Among the Spring Summer 2016 collections arriving regularly are new arrivals from FEIT. For those unfamiliar, FEIT (pronounced ‘fight’, not ‘fate’) has quickly gained a reputation for produced extremely high quality footwear with minimal environmental impact and a razor-sharp aesthetic.

Each model is produced in limited quantities and each pair is signed and hand numbered by the single craftsman who made them. The GoodYear soles allow all FEIT shoes to be re-soled if needed and the vegetable-tanned leather ensures the leather remains neutral, regardless of temperature, allowing FEIT footwear to be worn barefoot.

The minimal aesthetic, construction-led design and their exceedingly high standards are what first attracted us to FEIT and their new offerings certainly do not disappoint. We’re proud to offer several models including the hand-sewn lace up (both high and lowtop models) and the slip-on – a luxurious take on the classic summer shoe.