As temperatures start to drop, the need for a good jacket increases. So, what better time than now to invest in a new jacket for the season? Since the weather is only starting to get cold, heavier jackets can be worn with a t-shirt, light sweater or button-down and slightly lighter options can easily be layered with any combination of the aforementioned.
A favourite among staff and customers at the shop is the United Stock Dry Goods bomber jacket, available in a variety of fabrics sourced from Japan. United Stock Dry Goods have dramatically updated their bomber jacket this season, giving it a tonal front zipper, contrast lining, and heavier construction —making it the perfect option as the nights get cooler.
Much like their denim—which ages beautifully with wear—the United Stock Dry Goods bomber jacket also evolves with its owner. When first worn it may feel slightly stiff. With more wearings, the jacket will break in, become softer and will take on a slimmer silhouette while still staying true to its original size. Once broken in, the owner will be left with an extremely durable and warm jacket that fits perfectly.
Proudly Made in Canada, the United Stock Dry Goods bomber jacket is available now in-store.
Rally is a group show curated by Jon Todd, gallerist Yves Laroche and Hermann & Audrey. The show compiles new work and treasures from the Yves Laroche archives. Rally will be the second show held at the new creative space, 12 Ossington Avenue.
Featuring work by artists from Paris, Brooklyn, Montreal Berlin and Toronto; all of the artists featured in Rally share a common ground as visual storytellers trained in fine art illustration. The work is playful, absurd and executed with hyper-rendered detail.
The show offers a rare chance to see work from JonTodd, Beau Stanton, Jean Labourdette, Max Wyse, Miss Van, Marco Wagner, Shea Chang, Other, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Lauchie Reid and Gary Taxali.
Rally opens Friday November 9, 6-9PM and runs from November 6 to November 23 at 12 Ossington Avenue.
Since 1993, Pistolero has been a staple in the work-boot market where durability is absolutely essential. Every model is handmade using a strict set of traditional techniques. For example, they use lemon pegs, rather than nails for their foot-arches.
With the help of the Japan-based Topwin, Pistolero has expanded their offerings to include modern styles more appropriate for urban conditions using the same time-tested techniques.
Built for durability, utilizing the nearly indestructible Goodyear welt soles, Pistolero’s range of footwear will age beautifully as they break in and become yours.
A select variety of Pistolero footwear is available now in-store and on-line
With its roots in workwear, Le Mont Saint Michel has roots dating back to 1913 when a small textile factory opened its doors.
It operated quite successfully when it was purchased by one of the founder’s grandsons, Patrice Milan, took ownership of the company in 1964. Inspired to produce some of the best knitwear available at the time, Milan invested in several state-of-the-art high performance knitting machines. This set the pace for the company to become one of the leading textile manufacturing companies in Europe.
Its quality and craftsmanship were quickly recognized by designers such as Agnès B., Isabel Marant, Gerard Darel and others who have their knitwear produced at Le Mont Saint Michel.
With over a century of experience and knowledge to its name, Le Mont Saint Michel now produces their collections which bear the craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality production expected from such a prestigious history.
The resulting collection is a mix of timeless and contemporary; mixing pieces from their extensive archives alongside modern designs and fits.
Shop the selection now in-store.
We’ll be stuffing our faces this weekend.
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Monday (October 12, 2015). We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, October 13.
Our United Stock Dry Goods Autumn Winter 2015 collection includes several pieces utilizing flannel; including their standard shirting in a variety of textures and patterns as well as their signature slim-fit chino.
So, we decided to take a look at the history of flannel and its ongoing presence in menswear, from one-piece union suits to the more refined grey flannel suiting prevalent in the 1950s.
First developed in England during the 17th Century, flannel was initially crafted from worsted yarn, napped on one or both sides. The fabric was warm, extremely durable and soft – perfect for their windy and wet winters.
Because it was so durable and warm, factories soon opened to meet the demand for this fabric, making it more accessible. By the 19th Century, it was being used to produce union suits and long overalls for railroad workers.
Later, in the 1940s, flannel was utilized again by the military, this time providing the lining for the infamous M 1941 field jacket. Once soldiers returned, flannel shirting became much more popular as the American populace became aware of its durability and warmth.
By the 1950s, flannel had grown out of its workwear roots and being used in suiting. The grey flannel suit soon became the go-to for both the office and a night out for men.
Inspired by its durability and versatility, United Stock Dry Goods utilized flannel for more traditional plaid and tartan button-downs, but also in unexpected ways, creating incredibly soft trousers and beautifully textured shirting. Be sure to check out the United Stock Dry Goods Autumn Winter 2015 collection and stock up for winter.
New footwear from Feit has arrived in-store.
New this season, the hand sewn low in Cuoio (pictured above) and the black hand sewn high in black.
The Hand Sewn Low is a luxury handmade version of the classic court sneaker. This FEIT interpretation features FEIT’s advanced Goodyear construction, all natural materials and unlined raw edges. These shoes feature all of the subtle details that the Feit community has come to expect.
Feit recommends that this shoe be worn bare foot. Each pair includes both square leather and cotton laces.
The Hand Sewn Low is built by hand from start to finish by one master craftsman using an advanced Goodyear construction technique that produces a superior shoe
The seamless one piece upper of the shoe is made from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather, hand stitched at the heel. Gusseted tongue reinforces the waterproof construction. Leather is left on the last for 10 days where light steam and humidity are used to tighten the leather, ensuring shape and fit. Buffalo leather is used for the footbed.
The leather is dyed with natural pigments so that the hide retains its natural state and ages richly over time. The superior construction technique and use of natural materials ensure that the shoe breathes and does not retain sweat or odor.
An extra cork and buffalo leather insole is included with each pair to assist with in-between sizing.
Available in-store now.