SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED – THE EPIC METAL OF NEUROSIS

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We’re checking out a show tonight.

Neurosis is a post-metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music.

 

ALL IN THE DETAILS: FEIT FOOTWEAR

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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.

Each pair includes both square leather and cotton laces.

FEIT Construction

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. The 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 odour.

An extra cork and buffalo leather insole is included with each pair to assist with in-between sizing.

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SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: DRUG INDUCED SELF PORTRAITS

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders pushed himself to the limit when he decided to take a different drug every day for a few weeks.

Not only was he not sober, but he also drew a self-portrait of himself while under the influence of these drugs each day. The ingested drugs ranged from cocaine to nicotine gum to oxycodone.

Some of our favourites below.

Absinthe.
Absinthe.
Cocaine.
Cocaine.
Crystal Meth.
Crystal Meth.
Abilify/ Xanax/Ativan
Abilify/ Xanax/Ativan

Check out the entire series here

IN THE PRESS: UNITED STOCK DRY GOODS DENIM IN RAWR DENIM

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Check out Rawr Denim’s “Fade of the Day” feature on United Stock Dry Goods Narrow 12.5oz raw denim.  Check out the post here

Rawr denim is an important resource and a hub of discussion for all things denim. One can find lengthy articles on how to best fade one’s denim, best washing (or non-washing) techniques, and detailed reviews of jeans.

Shop now for United Stock Dry Goods denim, made in Canada with Japanese raw denim.

 

SYDNEY’S: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS.

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Sydney’s – Celebrating 10 years. 

April marks our tenth year in business.  A decade in establishing ourselves as a premier independent designer menswear boutique.

During this time, we’ve somehow survived broken bones, a fire, flooding, the many recessions, the continual threat of starvation, the hardships of trying to keep garment production in Canada, and having to re-locate the shop due to a natural disaster.

And here we are, celebrating 10 years on Queen West and we couldn’t have done it without you.

In appreciation of 10 years of continued support, we’re celebrating our anniversary month with 20% off all regular priced merchandise until the end of April.