Friday, August 28, 2009

Imogene + Willie

Imogene + Willie

imogene + willie is an unseen retail concept. It is a mix of product design, product execution, and product distribution... all in one retro-fitted gas station. It is like an artisan bakery for premium apparel.

Jeans, dresses and t-shirts are the core. They are all conceived in the shop, then designed, produced and sold in the shop. Of course, there are other beautiful things like vintage cowboy boots from Nashville and hamam towels from Turkey and tantalizing perfumes from France and hand dyed scarves from India. But the core remains the same. The best premium denim and lifestyle products in the world, produced and customized right in front of your eyes. The husband and wife team of Matt and Carrie Eddmenson are the creative proprietors. They are artists. They are designers. They are sewers. They are shop keepers. They live in the attic. They meet you at the open garage door and tell you the story behind every interesting piece. They make you feel like you have already worn the jean or shirt all your life, and then you realize that you will.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

PRPS Denim

PRPS denim

Each item in the collection is conceived with a specific purpose and function in mind.

Before fashion, PRPS is designed to be worn and utilized.

In the pursuit of delivering perfect garments to the most discerning denim enthusiast, no detail is overlooked.

PRPS uses African cotton combined with expert Japanese construction to create what we believe to be the finest product available.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Palladium Boots

Palladium Boots

Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium’s expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires.

After World War II, with aircraft manufacturing screeching to a halt, the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires. In 1947 the legendary Pampa boot was born, and the functionality, comfort and durability were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their use. The Foreign Legion put the boot to the test in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa, and throughout the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains.

Today, the original design, classic lines and time tested utility are as relevant as they have ever been. Combining over 60 years of authenticity with modern manufacturing, premium materials and cutting edge styling, Palladium boots are ready to help you explore your street, your city, or the world.

Monday, August 24, 2009



Longines has been based at St Imier, Switzerland, since 1832. Its watchmaking expertise, built up over 175 years, reflects a strong devotion to tradition, elegance and the sporting world: it has generations of experience as the official timekeeper at world championships and as a partner of international sports federations. Longines is a member of The Swatch Group S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of watches and associated products. With an excellent reputation for creating refined timepieces, the brand, whose emblem is the winged hourglass, is now established in more than 130 countries.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


In 1924, Harry Grosberg founded Belstaff in Victoria Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire in the English Midlands. The original product line consisted of waterproof garments for men and women.
For the company logo a portrait of a Phoenix rising up was chosen as a symbol of the continuity through the times in the good and bad fate.
At about this time Belstaff became the first company in the world to use a fabric that was totally waterproof but breathable, the now famous "Wax Cotton". This was a very fine Egyptian cotton treated with natural oils, making it waterproof while leaving the cotton's excellent breathability characteristics unimpaired. With this mater, Belstaff specialized in the creation of high technology wear for the protection of the motorcyclist.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Frye Company

Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a prominent English shoemaker, The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Mr. Frye ran the business for nearly fifty years and after his death in 1911, his family continued to run the company until 1945.
Frye's footwear has a long and illustrious history... Frye boots were worn by Union and Confederate soldiers during America's Civil War, as well as by soldiers in the Spanish-American War including Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. When homesteading sparked adventurous New England families to go West in the mid and late 1800s, many of these pioneers wore Frye Boots for the long journey.
The Frye brand remains true to it's heritage and vintage American roots with finely crafted, fashionable boot, shoe, and handbag designs featuring rich leathers and quality hardware.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nice Collective

The San Francisco based designer clothing brand founded in 1997 by Joe Haller and Ian Hannula. In just a few short years they were awarded as one of the top 10 "Best Designers" of the year by GQ Magazine. Each piece is incredibly well made with subtle details such as concealed pockets and compartments that not only enhance the look of the garment but the functionality as well. Their modern creations can be seen on countless musicians and celebrities including Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Police, and Gavin Rossdale.