Illustrated Example Wallets

26 05 2008

Vancouver’s Illustrated Example has produced their first run of wallets with the design help of locals Anemergency. Made of goat leather with gingham lining to enhance the break-in and aging process, the white leather wallet also comes fashioned with hand sewn in aluminum spine money clip that doubles as a bottle opener.

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Ballpark Pens – Salvaged Wood Pens

21 05 2008

Die hard baseball fans love memorabilia. It is like taking home a piece of the game. Game balls, baseball cards, or on the high end, coveted field seats that are salvaged when renovations replace the old with the new. The problem is that one of those old Fenway box seats can run in the thousands of dollars due to rarity. Chicago baseball fan Bill Hartel and Mary Ann Wentzel have come up with a way to take the seats everywhere via your shirt pocket. Their Ballpark Pens are made from salvaged baseballpark seat woods – Fenway, Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field, and a bundle of other classic American stadiums. They come at a discounted price when compared to full seats and double as writing instruments. Visit them at ballparkpens.com for more information.

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Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses

21 05 2008

French Truckers presents a quick refresh on the Olver Goldsmith Sunglass line. “Oliver Goldsmith is an English brand created in 1926 which saw its heyday in the 60s. At the time, it was represented by the actresses Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren. In 2005, Clara Goldsmith, the founder’s granddaughter relaunched the brand using her grandfather’s artistic heritage. Around 30 models were re-released. And this new era came with new icons: Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Jude Law, Jessica Simpson and Gwyneth Paltrow all posed for Oliver Goldsmith. And this year, the arrival of designer Brian McGinn (an Irishman? Yes sir!) aims to bring new styles whilst using the know-how and hand crafted 100% British style.” Some classic looks representing the present trend in eyewear.

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100 Styles and Running | The Abbott

21 05 2008

Founded in 2006 by two brothers, 100 Styles And Running is a new contemporary mens sportswear shoe brand. They define their designs as a meaningful re-interpretation of the past, which means that while being innovative, all-time classics still remain one of their major inspirations.

We present you the Abbott model here, which is part of their Summer ’08 collection. The Abbott is a retro high top sneaker, slightly more sophisticated than your usual shoe that you come across. Premium materials and color ways are the standard in the collection.

There is a lot more to come from the brand. We would compare them to Clae for example, another shoe brand that has come back strong in the recent year.

Check out some more images of the Abbott after the jump.

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D Line by Tass Standard

21 05 2008

Tass Standard, a Japanese based clothier which moves concepts in fashion between a variety of lines. Skeleton Legs turns us onto their “D Line” which looks to blend casual and “dressy” with “preppy” stylings. Using sleek silhouettes, Tass Standard’s “D Line” appeals to all buyers.

More views of their Spring/Summer 2008 collection after the jump.

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Houyhnhnm Watch Issue

19 05 2008

Houyhnhnm may have more H’s and M’s than the usual Japanese fanzine but luckily their content is just as good. Take their latest free issues which spends quality time exploring the world of watches (one of our favorite topics). Dig deep to find views and stories on Pulsar, Omega, and many other makers of the wrist slings.

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Linda Farrow x Bernhard Willhelm Visor Sunglasses

19 05 2008

There is no need to stick to those plain Jane black frames when you could be rocking these Linda Farrow x Bernhard Willhelm Visor Sunglasses. Made of neon tortoise shell, these Linda Farrow Vintage collaborations will be a trick to find. Rock them now over at Oki-ni.

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