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Roundup August, 31 2014

Editor’s Selections | 10 Highlights of the Week

A little something for every taste, a round-up of the ten best stories from the past week in our Editor’s Selections. We reviewed a raft of excellent lookbooks, The North Face Purple label once again exceeding expectation while Tenue de Nîmes provided us with an impressive debut. Shiny new Leica cameras, retro ’60s coastal homes and new store goodness from Eytys. Discover the lot after the jump.

Classic Leica Simplicity with the M-P Rangefinder Series

So confident in their timeless, instantly recognisable aesthetic, Leica remove their trademark red dot from this latest M-P Rangefinder series based on the M (Typ 240). Twice the size, this slick addition shoots up to 24 images at three frames per second, available in black or silver chrome.

The Garbstore Case Study Los Angeles Lookbook 

Celebrating the recent opening of their LA store, UK-based Garbstore put together this fine editorial, “Within The Bills,” created specifically for their West Coast audience, featuring own label goods as well as their popular collaboration with Reebok, turning the shoe inside out.

A Conversation on a New Store with the Founders of Footwear Brand Eytys

We sat down with the folks behind the chunky footwear styles of Eytys as they open their first store in Stockholm. A peek into their world, you’ll find pottery, ’80s Swatch watches and a full selection of their popular casual shoes.

United Arrows Fall 2014 Lifestyle Lookbook

From the Nick Wooster collaboration and OAMC to Sleepy Jones and Hancock, United Arrows remind us why they’re a leading force on Japan’s retail scene. Their distinctive, unique lookbooks mix and match styles, moods and models, chopping together illustration and portraits with scenes from Berlin and Tokyo.

Step inside the ’60s with this Midcentury home English Coastal Home

Located in Sandgate, on the South-East coast of England, a stroll from a pebble beach, elevated on stilts, this incredible John Floydd designed home has retained much of its ’60s interior, a timber clad retro dream.

Tenue de Nîmes get in on the Lookbook Action for Fall 2014

Tenue de Nîmes release their debut store lookbook, featuring smart suits, plenty of denim and lots of Americana themed clothing. Look out for labels such as  Levi’s Vintage ClothingRRL and Tellason and Red Wing.

A Conversation with Eiichiro Homma of The North Face Purple & Nanamica

Haven store head to Tokyo for a chat with the head of two of our favourite brands, Nanamica and The North Face Purple. 18 years in the technical sportswear business, Eiichiro Homma has an eye for detail and functionality.

Matsuda meets Transitions for an Eyewear Capsule Collection

Transitions, leaders in the light adaptive lens technology market, join forces with Japanese brand Matsuda for a selection of beautiful handmade eyewear harking back to the maker’s original classic styles. We’re big fans of the round wire frames.

 More Colorful Rainwear from Stutterheim

Stutterheim continue their outstanding work in the field of rubber raincoats for Fall 2014. As well as the usual standard shades, bold stripes, clashing ‘crazy’ combos and camo take the brand a step further, adding interest to their classic shapes.

Italian Looms Create A Selection of American Made Selvedge Jeans

Taylor Stitch search out old Italian looms to create a range of Selvedge denim in slim and standard fits, with dark and black denim on offer. A sturdy 14.75 ounces, fitted with antique copper YKK hardware and a Wickett & Craig steer hide patch.

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