Pop Up Flea‘s been going on since 2009 but somehow I’m just getting around to visiting it this year in its’ sixth edition. Internet shopping is convenient and all but there’s something special about getting to see all these brands side-by-side and under one roof. Should be a hoot.
Hackney GT came out with the perfect bobble cap to go with their ever-so-popular alpine kit, but I gotta say it looks just as nice when worn without the rest of the ensemble too.. swoop the cap here and fleece jacket here.
This is a great vintage number from Portland’s Columbiaknit as seen on Countyline General; six different swatches of stripes make up the shirt in all. The company still makes these wacky rugby’s from leftover fabric they have around and you never know what you’re gonna get. A gamble sure, but they get as cheap as $16.50 per shirt if you’re willing to commit to buying six of them at once.
I’m always interested in the styling Inventory comes up with season after season, check out their new seasonal looks here.
This season Topo Designs updates some of their staple bags like the Daypack with new colorways (the clay cordura is a beaut) and expands their collection of apparel. Notable pieces from the apparel line for me include the wool work shirt (also comes in plaid flannel) with it’s mismatched pockets and the soon to be released puffer vest filled with lightweight Primaloft.
Also, be sure to check out their feature on Colorado Makers to learn more about one of my favorite gear companies out there.
Last week I shot the fella’s from Reanimator Coffee in their new cafe and roasting facility while wearing some FW15 pieces from Gitman Vintage, Battenwear, Fidelty Sportswear, and more for Art in the Age (aka my day job). Check out the full edit over here.
The Japanese titanium enthusiasts at Snow Peak have designed a line of apparel that compliments the company’s hard goods well reputed for its minimal design and quality. I was happy to see the collection in person recently but seeing it styled and on models is a totally different way to appreciated it. Pockets, pop-overs, quilted insulation, and approachable uses of technical fabrics.. good things are coming. See more previews of the collection here (spork not included) .
The all white sneaker isn’t just a summer staple for me but I’ll be damned if I’m not reaching for them five out of seven days in warmer months. Authentics, Chuck’s, and Jack Purcell’s are my canons. The Stan Smith is is a silhouette that is often imitated and only successfully executed with luxe materials and construction by the likes of Common Projects and Buttero. Even still, one must pay homage to the original. Don’t worry about trying to keep them clean; if you are then surely you’ve missed the point. Available from JD Sports.