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Adam McGhee

26/11/2021

G.H Bass & Co. – 1/400 Exclusive

Established in 1876 by George Henry Bass, G.H. Bass & Co. began with a man on a simple mission “To make the best possible shoe for the purpose for which it was intended.” In 1936, the brand put a stylish spin on a Norwegian farm shoe designed for “loafing in the field,” and playfully dubbed them. Weejuns – introducing the world’s very first penny loafer. Worn by presidents and Hollywood legends alike, Weejuns have been a staple for some of the most influential subcultures in fashion history. 80 years later, Weejuns are still handmade ethically in our factory in El Salvador, using the same time-honoured techniques pioneered in 1936...

25/11/2021
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Alife x Timberland

Founded in 1999, Alife is a New York born streetwear and culture brand that are now also a retailer for men’s clothing. The brand was founded by four friends - Arnaud Delecolle, Tony Arcabascio, Tammy Brainard and Rob Cristofaro. The idea and main purpose of the brand was to fill a void of “creativity in New York” – which they believed was lacking at the time...

23/11/2021

Snow Peak – Brand Edit

Snow Peak was founded in 1958 on the west coast of Japans Honshy Island – in the Niigata Prefecture. The coastal capital city is known for its national parks, ski resorts and Onsen hot springs. The region is also extremely mountainous with peaks of 8,000 ft above sea level. Naturally, in such a rich environment, locals and the many annual tourists also required specialised outdoor equipment – this is where founder Yukio Yamai saw an opportunity and Snow Peak was born...

19/11/2021

Shetland Woollen Co. – Made in Scotland

Established in 1923, Shetland Woollen Co. specialise in crafting sweaters and knitwear from authentic local Scottish sources. The factory to this day is located on the small Scottish Shetland Islands, a beautiful tourist hot spot with a small population of around 22,000 located halfway between mainland Scotland & Norway.

17/11/2021

Danton France, via Japan

Born in 1935, Danton is a French heritage brand that marries together the iconic French flair for design and Japanese attention to detail. In 1931 Frenchman Mr Gabriel Danton took an interest in his sisters clothing business known as “Manufacture Textile du Centere” – or as it was more commonly named, M.T.C. Gabriel quickly bought shares in his sisters company and took role of Manager 4 years later in 1935 before then also registering the brand under the his surname - Danton. The silhouette red diamond logo was also created that same year and the brand we recognise today was born.

11/11/2021

Timberland, Coming Soon to Stuarts

Born in 1952, the love for the great outdoors has always been at the forefront of Timberlands story since day 1. It all started with Nathan Swartz, a young Ukrainian who immigrated to the United States and began his journey as an apprentice shoe maker at Abington Shoe Company. He slowly but surely worked his way up through the ranks before investing into company shares and later going on to buy out his partner and bringing his two sons into the business.

08/11/2021
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Taion – The Japanese Down Experts

The word Taion translates directly into English from Japanese as the term ‘body temperature’ – a fitting name for a brand that are experts in the use of down in outerwear. Fairly new on the outerwear scene, the Tokyo based brand aims to set the standard within the outerwear industry providing functional yet outlandish colourful designs that are practical from the urban streets to the mountains.

03/11/2021

Carhartt WIP – Brand Edit

Hamilton Carhartt birthed Hamilton Carhartt & Company in 1889 with intentions to provide overalls and workwear for the railroad workers of his local city, Detroit. After 21 years, by 1910 his operations had expanded out of Michigan and into several other US states including South Carolina, Texas, Georgia and California. This was also the point were the company had scaled overseas into three different countries; Canada, France and the UK.

01/10/2021

Mackage, The Montréal Outerwear Label

Montreal is undisputedly the hub of Canada when it comes to fashion. Arguably the biggest contemporary outerwear label to come out of the ‘Sin City’, and the one you have most likely heard of, is Mackage.