Sunday, March 29, 2009

Blackbird Webstore: Early Spring Wish List

rogues gallery short sleeve madras shirt $77

nice collective steam punk t-shirt $82

kzo seaton shorts $150

julius cropped trousers $565

chausser boat shoes in navy/brown $615

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Opening Ceremony Webstore: Early Spring Wish List

opening ceremony zip front cardigan $230

acne punch dog trousers $350

acne wailer men jacket $500

available at

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sophomore Spring 09

basics for an urban crowd. good summertime items.
photos: fashionisto

Monday, March 23, 2009

Conference of Birds Fall 09

I remember looking at this designer's Spring 09 collection back when I was potentially buying for a boutique of my own (which has since been put on hold). It was after I saw a Conference of Birds Fashion Show in NYC. I took a trip to People's Rev to check it out. I liked it, but I remember the prices being too high and the quality being too low. But at least for Fall 09, they have great style. Not sure about the pricing/quality yet.
According to fashionisto "The collection demonstrates a vision finely executed and easily translated to the real world. Providing a nice mix of outerwear, suiting, and daywear, Conference of Birds’ fall collection is perfect “for the sartorially savvy gentleman and his alter-ego.”"
photos: fashionisto

Friday, March 20, 2009

summer shades

vintage-inspired. i already have myself a pair. although i picked mine from the 99 cent basket at a thrift store. this photo was posted today on refinery as part of its spring checklist

Above, clockwise from top left: Karen Walker Helter Skelter Sunglasses, $170, available at Gargyle; UO Round Frame Sunglasses, $20, available at Urban Outfitters; Moscot Miltzen Sunglasses, $209, available at Moscot; Persol Folding Glasses, $210, available at The Sunglass House.

Oak Spring Wish List

rochambeau black oversized jersey hooded pullover $169

3.1 phillip lim multi tank with pocket $162

juma blue butterfly collar shirt $158

band of outsiders black overdye long sleeve shirt $220 & black/mercury striped tie $125

orthodox black flap woven shorts $164

oak black mid slouch trashed jean $196

generic man black canvas savant $338

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Butterfly SoulFire Fall 09: Telescope and Envelope

I hadn't heard of this Japanese label until I saw these photos on Fashionisto. The apparel is pretty good, but mostly I dig this photo shoot idea. Apparently, it was inspired by Alice & Wonderland. Just a great simple set that stands out. Here's what fashionisto said: The dark color palette contributes to an understated appearance, but the “contrasts of sizes and fabrics” produces a collection of humor and surrealism. Ideally, the “Telescope and Envelope” collection provides individuals with a creative palette to express themselves.
photos: fashionisto

Sunday, March 15, 2009

United Bamboo Fall 09

photos: fashionisto

Robert Geller Frames

$193 at Nomad Toronto or Blackbird Seattle (i think)

Band of Outsiders Fall 09 pieces

this collection: suits, 70s, nautical, texture, pattern, classic

nom de guerre fall 09

A new addition to the ksubi collection...eyeglasses

if i still wore glasses (pre-lasik) i'd for sure try these on for size. The Japanese-made frames, available this fall at Ksubi boutiques and selected retailers, come in several cool-nerd shapes, like the chunky Crux (pictured).

Carin Wester Fall 09

this oversize collection is comfortable yet fashionable, maybe even pushing the edge a bit. this is why i love carin wester.
photos: fashionisto