Every season Stone Island produces a highly reflective jacket comprised of a unique material hand coated with thousands of glass microspheres; For F/W 2013, the Italian brand offers an updated iteration of last years model. The Mesh Reflective jacket utilizes a durable polyester/ nylon mesh membrane outer that is water and wind resistant, and is filled with the finest down for optimal thermal insulation. Functional features include: a color contrasting hood, ribbed inner sleeves, drawstring adjustable bottom hem, 4 front facing pockets and center front zip and snap button fastening.
A couple weeks ago I was in Tokyo for a quick 3 day trip to take care of a few appointments and visit a couple exhibitions. Tokyo weather in July is pretty erratic, as soon as I stepped off the plane it was clear sunny skies, about 2 hrs later torrential downpours. When it rains in Japan, it really rains…..that sideways rain that is impossible to shield against even with a massive umbrella. It’s also humid as hell with temperatures reaching the mid 30 degrees celcius and nearly 100% humidity.
My first day on the ground I visited the SS14 Tokyo exhibition for Visvim. In my previous Paris post I mentioned that the Geodome was suppossed to be draped in Fabric for the Tokyo exhibition…..well they didn’t make it in time for Tokyo either but cool nonetheless…..anyways as always some super amazing pieces in the collection…
Next up was to visit Heather Grey Wall to say whats up to Kazuki and view his SS14 CASH CA line.
New Liberty of London Panterns for their Coolmax Shirts….
Kazuki doing some good shit as always…
Just around the corner from Heather Grey Wall is a dope coffee spot called Little Nap Coffee Stand…They make a mean Iced Coffee…
I had some free time to check out some shops. Always a favourite of mine is the Nepenthes shop in Shibuya. Keep your eyes peeled and look up for the stain glass because it’s super easy to miss….. They stock all your Nepenthes favourties….Engineered Garments, Needles, South2West, Takahiro Miyashita The Soloist etc etc. Def check it out if your in the area….
Another must visit shop in Tokyo is J’Antique in Nakameguro….They are world renowned for having one of the best selections of Vintage Apparel and Antique furniture in the world. Apparently many fashion designers from all over visit J’Antique to pick up pieces or get inspiration for their collections…. you can find pretty much anything here from Old Stadium Jackets, Levi’s Vintage, LEE, Converse , Boro’s, vintage buttons and hardware etc etc…..
Original 1970′s Chuck Taylor in a dope Purple colorway….
Some Vintage LEvi’s from who knows when….
Brews with Bros….Tsubasa, Mitsuru, Tatsuya and Satoru at Miriachi Izakaya on Dogenzaka Road in Shibuya. Good food and good company…
Mariachi has random shit everywhere to make for a cool environment…the food is really good as well…
With the coming of the new season we see uniform experiment present its Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The playful lookbook reiterates uniform experiment’s skillful use of a wide range of color’s, prints, fabrics and silhouettes. We also see the return of the popular Carhartt cobranded pieces. Look for the Fall/Winter uniform experiment collection coming soon to HAVEN.
A few weeks ago everyone at the Haven Toronto shop decided to pay a little visit to our friends over at Easy Tiger on Dundas West. They were having an opening party and invited us to come celebrate the unveiling of this unique space they built for themselves. Besides having some of the most interesting grooming products and locally hand crafted goods that i’ve seen, they also know how to throw a great welcome party; good music, Philips Ice Pops, banh mi sandwiches, and the spiciest Mojitos ever!
Functional bar by night / Delicious gourmet drinks and edibles by day
It has real wormwood in it, but I wouldn’t try drinking it.
Congratulations and the biggest thanks to everyone at the shop! looking good over there! For more info on them check out www.easytigergoods.com