Here’s a few more highlights from the Pitti show. Minotaur hailing from Japan is doing some really cool stuff.
Cable Quilted Wool Blazer….wha!?!
Dan showed some Tricker’s highlights and here are a couple more. I love this picture. These gentleman just relaxing reading newspapers and magazines.
We had a couple days in Florence and Tuscany before heading out to Paris. Mine and Dan’s blogs might overlap a bit but you’ll get to see two separate point of views….Here are some randoms I captured…..Brass Model of Florence…
One of the best parts of Florence is that the city centre is relatively small….You can literally walk the entire city…..needless to say we walked a ton!
Dan taking a breather to enjoy the amazing view….
Afternoon Cappuccino breaks….
Duomo in Florence is probably my favourite Cathedral in Europe…..
Ain’t no blog with out pictures of food…Quattro Leoni is probably my favourite restaurant in Florence. Try the pear filled Raviolli! Bomb!
Deep fried bread with prosciutto…
It’s all about the Anti-Pasti dishes in Italy. Expect lots of meat and cheeses! So good!
We made a point of visiting Dario Cecchini in Panzano. He’s renowned to be the world’s BEST butcher….Check out this Youtube Vid HERE
I asked the Master butcher for a picture and he said “sure”! As we took the photo he gave the thumbs up and said “EAT MEAT!” Ha…
Next stop Pisa to check out the lean….
Leaning tower of Pisa….
Haha… these tourist photos are hilarious….I have a few ridiculous pics of myself as well…
Back on the road in our Fiat Panda!! Dan in the driver seat taking us through the narrow roads of Cinque Terre…
This jacket by Japanese brand Nonnative has crazier detailing than I could capture in one drawing, from the welted upper pocket opening to the elasticized cinching on the sides this piece packs in the unique features. I’ve also been drawn towards ‘rider’ style jackets the past few seasons, there is something about the fitted cuts, stand collars, and often asymmetrical zip fastenings that interest me.
It’s that time of the year again. For almost the entire month of January, me and Dan travelled Europe buying for the shops. First stop was Florence, Italy. Italy is beautiful….But we’ll blog more about Italy later on…on to some buying highlights…
The main reason for heading to Florence this season was to see what the big deal was about the Pitti Uomo show….One of the first stops was with Yuketen. Every season they get better and better. Fall is exceptionally strong. We got a lineup of amazing boots that I know will be staff favourites. Here’s one of them…
Nanamica in the building….
Nanamica still on that Camo tip, but making it look dope. Goretex….Camo….what’s not to like?!?
Head designer Eiichiro and myself…
Engineered Garments is joining TEAM HAVEN!
These mittens will definitely come in handy for Canadian Winters!
Team Engineered Garments! Thumbs Up!
Needles, another Nepenthes brand will also be joining the roster for Fall. Tweed Climbing pants are on my fall must have list…
Some more Needles essentials….
Ten C is killing it as always. Same idea, just a couple new silhouettes and fabric/color options. If you haven’t gotten a Ten C Jacket I suggest you do, you won’t regret it, they are amazing.
Ten C Red seal approval
Waterproof Printed Herringbone!
Veilance continues to make some of the best technical apparel on the market.
They will also be dabbling in a few accessories, here’s one of my favourites below.
Finally done for the day…..Pitti Uomo is fuckin’ exhausting!…. On a side note spending a whole month with Daniel is exhausting…..lol
This is how I felt…..
Next stop that evening was the White Mountaineering Runway show. This was the first time they showed the collection at Pitti and they did not dissappoint.
Thomas from WM doing his runway side job…
Front Row at the Show!
The Fall/Winter 13 White Mountaineering collection was by far one of their strongest to date. More highlights from our showroom appointment with them in Paris soon.
That’s all for now….Part 2 highlights from Pitti Uomo and our Europe trip coming soon….
My favourite outerwear piece from this season, the Neighborhood ‘L-1D / C-Coat‘, is an impressive recreation of a classic military style jacket. It resembles a WWII ‘Mackinaw’ Coat that was a carry over design from WWI, which was also known as a ’Jeep Coat’. Neighborhood knows their vintage when it comes to aged and authentic detailing, this coat is the real deal.
illustration: Tim Le
Art and I have been travelling for work for the last 3 weeks or so. With all that travelling we get to try lots of different restaurants. Some are good, some suck, and once in awhile you find one that’s so amazing that it deserves its own entire blog post. The place is small and cozy. It opens at 7 and I recommend you going right at 7 to get the best seats, which are at the far end of the long communal bar table. The kitchen is completely open and allows you to see all the action. Price is good too with a 6 course meal coming in at 35 euros. Honestly in my top 5 meals of all time. If you’re in Paris, you gotta eat here!
The best seats are at the far end of the bar.
The kitchen was completely open. Pretty cool to see.
This is the chef and owner, Pierre Sang. He chatted with us all night. Funny guy too!
Arthur and Angela chowing down
Our friends over at Nalata Nalata recently launched their webstore with much anticipation. The concept behind the site is simple: provide carefully curated, well designed, and high-quality lifestyle products and tell the the “backstories” of the folks who design them. I recently had the chance to visit their office in Brooklyn, NY and will be posting some photos of that shortly. But for now check out some screen shots of their site and visit them at www.nalatanalata.com Congrats on the opening guys!