Last week, Archival dropped in on the Monday eve pop-up shop and Kenzo Minami gallery opening at Nepenthes, one of our favorite NYC shops. Nepenthes was so packed that we were capsule released into the space in timed intervals. In line, we bumped into a number of fellow Market Week participants who had also come to demonstrate their Engineered Garments brand fandom. Here are a few snaps from the event and our follow up shopping expedition.
Archive for January, 2013
We had a great time participating in the MADE by Project pop up show in NYC. This week, I’ll be posting photographs from the event. Today, I wanted to reprint snaps of three of my favorite Project exhibtors – Rising Sun Jeans, Arn Mercantile and Chippewa Boots.
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Centralia Knitting Mills has been knitting top-quality sweaters in Centralia, Washington since 1939. The wool used in these sweaters is sourced from New England and the zippers are made in Canada.
Browse through the Watson collection as inspiration for staging your own heritage snow sports day ala the great tweed run.
My wardrobe comes from three places: Archival, thift shops and FWK Engineered Garments. Since 2010, I’ve been buying carefully selected pieces from Engineered Garments line for women. I’ve amassed Bedfords in wool and corduroy plus a rotating collection of work shirts in chambray and broadcloth. Just when I thought I was set with staple pieces for the next decade, FWK released this amazing Aviator’s jacket as part of their Fall 2012 line.
The jacket is made up of an outer shell of cotton/nylon rip stop fabric with an internal wool liner. Despite all sandwich of fabrics, the jacket does not feel bulky or limit arm or body mobility. Nylon ripstop keeps out the Oregon rain while the thin wool lining adds a comforting, chill abating layer. In use, the jacket has an amazingly sporty, body hugging quality.
Instead of a full storm flap, the FWK EG jacket comes with a snap front, semi storm flap. Here, I love the visual bling of these three snaps but the sturdy, two way zipper has a tendency to catch on the flap when I zip up the jacket.
FWK EG is one of the brands that still inspires seasonal lookbook anticipation. Here’s a snap from a Japanese site showing how the jacket could be styled with additional, counterpunctual patterns and layers