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.
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.
Mike Hodis, Rising Sun founder
Mike’s custom Rising Sun boots (daily drivers)
Brendan in his day 3 layers, Archival knit cap
Khue in her belted, heritage ensemble
Tom modeling a new Rising Sun vest style
Me (LL) sporting an indigo plaid waistcoat patterned for women
Project visitor wearing his Rising Sun work apron
Rising Sun Jeans – as finished on the inside as the outside
As a longtime fan of the classic, Chippewa made, LL Bean Engineer boot, I was thrilled to see the relaunch of Chippewa’s new heritage inspired line of boots Chippewa is now creating a footwear line based on original, historical models from the company archives. Even the brand packaging and Vibram soles on the new boots are based on an original designs that had to be remanufactured for the brand relaunch. Per usual, I submitted my request to have Chippewa size the line down so that it could be worn by women or gents with smaller feet.
Neil, co-founder, Arn Mercantile
The Archival booth was fortuitously located across the way from Arn Mercantile, a UK brand that blends traditional, 1920s workwear style with Japanese fabrics and expertly tailoring. Check out the Arn website to read a terrific interview with Neil in which he discusses Arn’s brand history, production methods, fit philosophy, etc.