Gooooooodmorning, I have a plane to catch. I will soak myself under in a Pacific Paradise, called the Big Island, Hawaii. First stop is San Francisco and for sure I will visit Union Made & Levi's. Keep you posted.
Ralph Lauren Japan launched RL Vintage a high-end thrift store where you can bring in your old stuff called "bring it back" For now it is just a small selection of Ralph's goodies from the 80s and 90s. It's a pitty that my knowledge of the Japanese language sucks, because you can also find great stories about collectors like The Hovey Sisters, Ali of a Noble Salvage and some Japanese collectors on this site.
Special Edition for The Globe, Arnhem
William Dehen formed Dehen Knitting Company in 1920 and built his business by knitting unique heavyweight wool sweaters that withstood the test of time. Dehen now continues to provide crafted products, still made in Portland, Oregon, often on machines that are older than the people that operate them. Seen on sidelines through the 50’s and 60’s, Dehen’s V-Neck pullover was a staple for yell leaders, coaches and student athletes.
Re-launched for Autumn 2011, the Dehen line showcases their latest collection of well built jackets and sweaters – all featuring the same details and stitch work found on their vintage garments. The Japanese, of course, helped bring the Dehen name back onto the playing field. The Globe, Arnhem has their own special heavyweight wool V-neck sweater in Burgundy & Black. This sweater has "1969" instead of the brands "1920" on the chest.
Team Americano–GANT Rugger designer Christopher Bastin sees the label’s signature take on tailored classics in a new light for the spring/summer 2013 season, feeding the latest collection through his experience at Pitti Uomo. Considering the best of American sportswear styled in an Italian manner, crisp blazers and solid crewneck sweaters are an ideal pairing for khakis, twill shorts and other essentials, delivered in linen, jersey and other summer-weight fabrics. (for more pics click here)
"THE GLOBE - AUTHENTIC & ORIGINAL SINCE 1969"
The Globe is located in a historic building from the 15th century, the oldest stone building in Arnhem.
When I entered the store I bumped into the owner Harry Wonder, his eyes filled with passion for authentic brands. I asked him when and how he started the business. He told me that he never finished school, and learned by doing. He sets himself a goal of learning 3 new things a day and even now this is his motto. Before he started the Globe he was a vintage dealer, but then in Italy he saw for the very first time a brand called Stone Island and that was 30 years ago. Harry was the very first dealer of Stone Island in the Netherlands. Bringing the brand to Holland changed his whole world. He changed his way of working from vintage dealer into a store concept with authentic and original brands not just casuals but also outdoor gear. Even now you see still both influences, brands like Pendleton, Filson, Lee 101, Grenson going hand in hand with brands like Fjallraven and Patagonia.
For a true shopping experience visit Harry and his team Anton & Ricardo @ the Rijnstraat, Arnhem.
Classic workwear, sports and military clothing
Curated by connoisseurs of vintage clothing, The Vintage Showroom is a vast collection of rare 20th-century pieces that fashion designers and stylists pay to view, using the cut and detailing of individual garments as inspiration for their own work. Offering one-of-a-kind access, Vintage Menswear now makes this unique resource available in book form.
Featuring 130 of the most influential examples of 20th-century and earlier European, American and Asian utilitarian tailoring and design, the book is divided into three sections of sportswear, militaria and workwear, covering everything from 1940s flying jackets and polar exploration suits to vintage French denims. Stunning full-page bleeds and front and back views showcase ground-breaking designs in concept, shape and cut. (Check Long John for more pics)
"Buddy says wear Blue"
Lee introduces for Spring 2013 a new capsule called "Blue Label, premium quality denim". A package of especially selected items comprising the best Lee fits plus complimentary tops. Only the best European mills provide fabric for Lee Blue label guaranteeing premium quality. Signature blue trims and detailing such as the blue leather patch and tonal threads sets this collection apart from the rest. Blue label is the bridge between Lee's mainline and premium range Lee 101.