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Maiden State Pop-Up

April 11, 2014

This past Sunday, San Diego-area retailers Aloha Sunday Supply Co. and Lone Flag hosted a menswear pop-up event called Maiden State. The event focused on mainly local companies who produce denim, leather accessories, and shoes, as well as a few other retailers. It was a bunch of Made-in-the-USA goodness held at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park, San Diego.

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Boutonne had a nice selection of bags and leather laptop cases:
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Bradley Mountain had a cozy space showcasing their bags and accessories:
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The Earth & Sky collection by Friday & River was a standout:
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Lone Flag had a nice capsule collection, with a standout being this Japanese-woodblock-print shirt in a limited run:
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Laguna Beach retailer North Menswear had a nice selection of goods:
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Seasoned USA had a great selection of caps made from vintage military parachutes and tweeds:
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The assortment from Union Leather Works:
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Overall it was a nice event with a lot of friendly people. There was a bunch of other vendors that I only got shots with my iPhone so check my Instagram for more of the day. Hopefully it was a successful event that will lead to future Maiden State pop-ups.

Making Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”

April 5, 2014

A set of 100 behind-the-scene pictures detailing the filming of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey just showed up on Imgur. These appear to match the Life archive on Google and some, if not all, were photographed by Dmitri Kessel.

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Kubrick with author Arthur C. Clarke, who wrote the book that the film was adapted from:
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Store Visit: Lone Flag Del Mar

March 29, 2014

Had a chance last week to stop by Lone Flag, a new boutique in Del Mar, CA. The boutique has been open six months and has a focus on denim and Made in the USA products. They carry Rogue Territory, 3sixteen, and Tellason as well their house label. They also have some home products as well as some womenswear.

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Made By Two Hands: Seize sur Vingt

March 22, 2014

Seize sur Vingt produced a video showing how their Italian made suits are crafted.

Unionmade at The Grove Los Angeles

February 17, 2014

Unionmade has opened their second Los Angeles area location, this time at The Grove. At 1900 square feet, it’s much larger than their nearby outpost at the Brentwood Country Mart and carries many of the brands that make Unionmade one of the best men’s stores in the country: Filson, Stanley & Sons, Beams +, The Hillside, Gitman Vintage, Golden Bear, and Alden.

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Images courtesy of Caruso Affiliated

Kramer’s Skinny Jeans

February 8, 2014

Slim fit works for me, but perhaps not for everyone.

Jack Purcell Apparel Collection

February 5, 2014

Converse just debuted the Jack Purcell Apparel Collection which also includes some special editions of the classic sneaker. You can find the collection at Converse, but it appears not everything has been released yet.

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The Day and Night Smile Polo has a pattern inspired by the “smile” on the toe of a Jack Purcell sneaker. Kind of reminds me of Japanese origami paper.
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The Jack Purcell Pocket Square Jack in Dozer Blue is a standout in the new line.
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