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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Buttero SS13 Chelsea Boots

Unless you’re a die hard Mod, one of the Beatles or Purple’s Olivier Zahm, we bet Chelsea boots have been pretty much off your radar these past seasons. Yes, we all remember watching 60s cinema icon David Hemmings rocking his favorite pair on Antonioni’s masterpiece Blow Up, matching some high waist, short hemmed white jeans, but it stopped there. And although Hedi Slimane’s vision for the modern man had already tried to bring them back in AW05 for Dior, and now again (apparently) in AW13 for Saint Laurent, nothing was really going on our highly fashion cultured heads until Buttero decided to jump on the Chelsea boot train, right?!?
The renowned Italian shoe maker re-introduces the archetypal boot style in a clean elongated shape, with a slightly pronounced upper front section, outlined by a slim leather sole and preferring a lower heel, instead of the cuban version. Side metal zips for easy foot access, leather insoles and sewn leather soles complete this new model for SS13, which is offered in a truly amazing deep tan color, just impossible to resist…



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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Buttero SS13 Canvas Detail Boat Shoes

Buttero always had a sweet spot for a) boat shoes and b) adding contrast detailing to their footwear. While last year, the italian brand introduced the color welt/braided rope version, creating some kind of middle ground between a boat shoe and an espadrille, for this year’s styles they’ve kept the welt all white, providing contrast to some canvas detailing that runs at middle height around the uppers.
Two versions are available for these, the laced raised cuff model crafted from premium taupe suede with a royal blue canvas contrast and, a lower version made from their celebrated unfinished tan leather, matched with army green canvas detailing. Excellent quality and finishings as expected, with both styles being mounted on a virgin rubber crepe sole. Get yours here




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Monday, 18 February 2013

Buttero Colored Edge Low Top Sneakers SS13

With these two styles, we welcome our Buttero selection for SS13.
Picking up on one of the brand’s most sought after models, the perforated low top sneaker, the Italian footwear maker ads some bright color detailing to the top edges, punched side holes and back puller tab, in a brilliant update to the standard shape for the upcoming season. Available in a off white shade with vivid orange edging or dark brown with Klein blue outlines, up to you…



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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Xmas Collabs… Sovina Brew

Another one of our selected products for this year’s Xmas Collabs is Sovina artisanal brew. Actually meaning miser or cheapskate in Portuguese, Sovina was the name chosen by small local company, The Three Brewers to brand their 100% malt artisanal gourmet beer, genuinely crafted through brewer’s yeast using only traditional methods.
Offering several types of bottled brew, from Amber to India Pale Ale and a very special (10% alcohol) Christmas edition, Sovina is available in two different sizes, with the care and dedication that was put into the making of the beer extending also to the classy bottle and sleek packaging design. All of this makes Sovina a pretty standout and surely enjoyable gift this Christmas.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Xmas Collabs… Oficina Arara Poster Prints

Following last year’s tradition, we bring you a selected group of treats aimed at easing your task of finding that special Christmas gift for those closer to your heart. On this temporary collaborations project we suitably dub as Xmas Collabs, we like to come up with the work of local people we admire or think have something relevant to offer.
This is the case of Oficina Arara, a small artist collective aimed at bringing back the long lost poster print aura, admittedly going against what they like to call, the prevailing “graph trash”. While their works can be described as counter culture, with an often subversive and always playful outlook, one other thing that sets them apart is that, contrarily to current printing processes, all posters are manual screen printed originals, filled with as many variations possible, which makes these even more unique.

Head here to get your favorite one(s).

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mad et Len – New Thé de Qualité

“Throughout the XVII century, as the craze for things oriental swept Europe, tea became part of the way of life…” – this is how Mad et Len introduces their new Thé de Qualité range.
After dazzling us with their evolving range of body fragrances and home scents, it was time for the small french parfumeur to expand and delight us even further, with a new selection of teas that extend from classical Mate or Black to traditional Japanese senchas.
Staying true to the same principles of artisanal limited edition production they apply to their fragrances, Mad et Len chooses only the basic and finest raw materials to deliver their exceptional quality teas, in an effort to get as further away of mass consumerism as they can.
Offered in the brand’s signature black apothecary jars, the new Thé de Qualité line is now available in store and online.

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Boglioli + Takuji Suzuki Duffle Coat

Italian brand Boglioli has joined forces with ts(s) Japanese designer Takuji Suzuki to produce a series of special outerwear garments for the current AW12 season. Among these, we can find this tinto in capo (garment dyed) overcoat, bringing together one of Boglioli’s most characteristic techniques and Suzuki’s unconventional approach to menswear. The coat’s herringbone wool mix fabric is complemented by an irregular front closure using real wood toggles while shoulder patches are asymmetrically placed. A definitely offbeat design, as most of the duffle’s classic elements are intentionally out of place or played with, making this a truly unique piece.

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Buttero AW12 Colored Sole Desert Boots

It really comes as no surprise at this point, to say that Buttero has been delivering some serious footwear options this AW12, with their latest addition to the mix being these colored sole desert boots. With brown, blue and taupe premium suede uppers, the inside of the boots is smartly fitted with the brand’s custom wool lining. However, the main focus really goes for the crepe rubber soles, which are individually hand painted in bright shades of green and blue, making these another great and colorful option for cold Winter days.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Made & Crafted Ipad/Tablet Case

Being one of Levi’s diffusion labels, Made & Crafted takes on the fundamentals of good design to produce highly crafted quality items.
This Ipad/tablet case is all about that spirit, with its clean design approach and the use of high grade raw materials, such as the two tone vegetable tanned leather it’s made of. Design is in fact left to a bare minimum here, with simple forms and clean cuts giving way to what’s essential, functionality – a single leather strap is used to close the front flap, instead of snap buttons, velcros or fancy zips, making that repeated in and out action really easy. In addition to this, the case stays true to the brand’s american origins and Made & Crafted‘s AW12 season inspirations by featuring a native american inspired pattern embroidered at the front.

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Por Vocação debuts Salão Coboi “The 9 Worthies”

After last winter’s “Generation H”, we introduce you to Salão Coboi’s latest sculpture series, “The 9 Worthies”.
This new limited edition set of nine resin sculptures showcases key pieces taken from the AW12 collections of brands and designers such as Maison Martin Margiela, Jil Sander, Raf Simons, ACNE or Paul Smith and will be available in a numbered series of 20 pieces for each design, all sculpted, hand painted and signed by the collective. Get your favorite one(s) here.



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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Épice AW12 Scarves

Épice has been constantly delivering top of the game quality scarves by committing themselves to traditional manufacturing based in India and under the creative direction of Belgian designers Bess Nielsen and Jan Machenhauer. Scarves are usually made of 100% wool or silk and cashmere wool blends, which adds them that extra softness to the touch and warmer feel. In a mix of boldness and subtle sophistication, styles for this season range from Alaska mountain or moose prints to abstract flowers, houndstooth patterns and polka dots.
Available in a wide selection of themes, colors and sizes, time to get yours here.

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Monday, 08 October 2012

Buttero Slip-On Chukka Sneakers

A great combination of amazing full grain leathers and premium suedes for these slip-on chukka sneakers from Buttero’s AW12 collection.
While one features a deep terra nera suede front paired with a chocolate brown back, the other presents some snuff suede at the front and a honey colored back section. Being crafted by hand in Italy, these high quality, easy style sneakers come completed with an elasticized throat, a pull tab at the heel along with customary leather insoles and sewn, slightly broken-in white rubber soles.

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Thursday, 04 October 2012

Comme des Garçons Amazingreen

At first, all we wanted to say about this was “go green”, but then we dodged the obvious pun and realized that at least some of you never heard about Comme des Garçons’ newest fragrance, Amazingreen.
Described as a blast of green energy, fusing green notes and, believe or not, gunpowder, we found that the best way to put it out there and make you come to the shop and test it, was to display the perfume’s top, heart and base notes, hopping you get the picture…

Top notes: Palm tree leaves, green pepper, dew mist and jungle leaves.

Heart notes: Ivy leaves, orris roots, coriander seeds and silex.

Base notes: Gunpowder accord, vetiver, smoke and white musk.

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