October 19, 2014

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Patchwork, An American Tradition

 

Patchworking began as a way to utilize scraps of fabric left over from past projects. After cutting fabrics for dresses, shirts, blouses, pants, jackets, whatever was being made, there were plenty of odd shaped pieces to repurpose and give a second lease on life. Quilts, of course, were the first creations resulting from patchworking. A perfect example of "waste not, want not". 

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October 03, 2014

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Making The American Man- A Documentary by Greg Caruso

Being people who thoroughly enjoy the act of creating, whether it be three dimensional or conceptual, we've never quite embraced the limelight associated with the "showy" aspect of talking about it. With that being said, after Greg Caruso and his team shared their vision for their documentary Making The American Man and asked us to participate, we couldn't say no. 

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June 19, 2014

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One Orange Shop | Nantucket Outpost

 

Growing up in the same general area of Connecticut, our parents having worked together for years, and sharing a similar appreciation for design and American manufacturing; it was upon finally meeting Jon Terbell that I felt we had already known each other forever.. During the three years since our first meeting, our perspective brands (he's the man behind New England-based shirt brand, Jack Robie) have continued to grow and evolve alongside, with frequent opportunities to work together at various pop ups and by Jon's offer to join in on the fun at his One Orange Shop in Nantucket. We always look forward to being a part of this island destination.

We recently had a chance to catch up with Jon and run a little Q&A by him:

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May 27, 2014

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Esquire Magazine / Sharp Event Wrap-Up

As the proliferation of the "Pop Up" phenomenon continues, a person can never be quite sure what there is to find at such events. Last weekend brought us to Esquire Magazine's partnered pop up with Sharp Events in SoHo NYC. As this was their first event of its kind, we too were not sure what to expect.

Happily, the event went off without a hitch and was well-received by curious shoppers and a slew of fellow brands of whom we had a chance to meet...

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April 30, 2014

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Wolverine | Elizabeth St. NYC Outpost

If you are in need of a kickass pair of boots (that will last a lifetime) and find yourself anywhere near 242 Elizabeth St. in NYC, The Wolverine Company Store should be your destination. Since their grand opening last September, they've built up a solid offering from brands like Tellason Denim, Tanner Goods, Brooklyn Dry Goods, Imogene Willie and Filson (and a great selection of General Knot & Co.). Both Mens and Womens footwear and clothing- they're ready for you. Stop by when you have a chance.
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April 26, 2014

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Pearl Paint | The Tools You Need

 I am surely not alone in my sadness, hearing of Pearl Paint closing it's legendary Canal Street flagship store. It played an important role in my years at Parsons in New York City. Without having Pearl Paint so easily accessible and so fully stocked with every conceivable art supply known to man, I would have been up a tree. Along with every other art school student and artist in New York.

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April 17, 2014

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Packaging: The Ins & The Outs

Anyone who knows us, knows that we care a great deal about our packaging. Years of receiving our purchases from companies who send their products off in poly bags and carelessly thrown into boxes keeps us motivated. We figure that the entire package, not just the contents, should be given equal attention and that you will appreciate (as we do) the full presentation of opening your purchase when it arrives at your door.

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February 17, 2014

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Where Fashion Meets The Pavement

We're happy to meet our new friend Jared Grellner (The Fashitectuer) who picked up his vintage 1970s Pendleton Patchwork skinny via Hammer & Awl out in Seattle. 
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January 27, 2014

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Everything Has A Story

Anyone who reads through our product descriptions knows that we love a good story. As with all of our fabrics, everything has a story. Everything. Being curious, forever asking questions, finding what makes things tick, a story always emerges...

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January 01, 2014

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Brian Bubb | Setting The Direction

From as early as grade school, I was fascinated with beautiful fabrics. 

I used to tag along with my mother to fabric shops where she would find what she needed for new skirts, dresses, and blouses for herself. I was more interested in yardage to hang on the walls of my room- intermingled with my posters of The Who, The Cure and the like. A bit of an odd mix, but it all came together neatly in my head under the heading of "inspiration".

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