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[Apparel] The Lineage Of. . . Carhartt Clothing

Posted in Apparel, Recommended by the.Zoo.keeper on December 31, 2015

Carhartt

in the chronicles, i’ll be highlighting the brands i wear/have worn and/or that i have respect for.

Carhartt is truly an OG when it comes to clothing brands, the company was formed in the late 19th century & specializing in workwear, the workwear range can be hard to get in the UK & you won’t see it on the shelves of your local Selfridges but Carhartt are not simply your everyday streetwear brand. more intel’ & pictures after the click.

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[Apparel] The Lineage Of. . . Edwin Denim

Posted in Apparel, Recommended by the.Zoo.keeper on December 31, 2015

Edwin Denim

in lineage, i’ll be attempting to give some form of insight into a brands history; particularly the brands i wear/have worn and/or that i have respect for.

EDWIN are one of those old-skool Japanese denim brands, the EDWIN brand has been around since the late 1960s, although founder Mr. Tsunemi (who first name shall seemingly remains. . . nameless) had been crafting jeans since the late 1940s. the name is a smart play on the word DENIM – flip the M, you get a W then move the letters about to get EDWIN – very Sherlock Holmes.

Mr. Tsunemi’s main focus for the EDWIN brand has always been on its “innovation & craftmanship“, it’s crazy that everybody will have heard of companies like Levi’s & Diesel but in some regards EDWIN have had a far greater imprint on contemporary denim.

  • in the 1970s EDWIN created what they termed as ‘old wash’ – they began to pre-distress jeans for that worn in look which was becoming fashionable but took time to achieve; this is something now commonplace in every jeans brands catalogue.
  • then in the 1980s they originated ‘stone washing’, now after being forced to wear stonewash Wranglers for a considerable part of my under-10s i’m not sure whether i should really like anything EDWIN do as the trauma of stone washed denim is still vivid in my memory but there’s no doubting it too the whole globe by storm.

Rob Poutney from EDWIN UK, did an interview for the Urban Industry Store, with a slightly more detailed, vocalised background on the company –

he’s also done some overviews on the different fits in the EDWIN range, you can get these via the Urban Industry Store YouTube page.

they even have Sir Bradley of armPitt signed up to advertise for the company in Japan, who knew Brad could sing this badly –

the fact that EDWIN have stayed consistant to the companies initial ideologies, having owned a pair of ED77 Japanese Denim – Raw Granite i can vouch for the quality, the denim is heavy & the detailing on point; i’m not a big “Raw” denim fan but must admit to always liking the look of a pair of EDWINs.

you can get your EDWIN from the usual e-places.

Peace eZ” – Jp

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[Apparel] The Lineage Of. . . Pointer Footwear

Posted in Apparel, Recommended by the.Zoo.keeper on December 31, 2015

Pointer

in lineage, i’ll be attempting to give some form of insight into a brands history; particularly the brands i wear/have worn and/or that i have respect for.

Pointer are a young company, only having begun in 2004. they design are simple, yet finely constructed casual footwear, a stand out in a culture that supports multi-coloured trainers and limited edition sneakers. the silhouettes are clean & the ethos behind the shoes solid. they’re not simply a casual sneaker brand or a casual shoe bran though, Pointer can do it all.

founder Gareth Skewis, who was started out as a skater, runs the company. it is as is a response to the increasing lack of quality in the footwear market that Pointer take such pride in the way they make their shoes. simple, casual footwear that is also attractive is indeed hard to find.

personal favourites –

Pointer - Mathieson

the Mathieson is my everyday shoe, can wear them anything. got ankle support but not an overly ‘hi-top’ look to them; comfortable & durable. been asked many aa-time where i got them from & what they are, they’re an understated crowd pleaser.

Pointer - Soma II

i must have gotten my first pair of Pointers about 4 years ago & the Soma (I, i guess you would call them now) were those – i must admit my fancy of them was fleeting but they were a good shoe – got mad attention for the design too – had the Pointer ‘P’ all over, Blue-on-White.

as a brand i rate Pointer pretty near the top of my list, the quality & build far surpass a vast majority of brands out there. for a brand most don’t pay attention to they might seem expensive but for the quality, they surpass any 1-10s i’ve ever seen.

Peace eZ” – Jp

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