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Last Exit To Nowhere

lastexit1.jpgWhile we don’t usually encourage t-shirts as a fashion choice, our inner film fan beat out the inner fashion snobbery when we found Last Exit to Nowhere.  Designer Mike Ford launched this Nottingham based T-shirt atelier in June 2007. Each design is based on fictitious companies born out of twentieth century fiction. You of course recognize Weyland-Yutani Corporation as Ripley's employer from the Alien series of films.

maekake from Ichiroya

ichiro1.JPGIf you hadn't guessed by the recent spate of cooking posts, we are culinary fans. We're captivated by everything from tasty dishes to kitchen toys to cook's fashions. This excelent number comes from Ichiro at Ichiroya Flea Market in Osaka, Japan. This is a classic Japanese store or factory apron. The one pictured above says "Miyoshi Soap Factory." Ichiro has an excellent and ever changing collection.

Muji

muji.jpgWe have long been fans of Muji. I can't say we've been using too much of the A4 stationary, but the multi-colored ball points are nice. I've coveted the sleek simplicity of their CD and DVD players for years. They are matte black boxes with three buttons and no writing. It would seem that most electronics makers still believe the world will be baffled by a series of buttons on media players that can make your music or picture pause, play or skip forward, without a dictionary worth of information backed up by false promises of useless audio and picture filters to undo countless hours of careful sound mixing and color correction. But I digress.

A.P.C.

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It’s okay if when you think of A.P.C. you first think of jeans. Their denim comes with different “recipes� for attaining the perfect lived-in pair. True die-hards are asked to wear the jeans as long as you can possible stand it without washing (try months) then jump in the ocean, rub sand all over and let them dry in the sun. Fortunately, the rest of the clothes only need comparably easy dry cleaning. All the garments are classic enough to stick with you for the long haul with details and fabrics just interesting enough to show you care today.

Opening Ceremony

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For men who want a clean, classic look devoid of trendy embellishments, Agnés B will provide staples to last for years to come. Started in France in the mid 70’s, the first stateside store showed up in SoHo in 1981 and has been providing New Yorkers with great modern basics ever since. Jackets, pants, sweaters, t-shirts and accessories all get the effortlessly-cool French treatment that every man should be looking for.
79 Green Street, New York, NY 10012
www.agnesb.fr
www.agnesb.com

Steven Alan

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103 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
212.343.0692

465 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024
212.595.8451

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229 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
212.226.7482

www.stevenalan.com

Atelier New York

Filling a need for aspirational men's fashion, (as well as the worlds best vampire outfitters) Atelier is a boutique that challenges the status quo. Here you'll find garments that are elevating the craft of menswear without being fussy. It takes a true individual to pull off aged white leather pants by Ann Demulemeester at $1,200, but as evidenced by this being the store's fourth year, you are out there.
125 Crosby Street, 212.941.8435

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It's all about sneakers, behind the meat counter and deli cases you'll find the latest in must-have footware. We've seen the occasional line for a limited edition kick here. So stay on your toes.


7 E 3rd Street, New York, NY 10003
www.davesqualitymeat.com

Cloak

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Another store we like. More to come..

10 Greene Street, New York, NY 10013
212.625.2828

www.cloakdesign.com

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