Holiday Bodega Product

New Bodega product is up for sale online. I did 3 of the stickers and the updated gucci flag tee. Hope you like.

On sale at bdgastore.com

Odd Future

Left Brain and Domo Genesis stopped by the shop earlier in the day and came out rocking some nice tees at their show in Boston.

Yuki Matsuda

Classic made in U.S.A. footwear and luggage are exceptional as traditional artifacts of the rugged and refined American past. -Yuketen Philosophy

Inventory Magazine managed to catch up with Yuki Matsuda, founder of the Maine based luggage and footwear company Yuketen.  The interview focuses on the many dimensions presented in the this year’s Fall/Winter offering which you can find in-store as well as in our webshop.

Was there any source of inspiration behind the FW11 collection that differed from previous seasons?
For FW11 I wanted to maintain the overall Yuketen aesthetic of classic American outdoor sporting lifestyle in addition to classic town and country American lifestyles.  Of course there are some new style additions for FW11 but overall the feeling is the same as with past seasons.

Does working in Maine feel it has influenced the direction of your brand? We know the region holds a special place in your heart.
I love Maine and I always enjoy spending time there.  Maine living is like being transported back in time 40 – 50 years because there is an overcoming feeling of freedom which cannot be experienced in a metropolitan area. Maine is removed from the influences of modern city life and there are less people so I feel great freedom when I am in Maine. I love all countryside areas throughout the World. I think I am more at peace when surrounded by nature.

More of this interview here.

And Still…Deadstock Kings

Operating in Los Angeles since 2009, shop ‘And Still‘ has been consistent in fulfilling the role of purveyor when it comes to deadstock vintage.  From jacketing to snapbacks, their inventory offers a variety of brands that cover all bases of vintage sports team apparel. Co-owner of ‘And Still” and native New Englander, Kirk Tilton, was recently interviewed by SneakerFreaker as a part of the mag’s comprehensive feature on THE team apparel brand Starter.  With the supply of deadstock vintage always on the decline, you can confide in ‘And Still’ to continuously offer up some gems.  Big ups ole homey.

Since Way Back: Bodega via GQ Magazine

Bushmills Irish Whiskey has been distilling for 400 years, give or take, so they know a little something about longevity, and commitment to a cause, right? Well, they’ve put together a campaign over the past couple years called “Since Way Back,” with the emphasis being on groups of buddies who have fostered both creative growth and success within the realms they operate in, all while managing to stay friends, and just generally kick collective ass at whatever they’ve touched. Simple enough, right? And this brotherhood of sorts, which began solely in New York, and has now expanded to Boston, and LA, has a few members who we at GQ think are pretty cool, so we chatted with them last week…

When we first got the Bodega team (Oliver Mak, Jay Gordon, and Dan Natola) on the phone, they had just biked down to the shop together, and they came in at staggered intervals huffing and puffing, much like what you’d expect from an average group of pals on an early fall day.

The GQ Eye: So you guys are buddies who have this amazing store concept, with the bodega, and the retail space, and then a gallery at Fenway Park, as well. This project seems like a good fit for you…”

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Mark McNairy New Amsterdam FW ’11

We picked up a new brand for this Fall…

Based out of NYC and manufactured in England, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam is a footwear company courtesy of veteran menswear designer Mark McNairy.  Mixing timeless silhouettes with present day fashion appeal, the brand manages to captivate fashion forward audiences of today. There are two legs that make up the line: Red Brick Soul and the New England Collection. Red Brick Soul is made up of saddle shoes, chukka boots, and loafers that all, of course, sit atop a brick red sole.  The New England Collection sports more dressed up silhouettes stemming from traditional English styling.

Libertine-Libertine SS ’12

Coming Spring 2012 …

Denmark-based, Libertine-Libertine, was founded during 2009 by Rasmus Bak, Pernille Schwarz, and Peter Munch Ovesen. The brand draws inspiration from Danish maritime tradition and roots in the skate culture. Offering subtle detailing across quality garments, Libertine-Libertine positions themself as a dapper premium goods manufacturer.

Motivated to create a brand based on existentialism, high quality and well-designed products, Libertine-Libertine strives to stimulate the creative soul without restrictions.

White Mountaineering SS ’12

Founded in 2006 by Yosuke Aizawa, White Mountaineering is a Japanese company whose work revolves around a concept as easy as: One, design. Two,utility. Three, technology. For Spring 2012 you can expect quality garments which beyond being aesthetically pleasing offer weather combating technologies. Staying dry appears to be the uniform goal for the season, with use of the waterproofing and moisture wicking technologies Pertex and eVent. More traditional waterproofing methods are also applied with waxing over lightweight herringbones and twills. Overall, the tribal influenced fabrics and patterns used standout on these technologically savvy garments.

Sperry FW ’11

Sperry, the original boat shoe brand, was established in 1935 by New England mariner Paul Sperry. Today, Sperry has evolved into one of the most well-known casual shoe brands, introducing many variations of the boat shoe silhouette and beyond. The Fall 2011 offering shares many commonalities with the increasingly popular work-wear aesthetic. Materials such as weathered leathers, premium suedes, waxed canvases, wools, and corduroys all get their fair share of play in this collection. Practicality is achieved through implementing higher cuts along with more rugged soles for effective use in the approaching brisk months.

Marshall Artist | Interview with Neil Maloney

Contemporary street fashion blog SLAMXHYPE recently hosted an interview with the creative director of one of our new favorite brands here at the shop: Neil Maloney from Marshall Artist.

SLAMXHYPE: What makes Marshall Artist unique compared to other brands?

Neil Maloney: I’d have to say the thing that sets us apart at a structural level is the size of our core team and where we’re based – 2 partners are based in Vietnam where they own the factory that not only makes Marshall Artist but a whole host of top brands including Penfield and Prada. I’m based in the UK where there is just me and my assistant at our studio. I go over to the factory in Vietnam at least 4 times a year where we have a fantastic team dedicated solely to Marshall Artist. It’s a designers dream to have a 400+ factory at his finger tips!

At a creative level I’d say the thing that sets us apart from other brands is the attention to deal and general quality of product versus the price brackets we sit in. I spend a lot of time (far too much!) researching construction methods and finishes and how we can reinvent them or make them relevant for a contemporary market and at the right price point. The end result is a well thought out garment that is functional and stylish.

SLAMXHYPE: What’s your background as Creative Director?

Neil Maloney: I started out in London in about ‘97 as a junior Art Director for a great agency at the time called Attik. We worked on fantastic projects for the likes of MTV, Nike, Sony, EMI, Adidas, Levi’s etc etc. Everything from music clips to print campaigns and everything in-between. I look back now and realise how lucky I was to walk out of art college and straight into what was probably the coolest studio in London at the time. I got into designing menswear in about 2001 and gradually moved from Art Direction into fashion and since 2004 I’ve pretty much just focused on designing menswear.

SLAMXHYPE: Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Neil Maloney: The people around me and their environments. I grew up in Liverpool in the 80’s so the whole casual thing has always been a part of me. I love that genre of menswear. Not so much the full-on sportswear look but more the outdoor kind of brands that were cool back then, and still are now really. I think you can see that in my work for sure. I love traditional workwear as well – garments that will last longer than life time. There’s always something new to learn from old pieces you find on your travels. I’m an absolute jacket fanatic – I drive my wife crazy with the sheer volume of outerwear I hoard away at home!

SLAMXHYPE: What is most noteworthy about your brand?

Neil Maloney: Honesty and hard work across the board – From the factory floor to the showroom. I’d say we’re the most unpretentious bunch around.

Read the full interview in the following link.