I am excited to present the woodiest of woody scents
Comme des Garcons
Bewildering in its conception, spectacular in its evolution: mysterious yet perturbing in its application, luxurious but uplifting in its effect. A world overflowing with wonderous woods, the creation of the ultimate wood fragrance, Wonderwood.
I can't think of the last time that we were this excited to carry a brand, and I'm certainly not exaggerating. Season after season our staff has been pestering Gravity Pope's buyers to pick up Marc Hare's eponymous line, and now our wishes have finally been granted. For all you sartorial-minded individuals, if you don't know about Mr. Hare and the "shoes you can attach some romance to", then you can enlighten yourselves now. This wholly independent line is now being carried by our wholly independent boutiques, an exclusive to the North American continent!
This season's collection, entitled Miss Your Air, is inspired by the city of Paris. In the words of Mr. Hare, "Paris had an air and it was graceful." Handmade in Tuscany by master Italian craftsmen on Mr.Hare's exclusive British lasts, the materials are only of the finest. Here are a few tidbits about the styles available at Gravitypope, grabbed from Autumn / Winter 2010's look book: Mr. Hare, "HUXLEY high shineâ€(mens), $695.00 CAD (Available in Black only.) The Huxley is cut from a single piece of leather with a single stitch down the back, with a brogue detailing inspired by the hare (not rabbit) of Donnie Darko fame. Mr. Hare, â€œMILLER scotch grain/high shineâ€(mens), $695.00 CAD (Available in Brown and Black.) Mr. Hare, â€œWOLFE GALOSH leather/suede oxfordâ€(mens), $675.00 CAD (Available in Black only.) My personal favorite, the Wolfe Galosh is classiness personified. I could dance from dawn 'til dusk in these. Do the tightrope, even?
Okay, so maybe they aren't wearing Mr. Hare, but I'm sure Janelle Monae would if given the chance!
Although it seems as though we've just finally reached the tip of summer, retailers have been working on Fall collections since winter. To pre-stoke your fire a little bit, here's a few snaps we snuck in at our Robert Geller F2010 buy in New York this past January...