PREVIEW | BAND OF OUTSIDERS SS12

Posted Jun 29, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


 
Band Of Outsiders 2012 Spring/Summer Collection video from the brands presentation for Pitti Immagine in Italy. Headlining Pitti alongside Rodarte, Band Of Outsiders showcased their web of collections' latest wears for Spring 2012 through a delightfully colourful and highly entertaining
show for the attending folk.

Though a year away before the season's in store, we've already done our buy and what seems like forever will in fact eventually come - we promise. In lieu of waiting, our Band Of Outsiders collections for Spring 2011 in shop are now on sale...so you can get a bit of your BOO fix, for now.

YUKETEN | SPRING 2012 PREVIEW

Posted Jun 29, 2011 by gravitypope


Photo courtesty of Hypebeast.

A preview of what's to come from Yuketen Spring 2012!
Now, a bit of a wait is in order until then...BUT styles from Yuketen Spring 2011 are now
available at 20% off until July 10th in store and online! So that should hold you over for a bit...

JEAN TOUITOU INTERVIEW BY i-D ONLINE

Posted Jun 29, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Short interview with A.P.C. Founder Jean Touitou by i-D Magazine online:

Where was the first A.P.C. store and what was it like?
It was Rue Princesse in Paris, across the street from the ‘Village Voice’ bookshop space, in a courtyard, and was a mix of show-room/store/office/fabric storage.

How do you choose where to open your stores, is it market led or just personal preference?
The market never leads my choice. It will have to do more with the street proportions, the street name, the space’s vibes. Of course that “method” could also make wrong moves happen, like in All Saints Road in London a few years ago.

You started A.P.C. in 1987, how was it received in the context of the 80s fashion scene?
The 80s were ugly to me. Now that ugliness has become a visual reference to do nice things, how funny and ironic.

How did people react to understated, minimalist clothing?
Well some (the Italians mostly) thought it was just a trend that would last 6 months. Some hate it. Clearly. I still love minimalism. I even love doing frigid clothes, for very un-frigid people that is.

How do you balance fashion with politics? Does it make life harder?
I don’t balance this and that. There are no politics in fashion and what is fashion anyways. It just doesn’t exist. Fashion is a thing without culture, politics or morals, it’s just a corpus of signs and codes to make idiots look sort of cool. Well if a cool person dresses well too, that doesn’t hurt of course. The good news is that it’s possible to exist as a human without feeding the fashion beast. Parisians are well known for their simple, chic dress sense.

In your opinion, why do they dress so well?
Probably they have a tendency of not “over killing” an idea and also, I must say there is so much Celine knock-off these days, that’s why you feel Parisians look good!

View the article on i-D online.


A.P.C. Spring/Summer 2011 collection now on sale!

NIKE | BETTER WORLD - HISTORY

Posted Jun 29, 2011 by gravitypope



Great little video Nike Better World just released.

SUMMER SALE SIZZLER

Posted Jun 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



From now until July 10th - in addition to our Spring 2011 markdowns of up to 50% off
we'll be offering a 20% discount on all of our regular priced collections in store & online!
EVERYTHING'S ON SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO.

THE CHEAPER SHOW NO.10

Posted Jun 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


This past Friday evening we headed down to The Cheaper Show No.10 VIP Preview Night. As both supporters & friends of The Cheaper Show over the past few years, it was definitely a treat to peruse and take a first glance at every one's hard work over the past year. We also had the delightful opportunity of dressing Graeme Burgland (Founder/Creative Director), Steve Rio (Executive Director), and Jessica Delorme (Lead Curator) for the evening - boy did they look great, didn't they?

Great job to all the artists, workers, and volunteers involved!Thanks for the amazing night! 
Here's a few snaps we snuck in...






































Learn more about The Cheaper Show:
cheapershow.com


Photos by Bianca Kristensen

THE CHEAPER SHOW NO. 10

Posted Jun 27, 2011 by gravitypope


This past Friday evening we headed down to The Cheaper Show No.10 VIP Preview Night. As both supporters & friends of The Cheaper Show over the past few years, it was definitely a treat to peruse and take a first glance at every one's hard work over the past year. We also had the delightful opportunity of dressing Graeme Burgland (Founder/Creative Director), Steve Rio (Executive Director), and Jessica Delorme (Lead Curator) for the evening - boy did they look great, didn't they?

Great job to all the artists, workers, and volunteers involved!Thanks for the amazing night! 
Here's a few snaps we snuck in...






































Learn more about The Cheaper Show:
cheapershow.com


Photos by Bianca Kristensen

THE CHEAPER SHOW GIFT PACK WINNER

Posted Jun 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



In support of The Cheaper Show No 10 we're announcing the winner
of our Cheaper Show Pack instore giveaway! Thanks to all those who came
in to enter and checked out our wonderful window displays!

Congrats to Kendal Philippsa!
We'll be contacting you shortly to claim your prize!

GRAVITYPOPE 21ST ANNIVERSARY PRIZE WINNERS!

Posted Jun 24, 2011 by gravitypope



Thanks to all those who entered our in-store contests. 
As promised, here are our winners.

WINNERS

1 PAIR OF GRENSON (RETAIL VALUE $400)
Blake O'Brien.

1 PAIR OF FLUEVOG (RETAIL VALUE $250)
Michele Jackson, Sandy Perrin. 

1 PAIR OF CAMPER (RETAIL VALUE $250)
Ronelle Theron, Margot Rogers.
 

1 PAIR OF DR. MARTENS (RETAIL VALUE $200)
Nicole Richie, 
Kelly Pruden, Sandra Rosenthal,
 Diana Lee, Leigh Hussey.
 

1 PAIR OF CLARKS (RETAIL VALUE $150)
 May Yew, Sean Postlewaite, Christina Ceconi.

1 PAIR OF PATAGONIA (RETAIL VALUE $125)
Colleen Weir, Eric Fung, Braden Jones.

1 PAIR OF KEEN (RETAIL VALUE $120)
Jen Vuong, Kevin Leslie, Rachel Gosse,
Kaylen Wiens, Heather Huston, Amber Yeo.

1 PAIR OF HUMMEL (RETAIL VALUE $100)
Janine Odishaw, Gloria Ross, Brenda Van Vliet. 

1 PAIR OF VANS (RETAIL VALUE $75)
Jess Grist, Paul Pon, Warren Scmutz.

1 PAIR OF TOMS (RETAIL VALUE $65)
Romaine Fleck, Julia Nerbas, Megan Bridges.

$50 GRAVITYPOPE GIFT CERTIFICATE
Jenn Jette, Tara Hastings, Kjeryn Willes,
Emily Murdoch, Maksim Parfyonov, Katie Mackay. 

AND THE GRAND PRIZE OF $1500 WORTH OF SHOES
FRYE (RETAIL VALUE $450), FLUEVOG (RETAIL VALUE $300),
CAMPER (RETAIL VALUE $300), BASS (RETAIL VALUE $150), VANS (RETAIL
VALUE $100), AND A $200 GRAVITYPOPE GIFT CERTIFICATE

Sandra Busby!

Congrats! You will be contacted to claim your prizes shortly.

GRAVITYPOPE X VANS X ROSS SHEPPARD WINNERS

Posted Jun 20, 2011 by gravitypope

Here are our winning customized Sk8 Hi Vans done by the students over at Ross Sheppard High! Thanks to all those that stopped in to vote, and a very special thanks to those students that put the time and effort into making every single pair of the entered customized Sk8 Hi's!

The winning shoes are as follows from winners to runners up!
Great job guys! You'll be contacted by your teachers and we're rounding
up your prizes as we speak courtesy of Vans and us here at gravitypope!













Want more? Be sure to check out all the rad Sk8 Hi entries from Ross Sheppard in our album on Facebook here.

FATHERS DAY | GIFT IDEAS

Posted Jun 17, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

It's Fathers Day on Sunday (don't worry, we forgot too)...
Here's a few quick gift idea's that pops will be sure to love!






 

 


















1. Robert Geller 'Andreas Sunglasses' 2. Band Of Outsiders 'This Is Not A Polo Shirt' 
3. APC 'Weekend Bag' 4. Rag & Bone Footwear 5. (Malin+Goetz) 'Tobacco Scented Candle'


Add a 6 (OK make that 12) pack and a homemade card - you're good to go!
Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there. 

ENGINEERED GARMENTS FW 2011

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods




After carrying Engineered Garments for a few seasons from out of our Edmonton location, we're ecstatic to announce that we will be welcoming Engineered Garments to our Tailored Goods Vancouver location for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 season. A great addition to our menswear collections, be sure to keep an eye out for our first deliveries...we expect sizes to not stick around for very long!


Engineered Garments took its brand name from a pattern maker hired to draft the first round of patterns. She claimed that the clothes were not designed but engineered due to the vast amount of detailing involved in each garment. The designer of the collection, Daiki Suzuki, agreed. Details from American sportswear, outdoor clothing, and military uniforms are all included in the collection and give Engineered Garments unique and practical detailing missing in much of American sportswear today. Daiki coveted American sportswear when growing up in Japan. To him, clothing which came out of the US was an interesting blend of design innovation and the latest in industrial manufacturing. He was mesmerized by the details and saw that American sportswear was affected in many ways throughout the decades from the immigrants who sewed the clothes to the industry specialists who designed and manufactured them. He came to appreciate the flaws and weaknesses in some of the manufacturing processes and thought they defined many of the American made clothes in a special way. "Those clothes have a natural, post modernist & deconstructive quality about them. If a button falls off you sew another one on but it probably won't match and this makes it uniquely yours. When you find a garment that you love to wear it survives with you in its own way and becomes a second skin. It is these clothes which I want to make, clothes that you love wearing and become yours through the experience you have with them." - E.G.

ACNE AW11/12 & SS12 | SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Presentations for seasons to come from our friends over at
Acne. Autumn/Winter 2011-12 and Spring/Summer 2011 Resort!
Always a good video, and little something to look forward to...





MM6 X OPENING CEREMONY F11 EXCLUSIVE TO TAILORED GOODS

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
X OPENING CEREMONY FALL 2011

exclusive to gravitypope Tailored Goods

...and so it is! We're pleased to announce that for the upcoming Fall season, we will be an exclusive Canadian retailer for the MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela x Opening Ceremony Fall 2011 collaboration!

We'll be sure to let you know as soon as the collection hits the floor...we just have to get through Summer first. Win/win?

GRAVITYPOPE X VANS X ROSS SHEPPARD HIGH

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by gravitypope




These are just a few of the customized Van Sk8 Hi's done by the
students at Ross Sheppard High School that will be dangling
on display at our
Edmonton location. We'll be having these
sneaks on display until June 19th for you to come on down to
check out & vote for your favourite pair. Top 3 hottest joints 
will be featured 
RIGHT HERE June 20th AND the winners will
receive a special something from Vans & yours truly.  

Huge thanks to
Vans & all of the students who got
involved at Ross Sheppard High! Now get in here
and vote! Can't make it down? View them all on 
the gravitypope Facebook page!

JAKE DAVIS TEST SHOTS: YUKI MATSUDA OF YUKETEN

Posted Jun 13, 2011 by gravitypope




Jake Davis, Manhatten born film maker with one of his 
'Jake Davis Test Shots' videos focusing on Yukenten designer
 Yuki Matsuda.
As subject for one of Jake's first released 'Test
Shots'
Yuki throws on his leather apron, laces up his boots, and
throws a smile for the camera. Simple yet beautiful, you can't help
but feel a sense of the tradition and heritage craftsmenship Yuki
and his team put into every single pair of handmade Yuketen's.

Yukenten Spring/Summer 2011 '
Chukka', and 'Yacht'
available in store & online while quantities last.

WARRIORS OF RADNESS | MARINA DEL REY VIDEO

Posted Jun 10, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

'This is a small capsule collection influenced by the titillating ostentatious tenacity and affluent lifestyle associated with the largest small craft harbor in the world: Marina Del Rey, located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles, California.

For the premiere of this collection Jack Coleman’s put together a little 8mm film with our main man and undercover gigolo Kyle Robbins aka “Cairo”. After a hyper adrenaline morning of whipping and whapping lefts and rights (mostly rights) on a 5’10” INT soft top fish, Cairo breezes over to the Marina for late breakfast Mimosas and soft boiled eggs at Jer-ne in the Ritz Carlton. You see the Jer-ne is like his office. The afternoon is spent making business calls, nurturing connections, and planning his schedule for a frolic fun evening with the clientele, all expenses paid. Perhaps a Rolex thrown in for a job well done? Touché Cairo, Touché!

Cairo can be seen wearing the latest from the Marina Del Rey collection. Cuffed shorts and cargo muscle pants in cotton linens, breezy fine weight cotton t shirts and tank tops, linen pullovers for when the wind turns onshore, striped cotton shorts, and nylon easy to wear trunks.'
- W.O.R.

SAFE IN CAMP

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope

SAFE IN CAMP
A new series of paintings inspired by
the
community of Refuge Cove.

'They say the best things come out of the blue. Last summer I found myself in a place called Refuge Cove, in Desolation Sound on the BC coast. Boat and floatplane access only, sleeping above the water in a stilted house, relearning the simplicity and beauty of coastal life after living in the city for 15 years. This was a return to my roots, having grown up the child of caretaker parents on a tiny island called Gooch in the Gulf Islands. In the early 1970's a group of educated 'back to the land' 30-somethings, purchased this parcel on West Redonda Island from Norman and Doris Hope. Therein was founded the Refuge Cove Land and Housing Co-op project of 18 member shares. Uncle Norman passed on, and Auntie Doris continued to live in their old cabin in the cove until the mid 1980's as an active member of the co-op. This became a vibrant community consisting of a gas dock, general store/postoffice (both predating the co-op), laundry and showers, a cafe bakery, and a burger stand famous for miles around. Refuge Cove was the hub of Desolation Sound. I was immersed in the culture of this tiny coastal village and the daily life of it's residents and transients, along the boardwalks and around the cove. This community is in decline, it's buildings in a state of beautiful decay. There's a colourful cast of characters that live there and the way they live their lives is almost as apparent in their faces as their eccentricities. When these people, now in their 60's, move on from here, Refuge Cove as it has existed for the last 35+ years will change drastically. In this series of paintings I wanted to document this moment in time, while Refuge Cove is still under the watchful eye of it's co-op keepers. Staying on into October, tourist traffic had all but ceased and the generator had been turned off, the General Store closed. After endless days of sun and bleached wood, the greens and grays started to creep in with the damp. The remaining residents helped each other saw up escaped mill logs, salvaged from the sea. Preparing for the cold months as fresh cedar and woodsmoke mingling on the crisp air. It takes a certain kind of person to exist there year round and few actually do. From what I gather it's pretty bleak in the winters, pretty dark. To survive up there they have to help each other. And in that community lies the basic humanness that rarely exists in the city. Safe in Camp is a saying often used by Don Wicks, a longtime, year round resident. One version is that it comes from hunting trips, when everyone's accounted for, all machines are in working order, and food is being made, everyone has a bunk. Don says it's about memory and it's about friendship.' - Artist Meghan Paterson. 

Welcome to Refuge Cove - you're Safe in Camp.

SAFE IN CAMP

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

SAFE IN CAMP
A new series of paintings inspired by
the
community of Refuge Cove.

'They say the best things come out of the blue. Last summer I found myself in a place called Refuge Cove, in Desolation Sound on the BC coast. Boat and floatplane access only, sleeping above the water in a stilted house, relearning the simplicity and beauty of coastal life after living in the city for 15 years. This was a return to my roots, having grown up the child of caretaker parents on a tiny island called Gooch in the Gulf Islands. In the early 1970's a group of educated 'back to the land' 30-somethings, purchased this parcel on West Redonda Island from Norman and Doris Hope. Therein was founded the Refuge Cove Land and Housing Co-op project of 18 member shares. Uncle Norman passed on, and Auntie Doris continued to live in their old cabin in the cove until the mid 1980's as an active member of the co-op. This became a vibrant community consisting of a gas dock, general store/postoffice (both predating the co-op), laundry and showers, a cafe bakery, and a burger stand famous for miles around. Refuge Cove was the hub of Desolation Sound. I was immersed in the culture of this tiny coastal village and the daily life of it's residents and transients, along the boardwalks and around the cove. This community is in decline, it's buildings in a state of beautiful decay. There's a colourful cast of characters that live there and the way they live their lives is almost as apparent in their faces as their eccentricities. When these people, now in their 60's, move on from here, Refuge Cove as it has existed for the last 35+ years will change drastically. In this series of paintings I wanted to document this moment in time, while Refuge Cove is still under the watchful eye of it's co-op keepers. Staying on into October, tourist traffic had all but ceased and the generator had been turned off, the General Store closed. After endless days of sun and bleached wood, the greens and grays started to creep in with the damp. The remaining residents helped each other saw up escaped mill logs, salvaged from the sea. Preparing for the cold months as fresh cedar and woodsmoke mingling on the crisp air. It takes a certain kind of person to exist there year round and few actually do. From what I gather it's pretty bleak in the winters, pretty dark. To survive up there they have to help each other. And in that community lies the basic humanness that rarely exists in the city. Safe in Camp is a saying often used by Don Wicks, a longtime, year round resident. One version is that it comes from hunting trips, when everyone's accounted for, all machines are in working order, and food is being made, everyone has a bunk. Don says it's about memory and it's about friendship.' - Artist Meghan Paterson. 

Welcome to Refuge Cove - you're Safe in Camp.

AN INTERVIEW WITH A.P.C. FOUNDER JEAN TOUITOU

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

 'The past decade has seen A.P.C. grow from a cult French label
to a brand recognized the world over for clothes that deftly mix
contemporary style with classic looks—all the while helmed by
founder Jean Touitou since 1988. Curious about what has kept the
line going strong throughout its gradual expansion, for this video
we sat down with Touitou to find out.'
- Cool Hunting.

ROBERT GELLER & ALEXANDER WANG 2011 CDFA WINNERS

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods








The 2011 CDFA Fashion Awards took place earlier this week and a few of our favourite in shop designers were awarded for their hard work! Not strangers to winning past CDFA awards, both Robert Geller and Alexander Wang walked away with admirable winnings from the
evening. Alexander Wang named Accessory Designer Of The Year & Robert Geller winning the Swarovski Award For Menswear! We've carried both designers in our shops for over a few years now and have since then watched the lines grow immensely - so Alex and Robert, congrats on your winnings!


Alexander Wang & Robert Geller Spring/Summer
2011 available in shop & online - now on sale!





SS11 BOAT SHOES

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope




SUMMER 2011 BOAT SHOES
It's boating season and we're chalk full of shoes
fit for the occasion. Here's a select few of our favourites
available in store and online while quantities last.













1. Frye 'Sully' 2. Fluevog 'Flights OPO' 3. N.D.C.
'Alitha'
4. Yuketen 'Yacht' 5. Sperry 'Cloud'  

SUMMER SALE

Posted Jun 8, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

SUMMER SALE
UP TO 50% OFF ALL SPRING 2011 PRODUCT


ACNE APC ALEXANDER WANG BAND OF OUTSIDERS BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS CACHAREL CHEAP MONDAY CLU ENGINEERED GARMENTS FIFTH AVENUE SHOE REPAIR FILIPPA K FORTE-FORTE FRED PERRY GARY GRAHAM ISABEL MARANT HUSSEIN CHALAYAN LEVI’S MADE AND CRAFTED MM6 BY MAISON MARGIELA MONCLER NAKED AND FAMOUS NICE COLLECTI...VE NUDIE JEANS OLIVER SPENCER PAUL SMITH PETER JENSEN PREEN RAG & BONE ROBERT GELLER SNS HERNING SOFIE D’HOORE STEPHAN SCHNEIDER T BY ALEXANDER WANG WINGS + HORNS ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO


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