LOOKING FORWARD | ISABEL MARANT SS12 LOOKBOOK

Posted Oct 19, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Isabel Marant with release of their Spring/Summer 2012 Etoile lookbook featuring model Anna
Selezneva. We've got a bit to wait on these bohemian prints, and soft silhouettes
- but it sure is nice to be reminded of warmer times. 

Until then, Isabel Marant for Fall/Winter 2011 is still available in shop
and for inquiry online while quantities last.








Rag & Bone SS12 | Behind The Scenes

Posted Oct 11, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Rag & Bone with a video of behind the scenes footage from their Spring/Summer
2012 presentation at New York Fashion Week.


BOY. BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS FALL 2011 POLAROIDS

Posted Oct 11, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Boy. by Band Of Outsiders with a recently released seasonal offering of polaroids for their Fall 2011 collection. Shot in LA at the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in Beverly Hills, CA on Elena Anaya
- Oct 4th, 2011.

Love the clothes, love the photos, love this house!















Boy. by Band Of Outsiders Fall 2011 now available in 
shop & online.
 

SNEAKER MAGAZINE | A VISIT TO THE ADIDAS ARCHIVES

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope


Photo's courtesy of Holger von Krosigk - Sneakers Magazine

Sneakers Magazine recently took a private visit within the Adidas Archives in Scheinfeld, Germany. Their visit provides us with photos from within the archives which holds some of the worlds most rare, exclusive footwear produced by Adidas over the years - guided by Karl Heinz-Lang (pictured below), the man behind the archive who helped cultivate the Adidas heritage to modern day. 















AIRBORNE BY HUSSEIN CHALAYAN & COMME DES GARCONS

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Airborne, the collaborated parfum from Hussein Chalayan and Comme des Garcons is
now available in shop at all gravitypope Tailored Goods retail locations.

Top notes of neroli of Tunisia, lemon from Syracuse, and bergamot. Middle notes
of lentiscus, and juniper berry. Base notes of incense, musk and cedarwood.

Available for the season while quantities last.

LONDON FASHION WEEK SPRING/SUMMER 2012 | MARGARET HOWELL & PAUL SMITH

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



AnOther Magazine online with a few posted show highlights from backstage at
Margaret Howell and Paul Smith at London Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2012.

 '
Shirting and tailoring were the orders of the day at Margaret Howell and Paul Smith, giving way to a boy meets girl look. Whilst season on season Howell’s collections bring a classic simplicity with an androgynous edge, Paul Smith gives a women’s version of his menswear. There is a difference.

The crisp, white shirt and tailored trouser were key at both but if you think the Howell and Smith woman are the same think again. Just take their soundtracks as an indication of mood: Velvet Underground played out at Smith and Joni Mitchell at Howell.

Whilst Howell was a continuation on previous seasons, there was a definite boating feel with the Breton stripe featuring heavily, a yellow mac, neckerchiefs and even sailor hats. The colour palette came in variations on white, shades of blue with a pop of bright yellow and tomato red. One of the main highlights was a belted, long, white shirt that featured a tiny embroidered polka dot in red.

At Paul Smith his inspiration for last season – Patti Smith – still had resonance in the styling of the models dressed in trouser suits, shirts and flats (brogues and loafers), with slightly dishevelled hair. More feminine and softer looks came in the form of sheen striped skirts and floaty shirt dresses which were interdispersed between the variety of trousers: cigarette, wide-legged, low-slung pyjama and high-waisted.' -
AnOther Magazine


MARGARET HOWELL SS12
















PAUL SMITH SS12











LOOKING FORWARD | INTRODUCING MARGARET HOWELL FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


Photo courtesty of the NY Times

For the upcoming Spring/Summer 2012 season we're pleased to announce that we'll be 
carrying our first season with British fashion designer Margaret Howell MHL.

Starting her career in accessories, Margaret Howell launched her (self named) clothing label in 1972. Recognized for the simple, classic, quality designs - the Margaret Howell collections have proved successful with decades of steady growth within their menswear and womenswear lines - found in fine boutiques across the world.

Always mesmerized by the photography and garments displayed within Margaret Howell's seasonal black & white campaigns, we're both excited & anxious for the arrival of MHL womens and mens for Spring/Summer 2012.  


Photo courtesy of the NY Times

NOW AVAILABLE | WINGS + HORNS X HERITAGE RESEARCH FALL/WINTER 2011 FISHTAIL PARKA

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

'The Fishtail Parka, followed a new design, and took inspiration from vintage military influence as well as some elements from our Bomber. The Fishtail Parka is made out of British Millerain waxed cotton - a 6th generation mill in England that specializes in producing fabrics for the British military. Fully lined in a tightly woven natural cambric cotton. The lining gives off a dry-hand, resembling the lightweight feel of paper, but the close weaves allow for extreme durability and warmth. Added details to the jacket includes Storm collars with a zip-out hood, hidden snap pockets, and Swiss Riri zippers throughout.' - Wings + Horns  

Wings + Horns x Heritage Research Fishtail Parka for Fall/Winter 2011 now
available at gravitypope Tailored goods while limited quantities last.

HUSSEIN CHALAYAN AT HIS SS12 SHOW

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Hussein Chalayan dressed up as a waiter and served his models glasses of champagne
as part of his Hussein Chalayan Spring/Sumer 2012 show at Paris Fashion Week.

BUSINESS OF FASHION | SCOTT STERNBERG OF BAND OF OUTSIDERS

Posted Oct 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



An interesting interview from Business of Fashion with Band Of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg on building a fashion business, after Sternbergs headlining BOO SS12 Pitti Uomo show in Italy.

RED WING SHOE COMPANY | PRODUCT TESTING

Posted Oct 5, 2011 by gravitypope



'Here is the latest film in our video series, “Product Testing”. It details the craftsmanship of company employees and the pride with which Red Wing products are built. It also illustrates the rigorous methods we use to ensure that component materials and finished products meet or exceed industry standards and as well as our own high standards for quality.' - Red Wing Show Company

New mens and womens Red Wing for the season available
in store and online at
gravitypope.com


GRENSON WOMENS FALL/WINTER 2011

Posted Oct 5, 2011 by gravitypope



Meet Martha, Ella, and Grace, our first arrivals from Grenson Womens footwear!
Grenson womens for Fall/Winter 2011 now available in store and online

SWIMS FALL/WINTER 2011

Posted Oct 5, 2011 by gravitypope



SWIMS Shoes with a delightfully cheeky video highlighting their waterproof footwear for the Fall/Winter 2011 season. Norwegian based, SWIMS leading contemporary waterproof footwear, galoshes, and umbrellas are now available in store (online shortly) at all gravitypope and gravitypope Tailored Goods locations.

DR. MARTENS | THE ART OF INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURE

Posted Oct 5, 2011 by gravitypope



'Dr. Martens - The Art Of Industrial Manufacture', a film by Ivan Ogilvie for Dr. Martens showing the process of making the infamous Airwair boot.

Dr. Martens
womens & mens styles for Fall/Winter 2011 now available in store and online


RED WING SHOE COMPANY | FACTORY VISIT

Posted Oct 3, 2011 by gravitypope



'About a year ago Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam was invited to Red Wing, Minnesota to pay a visit to the Red Wing Shoe factory and tannery. Our mission: to discover first hand the deepest secrets of the American, old school production process. The factory is home to a hospitable team of employees, most of whom have worked at the Red Wing factory for nearly 30 years. All the craftsmen and -women ply their own particular craft on the old machinery. Some of the Red Wing machines were patented in 1893 and have, to this very day, not been replaced.

The S.B. Foot tannery is older than the Red Wing Shoes factory itself. The brand bought the tannery in the 1980s to control nearly the entire production process of the shoes . Almost all the machines are sourced from Italy because that is where the best equipment for this purpose comes from. Most of these have been altered so they can process the thick leather that’s used for work boots. After sorting and shaving, the leather is colored, dyed, oiled, waxed, dried and finished to the exact requirements of a specific type of leather shoe.

It was not just the mechanical supremacy that was a sight to behold. The human elements involved, such as the workers’ loyalty, craftsmanship and the pride they take in their work was something we had not witnessed before. This combination was truly inspiring and for us really defined ‘Minnesota Nice’.' -
Red Wing Shoe Company 

HAPPY SOCKS FALL/WINTER 2011

Posted Oct 3, 2011 by gravitypope



A few images from the Happy Socks Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook.
Styles currently available in stock for the FW11 season - at all gravitypope
& gravitypope Tailored Goods locations while quantities last!



HAPPY SOCKS FALL/WINTER 2011

Posted Oct 3, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



A few images from the Happy Socks Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook.
Styles currently available in stock for the FW11 season - at all gravitypope
& gravitypope Tailored Goods locations while quantities last!