GRAVITYPOPE SHOPPING EVENT WINNERS

Posted Nov 25, 2011 by gravitypope

Congrats to the following winner's who made it out to our shopping event
last night and ended up leaving with just a little bit more than a sweet discount.
Winners, you'll be contacted shortly and you may claim your prizes in store! 


Natalie Bunting | Colleen Weir
Ivana Ivancic-Barry | Sheena Mair
 Todd Duym
 | Karey Shumansky
 

Thank you to our brands Kenneth Cole, Fly London, Frye, Fluevog
& Dr Martens for providing the prizes of the night!

 

BE PREPARED | GRAVITYPOPE PRE CHRISTMAS SALE 2011

Posted Nov 24, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



BE PREPARED!
gravitypope PRE CHRISTMAS SALE


15% off regular priced footwear, clothing & accessories
 November 25th - December 4th!*

20% - 50% off select Fall 2011 footwear, clothing & accessories
November 25th - December 24th!

Sale on at gravitypope, and gravitypope Tailored Goods!
Shop from home at
www.gravitypope.com

CHOP CHOP! 
*excluding select brands

LINDA FARROW COLLABORATIONS | DRIES VAN NOTEN, THE ROW & ALEXANDER WANG

Posted Nov 21, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



The latest from Linda Farrow has arrived and is now available in shop! Designer sunglass
collaborations include styles from Dries Van Noten, The Row, and Alexander Wang.


ALEXANDER WANG




DRIES VAN NOTEN 





THE ROW

LINDA FARROW COLLABORATIONS | DRIES VAN NOTEN, THE ROW & ALEXANDER WANG

Posted Nov 21, 2011 by gravitypope



The latest from Linda Farrow has arrived and is now available in shop! Designer sunglass
collaborations include styles from Dries Van Noten, The Row, and Alexander Wang.

Linda Farrow available in store at gravitypope Tailored Goods locations.



ALEXANDER WANG




DRIES VAN NOTEN 





THE ROW

RAG & BONE D.I.Y. PROJECT | CANDICE SWANEPOEL

Posted Nov 21, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Candice Swanepoel joins Sasha, Abbey Lee, Carolyn, Miranda and the rest of the cast of models as the newest face of rag & bone’s DIY project. With the same remit as the girls before her, Candice was given a bag of clothing and a camera and asked to style and photograph herself in an environment of her choice. The resulting photographs were taken between Brazil and Bora Bora,
dancing on the beach to Bob Marley. 

View Candice's entire rag & bone D.I.Y. project album at rag-bone.com 

rag & bone Fall/Winter 2011 for men & women now available in shop
& online at gravitypope.com








HAPPY SOCKS HOLIDAY 2011 BY TERRY RICHARDSON

Posted Nov 21, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


Happy Socks Holiday 2011 collection, through the eyes (lens) of Terry Richardson for the seasons lookbook offering. Shot in New York, Happy Socks were transformed into wearable garments to reflect the personality of each subject! Featured 'subjects' include Ashley Smith, Camille Rowe, and ASAP Rocky - to name a few...

View the entire Happy Socks Holiday 2011 lookbook shot by
Terry Richardson over at Happy Socks online.

Happy Socks available in shop! 

WE LIKE | EAMES : THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER

Posted Nov 18, 2011 by gravitypope


As lovers of not only fashion and footwear, we enjoy all aspects of design - with a particularly deep passion for furniture, interiors, and film. 'EAMES: The Architect and The Painter' a film narrated by James Franco depicts a delightfully candid view of the husband-and-wife-duo of Charles and Ray Eames that most certainly strikes a note of interest in us! Excited, we anxiously anticipate a viewing - releasing today at the IFC Center in New York City.
 


'The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life -- from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age -- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.'

WE LIKE | EAMES : THE ARCHITECT AND THE PAINTER

Posted Nov 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


As lovers of not only fashion and footwear, we enjoy all aspects of design - with a particularly deep passion for furniture, interiors, and film. 'EAMES: The Architect and The Painter' a film narrated by James Franco depicts a delightfully candid view of the husband-and-wife-duo of Charles and Ray Eames that most certainly strikes a note of interest in us! Excited, we anxiously anticipate a viewing - releasing today at the IFC Center in New York City.
 


'The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America's most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life -- from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age -- has been less widely understood. Narrated by James Franco, Eames: The Architect and the Painter is the first film dedicated to these creative geniuses and their work.'

HYPEBEAST | A CONVERSATION WITH WANT LES ESSENTIALS DE LA VIE

Posted Nov 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


Hypebeast recently caught up with twin brothers Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie for an interview discussing the brand, and the market. As we've known the brothers for quite some time now through WANT Agency (providing North American retailers with top brands Acne, Filippa K, and Nudie to name a few...), we're quite in love and have been excited about the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie minimalist, yet luxe designs since day one in 2006.

A great little peak into the designs behind the brand we love, below is the interview courtesy of Hypebeast with Messrs and Byron from WANT Les Essential de la Vie:
 
WANT Les Essentials always in stock and on heavy rotation, 
available at gravitypope Tailored Goods locations & online at gravitypope.com 

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is…inspired by timeless, functional design classics. The brand was conceived out of a “want” for premium quality leather goods to house the “essential” personal and professional products that we use in our everyday lives.

Balancing style and modern functionality…is our daily challenge. We aim to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on each of its products by its ubiquitous gold & silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

Accessories are the key to…defining your own personal style. While originally adorned for functional roles in protecting oneself from the elements – hats, eyewear, shoes or bags – accessories now play a significantly complementary role in completing one’s wardrobe. Unlike fashion, accessories don’t require periodic rotation, and are more often than not meant to be worn or used everyday. With this in mind, we are keen to deliver accessories that serve in terms of personal utility and style.

Material and color selection for WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie…is focused on building products that last – not only over time, but also trend. Since the inception of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, we have found our inspirations in architecture and furniture design. We are constantly sourcing leather, organic cotton, and other natural materials in terms of feel, quality, sustainability and durability. Accordingly, we continually develop colors and textures that are often consistent with seasonal directions, yet are still elegant and timeless. Ultimately, we are making products that we anticipate our users will pass on from generation to generation.

The most difficult part of developing products…is delivering to the market a finished product that not only meets our expectations, but more importantly those of our consumers. For us, designing really original new products comes quite naturally. However, we have consistently followed Dieter Ram’s guiding principles that “Less is More.” We have taken great pride in being disciplined enough to use significant restraint in keeping the product offering limited to what we believe to be only the essential items that our users require for his or her daily commute.

The current focus on craftsmanship…great news for our industry…and all areas of consumer consumption for that matter. There has been so much focus over the past decade to deliver faster, cheaper, disposable products to the market. We aim to be part of the counter culture which is rooted in delivering quality products which are high on design and produced in reputable environments, at a fair price, and ultimately are built to last. Traveling is… a great luxury – whether for work or pleasure. There is no question that getting on a plane weekly, as we do, is taxing on the mind and body, but it’s tough for us to complain – recognizing that we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to wander the world, share original experiences with diverse people, and be inspired by new and traditional customs and cultures. Marketing strategy… is pretty simple – “Stay true to who you are.” We have always envisaged WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie as a solutions company, with our sole intention to continually develop products (and in the future, potentially services) that meet, and adapt to, the ever changing needs of the modern commuter. We feel that as long as we deliver on this promise, we will continue to build a dedicated community that consists of a narrow selection of the worlds’ most influential retail stockists, and traditional and new media channels, that will help us to share our story.

The perfect accessory or piece of luggage should be…timeless, functional and easy. It is pretty obvious that we too have been greatly inspired by Steve Jobs. The Apple brand revolutionized the meaning of luxury. We are devoted in contributing to a “new luxury” movement, which steers clear of excess, and instead proposes original and uncompromising, premium products that are democratic in appeal and accessible to all. Our mission is to design and develop products that respect (not detract from) the beauty and simplicity of the cherished products that they house.

Life (La Vie) is…“what you make it” – Color of Spring by Talk Talk, 1986. 

HYPEBEAST | A CONVERSATION WITH WANT LES ESSENTIALS DE LA VIE

Posted Nov 18, 2011 by gravitypope


Hypebeast recently caught up with twin brothers Messrs Dexter and Byron Peart of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie for an interview discussing the brand, and the market. As we've known the brothers for quite some time now through WANT Agency (providing North American retailers with top brands Acne, Filippa K, and Nudie to name a few...), we're quite in love and have been excited about the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie minimalist, yet luxe designs since day one in 2006.

A great little peak into the designs behind the brand we love, below is the interview courtesy of Hypebeast with Messrs and Byron from WANT Les Essential de la Vie:
 
WANT Les Essentials always in stock and on heavy rotation, 
available at gravitypope Tailored Goods locations & online at gravitypope.com 

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is…inspired by timeless, functional design classics. The brand was conceived out of a “want” for premium quality leather goods to house the “essential” personal and professional products that we use in our everyday lives.

Balancing style and modern functionality…is our daily challenge. We aim to create a balance between a traditional style and a modern compatibility. The brand’s core value, identified on each of its products by its ubiquitous gold & silver zipper, is to achieve unity through contrast.

Accessories are the key to…defining your own personal style. While originally adorned for functional roles in protecting oneself from the elements – hats, eyewear, shoes or bags – accessories now play a significantly complementary role in completing one’s wardrobe. Unlike fashion, accessories don’t require periodic rotation, and are more often than not meant to be worn or used everyday. With this in mind, we are keen to deliver accessories that serve in terms of personal utility and style.

Material and color selection for WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie…is focused on building products that last – not only over time, but also trend. Since the inception of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie, we have found our inspirations in architecture and furniture design. We are constantly sourcing leather, organic cotton, and other natural materials in terms of feel, quality, sustainability and durability. Accordingly, we continually develop colors and textures that are often consistent with seasonal directions, yet are still elegant and timeless. Ultimately, we are making products that we anticipate our users will pass on from generation to generation.

The most difficult part of developing products…is delivering to the market a finished product that not only meets our expectations, but more importantly those of our consumers. For us, designing really original new products comes quite naturally. However, we have consistently followed Dieter Ram’s guiding principles that “Less is More.” We have taken great pride in being disciplined enough to use significant restraint in keeping the product offering limited to what we believe to be only the essential items that our users require for his or her daily commute.

The current focus on craftsmanship…great news for our industry…and all areas of consumer consumption for that matter. There has been so much focus over the past decade to deliver faster, cheaper, disposable products to the market. We aim to be part of the counter culture which is rooted in delivering quality products which are high on design and produced in reputable environments, at a fair price, and ultimately are built to last. Traveling is… a great luxury – whether for work or pleasure. There is no question that getting on a plane weekly, as we do, is taxing on the mind and body, but it’s tough for us to complain – recognizing that we are so fortunate to have the opportunity to wander the world, share original experiences with diverse people, and be inspired by new and traditional customs and cultures. Marketing strategy… is pretty simple – “Stay true to who you are.” We have always envisaged WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie as a solutions company, with our sole intention to continually develop products (and in the future, potentially services) that meet, and adapt to, the ever changing needs of the modern commuter. We feel that as long as we deliver on this promise, we will continue to build a dedicated community that consists of a narrow selection of the worlds’ most influential retail stockists, and traditional and new media channels, that will help us to share our story.

The perfect accessory or piece of luggage should be…timeless, functional and easy. It is pretty obvious that we too have been greatly inspired by Steve Jobs. The Apple brand revolutionized the meaning of luxury. We are devoted in contributing to a “new luxury” movement, which steers clear of excess, and instead proposes original and uncompromising, premium products that are democratic in appeal and accessible to all. Our mission is to design and develop products that respect (not detract from) the beauty and simplicity of the cherished products that they house.

Life (La Vie) is…“what you make it” – Color of Spring by Talk Talk, 1986. 

COMME DES GARCONS SHIRT FW11 BLAZER

Posted Nov 14, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Our current gravitypope.com Tailored Goods spotlight features the Comme des Garcons SHIRT two tone patched Blazer. Worn as a jacket or a blazer, Comme des Garcons steps away from the classic blazer by adding subtle details of navy herringbone patchwork. 

Built for casualest of fall encounters, the 
Comme des Garcons SHIRT Blazer
is now available in shop & online at
gravitypope.com  







Also pictured: 1. Engineered Garments Chambray 2. Wings + Horns Wool Chino

QUODDY AW11 DECK CHUKKA

Posted Nov 14, 2011 by gravitypope



Our current gravitypope.com footwear spotlight features the Deck Chukka from Quoddy for Autumn/Winter 2011. Hand sewn in Maine, the Quoddy Deck Chukka gives us full grain
leather atop a sturdy Vibram sole, designed exclusively for Quoddy.

Quoddy Deck Chukka now available in store &
online at
gravitypope.com while quantities last.