CLEAN CUT • MARNI & JIL SANDER S14

Posted Feb 3, 2014 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

NEW FALL 13 CLOTHING ARRIVALS

Posted Nov 19, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in wings + horns, comme des garcons, engineered garments, margaret howell

A.P.C. X CARHARTT FALL 2013

Posted Oct 29, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in a.p.c.


A.P.C. x Carhartt fall 2013 available now while quantities last.


Jean Touitou graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris with a history degree and no intention of becoming a fashion designer. By accident, Touitou landed his first job with Kenzo, followed by gigs at Agnès B & Irie before deciding to start his own in 1987 with the launch of A.P.C. - Atelier de Production et de Création. From shoes to outerwear, A.P.C. carries the basics that provide for a clean & crafted outfit - through & though.

NEW ARRIVALS | WOMEN FALL 2013 CLOTHING

Posted Aug 6, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in isabel marant, acne studios, band of outsiders, peter jensen



Acne



Boy. by Band Of Outsiders



Peter Jensen



Isabel Marant

SATURDAYS MAGAZINE ISSUE NO. 002

Posted Jun 11, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in saturdays



Saturdays Magazine Issue 002 now available in-store
at gravitypope Tailored Goods locations while quantities last.  

In August of 2009, Saturdays opened its doors on a small, cobblestone street in Soho. Determined to suit a lifestyle occupied with surfing, living and working in New York City, Saturdays began selling boards and wetsuits while sourcing and selling books, fine art and other lifestyle accessories. Today, Saturdays creates, designs and produces its own line of menswear focusing on high-quality craftsmanship, authenticity and traditional style. In the years since Saturdays opened, it has served as a hang out for some of New York’s most influential artists, surfers and thinkers, all of whom have helped redefine what it means to live, work and surf in New York City.

NEW ARRIVALS FOR MEN | MPAT, MARGARET HOWELL & MORE

Posted Jun 10, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in paul smith, margaret howell, mount pleasant athletic club


New clothing arrivals online for men from Mount Pleasant Athletic Club,
Margaret Howell, Paul Smith, Sofie D'Hoore and more!

Founded in Vancouver by Wayne Gonzales, Dennis Cruz and Carlo Brito, Mount Pleasant Athletic Club is designed for an active lifestyle while encompassing a traditional aesthetic. The streetwear influenced apparel is intended, not only for training, but also for use off the court. With a casual and timeless feel, MPAC personifies the community oriented athletics of the neighbourhood which is its namesake.

CB I HATE PERFUME | 610 OUTSIDE

Posted Jun 6, 2013 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in cb i hate perfume



Hate bugs? CB hates them too. New in-store '610 Outside' works as both a
scent and bug reprellant. With notes like lavender, geranium, cedarwood,
and bergamot...Outside is sure to be a summer hit!

BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS | MR. STERNBERG TALKS MUSES

Posted Nov 15, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in band of outsiders, boy.

Opening Ceremony gives us a deeper look into the rhyme and reason of what makes
Boy by Band of Ousiders as good as it is.  Here's a hint - it isn't just Scott Sternberg!  
(In case you're wondering, we do have that bandage dress in stock). 

Boy by Band of Ousiders Fall/Winter '12 now in shop and online!

RAG & BONE SS13 AT LFW

Posted Sep 23, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in rag and bone

This past week in London, Anna Wintour dropped in on  rag & boine designers
Marcus and David to help celebrate their London outpost opening during
London Fashion Week with a small showing of the S/S 13 collection.
Here's a few shots from the casting as well as the shows.

RAG & BONE D.I.Y. | LIU WEN

Posted Sep 20, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in rag and bone



Liu Wen, the latest favourite to join rag & bone's D.I.Y project.
Don't know about the project? Learn more and check out entries
from all the other girls on rag-bone.com.

Like what Liu's wearing? Check out what's in store from
rag & bone for Fall in shop & online shortly at gravitypope!








SUPER SUNGLASSES | MANUFACTURING SUPER VIDEO

Posted Aug 29, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in super sunglasses



SUPER Sunglasses (behind the lens) with a video bringing us into
the manufacturing side of their production: the craftsmanship and
process for delivering consumers with quality Italian eyewear.

SUPER stocked year round in shop at gravitypope Tailored Goods.

WARRIORS OF RADNESS FALL 2012 VIDEO | LIMOUSINES, BIKINI QUEENS, AND SWELLING DREAMS

Posted Aug 22, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in warriors of radness



OLIVER SPENCER FALL 2012 LOOBOOK

Posted Aug 19, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in oliver spencer

Oliver Spencer's lookbook for the upcoming A/W 2012 season has recently
been released, and the line continues to get better and better.  Exceptionally
tailored jackets and wools are standouts of the forthcoming collection,
and Oli has dashed in a little Liucian Freud inspiration into this offering.  

As August comes to a close, expect our Oliver Spencer Fall 2012
shipment to come available shortly at gravitypope Tailored Goods. 
 

ENGINEERED GARMENTS FALL 2012 | THE EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN OF NEPENTHES

Posted Aug 19, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in engineered garments


The men of Nepenthes NY have been focused and picutred in a fall editorial for Complex magazine.  Wearing standout pieces from Engineered Garments and their mother label Nepenthes, this crew makes day drinking at a dive bar on 8th Ave look better than it should.  Click photo's for more looks...

Engineered Garments Fall 2012 now available in shop at
gravitypope Tailored Goods - online shortly. 


 

LOOKING FORWARD | RAG & BONE MENS SS13 VIDEO

Posted Aug 16, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in rag and bone



rag & bone's offering of their Spring/Summer 2013 menswear
collection video - items not expected for quite a while,
but definitely something to look forward to as
the seasons change...

NEW FALL ARRIVALS AT GRAVITYPOPE TAILORED GOODS

Posted Aug 15, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in paul smith, rag and bone, acne studios, acne, marni



Recently receivced at gravitypope Tailored Goods!
These items and more now available in shop & online shortly. 

ACNE




MARNI






RAG & BONE


PAUL SMITH

SHARP | BEST CANADIAN MENSWEAR DESIGNERS

Posted Aug 14, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in wings + horns, WANT Les Essentiels, naked and famous



Shap magazine just released a list of The Best Canadian Menswear 
Designers - which not surprisingly includes a few of our in store favourites!
Check out what Sharp had to say about the designers from Naked & Famous,
WANT Les Essentiels, and Wing + Horns!




VOGUE | RAG & BONE STUDIO TOUR

Posted Aug 1, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in rag and bone



Vogue recently took a studio tour of rag & bone's workspace
in the meatpacking district (New York). Here's a look inside the studio that
rag & bone designers David & Marcus share, as well as the beautiful
showroom we get a chance to visit multiple times a year throughout
the buying season!

These images and more courtesy of vogue.com
















T BY ALEXANDER WANG FALL 2012 CAMPAIGN FEATURING AZEALIA BANKS

Posted Jul 31, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in alexander wang



T by Alexander Wang recently released his Fall 2012
campaign video featuring musician Azealia Banks!

The moving image piece features items from the collection that should be
arriving in our stores shortly! Currently we have a small first delivery
available in shop, with a lot more to come on it's way!


FALL 2012 ARRIVALS AT TAILORED GOODS

Posted Jul 26, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in wings + horns, a.p.c., isabel marant, maison kitsune


APC

God bless the blazing sun - but Fall collections are already
trickling in...and though we hope our tan lines progress for
weeks to come, here's a taste of what's now available in shop
at gravitypope Tailored Goods for Fall 2012!

Follow us on Instagram & be the first to see what's
new in shop from our designer clothing and footwear 
collections! @gravitypope_shop


ISABEL MARANT


ISABEL MARANT


WINGS + HORNS


WINGS + HORNS


MAISON KITSUNE

ISABEL MARANT FALL 2012 | IT'S COMING

Posted Jul 22, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in isabel marant

It's coming.  It's close.

 Stay tuned and we'll let you know the moment we recieve our fall drop from
Isabel Marant Etoile.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (gravitypope_shop),
pick one or pick them all and you won't miss a thing!

 

PAUL SMITH RIDES A TANDEM

Posted Jul 22, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in paul smith

In honor of the current Tour de France nearing completion,
here we here a video of Sir Paul Smith riding in the streets and
being photographed for GQ with friend & cyclist Mark Cavendish -
who just won the 18th stage of T.D.F!

A very special Paul Smith Fall 2012 coming to
gravitypope very, very soon. 

 

 

 

 

ENGINEERED GARMENTS FLASH SALE

Posted Jul 3, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Engineered Garments Flash Sale!

Save a bonus 20% off Engineered Garments sale prices!
With markdowns of up to 50% off already, it's definitely a
sale you cant refuse for a stock up of your favourite EG wears.

Sale on in shop only July 3rd and 4th at gravitypope Tailored Goods!

ENGINEERED GARMENTS F/W '12

Posted Jul 1, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

There's been many images of Daiki Suzuki's latest offering from Engineered
Garments
circulating, and we thought we'd share a few with you...
 
The upcoming Fall/Winter '12 collection features a few standout pieces,
like this varsity jacket below, and classics like the Bedford jacket
in a boiled wool navy camoflauge.  

Engineered Garments FW'12 coming soon to gravitypope Tailored Goods. 

ARC'TERYX FACTORY TOUR

Posted Jun 24, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in arc'teryx veilance

The folks over at Four Pins recently took a tour of the Arc'Teryx factory
located in North Vancouver. Here are a few shots of the process, even
a snap of the man behind the technically supreme Veilance line, Conroy
Nachtigall with a sneak peek of some Veilance samples! 

ALEXANDER WANG FLASH SALE

Posted Jun 23, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in alexander wang

ALEXANDER WANG FLASH SALE! In shop at Tailored Goods today & tomorrow
only! Take an additional 20% off the last ticketed sale price on all marked down
Alexander Wang & T Line in shop! Items are already marked down up to 50%!
Get into Tailored Goods ASAP to take advantage of this slammin' flash sale!

PAUL SMITH ON FASHION | OKI-NI

Posted Jun 17, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in paul smith

The people over at oki-ni have put together a fantastic look into one of
fashion's most interesting and inspiring minds.  Sir Paul Smith shares his
views on business, ego, fashion, curiosity, and much more.  If you've ever
wondered where his idea for "lemon in the eye" comes from,
and what that means, read up on the man behind some
of our favorite collections here.

WANT & NEED AT THE BEACH

Posted Jun 12, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in WANT Les Essentiels

 

Details magazine has recently put together a nice offering
of items to take along with you for a perfectly planned day at
the beach. It all starts with what goes where, and Want Les
Essentiels de la Vie
 (3) came in with an offering of their Hartsfield 
travel tote. Conveniently sized to fit a six pack and anything
else you might need for the beach, it makes a pretty handy
companion for a day in the sun.

NAKED & FAMOUS | BRANDON'S ESSENTIALS

Posted Jun 10, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in our friends, naked and famous

The team over at Hypebeast have asked the brain behind Naked & Famous,
Brandon Svarc to snap a shot of what he carries everyday.  Unparrelled with energy,
Brandon is always a welcomed visitor when he swings in to give us a heads up on
everything Naked & Famous.  And every time he comes in,
he acutally does have that shuttle loom with him.  

Our Edmonton and Vancouver locations are stocked with
plenty of selvage demin courtesy of his obsession with the finest and
best material he can get his hands on.  Come in and try a pair on,
never take them off, and wear the hell out of them.

ALEXANDER WANG IN BEIJING

Posted Jun 10, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in alexander wang



Alexander Wang has arrived in Beijing.  The American designer has brought his ultracool and sharp aesthetic to a brand new flagship store.  Designed by himself and French architect
Joseph Dirand, the 565 square foot space is a blend of raw materials such as marble and blackened bronze. Wang continues to impress, as if his SS12 collections weren't enough already.  


A.P.C. 2013 RESORT COLLECTION

Posted Jun 10, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in a.p.c.



The Parisian brand has recently dubuted their Resort collection for 2013,
bridging the gap between the spring, summer and fall. Mininmally stlyed as usual,
another solid collection from designer Jean Touitou that will tide us all over before
the leaves start to fall.

While we're waiting on it, the SS12
collection is available in store right now.
 


 

OUR FRIENDS | RUTH, EMANUEL & CONRAD PRESENT 'LAUREN'

Posted Jun 3, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in acne, our friends, MM6



Courtesy of our talented staff members comes a lovely collection of photos showcasing standouts from a few of the spring/summer wares available at gravitypope and gravitypope Tailored Goods now.  Emanuel Ilagan styled Lauren in great pieces from Acne, MM6, and Isabel Benenato.  Guest starring a fantastic pair of Jil Sander shoes, ever talented Ruth Skinner was behind the lens capturing everything, while Conrad Brown
provided videography for the entire project.  The end result is a well edited feature that perfectly encapsulates each brand.    

LADY LUCK HAS STRUCK | CONGRATS WINNERS

Posted May 25, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Without saying too much or too little, and without further adieu
- here are the winners of our past event's door prize giveaways!

You will be contacted shortly to claim your prize!

United jeans
Graden Steinbrenner
Armin Tehrani 

Malin + Goetz essential kit
Joan Liddicoat 
June Kostoulias

Rag & Bone jeans
Stephanie Bazelevsky 
Chloe Kim  

Fred Perry bag
Allan Underhill
Carlle Chatten  

Thanks to United, Malin + Goetz, rag & bone,
and Fred Perry for the amazing prizes! 

 

A.P.C I TURNING THE BIG 25

Posted May 7, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods in a.p.c.

 

 

 

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, A.P.C has commisioned filmmaker Thomas Tyman to create a short video in their honor. We are treated to photos of the Fall/Winter 12 collection, as well as many little notes and all sorts of odds and ends of the design process. 

Here's to A.P.C and many more years of timeless French style. 
Happy 25th!

ARC'TERYX VEILANCE SS12 'I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS'

Posted Mar 9, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Vincent Tsang of ON & BEYOND delivers us a different look at the Arc'teryx Veilance Spring/Summer 2012 collection through his new series 'I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS'. Driven by the countless times Vincent has experienced a female wanting & lusting over a gentlemans garment, the series surrounds his favourite females photographed in items typically tailored & designed for men
.

This, the first of his series displays new stlyes offered by Arc'teryx Veilance for the current Spring/Summer 2012 season - now available in shop & online shortly. 




MARGARET HOWELL | THE SHIRT SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Posted Mar 8, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



'The Shirt' shot by Koto Bolofo for the Margaret Howell
Spring/Summer 2012 collection. 

Anxiously awaiting our first shipment from MHL this season, be sure to 
peruse through the beautiful imagery shot by Koto for insight of the quality
to come for MHL by Margaret Howel for Spring/Summer 2012.















BAND OF OUTSIDERS SPRING 2012 IMAGERY

Posted Mar 8, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



 A set of Imagery from Band Of Outsiders and Boy by Band Of Outsiders
featuring pieces from the Spring 2012 collections. As always, delivered
through timeless polaroid, Michelle Williams and Ed Ruscha are the subject
matter for showcasing the Los Angeles based brand's offering for the season.

Band Of Outsiders Spring 2012 now available in shop - online shortly!




















VALENTINES DAY GIVE AWAY

Posted Feb 15, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



AND THE WINNERS ARE:

$25 gravitypope Gift Certificate
Lyn Winterbourne, Kate Salters, Andrée Desrochers,
Maggie Bartczak-Mercer, Kristin E Czarny, Marilyn Trudell,
Michael R. Daniels, Jeff Leech, Joshua D'Rozario, Ashley Thurstan,
Nelle Meline, Angela Cescon, Christen Yee, Frank Huang, Caitlin Mercer


$100 gravitypope Gift Certificate
Whitney Krutzfeldt

Congratulations! Please contact
contest@gravitypope.com
to claim your prize! 

SPRING 2012 ARRIVALS (CONT.)

Posted Jan 25, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Footwear

New arrivals for Spring 2012 are flowin' in. Here's a few key pieces
we've received over the past week from MM6 by Maison Martin
Margiela, Engineered Garments, Moncler, Homespun, Comme
des Garcons SHIRT, and Kitsune Maison 
- available in shop & online shortly.



MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Dresses


Engineered Garments


Moncler Coats & Vests


Homespun Underwear


Comme des Garcons SHIRT


Maison Kitsune

OUR FAVOURITE ACNE T

Posted Jan 24, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Many many years ago, our beloved Acne produced a T shirt. On this t shirt, Acne listed all of their accounts - and of course, as Acne's first retail account in Canada, we were more than thrilled to see gravitypope co listed across the bust!

Always nice to see someone in the shops with this
'vintage' Acne t shirt on!  


NEW SPRING 2012 ARRIVALS WWW.GRAVITYPOPE.COM

Posted Jan 24, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



INTRODUCING | FORTNIGHT LINGERIE SPRING 2012

Posted Jan 24, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



gravitypope Tailored Goods is pleased to present our first collection from
Fortnight Lingerie Spring/Summer 2012 - now available in store & online!

Made in Canada, Fortnight combines highly tailored styles mixed with
luxurious aesthetics and a throwback of that old Hollywood glamour.

'Fortnight Lingerie is for free spirited women who love luxury
and quality in every aspect of their lives'. 

*pieces sold separately














RESORT/SPRING 2012 ARRIVALS

Posted Jan 13, 2012 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


S.N.S. Herning Knit

Resort and Spring collections for 2012 are most certainly rolling in.
Here's a few notable newbies that have come through. Items now 
available in store and online shortly at www.gravitypope.com

Are you following @gravitypope on Instagram yet?



WANT iPad Case


MM6 Lace Up


Acne Lia Knit 


Acne Angora Knits


Acne Cypress


Alexander Wang Prisma


Isabel Marant Knits


Isabel Marant Zena Knit


Rag & Bone Oxford

COMME DES GARÇONS PARFUMS | ENERGY C

Posted Dec 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



New arrivals now in shop from Comme des Garcons PARFUMS with their
latest series of scents 'Energy C'. The sparkling energy of citrus fruit
with each in its own notes of musks & delightfully layered components 
 creates a well rounded revitalizing scent - with a kick. 



GRAPEFRUIT
Blackcurrant Buds * Pink Grapefruit *
Petitgrain * Jasmine * Yellow Mandarin *
Neroli * Musk * Tree Moss * Iris *


LEMON
Bergamont * Yellow Lemon * Citron *
Cardamom * Angelica * Incense * 
Musk * Vetiver *


LIME 
Lime * Bergamont * Green Lemon *
Water Jasmine * Tea Rose * Lily Of The
Valley * Musk * Cedar * 
 

ENGINEERED GARMENTS SPRING/SUMMER 2012 LOOKBOOK

Posted Dec 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Enjoyable through and through, the latest look book from Engineered Garments for Spring/Summer 2012 brings together pieces from the season with effortless yet perfected styling. Always assured by their continuance of great prints and texture you can feel by first sight, the Spring/Summer 2012 collection comes through with both newly manicured styles and old - remixed with light neutrals, pallets of blue, and light summer materials. 

Arriving shortly, check our favourites from the
Engineered Garments Spring /Summer 2012 lookbook below. 

Engineered Garments for Fall/Winter 2011 available in
shop, online, and on sale while quantities last






















LOOKING FORWARD | OLIVER SPENCER SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Posted Dec 9, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Images from the Oliver Spencer Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook providing a
blurry look into things to come from the collection for the upcoming season. 

Olivier Specner for AW11 now available in shop & online
- with select items on sale while quantities last.
www.gravitypope.com 












RAG & BONE D.I.Y. | HANNELI MUSTAPARTA

Posted Dec 9, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



"I was asked by Rag & Bone if I would like to be a part of the DIY campaign along side Abbey Lee Kershaw, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr, Carolyn Murphy and Sasha Pivovarova. I got a bag of clothes and a small point and shoot camera to shoot myself. I had to bring the bag with me to Europe for fashion month and shoot in between shows and work. I enjoyed the experience and like that they are very real and raw." - Hanneli Mustaparta.

View Hanneli's full D.I.Y. on rag-bone.com
Rag & Bone available in store + online at gravitypope.com









RAG & BONE D.I.Y. | BEHIND THE SCENES WITH MINA SHIN

Posted Dec 9, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Rag & Bone recently released a silent 2 part behind the scenes video with Mina Shin
on her DIY shoot for Rag & Bone in Busan, Korea.

Mina's D.I.Y. released back in November 2011, you can view the photos
on rag-bone.com. Items seen here from Rag & Bone JEAN available in
shop and online at gravitypope.com 



LOOKING FORWARD | A.P.C. PRE SPRING/SUMMER 2012

Posted Dec 9, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

A.P.C. collection for Pre Spring/Summer 2012 arriving shortly. 
Here's a peak of what's to come - as well as a reminder that select items from
our current season of goods from A.P.C. for AW11, is now available on saie in stores
and online at gravitypope.com  

THE GIFTS OF GRAVITYPOPE 2011

Posted Dec 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

gravitypope 2011 gift ideas - from us, to you, for them! Inspired by Things Organized Neatly,
here's a few gift ideas to be had in store available at gravitypope, gravitypope Tailored Goods,
and www.gravitypope.com 



GRAVITYPOPE PRE CHRISTMAS 2011 IMAGES/OUTTAKES

Posted Dec 6, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



gravitypope Pre Christmas sale still in full effect, here's a few images & outtakes from our day spend out at the H&M Christmas Tree farm in BC for the shoot. Featuring clothing from Forte_Forte, S.N.S Herning, Paul Smith, Acne, Sophie D'Hoore, Band Of Outsiders, Red Wing, Comme des Garcons SHIRT, Engineered Garments, and Stephan Schneider.

gravitypope Pre Christmas sale now on until December 24th!
Save 20% - 50% on select fall/winter footwear, clothing & accessories at
gravitypope, gravitypope Tailored Goods, and www.gravitypope.com

 









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

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 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. 

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

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.
 

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.

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!



NYFW BY YIMMY YAYO | ALEXANDER WANG, BAND OF OUTSIDERS, PREEN, AND RAG & BONE.

Posted Sep 29, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Oyster Magazine recently released their coverage of Womens Spring/Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week through the lens of photographer/blogger extraordinaire Yimmy Yayo. A nice alternative look to the shows is given as Yayo provides a few backstage, front row, and post show photos from Alexander Wang, Band Of Outsiders, Preen, and Rag & Bone. Great shots, and a great view of things to come in shop for the Spring/Summer 2012 season!


ALEXANDER WANG SS12
















BOY BY BAND OF OUTSIDERS SS12
























PREEN SS12

















RAG & BONE SS12
















Additional coverage by Yimmy Yayo for the above collections, as well additional shows presented during womens NYFW Spring/Summer 2012 can be found on yimmyyayo.com


Alexander Wang, Boy. by Band Of Outsiders, Preen, and Rag & Bone for the current Fall/Winter 2011 season now available in shop, and online at gravitypope.com

LOOKING FORWARD | OLIVER SPENCER SS12

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



An up close and personal look from ONEEIGHTNINE and their seats the at Oliver Spencer Spring/Summer 2012 runway show in London. Shot front row through a Pentax K1000, ONEEIGHTNINE provides us with a delightful look at the show with images in a softer hue - and a desirable one at that!

Oliver Spencer SS12 from ONEEIGHTNINE below.
Oliver Spencer for the current Fall/Winter 2011 season
currently available in shop.


















NUDIE JEANS | ORGANIC COTTON

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Nudie Jeans presenting another great online feature titled 'Organic Cotton'.
More photos and words from the Sweedish denim & fashion label below! 




'The mainstream method of cultivating cotton has a major impact on the environment. However, there is huge potential for improving the situation, and choosing organically grown cotton is one way of making a difference. In order for cotton to be organically certified, the fields where it is farmed must be totally free from pesticides for a period of three years. At the denim producer, the spinning, dyeing and finishing of the yarn for our organic jeans is carried out in accordance with organic procedures.
When it comes to Nudie Jeans, organic cotton is not just a seasonal fashion trend. We have higher aims than that – our long-term goal is to use exclusively organic cotton.

GOTS The majority of the organic denim used by Nudie Jeans is certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). The aim of the GOTS standards is to define requirements that are world-wide recognised. This is to certify the authenticity of organic textiles and to give a credible assurance to the end consumer. Our dry organic jeans are GOTS certified through our supplers. This means that the whole production chain, from cotton to a pair of jeans, is certified.

THE TEXTILE EXCHANGE Nudie Jeans is a member of the Textile Exchange (formerly The Organic Exchange), which is a non-profit organisation that supports the farming and trading of organically grown cotton.' -
Nudie Jeans





NUDIE JEANS | SLOW DENIM

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Nudie Jeans with their online feature 'Slow Denim'.
With styles for the season stocked up and currently available in shop, take a read over
& enjoy a few fine snaps provided by our fine friends over at Nudie Jeans for their online feature.  



'SELVAGE DENIM IS MADE on old-style shuttle looms. The fabric is woven using one continuous cross thread; the weft. As the weft loops back into the edge of the weave the selvage edge is created. This edge is usually stitched with a coloured thread. On vintage jeans, some selvage denim has green, brown or yellow thread running down the edge. These stitches were intended as distinctions used by the mills to differentiate between fabrics. Best known is the red selvage.

Selvage production is much slower than conventionally produced denim, and only the best raw materials are used. It can be compared to the "slow food" movement; this is slow denim.

THE OLD SHUTTLE LOOMS produce three metres of 75 centimetre-wide selvage denim per hour, and a modern loom is more than ten times faster. And, as the shuttle looms date back to the 1950s, they require a lot of tender loving care in order to work.

Modern denim production is a high-tech industry in which computers control much of the process. In the slow denim factory, the looms are under constant supervision from a couple of denim craftsmen, who oil the machinery and inspect the weaves
.
The rhythmic sound of the shuttles going back and forth creates a loud and hypnotic soundtrack. Naturally, the slow production process makes the denim more expensive, but there are also many advantages. The low speed produces far less stress on the yarn, which makes the hand of the denim softer and the fabric more durable.' -
Nudie Jeans



A.P.C. WINTER 2011

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



A.P.C. WINTER 2011
now available in shop & online.

PETER JENSEN AW11

Posted Sep 28, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



The Autumn/Winter 2011 collection from Peter Jensen has arrived! Titled 'Anna Karina', the seasons styles are now available in shop and online. Shot in LA, check out the Peter Jensen AW11 lookbook below showcasing styles available through gravitypope Tailored Goods while quantities last.  











For more, view the entire lookbook at peterjensen.co.uk

CACHAREL FALL 2011

Posted Sep 2, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Our first deliveries from Cacharel Fall 2011 now available in stock!
Floral dresses, bright  knits, silk pleated skirts, outerwear and more
now available in store and for inquiry online.  





1. Floral Print Dress 2. Heavy Knit Wool Sweater
w/ Full Pleat Skirt 3. Pleated Shift Dress

ENGINEERED GARMENTS FALL/WINTER 2011

Posted Aug 29, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



The latest issue of HUGE magazine No. 85 presents a solid spread introducing the Engineered Garments Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Well executed with beautiful photography of the line on gentlemen within spaces and places around around New York - a great, easy on the eyes way to check out products due to arrive in shop this season!

Engineered Garments Fall/Winter 2011 coming soon.











Imagrey & HUGE magazine available via Inventory.

OLIVER SPENCER AUTUMN/WINTER 2011

Posted Aug 26, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Oliver Spencer arrivals now available in shop for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season. Check out the 'Country House Video' below! The great video provides a nice look at the collection as a whole by spotlight wandering through the creaks and cracks of a dilapidated stay home.

MM6 MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA FOR OPENING CEREMONY

Posted Aug 26, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Exclusive to gravitypope Tailored Goods, the MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela for Opening Ceremony Fall 2011 capsule collaboration has arrived! Focused on a 3-in-1 design, pieces from the collection easily transform for various functions for all day, any way wear. First delivery now available in shop, with more to come as arrivals for the Fall 2011 season progress!

SOMETHING TO LOOK FOWARD TO | FILIPPA K S/S12

Posted Aug 24, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Video's from the Filippa K man & women presentation's for Spring/Summer 2012,
shown recently at the Mercedes Benz Fashionweek in Stockholm.






Note: Sound disabled

Filippa K arrivals for Fall/Winter 2011 now available in shop.

THE GENERIC MAN FOR COMME DES GARCONS SHIRT FALL 2011

Posted Aug 15, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Limited edition Wingman from The Generic Man for Comme des Garcons SHIRT for Fall 2011 now available in shop. Leather upper, and a Vibram sole - a classic gentleman's shoe with an updated twist, perfect for any occasion. The Generic Man for Comme des Garcons SHIRT Wingman available
while quantities last!


'Inspired by the groundbreaking Nouvelle Vague movies of Jean-Luc Godard, most prominently a café scene in his 1967 classic “Two or Three Things I know About Her,” The Generic Man presents this fall’s collaboration with COMME des GARCONS SHIRT. A Generic Man classic, the Wingman has been given a revamp by Rei Kawakubo’s iconic brand, resulting in a style that stays true to The Generic Man’s effortless take on luxury while adding the avant-garde twist that has made COMME des GARCONS SHIRT a favorite among fashion insiders.' -
Hypebeast

ALEXANDER WANG FALL 2011 ACCESSORIES

Posted Aug 12, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods





We recently received our first shipment of footwear & bags from Alexander Wang Fall 2011! Having carried the main line and T collection for the past few years, we were excited to open up our very first boxes and introduce our selection of accessories from Alexander Wang for the Fall 2011 season! A few in with more to come, stop in to one of our Tailored Goods locations and take a look!

STEPHAN SCHNEIDER AUTUMN/WINTER 2011

Posted Aug 3, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Our deliveries from Stephan Schneider A/W11 are just around the corner, and release of the look book couldn't have come at a better time. As always, we can expect great knits, suiting, casual, dress, and outerwear from Stephan this season for both his mens and womens collections. The look book this season showcases the line both in studio and outdoors, delivering a great feel for what's to come no matter what your daily situation may be! Stay tuned for arrivals of the first deliveries, due over the next couple of weeks. 

View the entire look book over at
stephanschneider.be

Stephan Schneider Spring/Summer 2011 now up to 60%
off in store and online.  


BC DAY LONG WEEKEND | 20% OFF THE LAST TICKETED SALE PRICE

Posted Jul 30, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

Fantastic savings for the B.C. day long weekend!

Save an addtional 20% off the last ticketed sale price in store at
our BC locations! Spring and summer items are currently marked
down up to 60% off! You do the math... 

gravitypope Vancouver
2205 west 4th ave
vancouver@gravitypope.com 
Store Hours: Saturday : 10 am - 7 pm 
Sunday + Holidays : 11 am - 6 pm 


gravitypope Tailored Goods Vancouver
2203 west 4th ave
tailoredgoodsvancouver@gravitypope.com
Store Hours: Saturday : 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday + Holidays : Noon - 6 pm


Offer only available in our BC locations
July 30th - August 1st!

RAG & BONE MEN'S SS12 LOOKBOOK PREVIEW

Posted Jul 27, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

A preview of the Rag & Bone Spring/Summer 2012 menswear lookbook,
courtesy of
Rag & Bone on Vimeo

NEW ARRIVALS | WANT LES ESSENTIALS

Posted Jul 25, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



New arrivals from Montreal's WANT Les Essentials de la Vie are now available in shop.
The O'hare tote in a variety of colours is now up for grabs in both leather and organic canvas, as well as the new Kenyatta travel kit - perfect for cosmetics on the go! Great items for the upcoming fall season, be sure to stop in and check the new selection out. 

LE MARCHE ST GEORGE | MONOCLE 'BEST CAFES'

Posted Jul 20, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Monocle recently published & made a short video of five independent coffee shops 'that each reflect the unique nature of their neighbourhoods'.  One of those coffee shops featured just so happens to be run and owned by ex gravitypope employee Klee Larsen and her family located in Mt. Pleasant, Vancouver BC. The photos and video from Monocle give us a great look into the family's coffee shop Le Marché St Geroge, as well as a peak through a few tasty treats and products sold alongside their tasty bean. Video after the photo's!   

 Le Marché St Geroge - 4393 St. George








BAND OF OUTSIDERS SS12 | BEHIND THE SCENES

Posted Jul 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods
















(Photos by Piotr Niepsuj)

Behind the scenes photos from the Band Of Outsiders SS12
presentation at Pitti in Florence, Italy.

ACNE AUTUMN/WINTER 2011

Posted Jul 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



Our first small delivery from Acne Autumn/Winter 2011 womens collection has arrived. Full bodied felt skirts, and high waisted maxi knit bandage skirts currently available along with many, many more shipments to come. Stay tuned.

Select pieces from the Acne Spring/Summer 2011 collection currently
available on sale, in store and online

MARTIN GREENFIELD | JAKE DAVIS TEST SHOTS

Posted Jul 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



The latest from Jake Davis Test Shots featuring Martin Greenfield, Brooklyn's finest.
For those unfamiliar, Greenfield and his sons are responsible for hand-made, beautiful, custom tailored suits produced out of the family's garment factory in Brookyn, NY. Greenfield not only produces custom tailored suits, but has also worked alongside  American designers such as Rag & Bone and Band Of Outsiders to produce fine suiting within their collections from season to seaon. 

 And just for the hell of it, here's a great short film we came across from 2009
featuring Mr. Greenfield and his factory, directed by Galen Summer.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG FALL 2011

Posted Jul 18, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



T By Alexander Wang Fall 2011 video campaign featuring Santo Gold and Spankrock.
Dance party to say the least! Fall 2011 pieces from the T by Alexander Wang collection 
expected to arrive shortly...  

NEW ARRIVALS | ACNE PRE FALL 2011 FOOTWEAR

Posted Jul 13, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods





ACNE PRE FALL 2011
PISTOL SHORT

New footwear arrivals from Acne Pre Fall 2011 are now available in stop and online!
New colours in old favourites, the infamous Acne Pistol is now available in
'Black Contrast' and 'Wood'.

NOW AVAILABLE | ISABEL MARANT FALL 2011

Posted Jul 13, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



ISABEL MARANT
FALL / WINTER 2011

Our first delivery from Isabel Marant Fall/Winter 2011 has arrived and is now available in store & for inquiry online. Styles from the first delivery are flying out and talk of our second arriving shortly is in the air! If you're an Isabel lover (and who isn't?) be sure to stop in ASAP and keep up online for future shipments. In addition to the exciting new arrivals, our Spring/Summer Isabel Marant is marked down to a whopping 50% off - so throw your keyboard out the window & head down to one of our Tailored Goods locations before it's too late.

A MORNING WITH PAUL SMITH

Posted Jul 11, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods



The Goddess Guide just released 'A Morning With Paul Smith', a delightful 20 min video interview with the man behind it all. Being exactly as titled, the video is not only fun and insightful, but also unintentionally inspiring. As just a simple man with an amazingly internationally recognized and sought after brand, Paul Smith discusses life matters both personal and professional in the interview for T.G.G! Definitely a good watch, so treat yourself to a mellow 20 and check it out.



Check out Part 2 for an in depth look at the interview 'A Morning With Paul Smith' on The Goddess Guide.

SCOTT STERNBERG | I MAKE CLOTHES

Posted Jul 11, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods


(Photo: Esquire)

A little while back (OK a long while back, sorry!) Hypebeast TV posted up a video of Band Of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg inside his/their Los Angeles office. The video gives us a 2 minute 30 something brain pick into the playful BOO mentality (including a little hooky) and all the while providing a nice look at their beautifully cluttered California office space.   


'For the past seven years, Scott Sternberg's Band of Outsiders has come to represent one of America's best contemporary men's labels. The brand has effectively maintained preppy cues to the past all while continuing on a considered modern aesthetic. In this episode of Hypebeast TV, we meet candidly in Sternberg's office to gain an insight into his personality and brand.' - Hypebeast.

01 | 01 MAGAZINE GROUP EXHIBITION

Posted Jul 8, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

01 Magazine is pleased to present the finale of their traveling group exhibition, 01, at Interurban Gallery, Vancouver. Curated by Redia Soltis (Founder / Creative Director) and Jennilee Marigomen (Photo Editor / Art Director), the exhibition showcases 40 inspiring artists of different disciplines that have been previously featured in the magazine. The exhibition in Vancouver is the third showing of 01, following its New York exhibition at No. 6 Gallery and Toronto exhibition at 107 Gallery.

01, Vancouver Opening Reception tonight at the Interurban Gallery, a beautiful heritage space on the edge of Gastown - #1 East Hastings. We hope to see you there!

ISABEL MARANT FALL 2011 / WINTER 2012

Posted Jul 4, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods




Isabel Marant Fall 2011 / Winter 2012 is on its way!

Due to arrive this week, we thought we'd stir the pot by posting the collections recently released preview images along with front row footage from the show in Paris. Stay tuned and be the first to 'hear the needle drop' via the gravitypope Tailored Goods
Facebook and/or Twitter!
 

JOHNNY JOHNASSON INTERVIEW BY MR. PORTER

Posted Jul 4, 2011 by gravitypope Tailored Goods

 

More than a bit late on this one, but here's a little interview
MR. PORTER posted a while back with Acne Founder Johnny
Johnasson in his Stockholm office!  

________________________________________


Tell us about the location of your office.

It's in an old bank. We've been here for quite a while although we nearly didn't get the lease because we were competing with the Swedish priest organisation here in Stockholm. Luckily they gave it to us as somebody on our board knew the person that owned the building.

Tell us why you have your office this way.

My office is particularly crowded at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I like a white space with clean lines and a clean table to start working but some of these things I just need to have around me. I don't even know why.

What takes up the most room in your office?
I keep lots of photos from the shoots we do here at Acne and I keep a lot of books for references. When you have really good things around you, sometimes it makes you shape up. It makes me see what good people do. I surround myself with good people, people who are much better than me, for the same reason. It's one of my tricks.

You don't have a computer?
No I don't. I love not having a big computer on my desk. It makes the space much more personal. I used to draw on a computer but I don't anymore. It's just easier to do it by hand or in the fitting room. I have an iPad instead. I love it. It's almost like a magazine - clean and simple. The format is a bit more fashionable.

Why did you get into designing clothes?
It never bores me. I'm always really excited about what I do. It feels like when you start a new collection you think you want to change the world, but then in the end there's just the product, so it's kind of a disappointment in some ways. But fashion, like music, has to have a feeling to it. If it doesn't then why bother? I look for those things that make me feel something.

Why did you start Acne?

Some friends of mine, creative people I respect, were starting something and basically I just wanted to be a part of it. I was just happy to have something new to do. It's been quite a journey. My schedule is pretty crazy these days.

You have been based in Stockholm for some time. Can you tell us some good places to visit?
I'm very local, so I tend to go to the same places. I'm a bit of an idiot like that. One coffee shop I go to is owned by a friend of mine - it's called Il Caffé. There are a lot of really interesting, friendly people there so it's a good place to start the morning. For a night out I'd go to the south part of Stockholm (Södermalm), it's the most cultural, experimental area. My favourite place there is Kvarnen - it's a restaurant and bar full of interesting fashion people and students. If you want to go more fancy head downtown to Teatergrillen.

What five items of clothing do you think every man should own?
A white T-shirt, a pair of worn black jeans, a white shirt and a pair of expensive black leather shoes (preferably English ones). I also think you should own something very feminine, like a piece of jewellery or something from your mother's wardrobe. That's how I dress.

_________________________________________


Alongside the above interview, MR. PORTER also made a delightful video 
showcasing Acne's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Check it out!
 






All Acne Spring/Summer 2011 now ON SALE
available in store and online at
gravitypope.com

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.

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!

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 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!

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?

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 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!





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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