26.02.2015 / NEWS
Chasing the Light
Head west into the twinkling lights. This is where stars are born. Where pioneers cloak themselves in the business of leisure, and where everything is at the same time breathless and alive. Embed yourself in the icons of the day, both the timeless and the well-timed, and take note of how far you must leap from the ordinary. This season’s collection is inspired by iconic 1960s architect John Lautner, a pioneer whose designs are an extension of both the natural environment and the individual. His legacy of pushing boundaries combined with a dramatic vision of the future reminds us that the there is vice and vibrancy on the horizon and both are for the taking. Find your inspiration and become the storyteller. Inspiration is a frame of mind, and the right frame of mind starts with the
Inspiration – The Lautner House
John Lautner (1911 – 1994) was a pioneering American architect whose work in Southern California combined progressive engineering with humane design and dramatic space-age flair. A trademark of iconic 1960s Los Angeles style, his Sheats Goldstein Residence is an example of Organic Architecture that strives to be an extension of both the natural environment and of the individual. An apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright, Lautner juxtaposes clean structural lines with the organic shapes of the natural surroundings. KOMONO’s collection takes inspiration from Lautner’s pioneering spirit and iconic designs, but strives to distill its timeless qualities into accessories that act both as an extension of the individual and a reflection of the cultural environment.
05.02.2015 / NEWS, PRODUCTS
A very warm welcome to VIC Shoes!!
A fusion between Italian footwear culture and the know how of the Linea Marche group, Vic was born from the will to create a “healthy and reliable” project for retail and buyers in a global market that is becoming more and more instable and frenzy. Shoes that ride the ever-changing trends of fashion, translating them in high quality and versatile products appreciated by a broad range of women, guaranteed by the made in Italy and by the creative and productive resources of a great footwear company.
27.12.2014 / NEWS, PRODUCTS
Selvedge denim refers to a unique type of denim production.
Before the 1950s, most fabrics were made on shuttle looms. Shuttle looms produce tightly woven strips (typically one yard wide) of heavy fabric. The edges on these strips are made of continuous cross-yarn, which is passed back and forth through the vertical warp beams. Traditionally finished at both edges with a (most commonly red) contrasting warp. This woven or knitted edge prevents the fabric from fray, ravel or curl.
Nowadays most of the denims are created on projectile looms. They can create wider swaths of fabric and much more fabric overall at a much cheaper price than shuttle looms. However, the edge of the denim that comes out a projectile loom isn’t finished, leaving the denim susceptible to fraying and unraveling.
But thanks to the ‘heritage movement’ in menswear, selvedge denim jeans have slowly been making a comeback during the past ten years or so. Some big denim brands have gotten back to their roots by selling special edition selvedge version of their jeans. There are few factories in the world using shuttle rooms, Japan has the most remaining. That’s why Japan is the world’s top producer of selvedge denim.
At YOUR men’s department we have a lot of premium selvedge denim. Our dedicated crew is at YOUR service to help you choose and give you some turn-up tips!