Selvedge lessons

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!

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One day with the BUTTERO family

26.12.2014 / PRODUCTS

Made with a passion for tradition, creativity and authenticity: the Buttero mark is a symbol of quality.
Check out the awesome video below to see how it’s handmade by Craftsmen in Stabbia, Tuscany.

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Under appreciated shades

24.12.2014 / PRODUCTS

Some autumnal hues that stamped their mark on our current male’s collection are olive, kaki, pine, bottle and hunter green. Under appreciated shades, often seen as impossible to integrate in a look have made their comeback this season! Thanks to the popularity of prints and patters, green finally became a modern must-have.

These eye catching pants from Scotch & Soda goes incredibly well with layered shirts from Artu Napoli, Fred Mello and Daniele Alessandrini. Add some funky details with accessories from Folk, Golden Goose and Icon Brand.. wear Buttero boots and you’re ready to go!

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“Preppy” contemporary watches brimming with Swiss watchmaking tradition.

23.12.2014 / GADGETS / GIFTS, PRODUCTS

A Briston doesn’t lie. Retro? A little. Authentic? Very. Accessible? Always!

– A Briston lives for the moment. Or even ahead of it, writing tomorrow’s chapter with just a nod to the past. It is crafted using the most advanced technologies, which allow even greater creativity and make the watch a delight to wear.
– A Briston is a unique experience. Inspired by the classical style of traditional watchmaking, it offers a relaxed and offbeat aesthetic with just a touch of quirkiness.
– A Briston is born of a man’s passion and the expertise of Swiss designers. Combined with a colourful British touch, it is the height of modernity with a nostalgic hint of yesterday.

More at YOUR watches & jewellery department.

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Feelings of well-being

22.12.2014 / PRODUCTS

Recommending the right fragrance for every room in which we live with family and spend time with friends is the philosophy of the Dr. Vranjes company – whether the kitchen or living room, bedroom or study, bathroom or entrance hall, or even the children’s bedroom. It is important for the well-being – and pleasure – of each of us to find the scent which is most suitable for each room of the home, taking into consideration factors such as the spaces, size, light and furniture as well as the properties which are contained in the natural oils of Dr.Vranjes Home Fragrances and the emotions which they can transmit.

This is the concept that they wish to convey. In order to feel, create and maintain feelings of well-being, they need to be surrounded by objects which are pleasing to the eye, the mind and the senses, and they have captured the emotions of precious fragrances and transformed them into elegant pieces of home decor.

It’s our pleasure to share their fragrances with you!



Casual chic at YOUR men’s department

21.12.2014 / PRODUCTS

Also known as ‘dressing down’ in a stylish way. The dresscode in between..  The principle; clothing which is generally ‘wearable’, but contains a chic detail at the same time.

In the example below, a premium bright blue jeans from Diesel, finished with a belt from HTC. A layered top with blouse and jacket from Daniele Alessandrini and sweater from Goodpeople. Outfit completed with fancy shoes from Golden Goose and perfect matching headwear from Fredperry when you need to go out.

 
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