Topo Designs: New Products Fall/Winter 2011

Colorado based Topo Designs has been turning out a few new products to accompany the rest of their fall/winter 2011 collection.  The new products featured are the Camp Blanket, Cinch Bag and the Shelter Shirts. The Camp blanket is a classic style wool blanket in red with a black stripe detail. The Cinch Bag is a small waist or over the shoulder bag meant to carry your small everyday items, very reminiscent of rock climbing chalk bags. Finally there are the Shelter Shirts, featuring prints of classic outdoors shelters such as Geodomes and A-Frames. All the products, like the rest of the collection, are made in the U.S.A. Keep reading for a few more images of the Camp Blanket and the Cinch Bag.

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Cyderhouse Autumn/Winter 2011

Designer Yuji Okamoto’s Cyderhouse has released this lookbook for their a/w 2011 collection entitled Marman,¬†with some serious sea monster overtones going on. I don’t really know much about the label, but I’m definitely feeling this presentation and the leathers, which seem to be a Cyderhouse specialty. Cool to see something with a bit of concept, click through for the rest of the lookbook.

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Seventy Four Autumn/Winter 2011

 

 

 

 

Seventy Four is back with this a/w 2011 collection, another great run from the super solid NA/JP hybrid label. A lot of great takes on classic pieces here, nothing too out of the ordinary, just bang-on color combos, cuts, and overall styling. The name of this collection appears to be Powered By Junk, which appears on a few of the pieces, and I’m really feeling the ‘junk’ hoodie featured above. Workwear with just the right tweaks, click though for more.

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Snoid Autumn/Winter 2011

Japanese label Snoid are bring the straight up weirdness for the autumn/winter 2011 season and I like it. I stumbled across this line while looking into Japanese motorcycle shops/retailers. The line fuses a mix of classic Americana, workwear, rockabilly and a kooky twist of Japanese humor. The label also has a very unique name, with Snoid meaning a person who gets off on sniffing bike seats and chair bottoms!? (it was also a Robert Crumb character, Mr. Snoid). Really digging the ‘I-love-to-screw’ and ‘I work for a ding-a-ling’ patches, the use of the Quaker guy, and the don’t bug me souvenir style jacket. The rest of the collection after the jump…

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Filson Cowichan Sweaters Fall/Winter 2011

I am off to Seattle next weekend for a little trip, I know the city pretty well but I have never been to the Filson flagship store so this time I will have to make it a stop. While checking the Filson website in preparation I noticed these great looking Cowichan Sweaters, all hand knit by the Salish peoples from the Cowichan Valley, not 50KM from right here in Victoria. There are two styles, both mens and womens, with the mens version featuring the eagle design done in brown and red and the womens features the hummingbird in grey. Accompanying the sweaters are matching toques and scarves, all made in Canada as well. Womens version after the jump…

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is-ness Fall/Winter 2011

Had a bit of a heart attack when I came across is-ness this week when doing my regular rounds through my Japanese source sites. What a flawlessly executed label; taking cues from classic California outdoors wear (read: Patagonia) and adding stylistic and construction nuances that are explicitly Japanese, is-ness’ f/w 2011 collection is as solid a front-to-back concept run as I’ve seen. Wild colors and patterns, a wide array of materials, and a seemingly high-function cold weather commitment make this so, so appealing to me. Some of the pieces are a little cray for my personal taste, but taken individually a lot of this would integrate and pop with a more toned-down existing wardrobe… basically, this line is RAD. Hit the jump for 40 more awesome pieces from is-ness f/w ’11.

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