Garbstore has arrived in America, presenting the full Garbstore collection, and a selection of the best in global vocation and casual wear, such as cult Japanese label Mountain Research, British brand Palace Skateboards and Gitman Vintage has come along for the ride with exclusive pieces for our LA home.
Palm Graphics, vintage style surf t-shirts from Osaka and designed by surf artist Koji Toyoda. Han Eyewear from Denmark and handcrafted jewelry and leather accessories by LA designer Matthew Ready. New to the store TSPTR, retro graphics of comic icons Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang are served across authentic athletic wear such as slub jersey sweatshirts and track tees. Iris Skateboards, show the beauty of function.
Chapman X Garbstore bag collaboration has a limited edition range of five bags. AW14 Garbstore partnered with Seattle based down wear manufacturer Crescent Down Works. Garbstore Case Study will also carry our ongoing Garbstore x Reebok Classic collaboration with exclusive models Available in-store and online shipping exclusive to US.
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Introducing Garbstore's Spring/ Summer '15 collection, "South Shelter" - shot in a Victorian swimming pool in Manchester, the collection comprises of clean and contemporary menswear styles with a key focus on structuring layers - both in terms of garments, where great time and precision has been taken to ensure the best fit and quality in construction, and also in consideration of the construction of the fabric itself, for which different processes have been utilised to create layers and strength.
Extra dyeing techniques are used on Japanese woven Jacquards to uniquely modify their appearance, resulting in a combination of plain and printed styles, using Garbstore's speciality dyers knotweed giving the clothing a long-lasting true blue colour. Hemp has been incorporated to the collection in place of cotton, suitable for the warmer weather and also making innovative use of reimagined vintage fabrics - for which Garbstore is renowned.
Still one of the most influential brands from Japan to manage the fine line between reproduction and contemporary product, Mountain Research brings us its latest collection based on fishing and farming gear. For quality of manufacture and design all of these lines are completely
unrivalled, setting a global precedent for detail and aesthetic that is often copied but never bettered. Garbstore is proud to be the only stockist outside of Japan.
Garbstore introduces its latest collaborative projects with two heritage brands tied by their reputations for exceptional craftsmanship and links to the great outdoors. American outerwear brand, Crescent Down Works, has reworked its best-selling styles in exclusive colourways for Garbstore. Designer Anne Michelson's love of hiking and the natural environment results in both a personal and professional understanding of outerwear, and she uses only the highest grade of goose down and fabrics specially
selected for quality and durability. Garbstore also worked with British brand Chapman to craft five classic leisure and luggage bags in camo fabric and premium leathers. The styles draw on Britain's rich heritage of traditional field sports, and the brand uses traditional saddler techniques, with everything finished by hand in Carlisle, Cumbria, to create pieces that are authentically British, with enduring style and quality.
The South Shelter collection takes the idea of construction, of layers, of different processes layered to create strength; fabrics include many Japanese woven Jacquards which are then given extra dying treatments to change their appearance. Hemp replaces cotton, Jacquard replaces print. Most notable items in the collection are the Maintenance jacket and chinos.
which are made up of vintage fabric which is hand finished with paint splats in bleach and oil paint. The South Shelter title is reference to the isolated and melancholy illustration used on the t-shirt print. While the daisy, palm tree, and tropical aloha prints give the collection a playful undertone. Stand in, not out.
Last September, Garbstore arrived stateside with the launch of Garbstore Case Study, its first dedicated outpost off of UK shores. Located on North La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, Garbstore Case Study presents the full Garbstore collection each season, along with a selection of the best in global vocation and casual wear. The Garbstore Case Study Los Angeles location was designed with a vintage locker room and industrial fittings to showcase cult Japanese brands Mountain Research and Rulezpeeps alongside European labels such as the UK’s Palace Skateboards.
Local talent is represented by AXS Folk Technology’s artisan outdoor wear and leather accessories from Matthew Ready. Each season, Garbstore Case Study will also bring exclusive Garbstore collaborations to the US market, which for this season includes Garbstore x Peanuts, with graphics of the legendary comic gang decorating menswear classics, and Garbstore x Reebok, which returns for its third collection for AW14 -www.couvertureandthegarbstore.com
The Garbstore AW14 collection ‘Within the Bills’ references 17th century London in an area between four churches in one of the most lawless areas of East London. The collection is made up from a large variety of Japanese textiles, and the knitwear is knitted and made in England.
The collection sees shirts and knits being split in half using contrasting fabric and print for the front and back of the garment. Available in-store from August.
Garbstore presents its third capsule collection for Reebok, which comprises four much-loved Reebok Classic silhouettes: the Phase II, Classic Leather 6000, Classic Inferno and Pump Running Dual Mid.
Muted colorways form the backdrop of the two Classic Leather 6000 styles, which combine soft neutral tones for understated, timeless style. A white toe is juxtaposed with a branded pebble midsection, which unexpectedly divides the shoe for a bold, edgy look. Taking inspiration from locker room sports towels, the two styles are completed with premium pig suede lining and luxe terry cloth outers in either steel grey or olive rear colorways.
The four styles from the Reebok Classic x Garbstore AW14 collection will drop between July – November 2014. The CL6000 and Phase II Vintage are available online and in-store now.
The Pump Dual is reworked into a mid-boot for a new take on the staple silhouette. Heavy contrast stitching reveals the asymmetrical outlines of the Pump Dual units that wrap around the rear of the shoe, offering an original perspective and exclusive look at the infamous Pump technology.
For the Phase II, inside details and stitching are transported through the shoe to form the outside design, whilst traditionally external features adorn the insole, which features a printed outline of the sole design creating a novel aesthetic touch.
The 90s Classic runner Inferno returns for the collaboration, featuring contrasting textures and colors that result in a contemporary and daring interpretation of the silhouette. Mesh windows expose the arch bandage from the inside, whilst perforated suede leather adorns the midsection in a distinctive outline that brings an original twist to the shoe’s traditional construction. A speckled sole provides a final dash of style and fresh update for fall.
RulezPeeps “Its meaning is "best friends" and its ideals are based upon the thought that nature, the people from the world, and even animals are one, and are all our best friends, too". Rulezpeeps has a simple aim: to create clothes that feel good and are functional for life outdoors. Based in Minami-boso, where surfers are drawn by the good waves and warm sea, life revolves around the outdoors – whether it’s surfing, trekking, fishing, running or kayaking, chopping wood for the stove, or working in the fields.
Every product is 100% Made in Japan, with attention given to the smallest of details. Rulezpeeps take great pains to make clothing that they would want to wear themselves – special care is taken from the selection of materials to the final knitting to produce clothes that feel good against the skin.
LA-based AXS Folk Technology offers a western take on the mountaineering aesthetic that is straight from the peaks of the Japanese menswear scene. Produced in LA, the label merges inspiration from California's folky past with its outdoorsy present. Traditional artisan crafts are brought up-to-date with
modern dye techniques, while activewear basics are amplified with performance-focused detailing and narrative-led prints, resulting in a collection that is fit for function both on mountaintop and street level.
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