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Ouur

if you’re a Kinfolk follower then you might already know about their new venture that was announced yesterday – Ouur. Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams was kind enough to send me some information on their new collective brand; which offers a seasonal line of apparel, publications (incl Kinfolk) and home goods. i also got a peek at the AW14 Ouur Collection. the line is influenced by Scandinavian & Japanese cultures, both of which consistently focus on simplicity in design, and have placed high value on doing more with less.

Ouur’s range of apparel is made using textiles such as linen, cotton and wool. Created with a sharp attention to detail, classic silhouettes and a neutral color palette, each item has been made with an emphasis on comfort and utility. The pieces in the collection will be interchangeable, functional and wearable in all seasons.

the Ouur collection is currently available in Japan, and will be released later this year in the US. to stay updated follow Ouur on Instagram and Facebook.

photographs by Tec Petaja, styling by Julie Pointer

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South2 West8

thanks to Tomboy Style for introducing me to South2 West8, a Japanese line of classic outdoor sportswear and accessories. their bags are, interestingly enough, produced in the USA – and take influence from heavy duty outdoor bags, particularly those manufactured in the 70s & 80s (Filson came to mind). you can shop their entire range online, in the US from Maas & Stacks and Inventory and in the UK from Couverture & The Garbstore and The Bureau Belfast.

Photography: Shoda Masahiro; Creative Direction: Tokuro Aoyagi; Art Direction: Jun Okiyama










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Ambidex

while i work on the next holiday gift guide i thought i’d show you this cool Japanese (of course) retailer Ambidex that stocks a multitude of amazing Japanese made brands that i have never heard of. such cool clothes that range from the cute to the utilitarian to that perfectly simple, classic Japanese cut. unfortunately they do not ship internationally, but perhaps you have a friend in Japan or are planning a trip soon – in which case, go forth!

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