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Shopping & Style

July 30 2014

Get the Exclusive on Men's Fashion in Gastown

RODEN GRAY

A.P.C.’s second collaboration with Kanye West has arrived in store at Roden Gray, a Western Canada exclusive that is sure to fly off the shelves. Working closely with the labels founder, Jean Touitou, West dived into military archives for inspiration, delivering a capsule collection that features parkas, bomber jackets, camo and Japanese denim. The A.P.C. Kanye collection is only available in store at Roden Gray, and quantities are limited!

Airport Sweater & Army Pants from A.P.C. Kanye

NEIGHBOUR

Looking for something truly unique? Neighbour was the first, and remains one of just two North American retailers stocking London brand, 1205. Known for their timeless, utilitarian clothing, 1205 offers a minimalist aesthetic, set in a monochrome of grey, blue, black and white. Traditional tailoring and a wealth of textures, makes this line one to watch for.

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Pleat front trousers pair perfectly with a range of shirts – all from 1205

SECRET LOCATION

There’s plenty of splurge-worthy men’s fashion at Secret Location, well regarded for their carefully curated boutique. The eclectic mix of luxury items includes several exclusive lines, including the exceptional works from Louis Leeman. Finding a void in the footwear market, Leeman’s collection is inspired by the bespoke tailoring tradition of Savile Row and Camden town, offering a variety of styles for the Dandy man who prides himself on an uncompromising personal style.

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Laser cut suede loafers with stud detailing and a quilted leather insole – from Louis Leeman

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BOARD OF TRADE

Concept clothing boutique, Board of Trade Co. features a number of unique labels, but Copenhagen-based, Soulland, is a rare find outside of the UK. Founded in 2002, it offers a contemporary take on Scandinavian aesthetics and artisanship. Current pieces offer unique prints, while the Autumn / Winter collection promises outer space inspirations, drawing from the likes of Stanley Kubrick.

The collage print on this Oxford button down from Soulland features masks, geometrics and fragmented architectural pieces inspired by Bauhaus

 ROWAN SKY

Access to creative local brands is key to the team at Rowan Sky. Known for their combination of high quality, stylish and fashion forward footwear, they are the exclusive home to fledgling label, BÖ by Mansouri. Started in 2013 by a father & son, the brand offers a modern interpretation of the classic bow tie. Handcrafted from reclaimed and freed wood, they are handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. 

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These handcrafted BO by Mansouri ties are made from North American walnut & maple, enhanced with artisanal Austrian paper twine.

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INVENTORY

The folks at Inventory are always searching for rare, unknown and new pieces, so it isn’t a surprise to find a few exclusive lines in their midst. Yaeca fits nicely into Inventory’s niche menswear collection, a Japanese brand that bridges the gap between luxury and sportswear. Yaeca ‘logically simple’ clothing that includes button down shirts, trench coats, sweatpants and cords. 

The Yaeca overshirt works well with a pair of Post Overalls Menpolini Shorts in dot print cord. 

HAVEN

It’s still summer in the city, but fall fashions are due to start rolling in any day now, including the latest Autumn / Winter collection from Stone Island. The Italian brand is exclusively available at Haven, men’s retailer of hard-to-find labels, unique accessories, fashion forward styles and luxury street-wear. This season, Stone Island is showcasing painted sheepskin, reflective wool, seasonal layering pieces and the always popular, skinny cargo.

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The Sheepskin Short Jacket by Stone Island is based on an aviator cut with a hand sprayed & waxed finish