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Capalbio

Capalbio

Era il 1992.
Un capo dal taglio tradizionalesi preparava a diventare icona di contemporaneità .
Oggi, la giacca Capalbio rivela che dettagli autentici sono perfetti per adattarsi ad una vita dinamica.
Capalbio è citywear del buon gusto.

Stile urban alla corte
della Tradizione.

Indossare Capalbio è la scelta di una generazione in viaggio,
ma con radici ben salde.
Cosmopolita ed entrato in contatto con un universo variegato
di culture, chi veste Capalbio parte per curiosità  o per lavoro,
ma nel ritornare mantiene vive relazioni, amicizie, contatti.
Ritmi metropolitani si alternano a momenti slow in cui
la velocità  si trasforma nell’occasione per godersi la vita.
Ascoltare musica, godersi la bellezza del panorama
e poi, d’improvviso, partire per una trasferta di lavoro.
In questa romantica narrazione, la giacca Capalbio riveste
il ruolo di protagonista: pratica, comoda, attuale,
l’ideale per chi nella quotidianità  non può rinunciare
al fascino intramontabile del taglio d’altri tempi.

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Bear Surfboarding History

Bear Surfboarding History

This is the first of three parts concerning the past and present of surfing: from its origins to the latest happenings, the articles will explore the art of riding waves from an historical point of view.

Surfing is a way of living, not only a sport: it has created cultural beliefs and changed lifestyles for good. But, when has all of this started?

The origins of surfing

Although there is no actual written record about the first surfers, historians agree that they must have lived on the Pacific coast. Peruvians claim their primate, stating that the first surfers were indeed Peruvian anglers, who used wooden boards during their expeditions in search of fishes.
Nobody knows when the first stand-ups precisely happened. Nevertheless, it is known that the wealthy people of the Sandwich Islands, the “ali’i”, were keen on the sport of “he’enalu”, meaning “wave sliding” in old Hawaiian: “he’e” stands for a solid-liquid transformation and “nalu” refers to the wave movement. The ruling system in Hawaii was the Kapu and it held royalty above the common people: they used to surf in competitions, in order to show their strength and their superiority to the commoners.

The Kapu also determined the size and materials of the boards:

  • The paipo, or kioe: a short board, usually used by children
  • The alai or omo: intended for commoners and made with a heavy wood, koa.
  • The kiko’o: larger than the omo but not as big as the olo.
  • The olo: the longest board, made from the wiliwili tree and reserved to the ali’i. It could weight up to 175 pounds.

Before cutting the tree, the craftsmen placed a fish, kumu, in a hole near the tree, as an offering to the gods.
After they had chosen the wood, the artisans shaped it with a bone or a stone adze.
When they had achieved the shape they wanted, they used to apply a kukui oil to make the surface glossier.

Surfing first records: Captain Cook’s journals

The first actual written records date back to the 18th century. James Cook was the Royal Navy captain and he had already travelled three times around the Hawaiian chain, in the fruitless search of a passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Tired and frustrated, in 1778, he decided to make his ships, Discovery and Resolutions, stop at the Big Islands of Hawai’i. Unlucky, that was not a very fortunate decision: at Kealakekua bay, Captain Cook was killed by Hawaiians when he attempted to kidnap their high chief in return of one of his stolen boats.
Captain Cook had begun taking notes about the Hawaiian cultural believes in his journal: it was lieutenant James King who revised and completed them.

The following paragraph is an extract taken from one of Cook’s journal entries.

The Western eye, unused to the Hawaiian sport, is skeptical, amused and quizzical:
“The surf, which breaks on the coast round the bay, extends to the distance of about one hundred fifty yards from the shore, within which space, the surges of the sea, accumulating from the shallowness of the water, are dashed against the beach with prodigious violence. Whenever, from stormy weather, or any extraordinary swell at sea, the impetuosity of the surf is increased to its utmost heights, they choose that time for this amusement: twenty or thirty of the natives, taking each a long narrow board, rounded at the ends, set out together from the shore. The first wave they meet, they plunge under, and suffering it to roll over them, rise again beyond it, and make the best of their way, by swimming, out into the sea. The second wave is encountered in the same manner with the first; the great difficulty consisting in seizing the proper moment of diving under it, which, if missed, the person is caught by the surf, and driven back again with great violence; and all his dexterity is then required to prevent himself from being dashed against the rocks. As soon as they have gained, by these repeated efforts, the smooth water beyond the surf, they lay themselves at length on their board, and prepare for their return. […]

Those who succeed in their object of reaching the shore, have still the greatest danger to encounter. The coast being guarded by a chain of rocks, with, here and there, a small opening between them, they are obliged to steer their board through one of these, or, in case of failure, to quit it, before they reach the rocks, and, plunging under the wave, make the best of their way back again.

This is reckoned very disgraceful, and is also attended with the loss of the board, which I have often seen, with great terror, dashed to pieces, at the very moment the islander quitted it.

The boldness and address, with which we saw them perform these difficult and dangerous maneuvers, was altogether astonishing, and is scarcely to be credited.”

Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Written by Milius and Dennis Aaberg, it is loosely based on their own experiences at Malibu. The picture stars Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, and Gary Busey as California surfers facing life and the Vietnam War against the backdrop of their love of surfing.

Raised in Southern California, Milius made Big Wednesday as an homage to the time he spent in Malibu during his youth. Milius and his friends George Lucas and Steven Spielberg famously agreed to exchange a percentage point of Big Wednesday, Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind prior to the release of the three films throughout 1977-1978. Spielberg in particular was certain that Big Wednesday was going to be a box office hit, opining it was like “American Graffiti meets Jaws“, two of the decade’s most successful films.[2]

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Rosecutlab by Sorelle Pulerà

La passione per l’arte

Rosecut è un giovane laboratorio orafo nato nel 2016 dalla passione e dalla competenza di settore di Rosa Pulerà.

Situato a Decollatura, nel cuore del verde e laborioso Reventino, Rosecut vuole rappresentare una novità nel panorama della produzione orafa in Calabria. 

Coniugando lo stato l’arte orafa a uno spirito giovane e dinamico, la giovane azienda è interessata a sperimentare il rapporto tra lo stato dell’arte del saper fare artigianale e i nuovi linguaggi del design e della comunicazione.

All’interno del laboratorio sono presenti le più importanti fasi di produzione artigianale: dalla Fusione alla rifinitura meticolosa del gioiello, riuscendo a soddisfare ogni richiesta in termini di creazione di prodotto personalizzato e di intervento su oggetti e produzioni storiche per riparazioni di grande perizia. Inoltre la competenza del mondo della gemmologia permette di poter effettuare perizie su qualsiasi tipo di pietra preziosa garantendo al tempo stesso una estrema cura e professionalità nella selezione dei materiali per la propria produzione.

Rosecut produce collezioni di prodotto a proprio marchio, studiando e proponendo concept originali. Nella fase di progettazione si avvale anche della collaborazione di alcuni designer esterni all’azienda.

Produce inoltre pezzi su disegno del cliente e realizza, dalla progettazione alla produzione, veri e propri pezzi unici.

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Rosa Pulerà, nata nel 1990 ha studiato presso l’accademia d’arte orafa E.G. Ghirardi di Torino e si è specializzata presso l’ Internationa Gemological Institute di Roma.

Curiosa, affabile e determinata pensa che il mondo possa cambiare attraverso gli occhi della bellezza, figlia di uno sguardo intelligente sul mondo. 

Ha sempre nel cuore e nelle mani gli insegnamenti di Katharina, la maestra orafa che, fin dall’adolescenza, le ha infuso la passione per la gioielleria, instradandola verso questa professione in cui abilità manuale e creatività si fondono mirabilmente.

Rosecut è il laboratorio orafo in cui sperimenta la propria visione innovativa dell’arte orafa con la convinzione che possa contribuire allo sviluppo economico del proprio territorio.

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cp company history by massimo osti

cp company history by massimo osti

Massimo Osti  was an Italian garment engineer and fashion designer, most famous as the founder of the apparel brands Stone Island and C.P. Company. Osti’s products were a mix of his own innovations and design ideas he got from studying military clothing, work-, and sportswear,  was born and raised in Bologna, Italy. He became a graphic designer and worked in the advertising business. His career in the fashion industry began in the early 1970s, when he designed a T-shirt collection featuring placed prints. He was the first to use new techniques like the four-color process and silkscreen which are used for producing T-shirt. Following the success of this first T-shirt collection, he accepted the offer to design a complete Men’s collection and became an equity partner in the company he would name ‘Chester Perry’ (later renamed the ‘C.P. Company’).

During this period, Osti laid the foundations for a creative philosophy entirely based on experimentation. The first innovation he would be responsible for in the clothing industry was garment dyeing, a process that completely revolutionized the field. It was based upon the concept of different materials in finished garments reacting differently to the same dye bath. Osti discovered that garment dyeing creates interesting tone-on-tone effects. This particular dyeing technique became typical for Osti’s C.P. Company. In 1981, he launched “Boneville”, a new brand alongside the existing CP Company and CP Company Baby collections.

Ongoing research on finishing techniques and materials led to yet another clothing line in 1982: Stone Island. The first collection was made entirely from a revolutionary new fabric that inspired from the tarps used by truck drivers. The ‘used’ look of this highly resistant, two-tone, reversible fabric was obtained through stone washing. This new collection was so successful that it sold out at every location within 10 days.

In 1984, Osti relinquished his shares of CP Company to GFT, but stayed on as president. He and his team devoted themselves to product development and communication strategies for the company. In 1985, he became the editor of CP Magazine, an extra-large format catalog/magazine that was sold at newspaper stands. It featured photographs of every garment in the CP Company collections and visualized the C.P. lifestyle perfectly. A circulation of 40,000 copies per collection proved that this unusual advertising tool was indeed effective. It started a trend that would later be followed by many other companies in the industry.

1987 was an important year in Osti’s career. He invented and presented Rubber Flax and Rubber Wool – linen and wool with a thin, rubber coating. The rubber made the materials waterproof, improved their resistance and added a totally new look and feel to the garments. In the same year Osti experimented with brushed combed wool for the first time. Today all mills use this procedure for processing woolen textiles, the same process Osti invented in 1987. The year also saw the birth of the color changing Ice Jacket. In collaboration with ITS, Osti employed state-of-the-art technological research to create this new fabric which changed color by temperature variations. That same year, his constant commitment to experimentation earned Massimo Osti an invitation to represent the Italian clothing industry at an event commemorating the 750th anniversary of Berlin’s founding, the 150th anniversary of textile manufacturing and his own 15th year in the business. For the occasion, an exhibit was held inside the Reichstag building in Berlin.In 1988, Massimo Osti’s designs developed a new means of communication with the public through the CP Company sponsorship of the Mille Miglia race. The company also showed its support of the Rainforest Foundation, the foundation spearheaded by Sting and Raoni, chief of the Kayapo tribe in Amazonia, whose purpose was to raise worldwide awareness of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

1991 marked the opening of a CP store in New York’s historical Flatiron Building, plus the launch of yet another iconic garment within the Stone Island line: the Reflective Jacket. This jacket was made from an innovative material, which was the fruit of technological research conducted in Japan. The material combined waterproof fabric with a very thin layer of glass microspheres, which reflected even the weakest light sources with astonishing effectiveness.

In 1993, a partnership with Allegri gave rise to Left Hand. This new brand was characterized by another exclusive material, a non-woven fabric made from pressed polyester and nylon fibers which, like felt, could be used with raw edge stitching. The following year, Osti founded Massimo Osti Production, a company that would reap the benefits of the experience and successes accrued from 20 years’ worth of formal and technical innovations. In 1995, the ST 95 line was launched and in 1996, Osti began a collaboration with Superga, which consisted in designing a collection of image-defining garments.

Just two years later in 1998, a new company was founded to produce and distribute the OM Project brand, the collaboration with the Frattini Group. This new line of clothing would also be characterized by the use of innovative fabrics:

  • Electric-j – a highly resistant material made of polyester and copper fibers
  • Cool Cotton – whose natural look is derived from its cotton component while its other component
  • Cool max – a hollow fiber that absorbs bodily moisture and wicks it outwards
  • Mag Defender – a canvas made of polyester and carbon fibers whose highly resistant weave shields its wearer from magnetic fields
  • Steel – an “urban armor” featuring a nylon canvas which is woven with twisted cotton and stainless steel, making it highly resistant to cuts and tears.

In 1999, Massimo Osti began the collaboration with Dockers Europe to design a new line of technical pants called Equipment for Legs. Of the technical materials used in this collection, a special blend of Kevlar stood out in particular; its increased softness and functionality made it appropriate to its application in garment production.

Among Osti’s last projects was the ICD line. Created in 2000 thanks to a collaboration with Levi’s, it offered a vast array of high performance technical outerwear. This collection was then supplemented by the ICD+ line which, thanks to an agreement with Philips, featured outwear garments which came equipped with a cell phone, mp3 player, and accompanying headphones and microphone which were all wired to the garment itself. It was the world’s first commercial example of wearable technology.

Massimo Osti died in 2005 and his legacy lives on today through the Massimo Osti Archive, a textile archive which includes 5,000 garments and over 50,000 fabric samples from approximately 300 textile mills and garment finishing companies from around the world.

 

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Satispay Cashback

Satispay Cashback

Il Cashback è il rimborso immediato di una percentuale della spesa, riaccreditato direttamente

sull’applicazione dell’utente una volta completato il pagamento con Satispay. Qualora attivo,

il Cashback viene riconosciuto in automatico sotto forma di disponibilità su Satispay e

può essere immediatamente utilizzato per nuovi acquisti o scambi di denaro.

es: Supponiamo che sia attivo un Cashback del 10% presso il ristorante in cui ti trovi.
Una volta pagato il conto di 50€ con Satispay, che verranno sottratti dalla tua disponibilità,

riceverai immediatamente 5€ di Cashback che andranno invece a sommarsi alla tua disponibilità.

Anche da noi puoi usare il cashback se paghi con satispay
registrati, scarica l’app e utilizza #satispay in store
5% su ogni transazione con scadenza 15 marzo 2018

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kjore Project non solo accessori ma anche sneakers

kjore Project non solo accessori ma anche sneakers, le Fær Øer Eva Punched sneakers sono realizzate con

materiali giusti,  esclusivamente dalla Nuova Zelanda e dall’Europa, poi trattati con le più antiche
tecniche di abbronzatura. Utilizzando solo le migliori pelli, vengono sottoposti a speciali trattamenti
per ottenere accessori unici caratterizzati da segni di pelle ruvida. Ogni pezzo è fatto a mano, tagliato a mano dai migliori artigiani, trasmettendo la loro incredibile esperienza. Tutti i prodotti Kjøre Project evolvono nel tempo,
caratterizzati dalla loro unica patina, lasciando un oggetto unico nel suo stile,
totalmente immerso nella sua storia e sempre in evoluzione.  

Fær Øer Eva Questa settimana Kjøre Project è la loro nuova collezione di scarpe,
chiamata la collezione ‘Fær Øer Eva’. La collezione di scarpe da ginnastica è realizzata
in cuoio di alta qualità e consta di 3 stili diversi, vale a dire; Il ‘Fær Øer Eva Punched’,
il ‘Fær Øer Eva Braided’ e il ‘Fær Øer classico Eva basic White’.

La collezione Fær Øer Eva punched è fatta a mano e punzone per dare la miglior espressione

artigianale Kjøre Project.

Le scarpe da ginnasticasono caratterizzate da un ricco carattere naturale che ottiene una sfumatura
attraverso l’uso quotidiano.

disponibile in store e nello shop on-line

 


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