Baracuta G9, On average it rains almost every other day in Manchester. It is no surprise then, that a city synonymous with downpours became the raincoat manufacture capital of the world. It was through this rainwear that Baracuta was born, towards the end of the 19th century.

Initially making outerwear for Burberry and Aquascutum, Baracuta eventually branched out with their own brand. Back then, Manchester was an industrious place, known for its textile production. The advent of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894 led to a boom in industry and Baracuta flourished. In 1937 John and Isaac Miller began making the original G9 Baracuta at their Chorlton Street factory in Manchester. While they had made their name with rainwear, the G9 came to define the brand. It was the original incarnation of the Harrington jacket and it has continued to be made in Manchester, England.

There’s a real provenance that runs through the jacket as a result. It’s a genuine example of that hard work ethic, combined to the innovation, which sparked the industrial revolution. The mindset of the city evolved into one of aspiration and upward mobility. The G9 came to embody that very spirit due to its link to Golf; a pastime that was exclusively the preserve of the wealthy at that time. The Miller brothers themselves aspired to be accomplished golfers, which perhaps influenced the design of the G9. Even when the brand became based in New York City in the 1950’s, it was the image of a damp Manchester they used to sell their rain wear. The history of the city has taken many twists and turns since that original G9 left the Baracuta factory. From music to football, Manchester has its flag firmly pinned to the cultural map. It is humble in its origins yet quietly and confidently able to take on all comers, much like the G9.

The Baracuta G9 is woven into the very fabric of British youth culture. Famously favoured by the likes of Steve McQueen, the G9 is perhaps better known as the Harrington Jacket. It has been held in high regard by almost every British youth movement of the last 50 years which is testament to its simple versatility. Dating back to an industrialised pre-war Manchester, the Baracuta brand is steeped in history. From Hollywood to the Haçienda, the G9 has transcended social and cultural boundaries without compromise. In the true spirit of its history, the Baracuta G9 is back for Spring/Summer ‘13, ready for another generation of aesthetes to take it to their hearts.


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.

 


Avirex Chinos now in store

In 1942 a small workshop in Long Island gets the first exclusive license for the production of leather jackets for the U.S. Air Force and for decades provided the American aviation under the label “Avirex”. Spend more than thirty years before a young New York attorney and track down the small business and his partner, the Avirex detect and transform into a brand.

In short, the company resumed production of the famous Bomber worn during the Second World War, and the two, driven by their passion, they decide to bet on the success that these leaders could also collect on the civilian market. Continue reading →


Cinelli Hoy Hoy Urban Trekking Bike

Una classico dellUrban Trekking Bike: Stop and Go, Plug and Play! Una bici pensata per vivere sportivamente la città grazie alla dotazione del nuovo scattante ed affidabile gruppo Shimano ACERA a 27 velocità. • Telaio in allumino 6061: peso contenuto ed estrema reattività. • Comfort e sicurezza sono garantiti grazie all’uso di pneumatici maggiorati 700x35mm e di nuovissimi freni a disco da 160mm. • Infine, parafanghi dedicati e speciali decals riflettenti: praticità e visibilità! Ottima in città, sul macadam ed anche sul bagnato.


Oakley Thunder Gore-Tex Biozone Shell Jacket

The Thunder Gore-Tex® BioZone™ Shell Jacket delivers the moisture management, comfortable fit and warmth that serious riders demand. Harsh weather conditions remain at bay thanks to the critically placed fleece, fully taped seams and three-point hood cinch system that combine to retain heat and block out the rain, snow and cold. Backpack-compatible venting keeps the air flowing even when you’re carrying gear, while a removable storm skirt with Lycra® and wrist cuffs with gussets ensure a secure fit during even the most extreme maneuvers. Finished with Gore-Tex® laminate and plenty of pockets, this parka-length Oakley jacket provides the protection, coverage and function required by today’s action athletes.

 

  • BioZone™ shell lining system promotes moisture management, insulation and movement in critical areas
  • 2L Gore-Tex® laminate and down insulation block out the elements and lock in heat
  • Removable storm skirt with Lycra®allows for easy integration with the Thunder Gore-Tex® BioZone™ Shell Pants
  • Goggle pocket with Microclear™ 2.0 cloth stores eyewear and keeps it clean
  • RFID pass pocket, media-compatible chest pocket and mesh dump pocket store your essentials
  • Parka fit
  • 100% Herringbone Polyester
  • Imported
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Waterproof, windproof and breathable to let sweat evaporate easily, this durable fabric helps keep you comfortably dry.

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Biozone™

Optimizes performance and comfort by serving specific anatomical zones. Moisture Management Zones wick moisture to help keep you dry. Insulation Zones help maintain warmth. Comfort Zones offer a premium tactile feel for all-day performance comfort.

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Oakley Launches the “One Obsession” Campaign to Inspire You to Live Yours
By Megan Munro ( Complex mag Uk)

Oakley’s new “One Obsession” campaign is an initiative to live their obsession, aiming to invite and inspire people to join the brand’s global network of athlete ambassadors in living out their passions. Oakley pretty much has the sports eyewear game on lock, with skiing, skating, cycling, and countless other sports all turning to the brand for their eyewear needs.

Oakley has more than 450 athletes on their roster, including names like Eric Koston, Gabriel Medina, Mark Cavendish, and Matt Kemp, who all live out their obsessions in their daily lives with Oakley, and the movement aims to encourage fans to share and celebrate their physical places of obsession around the world. It could be a mountain peak, a suburban garage, or a public handrail.

Oakley will reward the ‪#‎LiveYours‬ contributions with surprise experiences and access to athletes who inspire them. The global campaign launched this week, and runs throughout the year, for more information and to get involved


style or not style?….You can learn masculine elegance ? Probably not : it is above all an innate gift . However, unlike the women , the men’s clothing is much less influenced by fashion and has been codified : not rules but feeree ways of interpreting certain clothes or situation according to accepted practices .
Icons in this style are Gianni Agnelli, Beau Brummel , Andrew , Duke of Aosta , Raul Gardini, napoletan sartorialist, english style and many other characters over the years, very important
Over time we have developed many derivations of style with various derivations very street, old materials together with those of last teconologia , such as Japan
Japan began to emulate Western fashion during the middle of the nineteenth century. By the beginning of the twenty-first century was altered into what is known today as ‘ street fashion ‘ . The term ‘ street fashion ‘ is used to describe a particular trend of fashion where the wearer customizes outfits them by adopting a mixture of current and traditional trends . Such clothes are generally home-made with the use of material purchased at stores . Japanese street fashion includes simultaneous movements of fashion very different at any given time . For example, the Harajuku Girls have a street fashion : Japanese Anime is their way of dressing and serves them to show their personality and their love for Japanimation and Manga .
Street fashion is an English term used to describe fashion that is inspired by and appropriates trends arising from clothing street . It is a personal fashion , which expresses their personality so trendy and cool . Street fashion is generally associated with youth culture and is most often seen in major urban centers . Most major youth subcultures have been characterized by a particular style of clothing.
Unfortunately, today we have lost the elegance or style in favor of a seemingly too good especially if luxury convinced that having a well may be a hallmark , and I quote this example : (source fb Valeria Folino )

“Passeggiata domenicale rilassante con un amico. Incontriamo un suo conoscente. Presentazioni. Mentre stringo la mano, non posso non notare un pataccone di Rolex orribile quasi quanto la sua pochette… Ma, del resto, oggi con miei occhiali fluo e’ meglio che mi stia zitta! Non ricordo neanche il suo nome ma, dopo dieci minuti, spara, evidentemente, la sua ‘carta vincente’: per i suoi trent’anni andrà qualche giorno col fratello a New York a luglio… New York e’ meravigliosa – esordisce – e prosegue descrivendo il bellissimo hotel di design dove alloggerà: perché io amo l’arte moderna… – incalza lui. Ah!…si accende una lucina nel mio cervello o, più che altro, una piccola bajiuor…in mezzo al buio di venti minuti di noiosissima conversazione, forse qualcosa si può salvare: andrai al MoMa, ovviamente? – ribatto io. Dunque…no, un attimo…la sua risposta merita di essere degnamente virgolettata : “mmmmhh… A NY ci sono tanti bei ristoranti italiani di livello, non voglio ingurgitare schifezze…”. E, dopo aver ‘ingurgitato’ io questa ‘ schifezza’ …sorrido, stringo la mano, lancio un ‘ ultima occhiata alla sua pochette e penso che i miei occhiali fluo …non sono poi così male… Se servono per nascondere eventuali “espressioni” del viso.”

Hoping that in the future we can develop a customized culture of the style which recommences its Italian traditions especially those that are very popular all over the world

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The online shop is now active, you can purchase our products directly from our website in a very fast way.  Click on the link allegato, after you go to shop and choose the product, please follow the whole process (for further information on the product before ever sent an email) and choose the method of payment you can opt for: cash on delivery, payment by credit card , payment by paypal for owners of a paypal account or you can choose to pay even if you do not have a paypal account in the same screen all once you have registered. If you encounter problems please send us an email we will instantly

Lo shop online adesso è attivo, puoi acquistare i nostri prodotti direttamente dal sito in modo molto veloce. clicca sul link alegato, dopo vai a shop e scegli il prodotto, segui tutta la procedura di acquisto (per altre info sul prodotto inviate sempre prima una email) e nel scegliere la modalita di pagamento puoi optare per: contrassegno, pagamento mediante carta di credito, pagamento mediante paypa per i possessori di un conto paypal oppure puoi scegliere di pagare anche se non hai un conto paypal nella stessa schermata il tutto dopo essersi registrati. Qualora riscontrate problemi inviateci una email provvederemo subito a risolverli.


dunderdon winter collection 2012-13. Born in the Swedish port town of Gothenburg in 1997, Dunderdon is Sweden’s most innovative workwear company. Founded by carpenter Per-Ivan Hagberg, the mission at Dunderdon has always been to create clothing for craftsmen who appreciate superior construction and smart design.

Per-Ivan’s initial creation was a line of pants made with a uniform fit but designed with different stylistic highlights. The result of this initial solution was clothing that was individualistic and distinct but also clearly part of one related family. By standing up to the demands of a variety of workplaces, early model Dunderdon pants quickly became the standard for Sweden’s many artisans, builders, and craftsmen. Following a successful launch, Per-Ivan went on to design a full collection of clothing for working men and women.

Per-Ivan has always been driven by a vision that there would be no filler designs in the Dunderdon line, that each product would have a reason for being and would satisfy specific needs. This remains a guiding credo today.
From the beginning, whether conceived for a blue-collar professional or a no-collar creative, every article of clothing has been created with a purpose and has seamlessly integrated both form and function.

Today, Dunderdon distributes its wide line of products worldwide and fabricates a full range of pants, outerwear, knits, shirts, and accessories. Every Dunderdon product is tailored to the demands of modern work and incorporates the interconnected concepts of utility, fashion, and style. Dunderdon clothing inspires and enables regardless of demographics. The company continues to produce workwear not bound by trade or environment.

Ultimately, each Dunderdon product must match up with Per-Ivan’s overarching design philosophy: “Honest, simple designs are timeless. Our products should represent the highest craftsmanship and innovation, while never compromising on fit and style. We respect the past, but we don’t rely on it.”

available now in store and in store on-line

 


Dehen knitting company portland oregon since 1920 for William Peter Dehen emigrated from his native Germany to the United States in 1903.  He brought with him an incredibly strong work ethic, a healthy respect for tradition, and a fearless, pioneering spirit. He was equal parts pround of his heritage and thankful to his adopted country that presented him with a whole new world of opportunities.In America, William and his brother Matthias had a reputation for being driven young entrepreneurs unafraid to take some risks,  William worked at Golden State Knitting in San Francisco, and on the side worked with his brother, running liquor from Canada to the United States.  While the side job was profitable, it soon landed the Dehen brothers on the worng side of the law, and each received a short jail sentence.  William got out first and graciously offfered to take care of his brother’s girlfriend, Celia, who unsurprisingly fell for William’s famous charm.  Soon they were planning a wedding.William moved his new bride north, to focus on opportunities of a more legal nature. After spending some time both in Port Angeles and Seattle, they eventually settled in Portland, Oregon. William found work as the night knitting manager at Jantzen Knitting Mills, and the family settled down in Portland’s Goose Hollow neighborhood.William never lost his entrepreneurial spirit or his appetite for risk, and after cobbling together his savings and a bit of borrowed money; he left Jantzen and formed Dehen Knitting Company in 1920.Business boomed.  The company outgrew its shop, and moved into a new facility in what was then the eastern edge of Portland at Southeast 86th and Stark Street (in present day Montavilla).  The company provided a steady income, and William and Celia were able to provide a great life for their three young children. Then the depression hit.The market crash meant that most of Dehen’s customers, who paid with credit, were unable to pay their bills. The bank foreclosed on the factory, but William was undeterred, paying a visit to his padlocked mill in the dead of night. When the bank officers visited the property the next day, they found that the knitting equipment had disappeared.If they visited the Dehen’s home, they might have noticed a hole in the kitchen floor, from which protruded the top of a particularly tall knitting machine. Operations never ceased; the knitting just happened in the basement of their home, and William peddled his sweaters door to door, sometimes taking food as payment.By 1936, business was back on track with orders for school sweaters and work apparel piling up.  A retail store was opened on 10th and Yamhill in downtown Portland, and the Dehen kids, led by their youngest sibling Bill, began to learn the trade from their father. Continue reading →


We have made ​​improvements to Pagini Shoes, Apparel & Pants, Caps & Backpacks and Salt. Improving the purchasing process, making it more clear, fast, and descriptions and photos are appropriate to the format of the blo. The shopping cart located on the top right hand side, has had updates, now to complete the purchase process just to make the chekout and follow the steps you presentaranno while to undo everything you just click on the delete key always placed at the top of your right

 

Certainly over time we will make better ones. It is also necessary that the measure also indicated that while the shoes you need the cm of the foot.

 

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