The Banks Journal mission is simple – to merge style & function
with a sustainable approach to design and development.

OUR STORY

Banks Journal is a modern clothing label inspired by coastal living and a love of design. Thanks to its founders, it’s infused with a unique blend of Japanese and Australian heritage. Masa Shibahara and Motoo Noda grew up under the neon lights of Tokyo. Tim Cochran and Rama McCabe spent their childhood in the creative hub of Byron Bay.

These contrasting perspectives of the world come together as Banks Journal to create the contemporary coastal look and feel of the brand.

These four individuals have combined their vast industry knowledge and experience to shape a label with offices in Byron Bay, Tokyo and Newport Beach in Southern California

OUR APPROACH

When it comes to crafting our product, we aim to take a modern approach to design with a fine regard to the details.

Our actions have a direct impact on the world we live in, and it is our responsibility to make an effort to preserve it. We value and take every opportunity to reduce the footprint of our everyday journeys, with the hope that it will bring forward positive change and progression.

Our innovative collective of surfers, designers, artists and photographers are all bound by their curiosity and share the desire to make the world a better place.

We embrace the everyday journeys we take with optimism in our hearts. It’s through this yearning for adventure that we aim to add utility and function to everything we produce.

A bit of stretch here, a little waterproofing there, means we achieve functionality without sacrificing our signature understated style.

OUR NAME

In Australia we call them sand banks. You know, those magical formations on the ocean floor at your favourite beach break that shapes the wave? We like the name because sand banks are constantly changing and evolving and we have the journal to capture these changes along the way.

OUR LOGO

It’s a reflection of banks on the beach and a balanced approach to our lives.

OUR SUSTAINABLITY

Since day one we wanted to take a sustainable approach to design and development. Growing up in Byron Bay, Tim and Rama were ingrained with a deep respect for their natural surroundings from early on. With this in mind, the choice was simple for us to utilise as many environmentally friendly materials as possible.

We’re proud that all our tees and the bulk of our fleece, are made with organic cotton. We use PVC and phthalate free inks across all our screen printing. We use re-purposed soda bottles to create the polyester that’s used in all our woven labels across every product we make. This same process is also implemented for a large portion of our boardshort development. Along with these measures, we also use FSC approved paper for all our swing tags and catalogues.

We’re not perfect, but we’re working hard to improve the way we produce everything we make.


OAKLEY PRIZM TECHNOLOGY

Lo sapevate che sulla neve c’è una luce “buona”, formata da alcuni colori a cui l’occhio è molto sensibile e che permette di vedere i particolari, e una luce “cattiva” che, al contrario, riduce i contrasti provocando l’effetto “luce piatta”? Le lenti Prizm controllano la luce che arriva all’occhio e regolano con estrema precisione i colori, enfatizzando i “buoni” ed escludendo i “cattivi”. Il risultato è un’eccezionale percezione dei dettagli e una visione straordinariamente nitida.

Prizm è un’altra tecnologia game-changer uscita dai laboratori Oakley, frutto di 15 anni di lavoro e sperimentazione sul campo con i grandi campioni dell’Oakley team. La differenza rispetto al passato? Ce la spiegaLinsday Vonn, quattro volte vincitrice della coppa del mondo sci alpino per la squadra americana. “Ho un’arma segreta, le Prizm. Con queste nuove lenti riesco a vedere le buche, le gobbe e i piccoli dettagli nella neve che normalmente non sarei in grado di distinguere”. La tecnologia Prizm™ garantisce un’eccellente visione nell’arco di tutta la giornata, riducendo la necessità di sostituire le lenti con il cambiare delle condizioni di luce.

Oakley propone le Prizm™ in tre versioni nella collezione di maschere da neve per quest’inverno: Black Iridium in condizioni di luminosità intensa, Jade Iridium con sole e nuvole e Rose in caso di neve e cielo coperto.



Kjøre project: handmade Italiano per uno stile tutto nordico

Pellami di qualità, pietra trattata e sughero sono alcuni dei materiali da  cui nascono i prodotti Kjøre Project, brand italiano dal nome norvegese dal sapore nordico, minimale e ruvido come i fiordi del mar del nord.

Ogni prodotto è realizzato artigianalmente con la massima cura e richiama un sapore vintage.

Un’idea che già da molto tempo era nella mente di Luca, partita con la semplice idea di realizzare valigette porta pc e successivamente ampliata con l’aiuto di un amico nonché ex socio; costantemente coadiuvati da esperti e stilisti del settore che non hanno mai fatto mancare il loro supporto tecnico.

Il Brand è nato per gioco e senza aver prefissato alcun obiettivo, un gioco che però sta avendo successo e sta riscontrando gli apprezzamenti del pubblico.

Ed è così che Luca, con l’aiuto di alcuni amici ed un’impiegata speciale, nonché mamma, che porta avanti la contabilità aziendale, giunto quasi al termine dei suoi studi in economia all’Università di Verona, ha deciso di trasformare questo gioco in un lavoro vero e proprio, mettendoci tutto l’amore e la passione che in questi mesi ha dedicato al progetto, scontrandosi spesso con chi era mosso esclusivamente da un input economico.

La grinta e la determinazione di Luca, l’hanno portato a presentare il suo Kjore Project al Pitti Uomo, la principale fiera italiana dedicata al mercato internazionale, ricevendo grandi consensi.

Il marchio si pone in una categoria ibrida tra concept-stores, minimal-design e negozi che strizzano l’occhio al workwear, denim e categorie affini ma anche al moderno street-wear scandinavo.

Tutti i negozi vengono serviti in tempi medi di 24/48h nel mondo.

La collezione  Kjøre Project è fortemente caratterizzata da uno stile Nordico e pulito, prodotti moderni ma che rispettano il passato, una consistenza e capacità di durata garantita per anni.
Manufatti che rimarranno inalterati nelle loro qualità fisiche ma che grazie alla loro preziosa pelle rivestita con oli naturali saranno continuamente in evoluzione nel loro aspetto e stile.


 

 

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L’ultima creazione poi, in termini d’innovazione assoluta è stata la linea di covers presentata a Firenze durante Pitti Immagine Uomo 2014: sughero naturale, pietra, e carata conciata, totalmente fatte a mano e di produzione Italiana, uniche nel loro genere e stile.

I materiali, ed in particolare i pellami, sono legati ad un processo di concia sviluppato in tempi antichi, con un processo lento e laborioso che dipende dall’abilità e dalla maestria dei conciatori Italiani, appassionati e impegnati nel loro lavoro.

Pellami naturali che arrivano dalla lontana Nuova Zelanda, ed i quali invece di secchezza e screpolature sviluppano la propria patina gradualmente, cambiando aspetto e assumendo il carattere del suo utente nel tempo; cicatrici, graffi, vene e le rughe che danno ogni pezzo della  loro collezione il suo carattere unico non levigato o lucidato prima dell’uso.
Hanno scelto appositamente di non coprire le piccole imperfezioni con sigillanti vernici o finiture artificiali e sono consapevoli di come i nostri materiali appaiono dopo le 12, 18 e 24 mesi di uso pesante.

La lavorazione è interamente handmade ed il loro team di progettisti e artigiani produce ogni pezzo di Kjøre Project a mano, utilizzando lo stesso stile e gli stessi strumenti che sono stati utilizzati per creare la pelletteria per anni, non esistono fustelle in acciaio ma solo dei semplici cartoni di riferimento che utilizzano i modellisti impegnati in questo lavoro, difficile da credere ma chiunque voglia lo può vedere di persona, le loro  porte sono aperte a tutti.


Qui di seguito un breve video di presentazione del Brand:


kjøre Project, Over fifty years has passed since our founding and our commitment to producing only the highest grade footwear, now a little group of this designers team and craftspeople as well as skilled laborers has founded kjøre project , creating a new line of accessories, characterized with the Nordic style, using only rough and strongest leather, but incredibly soft.
As a Scandinavian brand of a Norwegian name with of supreme Italian raw materials, this continental element is one that touches every aspect of the company with purpose. With a narrow focus, constant learning, agile processes and creative thinking, we can continually improve the solutions and insights we share.
At kjøre project , we strive to create modern products that respect the past. All the styles in the Heritage collection are designed and built just as they were fifty, sixty and even over eighty years ago and are all made using premium leather, totally handcrafted to the specifications which made each style timeless when they were first introduced. In the end, all of these elements combine beautifully to evoke a charming elegance that is distinctly kjøre project ‘s own. Our tanning process was first developed in ancient times, the best of these stiff, are set aside for our use and each batch and color reacts differently.
This is a slow process dependent on the skill and artistry of passionate and committed tanners. It is the careful attention of dedicated tanners and their refusal to compromise on materials and the time necessary to achieve the desired result that differentiates our tanned leather from all other leathers.
Instead of peeling and cracking our leather develops its own patina, changing gradually in appearance and taking on the character of its user over time.
The scars, scratches, veins and wrinkles that give each piece in our collection its unique character have not been sanded down or buffed. We specifically chose not to cover minor imperfections with paint sealers or artificial finishes, using only clear dyes in a range of colors that enhance rather than conceal the beautiful character of our leather. We take careful note of how our materials look after 12, and 24 months of heavy use. Even now when people think that machines and technology can only make products, genuine leather still can only be worked by hand.
This is why genuine leather products made by highly skilled craftsmen are enjoyable to look at and provide a great deal of warmth.
People never get tired of possessing these fine items; our team of designers and craftspeople produced each kjøre project piece by hand, utilizing the same style of tools that have been used to create leather goods for years.
We blend classic techniques with modern mechanics to achieve the best possible treatment within each step of production, we embarked on a quest for perfection – perfection in design and perfection in craftsmanship.

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Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66. This model , introduced in the market in 1966 was the first to boast the famous Onitsuka Tiger stripes . Worn during the Olympics in Mexico in 1968 represent , today , the iconic model Onitsuka Tiger . The upper is made ​​of soft leather , the rubber sole and insole breathable unlined .

 

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onitsuka tiger mod. COLORADO 85 by Onitska Tiger was designed with plushfort and style in mind. The upper features a fitting premium suede, mesh, and leather build for a fresh look and durability. This kick features the original silhouette from the 80’s, giving the Colorado Eighty-Five a great old-school look. Other features include fabric lining with a removable Sockliner, flex canals at the forefoot forfort and flexibility, and a rubber outsole.


 Ready for the winter season 2014-15 ?….There are still a few days and start again with the winter season 2014-2015, the news will be multiple, we have placed great emphasis on tradition and quality of the products. Favourite brands that have an established historical tradition but also a good quality / price ratio. We place great emphasis on metropolitan style for those who like the simple life, they demand quality garments to wear, do not like to appear.
All without distorting our tradition has always been to have excellent tissue.

We continue working with the NITRO SNOWBOARD for the winter season and again our association StreetCultureAssociation whose rib activates the SNowBoardClub Lamezia Terme, for more info contact us.

Also very potenziaremo web communication, we will give priority channel eCommerce Directory to our little store can expand into new markets. Besides, you can buy our products through paypal or no paypal through a secure system for transactions. The communication with you the customer will be handled through email, Facebook or Twitter contacts below:

Email: genovesestore@gmail.com
Facebook: Genovese Store since 1830
Twitter: @genovesestore

While the last official Youtube channel will have its relevances in our strategy, we will give the news even while on pinterest and tumblr istagram will showcase our instantaneous.

Recall that we adopt in-store payment system SUMUP by phone or tablet you can make safe the transaction.

Stay connected with us

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The staff of Genovese store since 1830


rude is a cool It ‘ during the spring of 2011 that the Rude project takes shape between Milan, London, Los Angeles and Miami, the idea of ​​Marco Docks ( celebrities and pr manager ) and Gianluca Gigli, both with the same passion for fashion and communication . The trips between the city regarded as the principal trends develop in them the desire to try to think of a new brand of Tshirt and the creation of a logo with easy emotional impact , and a philosophy: Rock’n’Dandy . People want to find new brands that should be simple yet trendy and first of all need to communicate a message. In this way begins the story of Rude , a brand entirely made ​​in Italy , born in Milan : Rude expressly a double reading , English and Italian with exactly the same meaning. Rude is a skull irreverent , “raw” as the packaging that contained the beginning every tshirt, but also fun and never takes itself too seriously.The Milan boutique filled with TShirt after a few weeks. And through communication actions and guerrilla marketing the Rude TShirt immediately became a “cult” for all the celebrities . The public response was impressive : the first store in 2 days he had sold them all! The first best seller was TShirt 100% cotton with logo front , while the woman with an oversized sleeves that fell below the shoulder always with front logo . The Rude TShirt have a fit ” Rock” , which sends a strong message of character and sensuality. The project Rude is a constant work in progress , which continues with the same explosive energy of the beginning . The Rude TShirt are the first example of Rock’n Dandy created in Milan. Rude is an evolution of the fashion brand . Rude is ready to precede trends, ride them and to act as a reference point for new trends . For the first collection of TShirt the concept was “Living like a Rockstar ” t-shirts in basic colors , black, rough, white , featuring Rock graphical icons that have made history in the world of music, film , sports and even the policy . For the Rude Rock is not just music , it’s a concept , it is lifestyle . ” The Rock becomes a part of a universal language , an attitude, a feeling , a way a real way of life .” It is Rude rock .Rude is diventanto quickly refer to people , celebrities and Italy broke the real ” Rude Mania ” : in 9 months Rude is entered in more than 300 boutiques , began distribution agreements with Japan , Greece, Germany , Austria, and many other countries there are ongoing negotiations . In these nine months the new collections called ” Mash Up “, ” Back to the Roots ” and ” Be Yourself ” Rude confirmed as a trademark glamor and success. With the latest collections ” Welcome to the Jungle ” and ” Rock your Winter” Rude became a leader in the Italian market TShirt . From the first idea TShirt with celebrities such as Mick Jagger, John Lennon , Marilyn Monroe in the classic picture, but ” revisited ” in a key rock of their daily lives , rather than in an entertaining mix of different faces and bodies , Rude is now working development of a concept of basic sweatshirts , caps, clothes and many other things oversized woman (who must be present in the store by ensuring a further branding

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The best mix for the woman we found in Italy a look made ​​of the 70 styles revisited with amodern and metropolitan. Dot’s is an emerging brand caters to a free woman, who does not like the usual stylistic standards but has a very sophisticated personal style. The dresses canbe worn with any type of boots or sneakers not mass ….
For more info we are waiting in the store or contact us by email

http://eshop.genovesestore.com

 


The Redwing shoes brand has a history of over 100 years, the poster is in vintage photoshistory bears testimony to this vocation. A product is still made ​​by hand, which is aimed ata clientele that is working town. Long lasting product, made ​​with durable leather altamentiselected.
In our store in Lamezia Terme Sambiase you can view the Fall / Winter 2011-2012 or buyfrom our online store at this link:
http://eshop.genovesestore.com

For more info please contact us.


Finally, a brand of American shoes arrive in Calabria in the oldest shop in Lamezia Terme.Redwing is a brand that still uses the original materials, treatment of construction and theunique vintage style that never sets, in short, a shoe that can be used on all occasions from work to everyday life. The care in the manufacture of leather used for shoes can give that touch of originality in the time it makes it even more appreciated than at the time of purchase. The collection will be available from September for more information please contact us ……


For more than a century, Red Wing has proudly stood for getting the job done right. Today the gold standard in work footwear combines the finest leathers, premium handcraftsmanship, and uncompromising quality with new technologies for the next generation of comfort, style, and durability. Genuine leather with Lug sole. Goodyear welt construction. Made in the USA (fonte .brooksbrothers nyc)

Early in our store is a brand of American tradition ….

 


This is a vintage motorcycle model harleydavidson, 30 years old… Very cool and American style