Friday, September 26, 2008

Arne & Carlos is back. Let's call it a re-positioning, and it seems to be a successful one. When we met the two of them at Rendez-Vous in Paris earlier this year, their sales stand had been invaded by a bunch of the top-notch stores in the world. The buyers from the best Japanses stores we're stunned by their collection, and when the buyers from Dover Street Market ask to sit down, I guess you have done something the proper way.

As the cat is out of the bag, we can reveleave that Rei Kawakubo of Comme Des Garcons fell in love with the collection, and have commissioned an exclusive collection (Arne & Carlos for Comme Des Garcons), which will be on sale in all Comme Des Garcons boutiques by the end of October. Impressive. Look out for a write up on Arne & Carlos in the coming issue of Monocle.

We have got the regular collection in stock, and that means the better part of the products pictured above.

Drop by to get your hands on these great products, that reminds us all of our childhood.

Enjoy the weekend,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Current Elliott

"For years Emily Current and Meritt Elliott - a.k.a. the styling team MAUDE - have been shopping denim. Unable to find what they wanted to wear for themselves, they started buying vintage jeans and tailoring them to a more modern fit. They started wearing these customized gems to fittings and shoots, which soon were spotted and coveted by their celebrity clientele. They have introduced customized vintage denim to everyone from Mandy Moore and Nicole Richie to Emma Roberts to name a few. Not only were these jeans a perfect timeless fashion piece, but have each person that wore them a sense of individuality - a nice alternative to a sea of dressy denim, offering an authenticity to girls who don't have time for sourcing flea markets and vintage stores. MAUDE was thrilled at the opportunity to launch their denim dream with the line CURRENT / ELLIOTT, aptly named to honor their own design sensibility. They recreated these special one of a kind pieces with comfortable stretch Japanese denim, produced in their hometown of Los Angeles. Every style offered has a historical reference, an original vintage sample, and a year of origin. From the hip skinny slouch of "the 1968", the elephant bell of "the 1971" to the traditional shape of "the 1957", each individual style pays homage to the importance denim has played throughout American history. Other interesting elements of note are the side-seamless leg of U.S. navy inspired "the 1977", the wide elastic waist of "the 1959" athletic short, the worn and grinded chambray of "the 1965" artits smock dress and the square pockets of "the 1955" shrunken jacket. Each wash from loved to super loved is truly such and feels as though it has had a century's worth of wear. CURRENT/ ELLIOTT is unique and timelessly appealing. As with vintage, it promises to love and be loved for years to come and transcend denim trends with its timeless aesthetic."

Current Elliott is the denim brand of the moment. Secret Society is among the first stores that stock the brand world wide, along with amongst others, Ron Herman in LA. The LA stores are having trouble keeping the denim in stock, and Vogue described it as "...the most refreshing denim line to come out of LA's jeans scene in a long, long time", in it's July issue (see below for the Vogue article).

For the moment, we stock The Elephant Bell (below) and The Skinny (above). We will receive a new shipment in November, with The Skinny in black.

Drop by to check out Current / Elliott at Secret Society.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Visvim : Fall // Winter 2008

We have received the first shipment of Visvim for the new season, and it's no other shoe than the amazing FBT Shaman - Folk. This is close to Visvim's greatest shoe ever, and could it be the best moccasin ever made?

Read through the interview with Hiroki Nakamura from, if you want an brief introduction to the world of Visvim.

In addition to the FBT Shaman - Folk, we have received the original FBT from G-Line, (below) in yellow, red and blue, as well as the G Kiefer Hi Nez Perce (bottom).

In addition to the shoes, we have for the first time received clothes from Visvim, in the shape of the G. Record Jacket (blue), and the G. Saga Chino (red and yellow). The Visvim clothing line is a great addition to the Visvim range, and like the shoes, the clothing line is of premium quality and fitting.

So long,

Oakley | Frogskins

We have received two new versions of the Frogskins.


Revolution 9

The latest edition of New York Times' T-Magazine contains an interview with Takahiro Miyashita of Number (N)ine.