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Shop/COVID-19 Update (2nd Lockdown)

Sadly the provincial government has placed Toronto into its "lockdown" framework for COVID-19 restrictions. As of Monday, November 23rd, in-person shopping will be prohibited until further notice. 

The online shop remains fully operational, with curbside pick-up and delivery options available. We plan to be at the shop Monday, Wednesday and Friday for pick-up but can certainly arrange a time outside those days.

FREE SHIPPING within Canada on orders of $100 or more; to the USA on orders of $150 or more; Internationally on orders of $400 or more.

As always, contact us for any sizing/measurement questions. We'll be doing our best to update the site with product measurements.

Thank you for your continued support and patronage, it truly means the world to us. Keep safe and be well!

Editorial FW20

For this season's editorial photoshoot, we called on some good friends, good weather and good clothing to showcase some of this season's pieces. Shot by our good friend Jamie Lahtinen at The Bickford Centre, our aim was to present a wide array of this seasons offerings to demonstrate how the varied styles and silhouettes can be worn. 

 
 
 
MOMOTARO - Dobby/Quilting Reversible Jacket - Indigo/Navy
PORTUGUESE FLANNEL - Colorado Plaid Flannel Shirt - Black/White
BON VIVANT - Otis Drawstring Pants - Navy Twill
RED WING - Classic Moc 6-Inch Leather Boots - Black Prairie

 
QUARTZ CO. - Kane Down Parka - Black
NEW BALANCE - NB Athletics Terrain Cargo Sweatpants - Black
NEW BALANCE - NB Athletics Terrain Hoodie - Sea Salt Heather
VEJA - SDU Rec B-Mesh - Silver/White/Nautico
BATTENWEAR - Watch Cap Beanie - Purple
 
 
 
 
 
 

Collection Review - Battenwear FW20

The Battenwear Fall/Winter 2020 collection is made for today’s tribe of global travelers. At this start of a new decade, never before in history have people been able to jump so casually between time zones and continents (COVID-19 restrictions aside =), coast to coast, east to west and back again. Building travel-ready components into their clothing and accessories has always been a particular pleasure for the folks at Battenwear - making the perfect pocket for a metro card or passport, creating items that pack up small, and finding ways to make practical, weather proof jackets look “night on the town” ready so that you only have to pack one piece of outerwear in your suitcase.

Battenwear - Bouldering Pants

Once Battenwear opened their second office in Topanga, CA in 2017, and started commuting between NYC and LA, their focus on travel-ready gear began to sharpen even further. The FW20 Battenwear collection has many travel-ready touchpoints. Highlights include the Waist Pouch, our long-time favorite Scout Anorak Jacket, and pants like the Active Lazy and Bouldering Pants which customers tell us are ideal for navigating airports and train stations.



In their frequent travels across the country, from old stomping grounds to new and back, they have found that they also have become travelers through time, at least in spirit. They look back in order to plan forward, anticipating what is around the next corner while appreciating of what was around the last. This mindfulness of tradition and the history is reflected in their designs. Each item they make feels familiar to their customers because it is reminiscent of the gear they saw their parents wearing when they were children, or that they themselves wore at a younger age (or coveted from catalogs). More importantly, their designs are not simply retro-looking, but also uniquely contemporary in construction and fabrication. They never just copy old designs. They take ideas from the past, mix them together and reinterpret them, making fresh-feeling gear suited to today’s discerning city dweller.



Battenwear is pleased to present its Fall/Winter 2020 collection in anticipation of many adventures to come, and in hopes that both their hindsight and foresight will be 20/20 this decade and beyond.