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Collection Review - KESTIN SS20 - West Highland Ways

Camping and Scotland go hand in hand. The hikes are endless, the scenery is epic and when the weather is good there’s no-where else you’d rather be. For SS20, Kestin has looked at vintage outdoor gear to produce a Scottish camping-inspired collection. Form and function are key with a range that excels in urban to outdoor fashion.

 


The soft seasonal colour palette reflects the natural landscape of Scotland and is made up moss blue, dark indigo, light olive, sand, slate, stone, and accents of mint and cumin.

 


A huge variety of textures are explored with a tactile mix of cloths, ranging from heavy weight mill-washed ripstop 100% cotton, to super high-gauge Japanese taffeta jersey, a newly developed 6.3oz flax/cotton blend sustainable fabric, and washed fine cord.

 


The collection has a mix of styles to work for both city and country pursuits. There are light-weight shirt jackets, shorts and shop coats for days in the city, and windbreakers, tess and trousers for those outdoor days.

 

For many seasons now the Inverness trouser has been a best seller and after many requests a short version has been created. Retaining the great fit, the Inverness short has a low rise crotch, draw cord waist and made from British Brisbane Moss cord and water repellent Italian cloth.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Hi Friends!

The last few days, and I’m sure for the next little bit, has created some new challenges both in life and in business. Our plan is to operate normally and remain open for as long as it’s safe to do so. We are taking some extra steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers, like washing our hands, disinfecting surfaces (especially the door handles) and keeping the store as clean as we can. Rest assured we'll be available to help any and all shoppers and will be shipping all online orders as quickly as we can.

We recognize that not everyone is comfortable coming in or may not be able to visit us. We have and continue to receive new SS20 wears (so much good stuff!!) and want to make it a bit easier for you to shop (and to encourage social distancing) so use code FREESHIP at checkout for FREE SHIPPING within Canada and to the US on orders over $100 CAD.

Now more than ever is the time to support your local independent shops, restaurants and businesses. Keep supporting those around us, connect with us on social media, stop by and say hello, or just give us a wave when you pass by the shop window.

Stay safe, we’re in this together! 

PS a special thank you to all the doctors, nurses, scientists, etc. worldwide who are helping to keep the virus from spreading.

Collection Review - Portuguese Flannel SS20 - Newcomer

Portuguese Flannel's SS20 collection pays homage to all the Portuguese immigrants and their descendants, who, we are very proud and grateful for having taken Portugal further and have generally given a great example of integration and respect for the cultures of the countries to where they went.

The Portuguese, from an early date, played an important role in the worlds current chapter of globalization and multiculturalism. They have a tradition of traveling to other cultures and places, to join other societies and are proud of doing it in a healthy way (adapting to these different cultures, but also, without forgetting our roots and legacy).

Particularly in the last 60 years, The Portuguese have seen a strong push of immigrants to several countries where they went in search of a better life. France was one of the countries that most of the Portuguese choose to go. The French society welcomed them and received them in a very friendly and respectful way. Very poor people went to a place that they hardly had heard of. But, they settled down, created bonds, established themselves in several locations, worked very hard and built their communities always side by side with the existing communities.

Nowadays, there are luso-descended from the third generations - young people completely integrated in the French society, playing the most diverse roles in the most different areas (art, fashion, construction, commerce, science, health, cleaning, cooking, only to name a few).

 

The Magalhães brothers express their deepest recognition and gratitude for all the brave Immigrants around the world.  

Introducing Pallet Life Story

New for Spring/Summer 2020, we introduce Pallet Life Story. Hailing from the mecca of Japanese denim, Kojima, Okayama, Pallet Life Story crafts garments with deep rooted Japanese high quality garment manufacturing traditions.

Everything is made in their own factories in Kojima, from the highest level of Japanese craftsmanship and quality. Known as a factory brand, the factory produces for hundreds of other Japanese denim brands.

Inspiration derives from a wide array of 50's and 60's sportswear, workwear and military wear. Together with Director Yoshiniro Hasuoka and designer Takeshi Inoue, Pallet Life Story strives to create classic wardrobe staples inspired by the past but applicable to modern day life.

Albam Utility

Albam is now a staple in our extensive list of brands. Recently, the brand has introduced a new capsule collection, entitled Albam Utility, that explores their view on contemporary workwear and is built around a core of perennial workwear staples.

 

 The capsule will be a collection of workwear styles, built around core pieces that are key in the modern workers wardrobe. Designed in London, developed and finessed with their factories in Scotland, Portugal and Turkey - a collection that will stand up to the rigours of the daily grind.

Styles will be regular to loose fitting and built to last. The collection is for people interested in utilitarian design who are in search of a fresh view on workwear and clothes built with a purpose - but really, anyone or any age.