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INTRODUCING East Harbour Suplus

After personally purchasing 4 items from East Harbour Surplus last year, we just had to bring it in.

Launched in 2008, the Italian-Korean brand East Harbor Surplus takes much of its inspiration from historical, vintage references. It was founded by Han Taemin, who worked as a menswear designer in Florence, and by production manager Fabrizio Vanni. 

Having worked together four years prior, the combination of these two inspirations is the main driver of the brand which reinterprets vintage military and naval styles to be worn in every day life, according to seasons with tailoring that can be best done in Italy. 

The label name, East Harbour Surplus, is based on sea travel ("East Harbour") and on military clothing ("Surplus"), which was shipped by sea from the East Harbour. All garments are designed to give the impression of "previously worn" textures using "fabric dyed" and "garment dyed" techniques. 

The company is based in Florence, and most production takes place in Tuscany. We are proud to be the first North American stockist of the brand.

Help Wanted - Retail Sales Associate

Muddy George is looking for the right individual to fill the key role of Part-Time Retail Sales Associate. As part of a team, your primary focus is to create a warm and friendly shopping environment by providing extreme customer service that fosters client realization, retention, and loyalty. 

The Retail Sales Associate’s role is to acknowledge each customer and build a long-term customer relationships. They should consistently uphold our brand ethos and deliver service excellence for the purpose of exceeding customer expectations.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing exceptional customer service at all times
  • Build and maintain lasting relationships with customers through helpful service and communication
  • Maintain an awareness of all product knowledge, and current or upcoming product / trends, promotions and campaigns
  • Perform POS (point of sales) transactions and merchandising tasks, such as stock replenishment, fitting room upkeep and cleaning
  • Ability to learn and share expertise of products and trends to fit customer’s needs
  • Processing and assembling orders for our online store

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Retail experience is an asset, but not necessary
  • Superior customer service skills
  • Genuine love of fashion
  • Confident and comfortable engaging customers to deliver an elevated experience
  • Able to problem solve quickly and in a polite manner
  • Must possess integrity and follow through on customer commitments
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize, as well as ensure a high quality of work completed within an acceptable timeframe
  • High attention to detail
  • Self motivated and goal oriented
  • Flexible availability (2 late afternoon shifts per week) – may includes weekend shifts as well

Muddy George offers a competitive wage, a generous employee discount package, travel to trade shows, as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment characterized by continued growth and strong business results.

Please email your resume to info@muddygeorge.com. Thank you!

INTRODUCING Norbit by Hiroshi Nozawa

Having gained valuable experience at some of the industries biggest names, Norbit by Hiroshi Nozawa creates a type of ‘hybrid’ clothing that’s functional and wearable, influenced by vintage style but made using modern techniques. Designed for the outdoors and suited for the demands of how we live today, the collection references military gear and workwear, combined with Japanese flair.
The standout pieces are undoubtedly the Insect Shield Jacket
and Insect Shield Pants, with built-in Insect Shield® repellent protection! The beautiful abstract Camo print has been developed in conjunction with Japanese textile garment print specialists Nowartt and in itself a piece of wearable art.
Other great pieces include the Aloha Vacation Shirt and Aloha Easy Shorts
made from a quick-drying and super-soft material and is coloured in a navy-toned graphic that combines traditional and modern design, a Double Pocket Tuck Pants in an Olive CORDURA® and the 4 Seam Bush Bucket Hat