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990V1 MADE IN THE USA - GREY/WHITE

The 990’s original designers were tasked with creating the single best running shoe on the market. After four years of research and development, the finished product more than lived up to its billing. When it hit shelves for the first time in 1982 the 990 sported an elegantly understated grey colorway, and a then unheard of three-figure price tag.

 

 For avid runners and ahead of the curve tastemakers alike, the 990 was a mark of quality and superior taste. There have been updates to the design since ’82, and more colour options, but the 990’s aspirational status symbol aura has never changed. Simply put, the 990 is the shoe so good, that they've never stopped making it.

 This may not be the “on trend” 990 right now but it is without question the most important. First pig suede upper, first grey NB, first use of 3M reflective, first moulded C/R component, first dual density midsole... the list goes on. It also boasted a new Vibram compound and famously retailed at twice the price of any other competitor model (then unheard of three-figure price tag).

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!