Toronto based Iris Clothing is a locally made menswear label that is available online and at Uncle Otis in Yorkville. Merv Maranan is the man behind Iris Clothing. Merv cut my hair once. I cheated on my first and long-term barber with Merv because he was way closer to home at Mike Scissor’s. He’s also a friend of my brother’s who facilitated my infidelities. I attended the Spring 2010 launch party at Uncle Otis earlier in the year and really liked his collection of well crafted classics.
My brother is a big fan. I’m tempted to call my brother a muse to Iris Clothing as he gets special one of a kind styles that aren’t available to the public. That seems pretty muse worthy to me. My brother has great style and is immaculate in his dress. I’m sloppy while he is perfect. He’s a jeans, t-shirt, button up, hoodie, hat, jacket and sneakers person but looks really good.
Merv directed two short fashion films for the Iris Clothing Fall 2010 collection and they are amazing.
Directed by: Merv Maranan
Video by: Ian Schwaier
Performance by: Marcel Da Costa
Music by: IRIS 88 by Gameboy
Directed by: Merv Maranan
Video by: Ian Schwaier
Featuring: BJ Diona and George Carijutan (Inner City Circle BMX)
Music: Dream by Gameboy
Lots of collaborations coming out of Holt Renfrew. Just this week I posted about the exclusive Marc by Marc Jacobs tshirt. Today it’s DSQUAREDÂ² creating a limited edition Canadian pride hoodie. They are celebrating the collaboration in Vancouver during the Olympics.
DSQUAREDÂ², synonymous with trend-setting fashion and imaginative designs, will introduce a limited-edition fleece hoodie paying homage to Dean & Dan’s Canadian roots. An event to celebrate the exclusive collaboration between DSQUAREDÂ² and Holt Renfrew is slated to take place on Saturday, February 13, at Holt Renfrew’s Vancouver location, located at 737 Dunsmuir Street, between the hours of 5PM and 7PM.
The inspiration for this limited edition piece stems from Canadian pride. The hoodie, which retails for $350 CAD, captures Dean and Dan’s all-original and playful sense of style. “Keep it warm. Keep it real. Keep it Canada,â€ says Dean and Dan Caten, Creative Directors of DSQUAREDÂ². “And don’t ever let them see you sweatâ€¦ in a sweatshirt!â€
I had a little sticker shock when I heard the price, $350. I don’t know why I’m surprised considering it’s DSQUAREDÂ² and I know their price points. The sweatshirt is available now at the Montreal, Bloor, Calgary and Vancouver stores.
P.S. Dean and Dan will also be running with the torch on the morning of February 10 at approximately 11:50 AM in North Vancouver. – Thank you for letting me know DSQUAREDÂ² PR.
I’m really interested in what other people’s wardrobe mechanics consists of so, if you have a little time to do some quick picture searching on Google, please do send me your cogs of style and I will post them up (they will look oh so cool next to each other!). Just to give you a few tips, I don’t mean things that inspire you or things that you want. What I mean are things that you can’t live without on a daily basis in your wardrobe, the things you use to glue everything together OR things that you consider trademarks of your style.
My style cog is about generalities. I usually have many versions of any one cogs. I won’t get into specifics, there are too many and I have no time. I’ll use existing posts to highlight my choices. Saves me from taking pictures. 😀
1. Sneakers – Adidas and Diesel are my favourites right now. I live in sneaks. Ya, I got heels and stuff and they are fun, but my heart is in the sneaker.
I’m not a crazy Lululemon junkie. I own none of their shorts, tank tops or pants. I do own this and another hoodie though and I really love them. The test of a great hoodie is in the hood and these are great. Lululemon hoodies are made to last using super thick cotton. They are preshrunk so you can toss then in the dryer. To be honest, it took me a year to put my other hoodie in the dryer. I’m obsessive with my clothes and wash anything I really, really care about in cold water and I hang it to dry. Oh and it’s black, not pink like the picture.
Well, they went on sale late last week. You can order online here. They retail for $105.00US. Shipping to Canada is a hefty $27.18 US (Total CDN $152.87), and then their is Mr. Taxman at the border. I’m not sure what the duty would be on this item. While I love hoodies, the unexpected suprise Taxman hit will prevent me from ordering as of yet. Perhaps if the word spreads and the hoodie takes off, we’ll see some local availablity.
I saw these hoodies on The Coolhunter and Coolhunting. I love it so. I think I’ll definitely be ordering one of these things when they become available. I think a post is relevant when the hoodies go on sale, so keep reading.