Monday, July 27, 2009

capsule show: Garbstore

Garbstore has a great reputation and whenever a new line drops, it's bound to get a ton of press. As a label, Garbstore treads that fine line between vintage-inspired and reproduction. The materials, color ways, and construction all hint at the influence, yet the pieces remain modern and relevant.

The jackets and trousers stood out as very durable options that would work well as three season gear. A lot of times labels that reference traditional garb often retain the original fitting, which is often boxier and baggier than average. The fit of the jackets and trousers are spot-on.

This was one of my favorites of the showings for spring/summer '10. The shawl collar is something I've really been liking lately. I'm happy to see a few looks incorporating the traditional collar. I also like that this cardigan is made of a heavy sweatshirt cotton. Perfect for the chilly night or as a layering piece.

Garbstore makes amazing jackets and waistcoats. I really like the shape and color of this one. The slight contrast on the underside of the collar is a nice subtle touch. These jackets feel great. The seams and buttons feel strong and the pocket placement is perfect.

This back cinch is a nice touch. It's small touches like these that kept me discovering new details throughout the show. The guys at Garbstore are picky about where their garments are carried. Which often translates to a little frustration in locating them. But if you can find it, it's great gear that will last you a long time.

For more pics and thoughts check out ryan's review, see what the guys from streetetiquette wore and saw, and to round it out; drinkin&dronin's thoughts.


Lauren said...

Is that a sweatshirt jersey blazer? Awesome. I am so pro-sweatshirt material in unusual places.

Anonymous said...

I like this collection and the shawl collar. Thanks for giving me a new term. :)

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