October 2nd, 2012

After introducing their key straps last week, Parabellum’s range of leather goods have continued to make their way onto our shelves.

Available in Black and Pumpkin, the Courier wallets are crafted from the same free-range bison hides, mill spec ceramic hardware, calfskin lining, and kevlar reinforcement that all Parabellum’s pieces are produced with. The Courier silhouette is a fully zip enclosed wallet, which features five card channels, coin pouch, and a large interior pocket suitable for international currency. The Officer Card wallets available in Black and Pumpkin is a snap closed bi-fold silhouette that features ten card channels, and a large interior pocket suitable for international currency. Not forgetting your phone, Parabellum have produced a special iPhone Sleeve available in Black, Pumpkin, Vibrant Blue and Violet. Featuring the same combination of crafted materials as their wallets each sleeve is lined with deadstock vintage cashmere lining leaving your phone scratch free as it slides in and out of the sleeve using the quick access pull tab.

Each of Parabellum’s pieces are finished using a combination of military grade materials, and natural vegetable dyes ensuring you’re accessories look good for years to come.

Posted by uptherestore  |  2 October 2012  |  



October 1st, 2012

With spring here, it’s slowly getting warmer and inching closer to those sunny summer days, and Ontour have got us covered with this season’s delivery of t-shirts.

The Wyoming T-shirt in Misty Blue, and Oxblood Overdye uses a unique overdye across a melange body, and features embroidered triangular motifs across the chest, and overlocked detailing across the yoke. The Polar T-shirt in Misty Blue, Misty Grey, and Oxblood Overdye feature the same unique overdyed melanges as the Wyoming, this time with an offset chest pocket, and tonal overlocked detaling across the collar and yoke. Lastly the Too Drunk To Climb T-shirt in Petrol features a dark petrol melange body with accenting white chest mountain martini typeset print. As always all of Ontour’s t-shirts use organic cotton jersey bodies, and perfect for all of the warm sunny days ahead.


September 28th, 2012

Converse and Missoni have teamed up again for another series of collaborations, again taking another of their intricately woven fabrics to produce this season’s rendition of the Chuck Taylor All Star silhouette.

Taking a mixture earthy hues, this triangular patchwork style colourway features an array of naturally tanned, and white leather details throughout the tongue, heel tab, lining, and midsole, as well as a kelly green canvas lining and outer sole. Add to this a trio of accenting laces and all of the finite touches that come along with all of Converse’ First String releases and you’ve got a truly authentic rendition of the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette.

This coming Saturday the 29th of September will see the release of this season’s collaborative efforts between Converse and Missoni. The Chuck Taylor All Star High Top will be available in store from 11:00AM and releasing online from 12:00AM AEST tonight. They will retail for $270 each and will be available in sizes ranging from men’s US4 – US12, and women’s US6 – US14.

Posted by uptherestore  |  28 September 2012  |  



September 28th, 2012

After introducing you to this season’s range of Tantum’s pocket t-shirts, today we’ve got the latest from their range of headwear. The Blue Bellum Bucket Hat features a heavyweight cotton shell with a woven blend of navy and off-white threads that produce a distinct heather like finish. Add to this tonal navy embroidery, fisherman style trim, and Tantum’s signature tab, and you’ve got the perfect hat for all of those sunny spring and summer days ahead.

Posted by uptherestore  |  28 September 2012  |  



September 27th, 2012

Los Angeles brand Tantum has continued to deliver this season, with a new range of their pocket t-shirts arriving in store.
The newest addition to the Tantum range is the raglan ¾ pocket t-shirt in heather and white. This baseball style t-shirt features, a tonal chest pocket with a contrasting black bandana print hem. The hobo pocket t-shirt in white, features a rugged worn away heather grey button down pocket, with a pen slot. Tantum’s zigzag pocket t-shirt in heather and navy features, a stand out multi coloured zigzag knit pattern across the same button down style pocket.
Another of the latest additions to their range is the trim pocket t-shirt. This black and white t-shirt features a minimalistic blue bandana print piping that surrounds the outer rim of the chest pocket. Lastly we’ve got their multi camouflage rip stop pocket t-shirt, in black and white. This military inspired pocket t-shirt features, a heavy-duty camouflage rip stop material set across the button down chest pocket along with an army green name bar. As always, continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details of each of Tantum’s pocket t-shirts.

Posted by uptherestore  |  27 September 2012  |  



September 27th, 2012

It’s safe to say spring is finally here, but as we all know it isn’t always sunny days here in Melbourne, so Norse Projects have delivered the perfect accessory for those days. Their lightweight Sindie Scarf features Italian construction, across a woollen blended body with tonal beige, grey, and off-white blocked stripe design, that’s finished off with tasselled ends. Available in store and online now, continue reading after the jump for all of the finer details.

Posted by uptherestore  |  27 September 2012  |  



September 7th, 2012

Constructed using a combination woolen and lambskin outer shell, Nike Sportswear has delivered the last of their outerwear for this season with their Wool Down Vest.

This beautifully made woolen down vest comes in a tonal Dark Grey Melange, with Burnt Orange Leather accents spread across the shoulders. Combine this with the shawl collar, button down front, three front pockets, and warm down filled body, and you’ve got the perfect piece of outerwear to keep you warm on those cold, windy days. Available in store and online alongside the rest of this season’s Nike Sportswear range.

Posted by uptherestore  |  7 September 2012  |  



September 6th, 2012

With over eighteen months of everyday wear, three separate repairs, one beach wash, one tub soak, and one machine wash, it’s time to hang this well worn pair of 3sixteen’s ST100X denim on the rack and start a new… that is, at least until summer comes around. This has been one of my favourite pair of denim to date. With that said, I say that every time I wear a pair in and leave them to develop character over this many months. The indigo has almost disappeared from the most worn parts of the denim revealing the grain of the weave in the denim along the whiskers, combing, and any other creases. The denim has become so soft and lush, completely the opposite of the raw version I began to break in over 18 months ago. There are a few holes, and places that will need repairing and reinforcing on the darning machine before summer starts, but until then, I’ll leave the photos to do the rest of the talking…

- 01. Eighteen months of wear, the front of my well worn 3sixteen ST-100X.
- 02. Denim will wear away but the hardware will always remain.


September 5th, 2012

Nike has always been an innovative brand merging the form and function of classic timeless designs, with their ever-advancing technologies. This season Nike Sportswear has delivered their Button Down Run Jacket in Black and Grey. This interesting silhouette combines the classic button down dress shirt with a wind runner jacket, taking an oxford shirtfront and collar and adding nylon side seams and half back panel, along with all of the added features of a chest pocket, vented armpits for breathability, drawstring hem and a combination elastic/button cuff. Available in store and online now, make sure you continue reading to see all of the finer details of this hybrid for yourself.

Posted by uptherestore  |  5 September 2012  |  



September 4th, 2012

Last season I had the opportunity to head down south of Japan for the first time, heading out of Tokyo, and past Osaka, to the prefecture of Okayama to visit the workshop of Superior Labor. Tucked away in the hills of Okayama sits an old schoolhouse, surviving the destruction of war, Superior Labor have converted this historic building into a workshop, and office whilst bringing new life to the surrounding area with a small village, where they house production of their brands as well as, extra workshops, showrooms, as well as a small café, and store.

I’ll let the images speak for themselves, giving you an insight into the handmade processes of Superior Labor’s products be it leather goods, luggage, or clothing for this coming season, as well as the surrounding area that engulfs the brands location. I’d like to thank Kawai, Yoshimi, Taka, and the rest of the Superior Labor team, for their hospitality and ongoing support, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for this season’s collection from the brand as it will soon begin to arrive.

- 01. Walking up to the old schoolhouse turned workshop.
- 02. Turning pieces of canvas into the first of this seasons bags.
- 03. Marking the engineer tote bags before attaching the handsewn leather straps and hardware.

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