May 2017

Friday, 26th May, 2017

Featuring New Arrivals from Neighborhood and Wtaps

Neighborhood has developed a cult following for their distinctive aesthetic, a mixture of vintage, military, Americana and motorcycle culture. These influences shine through in one of the feature pieces from the latest season. Taking a more understated approach to the options seen in previous collections, The P.D. Leather Jacket is a refined take on a classic. Made of super soft sheepskin leather, this jacket embodies the brand’s superior approach to quality and craftsmanship.

The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee

The Wtaps Design “GPS” Tee is printed on the famous loop wheeled heavy weight cotton. Complete with front, back and sleeve detail, the “GPS” Tee is and built to last.

The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee The Neighborhood P.D. Jacket and Wtaps Design GPS Tee

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Friday, 26th May, 2017

Indigo Details – The Latest Range From Neighborhood

Introducing a few key pieces from the current range of Neighborhood in store at Apartment. With a reputation for quality and craftsmanship, the Tokyo based label has spared no detail on their latest range of indigo dyed garments. First up is the QC Jacket. The work styled jacket features a quilted body, constructed from a super soft and light weight cotton/nylon blend. The minimal silhouette is complimented by subtle details such as the corduroy collar, snap button closures and back vents.

Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store

The NC Shirt is a beautiful reinterpretation of a classic work wear over shirt. The soft quilted cotton is given a deep indigo dye treatment, resulting in a rich tone that will only improve over time. Complete with two front chest pockets and heavy placket detail, the NC shirt is definitely a store favourite.

Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store Indigo details from the latest range of Neighborhood at Apartment Store

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Monday, 22nd May, 2017

Product Highlights from Wtaps, Maple and Carhartt WIP

The Wtaps reinterpretation of classic workwear and military garments has been a contributing factor to the label’s worldwide following. This season offers a number of classic pieces that have been reworked with the Wtaps aesthetic. The Blues Jacket is a classic workwear inspired denim jacket. This season’s iteration is one with a more vintage persuasion, constructed from a subtle washed denim. The garment also includes a number of subtle brand elements, such as custom branded button detail and signature Wtaps red tab. The jacket is coupled with the heavy cotton Rim Tee in navy.

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Mention must be made of the accessories included in recent drops from Carhartt WIP and Canadian label, Maple. The Camp Shopper in Rover Green is made from a heavy weight canvas with a zippered closure and military inspired details. This robust tote styled bag is made to endure harsh treatment and long time use. The Mesa Cap from Maple is definitely another standout piece. Also available in Olive and Black, the cap features a short brim and leather strap detail.

Wtaps, Maple and Carhartt WIP at Apartment Store

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Thursday, 18th May, 2017

Latest Arrivals from Wtaps and Neighborhood

Japanes labels Wtaps and Neighborhood are now in store with a few staple pieces. The College Tee is constructed using a heavy weight loop wheeled cotton. This process allows the tee to hold it’s shape over a long period of time. As with all items offered by both Wtaps and Neighborhood, the College Tee is built to last.

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The M-45 Pant from Neighborhood is based on a World War II military issued pant. Constructed from a hard wearing mid weight Japanese cotton, the pant is cut with a relaxed full leg fit.

Wtaps and Neighborhood from Apartment Store Wtaps and Neighborhood from Apartment Store

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Sunday, 14th May, 2017

Highlights & Details On New Season Ganryu

From under the Comme des Garçons umbrella comes Ganryu, one of our favourite lines from the boundary pushing Japanese label. The current workwear inspired season features a number of quality pieces with a range of interesting construction details. With emphasis on fabric and cut, Ganryu offers a refined take on the traditional workwear style.

Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane. Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane.

Focusing on some of the more neutral tones, the label has come through with an impressive olive colour pallet. The Cotton Work Shirt is a light weight over shirt, constructed from a super light weight washed cotton fabric. The tone is matched with the overlay detail on the Insert Patch Tee. The workwear accents provide a unique quality to the staple tee.

Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane. Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane. Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane. Ganryu from Apartment Store, Brisbane.

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Friday, 12th May, 2017

Highlights From The Latest Season of Ganryu At Apartment

Ganryu have dropped some heat this season with a number of workwear inspired pieces. From under the Comme des Garçons umbrella, Ganryu take a somewhat more creative approach to design, resulting in a very unique style that often pushes the boundaries of streetwear.

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The Ganryu Patchwork Work Pants are made from a heavy weight cotton canvas with a number of overlay details that contribute to reinforcement. With an oversized cut, the signature detail on the Work Pants is the cinched drawstring waist. The model is also available in a Hickory Stripe with denim overlay details.

Ganryu and Wtaps details from Apartment Store

The Ganryu Coach Jacket in White is a simple interpretation of a classic sportswear model. Instead of a normal nylon outer, a super soft calico cotton with slight flecking has been used, finished with the standard drawstring hem and snap button closures. The result is a clean, minimal blend between workwear and the classic sportswear silhouette.

Ganryu and Wtaps details from Apartment Store

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Saturday, 6th May, 2017

Highlights from Deluxe, Common Projects & visvim

The latest season from Deluxe sees the Japanese label taking a refined approach to a 1950’s workwear aesthetic. With the return of a number of staple designs, emphasis is on fabric and texture. The Bradley Shirt from Deluxe is one of their most popular shirt silhouettes that is reworked seasonally. The current offering is made of a textured woven cotton with a vibrant checkered pattern. As always, the shirt feature the signature Deluxe hidden side seam pockets, providing the shirt with a functional element.

The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment

The Big Up Pants are a standout cropped dress pant from the current season. Available in both black and grey, the Big Up features two tuck pleat detail and is constructed from a super breezy tropical summer weight wool blend. As always, all garments are made in Japan with meticulous attention to detail.

The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment

Also featured is the visvim 20L Ballistic Backpack in Navy. Constructed from military grade ballistic Cordura nylon, this premium piece of luggage is built to last. Further details include a neoprene laptop sleeve, media player pocket with headphone cord port and signature hand painted visvim detail.

The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment

The Common Projects Tournament Low in white suede is coupled with the sock from Canadian brand, Maple. True to their minimal aesthetic, Common Projects have delivered a versatile sneaker for everyday wear.

The latest look featuring Deluxe, visvim and Common Projects from Apartment

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Thursday, 4th May, 2017

Apartment Product Highlights – visvim FBT Sneaker

With the recent arrival of visvim to the Apartment shelves, it seems only fitting to highlight what is arguably the most recognisable silhouette from the brand to date. The visvim FBT sneaker has made quite am impact on the streetwear community,ever since it’s first release as a part of founder, Hiroki Nakamura’s second collection in 2001. Nakamura regards footwear as a daily tool and for this reason, believes that quiality and performance are of the highest priority. It is this search for quality that remains the driving force behind visvim design.

visvim FBT sneaker boxes

Since the original Elk Leather model, the FBT has taken many forms, with variations in design details and materials. The current season offers a rough suede in both Black and Camel. The design takes inspiration for the Native American moccasin with a number of leather and suede details, most notably, the skirting that wraps around the ankle. The current iteration features a solid skirt with leather tie fastening and glass beading detail.

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The FBT is known for it’s quality and individuality. This may be due to the contrast between the raw materials of the upper and the more contemporary sneaker sole. The shoe is set on a replaceable Vibram sole with brand detailing on the outer back half. In creating the concept for the FBT, Nakamura was determined to design a product that would fit his criteria of quality materials and construction with a Native American influence, as well as the practicality to be worn in the city. As a result, the sneaker sole was chosen. The Vibram sole compliments the upper, creating an extremely comfortable shoe that is easy and practical to wear.

visvim FBT sneaker in black suede

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Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017

Carhartt WIP Collaborate With Australian Label, P.A.M.

Carhartt W.I.P. aligns with Australia’s own P.A.M. (Perks and Mini) for a capsule collection inspired by vintage radio. Featuring Brisbane’s own Bad Taste House Collective, we wanted to take a look at a few of our favourite pieces from the range. With an eclectic taste, the DJ collective known as BTHC are regarded for their diverse selection, often delving into the weird and wild. The following collaboration sees P.A.M. add their signature quirky artwork to the always dependable Carhartt W.I.P staples. Further details can be found online at Apartment or in store.

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Tuesday, 2nd May, 2017

Apartment A/W Favourites with Head Porter Plus, Edwin and Norse Projects

Founded in 1998, the Head Porter label is an ongoing collaborative project between Tokyo’s “Yoshida Kaban” and streetwear pioneer Hiroshi Fujiwara. Originally known for the production of premium luggage goods, the Yoshida aesthetic is complimented by Fujiwara’s background in streetwear to produce Head Porter Plus.

Apartment A/W Favourites with Head Porter Plus, Edwin and Norse Projects

With a fairly minimal aesthetic, Head Porter Plus finds beauty in the details, prioritising fabric and construction. The Pocket Sweater is a refined take on a classic garment. Obvious details include the front chest pocket with tonal snap button closure and the cotton/polyester blend fabric that has a slight sheen and silky touch. However, mention must be made to the finer details, including the side split seam on the lower hem and scoop neck collar finishing.

Apartment A/W Favourites with Head Porter Plus, Edwin and Norse Projects

With cooler weather on the way, it’s finally time for beanies and denim. The Norse Projects Beanie is made of 100% lambswool and is available in Marginal Blue and Charcoal Melange. Made in Portugal, the beanie is clean and simple with minimal detailing.

Apartment A/W Favourites with Head Porter Plus, Edwin and Norse Projects

Founded in Tokyo in 1969, Edwin is one of the original Japanese denim brands. As the name suggests, the Rainbow Selvedge ED-55 features a multi-coloured selvedge line on the outer leg seam. As a part of their European division, Edwin incorporate the knowledge gained over past decades to create modern interpretations of their vintage models. The current take on the ED-55 model features a heavily distressed denim with a mid wash, allowing for strong variance in the colour of the garment. As the denim is washed and worn, the indigo colour fades accordingly, creating a whiskered appearance. In this case, a further level of distress is taken, as can be seen in the tearing and patchwork detail that runs down the front of the leg. This has definitely been a store favourite from the current season.

Apartment A/W Favourites with Head Porter Plus, Edwin and Norse Projects

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