Archives: September 2011
Mr Shoe has arrived at The Lab. Behold the Spencer Chukka in all its glory. I know we’ve been teasing you about this one for a while, but all this anticipation has surely paid off. Now you can have your very own pair for the meager sum of $149. Be sure to come in and check out the first ever Mr Shoe, because one day it might be a collectible…
Our homies from Mr Simple recently strutted their fall/winter stuff at The Wearers Right trade show in Sydney, aka TWR. Here’s a picture of how it looked. If you squint your eyes you might be able to pick what you’ll be rocking 6 months from now. Good work lads, looking forward to this lot!
It’s about time we all started getting our ankles out again. Perhaps if we’re feeling bold we could start flashing those wintry white pins. Our pal Mr Simple has just come heavy with a plentiful collection of leg wear in a plethora of coulours. Check the pictures below to see what I’m talking about.
The Wilson Chino Pant in charcoal, khaki, navy and tobacco.
The Bailey Short now available in mustard, burgundy, red, navy, royal blue, green and khaki. As well as the Chandler Short in black.
Introducing the Johnson Cargo Short in khaki and black.
The Cooper Short returns in turquoise, black, blue and red.
If there was ever a company to be held as a bench mark in footwear, it would have to be Clarks. Since their beginnings in 1825, Clarks have managed to revolutionise the shoe game over and over. From the birth of the sheepskin slipper, to the creation of the original desert boot, the desert trek and the wallabee, just to name a few. Clarks is now the largest footwear company in the world. Though there have been plenty of changes along the way, Clarks continue to make some of the world’s highest quality, most comfortable footwear.
Here at The Lab we have just received a whole lot of new Clarks Originals, including the ever popular Beeswax Desert Boot, the Wallabee Boot and the Desert Weaver. Be sure to get in quick!
AIAIAI comes from Copenhagen, Denmark. The idea came out of Copenhagen’s A House, a creative hub within an old industrial building. AIAIAI make all kinds of computer accessories, but are mainly known for their headphones. The creative roots of the brand are evident in their stylish design, but their dedication to the product has to be heard to be understood. AIAIAI have teamed up with sound engineers musicians to achieve a high quality product with a wide spectrum of sound.
The Tracks headphone from AIAIAI perfectly captures the essence of what the brand is all about. The look is inspired by the walkman headphones from the good old days, and the sound quality is sure to impress listeners of any genre. Weather rocking the train to work, dancing around the kitchen or watching something naughty on the iPad, these guys are just what the sound doctor ordered.
Pictured here is the Petrol colourway. They are also available in Gray, Black and Sand.
We just received new stock of the classic Clarks Desert Boot in black suede. If there ever was a shoe to take a trampling at a gig and come out looking as good as new, then this is it.With it’s soft suede upper and buttery crepe sole, these bad boys will keep you rocking ’till the break of dawn.
Although it’s a bit up and down right now, there’s no doubt that the warm weather is on it’s way. If there’s one thing that will spice up your summer time lifestyle, that’s an awesome hat, right? Correct. Being big time hat fiends, we at The Lab went and got a bunch of our favourite Mitchell & Ness snap backs in preparation for the oncoming sunshine. They are all in store now at $55 each.
Mr. Simple has just dropped the first selection of items from his 2011 spring range. We’ll have you looking sharp with a nice selection of button ups, and as the weather warms up we’ve got your back with some crisp new tees and singlets. Not only that, but we have more stock in the burgundy and mustard chinos. Don’t forget that all these items are available online here.
Edwin have been in the denim game since 1947. Originally the company imported denim into Japan from the US, as no denim was manufactured in Japan at the time. Later, with a desire to create higher quality denim with more sophisticated fits and washes, Edwin’s founder, Mr. Tsumeni, started churning out his own.
Since the early days Edwin have been responsible for a number of innovations in denim, including the invention of stone wash and the creation of the ‘new vintag’e concept.
The Edwin Sen has always been a stand out due to it’s slim tapered fit and raw selvage denim. You can’t beat a well worn pair for character and personality, and Edwin will always hold strong more than long enough for you to have an entirely unique wash on your legs. In the images below you can see a comparison between three pairs of Edwin Sens. One pair have had two years wear and as many as five washes, the second have had a year of wear, with one wash at about 8 months, and the third are brand new.
After a short break The Lab is back in cyber space. You may have already noticed the shiny new veneer, but the changes run deeper than that. We’ve sidled up next to our buddy, Mr. Simple, allowing all you web warriors to head straight to the web store to buy Herschel and Mr. Simple online. Go ahead and hit that store button up the top, you’ll like it.
The Lab; more futuristic than before.