December 6, 2012

| You Should Know | Cultivated 

In the world of blogs, it’s an uphill battle to try to set yourself apart from everyone else. David and Damien are well on their way in creating a difference with their Cultivated blog.  We were honored when the guys reached out to us to learn more about Threads and Needles and what we are trying to do at the store. 

David and Damien are “…enthusiasts who want to bring you the best on style, product, design and culture” and what we love about their blog is that they are working to showcase a west coast centric prespective on all aspects of design and fashion. The guys write, shoot, edit and produce all of the content on their blog and you can see their efforts through well curated and crafted posts.

One of the joys of working at our store is the opportunity to meet interesting, like-minded individuals like David and Damien who, like us, are just trying to put their stamp in the fashion and design world.

See our wonderful feature on Cultivated and peruse their blog to explore all things style, design, product and culture.  

July 7, 2012
| You Should Know | The Sartorialist
Woke up this morning and found this bit of delight on instagram. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is releasing his second book of street style photography on Aug 28th.
Why the excitement? Because Scott Schuman basically re-started the trend of street style photography with his blog, The Sartorialist. After leaving his position as director of a fashion showroom to take care of his daughter in 2005, Scott began carrying his digital camera around New York City and photographing people he found compelling. He wanted to show how people interpret fashion inspiration from runway shows and incorporate it into their daily life.
Since those humble beginnings, Scott and his site, The Sartorialist, have been the go-to resource for fashionistas and the higher-up’s in the fashion industry. Scott has worked on campaigns for a number of companies in the fashion industry and he has become the first millionaire blogger with his site, The Sartorialist.
Not bad for a guy who just picked up a camera and followed his heart. Looking forward to the book and sharing a few photos with you guys when it comes out.

| You Should Know | The Sartorialist

Woke up this morning and found this bit of delight on instagram. Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is releasing his second book of street style photography on Aug 28th.

Why the excitement? Because Scott Schuman basically re-started the trend of street style photography with his blog, The Sartorialist. After leaving his position as director of a fashion showroom to take care of his daughter in 2005, Scott began carrying his digital camera around New York City and photographing people he found compelling. He wanted to show how people interpret fashion inspiration from runway shows and incorporate it into their daily life.

Since those humble beginnings, Scott and his site, The Sartorialist, have been the go-to resource for fashionistas and the higher-up’s in the fashion industry. Scott has worked on campaigns for a number of companies in the fashion industry and he has become the first millionaire blogger with his site, The Sartorialist.

Not bad for a guy who just picked up a camera and followed his heart. Looking forward to the book and sharing a few photos with you guys when it comes out.

July 2, 2012
| You Should Know | Chromeography
Great design is everywhere and Chromeography shows how this is best represented in the simplest and smallest things. The assemblage of imagery (with an emphasis on car badges) flows through the site just perfectly.
But the site isn’t just car logo’s - bicycles, espresso makers, scooters and camera logos are all present on the site - so head over to Chromeography for a healthy dose of font nerdery, cars and Americana.

| You Should Know | Chromeography

Great design is everywhere and Chromeography shows how this is best represented in the simplest and smallest things. The assemblage of imagery (with an emphasis on car badges) flows through the site just perfectly.

But the site isn’t just car logo’s - bicycles, espresso makers, scooters and camera logos are all present on the site - so head over to Chromeography for a healthy dose of font nerdery, cars and Americana.

June 27, 2012
| You Should Know | Nick Wooster Tumblr
If you follow our blog, you know how much we idolize Nick Wooster aka Woost-God. I mean, the guy eptiomizes tailored American badass-ness in such an effortless way that he’s like the real-life “most interesting man in the world.”
To help you towards the path of gaining some of his mojo, Mr. Nick has started his own Tumblr to provide us with a little insight on why he is the dopest man on the block.

| You Should Know | Nick Wooster Tumblr

If you follow our blog, you know how much we idolize Nick Wooster aka Woost-God. I mean, the guy eptiomizes tailored American badass-ness in such an effortless way that he’s like the real-life “most interesting man in the world.”

To help you towards the path of gaining some of his mojo, Mr. Nick has started his own Tumblr to provide us with a little insight on why he is the dopest man on the block.

June 26, 2012

| You Should Know | Men’s London Fashion Week - Tommy Ton’s Street Shots via GQ

GQ and Tommy Ton just put up their latest offering from the London Men’s Fashion Week. Here are some of our favorite shots. Roll over to GQ to see the entire slideshow.

June 25, 2012
| You Should Know | Jak & Jil
Street Style Photography. You know it. You love it and like us, you probably use the pics as a guide from time to time on how to freshen up your wardrobe.
One of the best in the game is Tommy Ton. His attention to detail and candid shots have been a favorite of industry experts and bloggers around the world. There’s just something about how he captures the moment that makes you look just a little while longer. Saunter over to Jak & Jil and be ready to pin on your board for the next few hours.

| You Should Know | Jak & Jil

Street Style Photography. You know it. You love it and like us, you probably use the pics as a guide from time to time on how to freshen up your wardrobe.

One of the best in the game is Tommy Ton. His attention to detail and candid shots have been a favorite of industry experts and bloggers around the world. There’s just something about how he captures the moment that makes you look just a little while longer. Saunter over to Jak & Jil and be ready to pin on your board for the next few hours.

June 22, 2012

| You Should Know | Brooklyn Watches

Etsy has recently started producing videos in collaboration with its vendors. The latest video in Etsy’s “Handmade Protraits” series is of David Sokosh of Brooklyn Watches. David, a former gallery owner, turned the perils of recession into a new adventure in creating timepieces from vintage swiss pocket watches.

We are always in awe of people who take the time to create unique products and David falls in the same category of designers and craftspeople that we respect and adore.

June 14, 2012
| Gift Guide | Father’s Day
Our Dad’s never get enough credit for all that they do (he taught us how to ride a bike, use power tools, fix cars, shave and other manly things). So this Father’s Day, why not treat your Dad (or husband) with the right gift from Threads & Needles?
Need help? That’s what we’re here for.
1) Engineered Garments Aloha Shirt - Best shirt for grillin’ and chillin’.
2) Engineered Garments Shorts - Summer weight shorts with a lot of pockets for snacks, beer, etc.
3) Comme Des Garcon Man 2 Cologne - For those nights when Papa steps out on the town.
4) Shwood Sunglasses - Keep Dad fresh with these shades that are just like him…strong as oak.
5) Comme Des Garcon Wallets - To help Dad hide his credit cards from his kids.
6) Paul Smith Wallets - The back-up wallet for hiding cash from kids.
7) Paul Smith Cuff Links - Hey, Dad’s can stay fresh too.
8) Paul Smith Gold Accessories - He will never get a chance to use it, but hey, it’s the thought that counts.
9) Yuketen Mocasin - Shoes that will stand that test of time, like the Old Man.
10) Yuketen Loafers - For date night with Mom.
11-12) Rivieras Slip-On - His dancing shoes!
As you can see, we have you covered for Father’s Day so come by and get Dad’s new favorite item.
-PETER

| Gift Guide | Father’s Day

Our Dad’s never get enough credit for all that they do (he taught us how to ride a bike, use power tools, fix cars, shave and other manly things). So this Father’s Day, why not treat your Dad (or husband) with the right gift from Threads & Needles?

Need help? That’s what we’re here for.

1) Engineered Garments Aloha Shirt - Best shirt for grillin’ and chillin’.

2) Engineered Garments Shorts - Summer weight shorts with a lot of pockets for snacks, beer, etc.

3) Comme Des Garcon Man 2 Cologne - For those nights when Papa steps out on the town.

4) Shwood Sunglasses - Keep Dad fresh with these shades that are just like him…strong as oak.

5) Comme Des Garcon Wallets - To help Dad hide his credit cards from his kids.

6) Paul Smith Wallets - The back-up wallet for hiding cash from kids.

7) Paul Smith Cuff Links - Hey, Dad’s can stay fresh too.

8) Paul Smith Gold Accessories - He will never get a chance to use it, but hey, it’s the thought that counts.

9) Yuketen Mocasin - Shoes that will stand that test of time, like the Old Man.

10) Yuketen Loafers - For date night with Mom.

11-12) Rivieras Slip-On - His dancing shoes!

As you can see, we have you covered for Father’s Day so come by and get Dad’s new favorite item.

-PETER

June 9, 2012
| In Store | Shwood
We just got a re-stock from our friends in Portland, Oregon of your favorite wooden sunnies. These things are selling faster than we can stock them, so come by and pick yours up today.
- PETER

| In Store | Shwood

We just got a re-stock from our friends in Portland, Oregon of your favorite wooden sunnies. These things are selling faster than we can stock them, so come by and pick yours up today.

- PETER

June 6, 2012
Brand Spotlight | Rivieras Leisure Shoes
We ALL have worn slip-on’s at some point in our lives. Whether it was a pair that our parents put on our feet as a kid or the checkered vans slip-on that we wore during the teenage years, the slip-on shoe is just a part of us.
The Rivieras Leisure Shoe takes the slip-on that we know so well and adds a touch of classic sophistication and modern update to bring us the perfect summer shoe. The brand was created in 2009 by Dan Amzallag and Fabrizio Corveddu. Their design takes inspiration from the light-weight espadrilles shoe that was popular in the 50’s in Spain’s Costa Blanca.
Let’s not get this twisted though. These shoes are as functional as they are beautiful. The leather lined in-soles, breathable canvas and cotton mesh uppers and rubber sole make the shoe as comfortable as they are stylish.
These shoes are moving fast. Literally. We sold two as we were opening the boxes up, so come by and get your pair for that perfect Sunday stroll.
- PETER

Brand Spotlight | Rivieras Leisure Shoes

We ALL have worn slip-on’s at some point in our lives. Whether it was a pair that our parents put on our feet as a kid or the checkered vans slip-on that we wore during the teenage years, the slip-on shoe is just a part of us.

The Rivieras Leisure Shoe takes the slip-on that we know so well and adds a touch of classic sophistication and modern update to bring us the perfect summer shoe. The brand was created in 2009 by Dan Amzallag and Fabrizio Corveddu. Their design takes inspiration from the light-weight espadrilles shoe that was popular in the 50’s in Spain’s Costa Blanca.

Let’s not get this twisted though. These shoes are as functional as they are beautiful. The leather lined in-soles, breathable canvas and cotton mesh uppers and rubber sole make the shoe as comfortable as they are stylish.

These shoes are moving fast. Literally. We sold two as we were opening the boxes up, so come by and get your pair for that perfect Sunday stroll.

- PETER

June 5, 2012
How To Wear | Bold Prints
We want to start a new trend. Bold Tuesdays. What’s that you say? Bold Tuesday is the cousin to casual Friday, but taken up a notch.
Tuesday is the most underrated day of the week and we think it should be celebrated. What better way to say “it’s Tuesday,” then with the Engineered Garments Aloha Shirt. This shirt is perfect for summer! Combine it with the Engineered Garments Shorts, Yuketen Penny Loafers, Shwood sunglasses and you’re ready to make Tuesday the new Friday in your office.
Come by the store and let’s get your summer boogie on for BOLD TUESDAYS!
- PETER

How To Wear | Bold Prints

We want to start a new trend. Bold Tuesdays. What’s that you say? Bold Tuesday is the cousin to casual Friday, but taken up a notch.

Tuesday is the most underrated day of the week and we think it should be celebrated. What better way to say “it’s Tuesday,” then with the Engineered Garments Aloha Shirt. This shirt is perfect for summer! Combine it with the Engineered Garments Shorts, Yuketen Penny Loafers, Shwood sunglasses and you’re ready to make Tuesday the new Friday in your office.

Come by the store and let’s get your summer boogie on for BOLD TUESDAYS!

- PETER

May 31, 2012

In Store | Yuketen 

We tore open the boxes for these shoes as soon as they came in. Why? We just couldn’t wait any longer for these AWE-INSPIRING SHOES! The spring/summer 2012 collection embodies the vintage Americana footwear with the Yuki twist. Above images are the pairs that we have in-store.

1. Blucher with Kiltie - features a hand-stitched upper, black boat vibram outsole, metal eyelets, leather laces, multi paneled ‘rough out’ suede upper, and removable kiltie.

2. Addison - these cap-toe oxfords feature a suede leather multi-color upper Goodyear welt and a Vibram Roccia sole.

3. Penny Loafers - these penny loafers feature a peanut color suede upper, leather midsole and crepe wedge sole.

Warm weather requires sock-less shoes and any of these will fit the bill. Come by the store and let us help you get your summer boogie on.

- PETER

May 30, 2012
| Brand Spotlight | Yuketen
Details make the difference. That’s just the truth.
Founder, Yuki Matsuda is the epitome of that truth. Yuki is obsessed with shoes and his brand, Yuketen, is known for its reproduction of classic styles and passion for utilizing high quality materials, construction, and design.
Started in 1989, Yuketen began as a moccasin focused concept and has grown into a full range of footwear, bags, accessories and outerwear. What sets Yuketen shoes apart from other similar shoemakers is its quality and design. Mostly handmade, Yuketen employs classic genuine handsewn moccasin construction techniques, which means most of the shoe is constructed by one person. It typically takes between the factories between 96-120 hours to produce one pair of shoes.
The design of the shoe is handled with just as much care and precision as the production process. Yuki incorporates his inspirations of vintage American lifestyle and his unwavering dedication to the details of shoes and the shoemaking process to guide his new Yuketen designs.
We share Yuki’s obsession with shoes and his original designs make us excited to carry them in our store. Come by to try on a pair. If you love details, comfort and design, you’ll love Yuketen.
The above image is all about the details. Keep a lookout for our next posts to see additional beautiful photos of the whole sha-bang. 
- PETER

| Brand Spotlight | Yuketen

Details make the difference. That’s just the truth.

Founder, Yuki Matsuda is the epitome of that truth. Yuki is obsessed with shoes and his brand, Yuketen, is known for its reproduction of classic styles and passion for utilizing high quality materials, construction, and design.

Started in 1989, Yuketen began as a moccasin focused concept and has grown into a full range of footwear, bags, accessories and outerwear. What sets Yuketen shoes apart from other similar shoemakers is its quality and design. Mostly handmade, Yuketen employs classic genuine handsewn moccasin construction techniques, which means most of the shoe is constructed by one person. It typically takes between the factories between 96-120 hours to produce one pair of shoes.

The design of the shoe is handled with just as much care and precision as the production process. Yuki incorporates his inspirations of vintage American lifestyle and his unwavering dedication to the details of shoes and the shoemaking process to guide his new Yuketen designs.

We share Yuki’s obsession with shoes and his original designs make us excited to carry them in our store. Come by to try on a pair. If you love details, comfort and design, you’ll love Yuketen.

The above image is all about the details. Keep a lookout for our next posts to see additional beautiful photos of the whole sha-bang. 

- PETER

April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012
| Moncler | Summer Weight
This jacket is worth fighting for. Seriously. Here at the store, we’re arm wrestling to see who gets to pick up this beautiful jacket. Told you we were serious. 
The Moncler Gauguin Parka Jacket is made with a lightweight ottoman fabric and is water-repellant, which makes it the perfect piece to wear on your weekend morning hikes or your neighborhood coffee runs. And that green is just supreme. This jacket will  easily match everything - jeans or khaki’s, shorts or pants.
Come by the store to pick yours up. In the meantime, enjoy our arm wrestling tribute to "Over The Top".
-PETER

| Moncler | Summer Weight

This jacket is worth fighting for. Seriously. Here at the store, we’re arm wrestling to see who gets to pick up this beautiful jacket. Told you we were serious. 

The Moncler Gauguin Parka Jacket is made with a lightweight ottoman fabric and is water-repellant, which makes it the perfect piece to wear on your weekend morning hikes or your neighborhood coffee runs. And that green is just supreme. This jacket will  easily match everything - jeans or khaki’s, shorts or pants.

Come by the store to pick yours up. In the meantime, enjoy our arm wrestling tribute to "Over The Top".

-PETER

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