ABOUT OUR DESIGNERS


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18 WAITS

18 Waits’ clothing is built well, using the finest fabrics appropriate for each item. There is virtually no detail overlooked and thoughtfully addressed. An 18 Waits garment is meant to be worn well, enjoyed, loved, and destroyed.

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ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE

Etat Libre d’Orange concocts surprising olfactory compositions without any limitations in terms of creativity, raw materials, or expense. The brand self describes as "luxurious, provocative, sometimes ironic, often subversive, and always elegant". There are few perfumeries like Etat Libre d'Orange, which still produces all of it's scents in house, at 69 rue des Archives, Paris.

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FALKE

With over a century in business, Falke has become a byword for luxury legwear. Their company mantra : “Quality for Quality’s Sake”, has informed the development of a core program that is, in so many words, perfect. The recent acquisition of a series of textile factories around Germany and Eastern Europe fuels innovation, as new minds and techniques continue to be integrated with their core business. The line is sure to keep you both stylish and comfortable where it's thought of least, but matters most.

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HESTRA

We believe strongly in the idea of doing one thing, and one that thing well; this is why we stock gloves from Scandinavian glove maker Hestra. A family run business since it's founding, originally as Martin Magnusson & Co, in 1936, is run today by the third and fourth generation of Magnussons in the town of Hestra, Sweden.

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IN SITU

IN SITU is GERHARD's in house label. The term "in situ" is used in art and archaeology to describe an artifact or event where it is or where it takes place, without isolating it from its original conditions. Studying an artifact “in situ” is often critical to the interpretation of the artifact and the culture which formed it. Our IN SITU program is domestically manufactured, in a small knitwear factory in Québec, using only the finest yarns available. The line is a permanent core program of high quality, well designed, fairly priced essentials.

For wholesale inquiries please contact GERHARD.

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MALIN + GOETZ

Malin + Goetz creates simple skin care solutions. Their treatments are made to be both gentle and effective, for all skin types, ungendered; a modern couple will shop for and use the same products together. Every product is formulated with trusted natural ingredients and the latest in cosmetic technologies.

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NAKED & FAMOUS

Naked & Famous is not a normal denim company. Instead of relying on celebrity endorsements and expensive ad campaigns, they devote all of their resources to sourcing the world’s best fabric and making it into great jeans. No marketing, no washes, no pre-distressing, no nonsense. Just excellent denim at a reasonable price point.

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OUTCLASS

Outclass is a Toronto based lifestyle brand that produces carefully crafted menswear essentials in Canada. Their mission is to revive the Canadian garment industry by educating people on the importance of supporting local makers and craftsmen. Outclass is manufactured entirely by owner operated businesses who stand by their craft. Materials are always sourced responsibly and in such a way that Outclass’ ecological footprint is reduced.

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REIGNING CHAMP

Reigning Champ designs and manufactures premium athletic wear. Their process is guided by two principles: Respect the details. Master simplicity. They design and develop signature fabrics, emphasizing rugged construction and unrivalled comfort. Reigning Champ is based in Vancouver, BC, where they have crafted year-round staples since 2007.

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STRING THEORY

Launched in 2010 as a partnership between two Canadian textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price, String Theory produces scarves made from fabrics that are both designed and produced in small batches in Quebec. Using top-quality yarns such as Peruvian baby alpaca and Italian merino and cashmere to knit and weave their unique designs, the scarves are then hand finished in Montreal and Toronto.

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VEILANCE

Through minimalist values and relentless attention to detail, Veilance offers climate controlling solutions in a system of modular layers. Technical design at its core is an expression of purpose. Veilance was founded by Arc’teryx Equipment on this philosophy, which continues to drive both brands towards material innovation and leading-edge garment engineering.

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WINGS + HORNS

Born between Tokyo and Vancouver in 2004, wings+horns is a contemporary menswear label integrating innovative fabrics with a Japanese approach to detail. Each garment is designed to balance rugged utility with considered simplicity using versatile patterns and earthy colors to create an all encompassing, functional ready to wear program.