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  1. Pure Blue Japan

    Ok. Got you on the whacking up bit. But you do admit that in VAT/duties alone there is an added 30% cost but say you'd be happy to buy from a UK store if the price difference were 10-15%.
  2. Pure Blue Japan

    I have stayed out of this debate because this development was as much as a surprise to me as it was to anyone else. I for one have never made any protests to PBJ over OD and its price structure. Objectively, I can see many sides of the arguments that have been eloquently posited here but see a contradiction in your post. You admit that the cost of importing runs at around 30% but then expect the price difference between Japanese retail and UK retail to be 10-15 % which implies we need to absorb to cost of importing and work on much lower margins than the likes of OD. Import costs are just one of the aspects. Operating a store with staff in Central London is punishingly expensive. Business rates, just one example, are already high and are set to double from April. Few countries have a higher VAT rate than the UK so 20% of any sale in the EU goes to the taxman. I would never "whack" up prices but faced with a depreciating currency and rising costs have had to implement some to protect the viability of the store. I recently heard a pro-Brexit government minister tell retailers they need to absorb these higher costs and not pass them on to their customers. I have written to him and offered him a day's work experience at the store in Windmill Street so he can look at the books and see how fucking hard it is to run an independent store in London selling seriously good shit in the current climate.
  3. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Pure Blue Japan has opened up its range to a wider audience with the introduction of the x019 fit. This is described as a ‘relaxed taper’, offering a higher rise, a little more room through the top block, roomier thigh and a reasonable taper. This first iteration is a slubby/neppy 13.8 oz. denim full of Pure Blue Japan's signature texture & character. We have also had a full restock of the always popular x013 in their signature 14 oz. slubby denim, slim tapered fit. Shop Pure Blue Japan x019 Relaxed Tapered Jeans
  4. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Nine Lives continues to astound and delight with their fabric, fit, cut and construction. The Jacquard Check Raglan Shirt is constructed using 5 different colours within the weave. The pattern detail is almost fractal, in that the closer you examine it the more the intricacy is revealed. Particular attention has been paid to the seams and structure of the shoulder, resulting in a superlative fit. Available in wine and russet colourways, these slim fitting shirts – like all Nine Lives offerings – really need to be seen to be believed. Shop Nine Lives Jacquard Check Shirt - Wine Shop Nine Lives Jacquard Check Shirt - Russet Keeping us warm and helping us layer, Nine Lives also brings us the Tsuriurake Loopwheeled Sweater. Raglan sleeved (no shoulder seams) this piece has been created in Wakayama on a hanging loopwheel machine. In a break from the norm, Nine Lives have then reconstructed the sides, cutting and adding side seams in order to create a more fitted silhouette than is available from an unaltered loopwheel construction. Super soft, thick, warm, smart & comfortable. Tsuriurake refers to the hanging loopwheeler used with great skill in the Wakayama region of Japan. Shop Nine Loves Tsuriurake Loopwheel Sweater - Black/Navy Shop Nine Lives Tsuriurake Loopwheeled Sweater - off-white/grey
  5. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Following the official release on Friday, the much awaited 3sixteen Ranch Jacket has landed in store. Slim fitting with extra length through the body this jacket has Iron buttons, copper rivets, 1 chest pocket and two handwarmer pockets which also double as extra inside pockets. Comes in two styles: either a 12 oz. indigo heavily nepped fabric for a classic fade or in 3sixteens inimitable 14.5oz shadow selvedge for a unique, high contrast fade potential. Shop 3sixteen Indigo Nep Denim Ranch Jacket Shop 3sixteen Sahdow Selvedge Denim  Ranch Jacket
  6. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Next week or week after
  7. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Indigofera has now released the ‘Acoma’ jacket. 100% waxed cotton canvas and blanket lined, this jacket demonstrates real versatility for the elements and locations, whether town or country. All edges are trimmed with a brown corduroy both outside and inside: collar, hem, cuffs, placket and pockets (two angled outer and two inner). The jacket is finished with heavy duty snap logo buttons on the placket and two buttons to the cuff and reinforced pockets with logo rivets at each outer corner. The cut is straight fitting but not too loose. The back is designed slightly longer than the front and curved to offer that extra protection as you would expect from a jacket with this function. Shop Indigofera Acoma Jacket We have a new boot in from Last & Loom THE BOOT. TYPE 2. Constructed using Cowhide from the North island of New Zealand, Last & Loom utilises a brass screw wire machine dating back to the 1800’s to screw the upper, mid and insole together to deliver a super strong boot that’s built to last. This model comes in a black, full grain, chrome tanned leather, with solid brass eyelets and a half bellow tongue. Shop Last & Loom Type 2 Boots - Black Cowhide
  8. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Iron Heart, as always, have the answer for your denim jacket requirements in the from their updated 19 oz. Left-Hand Twill Selvedge Denim Type III. The jacket is unsanforized, full of character with deep tones of indigo. It has been one washed to remove the majority of shrinkage. It has the Iron Heart red selvedge placket, branded buttons and the ever-welcome hand warmer pockets (proper, deep ones too) that double up as two extra inside pockets. If you are looking for a heavyweight denim jacket with legendary fades – your search is over. Shop Iron Heart 19 oz. Type 3 Left Hand Twill Trucker Jacket Berry on The Drums again shows its mastery of the softest imaginable next to skin layers. New in is the raglan sleeve navy/white baseball shirt. 100% Zurich made on 1960’s tubular knit machines (no side seams, no loss of shape) using sustainable cotton from Tanzania. All sizes of the Henleys have also been restocked in black, navy & off white. Shop Berry On the Drums
  9. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Will do. Yes sizing will be the same.
  10. Pure Blue Japan

    Yes, we should have them in 10-14 days time if not sooner.
  11. Pure Blue Japan

    Lots of nep in the fabric and the x019 will open up PBJ jeans to those who need extra room on the thigh compared with existing fits with a taper.
  12. Pure Blue Japan

    Most jeans measure 1" more than tagged size when raw. This inch will go with the first soak but will stretch back out.
  13. UES Denim

    It is hard to give a definitive answer here as depending on fabric shirts can vary in sizing. I'm normally a 42 in FH shirts but occasionally a 44. Likewise, I am sometimes a size 3 in UES but more often a size 4.
  14. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Just seen Andrew from 3sixteen and he says they will be out before the end of the month.
  15. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    If you feel like treating yourself to something unique as a reward for surviving Christmas and New Year or even 2016 itself then look no further than the first drop of 2017: The Copeland Shirt in Dust Beige Rough Out from Indigofera. Individually numbered, from a very limited run of 38, this is a heavyweight piece that will stand the test of time. Thick, unlined cowhide, cut in the ‘Copeland’ style (straight cut but less boxy than the Fargo) in an evocative desert beige. It's hard to do anything but admire. Heavy duty press studs and riveted side seams are the only hardware this shirt needs and a subtle stitch pattern detail on each breast pocket tops off the whole idea perfectly. Shop Indigofera Copeland Shirt - Dust Beige Roughout We have now introduced the "CT" jeans from 3sixteen. The Classic Tapered has a high rise, room in the top block and a taper from the knee down. We are carrying these jeans across the three core custom woven Japanese selvedge denim styles 3sixteen offers: CT-100x - 14.5 oz Indigo Selvedge CT-120x - 14.5 oz Shadow Selvedge CT-220x - 14.5 oz Double Black Selvedge We have also replenished stock of all Slim Tapered and Straight Leg jeans, hoodies and T shirts. In the near future we will receive restocks of the 3sixteen Trucker jackets in Shadow Selvedge and Double Black denim as well as introduce a new style denim jacket from 3sixteen. Shop 3sixteen CT-100x Indigo Selvedge Jeans Shop 3sixteen CT-120x Shadow Selvedge Jeans Shop 3sixteen CT-220x Double Black Selvedge Jeans
  16. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    You definitely can see lighter hues of indigo from hank -dyed denim.
  17. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    This denim is rope-dyed with natural indigo rather than the more commonly used synthetic variation
  18. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    We are really excited to end 2016 by introducing a new and in our opinion very exciting brand to the store. Nine Lives is, in their own words, "a symphony of furiously dedicated craftsmen, all playing something weird and feral." The brand places Japanese fabrics and dye-stuffs, from exclusive jacquard weaves to natural indigo sashiko, in dialogue with contemporary patterning, making pieces that are elegant and not just a little dark. Made in Japan, Nine Lives calls on worldwide talent, whether it's the sources of their cotton or the tannery for their yak leather. The Japanese word "kodawari", meaning something like obsessive passion and attention to detail, is clear here...even in their tags, with the brand lettering redolent of the New York punk scene and framed in a golden rectangle. With more pieces arriving in 2017 we launch this brand with the exquisitely tailored Leather and Sashiko Varsity Jackets. To introduce to you the rather unique mindset that belongs to the brand ‘Nine Lives’, we have chosen something of a showstopper. A stadium jacket like no other, this piece sees the union between a hand-dyed indigo sashiko fabric body, pigment-dyed leather arms and thick ribbed collar, (zipped) cuffs and hem. As always with a product of this calibre, it’s not just the immediately obvious that elevates this above your everyday offerings. Closer inspection reveals refinements such as the pockets, where the leather dives deep into the inside as opposed to being merely ‘trimming’, shoulder seams that flow perfectly into the arm, following the natural shape of your form and buttons where the centre ‘fills in’ upon closure. Uncommon materials and fabrics are the norm here - the quilted lining contains a taffeta thinsulate. This holds its shape better and longer than other materials and has the benefit of providing warmth without excess bulk. Nine lives has an unusual, interesting – indeed intriguing - story and persona that appeals right from the start and demands further investigation. We feel that these jackets are a fine example of this and look forward to sharing the voyage of discovery with you. Hold on tight… Shop Nine Lives Leather & Sashiko Varsity Jacket - Black Shop Nine Lives Leather & Sashiko Varsity Jacket - Bone White
  19. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    The 17 oz selvedge denim by Iron Heart which uses organic cotton and natural indigo is now available in a Type 3 trucker jacket. The sleeves and body are slightly longer than your average Type 3. The jacket has hand-warming pockets which can be used internally for storing wallets and phones etc. The jacket also features tonal constructional stitching for a more minimalist look. The denim is unsanforized but one-washed. It will shrink a further 0.5" on the chest and in both body and sleeve length. Shop Iron Heart Natural Indigo 17 oz. Trucker Jacket 3sixteen combines both a winning fit with a great fabric to produce the Black Selvedge Chino. The cut allows for room on the thigh without being overly loose with a gradual taper to the hem resulting in a sharp and modern straight tapered silhouette. Shop 3sixteen Black Selvedge Chinos
  20. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Just in time for Christmas, Pure Blue Japan has delivered two versions of the classic type 2 denim jacket and some new jeans. The KS-103-WID is a 16 oz deep indigo jean. The KS is knubbed selvedge which refers to the slubby texture of the irregular weave. The depth of indigo is achieved by rope dyeing the yarns in a process known as ‘kasuri’ or ‘grazing’ using various shades of indigo, hence the ‘ID’ in the description, which stands for Irregular Dye. These are available in the slim tapered 013 cut and will offer a high contrasting, unique fade potential. Shop Pure Blue Japan KS-013-WID Slim Tapered Jeans The new PBJ 18 oz. denim jacket uses the same super slubby denim as the jeans in the same weight. One difference is that this fabric has been sanforized to enable an easier fitting right off the bat. PBJ uses its unrivalled know-how to manage this process without losing any of the fabric's renowned character. The denim is rope dyed indigo and the jacket features riveted pockets, iron buttons and a deerskin leather patch. Shop Pure Blue Japan 18 oz. Denim Jacket Completing the new triumvirate is a welcome restock of the Deep Indigo Denim Jacket. All the detailing is exactly the same as on the 18oz version. However, this is in a 13 oz. fabric with both indigo warp and weft yarns which provide an impressively intense hue. Shop Pure Blue Japan Deep Indigo Denim Jacket For all those ordering presents (for themselves or otherwise) our last ordering days for delivery in time for Christmas (weather and unforeseeable circumstances aside) are as follows: Order by 2pm GMT: UK & Europe – Thursday 22nd December USA, Canada & the Far East – Wednesday 21st December Australia & New Zealand – Monday 19th December We pride ourselves on our ability to give the best possible advice regarding size and fit when you order. However to accommodate any ‘surprise presents’ or ‘seasonal gambles’ we are also offering an extended returns period. Any products ordered up to and including the 31st December will have until the 23rd of January to return for an exchange, credit or refund. Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017 from all of us at Rivet & Hide.
  21. The Flat Head

    Yes they are one inch bigger on the waist than tagged (with top and bottom waistbands aligned and measured at full width & doubled)
  22. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    We only ever buy what we love ourselves for the store which is why our inventory is so focussed. We would never choose anything just to fill a gap. There are some pieces, however, that we simply fall in love with and that's what happened in Nagano, home and HQ of The Flat Head in the "Alps of Japan" back in May of this year. The Native Blanket Boa Jacket is so strong in many ways; style, fabric and of course "The Flat Head Way" construction details. The blanket outer shell is custom woven with a native pattern. The jacket has a thinsulate filling for warmth without the need for a bulky alternative and then lined with rayon (traditionally used on Hawaiian shirts from the 1950s) The faux sheepskin shearling boa collar is exquisitely soft. The lower hem, cuffs and pockets are trimmed with black leather. Shop The Flat Head Native Blanket Boa Jacket Staying native it was time to introduce a classic Flat Head Native Western shirt. 100% cotton and slim fitting. The fabric is full of texture due to the intricate weave and the shirt uses mother of pearl snaps. The size offerings now go up to a 48.(XXL) Shop The Flat Head Native Western Shirt - Blk/Red We also added the silver feather to our range of Flat Head saddle leather bracelets. Shop The Flat Head Bracelets
  23. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    3sixteen shows once again that they have truly mastered the art of smart, casual, streetwear with the 2016 release of the Stadium Jacket. The fabric of the indigo cotton twill STJ is subtly ridged horizontally which gives a 3D depth and texture to the indigo tone and makes this an extremely tactile item. Inside is more of the same with a luxurious quilted lining - this also carries through to the side handwarmer pockets. Based on their previous waxed cotton stadium jackets, the fit is immaculate. We have also restocked the black waxed canvas STJs. Like the new indigo version this has a 2 way-pull zipper. Shop 3sixteen Indigo Cotton Twill Stadium Jacket Shop 3sixteen Black Waxed Stadium Jacket The black Waxed Flesh service boot from Viberg is a unique build for Rivet & Hide on the 2030 last and keeping the toe cap plain. This roughout leather develops an incredible patina with scuffing over time. Alternatively, some wearers will re-wax the boots to restore them to pristine condition. The waxed leather makes the boots very water resistant and they also come with a Dainite rubber sole. Shop Viberg Black Waxed Flesh Service Boots
  24. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    Stevenson Overall constantly pushes the boundaries in style and construction. The "Bounty Hunter" is 100% cotton, dobby loomed fabric and has been woven with an intense texture reminiscent of vintage Mexican blankets. Sand-casted concho buttons and copper riveted hand pockets to the front complete this traditional yet thoroughly modern design. The Stevenson Roebuck moleskin coat is another great example of bringing the country to the city. Impeccably cut, the custom fabric is soft yet windproof. It is blanket lined for warmth and comfort with a wool pile boa collar and corduroy inner cuffs and pocket flaps. The fabric has the feel of soft suede. Also in are the Jackson 320 slim tapered jeans based on the 727 La Jolla fit but using a 13.5 oz sanforized selvedge denim. the decorative pocket stitch work serves the purpose of reinforcing all pocket openings. Shop Stevenson Overall Roebuck Moleskin Car Coat Shop Stevenson Overall "Bounty Hunter" Mexican Parka Shop Stevenson Jackson 320 Slim Tapered jeans
  25. RIVET & HIDE, London. Info etc...

    UES Denim releases its indigo selvedge flannel in a sashiko wabash design in a nod to both Japanese textile heritage and vintage work wear design. The fabric has been rope-dyed indigo. This is a slim fit without being overly so. The flannel features acorn shaped pockets and corozo nut buttons. Shop UES Indigo Sashiko Wabash Flannel