One of the top shops in Canada Haven teamed up with fellow Canadian boot producers Viberg to create a capsule collection of 8 Hole Boots in 3 suede colorways. I like all of the models presented so I gotta say it’s a pretty difficult choice to pick which version I’d get.
The customized 8 Hole Service boot rests on top of a durable lightweight Vibram Moreflex sole. The 3 distinct uppers are comprised of a premium Calico Grey suede, and distinct Black Oil or Copper Task Rough Out leather. Additional details include a reinforced toe cap, contrast stitching, 2 sets of leather and round laces, smooth contrasting leather tongue, and a custom stamped insole.
Haven posted up this dialogue with Shinsuke Takizawa. Footage from both of NBHD’s Tokyo brick & mortar stores is spliced in with an interview with the head of Neighborhood. Mr. Takizawa shares his personal viewpoints on design and how everything he does with the brand coincides with his lifestyle and long-time hobbies of rock and roll and motoring. I have noticed that all of my favorite designers tend to really pull from a very personal place. I believe it’s incredibly important for creatives to have blinders on at times and separate themselves from the influence of industry trends.
Haven’s got some new heat from Japanese militaristic lines WTAPS & Neighborhood. Of note in this latest drop are the WTAPS ‘leopard’ pieces which are sure to sell out quicktime. Also new in stock is the Cash CA x Neighborhood collection which features knitwear with fishermen heritage element. To round it out there’s a great tote produced by immun.
You can browse all the latest arrivals on the Haven site.
With it’s sophisticated take on modern street and tech wear, Haven is without a doubt one of the best menswear retailers in my homeland of Canada. In their forth video lookbook, Haven presents some of it’s Fall/winter offerings from Sophnet, Stone Island, wings+horns, Ten C, Stone Island, and White Mountaineering. The video called ‘Supernatural’ is shot against of the natural splendors of the Canadian west coast.
This Undercover accessory has a 3D text ‘Fuck’ monogram reminiscent of Goyard and Pierre Hardy printed on textured poly vinyl. Subtly branded Undercover/Undercoverism in gold foil the one zipper compartment is sized to be appropriate for carrying day to day needs such as cards, bills folded notes, receipts, coins and keys. The colorway displayed above is ‘green’ but various accessories including wallets and tote bags with this same monogram can be found in an assortment of colors.
The wallet version is still available at Haven in Bordeax for $321 CDN.
This zip pouch is also available through Oki-Ni for £70.00 in the small size, or £120 for the medium.
Photos by Rocky Li