Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Stitching and Draping of Yohji Yamamoto at Apt909

From Japan's top 5 and the world's top 20. Yohji Yamamoto formed his company in 1972 with his first collection in 1976 in Japan. Non-traditional, he wraps the body. Unstructured, loose and with an abundance of fabric, plus attention to detail. This piece was made in Japan circa 1990's.

Much an artist as designer.


Apt909 has the lingerie you désire!

This dead-stock lingerie is circa 1950's. The body is very fine French vanilla coloured cotton with tiny coffee coloured buttons and embellished with silk satin ribbon. An extremely romantic piece!

Made in the USA by the Ladies Garment Worker's Union for "Flair" and sold at high-end department Store B. Altman & Co.

Size 8-10


The Perfect Dress. Really.

Its got great style, colour + super easy care.
In the style of Pucci and Vera (and more).
The emerald green foundation is printed in a blush of violet.
The pattern, a delicate Provençal base line drawing in black, and it's signed.
The cutting sports a plunging neckline.
Long fitted sleeves, full length, close fitting bodice, snug to the waist, followed by an A-line skirt to the knee and split up to the waist in a wrap around style.

Wash and hang dry (always the dryer destroys your clothes, melts the fabric). This gorgeous little piece is from "Maurice" + made in the U.S.A. by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union .
Those are the actual hands that made it.
100% nylon with a stretch.
Size 3-5


Friday, September 4, 2009

Apt909 Fall Boot Collection - Great style from Justin and Laredo

The classic vintage work boot worn by ranch hands, called "Roper" boots by vintage devotees in Japan. Made in the U.S.A. for both men and women. Apt909 has selected leather boots from these lines that offer up loads of style that will last a lifetime!

Put these boots to work for you. The LAREDO BOOT CO. in Nashville, Tennessee puts hard working feet into tough, authentic western styling. These durable kiks are right at home on the ranch or the mean city streets. Timeless style for the working man or woman who wants a lot for their hard-earned money!

Perfectly worked in natural tanned leather, leather heel and sole
Size Womens 6 med wdth

2 Pairs of Laredo Lacers in Rich "Aged Bark" with stacked leather heel and sole
Sizes Mens 6 approx. / Womens 8 1/2 med wdth;
Mens 5 approx. / Womens 7 1/2 med wdth

A favourite vintage brand in Japan and of Apt909, JUSTIN BOOTS began in 1879, repairing boots for the cowboys who rode the Chisholm Trail. The company settled in Ft. Worth TX in 1925. Their boots are known world wide for their quality and dependability. When you buy a pair of Justin boots, you buy with confidence because Justin is a name you can trust to deliver the very best!

Justin Lacer in "Copper Caprice" with added Western detail and leather heel
Size Mens 6 / Womens 8 1/2 med wdth

8" Justin "506" Classic Lacer in Black Kiddie Leather. All black leather from the sole on up!
Size 6 men/ 8 women "B" width

Sexy Shoes from around the globe. Michael Kors, Davids and more!

It's fascinating how with just the right detail a shoe can be an amazing, sexy piece of art, or even a potential sex toy!

From the French design house C ARTEE, in biz since 1972. An excellent product from this boutique label. Size 6 $55

Back to beautiful MICHAEL KORS! Buttery suede slip-ons with finely polished stacked leather heels with an interesting design choice of a rubber sole. Hmmm, it looks good and is more comfortable.
Made in Brazil. Size 8 1/2 Medium width $175

This elegant shoe is a perfect business pump that can easily transition into dinner. Excellent quality chocolate suede upper with a leather sole. Made in Italy by SILVIA FIORENTINA. Size 7 1/2 medium. $65

These adorable pumps are from super boutique DAVIDS, a proud Canadian company since 1950's. Wonderful coffee coloured leather detailed with cream coloured lizard. All stitch work no gluing. The work is quite stunning!
Made in Spain. Size 7 $75