Friday, November 27, 2009

ThE bEAuty oF BLaCk

From Parisian house "Caroma", circa 1970's. A very simple, elegant cutting in black poly that mimics silk. Cut in a long triangle with a plunging "V".

The piece has a ton of potential
Size 8/10

ThE bEAuty oF dARk

This Dark charcoal wool gabardine
Dress circa 1940 is handmade and has no tags. So....
we consider the fabric, notions + cutting.
The skirt is straight, the bodice gently fitted.
The sleeve is 3/4 with no cuff detail.
This dress is incredibly modern in its detail choices

909 adores it.
Size 3-4


I can't stop smiling.
This leather trench coat is too cool.
I know so many people will try this on and think about this one!

You! If you try this on, check the mirror you will see why I'm so excited

I really can't wait to see this amazing piece on people.
Size M

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sexy Shoes for the Man-about-Town

Long & lean oxford style tuxedo shoe lined in light grey suede.
Leather stacked heel with a heavy, sexy piece of leather on the sole finished with no-slip biltrite brand rubber. Proudly Canadian made.
The shoes are freak'n sexy.
Size 9 1/2

The blue/black simple, sophisticated leather oxford shoe. The style is classic but this pair, circa 1980's have an excellent sexy shape & leather sole.
The heel is stacked leather + rubber.
Size 8

Remember men...a woman always looks at a gentleman's footwear...something your homo bro knew forever already. From David's, these flat black/blue-black leather wingtips with a light point are lined in leather. The sole and stacked heel - leather.
Made in Spain circa 1980's
Size 8M

Saturday, November 21, 2009

European Ski Culture Circa 60's France

The cutest classic wool cap with flaps.
This one was knit in 1973 by Auntie Mona in France (She sent it over and I love the story) wool knit in cafe, chocolate and sand.

Origin : France
Circa : 1960's
Guts : 10% mohair
80% wool
10% polymide

Great colors.....Great style

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

where is the sexiest place to spend the winter? In this shaved beaver coat!

Circa 1960's
This piece is from "Furrires at Barrington", since 1815.
So its no wonder the quality of fur is excellent.
Shaved beaver detailed with panels and covered buttons of taupe leather.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winter Style for the Apt909 Man

This is what luxury quality looked like circa 1950's-60's. From "Gentlemens Quarters" (something like Officers Quarters) at Kartch's. Made from a blend of black Merino & Australian wool with added detailing on the pockets and neck in brown sugar. The wool was spun in Scotland + assembled U.S.A.

Size men's M

This is one of our special selections.
It's a great chartreuse/moss combo for this long sleeve surfer-style collar shirt from 1960's-70's. Made of everybody's favourite multi-stand, continous-filament synthetic yarn that's artificially crimped in order to achieve greater bulk than ordinary yarns-Ban-Lon. It's good to enjoy vintage detailing that has a modern style.

This is a great style injection into your wardrobe!
Made in the USA by Caramy.
Size L

Once you've gone cashmere you can never go back.
This gorgeous long sleeve "V"neck sweater is made in the U.S.A. From knitwear company "Huntington". Circa 1960's-70's, judging from the work menship + materials.

Super soft 100% pure comfy....
Size L

An Apt909 favourite, the Euro underwear top is one of the main cloting items we've selected for this season.
The body is seamless, so it's really fit to the body.
It's really cozy, stylish and convenient.

Come in a checkout our selection

The company was started by Fratelli Prada (English: Prada Brothers) and by Mario Prada in 1913 as a leather-goods shop in Milan. After his death in the mid-1950's, Mario's daughter-in-law took helm of Prada, and maintained it for almost twenty years.
Her daughter, Miuccia Prada, joined the company in 1970's and then inherited it in 1978. With Patrizio Bertelli, whom she married in 1987, alongside her as businss manager, Miuccia was allowed time to implement her creativity onto design.
She would go on to incorporate her ideas into the house of Prada that would change it.
Miuccia released her first set of backpacks and totes in 1979.
They were made out of Pocone, a tough military spec black nylon that her grandfather had used as coverings for steamer trunks.
Prada launched its women's ready-to-wear collections in 1989, and the designs came to be known for their dropped waistlines and narrow belts.
The men's ready-to-wear collections launched in the mid-1990's.
By then the House of Prada operated in 40 locations worldwide, 20 of which were in Japan. Prada's popularity skyrocketed when the fashion world took notice of its clean lines, opulent fabrics, and basic colours.
Prada's originality made it one of the most influential fashion houses.

The signature Prada look ecompassed luxurious fabrics in mostly black, browns, grays, greens, and creams to create simple, yet provocative styles.
This flannel shirt in an example of the beautiful simplicity of the design house.
As always, manufactured in Italy.
Size 40- 15 1/2