Photos: Katherine Lowe
You know those days spent aimlessly wandering, attempting to kill time by any means possible? Welcome to my Saturday. Here’s how it went down – Crane Brothers, Auckland Public Library, Bambina, Superette, One, Karen Walker, Kate Sylvester, Fabric, Burger King. Katherine brought her camera along and chronicled what was, essentially, a day of loitering.
First stop, Crane Brothers, to hem Katherine’s new made-to-measure pants. She chose a one and a quarter inch cuff.
Next, a quick visit to sign up at the Auckland Library, where, on my Dad’s orders, I attempted to borrow a copy of Vitali Vitaliev’s Life as a Literary Device. They didn’t have it. I walked out empty handed. Outside we noticed this window painted onto a decrepit building on Lorne Street.
We had half an hour to kill before lunch, so I spent it reading The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men’s Style by Nicholas Antongiavanni. My favourite quote – “As Xenophon wrote in his life of Cyrus, it is not reasonable that a big man wear a little coat, or a small man wear a big coat, and expect to look smart.” No. No it is not.
After lunch we walked a couple of doors down to Superette. I like how they’ve got such a diverse range of products alongside the clothing – cameras, knick knacks and candles. It kind of reminds me of Urban Outfitters in the States.
Next we visited Scrap Wall at One, who had a fantastic first week of trade. Apparently the most popular item was the rugby knit tee shirt, but everybody I know has been raving about the boxer shorts.
Fabric‘s always good to kill half an hour or so, and while we were there I came across this cardigan. It’s the in house brand – Fabric – and features one contrast line of cream coloured knit along the edge of the placket and around the internal pocket. Fresh to def. Best cardigan I’ve seen in a very long time.
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