Today marks the first official day of Winter 2012 and it also happens to be the pre-xmas weekend, so this kit represents comfortable, handsome gear to kick back in.
Ideal if you're scrambling for that last minute gift for the person who has everything, but also appreciates the finer things in life, are these traditional Nautical Monkey's Fist keychains from Neighbour in Vancouver.
The Courlander is a new creation from Los Angelese based start-up brand Arlo Jacob, scented with the nostalgic and surprisingly enjoyable scent of creator Jon Setzen's Granddad's home-blended tobacco.
When we're looking around at all the various gift giving guides over this holiday season, there are more and more Made in the USA guides emerging. Well, seeing as we're very proud of this wonderful nation of ours, we've decided to give the Great White North a little bit of shine this December.
I was lucky to be able to meet William Kroll about three years ago, around the same time that he successfully launched his first collection of a modest four items at Tender Co., and it's been interesting to watch as his brand develops and evolves.
While they may be one of the smallest part of this week's kit, the centerpiece is our newest arrival from Japanese sock-makers Anonymous Ism, who have provided us with these winter themed deer print wool socks.
As a passionate footballer I have a great deal of respect for the creatively run Chinatown Soccer Club, the New York based collective of footballers who get together for weekly games in Chinatown.
Four Horsemen Shop here in Victoria has become a West Coast staple, building their shop carefully while championing a great mix of Canadian, local and international brands alike.
Vancouver based masters of the knitwear industry, Reigning Champ, recently teamed up with Beauty & Youth, a subsidiary of the well respected Japanese retail chain United Arrows, to produce a small capsule collaboration.