I recently had the pleasure of attending the Blackarm Bespoke launch party held at the Labour Love Gallery in Durham. Blackarm Bespoke, if you remember, is the custom footwear brand started by good friend of OK Great, Kieran Ionescu. The party also featured a presentation from the good people of Raleigh Denim, Victor & Sarah. Raleigh Denim had been a strong supporter of Kieran from the outset, so it was nice to see everyone together celebrating the launch. John Pelphrey, owner of Labour Love, spent all day prior to the party building a custom presentation wall for his guests. Super-friggin-nice-guy.
See more pictures from the launch & read about Raleigh Denim + Blackarm Bespoke after the jump.
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Ch-ch-ch-changgesss. Hey, everbody! If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that today we’ve added Sponsors + Friends sections to the blog. If you’re a first-time reader, well, hellllooo.
I hope you’ll all take a moment to check out our awesome sponsors–each of them has either been the subject of a post or worked with us in the past with our interviews or giveaways. They’re all super talented people that we really respect so, please, show ‘em some love and visit their shops!
[crazy big thanks to Ryan Berkley, Hannah Stouffer + GrandArray, Fred @ Right Brain Terrain, Jen + Plastique and Victor @ Raleigh Denim!]
That certainly goes for our Friends too. Booooooom!, Design for Mankind and PICDIT are three of our favorite blogs (and brothers/sister in arms). If you haven’t already, you need to add each to your daily reads ASAP. You’re missin’ out.
That is all. Enjoy!
Raleigh Denim is a small company consisting of the lovely husband/wife team, Victor and Sarah Lytvinenko, and their 2 employees. The company [previously called Versus Jeans] produces handmade jeans, using locally produced raw materials. Working from a studio in downtown Raleigh, they are currently working on an order for 700 pairs of men’s jeans for Barney’s, a pretty daunting task when you consider that they don’t outsource anything. If you want to find out more about the dynamic duo, New Raleigh just posted a great interview with Victor and Sarah.