Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Winterize Your Wardrobe

With the seemingly sudden arrival of fall (wasn't it 80 degrees last week?) Mother Nature has informed us that months of chill and rain are ahead of us. 

The good news is that we at Momo have been working hard, unpacking delivery after delivery of fall and winter clothing ... including jackets galore!

For those especially wet days, we have:

Men – the “Rudy Full” jacket made by Bench, headquartered in Manchester, England. A perfect outer layer, it features extreme water-resistance (even down to having sealed seams).

“Rudy Full” is ultra water-resistant.

Sealed Seams! They thought of everything.

Women – Vancouver, BC’s Three Stones’ “Getaway” jacket does double-duty. Constructed of water-shedding high-tech fabric, it’s designed with a hood and cinched back belt, so it will repel the drizzle while looking shapely.

A rain jacket with femininity!

The adjustable cinch in the back is a great detail.

If feeling warm and cozy is more your focus,
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Men – Our Bridge & Burn “Harden” jacket is constructed of thickly quilted, densely woven cotton. The Portland brand is known for modernizing classic designs like this one with its slim-fit tailoring. Available in black and khaki. 

Thick + quilted + zips up to the neck = toasty.

Women –  Curator’s “Seaclif” jacket from San Francisco is a revelation. Incredibly plush, it feels like a cozy sweatshirt while looking like a million bucks. We love the giant zipped cowl.

“Seaclif:” all the comforts of a sweatshirt with none of the dumpiness. 

Staying warm and dry does not mean you have to sacrifice style! Come to Momo where we’ll show you how good you can look while feeling comfortable in the coming months.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Momo Man : Fall Fashion

Greetings Gentlemen (and lovely ladies who might be assisting with a gentleman’s wardrobe)! Momo is freshly stocked with an assortment of suave shirts sure to spruce up your autumn/winter season. 

From Pendleton’s Thomas Kay collection, the “Grant” shirt. Made with 100% pure virgin Umatilla wool in a micro glen plaid, this is a quintessential PNW classic with an updated tailored fit.

Pendleton is a Northwest classic.

Momo is well-stocked with New York's WRK “Northmill” hoodie in a heathered grey. Soft and lightweight, it’s a perfect middle layer for the upcoming chilly days. Shown beneath the hoodie is the jersey version of the famous Saint James sailor shirt. Thinner than the woven version, this is a great way to layer Saint James without feeling bulky.

Soft and cozy WRK hoodie + jersey Saint James.

Report is a Montreal-based clothing company known for their European styling and wide-ranging fit. Shown is the “Mono Tone” shirt in a handsome black and charcoal print. We also have gingham in maroon or indigo and a terrific white/grey/navy plaid. 

We are loving this elegant color and print. 

Portland‘s Bridge & Burn is a terrific option for the tall and slender Momo man. Slim-fitting with an extended arm length, we love the rich weave of the “Depoe” shirt. 

Perfect for that tall drink of water. 
Stock up before it’s time to bundle up! Mister Momo has put together a wide-ranging and handsome collection for you. We’re certain you’ll find something to suit your taste.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nihonmachi Nite : 2014

This Saturday, September 20th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm, Japantown will be throwing a party: the annual Japanese-style street festival Nihonmachi Nite! The festivities, mostly centered at South Main between 5th and 6th Avenue South in the ID, will provide a diverse array of cool and cultural things to see, do and eat.

See and Do:
  • learn origami from the Origami Wizard
  • enter your wee one in the kimono and yukata costume contest
  • watch the Shi Shi Mai (Japanese Lion Dance)
  • ramen eating contest (yum!)
  • sidewalk sales
Explore the Food:
  • food trucks galore
  • Japanese street-food snacks from Fort St. George, Maekawa, Fu Lin and others. Perfect to go with:
  • Japanese sake and beer at the Beer Garden in our Jackson Building Chiyo’s Garden

While you’re here, check out our Momo Girl New Arrivals:
Inbound from Barcelona - SkunkFunk
Pulling in from Paris - Cop-copine
Coming from Copenhagen - Just Female
And just arrived from Georgetown - Prairie Underground

For the Gents we’ve got lots of new shirts from New York’s W.R.K, Portland’s Bridge & Burn, L.A.’s 7 Diamonds and all the way from Montreal — Report Collection. Daily departures from 11 - 6 here at the shop. Don't miss the Momo train! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Boy Meets Girl

Fresh for fall: Wolf & Man and Just Female.

Ladies first! Brand new to Momo (and to the entire U.S., in fact) is clothing from Just Female. Based out of Copenhagen, Denmark and well known throughout Scandinavia, their designs prominently feature clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic. Perfect transitional pieces for the encroaching cooler season, we think you’ll find yourselves coming back to Just Female again and again.

The “Evelyn” skirt and blouse are a heavily textured salt-and-pepper fabric that can be worn together to create the illusion of a body-skimming dress.

We are completely entranced by the saturated sea-blue color of this long knitted cardigan. Oversized with an elegant drape, this wool/mohair/blend might become your new favorite sweater.

The “Shield” moto jacket is both edgy and feminine. Supple black leather is paired with a snap-adjustable high waist to create an updated classic. Wear it over a tee and jeans or dress it up with a slim-fitting dress and boots.
From the men’s side of Momo there’s a fresh batch of one of our favorite menswear designers, Wolf & Man.  Los Angeles-based designer Brian Chan (with the assistance of his two younger brothers) crafts tailored clothing that is youthful without being trendy.

Back by popular demand is the “Blaze” vest. Perfectly mid-weight, it’s idea for doing double-duty: outer layer during milder fall days, middle layer during the cold winter months.
The “Blaze” vest is shown layered over the “Dennis” – a double gauze shirt in a blue and grey plaid. This particular fabric is known for it's excellent breathability and softness.

Another button-up Wolf and Man shirt is the “Le Blanc.” Ultra-soft brushed cotton with a micro-floral print, it’s a fun way to add a subtly playful shirt to your wardrobe.

Last but not least of the Wolf and Man collection is the “Korvis” jacket. Lightweight washed cotton in a versatile cadet blue, it’s casually chic and practical. 

Male or (Just) Female, (Wolf &) Man or Woman, our incoming fall togs have got you covered!