Friday, March 27, 2015

His & Hers : Bridge & Burn

The Momos in Vegas, modeling Fall 2015.
Since 2009 Portland’s Bridge and Burn has been producing classically Northwest clothing: practical yet stylish, durable yet versatile. In characteristic Portland spirit, 1% of Bridge and Burn’s retail sales are donated to their favorite Oregon charities. 

Momo has long been enamored of our B&B men's shirts. The textiles, craftsmanship and attention to detail makes us feel good about sharing them with you. We’re excited to announce that we are now stocking Bridge and Burn clothing ... for women! 

For Her: the “Loren” shirt-dress. Weighty textural cotton in a super fine indigo pinstripe, we think this dress is perfect year-round. Layer it over leggings and throw on a cozy cardigan for chilly rainy days, or wear it with strappy sandals in the summer.

For Him: the casually tailored “Porteau” shirt is patterned with a subtle yet handsome deep indigo grid. 

For Her and Him: scarves. Thick woven cotton and generously sized. We adore these for spring.
Mix and match patterns.

Mix and match colors!
Railroad stripe, ultra-fine red stripe and classic blue and white stripe scarves.  

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rain, Rain Went Away (and Now it’s Coming Back to Stay)

“Into each life some rain must fall.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As difficult as it is to imagine while we are basking in this luxurious and unexpected sunshine, rain is on its way back. Luckily, Momo has got you covered. Fresh from the rain(ier) Canadian North:

20 years ago, artist Alice Oldland was painting whimsical farmyard animals. Husband John thought it would be fun to print them onto aprons. They were wildly successful – thus Hatley was born. Now run by their three sons, Hatley is proud to have many of their goods produced in textile-centric Tirupur, India where they support and fund the Open Door Mercy Home orphanage.

The Field Rain Jacket has sealed seams, deep pockets and a relaxed fit perfect for layering. We love their linings: black and white stripes for the classic black and whimsical wee elephants hiding inside of the purple jacket. 

Field Rain Jacket in black. 
Fantastic elephant lining! 

Momo has the Classic Jacket in two colors. “Indian Floral” is an elegant blue-on-blue and the  red/blue polka dot jacket is an adult take on a playful pattern. The Classic raincoat features adorable over-sized buttons and a removable hood.

We are sad to say that this is the last that we will see of Hatley’s raincoats, as they will no longer be producing them! Get one while you can ...

It was the 1920s in Toronto, Ontario. Isadore Flander was working as a door-to-door umbrella repair man, slowly building a successful business. Successful enough, in fact, that in 1935 he and his family moved to Vancouver, BC and founded the Umbrella Shop. Now run by his granddaughter Corry, it is thought that the Flander’s umbrella factory is the last in North America.

Vancouver receives far more rain than Seattle (62.5 inches vs. 37.41). It makes sense that an umbrella company would thrive there and that they would make a truly high-quality, durable product. Momo has a fresh batch of umbies to choose from in a ton of different colors and patterns, some of which include:

Super-compact skinny mini weighs only 138 grams and will easily fit into a purse or coat pocket.

Show your MLS Sounders love with a sporty soccer ball handle!

Two fold umbrellas with acrylic or wood handles and a leather carrying strap. Oil tempered, with steel ribs for extra strength. Collapsible and small, this will tuck right into your messenger bag or large purse.

A Van Gogh print is one of many colorways on hand.

Longfellow is right about rain falling ... so stick with us and we’ll keep you dry in style.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Into the Blue

At the Vegas shows, modeling Saint James! Tom in the “Minquier” jersey shirt in Marine/Ecru while Lei Ann is lovely in the classic cotton knit “Luneray” dress.
Last summer, Mr. Momo and Momo Mama went to Vegas, braving the heat and the crowds to put together a fantastic Spring 2015 collection for you. What is the trend for men this spring? Indigo, marine, navy, midnight and of course blue! Add a dash of grey and charcoal, focus on micro-patterns and florals, emphasize comfort and fit and you have a recipe for the perfect au courant Spring wardrobe.

Here is a teaser for what our gentlemen can look for in the coming days, as modeled by our very own Tom.

From Copenhagen, designer Bruun Stengade’s
“Sydney” jacket.
An“Alternative” to blue, by UK’s Bench
with a hood that zips into the collar.

WRK “Lowell” in a soft grey plaid.
NYC’s WRK “Tarik” cotton henley.
New to Momo: Z.A.K. short-sleeved shirt
in a lush navy floral print.