THESEUS CHAN

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°7

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: an ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In November, we welcome Theseus Chan, Creative Director & Founder of creative agency WORK, and WERK Magazine.

ABOUT THE ‘THESEUS’

“The idea for this collaboration shirt is to combine 2 different characters into one. To have Inventory’s distinctive bespoke tailoring and yet at the same time something that reflect my daily wardrobe, which are t-shirts. As a result, the sleeves are constructed in Inventory’s signature style and the bodice of the t-shirt hacked from Inventory’s staff t-shirt in soft cotton jersey. The sleeves are attached to the bodice with an exposed seam a technique that echoes my "perfect imperfection" work in printed matter. An embedded parable about shrewdness is silkscreened on the shirt.”

Theseus Chan is a Singaporean transgressive graphic artist and printed matter designer with a keen interest in the visual arts, materials, printing and processing technology. His publication, WERK Magazine has garnered international acclaim for pushing publication design. He was the first Visual Communication designer in Singapore conferred Designer of the Year at the inaugural President's Design Award Singapore in 2006. In 2012, Chan was the first Singaporean designer to have a solo exhibition at the prestigious Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) in Tokyo and in 2015, he became the only Singaporean to be elected as member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale). International awards include D&AD Yellow Pencils, New York Art Directors Club (ADC) and the Tokyo TDC Awards. His work is in the permanent collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and M+, Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong. Some of his collaborators include Comme des Garçons, Louis Vuitton Japan, publisher Gerhard Steidl and artist Keiichi Tanaami.

Limited to 10 pieces, the ‘Theseus’ will be launched on 31 October 2017. All pieces are available on a made-to-measure basis, and will be customized to the customer’s measurements. Customers will be able to make an appointment via the appointment page on INVENTORY’s website to secure the limited edition piece.

RETAIL PRICE
Prices start at $200*.

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KNUCKLES & NOTCH

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°7

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: an ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In May, we welcome Marilyn Goh & Djohan Hanapi of Knuckles & Notch, a risograph print & publishing studio.

ABOUT THE ‘DJO’

Inspired by the style and functions of vintage railroad and military jackets, Djohan, Creative Director of Knuckles & Notch, wants to create a tough but light utilitarian shirt with plenty of big pockets to store necessities as a replacement to wearing an apron. The long sleeve shirt features a hidden button-down collar, button closure at front, inverted-pleat flap pockets and welt pockets with rivets at edges, with silver hardware throughout.

An exclusive preview of the ‘Djo’ shirt will be held at Gallery & Co. on 20 April 2017, for 2 weeks. Limited to 10 pieces, the ‘Djo’ will be available from 9 May 2017 onwards, on a made-to-measure basis, where all pieces will be customized to the customer’s measurements.

Limited to 10 pieces. While making an appointment, click on 'The Djo' to secure your piece.

RETAIL PRICE
$280*

YAH-LENG YU

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°6

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: an ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In April, we welcome Yah-Leng Yu, Creative Director & Founder of Foreign Policy Design Group and Gallery & Co.

She has also published and run project initiatives Brand Guide: Singapore Edition, The Swap Show and The Space Program. Her favorite style inspirations come from industrial utility workwear aka Nigel Cabourn and Engineered Garments, Comme des Garçons’ unconventional yet brilliant twist of normal clothes, and the clean well-cut lines of COS.

Limited to 10 pieces. While making an appointment, click on 'The Yah-leng Yu' to secure your piece.

ABOUT THE ‘YAH–LENG YU’

The Inventory x Yah-Leng Yu shirt is best described as a reworked and streamlined version of a typical utility work shirt. The details – elbow patches, patch and slit pockets, and pen loops – are inspired by military and industrial workwear. Utilizing the chambray cotton fabric, this combo is a take on modern workwear with a cleaner more put-together look – an ideal shirt to be worn while getting things done without worrying about sweating through it, especially in our tropical climate.

RETAIL PRICE
Shirt — SGD $220*
Trousers — SGD $200*

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CHIA WEI CHOONG

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°5

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: a new, ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In March, we welcome Fashion Editor, Chia Wei Choong.

Limited to 10 pieces only. While making an appointment, click on 'The Choong' to secure your piece.

ABOUT THE ‘CHOONG’

“The idea was really simple…I just wanted to have a shirt that I would be able to wear while working. I'm always in t-shirt and jeans when I'm out shooting or running errands and comfort is key. It's roomy and boxy but the extended side tabs allow you to change the silhouette slightly by cinching in the waist. I really like pockets, big ones especially because I rarely bring a bag out, it's quite freeing knowing you have everything you need on you.” — Chia Wei Choong

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $280*

 

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CLIFFORD LOH

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°4

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: a new, ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In February, we welcome Clifford Loh, Managing Editor of Vulture Magazine.

Limited to 10 pieces only. While making an appointment, click on 'The Clifford' to secure your piece.

ABOUT THE ‘CLIFFORD’

Black: An absence, the deep blank — but also the depths from which everything emerges. Inspired by Craig Green's minimalist treatment and his investigation of the uniform and utility, the collaborative piece was reinterpreted in a fluid and diaphanous approach. The result is an offbeat and elegant garment which encompasses a crew neck collar, self-fastening straps at sleeves and back, constructed using shirting fabric from Thomas Mason.

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $280*

 

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OAK & BINDI

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°3 

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: a new, ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. In January, we welcome Lydia Yang of Oak & Bindi and Tell Your Children.

Limited to 10 pieces only. While making an appointment, click on 'Die Hard Lover' to secure your piece.

ABOUT DIE HARD LOVER

First inspired by the infamous DHL t-shirt by fashion label Vetements, mixed with a curious and keen venture into the formation of an independent label in the likes of A-COLD-WALL*, The Incorporated and GEO: Die Hard Lover was born.

'Die Hard Lover’ debuts as a collaborative piece, as well as the first release from the Die Hard Lover brand. The shirt is graphically themed around matters relating to the heart, in light of the brand's name.

The design is built by a three-color silkscreen finish. The font and layering technique reflects a similar style of an earlier t-shirt release— Nikes.

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $250*

 

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Goodluck Bunch

THE COLLECTION
In collaboration with Goodluck Bunch, INVENTORY presents a capsule collection that consists of a chore jacket, a popover shirt, and a band collar shirt – the top three staples in a men’s wardrobe.

The 14oz denim chore jacket features a regular spread collar, silver donut button closure at front and sleeve with 2 front pockets.

The chambray popover shirt features a half placket front, with inverted pleat detail at back.

The pinpoint band collar shirt features an especially slim collar, placket and cuff.

The capsule collection will be launched at Goodluck Bunch at 26 Bali Lane, on 16 December 2016 at 12noon, and all pieces from the collection will be available on a made-to-measure basis. All customers will be measured by INVENTORY and expect to collect their pieces within 2 weeks.

Images by Aik Kai / @highonmars

ABOUT GOODLUCK BUNCH
Housed within the quaint and historic neighbourhood of Bali Lane, Singapore; Good Luck Bunch prides itself in the showcase and retail of both established and underrated gems from across the States, Europe and our own region of South-East Asia. 

Amidst the rise and rise of e-commerce, the brick & mortar set-up was conceived as our very own humble attempt to rekindle the joy of in-store shopping derived from its intimate, unpretentious environment and an array of feel-good curations. 

A fervent supporter of the "buy less buy better" ideal, the available selections are procured based not only on the pre-requisite standards of quality construction, but more importantly; on each brand's unwavering courage to bring forth originality and novel ideas to a marketplace overwhelmed with routine and repetition. 

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $189 – $249


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DARREN LOKE

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°2 

INVENTORY presents the Bespoke Shirt Project: a new, ongoing initiative where a handful of creatives from different disciplines are invited to reinterpret the classic shirt, and create a bespoke piece that meets their everyday needs. For the month of December, we present Darren Loke, one of the founders of Omitir, a homegrown accessories label.

Designed specifically with the intention of enabling the wearer to ‘slip’ into the shirt easily and go about their daily tasks, the long sleeve ‘Darren’ features a Cuban collar, button closure at front with contrasting black buttons, front pocket, curved hem with side slits, and a collar loop to better hang the shirt up.

Limited to 10 pieces only. While making an appointment, click on 'The Darren' to secure your piece.
 

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $150*

 

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CHARMAINE SEAH-ONG

INVENTORY SHIRT PROJECT — COLLAB N°1 
Probably the single most important wardrobe staple, shirts sit on our backs more than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. With the INVENTORY Shirt Project, we have invited a handful of creatives to design shirts that meet their needs, amongst those Charmaine Seah-Ong of Elementary.co, and many more to come.

Cut in luxurious Thomas Mason's Super 140's shirting fabric, the Charmaine shirt dress features a regular spread collar, slanted placket front closure, faux front pockets, strap and round buckle detail on sleeves with concealed zips on side seams. 

Limited to 10 pieces only. While making an appointment, click on 'The Charmaine' to secure your piece.

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $280*

The Authority

THE COLLECTION
In collaboration with The Authority, INVENTORY presents a capsule collection of everyday staples, which includes unlined bomber jackets, overshirts, double placket shirt, slim fit and denim trousers.

All pieces from the collection will be available on a made-to-measure basis – all customers will be able to choose the fabric of their choice, be measured, then collect their pieces in 2 weeks*.

View the full collection at The Authority, Orchardgateway #03-03.

Images by Minhua Zhang

ABOUT THE AUTHORITY
A label created for the individualistic. Simple cuts, unfussy lines and monochrome colours form the backbone of each collection. Since the launch in September 2015, The Authority is carving out a niche with its uncomplicated and easy to wear pieces that is perfect for the original and distinctive men. 

RETAIL PRICE
SGD $189 – $249

 

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