The L+H crew heads to Venice Beach next month. We are soo excited for the sun, sand and amazing experiences to come. We fricken L O V E California.
Naked & Famous Denim uses only the most unique and rare denim fabrics from Japan. The mills from which they import are committed to producing only the best denim in the world. Every pair of Naked & Famous jeans are proudly and ethically made in Canada.
Saskatoon, thank you for supporting kick ass C A N A D I A N companies.
L+H could not be more pleased that Miss Lauryn Hill will be coming to our fair city for the Jazz Festival in a couple of weeks.
Lauryn Hill is a singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. We love her and can’t wait to see her live.
We will see you in the Gardens Saskatoon!
Love from us.
Spring is a little delayed this year so we thought we would share some of our favorite (most low maintenance) plants from around the shop and our home. Plants really do have a way of bringing life to any space and we recommend getting them to make any space a bit cozier. They make great roommates and all they need is some sun, water and a little loving once in a while.
The most low maintenance of the bunch! Air plants come in all shapes and sizes and absorb what they need from the air through their leaves, not through their roots. A good soak once a week is all they need to keep them happy.
Aloe plants have a number of uses and benefits. Whether you have spent a bit too much time soaking up the sun and got yourself a mean burn or do quite the opposite (and more likely in our climate) get frostbite, Aloe Vera can come to the rescue to soothe and heal. Because it is part of the succulent family, water sparingly and place in indirect sunlight.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
These fellas love bright indirect light. Overwatering is the biggest cause of death so make sure to let the soil dry in-between waterings. The Fiddle Leaf Fig grows into its environment, shaping its branches around the curve of a room, amazing!
Rubber Tree Plant
The Rubber plant has been a family member of L+H since the beginning. Indirect sunlight in best for the little guy and allow the soil to dry slightly in-between waterings. Did you know Rubber plants also filter formaldehyde, benzene and ammonia from the air?
String of Pearls
The String of Pearls plant is actually part of the succulent family. They are fairly easy to take care of, as long as you have a nice sunny spot for them to live. String of Pearls require just enough water to dampen the soil.
Many of you will recognize this “beetle-juice” looking cactus from the shop. Cacti love bright sunlight and only need to be watered every other week, perfect for those who have a black thumb.
These cuties can seriously take the heat. Give them the sunniest spot in your home and they will thrive! We love succulents in our terrariums from Score + Solder and whats wonderful is they only need to be watered very sparingly. Sometimes we forget for a little while.
So, add some life to your shop and home with some lovely plants.
Our favourite places to pick up plants is Blossoms on 8th Street, Bills House of Flowers on Broadway and Anthology Home Collection on 20th Street.
Love from us at L+H
It is no secret that we are Arcade Fire fans at the shop. Maybe it is the badge pass hanging proudly behind the till, maybe it is Amy’s blue Arcade Fire Tee that is worn on the regular or maybe it is the good chance that when you walk through the doors The Suburbs is playing on high… WE LOVE THE FIRE.
This rad Canadian band stole our hearts well before they were winning any Grammys and one of the best nights with our crew was heading down to a partitioned off Sask Place to rock our faces off to our favourite indy band.
We have been highly anticipating the release of their new album and Arcade Fires new single “Reflektor” did not disappoint. ENJOY.
We are very excited about this rad new fashion blog “Boyfriend’s Closet.” Check out this sweet video from the launch party done in collaboration with our friends Swank Shoe Lounge.
This gals has style and TRUST US so does her other half Mr. Zac Weal. There are a few special pieces in HIS closet from the shop. Be sure to follow it. We sure will.
There is a high likelihood that if you wandered into the shop in the last while that Father John Misty is playing from the speakers. We love this cool cat. Anyone who is in any way connected to the Fleet Foxes is worth checking out. You may also find him touring around with one of our other favorites Damien Jurado. A couple of the L+H family members just got back from seeing him at Osheaga and said he was pretty fricken dreamy.
At L+H we are very proud of our denim collection and we couldn’t be happier to add Levi’s Vintage Clothing and Levi’s Made & Crafted to the shelf among our other rad lines Nudie Jeans, Naked and Famous, Unbranded, Mother Denim, and United. Levi Strauss & Co. or simply Levi’s was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. In 1873, Levi Strauss and tailor Jacob Davis received a U.S. patent to make the first riveted men’s work pants out of denim: the first blue jeans were born!
It is hard to believe that Levi’s iconic riveted denim jean was introduced over a century ago. Since then, Levi’s has periodically tweaked the fit, fabric and features of the 501 Jean to suit the needs and preferences of the modern worker. Although oftentimes subtle and only apparent to the discerning eye, the differences between the Historic 501 Jeans help tell the story of the Levi’s brand and the ever-evolving landscape of the American frontier.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing reproduces each of the most historically significant 501 jeans from the past 122 years exactly as they were when they were first introduced. Every last detail—including the fabric, fit, sundries and even packaging—are obsessively recreated so that today’s fanatics can purchase and wear a pair of Historic 501 jeans as if they were living in a bygone era.
Luna + Hill is very proud to introduce the 1947 501s to the shelf.
Cone Mills 12oz Red Selvage Denim (14oz after wash)
Two back pockets with covered rivets
“E” red tab
Two Horse leather patch
Double needle stitched Arcuate
Watch pocket rivets returned after the war
No crotch rivet
“When World War II ended and raw materials were available again, Levi Strauss & Co. leaped back into heavy production to meet the growing post-war demand: slimmer fitting, with no extra details like the cinch or suspender buttons, this was a jean that was ready to rock and roll.
The watch pocket rivets came back after their wartime hiatus and the Arcuate was stitched on the back pockets again, after being applied with paint during the duration of the war. But it came back in a different form: thanks to new, double needle technology, the famed double arching stitch was now uniform in size and design, no longer subject to the skill of the individual sewing machine operator and her single needle machine.
The red tab with its capital “E” had never gone away, thanks to its status as a trademark. And the red selvage, 12oz. Cone Mills denim was still the bedrock of the jean, as it had been for nearly two decades.
By the end of the 1940s Levi’s Jeans were being sold across the U.S., aimed at the new, emerging middle class. The 1947 501 Jean was the jean of a new generation.”
We will be adding more from each of these Levi’s collections into the fall season. SHIT YAH.
All information and images provided in article directly from: http://www.levisvintageclothing.com/
If you’re like us, then you have a major crush on Ms. Emily Hanes. Her style, flavour, love of music, pure beauty…just love it. You’ll see us rain or shine loving on her show at the Bessborough Gardens this Saturday. See you there.