East Van is a hotbed of creative juices both literally and figuratively. It’s home to everything from fashion and food to small-batch craft distilleries. One day our designer Diane dropped by neighbouring Odd Society spirits and discovered a fun & hip hangout for drinks with friends. It turns out they make their own spirits right there in some pretty amazing copper kettles; all within view of their tasting lounge. What a perfect place to do a photo shoot with our newest creation: Men’s Shirts.
Introducing “The Shirt”!
Our Men’s shirts fit right into this amazing distillery. How about this one called Cocktail Hour? Stir it up and shake it out while showing off your discerning style with this elegantly architectural barware print.
Automotion… There’s a saying that some things never go out of style and that appears to be true for classic cars and…classic car shirts.
Extinct…This distinctly Extinct dinosaur skeleton print ‘glows in the dark’….for those fun times when the lights are out.
Genius…Scientifically speaking, your hotness could elevate to dangerous levels by wearing this shirt. Even if you don’t know exactly what these math and physics formulas mean, improve your IQ just by association.
Parlour Ink…Sail the Seven Seas and make a bold statement of allegiance to the symbols and history of the classic sailor style tattoo.
Located on Powell Street in East Vancouver’s port district. Odd Society is dedicated to combining Old World distilling traditions with New World ingredients and ingenuity to create a family of spirits including whiskey, vodka, and gin. The Odd society has a Happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m with yummy cocktails like this delicious Lemon Drop Martini. It’s the perfect place for a drink right after some fun shopping at our studio, it’s only about one block east from us. (We’re at 1635 Powell St and they’re at 1725 Powell St)
XOX Cherry Velvet
Yes, it’s happening!! No April fool’s joke, we’re going to make Men’s shirts!! Thanks so much to everyone that gave their feedback—it was super helpful and much appreciated!
The results were a little surprising! The #1 favourite was the Glow in the Dark Dinosaur skeleton print we’re calling Extinct! Not surprising were #2 “Genius”, #3 Cocktail Hour and #5 Automotion. (#4 was Routes and Roads which ‘may’ happen in the Spring) We still need to make a final decision but we can confirm that there will most likely be a skull print as well.
No surprise that there are a lot of big healthy guys in Canada and the US. The bigger sizes were very popular and we had many requests for men’s shirts bigger than what we’re going to offer this time. However, we’ve made up a size chart that gives the actual measurements of the shirt. We’re hoping that our generous sizing will cover at least some of the bigger size requests we received. If this first shirt does well, we may consider making a size 3XL shirt in the future after we collect a bit more data on fit. (P.S. The length is measured from the side of the neck to the hem, HPS = High Point Shoulder)
We haven’t made a final decision on price quite yet, but we can tell you they will not be under $75 or even under $100. Keeping all of our production in Canada in ethical factories is extremely important to us. With the minimum wage continuing to rise, the factories are telling us that the labour cost of men’s shirts is similar to a dress. The premium printed fabrics we use are very high-quality cottons and they are not cheap either. However, we’re planning on making the price as fair as we can. We’ve got a good feeling that our shirts will be among your most fav’s 🙂
Thank-you so much for being our awesome customers!
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Cherry Velvet XOX
Hope to see you at the studio shop this weekend in Vancouver:
Friday, Sept 29/2017 from 2-7 & Saturday, Sept 30/2017 from 11-5
1635 Powell Street, Vancouver BC