Established in Hudson, Massachusetts in 1975, by Harvey Gross, Penfield is American outdoor company that have pioneered down insulated outerwear for its unique and unrivaled ability to provide durable warmth and protection. Often overlooked during the warmer months, Penfield also offer a great Spring/Summer collection of lightweight, quick-drying fabrics which includes Weavers Door favourites the Jak Pak pullover and the Chevak full zip jacket. Above is Penfield's Spring/Summer 2015 lookbook, have a click through.
With the first drop of Penfield's AW14 delivery, we look closely at their nicely put together lookbook. Some of the favourites so far are the Downfield Bowerbridge Jacket, Kenai Fleece and the Packable Chinook Jacket.
Courtesy of Selectism, see the lookbook here
Thinking about getting involved with festival season or already booked your ticket and starting to make sure you're well equipped? We may have the answer on the accommodation front with this lighweight Penfield two man tent in Safety Orange and Floral Print. Crafted from a coated polyester and built in groundsheet, the Penfield tent's are tough, durable and sure to stand out in the sea of tents that usually cover the festival fields. Features include a zip opening with insect proof mesh and a covered mesh air vent at the tent top. Easy to assemble providing you put it up prior to drinking alcohol, it also comes in a branded carry bag.
Part of the recent release of the Weavers Door Journal Issue No.002 which can be found here featured us visiting what was the main Post Office in Liverpool City Centre to shoot a selection of our Autumn/Winter Collection from the likes of Barbour To KI TO, Penfield, Norse Projects, Oliver Spencer and Common People. The Copperas Hill building which over several floors sprawls three and a half acres is adjacent to Lime Street train station and was formerly purpose built for the Royal Mail having served as a sorting office since 1977 until its closure in October 2010 where it remained derelict.
For us it’s a huge shame to see spaces such as Copperas Hill being left unused and wasted so we were glad to see it open its doors again as a venue for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial, a UK biennial of contemporary art festival which is in fact the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. With the space being in good hands we thought the opportunity was there for us to use the amazing labour backgrounds as the scene for our Journal shoot. Headed by our head Journal editor Will we shoot the feature with our good friend of the store Mina Bihi, a talented Liverpool photographer who was more than happy to mix our clothing with the background of the Copperas Hill building. It was amazing for us to see how aesthetically pleasing the spaces were and the interior features such as the steelwork, colour piping and machinery which remains silent in the building. We got a great sense of hard graft shooting the feature as the building had a sense of manual labour and hard work around every corner.
To see more of the Post Office feature photography check out our flickr page found here. A special thank to Eugene Mensah of Style Transition for modelling for us alongside John and Will of the Weavers Door store team.
Not only did the lads at The Sample cover our 1st Birthday party and get some brilliant snaps of the event with us celebrating reaching the landmark of an amazing first year in business, they were also kind enough to get snaps of our after party which followed the main event at our Liverpool Store on Harrington Street. To carry on the evening’s celebrations our friends and customers joined us at Santa Chupitos, a fantastic cocktail bar which can be found on the corner of Parr Street and Slater Street, be warned its not the easiest to find so look hard, it’s well worth it. Santa Chupitos (or the saint of little drinks) joined us in the Birthday spirit by offering everyone a special cocktail on the evening for one night only, it just so happened to be called “The Weavers Door” consisting of St Germain, Gin, Lime, Bitters, Ting and Soda Cream. The taste was refreshing, clean and went down easy, I know this too well as after having ten cocktails without any touching the sides.
Again, we thank all our friends and customers who lasted the distance and came to us to Santa Chupitos, to the lads at The Sample who got some great snaps of the after party celebrations which were in full swing into the early hours and to Santa Chupitos were good enough to host the after party, if you haven’t found yourself sipping their cocktails and dancing away to their resident DJ’s. Not found Santa Chupitos its well worth making a diversion on your next night out as there’s good times to be had!