(above comic from Moomin Trolls by Tove Jansson -- available through Drawn and Quarterly)

Yesterday saw the publishing of the coming season's installment of's buyers' guide. Every season they select a number of shops to feature some of their top picks for items coming to them for the season. For the second season in a row, Blackbird was featured in this guide and our picks are below. All photos by Steve Torres/, text by us.

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In addition to our selections, we are also proud to point out Barneys New York's choice in one of the collaboration pieces that Brett Westfall did for Rei Kawakubo's Comme des Garcons Homme Plus line -- click here for that slide.

Woolrich Woolen Mills - Upland Jacket
Woolrich Woolen Mills has us very excited for this new collection. Daiki Suzuki does a great job making an Americana style which can be worn by anyone, no matter their preference towards the workwear influence.

Common Projects - Canvas Safari Boot
Just as people began to think that Common Projects collections would continue to be safely predictable, this season is bringing in some very cool changes and new designs. The Safari Boot stands out from the collection of sneakers as something that can easily cross into a number of different styles.

Robert Geller - Leather Zip-Bomber
Seattle summers are quite mild so a leather jacket can get a lot of use. This washed-lambskin bomber is easily adapted to your wardrobe and is perfect for everyday wear.

Odyn Vovk - Indian-Print Curve Seam Tee
This is the young designer's very first collection and the sophistication in design and ideas is quite shocking. These supima cotton/micro modal blend t-shirts fit long and slim. The elegant draping easily adds a slightly dramatic touch to even the most basic outfit.

Vanishing Elephant - Skinny Roll-Leg Jeans
Cropped or rolled pants is a perfect summer style which has already been becoming very popular. Wear these with any outfit to add a bit of laid-back youthfulness.