Klaxon Howl's Toronto flagship opened in 2005. With it's success Klaxon Howl would like to open in NYC this coming Spring. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on March 15, 2013.
About this project
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Klaxon Howl has been a staple of the Toronto clothing scene since 2005, and now we are looking to expand into New York with either a permanent brick and mortar store, or at least a 2-3 month pop-up shop.
Designer Matt Robinson's inspirations come from the spirit and icons of the past. Men who toiled and the clothes that protected them. Frontiersmen and Prospectors, Soldiers and Sailors, Aviators and Highwaymen, American Indians and Cattlemen and the film idols that portrayed them. He studies and references his ever growing archive of vintage garments, books and films for details, fit, fabrics and finishes. Constructed using methods barely in use in contemporary garment manufacturing - such as triple chainstiching, bar tacking, flat felled seams, etc. - and all made in Canada using North American and Japanese fabrics.
Manufacturing in Toronto
Klaxon Howl prides itself on using the best manufacturing available in Canada.
Klaxon Howl Toronto Store
The Klaxon Howl store has been open since 2005, designed and built by Matt Robinson.
The New York Times - "36 Hours in Toronto"
Conde Naste Traveller - "Weekend Break in Toronto"
About Matt Robinson
Matt Robinson is the owner and Designer of Klaxon Howl.
The Toronto Star - "From High School Dropout, a Triumph of Taste"
Sharp Magazine - "Heroes of Menswear"
Klaxon Howl collaboration with Matt Barnes
One of Canada's top photographer's, Matt Barnes, has an ongoing collaboration with Klaxon Howl for our lookbooks, going back over 5 seasons with award winning photography and amazing location and studio work.
**** PLEASE SEE THE SIZE CHARTS FOR ALL CLOTHING IN THE UPDATES SECTION!
#1 Copy of Frontlines news print photo book for a pledge of $8
Frontlines, by Brendan Meadows and Matt Robinson. A photo book inspired by Robert Capa's indelible scenes of the first "media war". These images remind us that the camaraderie born among men and women during conflict often reveal moments of disarming grace and beauty amidst unspeakable tragedy.
# 2 Custom made embroidered Klaxon Howl "TRY" or "Heavy Howlers" patch for a pledge of $10
#3 "Khmer" Scarf. Available in Red and Black for a pledge of $18
#4 The Famous Klaxon Howl "Watch Cap" in one of Red, Black, Navy, Olive or Grey for a pledge of $28
#5 Original Klaxon Tees for a pledge of $35
#6 A print of one of 4 Matt Barnes shots (seen above in the KH MB collaboration) choose from SS11, FW11, SS12 or FW12
#8 Klaxon Howl Canadian Cotton Flannel "CPO" Shirt in Navy or the "PBY" Black flannel. For a pledge of $79
#9 "Tiger" short for a pledge of $85
#11 & 12 The Klaxon Howl "Utility" Shirt in Black Chambray or the "Big Yank" in a brushed Japanese Blue Chambray. For a pledge of $98
#13 The Iconic Klaxon Howl "Imperial Vest" Navy Cotton Duck for a pledge of $105
#10 "Cali Slim" Indigo or Black Denim for a pledge of $85
# 14 "Cali Slims" 13oz Selvage denim $126
#16 Suits. The "Palm Beach" Soft Stone Brushed Twill in Stone or in lighweight hopsack cotton for a pledge of $495
Risks and challenges
Klaxon Howl produces all clothing locally and has over 10 years of production experience in Toronto, so we will encounter no problems with producing the items made available for the Rewards.
Finding a space in New York for a permanent, or Pop-up, space is time consuming and expensive, and will be the biggest challenge but with a network of contact it's something we look forward to as part of the growth of the brand.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
You can actually just pledge the two amounts together, so if you got the Brushed Chambray and the shorts it would be $85 + $98. If you are outside the USA then add shipping. Then when the event is over, we sort out sizes and what not.
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