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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.
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.
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.
A copy of Frontlines. The collaboration between photographer Brendan Meadows and Klaxon Howl. A full sized paper magazine that debuted at Toronto's Contact photography festival.
ABOUT : "Robert Capa's masterful photographs of The Spanish Civil War portrayed the brutality of battle while exposing a poignant yearning for civilian normalcy among its idealistic combatants. Frontlines, inspired by Capa's indelible scenes from the first 'media war', reminds us that the camaraderie of men drawn by a sense of duty to an imperfect moral calling can reveal fleeting moments of disarming grace bound by unspeakable tragedy.
Klaxon Howl's Flannels. Using the softest Canadian cotton flannels, the Klaxon Howl Flannel shirt is unlike any other and a must have for winter. We are offering either the "CPO" shirt in Navy or the "PBY" Black flannel. Regular price $175. Made in Toronto. See picture in main description.
Tiger Stripe Short in Jungle Camo. The short that first appeared in Klaxon's first collection 5 years ago uses US Tiger Stripe Products camo. Comes with a raw leg hem. Made in Toronto using 100% USA material. Regular price $180. See picture in main description.
Big Yank in Blue Japanese Brushed Chambray. Brushed Chambray is among the softest fabrics available, and this rare Japanese fabric is limited to only 50 shirts. Regular price $225. Made in Toronto. See picture in main description.
Cali Slim red selvage in a mid tone Indigo. These 1950's fit jeans are 100% made in Toronto using the highest quality of construction. Regular Price $275. Made in Toronto. See picture in main description.
Custom fitted suit at Klaxon Howl Toronto, or the Pop-Up in NY by Matt Robinson. Suit is available in Stone Grey in a very soft brushed twill or a Black lightweight hopsack cotton. Regular price is $950
Invite to the NYC Pop-Up or Opening Party for the Klaxon Howl NY store. We will fly you in from anywhere in North America and take care of accommodation. You get to come party with us and get some major free swag (you get 1 of everything listed)