K O VA LU M
FALL WINTER 2014
The collection is designed for a man who wants an independent, small batch brand that will broaden his style horizon but not push him out of his comfort zone.
All Kovalum shirts are cut for a trim silhouette, thereby achieving contemporary style with the cut as well as the fabric.
Derek Bosomworth, musician, Wildlife
Derek is the bassist and vocalist for Wildlife, a rising young Canadian indie rock band. With two albums, “On The Heart” and “Strike Hard, Young Diamond”, you’ll be hearing a lot of them. Derek hails from Thunder Bay, Canada but now lives in Toronto.
Kawa Ada, actor
Kawa is a rising young actor in Toronto. Educated at The Boston Conservatory, he has performed on stages in Canada and the US, including being cast on Broadway in Bombay Dreams. Toronto's NOW Magazine named Kawa one of only eight "Artists to Watch" in 2013. Kawa was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Classic looks with modern tailoring. We offer timeless, masculine style. Our clothing is built to last, in style and quality.
Independent. Niche. Quality. Kovalum is an independent Canadian brand based in Toronto.
Premium. Accessible. Our price point is premium but accessible. Our prices avoid sticker shock but still establish Kovalum as a premium product. Our pricing matches our style and demographic.
Men between 30 and 45 who want style but stay within their comfort zone.
Curtis. Grey with blue stripe.
Our Locations: Weslodge and Carmen restaurants in Toronto
The photos were taken on location at Weslodge, a modern saloon restaurant on King West, and Carmen, a Spanish tapas restaurant on Queen West, both in Toronto.
Merino wool scarf in charcoal grey.
M-1 t-shirt made from bamboo and cotton.
Kovalum provides the modern man with an entire range of patterns and styles. We offer looks made of classic cuts, collars, and colours for both business and casual. Â He can buy a few shirts and complete his wardrobe gradually.
Reece. Red gingham made from Sea Island cotton.
Anorak jacket in black cotton.
Aiden. Grey puppytooth. Dorian. Glen glen check vest. Midnight. Dark blue.
Blackcross. Black with grey crosses.
Trenton. Blue pinstripe vest.
London. Tab collar.
Dorian. Glen check vest.
Bradford. Club collar shirt in blue and white.
Our vests are made by our Hong Kong tailor with the finest 100% wool. Kovalum has the two classic styles--navy blue pin stripes and light grey glen check, shown here with our light blue tab collar dress shirt and club collar shirt.
Kovalum continues to offer the classic shallow v-neck t-shirts in white, grey, and navy blue. Â None has an external logo, printing, or imagery. Men now want clean, uncluttered looks for their t-shirts. The special appeal of these garments is their bamboo fabric that makes for a very soft but durable garment.
Our tees are proudly made in Toronto. M1. Heather grey tee made from bamboo and organic cotton.
Commando cap in black.
M1. Navy tee made from bamboo
and organic cotton.
Aiden. Grey puppytooth.
We believe in slow fashion.!
Kovalum takes pride in providing our customers with all of the benefits of slow fashion manufacturing. Our apparel is consistent and well tailored. From season to season, we have no big, outlandish surprises. We stay true to our look.
August. Buttondown in red and white check.
Our shawl collar sweater. Made from large loop French terry cotton and with a trim cut. !
! Made in Toronto.! !
Shown here with our navy blue gingham shirt made from Sea Island cotton.
Kovalum is essential fashion that is versatile and fits into any man's wardrobe at accessible prices. Added to this is our excellent, personalized customer service, all with Canadian politeness.
Jackson. Black gingham.
Jones. White with black circulars.
Jackets Our anorak. Made from heavy cotton and with a trim cut. !
Anoraks have been worn for hundreds of years by the Eskimo and Inuit people of the Arctic. Eventually, the style made its way into other cultures. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norqay wore pullover anoraks when they conquered Mt. Everest in 1952. Today, we combine that easy anorak style with a modern fit to create our unique pullover.! ! Made in Toronto.!
! Deck jacket. This design is based on the jackets worn by US sailors who worked on the decks of aircraft carriers in the â€˜50s and â€˜60s. We updated the fit for the 21st century.
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Made in Toronto.!
Shown here with the Commando Cap in olive and our indigo scarf in silk and linen.
M1. White tee made from bamboo
and organic cotton.
MADE IN CANADA Our jackets, t-shirts, and beanies are proudly made in Toronto. This allows Kovalum to closely monitor production quality.
Our shirting is made by an established tailor in Hong Kong with whom we have conducted business for over twenty years.
Because we are a small designer, all of our products have limited production runs, thereby ensuring quality and exclusivity.
OUR NAME Kovalum (pronounced Kova-lum) is named after the legendary beach at the southwest tip of India in the state of Kerala.
K O VA L U M
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Photography by Wandering Eye Photography. Styling and Media by Shannon Hazell.
Published on Feb 20, 2014