Suiting for Fall

Spring and summer are not the only seasons with formal events, they are common in fall and winter as well, but of course demand for something different.

A beautiful option for such occassions is the suit by Danish brand Sunflower. The Jet Blazer is a regular fitting, slightly longer 3-Button jacket, made from a warm wool blend. In the same material Sunflower fabricated the Soft Trousers. It is a relaxed, but still elegant pair of trousers with belt loops, a zip fly and two buttoned back pockets.

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Kilkee Vest

Seen often a little bit preppy, but very practical during the change of seasons, but also as an additional layer is a warm vest. For us, A Kind Of Guise delivers an impeccable option for that.

Their Kilkee Vest is made from 100% recycled post-consumer padding and outer material. Of course it is handmade in Germany and features two front patch pockets with additional opening on the side and an internal pocket.

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Knitwear for Fall

Another advantage of the Fall/Winter season is to be able to wear knits again and few people do knitwear better than our scandinavian friends like S.N.S. Herning, Séfr or Norse Projects.

The latter one produced its classic crew neck sweater Sigfred in a beautiful green shade made in Italy from finest Lambswool. Séfr is represented with its Jay Sweater. A mockneck sweater made from a ribbed Merino blend in black.

And finally S.N.S. Herning's oldest knit, the Fisherman in a crew neck version. Made from durable Virgin wool, the sweater features a slightly wider crew neck, long sleeves and of course its typical bubble knit.

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Libertine-Libertine World Coat

As the temperatures suddenly dropped and fall arrived rapidly, it is time to think about warmer pieces for the following months. A beautiful choice therefore is Libertine-Libertine's winter version of their classic World Coat.

It is a regular cut, slightly longer Mac coat, but suiting for the colder months made from a luxurios wool blend. Next to its beautiful patterns, the coat features slant pockets and smooth black lining.

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Online Store Remains Open

Due to the circumstances, our store in Hallein is temporarily closed, but the online store of course remains open and we ship worldwide! For any requests, drop us a message! Stay safe and healthy!

Photo by David Avazzadeh

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ironing is not my strong suit vacuum cleaning though...

New series for our spring summer collection by the talented david avazzadeh.

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Door 24: Nothing

We hope you liked this year's edition of our Christmas calendar, but after 23 entries, we do not want to distract you any further. This is why our entry
features nothing. Enjoy your holidays with your family and friends. Merry Christmas you all of you!

Your GRUNDTNER & SöHNE Team

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Door 23: Daniel Johnston

The impact an artist has on one's personal life is often re-assessed, when the artist unfortunately passes away. Our calendar already featured the recently deceased architect Juliaan Lampens, but also in other arts like important people died, like the the musician David Berman from The Silver Jews. Another significant musician, who died in 2019 was the American singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston.

It is interesting to see how many people Daniel Johnston touched with his music, most of the time simply recorded on tape alone in his house. Born in California in 1961, he grew up in West Virginia. From an early age, he showed an interest in arts, especially drawing and music. After graduating high school and dropping out of colleges, he followed his brother and moved to Austin, Texas.

Here he made a name for himself handing out his recordings on tape, while working at  McDonald's. As Austin's New Sincerity music scene attracted quite some media interest, he was featured in a 1985 episode of the MTV program The Cutting Edge. He recorded his most known album 1990 with producer Mark Kramer in 1988 in New York. During this period his mental illness got in his way and generally deteriorated at the end of the 1980s.

He got known to an even lager public as Kurt Cobain wore a T-Shirt with his design for the album Hi, how are you? at the MTV Awards in 1992. During 1990s his conditions changed constantly, but still produced music to low commercial success.

In the last fifteen years, the interest in his work grew again, especially after Jeff Feuerzeig’s 2005 documentary The Devil And Daniel Johnston, which gives an honest and in-depth look at his life. Still musically active, he also released a comic book in 2012 and died this year in September of a heart attack.

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Door 22: Margot & Fergus Henderson

Photography © Todd Selby

If one thinks of British cuisine, either international cuisine form the former commonwealth springs to mind or bad, tasteless food, about the latter not only Asterix & Obelix make fun of. Despite this cliche, London's culinary scene is pulsating as ever and it is to a large due to the work of husband and wife chef duo Fergus and Margot Henderson.

Margot is originally from New Zealand, but they met while Fergus, who was born and raised in London, was chef at the Eagle. After marrying, they opened in 1992 the French House Dining Room at the French House pub in Soho, London. Simple, but delicious food, that can be served in a pub, is in a way still core to their cooking.

Then Fergus left in 1994 to open together with his partners Trevor Gulliver and Jon Spiteri the infamous St. John's restaurant on St. John Street, where he became the head-chef. His take on traditional British food and his philosophy of nose to tail cooking, which included pieces of meat like pigs' ears, ducks' hearts, trotters, pigs' tails, bone marrow and squirrel. This also led to a series of cookbooks, which cemented his reputation. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson in 1998, he is still active.

After having three kids, Margot together with Melanie Arnold, who replaced Fergus on the business side of things, founded Rochelle Canteen in 2000. The restaurant is in a converted bicycle shed in the courtyard of a former Victorian school in Shoreditch. The un-fuzzy environment is reflected in the food, which changes daily and is dependent on the season. Additionally to its location in east London, they specialize in catering for openings or weddings and recently in 2017 a second branch at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London.

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