.Glor Look – Moroccan blankets get a new identity

Good morning, my apparel angels! Happy Wednesday! How was everyone’s weekend? I’m somewhat exhausted from all the travel I’ve been doing of late—this many flights in the same month as a move can be hectic—and I’m looking forward to being back and firmly planted in Oakland sometime in 2024. I kid. Sort of. 

I’m sending my regards from Los Angeles, and next week will be calling from across the white caps of Lake Michigan—but, as ever, we are celebrating Sonoma and Marin County fashion genius. 

Enter Glor. I’m really excited about this one. An avid lover of bright color and bold pattern, finding Glor was like buying a ticket to Morocco and getting a B-12 shot at the same time. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Glor’s mastermind, Tim Marvin, to talk about how the project came about. Glor—which specializes in coats and tote bags, but may expand—is still in its nascent phase, at just about a year old. The name, Marvin told me, is his mother’s maiden name. She and his maternal grandparents were of great importance to him growing up, and he chose the name as an homage to their influence, particularly his grandfather’s exceptional eye for quality and crisp menswear. 

In 2021, on a buying trip to the South of France and Morocco with his wife and Shelter Co.—a glamping event company where she works as creative director—Marvin found himself in a rug shop full of loose blankets. The idea suddenly came to him to have a blanket sewn into a French chore coat. He wore it home and people, he said, went nuts for it.

From there things took off. Marvin saved up money, imported enough to make a dozen coats and serendipitously found @bigmouthunique (featured a few Look’s ago), thus the glory of Glor was fully realized.  

It’s still a smaller production—sourcing and manufacturing take time and are done with a great deal of care and intention. But these coats, bags and coasters—made with leftover material—are storied, completely one-of-a-kind and rather astounding in their genius.This is a statement piece that will last a lifetime. Coats sell out quickly, so staying in the loop with Glor via Instagram and the website is the best move to secure a coat. @glor_coats and shopglor.com 

Looking phenomenal, everyone. See you next week! 

Love,

Jane

Jane Vick is an artist and writer currently based in Oakland. She splits her time between Europe, New York and New Mexico. View her work and contact her at janevick.com.
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