Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, co-founders of Rag & Bone, are relaxing in a private room on the second floor of Vancouver’s Nordstrom. They are here for a cocktail party, scheduled later in the evening, to promote their latest collection.

Sneakers that can head from the boardwalk to the beach, boutique to the bar.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The ninth season of The Office just premiered in September, but there’s an air of finality to the proceedings: last May, NBC announced that this season will be the show’s last. For John Krasinski, who has played Jim Halpert throughout the show’s run, the impending conclusion is bittersweet.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Ethan Hawke walks with the unhurried gait of a man with nowhere to go. His features—blue eyes, permanently terror-wide; a deep, implacable crease running down his forehead; the unchanging goatee—are pale in the light of a sunny afternoon in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood.

Rag & Bone originated in 2002 after David Neville and Marcus Wainwright discovered an old denim manufactory in Kentucky—and in many people’s eyes, their jeans are still what they are best known for. Although the denim workshop is no longer operating, from Neville and Wainwright’s perspective, it still represents the backbone of what they do.