Heffernan & Haire stocks the top notch footwear of California-based Yuketen, with Birkenstock-inspired sandals as well as leather belts, rings and brass necklaces. We also currently stock another brand under Meg Company by Yuki Matsuda; Monitaly. The eclecticism of their ranges is astounding, drawing inspiration from a full century of American design and dragging it kicking and screaming into the present.
"I'm determined to make clothing that I would love to wear. My background is in vintage so I've seen so many great vintage clothing pieces, but vintage fit is usually two-dimensional or disproportionate, and it's not comfortable to wear in any practical manner. But I know how to fix these discrepancies, so I decided to overcome my frustration with ill-fitting clothing by making my own. My goals for Monitaly are a great fit with impeccable attention to detail. Made in U.S.A. is very important to me too."
All Meg Company products are made in the USA and Mexico.
Monitaly (if you’re wondering; Monica (Yuki’s daughter + Military + Italy) is certainly not a purists heritage brand. Largely influenced by the brand’s Hermosa Beach headquarters, Monitaly see’s classic Americana silhouettes filtered through Yuki Matsuda’s wild imagination.
The S/S Crew Henley Pullover- Reversed Hawaiian
This pullover offers a sportswear-inspired design with a modern fabrication. This one has been made in an 80's reversed Hawaiian cotton and is the same shape as its linen companion.
The design concept is to refine vintage sweatshirts by reworking on pattern and carefully choosing fabrication. It is designed to be lightweight, a comfortable fit and versatile. It features a crew neck collar with a split in the middle, which works beautifully as a design accent but it also works as a functional element as it makes the neck opening larger helping when you pull it on and off.
This pullover is a sportswear inspired piece with modern fabrication. It is designed to be lightweight, comfortable and versatile.
Their artisanal approach sees formal and casual garments re-contextualised, details exaggerated and fabrics re-appropriated. The end results are well-considered, functional modern menswear.
Monitaly Hand Braided Bolo Tie- African Print
Made from recycled waste fabric pieces from cutting other Monitaly garments.This item has been made by hand.
Despite a playful approach to design, quality and manufacture are treated with the highest respect at Meg Company;
"I like things made slowly with care and attention to detail. That's why I collect a lot of vintage shoes and clothing. As you know, back in the old days people cared and appreciated how to make things by hand and were therefore proud of the products they created with their own hands. I have the same feeling. I care about what we make and I'm always thinking of ways to improve our products, and in many respects, I think what we are doing is like fine art. But at the end of the day, the most important thing to consider is how much I care for each product we make."