Double Trouble

There’s a new kid in town and he means business.

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Meet Portland’s newest Man-About-Town and my fashion twin, Mr. Sky King.

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twice the fun and double the trouble.

On Sky:
jacket: American Apparel
scarf: American Apparel
tank: Obey
tank: Pleasure Principle
necklace: Brady Lange
jeans: A.P.C.
boots: John Fluevog
wallet: Jerome Dreyfus

On Brick:
jacket: Levis
scarf: Brady Lange
necklace: Brady Lange
tank: Obey
tank: American Apparel
jeans: Simon Miller
boots: Cole Haan
wallet: Comme des Garcon

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All Aboard

day dream boatin’ son of a gun making my own way

if only in my imagination and only for one day

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I fold a piece of paper and make a lovely boat

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and cast away upon a ship, into the sea and float

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discovering a many dream, from here to yonder sky

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I set my sail towards the wind, adventure will never die.

on Brick:
Sweater: H&M
Shirt: H&M
Shorts: customized Simon Miller Jeans
Rain Boots: Hunter
Backpack: Vanport Outfitters

-Brick


Denim Nation

 I finally have done what I thought I may never do, I washed my favorite pair of raw denim by Simon Miller Jeans.  It has been three years since I first started breaking them in.  They were so tight and stiff I got bruises on my hips.  Several times my feet fell asleep while sitting from lack of circulation.  Range of motion was so limited I once fell over trying to stand up after kneeling down to pick something up.  What can I say, it was a labor of love, and totally worth it.  They are now superbly worn and formed to my body, I love these jeans.  I was really nervous about washing them, but I felt it was time.  It was like sending your child off to their first day of pre-school.

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before and after

they turned out pretty darn good

This monumental event got me looking at all of my denim.  I’m a bit of jeans freak and believe you should have a pair for any occasion.  Here are a few of my favorites currently rounding out my closet.

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L: I don’t wear these but will never get rid of them.  My first pair of “nice jeans” Gap 1969 boot cut.  Wore them pretty much every day my Jr. and Sr. year of high school.  Broken zipper, ripped to shit, thin as paper, I may not wear them but they will always hold a place in my heart.

R: Newest pair, custom bespoke skinny/straight leg raw denim by Adam Arnold.  Made to measure so they fit like a glove.

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L: Denim Trouser by Acne.  Gotta dress it up sometimes.

R: Vintage high waisted flared Levi’s.  Skin tight 70’s cool.

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L: Gray denim by Nudie.  So comfy and less severe than black.

R: Light aqua denim by Adam Arnold.  The quirky unusual color is so good.

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L: Black skinny jeans by Cheap Monday.  Perfectly simple and basic.

R: White skinny jeans by Adam Arnold.  You can go about white jeans in one of two ways.  One stressing and trying to keep them perfectly white.  Or two, wear the hell out of them and don’t give a damn.  I choose option two.  Mine are dirty, wrecked and perfect.

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L: Slouchy customized denim by Seven for All Mankind.  I got these a couple sizes too big, chopped them off at the lower calf and pegged them.  They are my answer to sweats.

R: Cut off denim shorts by Simon Miller.  These were my first pair of Simon Millers, I needed shorts one day so I chopped them off, never once regretted it.

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 Levi’s 501, the original denim.  Nothin’ like a classic.

shirt: Tr0vata
boots: Justin

-Brick


lunch our way

When the weather is nice out, what is lovelier than to dine outside alfresco style with a little fruit and champagne.

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On Lauren:
dress: Adam Arnold
necklace: grayling
sun hat: Eugenia Kim for Target
shoes: Salt-Water Sandals

On Brick:
tee: Hanes
shirt: Cool Hunting People
belt: Ralph Lauren
shorts: Simon Miller Jeans
shoes: Cole Haan


color of cheetah

When wearing cheetah print, there is little else left to say.

Here is a little blue raspberry cheetah with a side of traditional.

I love the idea of animal prints being set off with the life of floral.

The necklace I am wearing is part of the new spring line by Grayling. The natural grain in the wood is mirrored by the beautiful marbling in the stones.

On Brady:
boots: vintage find
jeans: Simon Miller
shirt: Hanes
scarf: Adam Arnold
glasses: Ray Ban

On Lauren:
shoes: vintage
tights: unknown
dress: vintage
cardigan: Old Navy
belt: vintage
necklace: Grayling

-Lauren


No Sleep ’til Brooklyn

I’ve had a bout of insomnia lately so I thought it was appropriate to break out this sick bracelet I picked up from Kate Spade this summer.  Part of their Idiom line of bangles this 14k gold and black enamel limited edition bracelet with the Beastie Boys lyric was just too cool to pass up.

Engraved on the inside reads, “Turn the Tables”

Jeans: Simon Miller Jeans
Shirt: Adam Arnold
Bracelet: Kate Spade