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Q
Where can I find a nice pair of light washed denim for spring?
from:Anonymous
A

i’m on the same hunt. depending on your budget theres a few different ways you can go about it. my top suggestion would be denim & supply, their new lighter denim is pretty strong and their slim fit is a nice cut, plus, their pricepoint is attractive.

second, and at a slightly higher price point would be levis made and crafted, or APC .

last summer i bought a pair of $29 stonewashed dad jean levis. high wasted, wide cut but an awesome wash. brought them to the tailor and for another $18 he did a total rework, which landed me with these

goodluck.

personal style lookbook winter14:
shot by matt perrone at sandbox studio
styled by dillon burke

hat via unknown
coat via uniqlo
jacket via levis
shirt via individualized shirts
shirt via the classroom
denim via rogue territory
shoe via florsheim



reach out to an old friend today, for no reason other than to see how they are.

personal style lookbook winter14:
shot by matt perrone at sandbox studio
styled by dillon burke

blazer via j.press york street
shirt via ernest alexander
tie via ernest alexander
denim via levis
shoe via florsheim
watch via daniel wellington

its okay to be loud, but do it quietly.

its getting cold, like really cold. its time to meet someone nice, build a nice fire, dance like noones watching etc etc.

my normal denim has been down for the count for a few weeks now, so i picked up another pair from denim & supply. fit is good, comfortable and basic. what more could you ask for?

hat via j.crew outlet
scarf via unknown
denim jacket via levis
coat via club monaco
shirt via gildan
denim via denim & supply
boot via wolverine

playing in the snow is fun, playing in the snow with those that dont want to play in the snow is a terrible, terrible, terrible idea.

thread & salt x winnow studios

coat via j.press york street
sweater via club monaco
tie via ernest alexander
shirt via individualized shirts
denim via levis
shoe via florsheim
galoshes via swims 

thread & salt x winnow studios look two

glasses via dom vetrojacket via levis made and craftedsweater via j.crewtshirt via old navydenim via rogue territoryshoe via florsheim

thread & salt x winnow studios look two

glasses via dom vetro
jacket via levis made and crafted
sweater via j.crew
tshirt via old navy
denim via rogue territory
shoe via florsheim

theinsidesource:

Summer Denim: Dillon Burke
Meet number four in our series of five fashion bloggers employed with the task of finding a great denim item on eBay. Dillon Burke, who runs the menswear blog Thread & Salt, which he describes as the result of blending his two worlds, an interest in modern menswear, and his life growing up around food. We asked why he picked this pair of Levi’s (sans snacks). Here’s what he told us:
"Levi’s is one of the predominant ready-to-wear menswear companies in the world. Their product speaks for itself. Their history is robust and remarkably American and their overall brand continues to evolve and adapt while maintaining the image all of the world has come to know."
To get your hands on some denim heritage yourself, click here to see the selection of vintage Levi’s available on eBay.  
(Photo courtesy of Melodie Jeng. Text by Jenny Bahn)

theinsidesource:

Summer Denim: Dillon Burke

Meet number four in our series of five fashion bloggers employed with the task of finding a great denim item on eBay. Dillon Burke, who runs the menswear blog Thread & Salt, which he describes as the result of blending his two worlds, an interest in modern menswear, and his life growing up around food. We asked why he picked this pair of Levi’s (sans snacks). Here’s what he told us:

"Levi’s is one of the predominant ready-to-wear menswear companies in the world. Their product speaks for itself. Their history is robust and remarkably American and their overall brand continues to evolve and adapt while maintaining the image all of the world has come to know."

To get your hands on some denim heritage yourself, click here to see the selection of vintage Levi’s available on eBay.  

(Photo courtesy of Melodie Jeng. Text by Jenny Bahn)

picked up this pair of Levi 550s from the early 80s on eBay.
they have that perfect ‘1000 washes’ look and are completely torn up.

picked up this pair of Levi 550s from the early 80s on eBay.

they have that perfect ‘1000 washes’ look and are completely torn up.

recently had a chance to hang and meet the crew of TSBmen. Really great dudes. I threw together a few looks for a quick shoot with Alex Crawford - results 1/3

hat via street vendor
bandana via starstruck vintage
jacket/shirt via vintage (1940s military shirt. added paisley accents & moved  buttons around for the double breasted effect)
shirt via j.crew
denim via levis (1980s 550 fit, eBay)
shoe via florsheim

make it your own.

often, you cannot beat a classic piece. the levis jacket needs no justification from me. find one that fits.

often, you cannot beat a classic piece. the levis jacket needs no justification from me. find one that fits.

still taking photos of myself like this.

still taking photos of myself like this.

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                                                                   Eastland Yarmouth Boat Shoe

Paired up with one of my favorite online style sources (StyleSeek) to take part in their ongoing review series. I ended up landing a pair of suede boat shoes from the Freeport Maine family owned Eastland Shoe Corp. Eastland has been around since 1955 (when our grandparents would walk up hill both ways with no shoes in the snow etc.) Since then, they’ve really proved themselves as a lasting quality company - they even have their own shoelace knot. I’ve been giving these some turf time for the last few weeks:

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pros:
construction - the yarmouth is crafted with a nicely chosen suede. not too soft, as to lose its shape but not ridged enough to make your feet angry with you & it’s color is a great contrast to a pair of dark denim. although 15 or so hours does not constitute truthfully putting these to ‘the test’ they’re holding up excellently and i don’t imagine that changing.

inexpensive - i guess this is a relative statement but in a blogosphere where we’re often told “buy less; buy better” for a smooth $125 i have no problem adding these to the arsenal

versatility - i’m not really a boat shoe guy. i don’t boat. (or belong to a fraternity) but these gave me a chance to experiment a bit with a different shape shoe in a material i’m very familiar with. I decided to dress them up a bit with a blazer above but feel it’s a pretty simplistic design that speaks for itself. 

cons:

break in time - maybe i just have a soft heel but for the first week or so i recommend pairing the yarmouth with a fresh bandaid or two.

seasonal - like any boat shoe, i think its more easily worn in the warmer months.

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grab the eastland yarmouth boat shoe for your own feet
check out all sorts of killer styles/blog posts/awesome imagery at StyleSeek 

photography via Christopher Fenimore 

keep warm, layer.

I picked up this denim jacket when i was home for this past holiday (along with the playboy of my birthmonth) and have been trying to include it where ever i can. it must have quite a few stories to it because its authentically broken in & the fit is a bit irregular. theres plenty of room in the bicep area but the torso an lower arm are very slim. Stand alone or as a layering piece i’ve come to really like it and for $25 I consider this one of my first ‘vintage’ finds.

glasses via warby parker
coat via club monaco
jacket via levis
scarf via levis
shirt via gildan ultra cotton
glove via drakes london
denim via rogue territory (day 1)
boots via wolverine

sleep with your window open. 

act surprised.
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glasses via warby parkerscarf via drakes of londoncardigan via club monacojacket via levi’s mad & crafted
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keep grinding. 

act surprised.

glasses via warby parker
scarf via drakes of london
cardigan via club monaco
jacket via levi’s mad & crafted

keep grinding. 

wearing clothes on the street.
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shades via warby parkerblazer via gap x ian velardiscarf via levisshirt via gildantote via ernest alexanderdenim via baldwinshoes via alden

wearing clothes on the street.

shades via warby parker
blazer via gap x ian velardi
scarf via levis
shirt via gildan
tote via ernest alexander
denim via baldwin
shoes via alden