RECENT BLOG POSTS
September 21st, 2017
…while our tendency might be to carry our laptops and tablets in a less formal vessel, I thoroughly enjoy the idea of sporting a classic menswear staple designed around the needs of the modern gentleman.
August 16th, 2017
FIT TO BE TRIED
Jeans are an essential part of every gentlemen’s wardrobe, we know that. But how many of us understand the value of high quality denim or the anatomy of a great pair of jeans? Throughout college, I can recall numerous trips to various department stores hoping to find a new pair of jeans that didn’t look out of place on my lanky frame.
June 27th, 2017
A SPIRITED SUMMER
…I believe that skincare should be approached through a preventative lens and that our skin has different needs at different points in our lives or times of the year. With many sunny days ahead of me, I was grateful to get a refresher from the talented team at Skin Spirit in University Village.
With that, I am delighted to offer you the inside scoop and share some of the most popular options to maintaining youthful skin while hitting the breaks on the aging process…
May 2nd, 2017
OUT ON THE TOWN
Many equate Seattle with constant rainfall. Granted we recently broke a record for the most consecutive overcast days (141 to be exact) but a true Seattleite knows that a Northwest spring and summer is worth the rain and wind we endure throughout the rest of the year. And with more sunny days ahead of me than behind, we can finally trade in rain boots for Ray Bans and enjoy all that The Emerald City has to offer…
April 24th, 2017
SOLE PROPRIETOR: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SHOE DESIGNER NOAH WAXMAN
Toward the end of my conversation with New York-based shoe designer Noah Waxman, I asked him which design from his new collection was his favorite. He pointed to the pair of gray calf suede mid-top sneakers he was wearing named “Hamilton.” The design was inspired by the hit Broadway musical and is defined by a two-tone kiltie above the shoelaces, reminiscent of the frill necklines of 17th century men’s shirting.
This is a familiar technique for the designer who combines over ten years of shoemaking skill with a strong background in art and design.
April 9th, 2017
A PERFECT PEAR
Throughout my teens and early twenties I was, what you might refer to as, a creative hermit. I remember having ideas about almost everything but lacked awareness or a platform to properly express myself without sounding like a total egomaniac. I could not say, “that color doesn’t look right” without the knowledge to justify the statement. Luckily, I had some help along the way. My confidence was refined by amazing mentors, and I learned about the creative process through my experiences at Oscar de la Renta and Luly Yang Couture. While I continue to explore my creativity every day…
March 11th, 2017
HIGH AND LOW
…I was first introduced to this style while working for various womenswear fashion designers and it’s refreshing to see it adopted in menswear. Most guys don’t realize how the symmetrical hemline of most t-shirts and sweaters affect their silhouette. But for someone like me they have the potential to make the upper half of my body seem too “short.” A high-low hem creates a seamless transition…
February 28th, 2016
BACK TO BASICS
One of the best parts about running a fashion blog is the opportunity to meet designers in their own creative space. Stepping behind the scenes and learning not only about the product but how their creative vision manifests itself as a lifestyle allows me to dive deeper and offer a richer, more well-rounded perspective. Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to meet Molly Kuffner, founder of the menswear label Sharply, at her showroom in Ballard adorned with plush suede chairs…
“AH THAT’S GOOD!” SPRING STYLES WITH SEATTLE FASHION BLOGGER ANDREW HOGE
I was recently invited to discuss spring fashion for men on New Day Northwest, the Seattle-based morning talk show. Click to learn about the latest trends and my favorite Pacific Northwest fashion designers!
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