Happy summer, gentlemen, it’s nice to see you all. Let’s start with a congratulatory high five for making moves, and keeping your bulk layers in the back of your closet where they belong, as you have survived the heat thus far. This summer is about finding joy in your comfort pieces and putting new perspective and spin on the classics – and your local Portland menswear lines have just what you need.
Welcome to Blue. It’s flattering, fresh, and a great support to your go-to black options. For new, must-add pieces for your wardrobe this season, check out the Karoshi Flannel, Made by Gioventu New York, available now at Machus (542 E Burnside St). With an elongated cut, straight hemline, and a slight drop-back design, it also features a two-way Riri Zip in the place of traditional buttons. Be sure to visit Bridge & Burn (1122 SW Morrison St.) as well for their Harbor Chambray, short sleeve button up with a single chest patch pocket. Blue on blue happening? That’s right. Don’t be afraid to go all out from head to toe this summer!
Black and blue is a good thing this season. Keep your feet happy with this 100% leather Sandal by Stampd LA, also from Machus. After adorning your feet properly, be sure and stop in to visit the guys at Sticks & Stones (427 NW 6th Ave). From the Hovden shirt or Vice & Virtue Medicine Pouch to the Sticks & Stones Double Stacked Mahogany ring, or custom dyed bone pressed with elk antler ring – They’ve got you covered.
Looking to freshen up all your daily staples? Start with your specs and discover the classic edge that LOOK/SEE (539 NW 13th Ave #203) is about to inspire for your everyday look. Offering complete pairs of prescription glasses at an awesomely-affordable price for frames plus lenses, LOOK/SEE has your eyewear covered this summer.
Summer is about exploration and fun, so don’t let your bag be the exception to your style. WILL Leather Goods (1022 W Burnside St) at Union Way and NW 23rd, has just what you need from the Tobacco Travel Duffle down to your new, favorite Siena Billfold wallet, making every piece you own this season, a modern extension of your personal aesthetic.