Don’t Just Accessorize. Utilize
Portland has always been a city of projects, we may not finish them ,but we always start them. It’s only right that a menswear accessory should serve some sort of purpose other than a double take so why not sketch your next project out in a Brixton journal. Communion (3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) can help you put your clothes to work. Do you know the difference between a desert boot and a chukka? Who cares right? Well Jordan cares. Jordan owns and operates my favorite new menswear shop in Portland, Winn Perry, formally in the Ford building sharing a space with Duchess Clothier. Jordan has moved into his own storefront (209 SW 9th Ave.) chalk a block with the best selection of Alden Shoes that I’ve seen in Portland. Yes he has utilities too.
And it’s the crêpe sole that makes it a desert boots.
Portlanders may consider a trip over the Fremont from Alberta to NW 23rd a vacation and that may be the extent of your spring break plans but at least pretend you are on a beach. (NOT a nude beach) I’ll try to keep you ahead of the trends Portland, but 50s vacation wear is nipping at the heels of NY fashion week so get it while the getting’s good at Rocking Rose (616 East Burnside) which represents Portland vintage shopping with impeccable curating. (Brand) alters and repurposes your grandfathers ill-fitting torn or damaged cabana wear into brave new creations with some of the best pattern I have seen.
It may not be your bag but I wanted to direct a nod towards the high-rise or (baggy shorts) trend that’s oh so untouchable at the moment and what better shop than Table of Contents to touch the untouchable.
Yes I have a pair but I also have dread locks.