ever since i have stepped into the clothing business, i have lost my ability to shop most everywhere but the jobsite. blue seven. this is a mix of wanting to wear the goods that im selling, and loving everything we have in the shop.
on rare occasions, at my favorite of places i will break down and buy something. but really, only in the sale section.
this is me admitting i am a sale shopper, and showing off a handful of my recent steals.
we wandered into the levi’s store while we were in the Vegas last week. from left to right we have the levi’s 511 Made in the USA raw selvedge jean, the 510 olive green wide wale cord, and the 511 light blue cord.
for whatever reason, all of these beauties were marked at half price.
both of the cords are a 30” inseam, so i am looking forward to wearing them cuffed a little high on the ankle this summer. (that is, when i can take a break from these 22oz elephant skins)
the jeans were the real prize. they are part of the new levi’s made in the usa waterless project. the jeans are a selvedge denim woven & died at white oak cone mills in north carolina. the jeans are then cut and sewn in a San Fran levis factory. the waterless part is an interesting task. typical jean washes use up to 42 liters of water per pair. multiply that times how many pairs are out there, and these companies are throwing water out the window in the tons. this pair being dry requires no water washing, but the other styles in the program rely more upon hands on and environmentally friendly techniques.
i am excited to get them back form the tailor, i am having them trimmed up a couple inches short to break in during the summer. think manly cropped jeans that work well with 100+ temperatures. (photos will absolutely follow)
the next find was at a place i love to shop, Scoop NYC.
i first fell for scoop while i lived in NY and came across a PRPS leather jacket that they were essentially giving away. ever since i havent been able to get the shop off my mind.
this is what i landed on the most recent visit.
Chai is a young NY designer who has a great taste for classic americana, but adds eye catching yet understated details along the way. which means he was a perfect match for a penguin colab.
the shirt is a slim but not too slim cut, with a hidden front button placket that changes patters 3/4 of the way down. also the off colored buttons add enough pop to set off the plaids.
now you know where to catch me, either at b7 from 11-7 or scouring the sale section of a shop that catches my eye.
see ya out there.