Life happens, sorry about that. I’ve been taking some time off of my second job (this) to spend time learning how to be a father. The Engineered Garments FW14 collection was by far my favorite, and the Field Parka (olive cotton) with the Bush shirt (indigo denim)were some stand out pieces for me. I think they work well together, and although the look isn’t for everybody – I really like it. I’m also wearing 4 year old Workaday Reverse Sateen fatigues, and McKinlays for Nepenthes Sherwood boots.
Photo credit for the pictures of me goes to my friend Dylan. My 5D died right at the beginning of the shoot, so these were all taken using a Fuji X100.
Some clicks I’ve taken in the last week or so. New OD Zulu band for my Nighthawk, Yuketen Country Rangers, blooming Dendrobium hybrid, Corter keyhook and ring + hook bracelet, last but not least some indigo chipping off Post O’alls denim.
I’m wearing two different pairs of Post O’alls denim at the moment. The first pair (these guys) are being washed once a month or so, and the second pair are not being washed at all. Just seeing how different they both wear. These are a lightweight 12-13oz Cone Mills natural line selvedge denim that have been perfect for the south around this time of year. The signature Post “O” embroidery is my favorite. The custom hardware isn’t bad either, though. Thanks for keeping it simple, Takeshi.
If you haven’t already checked out Mr. Ohfuchi’s blog, please do so here.
Although I am always out of the loop on sneaker releases, I saw these via Cork-Grips and was really stoked to see some USA made 998’s. A simple color way made up of two shades of grey with some orange to keep it interesting Not only are these super comfortable, but they work well with the stuff I wear everyday. If you’re looking for a well made, simple, American made sneaker – these are a pretty good place to start. The whole Daytripper collection has sold out rather quickly, but Need Supply Co. has a few of this color way still in stock if you dig ’em.
This stuff has been with or on me almost everyday. The Engineered Garments sling bag was something we picked up at Nepenthes in 2010 and although it is probably the most affordable piece Daiki has ever produced, ringing in at $24 dollars, it’s also one of the most useful ones. The EG corduroy bucket hat is something I finally managed to track down from Japan, and it just goes with everything I wear. Last but definitely not least, my FW09 workshirt is starting to really show signs of wear and tear, but the fabric looks beautiful so I figured I’d share. It’ll soon be patched up like this one.
I feel like I should have picked a different name for this blog, had I known I would one day have the desire to post about things other well-made garments, but what can I do now. I’ve been enjoying the outdoors, planting things and watching them bloom has been more rewarding than I ever thought it could be. Taking time away from the endless pit that is “menswear” gave me a lot of time to wear the stuff I own, get it real dirty, beat it up, and really start to appreciate the construction and durability of it all. By no means am I saying that I didn’t check out the new Engineered Garments FW13 look book the day it came out, or continue to check Yoox late at night to find sweet Daiki Suzuki pieces for the low (speaking of, if you’re a large… enjoy this FW10 Suzuki era WWM Upland), I just simply wanted some time to shift gears and focus on some other projects that I’ve wanted to get off the ground. I am working on some outdoorsy stuff, all made in the USA with some fun yet functional fabrics. I fell on the name Bayborough, and for some reason it stuck. My good friend and internet pal, Anthony Lane has done some amazing work on some branding for me and we’re both really excited about it. But for now, pictures of some stuff we’ve grown, everything from succulents to orchids. So get outside and grow stuff and listen to this.