The Pop-up Flea takes place once a year, in the heart of New York City. Putting tons of amazing American heritage brands together in the same room and allowing people to come see, touch, and try on their products. When you’re spending good money on an item, you want to make sure it fits right, and it feels right – this is what is so great about the flea. I missed out last year, so I told myself I wouldn’t make the same mistake again. The trip was totally worth every penny. Shaking hands with some of the guys who inspired Simple Threads was really great. Enjoy the photos.
I’m sure most of you know of The Hill-Side by now. They handmake pocket squares/bandanas/ties out of creative fabrics and produce their whole line right in New York. I’ve been keeping a chambray bandana in my back pocket for about a year now – it looks rad, and can be worn in a bunch of different ways. Due to the horrible weather I am blessed with every single day of my life here in Florida, I tend to sweat a lot. It’s kept me looking somewhat presentable, and I’m thankful for that. The new line of Hill-Side accessories just came out a few months ago and I decided to pick up the indigo floral bandana for my lovely girlfriend. Not because she sweats, but because its got a really awesome floral pattern thats printed using a discharge method onto a rich indigo dyed fabric. This will definitely age well and look color the more its used & washed. Thanks Michael Andersen at The Woodlands for helping me track this down – it’s pretty much sold out everywhere.
These are my everyday essentials. Nothing more, nothing less.
The air finally has a chill in it. I’ve waited all year for this. Thanks Dylan Barnes for helping me out with these photos, and thanks to Michael Andersen for always holding me down with the best American made goods from the Woodlands.
What I’m wearing:
Hood: Reigning Champ Heavyweight (the best investment you will ever make, it’s worth the money folks)
Bag: Parrot Canvas x The Woodlands
Shoes: Clarks Beeswax DB’s
Leather Goods: Corter & Tanner Goods
Bandanna: The Hill-Side
What Dylan is wearing:
Jacket: Vintage Flannel Lined Rain-Slicker
Shirt: HUF Chambray
Jeans: Uniqlo Selvedge
Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider
I’m not sure why I like to carry so much stuff around in my pockets, and I’m not really sure why it’s necessary to have a selvedge bandanna… but that’s besides the point.
I carry around a lot of stuff with me on a daily basis, and I used to lose a lot of stuff on a daily basis. Wether it be from falling out of my pocket, or just being left somewhere. Well, that’s all changed, thanks to this Corter Brewster Wallet. It’s the perfect size to keep most of my every day items in. It’s currently storing a security card for work, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Compact Flash cards, a thumb drive, and an Indian Head penny that my great Grandmother gave to me. Honestly, it helps me not forget these things when I’m out and about, and it stays in my back pocket so it’s never left at home.
I keep my outfits pretty plain for the most part, so I rely on accessories and my beard to keep things interesting. I’m really happy I picked up a The Hill-Side Chambray bandanna. First off, I love everything selvedge, and it’s come in handy multiple times as a number of things: a napkin, defense mechanism for Florida’s summers, a towel for my iPhone, and even a make-shift bottle opener. This will be riding in my back pocket for the long run.