A lot can change in a year. My daughter just turned two, and I’m rebuilding myself from the ground up. I feel like I keep coming back to this and then falling off again, and I think it’s because I need to make it about whats relevant in my life. I still love Engineered Garments and everything from Japan, but I’ve realized I want people to know more about me than just material things. I think this can still serve that same purpose, the name may not fit as well but I’m far too stretched on time to start something new. Simple Threads is going to be made up of the thousands of threads that hold my life together and ground me. My daughter, my girl, my friends, and all of the other things that make me happy (Engineered Garments included).
Yea, sorry about that. Not a good look to have my page say its expired or been suspended. In a weird way, it made me irritated enough to want to start blogging again. Not much has changed, actually, everything has changed. My daughter is 16 months old now, and wow does she keep us busy. That, with full time school and a full time job – pretty much leaves me with enough time to eat and sleep. The American dream right? But, I’m back on this. So many kind words and so many people asking me to do it again – so I’m committed.
I’m still into workwear (big surprise) but I’ve broadened my tastes a little bit. I have a few crazy pieces in my closet now, long shirts, overalls, and more variations of the EG work shirt! Oh, and I upgraded my camera!
I feel like this blog has taught me a lot, from where I started at fashion wise. It has helped me sort of figure out how I wanted to dress. I read a quote from some guy on StyleForum, and it really summed it up for.
“I dunno, man. What are your favorite books? Movies? Biggest dreams? What would you wear if you could wear whatever the fuck you wanted? Because chances are, you can, and you should just do that” -Synthese, Style Forum
So, its taken me five years to do just that. Thanks again, for all of the kind words – and for continuing to read.
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.