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“I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while.”

I love the rain. I think most people say that the rain brings them down, but it doesn’t have that effect on me. Even when it rains endlessly for days at a time. It helps drown out the background noise and all of the business in my head. Not much is better than putting This Will Destroy You – Young Mountain on the record player and staring mindlessly out my window. It puts me in a unique state of mind, a good place to think. And speaking of thinking, it made me realize that I want to try and take Simple Threads and make it something bigger than it is now, without compromising on my ethics. I want to show you guys the brands I find from not only the US and Japan, but from all over the world. I think the ethos of Simple Threads lines up with a lot of rad designers that I not only want to wear, but also want to share with the niche crowd that reads this blog. So, be patient with me because I’m reaching out and trying to make shit happen. Thanks for reading.

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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

We got a five minute break in the rain to snap some photos. I love this NyCo Field Parka (SS12), it keeps me fairly dry in these Florida summers (it rains almost daily), the fabric has been wearing in nicely, it’s lightweight enough to pack up and throw into a small bag, and the inside stitching makes it fun to wear inside out. The BDU pants are SS16, chambray work shirt is FW14, and the hat is from SS15. In a strange way, I like the chaos that all the different shades of blue create. To me, this is one of those looks that show just how timeless EG is. The seasons definitely change, and there are always some stand out fabrics that are a little too bold for me, but the basics always look great together. Season after season. In this whole “fast fashion” bullshit, this is welcomed by me, and I know by many of you all.

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“I want people to have fun when they’re wearing Engineered Garments. I want them to take part in this world I’ve created. I think with most fashion brands, you pay a lot of money and then you have this ready-made outfit and it’ll definitely look good because it’s expensive and well made. But with Engineered Garments, I don’t want the clothes to look perfect immediately. I think people should have to put some work into it. I think it should only look really good if the clothes match your taste, and you bring something of yourself to it. I think of Engineered Garments as clothing for people who are really into clothing.”

-Daiki Suzuki

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New Balance 998 Daytripper

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.

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