This Week in the Mercury


Monday, August 15, 2011

Hey Guys, This One is For You

Posted by Kayla Rekofke on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 8:59 AM

For many dudes, shopping is a chore. I know this from being the younger sister of a stubborn brother who thinks dressing up is wearing a Nike Polo with an Oregon “O” on it. But a few staple pieces that can be transitioned from season to season are all you really need. Dark denim, tees you can live in, and a few fashionable items thrown in will add versatility and longevity to your wardrobe.

Here’s a few of my favorite items you can swoop up locally:

1.

Jean Shop Mens Rocker

2.

RVCA Dark Denim Jeans

3.

Wolverine All Season Boot

4.

Levi Strauss Grey Tee

5.

QuickSilver Shorts

6.

Tanner Goods Custom Belts

7.

RVCA Swim Trunks

8.

Harding & Wilson Bow Ties


1. A good pair of jeans is worth its weight in gold. This pair from Lizard Lounge is ideal, with a medium dark wash and great cut. These can be dressed up or down and worn with just about anything. Jean Shop, Style: Mens Rocker $265

2. On sale at Blackbird, these RVCA jeans have a looser fit, and can be rolled up for all the bikers out there. RVCA Denim $36.99

3. Lizard Lounge’s Wolverine Boot is an all season staple. The dapper sales associate was rockin’ his with a slim pair of jeans and a casual tee. Made in a chocolate brown or black, this is a boot worth investing in. Wolverine Boot $325

4. Guys can never have enough basic T-shirts. This one is extra soft and great for throwing on in a hurry. Lizard Lounge, Levi Strauss T-Shirt $95

5. To put it bluntly, Cargo shorts go from bad to worse with each extra pocket. Quicksilver got it right with these basic shorts, available in a variety of shades and at an affordable price. Do yourself a favor and get these. Lizard Lounge, Quicksilver $49

6. Tanner Goods custom belts are made right here Portland, and will last forever. Go in and pick out the style, leather, snaps, and hardware for a truly one of kind accessory. Shown above is the “Standard Belt” starting at $84

7. Summer is in full swing, and these RVCA Swim Trunks make it easy to look good on the water. Shown in cool grey, and on sale now at Blackbird $36.99

8. Harding & Wilson Bow Ties are locally crafted, made from Pendleton Wool, and not to mention a sure lady killer. Pay homage to the days of Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant when dressing like a gentleman was expected. This is one fashion classic that will never go out of style. Wear to a summer wedding and you’ll definitely impress your date. Lizard Lounge, Harding & Wilson $100

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