Good Finds #028: Summer sandals, how to wear indigo, and Rowing Blazers copy-cats
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It’s huarache SZN (no, not that one)
During the warmer months, I live in my sandals. I’ve picked up a bunch of pairs over the years and wanted to share some inspo as you consider summer purchases.
First up, I’ve owned a pair of these huaraches from Nisolo for a w h i l e. They’ve gone everywhere with me… Turkey, Puerto Rico, Lebanon, and I’ve proudly beaten the living hell out of them.
They also pair well with anything… a linen suit, shorts + t-shirt, jeans, you name it. Highly recommend grabbing a pair for summer.
Next, these suede loafers from Solovière are unbelievably buttery and smooth. They’re great as a casual option, no doubt, but I’d personally rock them if I was a bit more dressed up—at a wedding or wearing white jeans (yes, you need a pair of those too).
A fresh take on blue hues and Indigos
*In partnership with Buck Mason
A style tip I’ve picked up over the years is learning to use tonality to build an outfit as the seasons change. First, you choose a base color for the season, and then you craft an outfit around it, layering in different shades of that same color.
Buck Mason dropped just that, a tonal collection made up of blue hues and Indigo dies. It’s soft, breezy, and cool, and it makes for a phenomenal transition from spring to summer.
What I dig
Casablanca x New Balance collab (again) on a sneaker. The patterns are giving me Gucci vibes though!
This insane puffer vest from Thomas Frydenlund. Idk if you can buy it, I just respect how he layered it.
These packable hiking shorts from Outsiders. About to cop them.
Any of these smiley-face socks from Cotton Sheep in SF. Rock em’ with Birks!
A phenomenal conversation with the style GOAT, aka designer Aaron Levine (ex Club Monaco, Abercrombie) about life, retail, and personal taste (medium read).
Adidas Outdoor testing out a rental program (REI is already doing this). Love it!
How do we feel about cropped trousers?
This is a nod to skate style. It’s an iteration on baggy pants skaters have been notorious for wearing, except these gradually taper at the ankle. I’ve seen a few brands this week roll out their own versions, specifically Craftsman and Drôle de Monsieur, so I wanted to share. I actually owned a few pairs of low-rise trousers over the years, but nothing this loose. I kind of dig them.
How do we feel about these?
Brooks Brothers rips off Rowing Blazers
This is an obvious head-scratcher.
Anyone who keeps up with what Jack Carlson is doing at RB knows that he’s helped revive prep. He’s made it rebelliously, unashamedly cool. And less snobby too. So it’s a bummer when you see a legacy brand like Brooks copy their work this bad. At least offer to partner with Rowing Blazers, maybe it would help save the brand!
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