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).
Annnd the Huckberry huarache. This one looks dope, and while I haven’t owned it, I trust Huckberry’s brand equity and attention to detail. Can’t go wrong with these.
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.
Check out the collection here.
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).
How Hermès invented hype (shorter 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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