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Actual Man Wardrobe: A Week of Informal Males’s PNW Fashion

Actual Man Wardrobe: A Week of Informal Males’s PNW Fashion

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By Fashion Girlfriend | Final Up to date: Apr 14 2022

Have you ever ever visited a restaurant, or learn an article, and later met the proprietor of said-restaurant, or the creator of said-article and thought to your self, Sure, okay, all of it is smart.

That’s how I felt assembly Alan Stuart, the artistic brains behind Pair of Thieves, one among Fashion Girlfriend’s go-to manufacturers for enjoyable (however not, like, FuN!) males’s socks and trendy but reliably sturdy underwear.

Stuart’s distinctive aesthetic comes by way of within the web site’s off-beat visuals and ever-so-slightly quirky clothes designs.

So naturally, I requested the Portland, Oregon-based artistic director to doc per week in his wardrobe.

Every outfit is chock filled with informal males’s PNW fashion, good for WFH inspo.

Take a look at his laid-back appears to be like and accompanying shade commentary under.


pants: Carhartt | sneakers: Nike | coat: Schott (related)

Am I the one one which feels unhealthy for garments that haven’t been worn in a very long time? I haven’t reached for this sweater in years as a result of it by no means appears to be like nice on my shelf, however then I all the time prefer it on.

The pants are a classic pair of Carhartts that I simply bought for $30. I’m on a kick currently to attempt to purchase much less new stuff. The sneakers work with virtually something, though sporting them with shorts is a reasonably superior transfer that I’m unsure I can pull off (until I’m in NYC possibly?). 

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Magically, these Pair of Thieves boot socks and the sweater vibe collectively, and that makes me happier than it most likely ought to (on the within, modeling is severe). 

It’s a colder day right here in Portland, so I wore this peacoat that I bought at Topshop in London a few years in the past, earlier than it got here to the U.S., so it nonetheless appears like a uncommon discover to me.

It’s survived many closet purges and can survive many extra. 


shorts and shirt: Ten Thousand | base layer: Pair of Thieves

I’m not an “athleisure” man and by no means will probably be, so I haven’t put a lot thought into my exercise gear over time, however that additionally resulted in me sporting a bunch of mismatched colours, manufacturers, and stuff acquired without cost after races.

This then led me to my solely actual exercise wardrobe tenet: simply purchase black stuff.

I don’t like a number of branding and for that purpose have appreciated stuff from Ten Thousand, which is the shorts and shirt right here. 

The bottom layer bottoms are our very personal Pair of Thieves SuperFit, which I begged our head of merchandising to make for years. They work for all of the issues: snowboarding, trail-running, biking, SUPing, yoga, excessive pogo-sticking and I like them (thanks, Mona). 

For socks, I’m normally wear-testing a brand new product of ours, and these are some secret ankle socks popping out within the fall. They’re wonderful, however that’s all I’m allowed to say. 


pants: Pimples | sweater: Mollusk | sneakers: Straye

These Pimples pants are most likely the costliest I personal, however every time I put on them it divides the associated fee by the variety of wears. And that’s how math helps us as adults. 

I additionally love this sweater as a result of it may be dressed up or down.

Since these two issues collectively get me a bit too near a rustic membership look than I’m snug with, although, I throw on a hat (I used to be additionally working late and my hair was fluffy), and a few soiled sneakers. These ones are by Straye, and I dig them as a result of the founder is a pal and so they’re additionally not Converse or Vans. 

Izzy could be seen right here, and all the time, sporting an ideal tri-color merle fur coat. 


denims: Levi’s | shacket: Madewell (related) | sneakers: Vans

OK, good spring day at present, so the white tee is in full impact. There’s a 65% probability I spill ramen on it later, however fortunately we make them and I hold backups at work. 

I simply bought these denims from Levi’s Secondhand program, which I believe is an excellent cool method to promote round vogue… fairly positive these had been my denims within the 90s and I simply purchased them again. 

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The shacket (is that actually what it’s known as?) factor is a superb weight for the season. 

I used to be having bother deciding on the sneakers, however my pal says all the time go together with the extra enjoyable choice, and he or she has a number of enjoyable, so I went with the pink leather-based Vans. 

Socks are PoT, clearly.

men's onesie

onesie: Amazon | gloves: Hestra

For me, the arrival of spring is beautiful for a lot of causes, however a type of is unquestionably hitting the mountain in a onesie.

Do I personal all characters of Winnie the Pooh? Sure. Does it embarrass my kids? Sure. Would all of us be unhappy if I skipped a 12 months? Additionally sure. 

Gloves by Hestra as a result of they’re the very best and a fanny pack as a result of fashun. For those who’re not having enjoyable, you’re doing it unsuitable. 

Alan at a look

My fashion in 3 phrases (or much less!): Prepared. For. Every little thing.

First vogue reminiscence: My mother owned a youngsters’ clothes retailer after I was younger, so I needed to mannequin all the garments.

Very pure…

Alan Stuart

Favourite “splurge” clothes model: Pimples Studios

Favourite “steal” clothes model: Levi’s

A person’s private fashion is essential as a result of… It’s the closest factor we have now to brightly coloured feathers.

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