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Tickets, Please


The hunting-style spring jacket is having quite a surge these days.

We marveled over Mr. Ford’s version yesterday, but the folks at Winn Perry just pointed us towards a treated cotton version that offers a lighter hang and adds a ticket pocket in front for anything that didn’t quite fit in the others.

That makes for five total pocket flaps—more than any reasonable man should ever need—but we’re glad to see the ticket pocket outside of a suit jacket. It’s too good an idea to leave to bespoke tailors alone.

For the Winn


It’s important for brands and retailers to stay agile these days, but good ideas have been in remarkable short supply. To that end, we’ve reached out to some of the brighter minds in the business for an impromptu thinktank. If you’ve got any ideas of your own, feel free to let us know.

Not all great minds are bloggers, so the latest in our ongoing series comes from the retail side of the equation.

Portland’s Winn Perry is one of the rare independent boutiques that manages to steer the mainstream from outside of New York or Los Angeles, and establishing a style stronghold in a small city takes a whole lot more than just a good eye for clothes. So naturally, proprieter Jordan Sayler has a few interesting things to say about keeping afloat in troubled times.

Hear Winn Perry’s wisdom»

Blending In


The tie is a pretty monolithic item as menswear choices go, so it’s nice to have a few more oddball choices on-hand, in case you feel an unconventional streak coming on.

Drake’s is generally a pretty staid British brand, but summer comes to London too, so they’ve got a few repp stripes handy just in case. And, if you find yourself near Portland, you won’t even have to cross an ocean to get one.

Lucky Boots


Oregon’s really on a roll lately. Winn Perry—previously known as the northwestern source for Sovereign Beck ties—just reminded us that they’re also the northwestern source for Alden shoes, one of the best cobblers still producing shoes in America.

Naturally, the best work comes from the custom shop, but anyone passing through Oregon should stop by if they want to see what modern American leatherworking looks like. Of course, if you’re closer to New York, we know a place there too.

Argyle, Winn Perry, and Obama’s Buttons


Finger on the Button: All the Obama buttons you ever wanted to see in one place. This is what thrift stores will look like 50 years from now. [BoingBoing]

Ford v. Walnuts: Tom Ford and Paulie Walnuts: Separated at birth. [Men.Style]

Garters on the Rise: Argyle makes a strong showing in this rundown of winter socks. [A Suitable Wardrobe]

Take Five: Winn Perry’s five tips for looking good. (None of them involve tanning.) [Portland Mercury]

Indecency, Portland, and America’s Finest Hats


Oh Lydia: Unemployment forces Lydia Hearst to indecency. She used to be so modest! [FashionIndie]

The Meme of Memes: Catnip for movie nerds…as usual, alphabetization is involved. [TakePart]

Portland is for Lovers: Singing the praises of Winn Perry, Portland’s finest men’s boutique. It’s also Portland’s third best kept secret, after mass transit and Stephen Malkmus’ solo work. [ultra]

A Simpler Time: A look at heaven circa 1958. Apparently it’s a kitchen. [Jezebel]

Keep it Under Your Hat: A quick roundup of your hat options as the winter approaches. We still like the beanie, but it’s a niche look. [Refinery29]

Thriller, Northwestern Exposure, and Still More Vintage Ads


Dance Off: The world record for simultaneous reenactment of the Thriller video has broken once again. We can only hope this escalates into an arms race of some kind. [Daily Intel]

Clean as Soap: The best shaving soap in the world, courtesy of Portland’s finest. [Winn Perry]

A Good Vintage: A look into advertising’s past. But, you know, not on television. [Blog001]

The Vote has been Rocked: Make sure you’re registered before Tuesday rolls around. [Can I Vote]

In the Capsule


The capsule show this week had a lot of inspiration on hand—in the clothes and in the complimentary cocktails—but to be honest, we’re still sorting through it all. Swedish clothing! Free brownies! We saw Damon Dash! For reals!

In the meantime, we thought we’d take a look at some of the better dressed attendees. As you might imagine, the competition was pretty heated. And, because of the literal heat, bare ankles and wrists were the order of the day.

This well-inked gentleman is Jordan Saylor, proprietor of Portland boutique Winn Perry—you might remember them as the northwestern source for Sovereign Beck ties. On his travels to the east, he’s decked out in a seersucker and oxford combo, combined with a leather satchel that may be the best thing about the outfit. After all, he’s here on business.

More pictures of the capsule scene»