Filson bison wool beanie. $108
"Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat."
Made in the USA
Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat. Made in USA. - See more at: http://www.filson.com/products/bison-fisher-beanie.30109.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=activity/everyday/hats-and-caps&fmetaProduct=aa1311/#sthash.tUm2qIb3.dpuf
Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat. Made in USA. - See more at: http://www.filson.com/products/bison-fisher-beanie.30109.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=activity/everyday/hats-and-caps&fmetaProduct=aa1311/#sthash.tUm2qIb3.dpuf

Filson bison wool beanie. $108

"Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat."

Made in the USA

Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat. Made in USA. - See more at: http://www.filson.com/products/bison-fisher-beanie.30109.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=activity/everyday/hats-and-caps&fmetaProduct=aa1311/#sthash.tUm2qIb3.dpuf
Bison fiber has no lanolin, which many people are allergic to and is what moths like to eat. Made in USA. - See more at: http://www.filson.com/products/bison-fisher-beanie.30109.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=activity/everyday/hats-and-caps&fmetaProduct=aa1311/#sthash.tUm2qIb3.dpuf

An interesting streetwear company that started following me one day on Instagram (follow @Alecr), GODDESS designs unisex clothing with graphics and pieces that have an on going dialogue with masculinity, gender identity and Japanese style-multimedia art. Founded in 2013 by designer David Siferd, “GODDESS seeks to break barriers of stereotype and biases and provide a means of individual expression through the use of clothing.”

The first collection of theirs that I saw was the Summer 2014 BEAUTIFUL BRO run. It features loud prints with quotes like “too hot to handle,” “gainer” and “bro” in sequined and sparkle fonts which are juxtaposed against tribal patterns and monochromatic pieces. Crop tops, densely patterned briefs, and skirts are the standouts of the collection, and I quite like the graphic tees for their visual confusion (images of hulking men then superimposed by flowers, neon-japanese characters and English text)

Their newest line, a S/S 2015 collection entitled ANGYLS, is modeled by men in drag and has a much warmer color palette. Reflective oranges, pinks and hot blues in sheers and textured fabrics gives a sort of Japanese-school girl vibe that is furthered by the vibrantly colored hair styling.

While clearly not for the masses, Sifred is doing something very cool and very pure. Directional and a comment on our mixed-media lives and social gender binarism, there is sense of estrangement and tension created through the homoerotic and sugary-sweet imagery. At a glance the images of bulging shirtless men are easily mistaken as phallic silhouettes, lost in cotton-candy pinks and neon-lettering. From a distance the fire pattern tribal skirt appears to be any other athletic shorts inspired by MMA or the likes.

A refreshing reprieve from the dull-roar of self-perpetuating streetwear styles, I look forward to watching GODDESS grow. It is very clearly an independent endeavor coming from an earnest place of expression and exploration through fashion and dress.

Top three images are from BEAUTIFUL BRO, bottom three from ANGYL.

Having now worked at Arc’Teryx for the past couple weeks I’ve become familiarized with the jacket models and their respective variations. If you are looking for the most versatile, durable jacket that a city dweller who loves the outdoors might ever need, this is it.
The Alpha AR is a waterproof jacket made with the most breathable GoreTex out right now, GoreTex Pro. It features N40p-X on the body (nylon material that is treated with a water resistant solution) and burly N80p-X (just thicker material in areas that need it like the shoulders and cuffs, also treated) reinforcements.
The considerations I took for choosing this jacket are as follows: you are presumably looking for the last jacket you’ll ever buy. You hike, you bike, you walk, you keep telling yourself you’re going to do that big outdoor adventure that requires a little training and planning but you don’t know when that will happen. You’ve bought North Face and Columbia jackets and they work, but they’re bulky. Overtime they’ve stopped repelling water and in light rains they’re just too much jacket. 
The Alpha AR is a shell, so layering is as easy as putting on a sweater if it’s cold or wearing a t-shirt underneath, knowing you’ll be bone dry in a downpour. Walking or biking to and from the office it’s perfect because it keeps you dry and breathes so you aren’t pitting out your dress shirt.
While not specifically designed for it, in a pinch the Alpha AR could go from the streets to the slopes because of the hits of abrasion resistant N80p-X it features.  the lighter weight Alpha jackets (FL, SL) are much less versatile in that respect and a fast fall on ice or snow in either of them could ruin an otherwise perfectly good rain shell.
The runner up to the Alpha AR would be it’s lighter weight, less feature heavy cousin the Alpha FL (fast & light). Considerably less expensive ($399 vs $550), the FL features less pockets, is a hair less breathable and is less durable than the AR. It’s advantageous over the AR are it’s price and packability, which for some is ideal. If you know you won’t be needing a rugged jacket with as much versatility as the AR and don’t mind dealing with less pockets, the Alpha FL might be your “last jacket ever.”

Having now worked at Arc’Teryx for the past couple weeks I’ve become familiarized with the jacket models and their respective variations. If you are looking for the most versatile, durable jacket that a city dweller who loves the outdoors might ever need, this is it.

The Alpha AR is a waterproof jacket made with the most breathable GoreTex out right now, GoreTex Pro. It features N40p-X on the body (nylon material that is treated with a water resistant solution) and burly N80p-X (just thicker material in areas that need it like the shoulders and cuffs, also treated) reinforcements.

The considerations I took for choosing this jacket are as follows: you are presumably looking for the last jacket you’ll ever buy. You hike, you bike, you walk, you keep telling yourself you’re going to do that big outdoor adventure that requires a little training and planning but you don’t know when that will happen. You’ve bought North Face and Columbia jackets and they work, but they’re bulky. Overtime they’ve stopped repelling water and in light rains they’re just too much jacket. 

The Alpha AR is a shell, so layering is as easy as putting on a sweater if it’s cold or wearing a t-shirt underneath, knowing you’ll be bone dry in a downpour. Walking or biking to and from the office it’s perfect because it keeps you dry and breathes so you aren’t pitting out your dress shirt.

While not specifically designed for it, in a pinch the Alpha AR could go from the streets to the slopes because of the hits of abrasion resistant N80p-X it features.  the lighter weight Alpha jackets (FL, SL) are much less versatile in that respect and a fast fall on ice or snow in either of them could ruin an otherwise perfectly good rain shell.

The runner up to the Alpha AR would be it’s lighter weight, less feature heavy cousin the Alpha FL (fast & light). Considerably less expensive ($399 vs $550), the FL features less pockets, is a hair less breathable and is less durable than the AR. It’s advantageous over the AR are it’s price and packability, which for some is ideal. If you know you won’t be needing a rugged jacket with as much versatility as the AR and don’t mind dealing with less pockets, the Alpha FL might be your “last jacket ever.”

This Sunday the studios of Inscape building will be hosting an open house to share with the world what they have been working on. Musicians, painters, printers, and designers of all kinds will be showing; including the costumer and clothing designer Micheal Cepress.
Micheal and I worked very hard to create some one-of-a-kind short sleeve shirts from a hand-woven Sri Lankan fabric for the open studios. Due the nature of the fabric, more cannot be made so if you are in Seattle and need an elegant shirt or would like to see over 50 featured artists of varying disciplines come check it out!

This Sunday the studios of Inscape building will be hosting an open house to share with the world what they have been working on. Musicians, painters, printers, and designers of all kinds will be showing; including the costumer and clothing designer Micheal Cepress.

Micheal and I worked very hard to create some one-of-a-kind short sleeve shirts from a hand-woven Sri Lankan fabric for the open studios. Due the nature of the fabric, more cannot be made so if you are in Seattle and need an elegant shirt or would like to see over 50 featured artists of varying disciplines come check it out!