Washington Post, What's the best laundry detergent? We asked 5 experts. (And we are one of them!)

“Take good care of your clothes, and they’ll keep you looking good.” Perfecting your wardrobe is an investment in time and money, protect that investment with proper laundry care - it’s easier than you think, we promise. 

Check out the helpful article written by Lindsey M. Roberts in the Washington Post.

Roberts, L. (2018). What’s the best laundry detergent? We asked 5 experts.. [online] Washington Post. Available at: link [Accessed 10 Oct. 2018].


Repel Rain & The Upside Down // 5 Fall Things That Don’t Include Pumpkins

It's pretty much a given, we all adore fall in the PNW; 🎃  pumpkin beer, 🍂  fall foliage, 🏈  football... However, we aren't talking about that here, we want you to stay dry, cozy up and be rad. 

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1. Wash Your Waterproof Jacket 

We lean on our rain gear -hard. Before the real Autumn rain sets in,  give your waterproof jackets some love. Of course the mothership REI has a great post on all the details of how to revive your gear to its fierce form again. 

 Photo via REI

Photo via REI

Does your jacket need a wash? Here are the signs. // via Rick Mead REI Blog

The Signs:

  1. Wetting out: When water soaks into and spreads across the surface of the fabric, it prevents the breathable layer from working. This is a sign that the durable water repellent (DWR) surface treatment has been compromised. This is when a good cleaning—and possibly re-waterproofing—can improve your experience.
  2. Visible dirt and stains: Outdoor life is messy, which is often part of the fun. Luckily if your rain shell gets muddy in camp or doused with your morning mochaccino, you can clean it to remove the crud. 

Check out REI's full article here (Its worth it, trust us) 


2. Cozy On the Couch for Stranger Things Season 2

On October 27,  be snuggly and lazy on the couch and watch Stranger Things Season 2. Ignore the hype, just enjoy the awesome opening credits and 1980's adventures. 

A total bonus for your eyes and 1980's-lovin' heart. Scope out this bit of 8-bit genius, Stranger Things Game developed by indie game developer Bonus XP. We played it, and it's delightful and includes 8-bit waffles. 

Stranger Things Game available on iOS and Android

Trailer: Stranger Things The Game // Bonus XP


3. Aquire a Rad Jacket

We ooze for a great guy jacket!  A new dope jacket will keep you warm and put oomph in your step, we swear. 

Shameless plug, if you want us to find you the jacket for you, call us. 🙋🏻 HIRE US 

We have your outerwear inspiration!


4. Inspect Your Wiper Blades

We'll do our best to resist a [Wiper] Blade Runner pun here. Too late. Okay, seriously, it is a great time to check to see if your wiper blades are ready for the Autumn rain. Your blades may need to be replaced every six months to a year. 

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We found a great source to walk you though how to inspect and clean your wiper blades. Or take your car to the dealer and they'll take care of your wiper needs. 

AllState // LINK


5. Stock The Bar

Splurge on a great bottle of spirits. Its fall, it's a great excuse to sip a treat while staying indoors. Treat yo' self. Bourbon, Scotch, Tequilla, your call, just sip and enjoy! 

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Our Favorite Liquor Store // Downtown Spirits

Our Leather Chair Spirit Inspiration // Seattle Spirits Society

 

Rad Things // Save The Day Kit

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We found this 'lil rad must-have - How To Be A Gentleman Kit by Pinch Provisions. It's the size of your Altoids but can save your day. Emergency floss, collar stays, shoe shine towelette, lint brush, you name it, it is in the kit. Make it your part of your travel routine, who knows, you may save your co-workers day too! 


Available Here // $16.00

 Photo by Pinch Provisions  Essential items include; nail clippers, extra buttons, breath drops, safety pin, lip balm, mending kit, adhesive bandage, wrinkle remover, cuff links, adjustable collar stays, dental floss, shoe shine towelette, stain remover, deodorant towelette, lint brush. 

Photo by Pinch Provisions

Essential items include; nail clippers, extra buttons, breath drops, safety pin, lip balm, mending kit, adhesive bandage, wrinkle remover, cuff links, adjustable collar stays, dental floss, shoe shine towelette, stain remover, deodorant towelette, lint brush. 

Sun the Jewels

Two of our fav things, Sun + Run The Jewels! Daylight Curfew just released the RTJ Summer '17 Collections and we want it all! We suggest ordering ASAP, or let us know and we curate options for your next fitting. Also, see you at the RTJ show at the Capitol Hill Block Party!! Lie Cheat Steal Kill Win -- your day today! 

 See you & RTJ at Capitol Hill Block Party!! -  LEARN MORE HERE

See you & RTJ at Capitol Hill Block Party!! - LEARN MORE HERE

Made in the Shade

 

What Sunglasses Should I Get? What's My Head Shape? What's the Trend?

Look, here's the deal, it doesn't matter. If you like 'em, buy 'em! We've all seen the articles that tell you if you have a square head means you should look for a pair of round sunglasses. Er? Forget that. Do you! 

Here are a few steps to find a great new pair of shades.

1. Do you like them? 

Try lots of pairs on. Try different colors, styles, brands and price points. Forget everything about the shape of your head or glasses. It's really about proportion and you'll know when you see it. 

2. Do they fit? 

Comfort is everything. They shouldn't pinch your head or your nose and they shouldn't be too loose either. Try them on, look up and down they shouldn't fall off.  

3. Options are options!

There is no rule you only have to have one pair of sunglasses! You do wear them year round so buy a few pairs! Play around, get a pair that's your staple pair and find a pair that is a bit out of your comfort zone for a fun occasion! Just have fun with it, there are no rules! 

Here is some inspiration! 

  HAWKERS - Aaron Kai X // $50  -  BUY HERE

HAWKERS - Aaron Kai X // $50 - BUY HERE

We love these because they are a classic shape but a rad pattern that show some personality. 


  RAY BAN - Clubmaster Folding // $230  -  BUY HERE

RAY BAN - Clubmaster Folding // $230 - BUY HERE

These have an extra cool retro feel and they fold for easy storage.


  CLUB MONACO - Randolph Aviator // $169  -  BUY HERE

CLUB MONACO - Randolph Aviator // $169 - BUY HERE

These are masculine sporty cool. We love a classic look but with an updated shape. 


  CLUB MONACO - Illesteva Leonard // $177  - BUY HERE

CLUB MONACO - Illesteva Leonard // $177 - BUY HERE

 These are super fun because of the shape and we dig that they are clear, these look so lux! 



Still not sure?! We can help too! Send us an email! Let's get you in for a style fitting!

April Showers Bring May Flowers

The sunshine is almost here! To add some spring to your closet, layer in a few fresh basics. We curated a few of our favorite spring staples. Contact us if you'd like a custom spring wardrobe update. 

 Scotch & Soda // Cut & Sew Tee // $58  Club Monaco // Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 // $278 Hawkers //  DARK ONE X // $50 Vans // Vans DENIM PATCHWORK SLIP-ON // $60 Division Road // Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket // $220

Scotch & Soda // Cut & Sew Tee // $58
Club Monaco // Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1954 // $278
Hawkers //  DARK ONE X // $50
Vans // Vans DENIM PATCHWORK SLIP-ON // $60
Division Road // Reigning Champ Varsity Jacket // $220

 

So Long Summer - Hello Fall!

Back-to-school shopping was the best when we were kids. New shoes, a new coat, maybe a new lunch box! Remember? Well, you can do the same as a grown-ass adult. Get ready for those chilly mornings with these cozy gems.

We are obsessed with these looks! 

Vans - Bedford $90 - SHOP
Scotch & Soda - Nylon Bomber Jacket $275 - SHOP
Scotch & Soda - Ralson Denim Slim Fit $165 - SHOP
All Saints - Alpina Crew Tee $85 - SHOP