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Finding a personal style is a journey best explored in private. On a regular basis outside bias are effective in changing how we perceive things. Fashion and artistic aesthetics in general are the easiest to sway. Think about how sales associates are viewed by the public in high-end department stores. Most consumers walk into these locations with the predetermined thought that employees are knowledgeable enough to know right, wrong, good, or bad. Often they take suggestive sales tactics to heart when making important purchases; such as, their first peacoat, proper winter outerwear, and even wedding suiting. Note: There are times when sales associates do actually know what they are talking about. 

The lesson here is to go with personal intuition and satisfaction let onlookers be onlookers.  They do. 

 

Please note--brooch & brown belt

2" of stack properly accented with appropriate stud placement

Not a crew-neck but a U-neck--an eye for innovation

GANT2010

The eye of many fashion activists has developed over time, as far as runway is concerned, and it’s concerning us. Piece for piece things are gorgeous, must have items even at times. But these days what most fashion show on-lookers sit idly by and witness are poorly arranged layers at best. The result – making eye sores out of, some of, the world’s most complex and influential brands.

Prime example: Gant by Micheal Bastian. Does that remind your mind of some post polo days?? Question.

"Who's styling this shit??"

New Order > Joy Division

"That's the price of love."

A Worthwhile Wallet

The aftermath of losing an influential persona in the art world is both a time for mourning and celebration. Mourning the loss of, often, unobtainable genius and someone, somewhere losing a relative. The celebration comes by way of knowing that they will be forever remembered for their accomplishment not faults (most of the time). The third step of grieving for these lost souls is a more self-absorbed feeling. A hopeless feeling knowing, for a fact, your favorite designer, artist, musician,etc will never create again. Such a heart-wrenching feeling triggers the final and fourth stage of the unyielding process of saying goodbye is, compulsive buying. The need and want to purchase something and anything from that artist’s final work. A piece you will treasure forever.

R.I.P Lee Alexander Mcqueen.

Wallets were once an accessory overlooked by the menswear world. Since the rapid resurgence of men taking interest in their daily aesthetic; things have changed for the better. It was not due to lack of inspiring design, but little notoriety and attention to detail. Fast forward to modern-day fashion guy and the scale has tilted the other way. Color palette, material choice, shape, and designer are now just the tip of the iceberg while buying a wallet. The proper wallet today is an extension of persona as well as priorities.

So, in passing, Mr. McQueen, thee forever forward thinker, left a little something (4″x4.5″) to remember him by and a way to have him with you always. Right in your back pocket. Merlin royal blue, patent leather shell and premium leather inside with space for cards, coins, and cash.

He will be missed. Or will he.

The Grand Cinema

The Grand Cinema is a notable non-profit art-house theatre located in the greater downtown Tacoma area. The Grand is one of few independent cinema venues in the Puget Sound area; Its mission is to enhance cultural vitality of the community through the art of film.

Since 2007 “The Grand” has annually hosted the Tacoma Film Festival introducing up & coming film makers from the area and beyond. The secluded cinema also offers a variety independent  films that range from foreign classics, documentaries, and much more.

The atmosphere is warm with friendly service & remarkable popcorn. Being such a philanthropic organization that supports the arts, we encourage you to spend an afternoon and enjoy the cinematic experience.

Information for  “The Grand” located below

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Coco Before Chanel

Coco Before Chanel is a compelling modern visual of a memoir worthy life and journey to find individual status in an aristocratic society. The film even teeters on a the idea that Coco may have been the first of vigilante, avant-garde, fashionistas. A rebel with a cause.

Initially, the plot of the film insinuates a love story. A lover’s quarrel around corner after corner. As the movie progresses the lust/love relationship Coco develops with Balsan (a rich gentleman) begins to fade. That love, is only the foreshadowing of a real love, an unconditional love — HER fashions.

If a fan of fashion, this movie provides many occasions to see and hear Coco’s feelings on fashion of the times. Coco is even down right anarchistic in certain scenes and those are the most powerful to watch. Coco cuts and rips clothing only to piece them back together into, what are often, 3,000 dollar, timeless wardrobe additions today. The relevance behind this is the looks and expressions Coco receives any time she shows up to a Grand Ball, minus a corset, the same gawking expressions a present-day young lady can expect  if she wore a Chanel outfit to prom.

The end results are that Coco before Chanel or ensuing her fortune are synonymous and therefore timeless. 

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PROJECT: CHARLIE BROWN

WAAT UP CHARLIE!!

The Charlie Brown Mixtape is the first of two installments from the Northwest renown MC Lockcity.

Demonstrating a compelling journey through the eyes of infamous animated persona Charlie Brown. Lockcity murders a medley of mixtape favorites such as “Tape for the town” & “Finna Go” — fused with originals like “Penthouse Chillin” & “Text Message Lover”. Not only does Lockcity display his ability to cross genres but spearheads a distinct Northwest sound.

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Twitter:@Lockcity

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