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Recently on a trip to Seattle for traffic violations and a pair of pants I had tailored, I made a pit stop to a store introduced to me by none other than Senor Homme a while back.  Mario’s wasn’t to be passed by that day.  In reviews I have seen few complaints about snotty staff but on this day I was treated as a king (okay not a king but close enough right?).   The part of me that is in love with a good wine tells me to include the fact that chilled champagne will be waiting for you inside, no special occasion involved.  Cheers. While looking through the store you may be wowed by the excellent assortment of premium denim and all the new cuts and washes in almost every size. Lifetime pieces are definitely found here but on this rare sunny day in Washington I kept to the essentials and picked up a shirt I was quite fond of. Seattle’s own Jim Riswold did a collaboration with Mario. Very soft fabric, funds go to an art charity, signed by artist Jim Riswold, I’m in.

For those of you who don’t know about ol’ Jim, he spent time advertising campaigns such as the Mars Blackman (Spike Lee), Michael Jordan commercials for Nike as well as the famous Bugs Bunny–Jordan pairing. Created the Bo Knows campaign for Nike and with all the Tiger Woods commotion it wouldn’t make sense not to mention the commercial entitled “I Am Tiger Woods” that he was also behind.  Riswold became a full-time artist around 2005 and his works have been shown in galleries throughout the Northwest. Here are a few of his works…


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