GoodWood DC Taken From Expressions Realia
Throughout the day we did make our way to many of the cities most valued attractions: The White House, Treasury, Washington Monument, Museum for American Art & Portraiture, the list happily goes on. But while here it was a point of interest to explore what DC had to offer in terms of thrift shops. I was happy to know of some good people here in DC, that could point me in the right direction. Grant Harris, fellow writer at Image Granted lent me his recommendation of must visit shops.
What a great find. With Grant mentioning this shop was originally for mercantile and dry goods, I was a bit nervous at what I would find, with the time on our trip wearing thin. But he was correct, I saw quite a few clothing items there. It seems they are expanding their horizons, which proved to be good for us. I was able to scope out the space, seeing anything from vintage satchels, shoes, aftershave, cabinets, to stainless steel flasks. Everything was worn, but in the best way.
The aesthetic had no real rhyme or reason, as if one had climbed into an old attic, going on a search through anything and everything. I appreciated that casual feel of the space, for a thrift shop. A warm welcome as we came in, the folks were more than happy to assist, even modeling one of my potential purchases. Made for a good time.
This plaid tie cost a modest $12, a little higher than the shops back West, but worth it nonetheless. I was surprised upon purchase the clerk began packaging the tie in front of me, with great craftsmanship. Unexpected from a thrift shop, but this sort of gesture does not go unnoticed.
Overall a great experience with GoodWood and I’m glad to have stopped by.
1428 U Street NW • Washington D.C., 20009
Off Book: Etsy Art & Culture
America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn’t disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.
WeJetSet is excited to present our latest effort within the Travel Chronicles Series. In the past we highlighted how travel shapes the talents, perspectives and experiences of creative people worldwide. And now we’re expanding our editorial direction to include the stories behind the creative spaces people visit when traveling.
We’re First up is our favorite shopping destination in Philadelphia – Sugarcube. Curating a timeless mix of vintage and contemporary clothing seems impossible, but founders Elisa Burrato and Edward Dormer do it with sophistication and ease. Through a casual conversation they discuss their history, their commitment to Philadelphia, and a few other intangible ingredients that make their retail operation special. Whether it’s the interior build-out constructed entirely from reclaimed wood, or their amazing customer service – you quickly realize that a visit to Sugarcube isn’t just about shopping, it’s much more experiential. Click Read More to watch the video and view additional photos.
First up is our favorite shopping destination in Philadelphia – Sugarcube. Curating a timeless mix of vintage and contemporary clothing seems impossible, but founders Elisa Burrato and Edward Dormer do it with sophistication and ease. Through a casual conversation they discuss their history, their commitment to Philadelphia, and a few other intangible ingredients that make their retail operation special. Whether it’s the interior build-out constructed entirely from reclaimed wood, or their amazing customer service – you quickly realize that a visit to Sugarcube isn’t just about shopping, it’s much more experiential. Click Read More to watch the video and view additional photos.
Dress Reconstruction: The Lemon Yellow Maxi
Found this sunny 70’s dress at the Value village on New Hampshire MONTHS ago. I fell in love with the bishop sleeves and black contrast stitching. I wanted to make something that still possessed a retro vibe yet was relevant for today. I took up the hem significantly to make a mini cocktail dress and removed the wide collar. I decided to dye the dress a warm cantaloupe color that was still very bright (but not yellow, lol) I added contrasted stitching at the bottom, as well as some dressier vintage buttons. I also took in the sleeves a bit.
Decided to wear it at Fashion’s Night Out in DC this year while covering some events. It was a hit! I even got my photo on the Washingtonian website which I was giddy as a school girl about cause I am easily excited, lol.
This is pretty suite. When talking to her, I didn’t realize what this dress was. She was very proud when talking about about it. Great job.
Self Portraits (hence the blurriness). Dress is an upcycled thrifted caftan. Yes, that thing used to be a Mumu. I essentially took the whole thing apart and draped it on a dummy.
I had the honor and pleasure of being drenched in the rain for fashion night out with this talented lady.
Be sure to follow her over at lizzy-bet
Blackbird Vintage Leather Grooming Kit
“Part of Blackbird’s astonishing vintage collection, comes this leather grooming kit. Stuffed with any possible tool a gentleman, of either this century or an era long ago, might need at some point, plus an exclusive look that works really well. The golden zipper frames the travel accessories comprising a hand mirror, comb, tweezers, nail clippers, file, cuticle push, roll-on fragrance bottle, soap cases, toothbrush case, razor with case, and even a small hand brush.”
Shout out to:anchordivision
I’m so digging this tie! This really reminds me of my favorite math teacher in high school who always wore mathematical related jewelry - cool stuff!
Today’s post is dedicated to Tumblr’s most stylish mathematics instructor, An Acute Style, for what should be an obvious reason.
Wearing Today: Variables
White herringbone shirt; vintage square-end cotton print tie by Rooster; linen-cotton blazer.
(Okay, I know, I know: My lapels are twice the width of my tie today. Oh, the indignity! The horror! If that’s something that really bothers you, you’d probably be apoplectic over the fact that my jeans are the same color as my blazer. I’m committing all sorts of style crimes today. I regret nothing.)
Mr. Will Adams of Rake Style
Vintage Bally Shoes
Rank canvas Chinos
Paul Smith Eye wear
Watch Vintage 1960s rolex
Rake Button Down Shirt
Rake Structured Prototype Silk, Linen, wool Jacket