It is always easy to make fun of how unpredictable the autumn and spring seasons are in Denver. The weather is really all over the place. The Spring can be exceptionally taunting while coming out of the cold of winter. 80 degree days can lead you to think summer is here, then a 2 day snow storm will change that idea quickly.

Regardless of location, this is a general guide for addressing the mild or transitional weather. The key is versatility. Changing weather does not have to mean changing clothes, it just means wearing layers that will work with a wide range of conditions.  3 light layers can provide insulation and warmth in the cold.  Then when the temperature rises, opening the top 2 layers instantly cools.

Norse Projects Bendt Light Jacket
A light jacket is a piece that every one regrets not having when the sun goes down. Having a stylistic and functionally versatile outer layer is important because it is the first defense against sudden weather change, and creates a lasting impression with others. The Bendt Light features an overshirt cut from a compact nylon/polyester oxford fabric with a water resistant finish. Translated: the jacket looks like it would fit in a board meeting but begs to be worn while skating in the rain.

Carhartt Work In Progress Robert Shirt
As we personally curated all the brands in the shop, Work In Progress was one that we begged to carry from the beginning.  Progressing and translating clothing originating from quality workwear to the active urban lifestyle with a heavy influence from skateboarding is something we value immensely. The Robert shirt is a perfect mid layer both because of the weight and color, a nice tie in to the blue skies of spring.

Carhartt Work In Progress Sid Chino
Made with a blend of Cotton/T400®/Polyester Stretch Twill, the Sids are a WIP classic. Keeping it stylistically simple, these are perfect for just about everything.

ohw? Farrell Shoes
With most fits, we like to create color layers. The beanie and pants are different but lighter tones, separated by the overall darker middle. To tie in the the darker middle, but including the blue shirt, we went with a navy shoe, both for contrast and balance. The Farrell's are made in their own family owned factory with an approach to create contemporary and functional designs. Being mindful of the changing weather, these shoes are perfect for whatever might come. The thick gripped rubber sole provides a comfortable foundation if you find yourself going for a long walk around the city.

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One of the best things about Denver is the weather. We only get 8 to 15 inches of precipitation annually and during the winter, the average temperature is 45 degrees. The mountains take up most of the clouds and snowfall, but every so often, one will sneak over or come from the east making it hard to plan for all the variance the weather can bring throughout the day.

After experiencing the bright colors of fall, the winter weather brings more muted tones that can feel like a drag, but we say have fun with it! The cold weather mixed with some light flurries, a dark color palette and a cup of coffee can feel quite classy if you prepare enough to feel comfortable. The main idea behind this guide is the perfect mixture of aesthetics and functionality.

As the winter progresses and we get though our storms, a cap like our navy Corduroy/Cotton Twill 5 Panel can be the easiest option to add on to provide some warmth while not going full on with a beanie. We love mixing navy with greys and blacks as a subtle contrast while keeping the overall dark tones and staying consistent with the inspirational winter palette.

Brand new to the shop we are really excited to introduce Apolis to the mixture and combine with the other phenomenal brands we represent. Their Moleskin Button Under is made with Japanese cotton and has been hand washed making it incredibly soft and warm. A key part of the outfit versatility comes into play as it can be used as an over shirt or a primary shirt, and features 2 handy military chest pockets.

Norse Projects comes through as always with their unbeatably simple yet intriguingly complex pieces. The Thomas Slim Wool chino has an updated fit that is slim, but the wool blend allows it to the flexible and comfortable, not to mention warm. Their Thor Light Cotton jacket embraces the same principals by providing a light shell that blocks the wind and moisture while being incredibly light.

With a navy top and dark pants, it is easy to finish any outfit with some black shoes. The finer textures of the jacket and wool pants provide a nice foundation to then add a bigger texture pattern. The hand woven toe cap on the Thorocraft Ross adds a simple variation to the textural composition that can really only be truly appreciate and noticed at a personal level, thus adding depth to the experience.



Fall in Denver is upon us!  It's probably our favorite time of year simply because the weather is really starting to cool down, skateparks are empty during the day, and the brief time when the the leaves change is breathtaking.  Mornings can shock your system with the cold, afternoons can be very comfortable, then the temps dip right back down in the evening with the ever so earlier sunset.

The colors of the season are very inspiring, so why not use that as a color guide for layering?  God always likes to make it easy by showing us how it's done, so look outside, pick some colors, and go for it.  For this guide, we simply picked up some leaves we found on the ground, grabbed some clothes that matched, added some black because it goes with everything, and done!

A beanie might be the most versatile and helpful piece of clothing during the fall.  The H Beanie by Han Kjobenhavn is deep enough to cover your ears and neck when it's cold, but light enough where you won't sweat.  A black beanie is a true staple simply because you can throw it on with anything.

The Bubble Camo button down by Jiberish is perfect for fall.  Not only does the sewn in pattern match so well with the fallen leaves on the ground, but the weight and fit is perfect to layer over.  A very notable detail is that this cut allows it to not bunch under hoodies, sweaters, or jackets.  Considering the custom fabric, Jiberish has made it very affordable as a bonus.

Without needing to throw on winter coats just yet, the Gustav crew neck by Norse Projects works extremely well as an outer layer.  As the winter rolls in, it works equally well when worn under a jacket.  Made with cotton on the inside for comfort, and wool on the outside for warmth, Norse Projects has produced an extremely functionial sweater that amazes us every time we put it on.

With enough color on the top, its nice to keep the rest simple.  Tying in with the beanie and the new Lowe sneakers by Thorocraft, the Norse Projects Aros Slim Heavy Chino provides both warmth and versatility.  The slim cut allows it to work in the most formal situations, and the heavy construction provides a durability just in case you find yourself getting out of the city, and going for a hike in the beautiful golden aspen trees.



Summers in Denver are experienced by plenty of direct, intense sunshine.  The dry, semi-arid climate allows for escape from the heat in the shade, but it also makes the temperature change drastically when clouds roll in or the sun goes down.  This variance makes it possible to have some fun with layers.

For the other guides, the colors were inspired by the landscape and the changing color scheme occurring naturally.  This one pays tribute to tradition and the ideals surrounding the holiday that occurs in the hottest month in Denver, the 4th of July.  From the bright summer sun, to the colors of fireworks in the dark sky.

A lot of times it is easiest to start choosing your wardrobe with a good t-shirt.  Our newest release of t-shirts features a tri-blend material which means they are super soft.  The Broadway Denver Stacked tee serves as that comfortable base even when you need to add to it.

The Boucle shorts by Jiberish are made from a Japanese boucle cotton/tweed.  The fit of these shorts allows for movement as well as appropriate ventilation to keep everything cooler.  The material is comfortable enough for the biking adventures through the city, and is durable enough to withstand overnight camping trips.

Even in the hottest month of the year, when temperatures can break 100° F, nights can still drop below 60° F.  It is always good to be properly prepared to throw on a layer to keep comfortable while watching the bombs bursting in air.  The Yale Blue Casual Long Sleeve shirt by I Love Ugly is a very study, durable shirt built for whatever comes your way in the adventures of summer.

Another absolute summer essential is a good, light hat.  Though different textures, the Polo Chambray cap of ours plays well alongside the varying visual textures of the heathered t-shirt and the boucle shorts.  The weight of the cap, along with the unstructured fit is built for comfort and class.  The 6-panel construction and the simple color scheme make it an easy addition to any wardrobe, as well as a good fit for any activity under that blasted hot sun.



Though it has not quite happened yet, soon all the leaves will have fallen off the trees and cleared off of our yards. For the majority of the winter Denver is not covered in snow, but rather the greyed out muted ground colors of cold weather along with the bold colors of the obnoxiously early yet remarkably beautiful mid afternoon sunsets.

With daylight hours occupying less of our day we have to think about how we can dress more intentionally for colder temperatures while still holding tight to our approach of clothing as a curation of art pieces. This particular collection brings together wears from Spain, France, Canada, and New Zealand in an aesthetically pleasing and surprisingly functional way. When the cut of each layer is well planned, the full fit can be remarkably nimble.

Canadians know winter. The Muttonhead Cycling Dress Shirt, out of Toronto, is very fitting and impressively agile. The shirt is made with light recycled hemp which not only adds to its durability, but because hemp is a hollow fiber it traps heat to make it a great insulator. The collar and upper are made of a cotton oil cloth that looks incredible from behind the other layers.

The TwoThirds Pluvia shirt makes a reappearance this week with a different color way simply because it is such a great mid layer. Coming out of the sailing and surf culture of San Sebastian, Spain, the shirt has a little more room so it fits nicely on top of the Muttonhead shirt without sizing up, but not too much room so it will not bunch up or twist under the outer layer. The pattern lays nicely against to solid colors and provides an intriguing yet clean stand alone when the jacket is removed.

Most of the winter days in Denver do not require a heavy duty coat, especially when we are layering on top of two warm shirts. The Tucson Blazer by Sixpack France provides plenty of warmth with a sherpa lining while keeping it sharp with a blazer style button up. It features a convertible mao collar to add another layer to the neck if needed.

We love the Muttonhead Cycling pants because of the way they combine comfort, quality, and style. Made out of an organic cotton twill trouser fabric, these are not to be confused with sweatpants. They feature an elastic waist and ankle that help to stay comfortable while trapping your own body heat inside the pant.

 As the winter solstice approaches and the days continue to shorten, don't let that seemingly dreary mentality degrade your dress in method or purpose. A small interjection of intentionality can dramatically change your winter presence.

 Whether you're in a high desert climate like Denver, dealing with the frigid conditions of New York, or are in a relatively unchanged San Francisco, we're all dealing with these shorter days and being prepared while remaining styled is something we can all unite in.

 


Fall is a great time to get creative with the way your clothes are worn. Its a time of year when you can mix clothes from the summer with the warmer clothes needed as seasons transition. Getting back to the idea that clothing is art, and layering is an art, when leaves start changing and colors are vibrant, it inspires us to put together something that reflects what we experience around town and in the mountains. 

Fall is also a time when it is a good idea to be prepared for unpredictable temperatures. Having multiple layer options that can easily be removed or added onto gives you the freedom to leave town sporadically and get into the mountains for a hike. We are all about taking advantage of our close proximity to the mountains and always encourage others to intentionally take time away to get out there and explore!

Because it comes so naturally during summer, it is easy to start with a great t-shirt that can stand alone if the temperature permits. Coming out of San Sebastian, Spain, the TwoThirds Reddo t-shirt inspires that idea not limited by terrain or locality to be outside. The color choice is an obvious reflection of the browning leaves that decorate the ground during fall.

The Japan Blue selvedge chinos are a great all purpose pant. The goal when producing the fabric was to create a lightweight chino fabric that would be easy to wear and age well too with constant wear. This, paired with a slim tapered fit means they look great dressed up, or will withstand and be comfortable through a rough hike through the dirty, rocky mountains.

Its always good to wear a shirt that has room enough to really move around while keeping it fitted so you can layer over it. The Salmo shirt by TwoThrids is named after the wild salmon and his efforts to get up that river and never give up. Made out of 100% organic cotton and constructed in a way to make it really durable, the Salmo is made to be used and live in. The color tone sits in between the lighter tee and darker over shirt.

The idea of "Everyday Fall" continues to go back to the idea of spontaneous exploration. Gitman Brothers has been making the highest quality shirts for over 80 years. The Black Watch Quilt shirt can be worn in the most formal situations, or the most adventurous. The thickness of the shirt allows it be be worn as an outer layer to keep you warm when the sun goes down or the elevation goes up.

 


In smaller settings, a curator is one who takes sole responsibility to acquire a collection and to create a system in which the exhibit is experienced. Clothing is art. The amazing attribute of clothing comes with the ability to wear art and layering becomes the way in which that art can be interpreted. It can be a challenge to curate pieces from vastly

different locations and cultures, intentions and executions. When timeless esthetics and quality driven pieces are sought out it can mean fewer pieces in the wardrobe.  Layering helps to mix it up and provide variety when single items get repetitive. Weather creates an obvious direction when deciding what is best functionally and this collection seeks to help show what is possible with those colder, wet autumn days.

Though usually its easiest to start with the first layer, we chose the TwoThirds Gorliz jacket for the wet weather. Made out of 100% recycled polyester it is naturally waterproof and windproof. With a thin insulated lining it allows us to add an optional warm layer underneath without getting too bulky.

The Muttonhead Camping Hoodie works very well as the optional warming layer. The fit plays really nicely in the middle between the first and outer layer by featuring a loose waist that sits comfortably by not riding up at all and a Henley style neck that allows the first layer to be revealed. The light grey color proves a nice but not too stark contrast between layers.

It is important to have a well fitting shirt that sits underneath the outer two layers. One that ins't too loose that would bunch up and not too tight to restrict movement. The I Love Ugly Navy Plus shirt does an amazing job with a slim silhouette and a longer length so that it reveals itself at the neck as well as below. The color sits back behind while adding another level of contrast. The shirt is also a great stand alone if the other layers are shed.

The I Love Ugly Ralph pant fits well with the others simply because of the color. It is a nice middle tone where the others bounce on both side of that middle value bringing it all together in a way. The uniqueness of the Ralph pant fit offers an intriguing aspect in a quite subtle color scheme.