Top 5 Tuesdays: Cardigans

Nothing melts my heart faster than a boy rocking nerdy-chic, so this Top 5 Tuesday is dedicated to my favorite Fall staple: the cardigan!
If you aren’t convinced, check out the gentlemen below strutting their stuffs in cardigans, or refer to my Mr. Rogers Post from a while back.


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The second cardigan is my absolute favorite. Very Lebowski (or “El Duderino” if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.)
The top 5 cardigans are all from Monster Vintage, you can click on the picture for the item number if you would like to buy. You can also shop cardigans here.

xoxo,

Sally “Grandpa” Mulligan

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DSquared | Spring 2010

Happy Thursday everybody! The sun is shining here in Portland and it looks to be an amazing day. Picked up my drink du jour at Sheridan’s Fruit Company this morning – a vanilla latte. The girls behind the bar and I have a good relationship. I smile and place my order, they walk to find me wandering the food aisles to give me said drink. It’s beautiful. Remind me to bring those girls some hand-picked backyard flowers.

Going to a fashion show this evening downtown with a halftime performance by our very own Oregon Ballet Theatre. Free food and drinks before the first walk. Bringing Intern Rose with me!

It’s my folks’ 31st anniversary today! Aww. I love them. They love each other. To celebrate, they’re buying a new eco-friendly refrigerator. Our old one has served its cold purpose for yeeeeeeeears. It’s time to upgrade. I think we’re going to spring for a fancy dinner out at Peruvian sweetheart restaurant Andina tonight, pre-fashion show. What a grand day. Lovely.

Here’re the pics for the day, with credit to DSquared, a super fun men’s line. I adore the Boy Scout / Camping Outdoorsy / Nerdy look complete with patched oxfords, distressed Levis, galoshes, printed skittle colored hoodies, plaid button-ups, skinny ties, baseball caps and the essential black-rimmed eye glasses.

I’ve put some of our own Monster Vintage vault goodies and their corresponding item numbers below the runway shots. And look out for a uploaded flurry of perfectly worn-in original Levi’s 501s on our site soon!!! Amber and I went through a huge stack of them this week and they’re delicious. Enjoy!







Similar runway goodies from the Monster Vintage vault!:

Trucker Hat Item # 18552

Classic Black & Satin Tuxedo Top Item # 20538

Skinny Tie Item # 20490

Original Boy Scout Shirt Item # 17860

Another Original Boy Scout Shirt Item # 20541

Authentic Mickey Mouse Sweatshirt Item # 12535

Authentic Mickey Mouse Hoodie Item # 18775

Plaid Oxford Shirt Item # 20593

Plaid Oxford Shirt Item # 20612

Awesome Suspenders! Item # 20117

501 Levi’s Jeans, perfectly worn-in. Cut to make summer shorts! Item # 18564

More perfectly distressed Levi 501’s Blue Jeans. Cut into summer shorts! Item # 20740

Have yourself a wonderful day.

XO | S.

Dolce & Gabbana | Spring 2010


















Here we go….more men’s Ready To Wear lines! This morning, we’ve got D&G’s take on what the fly boys (gay and straight, of course) will be sporting on the sidewalks of life soon. Avoiding the vibrant tangerine wave that seems to have hit many couture houses, D&G opted for a city-country boy; distressed jeans in a plethora of washes and tones, perfectly beat up and rolled at the hems to stop just above high-water leather boots that look like a hybrid between rain galoshes and Harley-Davidson motorcycle rough riders. Paired with Western style pearl-button snap oxfords in cotton prints or denim, vintage inspired baby soft graphic tees and seventies swoon tuxedo tops and pants (slick, skinny lapels and ties) in a refreshing array of colors, this line creates a 2010 man who doesn’t mind getting dirt under his fingernails but cleans up wonderfully for the board meeting, leather-bound gator clutch-briefcase in hand.

* DIY * You can absolutely distress your own favorite pair of denim with some rough sandpaper, scissors and bleach in a spray bottle. Corrupt as much or as little as you like for the ideal worn-in I-didn’t-try-hard-to-do-this-at-all look.

XO | S.

Salvatore Ferragamo | Men’s Spring 2010

























Ohhhh! I love Mr. Ferragamo’s take on next year’s Spring Ready To Wear line! So Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy! (remember Miss Madonna in that flick?!) Save for the screaming tangerine color used to saturate some of the line’s oxfords and smoking jackets, this collection is an homage to 1930’s American Police Detectives with striking black and white slim tailored suits, trench coats with extra long coat tails, sharp ribbon adorned straw and felt Fedoras, shiny wingtips, flowing slacks, strong jawlines and broad shoulders. Handsome like whoah.

Salvatore also throws in thickly cabled knit and barely there mesh sweaters in all shades of white, cream and vanilla.

We have wonderful suits from the 30’s and 40’s on the site right now. And cable sweaters. And Fedoras…

Here’s a slightly corny trailer for Dick Tracy. This is another movie from my childhood, produced by Disney in 1990. I used to pretend I was Madge and dance around singing songs off the soundtrack.

XO | S.