What is Spring?

part of the great cycle. The season that is a signal, sent out by Mother Nature. All of life gets the message. Tender shoots of green sprout forth. The bear rises from slumber. It is time to wake up and stretch those limbs of yours. Get moving. Get out there. Meet someone, do something. Be a part of the cycle. And look good doing it. Here’s where to go.

Founded and designed by Erik Prowell of Bend, Bridge and Burn is geared towards life in the NW. High quality, Japanese sourced fabrics—cotton/ linen blends, waxed cottons, treated cotton/poly blends—will give you the utility that you need in our unpredictable climate. Combine that with Erik’s keen eye for classic NW style and taste for modern fit, and you get something really, really good.

Spring TiesSpring rain jacket by Bridge and Burn. Treated cotton/poly blend jacket with patch pockets and a drawstring hood. $184

linen/cotton blend, long-sleeved shirts by Pacific Standard, a sub-brand of Bridge & Burn. Great S/S weight. Made in Canada. $175


Machus is sporting an excellent collection of clothing, making available to Portland such brands as Field Scout, Miansai, Naked
& Famous, Saturdays, Wings+Horns, Nanamica, the list goes on. The best part is it’s all for men.

Slim-fit, lightweight cargo pant by Field Scout. Form meets utility. Made in Los Angeles. $210

Light blue cruiser by Nanamica. Pertex Microlight fabric. $295


Table of Contents is a home for some of the most creative designers the world has ever seen, and they set the stage in a very well-designed space. Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons, Henrik Vibskov and Hope are good examples of the labels you will find here. There isn’t enough space to talk about all of these designers, so if you don’t know about them, there’s always Google.

Puzzle socks by Issey Miyake Multicolor. $52.50

Blue-grey suede desert boot by Opening Ceremony. Having a desert bootStyle for Men 2
in the summer is not an option. It is mandatory. $206

yarn-dyed cotton check hat by Comme des Garçons Keep the sun off ya head. Sunburns aren’t sexy. $242

Sterling silver rings by LiFT Label Bobby Bonaparte of Portland designed these rings and they are all made locally. They symbolize the cycle of being: birth, life and death. Double – $148, Single – $125


Amazingreen and Wonderwood eau de toilette by Comme des Garçons – $125. Type d by Henrik Vibskov – $110


Ahhh, the bow tie: Pretty much the best accessory of all time. Starting with roots in formality, only to have burst forth with such whimsy. These can really tie things together. Handmade in Portland, OR, one size fits all. This company will knock you out with an uppercut of style. $45-$100


Miansai bracelets Style for Men 6

Braided leather wrist wraps. Brocelets. Manjewlery. Once you get to ten, your genes mutate and you get a superpower. Made in Miami, FL. $68-$175


Japanese cotton, long- sleeved shirts by Naked and Famous. S/S weight, awesome details. Made in Canada. Camo $140, Red/ white/blue $155, Big polka $115


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