|photography by Nick Welch of Scout Photography|
“When styling someone, the first thing I ask is ‘Do you like it?’ It’s the most important thing. If you don’t like what you are wearing, then people feel that and respond accordingly. You won’t have the necessary confidence to pull it off. But if you like it, wear it. Just make sure it fits right.”
- “I’ve been in love (truly) with five women, the Spanish Republic and the 4th Infantry Division.” — in a letter to Marlene Dietrich (July 1, 1930).
- “All good books have one thing in common: They are truer than if they had really happened.”
- “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
- “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it—don’t cheat with it.”
I’ve been looking all summer to find a pair of tribal shorts. Sure, I could make a pair from some thrifted deadstock Zubaz, but I’ve yet to get my hands on a sewing machine in Chicago.
Instead, we stumbled across these from FLC International. Limited edition and handmade? Do I have your attention?
HOW TO: WEAR TRIBAL SHORTS
- Shoes: Pair them with a summery shoe, like an espadrille or a boat shoe. Hell, even a moccasin.
- Shirt: Go neutral with this one. A nice oxford button down goes a long way in your closet. Mix it with denim because…well, you can.
- Accessories: Leather belt, canvas bag, maybe something with hemp if you’re feeling liberal.
Jorge Shorts: We’re excited about these bad boys. A great fit for the slim or regular build. They’ve been rolled twice and will really fit on any build. Seth tested them on his soccer player thighs. I tested them on my runner’s thighs. Also, the Jorge Shorts have a nice medium rise so you can kick coin slot dryness to the curb.
- Want more summer accessories? I cut and braided some faded yellow leather into strips and used my big brother skills. Summer zest.
- Don’t have scrap leather laying around the house? Ask your friend who’s a textile major for some extra fabric, canvas or string. Scraps, yo.
My fellow Americans, as is my gift to you every year on this day, I present the bard of our time: Lee Greenwood.
You can glean what sartorial inspiration you will, but I’ll say one thing. White collar, blue shirt, red tie: Prime.