Real Guy Wardrobe: A Week of Casual Men’s PNW Style

Real Guy Wardrobe: A Week of Casual Men’s PNW Style

By Design Girlfriend | Final Updated: Apr 14 2022

Have you ever visited a restaurant, or examine an report, and afterwards met the owner of said-restaurant, or the creator of explained-posting and considered to oneself, Yes, all right, it all can make feeling.

That is how I felt assembly Alan Stuart, the resourceful brains at the rear of Pair of Burglars, a person of Fashion Girlfriend’s go-to makes for exciting (but not, like, Pleasurable!) men’s socks and fashionable yet reliably strong underwear.

Stuart’s one of a kind aesthetic comes as a result of in the site’s off-conquer visuals and at any time-so-a little bit quirky apparel layouts.

So obviously, I questioned the Portland, Oregon-dependent imaginative director to document a week in his wardrobe.

Each and every outfit is chock total of everyday men’s PNW design and style, best for WFH inspo.

Look at out his laid-back again appears to be and accompanying colour commentary under.


trousers: Carhartt | sneakers: Nike | coat: Schott (related)

Am I the only a person that feels undesirable for clothing that have not been worn in a prolonged time? I haven’t achieved for this sweater in yrs for the reason that it hardly ever looks fantastic on my shelf, but then I generally like it on.

The pants are a classic pair of Carhartts that I just received for $30. I’m on a kick recently to consider and purchase fewer new things. The sneakers function with just about something, while donning them with shorts is a fairly highly developed shift that I’m not certain I can pull off (except if I’m in NYC perhaps?). 

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Magically, these Pair of Thieves boot socks and the sweater vibe collectively, and that would make me happier than it likely need to (on the inside of, modeling is severe). 

It is a colder day below in Portland, so I wore this peacoat that I got at Topshop in London quite a few yrs ago, prior to it arrived to the U.S., so it even now feels like a uncommon locate to me.

It’s survived lots of closet purges and will endure several a lot more. 


shorts and shirt: 10 Thousand | base layer: Pair of Robbers

I’m not an “athleisure” dude and in no way will be, so I have not place substantially believed into my workout gear around the decades, but that also resulted in me putting on a bunch of mismatched colours, brand names, and stuff acquired for free immediately after races.

This then led me to my only real workout wardrobe tenet: just acquire black things.

I don’t like a whole lot of branding and for that rationale have liked things from Ten Thousand, which is the shorts and shirt here. 

The base layer bottoms are our quite very own Pair of Intruders SuperFit, which I begged our head of merchandising to make for years. They get the job done for all the matters: snowboarding, trail-jogging, cycling, SUPing, yoga, excessive pogo-sticking and I like them (thank you, Mona). 

For socks, I’m usually wear-screening a new product of ours, and these are some solution ankle socks coming out in the fall. They are incredible, but which is all I’m authorized to say. 


trousers: Acne breakouts | sweater: Mollusk | sneakers: Straye

These Zits trousers are almost certainly the most pricey I very own, but every time I dress in them it divides the price by the quantity of wears. And that is how math aids us as grownups. 

I also like this sweater because it can be dressed up or down.

Given that these two factors alongside one another get me a bit as well close to a place club glimpse than I’m relaxed with, even though, I toss on a hat (I was also functioning late and my hair was fluffy), and some soiled footwear. These ones are by Straye, and I dig them due to the fact the founder is a buddy and they are also not Converse or Vans. 

Izzy can be observed below, and always, carrying a best tri-colour merle fur coat. 


jeans: Levi’s | shacket: Madewell (similar) | sneakers: Vans

Ok, fantastic spring day currently, so the white tee is in whole outcome. There is a 65% possibility I spill ramen on it later on, but thankfully we make them and I retain backups at work. 

I just got these jeans from Levi’s Secondhand application, which I imagine is a super neat way to endorse round fashion… really absolutely sure these had been my jeans in the 90s and I just bought them back. 

The shacket (is that seriously what it’s referred to as?) matter is a excellent pounds for the time. 

I was owning difficulty determining on the shoes, but my mate states generally go with the additional entertaining choice, and she has a ton of exciting, so I went with the pink leather Vans. 

Socks are PoT, naturally.

men's onesie

onesie: Amazon | gloves: Hestra

For me, the arrival of spring is charming for lots of motives, but 1 of individuals is undoubtedly hitting the mountain in a onesie.

Do I personal all characters of Winnie the Pooh? Indeed. Does it embarrass my children? Certainly. Would we all be unfortunate if I skipped a calendar year? Also indeed. 

Gloves by Hestra mainly because they are the very best and a fanny pack due to the fact fashun. If you are not owning enjoyable, you are undertaking it improper. 

Alan at a glance

My model in 3 words (or much less!): Ready. For. Anything.

To start with trend memory: My mom owned a kids’ clothing retail store when I was young, so I had to model all the clothing.

Incredibly natural…

Alan Stuart

Preferred “splurge” outfits manufacturer: Zits Studios

Preferred “steal” garments brand name: Levi’s

A man’s own fashion is essential because… It’s the closest detail we have to brightly colored feathers.