Our friends at Shipley & Halmos just launched a pop up shop on Canal St. in NYC. Stop by just in time for fashion week to pick up some rad gear and you might even be lucky enough to scoop up one of 25 limited edition hand painted pairs of Vans.  

Shipley & Halmos

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(Above: “Veggies 101” by Shipley & Halmos)

I was checking out the Shipley & Halmos website and I came across their “Numerous Drawings” page and it is inspiring me to watercolor & sketch more! I just need to get me some watercolor pencils. They have some pretty hilarious stuff on their page, so def check it out! (Their menswear is also aweeeesome.)

Dear Brigette,

Fall is creeping up to me.  I need autumn and winter wear!  ASAP!  Stat!!!!  So I was flipping through my favourite outerwear from Fall 2011, and voila, Shipley & Halmos caught my eyes.  Okay, so, their stuff can look really simple and boring at times, but with my aging and growing career I can’t always go and wear a Jeremy Scott pizza cape.  I’m growing towards the more “functional” and “professional” look this season.

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I want that purple shirt and possibly not purple jeans (‘cause my BF wears purple jeans all the time) maybe blue or slate grey trouser.  I did buy a pair of Dunderdon blue trouser few months ago!  Not sure if my hair is curly enough to pull off the beanie hair look, which I mean, my hair is not curly at all.  So I’ll stick with my vintage fedora or just my hair.  And even in the Portland massive rain winter, I want to go into work looking professional but fancy free.  I like that salt and pepper sweater, it goes really well with a work trouser and a scarf?  SCARF?  Why not!  I work at a creative studio!  Shopping list 1: spring scarf, CHECK!

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And YES!  More scarf!  I usually would never wear two strips at once, but hey, this combo looks pretty good.  I think mostly the width of the strip on the long sleeve and scarf are so contrast that makes it work.  And the scarf is a cold colour comparison with the warm dark colour of the long sleeve shirt.  I usually look chunkier with anything that has thick strips, but maybe this year I can find something that’s more fitting.  Shopping list 2: thick strip long sleeve, CHECK!

The last look I actually really like, even though I’m not so into the coat… it is kind of growing on me.  I really love the pairing though.  That Scandinavian sweater goes so well with everything else on the model.  It pops the pattern on the sweater without making it look like a bad Christmas family album.  Shopping list 3: Scandinavian sweater, oh WAIT!  I already own one!  I bought one from Iceland!

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Lastly, how about this extra number?  An art piece called rain jacket by Mjolk.  Not sure if I could pull it off, or anyone 6ft with model like body.  But I do like its colour and little touches.  Can someone in the back alley make a jacket like but with my measurements?