I’ve been looking for a little more rock and roll in my wardrobe and what better way to introduce it smoothly than a sleek two finger ring. I’ve had my eye on the Surface to Air brushed aluminum one at Uncle Pete’s Shop on Charles Street. Last week I tried it on and instantly felt a little more ballsy. With the added confidence, I plucked up and tried on the gun silhouette two finger ring. Although the latter would prove to be more handy in a tight spot down a dark alley, the lightweight aluminum one is just what I need. It’s now officially on the Christmas list.
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Amazing American Heritage event tonight at Stel’s shop on Newbury. With representatives from Hickorees, Randolph Engineering, The Hill-Side, Billykirk, Quoddy, and Gitman Brothers in attendance, it was certainly one for the books. Not that anyone needs further incentive to purchase goods from these incredible brands, but a portion of all proceeds went towards the Cam Neely Foundation, which I’m sure inspired some generosity and enriched some closets in the process. An IPA from Blue Hills Brewery in hand and great people like Andy, Jon, and Pete to chat with while supporting a great cause, well, it doesn’t get much better than that!
I’ve had my eye on this vibrant hunting orange Porter by Yoshida & Company wallet at Uncle Pete’s Shop for months now. But, per my usual self, I always came up with excuses not to buy it for myself and to continue using my massive and thoroughly annoying wallet. Let’s take a moment and talk about this monstrosity. It’s about a foot long (I exaggerate, but it comes close), 2in thick, the once cream patent leather is now ruddy and stained, and best of all, the magnetic closure has messed with the magnetic strips on my ATM and credit card resulting in “5-swipes-necessary” every time I use them. Finally, during my last visit to the store, I bucked up and treated myself. The wallet came with a Porter mesh pouch (attaching it to the inside of my tote bag to serve as an extra pocket) and a Porter nylon key chain (giving it to my boyfriend whose key chain broke recently . . . he has the same “can’t treat myself” mentality . . . which results in a lot of sharing). Porter by Yoshida & Company was founded in 1935 and prides themselves on their impeccable craft which is mirrored in their slogan, “HEART & SOUL IN EVERY STITCH”. I’m happy to say I now have some of that heart and soul in my pocket.
Thanks to my recent trip to Uncle Pete’s Shop (who introduced me to several collections worthy of being obsessed with) my new favorite line is Society for Rational Dress. Their line is composed of feminine shapes and tailored draping in subtle shades of greens, blues and grays. Their Spring 10 collection is exactly what I’ve been looking for to take me into the warmer months, without having to reach for childish or super girly frocks (a no-no in my closet). And as a woman, how can you not fall in love with a line with such a historically prevalent name.
“Towards the end of the 19th century, the London-based Rational Dress Society set out to reform women’s fashion by doing away with the constricting and deforming garments typical of the Victorian era.”
Last Thursday my boyfriend and I went to Uncle Pete’s Shop for their Spring Sale event. The guys at Uncle Pete’s really know how to throw a great store event. Nothing too flashy or fussy. We drank some Sierra Nevada and listened to some local DJs spin. Adam and Pete (the man behind the name) chatted with us and introduced us to some new lines they were carrying (personally, I’m stoked about Society for Rational Dress!). And of course, we tried stuff on . . . a lot of stuff . . . all the while taking our time and enjoying the store’s relaxed atmosphere. If only shopping was always this chill.