Over the next few weeks we've got some great Dark/Summer editorials in the works with Christopher Kerksieck of Meriwether Studios. Here's a few looks he worked on near Mt. Tabor, which is, like, our namesake.
Photographer: Christopher Kerksieck of Meriwether Studios
Model: Braeden Eufemia
Dark/summer is built around the idea of contrasts between light summer tones and deep black fabrics. On the Ladru Kimono and Vail Cropped Pant you see a jet black over dyed twill. The Moreland Pullover features a soft to the touch terry loop blend that balances with the light summer tones of the Hudson dropback tee and Warner curved hem tee.
Model: Kage Jantjie
Photography: Ryan McKinnon
Black Friday is here and we've got a lot going on. To start we've released our new collection of Warner shortsleeves and Bolt Caps (check'em out here), but we've also getting in on the Black Friday action. The entire Oregon collection -- including PDX and Native caps -- is 25% off(just use the code 'capped' at checkout) and all orders over $50 receive free shipping.
Growing up as a Portland kid, every big city had their iconic cap, and I was jealous. New York had the Yankee cap, LA had the Dodgers, but Portland didn't (I halfway blame the lack of a Portland cap on the Blazer logo being two colors, but that's another story). Half of what makes those caps so iconic is the simplicity in their design, but the other half is the emotion they evoke. It transcends the pinstripes and Polo Grounds they were intended for, but still isn't really contained by a phrases like civic pride or spirit.
When we started designing the PDX cap, I looked at it like we were designing Portland's cap. So I thought about what that would look like and what would capture that spirit. We went with something that was a bit understated, a little forward and one color that kept it timeless and easy to wear. It's been on my head ever since.
We're glad to be to back doing what we do best. This season we went back to the drawing board and upped our construction, fit and materials. We're happy about it, and — lets face it — jpegs can’t do those things justice.
Join us this Friday as we team up with Portland's Machus to launch our summer/prefall collection at a special one night only pop-up event (we'll have a few exclusive pieces just for Machus, too).Tabor Made x Machus pop-up
542 E. Burnside St.
Portland, Or 97214
It’s been a long journey in a short time. I started Tabor Made about a year and a half ago and nothing ever goes as planned. In the years before Tabor Made even had a name, I worked at a mens boutique heading buying and brand direction — but even with that knowledge of what a brand was like, Tabor Made came into existence completely unprepared.
As a buyer I had a nitpicking eye that nothing was really ever good enough for, so I wanted to create something that would meet my expectations and everyone elses. I wanted people to get what they pay for in quality and construction. The idea was create premium high quality apparel at a fair price compared other brands in the contemporary market. That sounds a bit like business speak, but what it boils down to is that I want people to get real value out of what they’re paying for.
In the past year and a half I’ve put myself through a crash course in finding the best materials, fits and skilled people to take those things and construct them into garments. It’s been a difficult road to give people the most value for their money, because most brands aren’t constructed that way. There’s been a lot of missteps, setbacks and learning in that time, but I’m happy Tabor Made will finally be inline with why I started it.
This Friday, at our pop-up with Portland’s Machus (and next week online), Tabor Made will drop its strongest collection yet. It’s an detailed and athletic take on summer. Our Favorite top from spring — the Warner — is back in an updated fit with the best materials we could find. Along with the Warner are two new silhouettes, the Matteson Racer and the Bowman short. Each of these mixes Tabor Made detailing with the best things about summer — ease and lack of pretension. The Matteson Racer takes cues from one of my favorite track singlets to create the perfect summer tank or fall layering piece. The Bowman short is my personal favorite garment Tabor Made has brought out. It takes the idea of a high-end premium sweat short and mixes it with a fit that you aren’t seeing right now in contemporary menswear. It’s detail laden, comfortable and fits slightly closer to a soccer short (yes, you can size up for a baggier fit — but I don’t think you’ll want to).
Over the next few days we’ll have some sneak peaks at the new line building up to our pop-up. If you’re in Portland, join us at Machus. It’s been a long journey.
We just wanted the perfect winter short sleeve, and that wasn't an easy thing to find.
It needed to be a top that combined the simplicity of a t-shirt with something a bit more substantial -- something that would make you want to live in it day-in and day-out. Terry loop is normally reserved for sweatshirts, so we set out to find the lightest and thinnest version of it that still some girth and bit of warmth to it. It turns out that that's no easy task. Most versions of terry loop couldn't fit the bill, they were too light or breezy for a spring morning. One did though, and the result is our uncompromising cross between a heavyweight top and a lightweight sweatshirt -- the perfect cozy balance.
The Warner short sleeve makes its 2015 return on Thursday, January 29th (9 am PST) in terry loop. Available in heather grey and black.
Photography: Wyatt Coxen
Model: Adam Daniel
To celebrate the launch of our reflective capsule we’re giving away a reflective hoodie and beanie. All you need to do to enter is:
Just in time for Christmas. The Native Cap, our first partnership with Seattle's Ebbets Field Flannel, returns and we couldn't be happier. Featuring Ebbets Field's classic unstructured wool crown, leather adjuster and two unmistakable felt letters on the front.
View the Ebbets Field Native Cap here.
When days get short and nights get long, having a reflective accent can go along way whether you're on bike or on foot. That's why we couldn't resist basing our new collection around some of the brightest reflective on the market. We'll keep you seen from head to ankle.
And yes, we mean ankle.
We've added a new version of our jogger that has reflective detailing on the back of the lower legs -- it's our new favorite and is guaranteed to keep you seen on a late night bike ride.