April 11 2014Machus is featured on Four Pins today for our new button up scallop tee. It is a great article that highlights the excellent price point and great cut on the new shirt. The shirts are selling fast so I would take advantage of the availability.
April 09 2014
Thank you for coming by for the interview Eyes & Edge!
March 26 2014
Chapter brings an amazing collection for spring/summer 2014. Cotton linen is used throughout the pieces to make them breathable, comfortable and stylish. Wonderful patterned button up shirts with details throughout the garments add the perfect touch. We are glad to carry the entire collection of Chapter here at Machus and look forward to seeing the pieces continue to come in. Featured is some of Chapters great visuals for this seasons collection. Shop Chapter here.
March 03 2014
This week we received our first shipment of Opening Ceremony Summer/Spring 14 collection. This season they bring an amazing mixture of looks with various influences involved. They brought inspired looks from the US and Korea and even the race track. Opening Ceremony is never disappointing with originality and they seem to always set the bar for mens and womens fashion. Come down to the shop soon to check out the looks or check them out here
February 25 2014
72 hours in LA has produced some amazing ideas and kickstarted some new projects for the Machus Private Label. We couldn't be more excited about this project if we tried!
Here are some imagery from the trip...
Myself and Brandon Scott, working on the Private label.
Machus Leather Collection, on display at the Scott x Scott store.
Rooftop at the Ace Hotel
Necessity on top of the Ace in DTLA.
February 25 2014
The semi-annual Machus x Solestruck party, this next Saturday, March 1st! Check out all the info below. These parties.... Historically awesome.
Check out the men's selection! (It's where I get all my shoes!)
February 21 2014
We are proud to announce the pre-spring arrival our favorite Parisian, avant-garde menswear collection Hood By Air. For the first season, we are starting with the classics, two simple block print t's and one 3m reflective print hooded sweatshirt.
We at Machus love the bold, thick prints this season and the shirts have an amour-like quality when worn.
Shane Oliver has created a cult-status brand that is bold and sometimes gender bending in its more runway styles. Complex Magazine did a great interview with Shane back in 2012 when it was just picking up steam.
February 19 2014
This is the last show of the season for me and it's wrapping up strong.
I met up yesterday with the guys from the amazing LA store 424 on Fairfax and we are now going to be carrying their new private label collection at Machus. I really respect these guys and their approach to the industry. Their new provate label is beutifully simple with great basics with a simple and subtle print. All made in LA and the owner, is the designer. I love that kind of backstory... Stay tuned for a party at Machus for the launch this April. They are all really stoked to come to Portland and we couldnt be happier to support them.
here is a quick shot of me and the crew...
In other trade show news, I was able to catch up and bullshit with our good friends and owners of Naked and Famous. They have some great things in the works and some things that will continue to be Machus Exclusives! (Black Waxed Denim!)
Finally, the guys at Skingraft are really pulling through with another amazing collection. Our first shipment arrives in about a month, but I am so behind the label that I just know it's going to do spectacular and be a natural fit for Machus.
Check out this sweatshirt for example....
Machus staples like Daniel Patrick and Chapter are still doing amazing things for fall and both spring 14 collections are arriving soon with much anticipation.
Also found a great brand called The End that I think will really fit a gap between the Band of Outsiders look and our more avant garde styles. All made in NYC with classics in mind, but with a more modern approach. The first shipment of The End will be August.
Stay tuned for more updates.
February 17 2014
I come from a long history of sports and I love innovation. I was a aspiring pro skier back in 2002 and the influence of technical wear has been something I've been drawn to since opening my first store, Local35. The invention of new fabrics, new zipper, new seams and new ways of attaching it all together is something that is really fascinating. Nike, Adidas, Arc'Teryk, Under Amour and others have been pushing the envelope for a long time, but the connection to high fashion is something lacking until a few years ago. Brands like ISAORA, NSW, Veilance, White Mountaineering have been integrating hi-tech innovation into modern fashion.
For me, the olympics are a 4 year reminder that this connection is made and could be explored so much more.
We are seeing many trends are going away from the heritage look of classic cotton and wool for this next season. More and more brands are leaning towards a more technical and sport driven approach. Brands like P.A.M., Opening Ceremony, ADYN, Veilance and are really pushing the boundary of what can be done or what is expected with fashion.
Here is an example of the new "Skin Suit" being worn by The USA Olympic Team. Designed by Under Armour in conjunction with Lockheed Martin.
I could do without the tribal flair, but the rest of the design has some interesting design. If you look hard, you will see design notes from even this into modern streetwear or high fashion.
February 17 2014
Skinny black jeans are a classic staple to a proper wardrobe. In stock now at Machus is the Naked and Famous Super Skinny Guy black power stretch. They are a over dyed black denim with a 3% spandex and a drastic taper throughout the legs. These aren a nice follow up to the regular Skinny Guy from N&F that we also have in stock at Machus. Come down today or check them out here.
February 15 2014
In time for spring arrivals, we have changed the layout and feel of the store. We found a welder in Portland to make custom racks for us and built a front wall to feature new items and show brand videos.
Behind the wall is where we are making the magic work for the webstore!
If you are in the area, come by and check it out in person!
February 15 2014
The Nile Rucksack from Côte&Ciel is an instant classic. Innovated form the Iconic Isar Rucksack this bag is where functionality and design reach its peak.
We carry two colors at Machus, the Obsidian and the Basalt. Each is unique in its own way. Complete with many internal pockets and a dedicated laptop sleeve for a 15" computer. The Obsidian which is inspired from the obsidian - a naturally occurring volcanic glass known for its strength and durability which lines the shores of the Nile river. Features of the bag are water resistant polyester and a modern hood made from military grade rip-stop, along with calf leather buckles, in all this bag is a artistic and functional. The Nile Basalt has been inspired by the basalt rock outcrops along the shores of the Nile river. Similar to the rocky texture the bag is inspired by this bag features a eco yarn fabric that is woven and water repellent. Côte&Ciel did not disappoint with the attention to detail and materials used to create these bags. They are available now at Machus and here.
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