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OFF-WHITE F/W 15 Will Take Your Money

July 24 2015, 0 Comments

Portland is great. It has a thriving food culture, a variety of entertaining attractions, and a rapidly growing fashion scene.

And now it has OFF-WHITE.

The product of humble visionary Virgil Abloh, OFF-WHITE has quickly cemented itself as a staple brand among fashion-heads. Known for its thought provoking graphics, the exclusive brand has finally made it's way into Machus.

Seen on the likes of Kanye West, Big Sean, Travis Scott, and G-Eazy, we couldn't be happier to get a global brand into our Portland store. 

Pull out your credit card and shop the F/W 15 collection here.

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Chapter S/S 2016 Is Your Older Cousin's Hot Girlfriend

July 14 2015, 0 Comments

At Machus, we're constantly surrounded by a wide range of collections from both established and emerging designers. Seeing clothes all day can become repetitive.

So there's not too many times we are blown away by a collection. 

Enter Chapter S/S 2016.

Are you kidding me? Chapter is like your older cousin that you see once a year at family reunions and each year he brings a more attractive girl to meet the fam. The brand that we thought couldn't get any more impressive just showed up to the reunion with freaking Beyoncé. 

Chapter's head designer, Devin Carlson, engaged in a game of symmetry and mirroring for S/S 2016. A rock-punk element is infused into the sportswear inspired collection, which features a color palette of black, white, grey, khaki, and dyed blue.

We just want to use this blog post to show love to one of our favorite brands in the store.
There's not a better team in the industry than the Chapter guys. Seriously. Meet them. You won't be disappointed.

Enjoy some of our favorite looks from Chapter's S/S 2016 presentation at New York Fashion Week. 

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Favorite Items From Your Favorite Store

July 11 2015, 0 Comments


 
If you've never been into the shop, allow me to introduce you to the four faces that help Machus operate at such a high level. Each staff member has his/her own personality, style, and look that contribute to the in-store vibes of Machus. Despite our love of different brands and execution of different fashion choices, we all have one thing in common:
We f***ing love clothes.
So let each staff member tell you which one item in the store is their favorite. 
And let this be an insight into the four minds behind your favorite store. 


Justin Machus, Owner

Justin's signature catch phrase "buy nice things and wear the f*** out of them" is becoming increasingly popular in the Twitter and IG community. So it's no surprise his favorite item in the store is the adidas Y-3 Qasa High "Royal," a shoe he can beat to s***.

"A bold take on a shoe that's been around for a minute. Aggressive and athletic, yet super simple and wearable. It was my favorite shoe from the fall Y-3 collection."



Juline Machus, Owner



The beauty and brains that keeps the shop buzzing behind the scenes. Juline tends to mix mens and women's pieces in her outfits, so the Mr. Completely Moto Sleeve Jean Jacket fits perfectly into her androgynous style.

"It's summer night sexy."


 
Alex Corson, Staff


You know this familiar face if you've been in the store. Usually decked out in his black OFF-WHITE tee and Yeezy Boosts, Alex says the Indigo Heritage Denim from Mr. Completely is his first choice.

"This isn't your every day pair of stonewash denim. You see so many variations of this wash, and I feel like Mr. Completely doesn't just nail this wash, but the fit and details on this pair of denim is absolutely flawless."



Jacob Keller, Staff

 
It's hard to miss Jacob when he's working in the store. When he's there, you know. Fitted in Chapter trousers and an oversized tee, Jacob will be the first to tell you he's the biggest fan of the Ivory Slub Crew from The Squad.
 
"All I ask is that you try it on. You will be sold. Instantly. It's THAT good. I don't know what sorcery or magic they used, but The Squad has somehow PERFECTED the fit of a basic white tee."
 
 
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Introducing Your New Favorite Tee

June 27 2015, 0 Comments

We, at Machus, are a simple group of people. All we need is an iced coffee, a slice of pizza, and a worn-in t-shirt. That's not too much to ask, right? We thought so too. 

We believe that a t-shirt should be uncomplicated. It should be effortless. It should be a no-brainer. The fabric should be soft, the cut should be flawless, and the price should be reasonable.

Have we made the best batch of t-shirts in Machus history?

Introducing the new and improved line of Machus Private Label T-Shirts.

Four different styles. Five different colorways. Each forged in Downtown Los Angeles and double washed with a silicon finish.

THE STYLES

The Alexander

The Alexander is our standard, everyday tee. Nothing too drastic; slim fit cut with a scalloped bottom hem that is designed for being worn as a stand alone piece. The Alexander is double washed with a silicon finish to give a shiny and soft hand.  The Alexander comes in off white, faded back, olive drab, heather grey, and sand. Size chart for the Alexander is below.

 S M L XL
Chest (Pit to Pit) 21" 22" 23" 24"
Shoulder 18" 19" 20" 21"
Length 30" 30.5" 31" 31.5"
Sleeve Length 8.5"  9" 9.5" 10"

 

The Tanura

The Tanura is a more exaggerated play on the Alexander. The same slim fit tee with scalloped bottom hem, yet the Tanura features a 5" longer back hem. This shirt was designed for layering underneath your favorite hoodie or bomber, but also works as a stand alone piece. The Tanura features the same silicon finish and comes in off white, faded black, olive drab, heather grey, and sand. Size chart for the Tanura is below.

S M L XL
Chest (Pit to Pit) 21" 22" 23" 24"
Shoulder 18" 19" 20" 21"
Length (front body) 29" 29.5" 30" 30.5"
Length (back body) 34" 34.5" 35" 35.5"
Sleeve Length 8.5"  9" 9.5" 10"

 

The Corson

The Corson is an improved fit of our personal favorite tee from last season, The Scott. The Corson features an extended side split with an asymmetrical bottom hem - longer in the back, shorter in the front. Designed with both layering and stand alone wear in mind. The Corson features the same silicon finish and comes in off white, faded black, olive drab, heather grey, and sand. Size chart for the Corson is below.

S M L XL
Chest (Pit to Pit) 21" 22" 23" 24"
Shoulder 18" 19" 20" 21"
Length (front body) 28" 29" 30" 31"
Length (back body) 33" 34" 35" 36"
Sleeve Length 8.5"  9" 9.5" 10"

 

The Corson Long-Sleeve 

The Corson Long-Sleeve is the same fit and cut as the Corson, but with tapered, elongated sleeves. The slim sleeves are ideal for the forearm stacking that everyone loves. The Corson Long-Sleeve features the same silicon finish and comes in off white, faded black, olive drab, heather grey, and sand. Size chart for the Corson Long-Sleeve is below. 

S M L XL
Chest (Pit to Pit) 21" 22" 23" 24"
Shoulder 18" 19" 20" 21"
Length (front body) 28" 29" 30" 31"
Length (back body) 33" 34" 35" 36"
Sleeve Length 28"  29" 30" 31"

 

Come in the store and see for yourself. We promise this will be your go-to tee for year round wear.

All shirts were styled with Mr. Completely Denim and the Yeezy Boost 350.

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YEEZY x Adidas x Machus

June 26 2015, 0 Comments

 

YEEZY 350 BOOST RELEASE

We have changed the format for the release to be a FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE

STORE OPENS AT 9 AM, SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH TO BUY THE SHOES.

WE WILL REOPEN FOR NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS ON SATURDAY, 11 AM – 7 PM.

Please DO NOT line up at the store before 7PM on Friday, June 26thYou will be asked to leave.

PLEASE START A SINGLE FILE LINE FROM THE CORNER OF NE 6TH AVE AND E BURNSIDE STREET. WRAP AROUND NE 6TH AVE TOWARDS SE ANKENY ST.

 

 

 

ETTIQUETTE

WE WILL HAVE SECURITY PRESENT FOR THE LAUNCH, SO THEREFORE:

DO NOT CUT THE LINE.

DO NOT PAY SOMEONE TO STAND IN LINE FOR YOU.

BE COURTEOUS TO THE FELLOW NEIGHBORS AND BUSINESSES.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT WHEN WE OPEN THE STORE TO RECEIVE YOUR SHOES.

 

 

 

DURING THE LAUNCH

WE WILL ALLOW ONE PERSON INTO THE STORE AT A TIME.

YOU MAY ONLY BUY 1 (ONE) PAIR OF THE YEEZY BOOST 350.

WE HAVE A FULL SIZE RUN FROM US 7- US 12 but VERY limited quantities. 

 

BEST OF LUCK! 
- JUSTIN, JULINE & THE MACHUS TEAM

 

 

 

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Machus Closet Visits V.1: Jacob Keller

June 17 2015, 0 Comments

Welcome to the first rendition of Machus Closet Visits. We've been toying around internally with the idea of doing these for a while now and just now have finally committed, and nobody better to start off with than our very own Jacob Keller. These visits are meant to inspire your wardrobe and showcase how you can mix and match brands and pieces from around the store and make a complete closet with pieces that flow together. We hope you enjoy, and don't be afraid to stop by and ask us to feature you in the next showcase!

What first brought you into Machus and coincidentally what was the first thing you bought there?

I was ready to up my game. Streetwear was slowly dying in my wardrobe and I knew it was time to make the transition into quality garments. I was actually nervous to go to the store so I held off for a couple months after I heard about it. It was a totally new world to me and I didn’t know what to expect. When I first went, I knew nothing about the brands in the store. The only brand I was familiar with was T by Alexander Wang. And there was a yellow swimsuit on sale from him. So naturally I bought it. Because I didn’t have money at that time and I guess I needed a swimsuit? I still have it and wear it to this day actually.

What is your all time favorite piece you’ve bought from Machus and why?

My all time favorite piece is the Agoto Coat from Chapter. It’s a super long waxed cotton coat with an oversized hood and detachable skirt. It was my first real “big” purchase at the store. (The coat retailed for $500). Although I can only wear it a couple months out of the year, the craftsmanship and silhouette makes it one of my favorite all time pieces ever, not just from Machus.

What’s the one item in the store you’ve been after but haven’t pulled the trigger on? What’s stopping you?

I’ve been eyeing that Laer Leather Jacket for a minute now. It’s even harder working at the store and having it stare at you for hours. Right now, the price is what’s stopping me and the fact that I already have a leather biker I’m happy with. But the attention to detail on that garment is impeccable, especially the fact that it’s hand made in downtown LA from a designer we at the store personally know. I might have just convinced myself…

What’s your favorite brand in the store right now? What draws you to them most?

I think anyone that is familiar with me already knows this answer. Chapter. Man, talk about an incredible brand. Everything. It’s truly hard for me to put into words what I love about this brand. First of all, ever since I’ve became homies with the guys who run the brand, it’s made me want to support them that much more. Hearing their design inspiration and taking a tour of their facility just adds to the pot. Just go in the store and find out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

You’re a known sneaker/kicks enthusiast, would you say that your clothing purchases influence your sneaker pickups more or vice versa?

I think the former. Clothing purchases influence sneaker pickups more. I will find a dope pair of cropped trousers that I will buy and I may wait until I find a perfect sneaker to rock them with. So I generally buy apparel first, have those purchases in the back of my mind, and then try to find sneakers that will match that.

What keeps you coming back to the store (besides, you know, working here now)?

It’s a huge combination of things. The people. The atmosphere. The music. The vibes. The design. The service. It’s almost not even about the clothes for me. It’s the fact that this store has become like a family to me and so many of its customers. That’s truly why I think Machus has already secured it’s position as the go-to store for Portland fashion heads.

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A Preview of the Sandstorm

June 11 2015, 0 Comments

Tomorrow night Machus is proud to host Daniel Patrick and showcase his collection "Knomadik" in the Machus Studio from 7-10 PM. We went out today and shot some looks around the neighborhood from the collection exclusively dropping during the event "Sandstorm". Check out some of the looks and come out for the event!

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Four Pins Features Don't Suck

June 10 2015, 0 Comments

Getting featured by our friends over at Four Pins doesn't suck, ever. Usually it means increased web traffic and funny Twitter comments at least. The latest write up we landed in was about the NID de GUÊPES 3/4 sleeve kimono. Check out the article here.

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Only The Strong Survive - Exclusively at Machus

June 10 2015, 0 Comments

Exclusively at Machus, the Only the Strong Will Survive collection from Represent just landed. We're extra pumped (it's a pun) about this drop from Represent because we are the only retailer that will have it in a physical location. 

This collection is right up our alley, containing only two colors in the entire capsule; tan and black, aka the colors of Summer 2015. Inspired by a 90's gym ascetic, all the shoulder seams are dropped and the sleeves run baggy and long. Hoodies fit baggy, shorts have a slight drop crotch, under shirts are long and have awesome hemlines to compliment the boxy fit of the tee's. 

This drop isn't going to last long, so we'd formally recommend not spending too much time contemplating. Check it here

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Following The Squad to the Sea

June 06 2015, 0 Comments

"this piece, this single piece of cotton is meant to be lived in, loved in, tattered, worn in, sworn in, destroyed, sweat in, slept in. let ie become you. this whole big world, this universe is meant to be explored, don't sit stille- you'll always find your way home. follow me to the sea."

This blurb is written on every tag from The Squad's collection for Spring/Summer, and they mean every word. The entire staff here at Machus has one of their distressed tee's at this point, they're just that good. It's really difficult to make a shirt, distress it by hand, and then make sure it doesn't fall apart into a million little pieces after one wear. Well, The Squad somehow makes it work. The quality on these tee's is not a joke, they're as legit as it gets and they live up to the blurb written on all their tags. 

Each and every t-shirt from these guys is hand distressed AFTER they are constructed. That is totally unheard of in the garment industry, because it usually means double the work for the same product. The extra work really shows, because the distressing is perfect and it makes each and every shirt unique. That's right, each shirt is totally unique. One shirt may have a hole right over your nipple, the next one might not (it's a real concern btw beware the nip slip). Just look at how cool our model, Jordan, looks in the picture bellow in these hand distressed beauties. 

 

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Machus and Daniel Patrick Bring You the Sandstorm

May 31 2015, 0 Comments

It's been a while since we've done a proper event in the store, about 6 months actually (but nobody's counting right?). Well get ready, because that break wasn't without reason. We are gearing up for the Summer of events at here at Machus, and no better way to kick it off than by bringing in the man himself; Daniel Patrick.

Daniel Patrick is the man behind the shroud that is Knomadik, a re-found staple in the store. We had a bit of a gap in stocking Knomadik, and to be honest we really couldn't tell you why. When we laid eyes on his color palate for Spring/Summer this year though, we knew it was time to bring Knomadik back to Portland. The earth tones introduced by Daniel have actually inspired the entire lineup of the store right now, it's the most color we've had in the showroom in recent days and we are unashamed. 

This is going to be a special event, it's the first time we are really transforming the studio into a whole different world. We are bringing the sandstorm to Portland, and you wont want to miss it. Mark your calendars for June 12th at 7PM and come join us.

There's going to be some exclusive colors of Knomadik gear launching also, did we mention that?

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Machus x Nid De Guêpes Collab

May 29 2015, 0 Comments

After months of preparation we finally are ready to show you the graphic from our collaboration tee with Nid De Guêpes. This has been in the works for a while, and they're almost here. Here's a look at the exclusive graphic we did with NDG, and be on the look out for the new tee sometime next week. These will go fast, don't even think about sleeping on these.

Shirt will be available in store on Wednesday June 3rd at Noon, then online at 7PM Pacific time. Everyone who buys a shirt on Wednesday IN STORE will be entered into a raffle to win 1/5 limited edition canvas prints. 

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