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PROJECT A by ZANEROBE Event - August 21st & 22nd

August 19 2015, 0 Comments

The ZANEROBE crew is like that one goat on the internet that runs around and jumps off all his other goat friends.
 

These guys are just some fun-loving, high-energy dudes. And we can't wait for you to meet them.

On August 21st and 22nd, the ZANEROBE crew will be hanging out in store to launch their new high-end brand, Project A. The guys wanted a way to create higher quality clothes and develop a more fashion forward aesthetic, but do it in a brand separate from ZANEROBE.

Enter Project A. 

Elongated, tapered and clean lined garments have been meticulously crafted from the finest bespoke Italian and Japanese fabrics. Forging a distinct, directional approach to luxury streetwear, Project a. serves to indulge refined taste with forward thinking apparel.

Sounds like a brand that Machus should carry, right? Right.

Join us on Friday, August 21st from 6-9 pm to welcome Project A to Machus and Portland. The ZANEROBE guys will be in full attendance, aka slamming drinks, laughing out loud, and meeting all of you.

In honor of the event, we will also be releasing Project A's exclusive collaboration with popular sneaker brand, Filling Pieces. Limited to 300 pairs worldwide, Machus will be selling the sneakers, along with the Project A apparel, during the event.

The Australian brand renders the low-top silhouette in its signature minimalist aesthetic, utilizing a primarily white base for the premium leather upper with grey overlays at the back. Embossed branding at the tongue and heel provides a nice subtle touch, and fits perfectly into the Machus mindset.

 

If you are unable to make our Friday night event, we will be holding the ZANEROBE crew hostage all day Saturday too, forcing them to set up a pop up shop in our Machus studio two doors down.

The boys will be down at the studio from 11 am to 7 pm on August 22nd, so if you missed out on Friday or just want to hear their accents one more time, come through Saturday.

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Keeping You Updated - August 2015

August 18 2015, 0 Comments

We have quite a month planned. August is a month for sneaker releases, in-store events, and pop up shops.
 
We love doing things. We love being busy. It can get confusing. Let us break it down for you.

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August 20th - adidas Y-3 Qasa Triple Black release.
 

 
We will release the Triple Black Qasa online and in-store the morning of August 20th. Be swift. These will go quick.

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August 21st - Afternoon - A restock of all Machus Private Label shirts, including three new colors and one new style.
 

  
We are super happy to be restocking our sought-after Machus Private Label Tees. By popular demand, we are bringing back the olive, black, and white color ways. While the gray and sand won't be returning, we will be introducing three new colors: military green, midnight navy, and rose. A new fit named The Keller will be added, and The Alexander, The Tanura, and The Corson will return.

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August 21st - Evening - An in-store event to launch Zanerobe's new brand, PROJECT A.
 

 
The Zanerobe crew have started a higher end brand, PROJECT A, to give their customers a classier and more forward alternative to their flagship brand. The clothes fit perfectly with our modern menswear vibe so we are pumped to launch PROJECT A at Machus from 6-9 pm on August 21st. We will also be releasing PROJECT A's collaboration shoe with popular sneaker brand, Filling Pieces. Come through, have a drink, listen to some music, and meet the faces behind Zanerobe. 

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August 22nd - All Day - A PROJECT A pop up shop in the Machus studio.
 

 
The Zanerobe crew will be setting up a PROJECT A and Filling Pieces pop up shop in our studio all day Saturday, August 22nd from 11 am - 7 pm. If you weren't able to talk to the guys during our Friday party, Saturday will be the perfect time for you to come in, relax, crack some jokes, and browse the PROJECT A gear on your own time. We'll see you there.

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August 22nd - Random Time - The Yeezy Boost 350 "Pirate Black" releases online.
 
 
To get a full, detailed description about how the Yeezy Boost 350 will launch on Saturday, check out our blog post here. Best of luck! 

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List of brands coming to Machus in August
Boris Bidjan Saberi F/W 15
By H New York F/W 15
Enfin Leve F/W 15
Chapter F/W 15
Stampd F/W 15
Daniel Patrick - restock

Looking forward to the coming months
Chapter "Of" Series w/ Machus - September
RHUDE x Machus Four Year Anniversary Event - November
John Elliott + Co Event - November/December
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Editorial: FW Vol. 2

August 17 2015, 0 Comments

 
A complete editorial experience featuring our favorite styles, brands, and outfits. The looks are photographed and presented in one cohesive collective, which is designed to offer quick glimpses into Machus’ modern mindset.
 
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all things Machus.
 










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Editorial: FW Vol. 1

August 08 2015, 0 Comments

Introducing the new ongoing Machus quick-strike editorial series. 

A complete editorial experience featuring our favorite styles, brands, and outfits. The looks are photographed and presented in one cohesive collective, which is designed to offer quick glimpses into Machus’ modern mindset.

 

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See You There - Tabor Made x Machus Pop-Up Event

August 05 2015, 0 Comments

At Machus, we put on for our city. Just ask, and we will recommend our favorite coffee shops, restaurants, activities, and clothing brands. 

So when we have the opportunity to carry a local brand focusing on fit and form (the theme of our store), we're all for it. 

Enter Tabor Made.

Ira LaFontaine, creator/owner/designer and just-about-every-title-you-can-think-of for Tabor Made, promises to deliver upgraded construction, fit, and material for the new pre-fall 2015 collection.
 
Hearing his passion for his latest designs, we decided it was only right to host a Tabor Made x Machus event to launch the new and improved line. The event will be this Friday, August 7th from 7-10 pm. Peep the full details in the flyer below. 
 
 
We have an exclusive interview with Ira to give our customers an insight into the inspiration behind the brand and his thoughts on the Portland fashion market. Read below. We'll see you Friday.
 

Machus: We know you used to be the buyer for Compound Gallery for a while. Was the transition to start your own brand always in the works? Or something that just happened?

Ira: I’d always had had my eye on creating a brand. Buying for Compound, and being the guy who chooses what products a store carries, is a really big responsibility to have. It’s, kind of, this awesome blend between something that’s really creative and definitely a bit business., but after buying for awhile I’d just end up seeing all of the little things that I didn’t like in products. Sometimes it would just be aesthetic things that I thought could be pulled off better, but a lot of times it would be easy changes that would make the garment vastly better for the guy wearing it and they weren’t happening — it drove me crazy! I was the guy wearing the stuff, so I knew it could be better -- but a lot of brands weren’t picking up on the issues I had with things. After heading Compound’s private label line and collaborations for awhile and seeing how people were responding to them, I really felt like I could bring something more to the table. That’s when I started getting serious about what I wanted to make. 

Machus: Where did the name come from?

Ira: I really wanted a name the would be very specific to Portlanders, and also to me, but would be a blank slate for everyone else. That’s when I had came up with Tabor Made. I grew up playing on Mt. Tabor as a kid and running there when I got older, so it’s a pretty special place for me that fit in perfectly.

Machus: We understand you are on the quest to give consumers the perfect staples with a focus on fit and fabric. What is the inspiration behind the brand?

Ira: Throughout my life I end up wearing a few things the vast majority of the time, and I think that’s how most people are, too. We’re constantly pulling the same things out of the closet, and they’re usually basics. You’ll throw some other things on with them, but essentials are the backbone of the wardrobe -- so that’s where I wanted to start. I wanted to concentrate on making just flat out high quality takes on basics. Quality has been one of the biggest issues for me, so I wanted to hone in on a few key items that I wanted to see, get the fits right, put them in high quality materials and take things from there. We’ll have other styles coming in the future, but right now it’s just about taking on a few styles and doing them well.

Machus: Tell us about having a brand founded and based in Portland, OR. Is it a hard market? Do you see a lot of orders online from out-of-state customers?

Ira: I love having the brand based in Portland. I’m a native Oregonian and this is exactly where I wanted to start it. I wouldn’t consider it harder than another similar size market, but online does great, too. We had a few early blog posts from Hypebeast and Four Pins, and I think that really helped to get the brand on the map, as far as out of state goes. 

Machus: Do you see Tabor Made becoming a brand with huge accounts and stockists? Or do you wish to keep it pretty exclusive and only have product in a few select stores?

Ira: I’m looking to bringing on a few new out of states store in the future, but I really want to focus on shops that fall in line with what Tabor Made is about, so I want keep things in the boutique world and tell the story that way.

Machus: Tell the people where they can keep updated on all things Ira and Tabor Made.

Ira: If you want to stay up on Tabor Made the best way to do it is Instagram and Twitter, and if you’re looking for me (aka pics of shoes and food), well, that’s also Instagram and Twitter.

 
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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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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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