Real Guy Wardrobe: A Week of Casual Men’s PNW Style

By Design and style Girlfriend | Very last Up-to-date: Apr 14 2022

Have you ever visited a restaurant, or study an article, and later on met the owner of explained-cafe, or the creator of reported-article and imagined to yourself, Certainly, all right, it all would make feeling.

That is how I felt assembly Alan Stuart, the resourceful brains at the rear of Pair of Intruders, a single of Style Girlfriend’s go-to brands for enjoyable (but not, like, Entertaining!) men’s socks and attractive but reliably durable underwear.

Stuart’s unique aesthetic will come through in the site’s off-defeat visuals and ever-so-a little bit quirky garments designs.

So obviously, I requested the Portland, Oregon-primarily based imaginative director to document a 7 days in his wardrobe.

Each individual outfit is chock entire of casual men’s PNW model, great for WFH inspo.

Examine out his laid-back looks and accompanying coloration commentary beneath.


pants: Carhartt | sneakers: Nike | coat: Schott (comparable)

Am I the only a person that feels undesirable for apparel that haven’t been worn in a extensive time? I haven’t reached for this sweater in years simply because it by no means appears to be like good on my shelf, but then I often like it on.

The trousers are a vintage pair of Carhartts that I just obtained for $30. I’m on a kick recently to check out and purchase considerably less new stuff. The sneakers do the job with nearly something, even though carrying them with shorts is a very innovative transfer that I’m not sure I can pull off (except I’m in NYC maybe?). 

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Magically, these Pair of Thieves boot socks and the sweater vibe jointly, and that makes me happier than it probably must (on the inside of, modeling is severe). 

It is a colder working day listed here in Portland, so I wore this peacoat that I acquired at Topshop in London lots of decades back, in advance of it arrived to the U.S., so it even now feels like a exceptional find to me.

It’s survived numerous closet purges and will survive numerous a lot more. 


shorts and shirt: 10 Thousand | base layer: Pair of Thieves

I’m not an “athleisure” man and hardly ever will be, so I haven’t place significantly believed into my exercise gear in excess of the decades, but that also resulted in me carrying a bunch of mismatched colours, manufacturers, and stuff acquired for cost-free right after races.

This then led me to my only true training wardrobe tenet: just get black things.

I really do not like a ton of branding and for that rationale have favored things from 10 Thousand, which is the shorts and shirt below. 

The base layer bottoms are our incredibly possess Pair of Robbers SuperFit, which I begged our head of merchandising to make for many years. They get the job done for all the factors: skiing, path-functioning, biking, SUPing, yoga, extraordinary pogo-sticking and I enjoy them (thank you, Mona). 

For socks, I’m typically have on-tests a new solution of ours, and these are some key ankle socks coming out in the tumble. They are incredible, but which is all I’m permitted to say. 


pants: Zits | sweater: Mollusk | sneakers: Straye

These Pimples trousers are almost certainly the most pricey I personal, but each individual time I put on them it divides the price by the amount of wears. And which is how math allows us as older people. 

I also really like this sweater because it can be dressed up or down.

Considering that these two things together get me a little bit also close to a place club glance than I’m cozy with, even though, I toss on a hat (I was also managing late and my hair was fluffy), and some dirty shoes. These kinds are by Straye, and I dig them mainly because the founder is a pal and they are also not Converse or Vans. 

Izzy can be observed below, and always, putting on a great tri-coloration merle fur coat. 


jeans: Levi’s | shacket: Madewell (comparable) | sneakers: Vans

Alright, best spring working day now, so the white tee is in entire outcome. There’s a 65% possibility I spill ramen on it later, but the good thing is we make them and I keep backups at get the job done. 

I just acquired these denims from Levi’s Secondhand system, which I assume is a tremendous interesting way to advertise circular fashion… fairly certain these were being my denims in the 90s and I just bought them again. 

The shacket (is that really what it is named?) matter is a great fat for the time. 

I was acquiring difficulty selecting on the sneakers, but my buddy states constantly go with the extra enjoyment option, and she has a good deal of pleasurable, so I went with the pink leather Vans. 

Socks are PoT, clearly.

men's onesie

onesie: Amazon | gloves: Hestra

For me, the arrival of spring is lovely for several motives, but one particular of all those is unquestionably hitting the mountain in a onesie.

Do I very own all characters of Winnie the Pooh? Yes. Does it embarrass my children? Sure. Would we all be unfortunate if I skipped a yr? Also certainly. 

Gloves by Hestra simply because they are the very best and a fanny pack since fashun. If you are not acquiring pleasurable, you are executing it improper. 

Alan at a glance

My type in 3 terms (or significantly less!): All set. For. Almost everything.

Initial style memory: My mom owned a kids’ apparel retail store when I was younger, so I had to model all the apparel.

Quite natural…

Alan Stuart

Most loved “splurge” apparel brand name: Acne breakouts Studios

Favored “steal” garments model: Levi’s

A man’s personalized model is vital because… It is the closest point we have to brightly colored feathers.