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Chevrons and Stripes

I spent the early afternoon yesterday with photographer and blogger Noah Emrich and a couple of friends eating tacos and shooting pictures around the Fruitvale train tracks. Noah’s documenting his roadtrip for Soludos’ Endless Summer campaign, and after spending a week in San Francisco he stopped in Oakland once more before heading down the coast.   

The Fruitvale tracks is a pretty well-known Bay Area graffiti spot which was run by TDK when I was a kid. It’s probably been about 20 years since I’ve been, but it was good to see some of the old-school writers still at it like Vogue and Estria. 

Though I didn’t shoot any pics at the tracks, here’s a few Oakland, CA burners from my files…and a more recent piece from Berkeley FSC KTD kings Gigs and Nac to round out the show.

Pensive.

Pensive.

Three Patterns.

Three Patterns.

WIWT

WIWT

More details.

Shoes: Tricker’s ‘Stow,’ $70 (Black Friday history)

Pants: Dockers Khaki Waders, $19.99 

Shoes: Red Wing ‘Wabasha’ Boat Shoe, Nordstrom Rack $50 (picked up 3 pairs, sold 2 pair for over $100 each, and kept these for myself)

Socks: J. Crew, gift

Pants: Dockers Khaki Wader, Urban Outfitters clearance $19.99

Shirt: Lands’ End Tailored Fit, $22

Tie: Lands’ End Direct Merchants Wool/Mohair Knit Tie, thrifted $2

Jacket: The Gap, thrifted $7.50

8:13 am. Back to the grind…

8:13 am. Back to the grind…

Blues.

Blues.

Shoes: Allen Edmonds Brookwood, thrifted $9
Socks: Happy Socks, Nordstrom Rack $5

Shoes: Allen Edmonds Brookwood, thrifted $9

Socks: Happy Socks, Nordstrom Rack $5

This. And a double breasted navy blazer, white jeans, and tasseled loafers.

This. And a double breasted navy blazer, white jeans, and tasseled loafers.

WIWT

WIWT

Red, white, and blue.

Red, white, and blue.

Bow tie.

7:21 am PST

7:21 am PST

7:21…running late.

7:21…running late.