Borrowed from the Boys
Borrowed from the Boys
Wearing: Bridge & Burn button down - available at Jackson and James, jeans - Paige, second hand, sandals - Geoffrey Beane, thrifted, Manready Mercantile leather bracelets - available at Jackson and James, Kirko wallet - available at Jackson and James.
Wearing: Bridge & Burn t-shirt - avilable at Jackson and James, jeans - Paige, vest - thrifted, Kiriko scarf - available at Jackson and James, boots - Coclico, ring - Drift Riot.
Wearing: same as outfit section 1. Featuring: assorted short sleeve button downs from Grayers and Kato, Manready Mercantile leather wrap bracelets, Kirko wallet, all available at Jackson and James.
Wearing: same as outfit section 2. Featuring: Field Notes with a leather-bound cover and rugged knapsack, both available at Jackson and James.
Sometimes what you want to wear most is your special someone’s oversized t-shirt – blurring the line between what is tom boy and feminine. Other times it’s his button down – perfectly sexy when worn slightly undone and casual. While androgynous dressing (a style of dressing where pieces hold no gender identity) has become increasingly popular, borrowing something from the other side often lends itself to a creative, very personalized style. And what better way to get the look than shop directly from brands catering to the guys?
Jackson and James
I’m very excited to introduce Jackson and James, a menswear store opening in Richmond at the end of May and the purveyor of those perfect from-the-boys pieces featured above.
Their story: Jackson & James started with two rivers, a brother and sister and a pair of boots. The rivers were the Jackson, in Covington, Virginia, where the brother spent the majority of his childhood, and the James, in Richmond, where the sister was born when the family moved there. Mike and Rachel Anderson knew they wanted to start a business together, but they didn’t know what that was going to mean until Mike started looking for a new pair of boots. He couldn’t find what he wanted online or in stores in Richmond…or Virginia. The search lasted for months, and after trips to New York and Boston, Mike and Rachel realized this was the business. This was Jackson & James. They would start a store for guys looking for clothes with a little better design, a little higher quality and a lot closer to home. Jackson & James is a men’s store with a focus on craftsmanship, the makers behind the clothing and accessories and the story that comes along with everything it sells.
Photos courtesy of Jackson and James.
The store has been in the works for a while now and our guys (and yes, women too) are very lucky to have a store helmed by the brother-sister duo who are sourcing some really unique, made-in-USA brands that you just cannot find in any other Richmond location. Not only are they sourcing great products, the products themselves all have a story (I’m a sucker for a good brand story).
Come celebrate the opening of this great new store right here in Richmond, VA next week!
What: Jackson and James Grand Opening
Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Location: 3200 Rockbridge St., Suite 102, Richmond, VA
Disclosure per Federal Trade Commission guidelines: This is a sponsored post, however, the opinions are my own. Thank you to Jackson and James for partnering with me on this post.
All photos taken by Kaytee Lauren and are property of Kaytee Lauren and Chic Stripes. Photos may not be reposted without credit.