Archive for October, 2011


Jess + Teresa

When it comes to clothes, our Jessica is all about simplicity. “I only buy things that are simple and comfortable,” she says.

She’s a minimalist, with a rotating cast of necklaces (a long coral rope is her current neckwear of choice) and a penchant for carrying vintage purses by Coach, a business that’s the very model of quality and reserve. “I like flamboyant looks, but on other people, not on me,” she says. “I have about five pieces that I wear all the time, including several pairs of Imogenes. Since I started working here, I wont wear any other jeans unless they’re vintage.”

Needless to say, Jess was totally in her element pairing our sophisticated black stretch gabardine jacket with a pair of charcoal stretch Imogenes, a pair of Clarks (her first pair of heels!), and her favorite T-shirt, a vintage number boasting the slogan “500 Feet to Freedom.”

These photos were taken by our own Chad Davis, who, when he’s not in the store helping folks find the perfect pair of jeans, is creating content for his photo- and style-driven site, Handsome Roy.

Ian Jackson

Anyone who knows me is aware that I like to keep it “high and tight” when it comes to my hair, and for that matter, most every other aspect of my life. For this reason it has come as quite a shock to our team that I have lately resorted to strolling into work in a ball cap and sneakers, not with a well-groomed quaff and Red Wings. Preparing our fall line, and trying to be a good husband and new father: these things have taken their style toll.

In short, people are starting to tell me I look more and more “like a dad.” While I have no problem with “dad style” (after all, Free & Easy loves it), at 26, I don’t want to let it get out of hand.

In good humor Matt handed me this $20 bill today and told me to go get my haircut. Evidently Matt and Jonathan thought it worth a few minutes of work time to whip this up Photoshop.

Needless to say, I took him up on his offer. Thanks to Matt & Jonathan, Ian Jackson is now Ian Leach once again.

To all the husbands, dads, and hard workers out there, give yourself a pat on the back…and don’t forget to get your haircut. Just tell ‘em it’s on Matt.

- ian @ i+w

jot it down……..

Sometimes the difference between having a great idea and applying a great idea is a convenient place to jot it down. Whether the contents of this book are intended to be shared or kept secret, we hope that having it with you makes all the difference.

Love, i+w

SEWER WANTED!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you or anyone you know sew in their spare time?  Sock monkeys, drapes for grandma’s house…..Moo Moo’s?  We here at imogene and willie are looking for that special someone with this very unique skill. We are not looking for a professional sewer as much as we are looking for someone who doesn’t have a problem following direction. Please note that if you haven’t sewn in over a year you simply need not apply. Please contact for an interview………Thanks.

Barber Museum…..

steve jobs….1955-2011

wayne thiebaud

“If we don’t have a sense of humor, we lack a sense of perspective.”

it's better in the wind…..

New book out from Scott Toepher of “it’s better in the wind”  I recently reached out to Scott to let him know how much i love his work.  I’m hoping we can get him down to nashville to ride the trace.  In the meantime, enjoy some of Scott’s beautiful photographs. 

It’s Better In The Wind – 2011 Trailer 2 from Scott Toepfer on Vimeo.

product of denmark……

HAN KJØBENHAVN from casper balslev on Vimeo.