Archive for August, 2012

captured: barber shop

Michael Martin

 captured by Heidi Jewell at Parlour & Juke, Nashville

My style is very working man. I never get too dressed up. I need to be able to work all day in what I wear, so it’s usually my Willies and a staple work shirt. I love how versatile the jeans are with everything – from this every day shirt to a super dressy tuxedo shirt for a night on the town.

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tanner goods

New Tanner Goods just arrived at the shop! Their small team of craftsmen produce each good by hand in their Portland-based studio. Every piece is constructed from premium leather and canvas sourced in America and only gets better with age. Call the shop to order – (615) 292-5005.

our choice: davenport


Our new Labor Day tradition is going west to the Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Swapmeet in Davenport, Iowa.


Matt has been making the trek to Davenport for several years. I joined him for the first time last year. I have never seen anything like it.


A bunch of dudes from all over the world converging… not just buying old motorcycles from the early 1900s to present, but negotiating over the random old crusty parts, as well.


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our choice: alabama shakes


We are all headed south Friday to spend the weekend with the Billy Reid crew in their hometown of Florence, Alabama.


Can’t wait to visit with everyone at “shindig,” Billy’s annual summer party. Billy knows how to make some clothes, no doubt. But the celebration of food, music and community that he and his team have worked so earnestly to develop around his brand are paramount.


Speaking of music…


Historically, some of the best tunes ever made were recorded in the region around Florence, specifically in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.


Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge and Aretha Franklin all found themselves in this little town making the classics that we all consider gospel today.


Now decades later, Alabama Shakes, a grass-rooted group from Muscle Shoals arises, belting it out with such unreal soul. Close your eyes when listening to them. You will assume they are contemporaries of those epic musical ancestors that camped in their town years ago.


On Friday night, we will cram in The Shoals Theatre and listen to Alabama Shakes play to their hometown.


I have chills just writing this.


If you already know about them, you know what I mean. If you don’t – go find them now.




captured: a songbird + a shindig

Shelly Colvin

 captured by Heidi Jewell at Billy Reid, Green Hills

I love mixing different textures and styles for an eclectic look that tells a story. I try to incorporate vintage pieces as much as possible and enjoy mixing and matching different fabrics like this cotton, leather and python. Wearing something old with something current creates a special one-of-a-kind look.

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coming soon


A behind-the-scenes peek at some exciting things coming later this week…

file under: ddc




captured: kangaroo press

Ryan Nole

 captured by Heidi Jewell in downtown Nashville

When I was about 14-years-old, I remember seeing a photo of my grandfather in a pair of jeans and an undershirt holding my mother as a newborn. It struck me how timeless the photo seemed and that his style had transcended the 40+ years in which it was taken. I’ve been a jeans and t-shirt guy ever since.

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is imitation really the highest form of flattery?


imogene + willie campaign 2011 / Real McCOYS latest campaign

file under: customer appreciation

Our customers are hands down the best part about working for imogene + willie. And I promise I’m not trying to throw out a “hint hint” or a “wink wink,” but when I get fan mail it makes my day. Even just a postcard, hilarious drawings, photos, handwritten notes… and I definitely don’t mind when I get bourbon caramel, bacon peanut brittle (yep, you heard it), Momofuku cookies, craft beer and gin from Chicago – and every other awesome treasure I’ve received in the mail from our loyal and loving jean-wearers. I save it all… every little trinket. Except for the perishables. I eat those, and of course share them, too. Food and good beer are the skeleton keys to my heart.



Jess (wink, wink)

i+w customer service queen