in the shop

file under: joshua vogel


Raised in New Mexico in the ’70′s, Joshua Vogel traveled extensively through Australia, Haiti, Europe & finally  the American West, where he pursued Anthropology and Art History at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Architecture studies followed at the University of Oregon, where Vogel also began working in earnest with wood.

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settling in: i+w portland


our friend laura dart came over and snapped some photos as we put the finishing touches on the i+w portland store.

now open at 1306 west burnside street

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the shinola runwell

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made with love, by hand: shinola

in the shop: GQ retreat



On Monday Oct 28, the i+w team had the pleasure of hosting the GQ team for two hours of visiting, shopping and eating. We had such a great time getting to know everyone on their staff. Our friends from yazoo, jeni’s ice cream and otaku south joined us for the occasion.  Great thanks to everyone involved!


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in the details: denim hencye



The blue jean has evolved tremendously since it’s birth in the mid-19th century. The original blue jeans were referred to as waist overalls because they were sold by dry goods merchants as a working man’s pant with no bib, stopping at the waist.




The first waist overalls made from a new fabric called “denim” or “jean”–there are unconfirmed legends about the origin of both names–were much lighter in weight than the common denim fabric used today. Indeed many of the 1800s Levi’s uncovered from abandoned mines are as insubstantial as 9oz in weight. (By contrast, at imogene+willie we use a 13.5oz fabric as our standard core material.)

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happy birthday alex

alex bday


happy birthday uncle al, we’re glad you have the same glimmer in your eye as you did back in 1989.



a nashville collaboration


After years of looking for the perfect leather tote bag and to no avail, Carrie and Kristen decided to work with designer and independent art curator, Susan Sherrick, to design a women’s leather tote. Originally inspired by a vintage mail bag, the  i+w  x  s.e. sherrick  tote is an elongated and exaggerated evolution of a classic tote bag, providing a modern, yet still timeless carry all. Each bag features a hand-stitched signature i+w “plus”.

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wilkins, the man



there’s a magic spot where friendships are born here in nashville: on the old leather couch at the shop.

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