brotherly love

bart sights


bart sights is more than director of global development for levi’s and dockers. he’s my big brother, and the namesake of our barton and barton slim jeans.


both matt and i always say – and never lightly – that our mentor and brother taught us everything we know about blue jeans.  it is just flat true.

throughout the premium denim movement that started in the late 90′s, bart has been referred to as the father of premium denim.  but because of his humility – and honestly, his shyness – he always has remained behind the scenes.


sharing with you a GQ interview with bart in regards to the development lab that he helped levi’s build, as well as explanation of a new line that he masterminded for dockers.  no newspaper article or magazine piece could ever fully capture how bart’s tireless work and passion have effected denim as we all know it.  bart’s spirit is a thread in pretty much any jean you have owned over the past 20 years.

and on top of that, he’s just the best damn big brother.


carrie and matt


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Brooklyn Brewery presents: DINNER ON THE FARM



Brooklyn Brewery is hosting a week of culinary and cultural shindigs (Mar. 1 – 8), the first of which, Dinner on the Farm, will be held this Sunday, March 2, at 3:30, inside the Green Door Gourmet barn at Hidden Valley Farm. Chef Andrew Gerson (Brooklyn Brewery) and Chef Brandon Frohne (Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Forage South) are cooking up a family-style feast from farm-raised produce, paired with Brooklyn beer.


Dinner on the Farm works to connect people back to the land and to the farmers and artisans who are making our communities a better place to live. And turns out that it’s a fun, laidback late-afternoon barn party.


Get your tickets here.




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two weeks ago we threw a laid back photo shoot party for our newest fit, Lucy.
we posted an open invite to come by the shop and celebrate with us. the door was open,
the bubbly was flowing, we made some new friends and had a hell of a time…
now we want to see you in your lucy’s


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meet the new wilkins


new this week, introducing

wilkins plus wash


featuring the signature stitch details of our jeans, our washed wilkins jackets are made with pride from the finest cone selvedge denim.


our choice: 2016


billy reid fall/winter 2014 collection

we are so happy and excited for the Billy Reid fall/winter 2014 runaway show and collection!  congrats friend!

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valentine mixtape




i+w valentine’s day mixtape

from our hearts (and our record players) to yours…



ramen for a cause



this saturday, feb. 15, our good friend Sarah Gavigan, chef and owner of the ramen pop-up shop, Otaku South, is holding the second annual Extra Large benefit at Marathon Music Works with music by Guilty Pleasures.

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celebrate lucy!

lucyBlogladies of nashville… if you’ve already purchased a pair of lucys or have been thinking about giving ‘em a try, come on by the nashville shop tomorrow evening, (2/11/14) from 5 – 7.


join us for a laid back photo shoot and libations to celebrate our newest fit!

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