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July 12, 2018

Carter Devries - We Like Your Look

Our first nominee for our We Like Your Look series is Carter Devries.

Tee - 3Sixteen Trillium / Denim - Shockoe Atelier Slim Kojima / Boots - Red Wing 8111 Iron Ranger / Jacket - Filson 1897 Mile Marker / Shades - Randolph Aviator

Tee - 3Sixteen Trillium / Denim - Shockoe Atelier Slim Kojima / Boots - Red Wing 8111 Iron Ranger / Jacket - Filson 1897 Mile Marker / Shades - Randolph Aviator

I got the chance to talk to Carter about his style and here's what he had to say.

Coat: @alphaindustries M-65 / Jacket: @ironheartdenim IH-526j 21oz / Jeans: @ironheartdenim IH-777s 21oz / Hoodie: @poloralphlauren / Tee: @3sixteen / Gloves: @upstatestock / Watch Cap: @knickerbocker

I’m always a little dumbstruck when people around me talk about my “style”.  I simply feel at my best when wearing great denim, high-quality boots and classic work and military-inspired attire where form follows function.

12:00 - @vibergboot Brown Chromexcel via @brooklynclothing / 1:00 - @trumanbootcompany Graphite Horse Rump / 2:00 - @vibergboot @jeffdepano x @divisionroadinc collab Honey Tanned Horsehide / 3:30 - @trumanbootcompany Java Waxed Flesh / 5:00 - @vibergboot x @rivetandhide Boondocker

I’m just not interested in disposable products or of-the-moment trends. I  hope that’s reflected in what I choose to wear. 

Shirt: @3sixteen Utility Workshirt via @witheredfig / Tee: @merzbschwanen 1950's via @witheredfig / Denim: @shockoe_atelier Slim Kojima / Boots: @trumanbootcompany Java Waxed Flesh / Cuff: @lhnjewelry Pantheon / Watch: @timex x @redwingheritage Waterbury

The best pieces I own are denims from Iron Heart and Pure Blue Japan, boots from Viberg, Truman and Alden and leather goods from Craft and Lore, Samuel Brave Mfg Co. and English Leather Works. All of these relatively small companies make durable goods at the highest level of quality and with an obvious and obsessive passion.

Jeans: @ironheartdenim IH-777s 21 oz / Shirt: @3sixteen Gray Plaid Utility / Jacket: @ironheartdenim IH-526j 21oz / Belt: @samuelbravemfgco Natural Chomexcel Standard / Watch: @timex x @redwingheritage Waterbury Chrono / Watch Band: @theblackacre / Wallet: @samuelbravemfgco natural Chromexcel James Mid / Socks: @americantrench Merino Activity / Beanie: @hattersanonymous / Boots: @vibergboot - @divisionroadinc x @jeffdepano collab in Honey Tanned Horsehide

Bottom line: find what works for you and then invest in beautifully crafted and well-fitting pieces. Own fewer, higher quality, timeless pieces. You can’t go wrong with that recipe. 

Jeans: @ironheartdenim IH-777s 21oz / Jacket: @ironheartdenim IH-526j 21 oz / Boots: @trumanbootcompany Java Waxed Flesh / App: @fujifilmx_us Cam Remote

Go check out Carter and his timeless wardrobe on Instagram. He is worth the follow.