WINTER IS COMING; AND WITH IT A GREAT EXCUSE TO BUY NEW OUTFITS

Winter is rapidly approaching. I can already feel that familiar nip in the air. Thoughts of snow falling and pumpkin spiced lattes. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever had a pumpkin spiced latte. I’m more of a white mocha guy. As the season approaches and the mountain calls here are some new outfits you might want to check out. We’ve got new gear coming in daily.

Strafe is a new and exciting brand that we just started carrying. Daniel is wearing the Strafe Exhibition Jacket with the Strafe North Woods Bib. And to top it off he is sporting a Cole The Stanley Beanie.

And for you ladies, Kayla is decked out all in Volcom from top to bottom. A stylish Volcom Argentina Beanie for the noggin and to keep warm up on the mountain she’s wearing the Volcom Shadow Insulated Jacket. With an air of style and function the Volcom Species Stretch Pants fit great and give her the ease of movement to take deep turns in the powder. Looking good in the lodge, looking good on the hill.

This defiant outfit is totally Volcom. Daniel is sporting the Volcom L Gore-Tex Jacket coupled with the Volcom Roan Bib Overall. To keep his head, neck and face warm with a little incognito camo the Volcom Travelin Hood Thingy is just the ticket.

On the more demure side Kayla is wearing the warm and toasty The North Face Garner Triclimate Jacket with the The North Face Freedom Pant . To round it all out the The North Face Tech Glacier 1/4 Zip is a great moisture wicking baselayer.

Let’s not forget the crumb crunchers. We affectionately call our mannequin model little Jimmy Lipper. We didn’t have any 8 year old employees we could grab for the photo shoot. Nuts to those pesky child labor laws. To keep the cold at bay, but still looking cool little Jimmy is wearing an ensemble of The North Face and Orage. Gone are the days of layers upon layers of clothing to keep warm until you look like Randy, Ralphies little brother in The Christmas Story. I got a Red Rider B.B. Gun for Christmas when I was ten and never shot my eye out. I did shoot my friend D.J. in the head during the great B.B. gun war of 1992 when we were kids. But that’s another story. Back to Jimmy. He is wearing an Orage Kids Comox Jacket with the Orage Tarzo Pants. Underneath it all is the The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip Fleece. And on top of his silver little melon is a The North Face Youth Bones Beanie. Winter is almost here. So come on down and do a little shopping. You won’t regret it.

Volcom Holy Stokes! – A Real Life Happening (Premiere)

Stoking the fire is an action that Volcom is accustom to, so it is of no surprise that their skate team would spend time throwing down after black hammers on the proverbial stairway to heaven in the new Holy Stokes a Real Life Happening video. Join the Volcom crew at the Academy Theater, May 26th, for a screening of Holy Stokes a Real Life Happening in all of its 4K glory; yes, this was filmed entirely in 4K for your visual convenience. Check out the trailer below.

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Thursday Threads: Easy Like Sunday Morning

We are all about bottomless mimosas paired with an overpriced first meal on Sunday. Brunch is two feasts in one so it’s totally cool to drop twenty-five bucks, right? Inspired by the ease of Sunday mornings we’ve created a brunch-worthy look that has plenty of wiggle room for the after-pooch effect from inhaling biscuits and gravy. We love the idea of an easy-to-wear ensemble that feels like PJ’s without hungover regret of running into an ex in your Sunday cozies.

We are obsessing over pairing equal parts tomboy to femme for a look that’s effortlessly chic while still maintaining practicality and comfort. A great outfit starts at the ground and works its way up. With that philosophy in mind, we had to begin with a new shoe line teaming up with USO, Minnetonka Moccasins. I know, right? We are stoked too! The Minnetonka Calf Hi 3 Layer Fringe Boots were the perfect combination of radical meets girly to start this ‘fit. Let’s not forget the added perk that they feel like slippers which is ideal for getting your brunch on. Working our way up, we selected distressed skinnies by way of the Volcom Super Stoned Skinny Jeans which also seemed appropriate for a mellow end to the week.

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For the top half, and a touch of tomboy we selected a classic white muscle tee. Bonus perks if you pair this boy’s club borrowed look with a sexy bandeau like the RVCA Jangling Bralette. For our other part femme, and in the spirit of pajama-like clothing, we couldn’t help but select the ultra-soft and exceptionally Sunday-worthy Volcom Breeze Sweater.

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You definitely slept in, and you’re way too hungry to shower let alone wash your hair so it looks like it’s a headband day! We love the braided, bohemian vibe offered in the Krotchet Kids Alice Headband it plays nicely with the Minnetonkas without being too hippie dippy. Indigo was our go-to color for accessorizing with the headband and tote as it provided ideal contrast against the rusty-gold tones featured in this look.

We know that getting outside can be half the struggle on Sunday morning but Belgian waffles and bacon are awaiting. Pull yourself together, grab your biggest shades to hide last night’s eyeliner and get some sustenance girlfriend because those Bloody Marys won’t drink themselves.

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Casually Polished PDX

One of Portland’s greatest attributes is the diverse culture when it comes to fashion. Truth be told, this may be one of the only cities that lacks clubs with dress codes, or clubs in general (we call those bars around these parts). Despite our seemingly lack of posh, PDX natives and transplants still find a way to keep their attire polished yet casual. Inspired by urban meets functional street wear, we’ve created two looks fit for any city dweller. Even though we are chomping at the bit to get up on the slopes, you can’t help but enjoy a dry stretch during a Pacific Northwest winter. For our urban lady we’ve retired the GORE-TEX for a few days, creating a layered look we are swooning over. The RVCA First Snow Jacket is a shop favorite for ladies this season, it’s so good it’s hard to know where to start with this gem. Let’s begin with the ideal mix of black and blue denim perfectly color-blocked, and paired with a cozy sherpa fleece collar. Wear it closed for a sleek, business savvy silhouette or open for a flash of flannel. And yes, popping your collar is an option…probably a great one with that overstated collar. We’ve broken up the subtle graphics on the Volcom Stoned Rad T-Shirt from the flannel lining by adding a sliver of distressed denim with the Rolling High Shirt by Volcom. For the bottom half, we’ve created an icon by pairing black high-waisted skinnies with the ever classic high-top Vans. Just in case the clouds roll in, the jacket is coated for that (fingers crossed) first snow and the Vans Sk8-Hi MTE Shoes feature waterproofing by ScotchgardTM. Stay tuned to check out the dream boyfriend we’ve created for this look; a form meets function profile: Pacific NorthFresh edition.

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New Years Eve – A Black Dress Affair

Whether you’ll be ringing in the New Year at a black tie event like Rhapsody PDX, or your favorite bar or a house party, nothing beats a little black dress. Prowl the party scene this New Year’s Eve in the Element Jasper Dress for a look that’s sure to turn heads. Tastefully festive, due to the glittery scrolling embroidery, the Jasper offers a neckline that’s deeply scooped creating a flirty silhouette. What lady doesn’t want an excuse for a brand spankin’ look for their next big bash, but isn’t it a drag when your sequined number collects dust the rest of the year? It’s all about versatility with this dress. Simply layer a sweater and tights for an office savvy ensemble that’s ready to hit the town for happy hour after work. We’ve paired this cutesy number with the Volcom Getter Boots, the RVCA Rosy Fruits Fedora and the Volcom Janis Clutch Bag to roughen up the edges. Creating a look that can’t help but land you a kiss when the ball drops.

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U.S. Outdoor Presents: Fast Times At White Owl High

Time flies when you’re having fun, so why slow down? Catch the tasty waves and a cool buzz because the summer has just begun. It is time to celebrate for no other reason than to be in the sun with friends, drinking beer and playing games as surf videos and surf music fill the air with good vibrations.

On July, 23rd, The U.S. Outdoor Summer Surf Party will wash ashore on the beaches of the White Owl Social Club. Your favorite brands such as: Vans, Volcom, RVCA, Brixton, Lib Tech, Billabong, Xcel, VONZIPPER and more will be in attendance. Prizes will be awarded, like a custom Murdey Surfboard and a whole lot more. Sound waves will be provided by the returning Don & The Quixotes and DJ Danny Corn, so don’t miss out. This is sure to be a good time.

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U.S. Outdoor Presents FastTimes at White Owl High