Because of these new wardrobe purchases my own personal style has evolved from the put whatever comes in my hands or college dressing to a more refined and heritage look. The three businesses, Wolverine, Filson, and Allen Edmonds have been making their products for a very long time. I think Filson is the longest lasting one of the three. Having three of their items, a Mackinaw Cruiser, Tin Cloth Short Cruiser, and their Magnum camera bag, it is suffice to say that I have a great love of their products.
I am pretty close to finishing my wardrobe now. I might pick up a pair of Redwing boots...
At this point, how this fits with my food work.. is that I am drafting up story pitches that combines those pieces and brands with food work. For example, since I am in the city often, one story is a couple guys wearing allen edmonds shoes going to get cocktails and tapas. Another is of an outdoor shoot, with filson gear and wolverine/redwing boots cooking food over a campfire. I am trying to iron out those ideas and finding people who would be up for that. I don't mind if they have to use my items, provided they fit and don't be abusive to them.
While I was mulling over story pitches and ideas, I did some test shooting. Check them out.