To my delight, Jordan Sayler has reopened Winn Perry, his sharply curated menswear shop in Portland. This weekend I caught up with Jordan and took some snaps of his new space. Archival has a special relationship with Jordan as he was our first brick and mortar stockist. I loved visiting visiting Jordan’s original shop in the historic Ford building in SE Portland. Here is where I first learned about emerging heritage brands like SNS Herning, Wings + Horns, Our Legacy and Billykirk and others. And like other Alden pilgrims, I would stop to admire Jordan’s latest Alden SMUs (the best in the biz imho). I’m still carrying a torch for his Alden Workman’s Oxford. Jordan is carrying Aldens again in his new shop along with best quality menswear basics including Apolis trousers, Individualized shirts, Vetra work jackets, LVC Levi’s 501s and a special line of beautiful, English bridle leather belts. The shop also has on offer a variety of pocket carries, shoe care kits, reading material and grooming supplies (a blind spot in my optic). My own purchases for the day included a pair of made in Germany socks and a made in UK, Abbeyhorn key fob.
Jordan in his new space (with clocks and audio for company)
One of Jordan’s SMU Aldens – reverse chamois leather longwings with a double waterloc sole
What I love about Jordan’s shop is that it mixes more familiar brands with surprise offerings from regional designers or manufacturing partners. Case and point are these scarves and caps by Portland based art duo, Made on the Moon. Per Jordan, “[t]he designer here in Portland illustrated the pattern and worked with a craftsman in India to make a wood block print. The craftsman then carved the illustration into a wood block and prints the pattern on the fabrics by hand. The scarves are cut and sewn in India. For the caps the fabric was brought back to the States and cut and sewn into cap form in the USA.”