Gabriel Ricioppo: What are you wearing now?
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No, here we go.
Hey Gabriel, what are you wearing now?
Today I’m wearing my typical uniform, jeans and a tshirt. Having a tshirt line really requires that I keep up the casual attire. It’s funny, but I wear a Ser-vice shirt most days. Today I grabbed my Trees Forest Shirt designed by our friend and yours, Stefan. My jeans are Nudies, Low Slim Jim cut, Dry Japan Denim. I have a few pairs of Nudies, and recommend them if you like denim. These are about a year old now, and really show the wear. Don’t tell anyone, but they haven’t ever been washed. On my feet I have Surface to Air black&white striped slip-ons, no socks. The shoes are getting a little dirty, so it’s probably time for a new pair. These are special too, because they haven’t gotten that smelly even though I’m not wearing socks most of the time. I don’t have any jewelry or a watch, but when I’m up and about I usually have an iPhone in my back pocket.
Nudies are definitely fab.
Does your butt ever feel boxy with the iphone in the back pocket? I get insecure about it all the time.
A little, but I don’t have much back there to get in the way of the phone. I try not to sit on it, and I’m working on using the speaker phone option a lot, so I don’t have this thing on my head all the time.
I like Nudies a lot, but my favorite jeans are actually my Kicking Mule Workshop ones. By far the best pair of jeans I’ve ever owned.
Oh yeah! I’ve seen those at this local boutique called DressCodes.
That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted a pair.
They’re worth it.
So I wanted to mention that I always liked Stef’s tree shirt, but then I saw it was one of the few shirts on sale. Was it not well received?
It did pretty well, I think we’ve sold a fair bit of them. We were just trying to move a few shirts through, I think we’ll have more shirts on sale soon. We sometimes put good ones on sale, like the Braille, which actually did well also.
Phew. Okay, for a moment there I was a bit embarrassed for him.
It’s our supposition that every choice in life is a design choice. Whether it’s the belt you pick out, or the shirt, the dressing up or down that you do, for utility or decoration, retro, future or a mix of all of the above – it might hold unique clues to you and your approach to work.
What you just read is a recurring feature on the Armchair blog wherein we ask some of our most inspiring creative friends one question: What are you wearing now?