storiesJan 20,2021
A Spring Style Guide Feat. imogene + willie
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Once or twice a year, we like to set up our traveling Sabah residency at imogene + willie.

imogene + willie, which occupies an old service station in Nashville, makes high quality denim jeans & apparel. Denim was the family business for generations, which continued when imogene + willie opened its doors in 2009. They do denim with a focus on expert tailoring and the highest quality raw materials. Much like Sabah, i+w is a world -- a space to enjoy music, gather with friends, and hopefully find a few thoughtfully made clothing pieces to do all of that in!

During our most recent residency, we combined Sabah's approach to dressing with imogene + willie's in the form of a style guide. The result was a few different looks — put together by Diego (from Sabah) and Brandy + Chappy (from i+w) — featuring i+w’s collection of denim and apparel alongside our most classic Spring Sabahs.

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Brandy (@brandyzdan), Chappy (@itschappymusic) and Diego (@_diegodemaria) are all talented musicians with their own unique style and Emily (@equirk), who photographed the style guide, is a local photographer born and raised in Nashville. Emily worked her magic behind the lens, while Diego, Chappy, and Brandi served up some classic Americana outfits to inspire us for spring. Kelsey, i+w's Tailor Shop Manager, even stepped in for a few finishing touches... making sure the cuffs and hems were just right!

All looks feature current and past pieces from i+w, vintage treasures, and of course Sabahs. We hope you find a little inspiration for your spring wardrobe. Enjoy!

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Look #1: Feat. Savannah Tan & Baleen Blue

Imogene + willie is known for their modern take on vintage 30s-50s cuts and their attention to detail. Kelsey, i+w's Tailor Manager, taught us proper cuffing and hemming techniques that allow for more personalization. Raw hem, double hem... there's more than way to do it well!

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Brandy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Catherine Indigo Rigid

Shirt: imogene + willie's Drop Tee in Faded Black

Quilted Vest: Vintage

Shoes: Savannah Tan Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)


Diego:


Pant: imogene + willie's Henry Rigid Natural Indigo

Shirt: imogene + willie's “Bike Week” Ltd Edition Tee

Jacket: imogene + willie's Utility Coat in Midnight Blue

Shoes: Baleen Blue Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)

Look #2: Feat. Savannah Tan & Baleen Blue

Whether grabbing coffee with a friend, or deciding on his next tour-worthy look, Chappy swore by one piece of style advice: "you can't go wrong with black on black... from your jeans to your guitar."

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Brandy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Blake Military Trouser in Olive

Quilted Vest: Vintage

Shirt: Vintage Short Sleeve Button Up

Hat: imogene + willie's Carmine Watch Cap

Shoes: Baleen Blue Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)


Chappy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Barton Slim Black Rigid

Jacket: imogene + willie's The Utility Coat in Midnight Blue

Shoes: Savannah Tan Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)

Look #3: Feat. Sahara Suede

Sahara Suede on him + her! For this look we pulled in a monochrome, pop of color to compliment a more neutral shoe. Imogene + willie's denim collection is diverse -- from traditional classic styles to colored, modern cuts.

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Brandy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Elizabeth Water Dip Jean (From the i+w Archives)

Shirt: Vintage Short Sleeve Button Up

Shoes: Sahara Suede Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)


Diego:

Pant: imogene + willie's Lounge Pant in Bay Green

Shirt: imogene + willie's "Scrimmage" Tee

Button-up: Vintage

Shoes: Sahara Suede Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)

Look #4: Feat. Sahara Suede

Great styling comes down to the layers, which is something we keep in mind during our Sabah travels! Packing efficiently means bringing along a few items you can use to layer and create different looks -- a couple tees, a vest, a lightweight jacket and great pair of denim.

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Brandy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Blake Military Trouser in Olive

Heather Sweatshirt: Vintage

Quilted Vest: Vintage

Shoes: Sahara Suede Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)


Diego:

Pant: imogene + willie's The Lounge Pant in Stone

Shirt: imogene + willie's Washed Grey Knit Pocket Tee

Jacket: imogene + willie's Military Shirt Jacket in Fatigue Green

Sahara Suede Sabahs: (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)

Look #5: Feat. Savannah Tan

We saved our favorite look for last -- a cool and casual mix of different denims, including imogene + willie's popular patchwork denim pant (pictured on Diego below) alongside our newest classic -- Savannah Tan.

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Brandy:

Pant: imogene + willie's Catherine Indigo Selvage Rinse

Jean Vest: From the i+w Archives

Shoes: Savannah Tan Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)


Diego:

Pant: imogene + willie's Fethiye in Faded Blue Patchwork

Jacket: imogene + willie's Jack Jacket in French Blue

Shoes: Savannah Tan Sabahs (Shop Mens // Shop Womens)

That's all for now folks! Thanks for following along. More imogene + willie collaborations to come in the near future. :)

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