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Friday, April 26th, 2013

Suits have arrived!

If you’ve heard any suiting rumors…it’s true! The Alley is now carrying Privé: a men’s suiting line.

We thought it was time to give a little introduction to just how incredible these suits are, whether you’re joining the professional workforce or are already in it and need to boost your suiting wardrobe, or you need a suit for a formal event.

Here are a few tidbits about this suiting line:

The cut we have in the store is a slim fit.

They are a 4 season super 150s wool {the higher the S number, the higher quality the wool}.

Each suit has pick stitching-a detail that requires more work=a better jacket.

Half canvas construction which wears in after time and signifies a higher quality jacket.

Tab closure, flat front trousers. These come un-hemmed and we have a tailor who will ensure the perfect fit.

The lapel roll is natural-looking-signifying more time put into the manufacturing.

We can order additional sizing or colors per individual request.

Further inquiries or you’d like to be fitted for a suit?

Come into The Alley Monday-Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5 to talk to Justin, Denny, or Kyle.

{541.753.4069}

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

DIY-High Waisted Jeans

Hi Guys! I’m Megan, the new intern here at Second Glance.

Because sunny spring days are slowing creeping towards us, I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make some high waisted jean shorts. A few weeks ago, I was shopping in Portland and saw a super cute pair of high waisted Levi shorts…and then I looked at the price tag and cringed–60 bucks for a pair! I knew that I could make some that were just as cute for much less money. I found a perfect pair of high waisted jeans for a fraction of the price and set out to make my shorts.

Here’s how you can make some of your own:

What you need:

  • One pair of high waisted “mom” jeans
  • Scissors (preferably fabric scissors)
  • Sharpie/Pencil
  • Optional: fabric for pockets, studs, bleach & a spray bottle (I’ll explain later)

Instructions:

  1. Put on your jeans & mark how far you want them to go with the pencil or sharpie. *Remember: you can always cut more off, so start a little longer than you want. Also, if you want them to be cuffed like mine, mark 2 or 3 inches longer.
  2. Take off the jeans and cut away! To make sure you aren’t mooning the world in your new jeans, cut them at a diagonal so the back is longer than the front.
  3. For mine, I wanted them to be cuffed, so I cuffed them while they were on, pinned them, and sewed a couple stitches on the outside hemline so they wouldn’t un-cuff.
  4. This is the step where you get to be creative! Try finding a cute floral or tribal fabric and adding it to the back pockets, adding studs for a grungy look, or using a spray bottle and bleach to make them retro acid wash (wet the jeans,wring out the extra water, spray on the bleach, let sit for 10 minutes, and then wash them in the washing machine).
  5. Voila!

Now you have awesome high waisted shorts for a fraction of the price of ones from the store. My favorite parts? Because you made them, no one will have the same ones AND this is a super sustainable practice!

Stay tuned for more DIY projects!

Megan

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Meet Our Team

We thought it was high time you met our team!

Presenting: The Women and Men behind Second Glance

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Glancing Girl here …

Hey friends … we’re about to make some mah.jor changes around here.

Can’t wait to make the big reveal!

Stay tuned …

{pc|via Sarah Klassen}

xoxo

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Friday, February 15th, 2013

Happy Weekend

Glancing Girl here …

Hey! It’s the weekend! And a long one at that! Enjoy yourselves.

In fashion news … Chloë Moretz is my favorite young actress at the moment.

She rocks that Stella just likes she rocks it as Jack’s nemesis on 30 Rock.

I mourn the end of 30 Rock. Le Sigh.

{pc|via KATIE ARMOUR}

xoxo

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