It wasn't until I moved to the Pacific Northwest that I owned anything plaid. I'd always been against flannel too. In the year and a half I've been in Portland, I've had to purge my closet at least twice because I began to acquire too much plaid! Working for Columbia Sportswear, I guess it just comes with the territory. I even think my boss has a different plaid shirt for every day of the month. Times that with all the other guys who work at Columbia and you're just swimming in PLAID!
This week has been a quick one! Monday was a holiday and GORGEOUS weather in PDX. Four day work week, yes please! I think everyone at the office needed a three/four day weekend because everyone has been in the best of moods, making this week even better :) That one extra day will do wonders, am I right?!
All images: Ryan Brandel