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Employment Opportunity at STAG

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Here at STAG — named by Esquire & GQ Magazines as one of the Top 10 Men’s Stores in the Country — we’re looking for a Part-Time Web Administrator to join our e-commerce team. The ideal candidate is efficient, focused, detail-oriented, and willing to learn. The kind of person who measures twice and cuts once. An interest and familiarity with men’s apparel and Shopify is a plus too.

Key Elements of the Job:

- Help populate, manage, and maintain STAG‘s online product offering at www.stagprovisions.com.

- Help prepare STAG merchandise for photography.

- Help research and produce thorough product descriptions for inclusion on www.stagprovisions.com.

- Assist Web Store Manager in populating website and blog content on www.stagprovisions.com.

- Small team environment

- Tens of thousands of viewers will see your work.

- 15 – 25 hours a week

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@stagprovisions.com, and we’ll contact qualified candidates.

NEW ARRIVALS: ALEX MILL FOR SPRING

Iba Thiam, longtime Austinite and owner of Juju Juice at Cenote, is one of the most stylish guys in town and an all around awesome guy. We wanted to do something a little more city-centric for this shoot, so we grabbed a bike from CycleEast (great shop, btw) and headed downtown to snap some shots. It was crazy cold and rainy, but Iba took it in stride and sported the new Alex Mill Barracuda Jacket and Maize Sport Shirt with ease.

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Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch Modest Mouse’s raucous new video for “Lampshades On Fire.”

+ The golden age of LA billboards.

+ We saw a lot of great bands at a lot of great venues this SXSW … and there are still amazing things to do!

+ Jimmy Kimmel and Matthew McConaughey teamed up to shoot a commercial for our friends at Vulcan Video.

+ Jackie Lee Young shot SXSW for T Magazine!

Our Favorite SXSW Venues

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In our experience, the best times at SXSW are to be had at one of Austin’s legendary venues like The Mohawk, Red7, Hotel Vegas, the Sahara Lounge, Scoot Inn, Cheer Up Charlies, and even spots you might not expect like End Of An Ear, Yard Dog Art, and of course Hotel San Jose for SXSJ … We’ll see you there!

Where We’ll Be This SXSW

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We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of stuff at SXSW this year, including Ice Age, Natural Child, Steve Gunn, Crooks, Leon Bridges, Billy Joe Shaver, Thee Oh Sees, Twerps, Courtney Barnett, Matthew E White, Tobias Jesso Jr., Action Bronson, Wand, Meatbodies, Destruction Unit, Moon Duo, and, somehow, much more! We’ll see y’all out there!

Faherty for Spring

Before founding Faherty with his twin brother Alex, Mike Faherty honed his considerable design skills making shirts for Ralph Lauren’s RRL line. It shows. The fabric textures, the pattern details, the color palette, the washes, the weights — they’re all thoroughly thought out and executed with a passion and precision seldom seen in our business.  They’re only two years into their business, but the Faherty brothers have already established a loyal and fervent following from our customers, and the line continues to get bigger and better each and every season. We love the stuff.

To kick off Spring, we took Faherty’s Striped Belmar Overshirt (one of our favorite pieces from our Spring buy), enlisted our buddy David Clark of Kartwheel Crafstmanship, and headed out to some train tracks to capture the piece in some pretty perfect late afternoon light. The results:

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Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch the trailer for Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, a SXSW favorite.

+ South By Southwest is what’s going on here in Austin. And there’s a lot of stuff worth checking out. A lot.

+ The gents at Kempt provided a list of places to shop while you’re in town for the festival. Thanks, guys!

+ If, however, you’re looking to beat the crowds and get out of Austin this week, scientist Randy Olsen has your trip all planned out for you.

+ Have you been watching GQ‘s Most Expensivest Shit? It’s so great!

Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch Bob Dylan’s film noir-inspired video for “The Night We Called It A Day.”

+ A look at Spring Break in South Texas in the 80′s and 90′s.

+ Inside David Foster Wallace’s Private Self-Help Library

+ “Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.” Epictetus and others dole out some solid style advice.

+ Chicago welcomes Craig Sager back to the NBA sidelines.

Joe Swec in Universal Works

Our friend Joe Swec is an Austin-based sign painter who has been making his mark around town for years now.  In addition to Launderette, Fresa’s, & Flat Track Coffee (among many, many others) Joe’s also responsible for the handiwork on our sign in Venice. We caught up with him in his studio last week while he knocked out a “Let It Ride” surfboard fin wearing the new Everyday Ikat Shirt from Universal Works.

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The Universal Works Budgie Jacket

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STAG Austin’s Kenton stepped outside to check on the weather in the Budgie Jacket from Universal Works, and it had no problem whatsoever standing up to the elements.

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Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch Emile Haynie’s video for “Falling Apart” featuring Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson.

+ Speaking of Brian Wilson, the movie based on his life looks like it might be pretty great.

+ Bleacher Report’s Michael Jordan retrospective is one of the best uses of the internet we’ve ever seen.

+ Cool Hunting takes a look at Tom Blachford’s Midnight Modern photos. (h/t Valet.)

+ Selectism presents a series of 1950′s Hot Rod photos from Life.

We Could Sure Use a Hand With All This

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We are currently hiring a Full-Time Buying Analyst based in Austin.

The Buying Analyst is responsible for working with the Director of Operations to generate reports, analyze sales, and assess inventory to improve the buying process. This includes improving our inventory management system to help guide seasonal buys, transfers, & markdowns; developing model merchandise stock levels & placing regular merchandise re-orders; developing monthly, quarterly, and seasonal sales reports; as well as, conducting pre-buy assessments of brands & categories, tracking seasonal buy details & assessing in-season product performance.

To be considered, candidates should possess:
- financial understanding of retail operations
- highly developed analytical skills
- an ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
- great communication skills – written and verbal
- extreme attention to detail
- ability to work under firm deadlines
- ability to work in a team environment
- flexibility within a dynamic and growing company
- open availability

Previous buying, retail, or purchasing agent experience is helpful. Highly proficient with Mac platforms, as well as Microsoft Excel, is a must.

Interested and experienced candidates may email their resume & work references for consideration to jobs@stagprovisions.com.

Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ We started out on a psychedelic Sunday with the above “New Topia” video from This Will Destroy You, the San Marcos-based instrumental act that just got added to Levitation (the festival formerly known as Psych Fest).

+ We read through an excellent set of interviews featuring some folks we’ve been lucky enough to work with over the years.

+ We took a full tour through Frank Lloyd Wright’s first LA house.

+ We admired Win Butler’s mean inside game.

+ We looked at some rare Beatles and Stones photos.

STAG PRESENTS: Faherty in Venice

The STAG PRESENTS series of brand collaborations continues in the STAG Venice loft this month and next with Faherty Brand!  Starting this Friday and running through most of March, Faherty will set up in our 450 square foot loft in Venice and will feature the majority of their men’s AND women’s Spring collections. The men’s collection includes a mix of vintage-inspired outerwear, tops, pants, and boardshorts, while the women’s collection is a unique blend of tomboy-boho-surf style.

The space will take cue from Faherty’s SOHO New York Store, featuring whitewashed barnwood, archival photographs, vintage surfboards, and antique finds from their travels across the world.

To introduce the Surf Shop, we’ll be hosting a cocktail party this Friday night with the Faherty brothers from 6-8pm at STAG Venice. 1338 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

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Here’s a taste of what Faherty has in store for you:

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Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ It’s award season, so start the day by watching Jack Nicholson give one of the best acceptance speeches ever from the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. (h/t Dangerous Minds)

+ We found out that Harper Lee is publishing a new novel, and how that might not be as totally awesome as we want it to be.

+ You can virtually walk through MoMA’s “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.”

+ The most stylish day ever?

+ The Audubon’s Birds of America page is outrageously beautiful.

Valentine’s Day Is Right Around The Corner …

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With Valentine’s Day so close, we figured we’d put together some gift ideas to help spread the love. The above one-of-a-kind arrows from Fredericks + Mae, for instance, are available at STAG Austin and online.

Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch James McMurtry’s “How’m I Gonna Find You Now.”

+ It’s Hard To Find A Friend is one of our all-time favorite blogs.

+ The Coveteur got to go inside Glenn O’Brien’s closet.

+ Dangerous Minds found an archive of jazz footage from the early 80′s shot by Alan Lomax.

+ NPR is streaming John Carpenter’s new album Lost Themes.

Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch “Coyotes” by Modest Mouse.

+ Hemingway and the cocktail.

+ Victory Journal took a look at Palio di Siena.

+ King Tuff’s “Headbanger” video is awesome.

+ Ramen Tatsu-Ya’s new location looks amazing. We can’t wait.

Meanwhile, On the Internet …

Here we present another installment in our ongoing compendium of the things on the internet we’ve been paying attention to throughout the week. Most of these links can be found as we discover them on our twitter feed.

+ Above, watch “Animal” by Moon Duo, our favorite video of the week.

+ 50 years of David Bowie’s hair in a single gif.

+ First We Feast builds the ultimate burger.

+ Our own Don Weir sat down with American soccer legend Cobi Jones for AOL’s Win/Win series.

+ Check out the top title sequences of 2014.