Our Favorite Instagrammers – @partial2denim
Instagram Name: @partial2denim
Amount of followers: 5877
Residence: Brisbane, Australia
Occupation: Researcher & Educator
I am a searcher, a studier, a collector and have always been prone to nerding out over things. Prone to extroversion, I’m all about community and others treating others well. Humility, commitment and thoughtfulness is what it’s all about.
Why do you share your outfits? And why Instagram?
Stumbled across the boot and raw denim community by chance when I first started playing with IG. Have always loved well made and rugged kit – the ethics of it is also really important to me. I follow others to get inspiration and interact with cool people. I show my gear to contribute to the community, receive feedback and connect. Insta is perfect for all this: it’s easy, instant and I don’t have to put too much thought into it.
What makes your Instagram feed so special?
I’m not sure it’s special (I know everyone says that), but hopefully it’s seen as humble, not contrived and easy/fun. I really emphasize interaction through commenting and am always open to chatting and helping out others in the community.
Where does your inspiration come from?
I have a pretty full on life with work and family, so I get up, put an outfit together and then shoot as I am walking out the door – there’s very little planning (even basically use the same location for each shot). The inspiration starts when I pick out a pair of boots, then denim etc.
I am certainly inspired by others though, some time it’s a single piece, a colour or a cool combo. The season and my mindset also play a massive roll in what I wear.
Where does your love for denim come from? When did it start?
First cool thing I had bought for me was a pair of Levi’s when I was 10… still remember how amazing it felt. Always comes back to me when around denim.
Your top 3 favorite (denim)brands?
Railcar fine goods, 3sixteen and RGT. Love the made in the US aspect plus the amazing fabrics and workmanship. These guys are also way cool and always open to interaction. Yet to find a piece from any of these brands that isn’t perfect. If not just denim, then redwing for many of the same reasons.
What is your favorite accessory?
Clobbercalm x tannery south x pigeon tree crafting truckers wallet. My saddleback leather backpack is also right up there
Which items do you wear most at the moment?
Probably my 3sixteen st100x. Perfect weight and cut for my everyday and every season.
What is your favorite shop? And what is your favorite webstore?
I have a great respect for @urban_lupe in Melbourne – Ed is a great guy and always has wonderful products at fair prices. I’m also really excited about the upcoming store Clobbercalm Supply Co. Much respect for Ben and have already had a great experience buying from him.
As for the web, buy from all around, but probably eBay and Grailed the most. Love a deal and the ethics of reusing.
Do you care about the production process?
Very much so. Not just for quality but also because it’s important to me how those who make the clothes are treated.
What are your dreams for the future?
Continue to be good to the people around me and always try to improve. Very much try to stay in the present.