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Falling for Fjallraven.

Erik Engstrom

After years of wanting, I finally got my hands on a Fjallraven Kanken backpack, and just in time for this beautiful fall weather!

I have been ready for the falling leaves, hot chocolate, and late autumn bonfires, all while layered up in a good sweater or denim jacket. It's the best time of the year. 

For years I've had eyes for the Kanken backpack, longing to get my hands on the bag. Well folks, patience pays off. I now have one in my possession. I'm a sucker for a good bag, and this backpack packs the punch. Durable material. Handy water bottle pouches. Space for a laptop. This bag is nothing short of amazing. 

If you're looking for a new backpack, or some good outdoor gear check out Fjallraven. They are a stellar brand. Although I may have to admit, I may be a little biased as they are based out of Sweden. Represent. 

erik.

Shop the Look:
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket (similar)
Levi's 511s Jeans
Brixton Field Hat (similar)
Target Tee
Red Wings Heritage Classics
Fossil Minimalist Watch

Camp Good.

Erik Engstrom

Memories..I'd stay up late sitting by the fire with my dad and then wake before dawn with him to reignite the flames from ashes. While he cooked the sausage and eggs, I'd watch the dew disappear from the grass and wait for the rest of my family to wake up. From an early age I have learned to have a deep passion and love for the outdoors. Camping. Hiking. Escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life - without these experiences as a child, I would not have the love for natural beauty that I currently have.

As I get older and begin making a life away from my family, I hold onto the traditions, rituals and memories from my youth. I must go and search. I must discover a sight that will leave me in awe. It's a important to branch out and mature. It allows us to start to fully grasp life and the beauty around us. I didn't fully comprehend this as a child, but now I do.

With all this talk of tents, exploration, and campfires, somethings never change. I wore Levi's jeans as a kid - I'd get them muddy and dirty playing in the woods and campgrounds. And here I am, years later, still sporting a classic pair of Levi's - Life. Camp. City. And everything in-between. 

Camp good. 

erik.

Shop the Look:

Levi's Trucker Jacket
Levi's 511s
Red Wing Heritage Classics
Brixton Messer Fedora
Best Made Co. Patch

Practical Styling.

Erik Engstrom

I usually have a lot of staple pieces in my wardrobe. A lot of patterns, bright colors, and articles of clothing that make you just go, "wow!" I'm almost 30 and I'm choosing to be smarter with the way I live life. Let's use the term long lasting. As I mature and think about my apartment, my health, my closet, and my finances - simple is better. 

So I'm downsizing. I've already tossed out 15 bags worth of clothes. Not literally tossing, giving away. Instead of quantity I am focusing on staples that will be able to last. Staples that I can mix and match. Greyscale outfits are a simple way to stay true. They are ageless outfits. They are easy to pair, easy to dress. 

Living simple for me means functional. I'm a huge fan of Hunter boots. I think they are stylish and practical. Labor Day isn't here yet... so white jeans it is. 

tommy.

Shop the Look:

Urban Outfitters Club Jacket (similar)
H&M Hoodie
Hello Love Tee
Levi's 511s White Jeans
Hunter Rubber Lace-Up Boots (similar)
Fossil Gen 2 Smartwatch