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Get Out More.

Erik Engstrom

sponsored by: Fisher + Baker

thoughts are my own.

My life in Chicago has been on constant go. From starting school again, running to meetings, introducing myself to people, to traveling downtown for drinks and a comedy show. It has all been crazy.

The adjustment has been real.

So much has been happening. I once lived in a place where the outdoors was always an access. Now here, I’m discovering endless facts about living in urban places again. Even with the rush of opportunity, struggle, and hustle of Chicagoland - I have to come to the realization that this is now home.

I just wish my home had a little more outdoors.

Recently, I’ve collaborated with Fisher + Baker to encourage my adventure bug. To say it simply, I’ve been out of balanced. My life has been consumed with the American thought of ‘go.’ But where is the rest? Fisher + Baker aims to bring balance back into gentlemen’s lives.


Combine fashion with function. Combine work with play. Combine city with outdoors.

I’ve always been drawn to the outdoors, yet find myself constantly in urban environments. It’s the place I live, it’s the jobs I pick up, it’s the people I meet. But I need a weekend at the cabin. I need a couple days up north. I need a place of solitude.

Excitingly, I’m getting ready to plan a trip away. Within the next month I’ve decided to travel to a ‘camp’ in Wisconsin for a little getaway. Maybe I’ll take a canoe out in the morning and watch the sunrise. I’m a romantic. I love beauty. I’m expectant that Fisher + Baker will encourage me to get out more and find balance.

Function + Quality

Let’s get down to the details.

Fisher + Baker truly pack the punch on all of their products. They are built for any circumstance.

My Chelsea Trench coat is packed with goodies. It’s windproof, waterproof, breathable, and has lifetime warranty. I’ve worn it during a downpour and I stayed dry. It’s the real deal. A trip to the PNW is much needed now.

Their products are all paired with timeless fashion. Which means you are getting quality gear that looks great.

Be sure to check Fisher + Baker out. They’re dope.


Shop Fisher + Baker Look:

Camden Shirt
Chelsea Trench

oh , that i had the wings of a dove! i would fly away and be at rest.

The Chamber of Denim & Dad Hats.

Erik Engstrom

There are a number of things that I have developed a fond obsession with over the last few months and those include:

  1. Dad hats
  2. Abandoned places
  3. All black outfits
  4. Denim

When I was up in Minnesota visiting my brother a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon an abandoned middle school and I knew that we had to explore. There was a thick musk that hung in the air. Water dripped from the ceiling. Mold and algae plagued the walls and floors. I am sure that it was not the most healthy place, but none of that mattered because I was enthralled. 

Thank the fashion gods because the outfit I wore that day worked perfectly with the surroundings. The all black of my clothes perfectly complimented the vivid green mold and algae on the floor. Can I just go back and take more photographs? Okay, thanks!


Shop the Look:

Levi's Trucker
Harvard Tee (similar)
Levi's Commuter 511
Vaywen Sneakers (similar)
Urban Outfitters Baseball Cap

I Want to Dress Like Justin Bieber.

Tommy Engstrom

The older I get, the more confusing my sense of style becomes. Am I preppy? Am I hipster? Am I urban or Euro? What about outdoorsy and natural? Every time I walk into my closet or open up my dresser drawers, it looks as though every fashion stereotype is represented. If you told me that I had to define what my personal style is, I would have a difficult time. I think that the easiest way for me to describe it would be to say that it is eclectic. 

This next few statements might be embarrassing. Or perhaps it is pathetic. But when I saw the music video for Justin Bieber's I'll Show You I wanted to copy his style. Platinum blonde hair and all. Or maybe it was just that I wanted to go to every location that they filmed at. Yea, that's it...not the J.Biebs style...

Please excuse me while I go listen to PURPOSE on repeat. 


Shop the Look:

Urban Outfitters Long Tee
Levi's Commuter 511
Vaywen Sneakers (similar)