Scandinavians have given us so much, from meatballs, to ABBA, to the Swedish model
which lowers barriers to free trade, allows public healthcare, and maximizes the workforce while supporting entrepreneurship in the product market named Victoria Silvstedt. Dressing you up like a hardworking Swede: Dunderdon, now open in PDX.
Only their second US digs, Dunderdon's new boutique looks like the den of an urban-minded shipwright thanks to clothing racks suspended by thick rope and reclaimed vintage industrial workbenches sporting the Swede brand's classy, understated menswear originally crafted to be workmen's gear, apparently never realizing Haywood was really more into tank tops and tearaway pants. Exclusive to PDX's a line of heavy-duty threads like an abrasion-resistant, part-Cordura work pant w/ reinforced pockets for nails; short-/ long-sleeve, black, snap-front shirts; and outerwear like the fleece-lined S28 S.Cafe Jacket that repels water with fabric made from recycled coffee grounds, or what the Dutch call "Indonesia". Their lifestyle collection's got the dude who doesn't accidentally shoot nails into his leg covered, including a casual long-sleeve button-down in a lively red, white, and blue check, outerwear like a wind-resistant army nylon bomber jacket, and a canvas carpenter pant with a handy thigh pocket, also the microwavable treat Kirstie Alley eats to warm up for Thanksgiving dinner.
While threads're the heart of the shop, they also offer a table of non-Dunderdon goods curated by the design-minded folks behind Core 77, which means you can find stylishly indestructible safety shades, a variety of wrenches, and tool rolls, which're an important part of any balanced socio-entrepreneurial workforce diet.