I met Jim a while ago back at Agenda and at that point I had already been wanting to get into to his store Port and check it all out.

I seriously suggest you do the same if you're cruising through the Long Beach area. Jim opened his store sort of as a passion project a few years back and it has since turned into basically a destination and home for well thought out brands. He does such a good job curating the space with several lines including some of his talented friends' brands like Wonderland Sun and Quiet Life.

There's some people out there doing their thing that have their hands in so much that you wonder what other great ideas they have - in addition to everything else going on, Jim has Port branded apparel. As of now, the line consists mostly of men's items, including quality, thermals, sweatshirts and hats.

On top of running Port, Jim has also teamed up with the brand Broken Homme which is a leather specific boot collection made in the USA. These handcrafted boots are designed in Long Beach and the aesthetic of the brand fits in perfectly with the overall lifestyle vibe that Jim has created at Port. Now if they'll only come out with a size that will fit me.

Luckily, there are a few great Port items for girls - when I checked out the store a few weeks back, I walked away with their women's crew sweatshirt courtesy of Jim. Not to sound like a bum or anything but I've been wearing this sweatshirt nearly everyday since. The way my crazy schedule has been working out, I don't always have time to plan out elaborate outfits so I gravitate toward my Port sweatshirt, some version of cut-off shorts and boots - works every time.

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