Local Designer Collaboration

We Were There: Tarboo x ThisThat

The locally built brand kicks off their first series of crewneck pullover sweatshirts made in tandem with the screen-printers at West Seattle's ThisThat.

By Abiola Akanni December 3, 2012

Friday, November 30 was an especially soggy Seattle evening outside 1530, the hip new multi-functioning recreational art space on Melrose Avenue, but that didn't stop a style-savvy, indie-art crowd from celebrating Tarboo’s latest collection: a set of limited-edition crewnecks made in collaboration with West Seattle screen printing company ThisThat.


Tarboo's Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes shows the new wares to artist and designer Anna Rose Telcs.

The pullovers feature faces of iconic French actor Alain Delon and American creep Christopher Walken on color-blocked charcoal gray and black baseball style sweatshirts. You might keep them in mind for the upcoming gift-giving season, or just about any other season. Fresh gear like this works year-round in these parts.

As do the brand's locally made plaid wool button-ups and other signature pieces. For him or her, with stacked heels and sneakers and a quintessential can of Rainer, it was the look of the night as we bobbed our  heads from side to side to classic DJ beats.

Abiola Akanni is a guest blogger at Seattle Met; her blog is called Bora Bora Style.

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