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Doug McCombs- Swiss Army Blanket Jacket

In anticipation of the uniform project, here’s a peek at Doug McCombs’ Swiss Army Blanket Jacket. Those of you who know Doug or who have seen his piece for the Vietnam project know that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of early 20th century workwear. This jacket builds on that tradition and that of old hunting jackets. It’s […]

The Small Bag

I found a bag very similar to this one at the Unique Thrift years ago. I loved it immediately because I love small leather bags with an across-the-body strap, but they are for some reason hard to find. They are easy on the back, and force me to pack lightly. If I’m on my bike […]

Art Opening Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening at Living Room gallery last week, despite the snow and terrible traffic. Stylish people Alix, Liz and Nina’s sartorial identities   Tough Chicago folks brave the snow and cold and look stylish all the while Twinsies, or “this site explores the intersection between Damon and Doug” […]

Gallery Opening- Past Perfect Vietnam

The Past Perfect Vietnam gallery show opens this Friday, Jan. 20th, from 6-9 pm at Living Room, 1530 W. Superior (just E. of Ashland): The garments, sketches, portraits, and essays shown on this site will be featured. Around 7:30 pm, some of the participants will read their essays aloud. Drinks and good times will […]


Thanks, Damon!

Damon Locks, artist, musician, and dear friend, made me a stylized logo of my initials.

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Welcome to the home of Chicago-bases artist, Jamie Hayes. This is the introductory copy for the… News Page?


Welcome to Past Perfect

Thanks for visiting my website. I hope you’ll join me at the opening of the Past Perfect show at Living Room Gallery on Friday January 20, 2012. Living Room is locate dat 1530 W. Superior in Chicago.