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Dredgers Union Summer 2012 Lookbook – Behind the Scenes

10 May

Here are some behind the scenes shots from our upcoming lookbook shot on location at Edgewater Park. We are so excited for everyone to see the results!

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Sean and Danielle both doubled as photographers for the day.

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Jen live instagramed the entire day! (follow us on instagram @Dredgers216)

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“I’m taking a picture of you… taking a picture of me… taking a picture of you!”

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Our very talented models, Samantha and Tom, most likely freezing to death.

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Makeup, Martinis, & Manicures this Friday!

18 Apr

Great event happening in our basement THIS Friday! All proceeds go to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. You can pre-sale your tickets at www.m3party.com for $25 or at the door for $30.

All ticket holders will also get 10% off all Dredgers Union merchandize!

Come enjoy a fabulous night of FREE makeup and manicures with an open bar and other great gifts!

See you there!

RSVP on facebook

You in DU: Urban Collegiate

3 Apr

I’ve always been inspired by vintage photographs from Ivy League campuses. Their effortless layering, mixture of prints and textures, and all around cool poise. I used these photos for inspiration for two Dredgers Union “urban collegiate” looks.


(Source: The Trad)

The ladies look is a layered, early spring style. Perfect for chilly mornings and sunny afternoons. Start with a good base, like the Shiloh Dress, it has a soft lining and fun skirt. Throw a lightweight flannel tunic on top. Our Dredgers Union Plaid Tunic is the perfect layering piece, and with pockets it’s also incredible practical!

Add a horizontal striped cardigan to mix up the prints, and add that effortless preppy look. Add easy accessories, like a necklace and clear frame sunglasses.

For the guys, I layered some crazy things together to get that easy going, college look. Start with a lightweight short in a fun color, like these RVCA shorts available in the store. Add a long-sleeved shirt, maybe even with a hood. Put a brightly colored plaid over it, this teal Dredgers Union Plaid Woven would work perfectly. Put a loosely tied silk necktie with it, because…why not?

Add a thick hooded sweater, chambray backpack, and geeky readers…and you are ready to go!

These are the final looks: Casual, and straight-off-campus cool!

LOOK UP!

14 Mar

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It’s easy to get distracted by all the new signage on East Fourth, but next time you find yourself down here, I recommend looking up! There are so many architectural details that make this small block unique.

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The building that now hosts The Dredgers Union was originally a Five & Dime called McCrory’s. This is the original signage that can be seen above the second story windows.

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The Frederick Building above Erie Island Coffee has the neatest contrast of blue window frames with large white subway tile siding.

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This building is technically on Prospect, but I have always admired the sleek black tile in contrast with the exposed brick texture.

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One of my favorite details on the street are the remnants of painted advertisements on the sides of buildings.

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Next time you find yourself in Dredgers Union, be sure the check out our book “East Fourth Street: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of an Urban Cleveland Street”, written by Alan F. Dutka ($19.95). It’ll provide you with an in-depth look at some of the beautiful buildings I’ve posted here, as well as many other interesting facts about the awesomeness that is East 4th!

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