There is a certain ease that comes with living in the Northwest that permeates almost all aspects. From the laid back vibe of the local music scene to the coffee and cargo pants from Mt. Hood to Canon Beach there is an active stillness to life in these parts. This laid back vibe is most clear in the local fashion style that most of my family have adopted called Northwest leisure wear. This look is easy to spot by the comfortable sweat pants or Pajama pants, rain boots or some other work boots, and big bulky sweater. You will notice that Primo, my oldest has adopted this fashion sense int he picture above. I also want to point out that the pockets in his pajama pants are pulled out to really bring some spice to this outfit. I don’t know if it’s the years living in Southern California with the intense pressure to fit in, or just an internal sense of what looks good that keeps me from fully embracing this freeing style choice. I find that I don’t come as comfortably by it as my boy does and I envy him his laid back freedom. Primo likes nothing better than pushing away from the breakfast table, throwing on some puddle jumpers and his Fire truck sweater and getting his outdoor play on. When we try to get him to change into his day clothes he fights it, “This is what papa wears!” he whines. That is true, it is what Papa wears and it is the local uniform of comfort and ease, if not style and high fashion.