Anchortown Style, by Joel

dad style

“Form follows function in Anchorage. When I was a kid a trip to the symphony would reveal ‘Alaskan Tuxedos’ (Filson cruisers and pants in grey or green whipcord cloth) and traditional tuxedos paired with fancy dresses and diamonds. Lots of big nuggets on some of those old timers too. Many of the Filson set were as sophisticated in their listening as the fancy folks. That mix is still common in Fairbanks where what you do is still more important than how you look.” – Joel (AKA, my Dad!)*

*In reality, he wears a helmet and other motorcycle appropriate clothing when he rides. And he has a style all his own – including hot pink shorts, Norwegian sweaters, and Carhartts –  which I love.


Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!