The Team's Summer In Rewind

All of us at Blue and White Collar have been tirelessly working to make sure you guys have the best shirts, the best service, and best experience possible. But when you work hard sometimes you've got to play hard. So in this post we'll be talking about each of our favorite parts about this summer which is quickly coming to a close. 

Ben Perkins

Summer makes me think of pools, barbecues, relaxing, soccer, and good weather. For the first time in my life, I didn't experience any of those things during a summer break from school. Instead, I was able to be a summer intern at a large lobbying firm in Washington D.C. and it was definitely unlike any prior summer that I had ever enjoyed. With that said, it was without a doubt the most memorable and impactful one I have ever had as well. From having the ashes of the July 4th fireworks hit me while sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to eating lunch with members of the United States Congress, it was incredible. My favorite thing, however, was getting engaged to the love of my life in Bishop's Garden, adjacent to the Washington National Cathedral. The euphoria of having her say yes to my proposal on those hallowed grounds is one that I will never forget. The only feeling that can even come close to matching it is the little skip my heart makes each time I suit up in my Blue and White Collar performance dress shirts (just kidding Mel!). 

David Shum

David here. If you're reading this, you may have talked to me through our Facebook page or through our email. But this summer, I moved out to the best coast, West Coast. It's by far the best thing I've done all summer. I'm out in Santa Monica on an advertising internship, and this place is heaven. Weather is perfect all the time. Just being here has been a highlight for me. So if you're reaching out about our shirts, you'll know that I am talking to you from the best place on earth. 

Jordan Larsen

The best thing I did this summer was visiting the magical country of Iceland. Over the course of ten days I went around the entire circumference of the country exploring every waterfall, mountain, and river I could. It was truly a transformative experience to be in a country that feels like the entire place should be a national park. The most memorable moment happened when we were traveling to a particularly secluded waterfall. After driving over a couple of rivers, up a rocky dirt road for 40 minutes, and wondering if we were breaking the law we came upon the most stunning waterfall overlooking a massive green valley. We ended up spending most of the day there hiking down to the base, taking a million pictures, soaking it all up, and not seeing another person the entire time.

Lizzi Perkins

As a city girl living in Boulder, Colorado, I've been introduced to a whole new style of living. Driving to work today I saw a man biking intensely dressed in cycling gear but on his back he had a dog in a baby carrier. I'm not talking a small teacup dog, I'm talking a good sized dog in a carrier on his back. Needless to say, things are different. No matter where I'm living or how strange things may seem, I can always count on my favorite band to be a constant. Which is why my favorite thing I did this summer was seeing The Weepies in concert. If you haven't heard of them, definitely go check them out. The concert was magical, the music was lovely; I laughed, I cried, it was everything I wanted it to be.


Timmy Bates

This summer brought a lot of changes and challenges for my family. I received an internship at Crispin Porter and Bogusky, an advertising agency in Boulder, Colorado. So I packed up my wife, 1 year old son, and all our worldly belongings (which fit in two cars) and made our way to Colorful Colorado. The highlight of the internship was unfortunately not the internship… although I learned a lot and met many great individuals, the highlight was the city of Boulder itself. Nestled against the Rocky Mountains and over shadowed by the spectacular Flatirons Boulder County offers a vast variety of outdoor experiences and activities. My personal favorite was when we accidentally discovered the mountain town of Nederland. We were taking a drive up the canyon and missed the turn we were planning on and instead found ourselves in Nederland. A tiny town of only 1.6 square miles and perfectly placed next the Barker Meadow Reservoir we fell in love instantly. We spent the day their walking down the narrow streets filled with unique shops, ate fall of the bone ribs, rode the local carousel with my son, and finished the evening with delicious ice cream. With all the stress that I had been experiencing with my internship, that brief day in Nederland was a day in heaven. 


Wow, wasn't that a fun look into how each of us spent out summer? Well friends, that's gonna do it for this edition of the Blue and White Blog. Until next time

Jordan and the Blue and White Collar team


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