Top drawer

Highland games

Kevin Williams

• Who he is: Kevin Williams

• What he’s wearing: A twill camouflage kilt from and a sporran bag from (“Usually a sporran is worn in the middle,” Kevin explains — he updated his by adding a chain and wearing it like a messenger bag.)

• Why we love it: Kilts have been working their way back into men’s fashion, helped by modern fabrics (denim and canvas) and celebs (Vin Diesel wore a leather version to the MTV awards a few years back). Kevin makes his work for a stroll around town — the camo print worn with a tee and sandals renders this Scottish classic a viable alternative to cargo shorts.

Try this on

There’s nothing quite like new clothes, unless it’s new clothes when someone else is footing the bill. This summer 250 lucky (well, they hope they’re lucky!) shoppers get a chance at a $5,000 shopping spree at Bellagio Art-to-Wear (5 Biltmore Plaza, 277-8100). Here’s the deal: The Biltmore Village shop is holding a raffle to benefit local Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance. Tickets are limited, and run $100 each — steep, but it’s for a good cause. The winner will be announced at Terpsicorps’ Saturday, Aug. 12 production of The Scarlet Letter. Visit the Bellagio store or go to for info.

Loose threads

Goorin Brothers

Hats aren’t just for when temps dip into single digits — the right topper keeps you cool all summer. Check out the Goorin Brothers collection for headwear with vintage appeal — this company has been making hats for four generations, and is now re-interpreting fedoras, ivys and newsboy caps in surprising fabrics. Find them at Union (18 Haywood St., 259-3300) and at Wink (18 Brook St., Suite 103, in Biltmore Village; 277-4070).

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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