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Heather Narwid

An exotic collage of bohemian love Style spotlight on Third Eye Vapor’s David Panter

Style Fetish to go on hiatus

Heather Narwid will be taking a few weeks off, but don’t worry style soldiers, she’ll be back on the other side of March.

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David Panter said he found this punk rock leather biker jacket, customized by an unknown artist with a Misfits logo skull on the back, random, cryptic writings in white marker on the sleeves, and appliquéd leopard lapels. I am a huge fan of found things – notes, clothing, art – and this mysterious jacket embodies all these things. When found, appreciated and appropriated by a new wearer, garments like these rise to the level of modern artifact. The chain necklace is a repurposed vintage 1960s women’s go-go belt and David’s classic bandanna do-rag is perfectly folded with the mandala circle radiating over his forehead. I like the balance of David’s one-of-a-kind pieces worn with the simple Henley shirt and flannel pants.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

David Panter said he found this punk rock leather biker jacket, customized by an unknown artist with a Misfits logo skull on the back, random, cryptic writings in white marker on the sleeves, and appliquéd leopard lapels. I am a huge fan of found things – notes, clothing, art – and this mysterious jacket embodies all these things. When found, appreciated and appropriated by a new wearer, garments like these rise to the level of modern artifact. The chain necklace is a repurposed vintage 1960s women’s go-go belt and David’s classic bandanna do-rag is perfectly folded with the mandala circle radiating over his forehead. I like the balance of David’s one-of-a-kind pieces worn with the simple Henley shirt and flannel pants.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

This outfit shows David Panter’s artful choices in pattern-mixing, texture, color and origin. A vintage 1980s two-tone leather jacket with fur-trim hood worn over a handwoven wool and South American leather vest, woven shirt, Louis Vuitton designer scarf and braided leather headband with dangling feathers. The belt buckle shape and motif nicely echo the design in the shirt. Note the bone-handle of the knife at his side.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

This outfit shows David Panter’s artful choices in pattern-mixing, texture, color and origin. A vintage 1980s two-tone leather jacket with fur-trim hood worn over a handwoven wool and South American leather vest, woven shirt, Louis Vuitton designer scarf and braided leather headband with dangling feathers. The belt buckle shape and motif nicely echo the design in the shirt. Note the bone-handle of the knife at his side.
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David Panter wears a vintage fox fur stole under a wool, hooded coat and traditional Guatemalan woven shirt with turquoise and bone-bead necklace.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

David Panter wears a vintage fox fur stole under a wool, hooded coat and traditional Guatemalan woven shirt with turquoise and bone-bead necklace.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

David Panter at work in his shop Third Eye Vapor, wearing a simple vintage 1970s striped polo with chunky turquoise cuff. Third Eye Vapor reflects David’s style sensibilities, too. Tapestries line the walls, vintage and handmade chunky gold and beaded necklaces, cuffs and bracelets drip from an iron display rack, and about a billion fun stickers are piled-up on the counter.
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Heather Narwid/Special to DGO

David Panter at work in his shop Third Eye Vapor, wearing a simple vintage 1970s striped polo with chunky turquoise cuff. Third Eye Vapor reflects David’s style sensibilities, too. Tapestries line the walls, vintage and handmade chunky gold and beaded necklaces, cuffs and bracelets drip from an iron display rack, and about a billion fun stickers are piled-up on the counter.

In this week’s Style Fetish, meet David Panter, owner of Third Eye Vapor on North Main in Durango. He is a super sweet guy with evocative style. David’s rock ’n’ roll shaman vibe combines elements rich and earthy, glam and hippie. He sources his ’60s through ’80s vintage, designer and imported clothing from thrift stores, trading with friends, and at Sideshow (I am so blessed to have the coolest customers I could ever dream of!)

David told me his style icons are designers Jean Paul Gaultier, Halston, Alexander McQueen, Coco Chanel, and John Hadeed, owner of San Francisco vintage store Torso. His favorite film about style is “Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston.” He said the movie “shows how the craziest looks we see nowadays are often inspired by much older and forgotten looks.”

David strolled into Sideshow in a customized biker jacket and every subsequent time I have seen him he is wearing striking accessories, luxurious textures and materials, combined and layered in an exotic collage of bohemian love.

On personal style, he says “I realized how inspired people can be by doing things differently and in a bold way. I love to see my friends step over the edge with their fashion and self-expression as I liberate my own and bring it out into the world. I try and look at each day as if I was getting dressed to go to a music festival where I will meet a bunch of good, new friends, dance, be happy and inspire one another.”

When roving Durango, keep your first, second and third eyes all peeled for the glorious, glamorous bohemian style of David Panter.

Heather Narwid owns and operates Sideshow, a vintage and modern clothing store for men and women, located in northeast Durango at 208 County Road 250. Sideshow is open 10-6 Tuesdays through Saturdays. Find Sideshow on Facebook and on Instagram @Sideshow411Vintage.

Style Fetish to go on hiatus

Heather Narwid will be taking a few weeks off, but don’t worry style soldiers, she’ll be back on the other side of March.