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Cold Blooded Shirt from Medium Apparel

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Streetwear company Medium Apparel was named one of Phoenix Fashion Week's emerging designers for 2013.

But the brand (with former New Times assistant art director Zac McDonald at the creative helm) has already garnered national attention. It won Rocawear's Next contest in 2011, and with its cheeky clothing and accessories Medium seems primed for more success.

Where: Medium Apparel

Cost: $22

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Style It: Go monochromatic by pairing the T-shirt with charcoal and white cotton suit shorts by Rag & Bone. Diversify the color scheme with SWIMS navy rubber boat shoes, two-tone clubmaster Ray-Bans, and a Uniform Wares wristwatch with a deep brown leather band.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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