I am always on the search for “softly tailored” garments: little/no shoulder padding, unstructured and barely any lining. In fact, it is this detail that gives contemporary tailoring a slight edge over vintage pieces for me. When the two are combined however, you best know that I’ll be all over it. I think I just found the perfect casual vintage suit!
CRAZY LONG POST ALERT (lots of pictures!)
Vintage and vintage inspired looks are what comprise a majority of this blog. Now Spencer and I agree that you don’t have to stick with one area to dress well. You can always wear tailored thrifted trousers or a modern suit to create a look that takes cues from both contemporary and Golden Era looks. However, if you really want to have a look that truly throws it back to the 1920s-1940s, there’s one thing you can’t skimp out on: the tie. The fact that these vintage ties have such a unique print, fabric, and construction makes it as if you’re wearing a piece of sartorial art around your neck.
This past weekend, Spencer and I attended the Monsivais & Co Grand Opening party at their newly opened showroom in Highland Park. It was a great event, with some great style worn by the attendees.
Expanding my casual side is definitely something I’ve been trying to do lately. If you follow me on Instagram or watch me closely on Male Fashion Advice, you’ll see that it’s been happening slowly but surely. As we get right into the beginning of “real summer”, there’s probably going to be a lot more of these posts since it’s the best way to try new ways to dress down.
Pitti Uomo (for Spring/Summer) has come and gone and like always, a plethora of street style pictures have flooded the internet. In the past, we’ve looked at classic menswear ensembles from The Armoury and Shibumi-Firenzi but our tastes have certainly evolved. This time we dissect and replicate a look from Mr. Yatsuo Kamoshita, the man behind Camoshita.
My love of high waisted trousers and pleats has finally culminated to me searching for ghurka shorts which feature a high rise and double forward pleats. Amazingly, they’re great and I wholeheartedly recommend them to you. Why wouldn’t you want something like these for your vintage or vintage inspired wardrobe?
Who would have thought that I’d be featured on one of the biggest menswear websites? Not this guy.
It’s Spencer’s first article!
A century ago, a suit and tie was the everyday attire for men. To differentiate between work and play, men would have fun with accessories. While many of those same accouterments still exits, one item that has been faded from the collective consciousness is this style of novelty tie popular from the turn of the century up until the early 1920s, faithfully reproduced by Damian Monsivais of Monsivais & Co.
I guess my posts are just long now, deal with it.
For those of you who follow my instagram account, you’ll know that I’ve been looking for a good pair of suede chukka boots for a little while now. They’re a classic piece of menswear that can go with almost everything in your wardrobe (no surprise there). After considering my options, I finally got some. They’re actually the first piece of footwear that I’ve paid full price on.