Dressing like Kamoshita-San at Pitti Uomo 92

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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.

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The 1910s Novelty Tie

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.

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My Search for Brown Suede Chukkas ft. the Kempton Boot from Loake

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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.

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The Style of Two Cities

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While I spent a lot of time in Paris and London with my family sightseeing, I definitely made a point to put a focus on menswear.  As a poor grad student with loans looming over his head, another trip to Europe doesn’t seem too likely, at least for a few years.  As a result, I used what ever free time I had to meet up with Instagram mutuals and check out fantastic menswear stores that we just don’t have in Los Angeles.  Here are the people I had the pleasure of meeting!

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London Calling

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Warning: Long post again!  It wouldn’t be long if I didn’t have pictures, but where’s the fun in that?

London was the last half of my family  euro-trip.  Unlike in Paris, we only had a few guided tours, which freed me up to explore on my own and meet some cool people! While the style documentation is in a separate article, this post will summarize  what I did each day as well as briefly talk about the outfits I wore.  I hope you enjoy!

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An American in Paris

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Warning: This is a long post!

Paris was the first top in my short 2-week Eurotrip. Like most family trips, my stay in the City of Lights was dominated by a strict schedule of tours and excursions. This article will share the outfits I wore on the trip as well as give a brief summary of what I did during that day!  It’s a small departure of the usual content on this blog, but I hope you enjoy it.

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