About Street x Sprezza

“Menswear without the stuffiness.”

I’ll never forget that quote, as it sums up perfectly what this blog is about.  Don’t let the name fool you; this is no ordinary #menswear blog that focuses on floral prints, Sprezzabox accessories, and fun socks. I prefer looking at things from an older lens, one that combines all encompassing vintage style (specifically 1920s-1960s) with contemporary tailoring.  This blog is probably the only blog that advocates spearpoint collars, high rise trousers, and double breasted suits in a modern context. And don’t worry, we still wear sneakers!

We are advocates of classic style with a twist; this is inherent in the name. Street is a reference to streetwear and its rebellious/alternative nature. I’m not wearing Supreme or Palace, but there’s a lot to learn from it.  I think that your style should be different and can be meant to challenge people’s view of traditional clothes.  Pieces like bucket hats and knit caps are a great way to achieve that. Sprezza is a reference to the Italian term of “studied carelessness”. I believe that this means that you should still know the rules of menswear, but apply them in a way that is truly natural and easy (almost slouchy).  The combination of these words two has resulted in this blog:  a rebellious, yet easy approach to classic menswear.  No matter what, your outfits should look easy and personal to you.   And if it’s different than what others expect, then do it. 

One main focus of this blog is the rules and history of menswear. I believe that every outfit and article of clothing is full of life, ranging from the history of the garment to its current application.  Once you know the basics, then you can feel free to break them like I do.  Many of us, while we love suits and tailoring, have a distinct personal style.  Having a personal style doesn’t always mean you have to follow the rules to a T. I simply want to give you inspiration to help you gain perspective and find new ways to wear your suits and ties.

Another goal of this blog is to show you that fashion is not something reserved for the rich.  We believe that fashion is in the hands of the everyday person and that everyone can look great. A lot of the stuff we wear will be from eBay or thrift stores, which are then tailored to fit our bodies.  While we do believe that certain high prices are required for certain details (and that custom should be used if you can), you can definitely find some quality and unique pieces if you look hard enough.

What you might see in this blog will challenge you.  It might mean wearing sneakers with trousers or even wearing your tie carelessly.  It may even wearing something completely modern and tailored with a shirt or tie that hasn’t been worn in decades! We even advocate white socks.   These are all classic things that have our own unique spin on it.  Personal style is key at Street x Sprezza.


Ethan W. 


Street x Sprezza

Inquiries and Questions:  inquiry.streetxsprezza@gmail.com

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  2. Aaron Calderon · January 1, 2016

    Started to follow you because of the Gentlemen Gazette I look forward to your advice.


    • Ethan W. · January 1, 2016

      Welcome to Street x Sprezza! I’m glad you’ve decided to follow! 🙂


  3. Mick Stewart · October 14, 2017

    Just found your site. Historical 30’s / Great Depression Era reenactor here. You really were able to square away deffirences between modern era and the 30’s but more importantly the need for expert tailoring. Many thanks for a phenom site.


    • Ethan W. · October 17, 2017

      Thank you Mick! Your words really do mean a lot to me. 🙂


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