It’s official guys. I’M A HOST FOR DAPPER DAY.
This is a review of Vulture Suits and Ethan received a free suit in exchange for doing this review.
I think that double breasted suits are awesome. Since they’re not that common to find while thrifting, I’ve found that the closest I can get to vintage/bespoke style ones are by going MTM and changing some of the customizations to fit my needs! I also don’t want to spend too much, since $300-500 is my usual limit on suits (including tailoring). This is why I was pretty happy that Cecil from Vulture Suits approached me to do a review of their suits. It was a great opportunity for me to test out another MTM DB option!
We’ve been talking about eBay a lot lately, thanks to the 3 for $75 deal and the recent vintage Brooks Brothers sack suit. Even though eBay is highly curated (which makes it easy to find cool vintage pieces), nothing beats the thrill of hunting for cool stuff at thrift stores like Goodwill or Savers. My latest pick up was this amazing, almost-deadstock olive green sack jacket!
While I have gotten extremely lucky buying suits at Goodwill, eBay always seems to hold up, especially if you want something ivy! Unlike 1930’s suits or modern Ring Jacket suits, vintage pieces from the 1960s-1970s tends to be fairly cheap and readily available. This amazing mid-to-late 1960s suit from Brooks Brothers is no exception and perfect for spring! I actually got this suit done a while ago and only recently got around to shooting it now. Read More
I got tired of people telling me that I can’t do this, so I decided to make this article. Long story short, you CAN put your hands in your jacket pockets. They’re your clothes; don’t be afraid to be comfortable in them. That’s what sprezzatura is about, right?
I’ve always loved vintage jackets. They’re full of character and details that you can just seldom find today! We’ve talked about Field Jackets and leather jackets before, but there’s one king for lightweight casual wear and that’s the gabardine (gab) short jacket. It’s a versatile piece that can serve you well, whether you’re in tailoring or something extremely casual.
Buying a three piece, chalk stripe, half lined, high rise trouser suit for $3 is probably a once-in-a-lifetime situation. Getting three suits for $25 each, however, is still pretty damn good! Don’t worry, this isn’t an ad for Jos A. Bank; it’s more of advice to always check eBay since you never know what you’re going to find!
Even though we love going sartorial on the blog, we still have a passion for casual style. It’s been 80F for a full two weeks in Southern California and I’ve found myself ditching my ties for open collars and my sportcoats for rolled up shirt sleeves. We’ve talked about sartorial casual, but its always fun to take it down a notch further and wear tee shirts with trousers! It’s a topic we’ve explored 3 times in the past, but this one has a slight nautical twist. The look is perfect for hot days when even a button up is too much.