The Greatness of Going Double Breasted

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You’ve definitely seen the Double Breasted Jacket before.  It’s worn by gangsters in the 1930’s, zoot suiters of the 1940’s, and on 1980’s businessmen (God’s mistake).  Now, you’ll see them worn at Pitti Uomo, with wide peaks and garish patterns.  It’s so popular with that bespoke scene that many “mainstream” dressers stay away from it. However, these gentlemen are missing one of the best things to come into menswear.

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Style at Inspiration LA

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This weekend, Spencer and I went to Inspiration LA, a huge vintage gathering in Southern California.  At the REEF in Downtown Los Angeles, multitudes of dealers selling vintage apparel, reproduction garments, and other crafts come together to present their wares to the public.  

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Don’t Wear a Tie on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is this coming Weekend and it’s important to look good.  Last time we explored the different outfits for different occasions.   This year we’re going a little different.  While we normally have a pro-tie stance, sometimes it’s best to go against the grain and ditch the tie.  However, the lack of tie doesn’t give you an excuse to dress down!   Here are some tie-less looks that can work best for any of your Valentine’s Day plans!

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Your Tie and Sprezzatura: Having Fun with Rebellion

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Lately, people have started asking me about how I wear my tie.  It may not be apparent on my blog posts since I don’t post every outfit I wear on here, but comments about it mostly came up at work (I work retail).   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s when both the front and back blade of the tie are visible and overlapping, and can often extend past the waistband of the pants.  Sometimes it simply drapes downward; other times I prefer to tuck it in.

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“Classically Effortless” ft. Chad Park and B&Tailor

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Suits have a bad rap.  Menswear bloggers today are dedicated to making suits and formal wear look as casual as possible.  For example, Dan Trepanier has an article on wearing Henley’s with your suit and HVRMINN wears Nike’s with his sharp DB’s. It seems that the suit (and its traditional accoutrements) has not shaken its pariah status among the masses.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about dressing down a suit, but I’m still a standing fan of the classic suit worn.  To my knowledge, there’s only a few men that can make wearing a suit look natural and easy, and I have the pleasure of featuring one of those masters.  I present Chad Park from B&Tailor.

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