Since there are no events to cover (or even hangouts with friends too turn into editorials), I thought it would be nice to finally write an essay on one of my most requested garments: my custom suit from Ascot Chang, cut from blue Crispaire.
I went through the commissioning experience over a year ago, so my memory might be fuzzy and there aren’t as many detailed pics, but I hope you all enjoy it. It was rather nice to walk through memory line and revisit what it was like to get one of the best (and highest quality) suits I own.
Oh man. Nothing like two (nearly) back to back events filled with meat and negronis. LA had its hands full of menswear this past weekend!
Visiting Bryceland’s was an incredible experience because it allowed me not only to see the store which has inspired me so much in recent years, but also because of the opportunity to meet one of my style icons.
I can only hope that I acted as chill as I thought I was being.
Oh boy, time to talk about my absolute favorite collar style that kinda seems to be making a return to the greater world of menswear: the spearpoint.
Warning: Extra freakin’ long blog post
NYC definitely beats LA in all aspects of classic menswear. Not only are there way more cool stores over there, but the young guys all dress the part as well. Here’s what I was able to document (as well as some of my own outfits).
I’ve been fighting the good fight to make polo shirts “cool” again. When the fit is right, the placket deep, and the collar wide, it can be a great substitute for a dress shirt and pairs naturally with a sportcoat and trousers. But what about denim?
Absurdly long article on a garment that almost no menswear writer has touched on.
In the world of vintage casualwear, one article of clothing reigns supreme: the sportshirt. Because of its uniquely shaped collar (which lies flat and creates a notch, like a jacket’s lapel) it is commonly known on the internet as the Cuban or camp collar shirt. While the term loop collar has been thrown in the mix, it’s best known among true vintage enthusiasts and collectors as the sport shirt.
There have been a few articles written by other people on this subject, but none of have gone past the 1950s and 1960s in terms of history. We’re here to put the record straight on this classic piece of vintage menswear that was worn by men of all ages in a variety of different outfits.