Dapper Day x LACMA: David Hockney

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Always a pleasure to be invited to the latest Dapper Day x LACMA event!  This time they celebrate their latest exhibit, which centers on famed British painter David Hockney and his 82 Portraits & 1 Still Life.   

There’s also some great candids and portraits of our own that I hope will serve as an editorial/lookbook of sorts.

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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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Vulture Suits Review: The Brown Double Breasted Suit

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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!

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The Armoury for Less: Jake Grantham

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We’ve been looking at The Armoury for a long time now, with a majority of my outfits focusing on recreating ones by Dick Carroll.  As a result, it has been ivy focused, with repp stripes and oxford shirts.  For this article, I’m going to be recreating one of my favorite outfits of all time, worn by one of the first Armourers:  Jake Grantham.

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The Armoury for Less: Blue, Grey, and Brown

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Nothing is more classic than the colors of blue, grey, and brown.  They are staples that every man should have in his closet, whether they take form as a suit, sportcoat, pants, or even ties! This article recreates an outfit from the Armoury (and Brycelands Co) utilizing these classic colors.  The fact that my outfit costs $300 while the other costs $3,000 is an added bonus.

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