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!
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.
Your favorite boys get to represent classic menswear at the latest Dapper Day Expo.
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!
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!
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!