Hats, Shoes, and Music: A Night at Wellema’s

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Long post due to pictures!

Okay, maybe I should stop complaining about the lack of the cool menswear events here in LA because I went to a great one this past weekend at the Wellema Hat Co.

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The Vintage Sport Shirt

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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.

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Dressing like Kamoshita-San at Pitti Uomo 92

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Pitti Uomo (for Spring/Summer) has come and gone and like always, a plethora of street style pictures have flooded the internet.  In the past, we’ve looked at classic menswear ensembles from The Armoury and Shibumi-Firenzi but our tastes have certainly evolved. This time we dissect and replicate a look from Mr. Yatsuo Kamoshita, the man behind Camoshita.

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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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London Calling

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Warning: Long post again!  It wouldn’t be long if I didn’t have pictures, but where’s the fun in that?

London was the last half of my family  euro-trip.  Unlike in Paris, we only had a few guided tours, which freed me up to explore on my own and meet some cool people! While the style documentation is in a separate article, this post will summarize  what I did each day as well as briefly talk about the outfits I wore.  I hope you enjoy!

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Lightweight Vintage Tailoring at the Dapper Day Spring Outing 2016

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Twice a year, Dapper Day organizes an outing to Disneyland.  It’s an opportunity to step out into the parks in style, whether its vintage, modern, or somewhere in-between! If you’ve been following this blog, you know that for the past two years we’ve gone and documented our own vintage style and this one was no exception! Here’s what we wore to the event in the hot Southern California  sun.
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