The Brown Checked Sportcoat

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I just obtained one of my grails. And like my Aldens, I’m going to wear it as much as I can.  LA weather permitting.

But honestly, it’s less about the grail itself and more so the concept of it. The concept of the best sportcoat you could have, besides the navy hopsack!

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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. Yasuto Kamoshita, the man behind Camoshita.

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Brown Jackets and Navy Trousers

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I love grey trousers. They’re extremely versatile and go with everything, whether you’re going vintage casual or when you want to wear them with separates like a sweater vest or a patch pocket sportcoat.  Now, navy trousers are the counterpart to grey as the pair of trousers everyone should own.  Normally I recommend grey since its very plain/unsaturated, allowing you to ground an otherwise loud or colorful outfit.  But when it comes to wearing navy trousers, I almost always pair it with brown; the harmony between these two earth tones is nothing short of amazing that really gives you an old school look.  Brown and blue are my favorite colors and it’s what we wore this week on Street x Sprezza!  

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Tailoring a $3 Thrifted Suit: A Brown Chalkstripe Three Piece

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I’m always on the lookout for cheap, vintage suits. You’re guaranteed to find great suits at vintage stores like Joyride or from sellers like Benny, but there’s nothing like the feeling like scoring a great piece at a thrift store.   If you look hard enough and have great patience, you can definitely find some cool stuff!  And sometimes, you’ll find it on a sale day where your suit will cost $3.

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