Rain in LA is like manna from heaven, since it seems that the state of California is perpetually on the brink of a drought. Other than giving us some much needed water, it also gives me a reason to break out my vintage trench coat.
Vintage, pre-1970’s brown herringbone sack suits from Brooks Brothers are pretty hard to come by. Well, Spencer and I found two!
Time to start a new feature on this blog: Ethan’s grails. The star of this inaugural piece is a fantastic suit with the cut and designs I’ve been obsessed with ever since I got into vintage menswear. I may just have to get it replicated (with updated fit details).
Just saw the 1967 film The Graduate and I knew I had to do a post based on Benjamin (played by Dustin Hoffman) and his wonderful ivy style.
CRAZY LONG POST ALERT (lots of pictures!)
Vintage and vintage inspired looks are what comprise a majority of this blog. Now Spencer and I agree that you don’t have to stick with one area to dress well. You can always wear tailored thrifted trousers or a modern suit to create a look that takes cues from both contemporary and Golden Era looks. However, if you really want to have a look that truly throws it back to the 1920s-1940s, there’s one thing you can’t skimp out on: the tie. The fact that these vintage ties have such a unique print, fabric, and construction makes it as if you’re wearing a piece of sartorial art around your neck.
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.
Friendgiving is a great tradition. While I did enjoy Thanksgiving with my family, I also appreciate the time to hang out and have dinner with just friends. Like with any event, it was an opportunity for Spencer, Jay, and I to break out some cool fall sartorial style for the dinner! Unlike last time, none of us wore tweed; however we still brought our A-game.