Had some Holiday fun with the SoCal menswear scene at one of my favorite, if not only, classic menswear stores in Los Angeles! It also happened to be the site of the seasonal Ring Jacket trunk show, which I had always wanted to check out.
Guys tend to have one style. Raj for example, only sticks to the preppy essentials. Jay on the other hand doesn’t limit himself to just one specific style; he has such an expansive closet that he can create a series of different looks. Having a diverse style allows you to break out of your comfort zone and have outfits for any occasion. In this feature, Jay wears three different outfits that really break the mold.
This week’s Wearable Women Wednesday features the lovely Lara!
A few weeks ago, I was able to watch Kingsman, a British spy/comedy movie. In the movie, Colin Firth’s character “Galahad” (his Kingsman codename), repeatedly said “manners maketh man” before he kicked some bad guy butt. Throughout the film, there were many references to gentlemanly fashion, such as “oxfords, not brogues” (oxfords are plain, while brogues have the wingtip design) and the importance of a well tailored suit. In fact, the suits in the universe of the film were even bulletproof! Here, I show off two outfits inspired by two characters from the film: Galahad and Merlin.
The “Battle of Los Angeles” is one that is shrouded in controversy. In late February, 1942 there was a rumored enemy attack which resulted in machine gun and anti-aircraft guns being fired which resulted in panic and conspiracies. However, in 2015 it’s simply an event to celebrate veterans, the armed forces, and the 1940’s. At the event, I saw vintage collectors, reenactors, performers, and just normal people getting into the vintage spirit. Here, we show off some of the best looks from the event!
Valentine’s Day is this week! It’s that time of year where you pull out all the stops, dress yourself to the Nine’s, and ask that gal you’ve been eyeing in class on a Valentine’s date. Now hopefully she will have said yes, so what are you supposed to wear? What does the occasion call for? Are you going to the beach, having a picnic at the park, or taking her out to a swanky restaurant? Fear not confused gentleman, we have a guide just for you.
This weekend I was able to go to the 2015 Vintage Fashion Expo in Downtown Los Angeles. Vintage fashion is a personal hobby of mine. While I do love wearing modern clothes, there is something about the cut and patterns of the 1920s-1950’s that interest me. So this weekend, I went to the Expo wearing one of my favourite and most unique vintage pieces. I was also able to snap a few shots of people’s fashion that I enjoyed!
Like we said before in our preppy post, khaki is one of the colors everyone should absolutely own in their wardrobe. However, sometimes buying “off the rack” doesn’t help. Everyone has a different body type, so what works for one may not work on the other. So for this challenge, we both took a pair of khakis , tailored them and then put on a quick outfit to show you just how amazingly diverse and amazing khaki trousers are. And as always, we’d like to know which style you liked better.
Continuing our new feature, Raj and I bring you a classic preppy pattern: the nautical stripe. Even though Rajesh and I like to dress up (and even have some of the same clothes) we each have our own unique style. So we decided to do a challenge: let’s keep the same shirt pattern but we have to try and make it our own. So let us know what you think in the comments below! Who did wear it best?
Say you want to dress up for class. However, you don’t want to wear a suit because wearing a suit is “doing too much”. What’s the best alternative? Dressing preppy! The prepster style has been an American collegiate staple since the 1960’s and is a great dressed up look to do! Here, Raj and I will show you some of the clothes you can wear to be preppy to class.