The Menswear in New York

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Warning: Extra freakin’ long blog post

NYC definitely beats LA in all aspects of classic menswear. Not only are there way more cool stores over there, but the young guys all dress the part as well.  Here’s what I was able to document (as well as some of my own outfits).

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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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Fair Isle Sweater Vests are Great

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There are a lot of controversial things that this blog advocates.  Spear point collars, collar bars, high rise trousers, and white socks are just a few of those pieces!  Whether you wear these things together or incorporate one, you end up with a cool vintage look that sets your sartorial game apart from everyone else.  Now it’s time to talk about another addition to “Ethan’s Favorite Things”:  the fair isle sweater vest.

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A Vintage Christmas Party

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted something on true vintage clothing!  Luckily I was invited to a Christmas party hosted by Reese’s Vintage Pieces, so I was able to break out my Golden Era clothes and spend some time in style with friends, both new and old! You’ll be able to see some fantastic vintage tailoring, filled with subtle details and history that you just can’t get with modern clothing.  They just don’t make them like this anymore, other  than going full bespoke!

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