An elegant DB is a must for any classic or vintage menswear enthusiast. But do I taper the legs to make it more “timeless”?
Warning: Post is slightly NSFW due to tattoo exhibit pictures.
Unlike the nocturnal escapades of Ben Stiller’s Larry Daley, the guys and I only spent an afternoon at the museum. Luckily, there we didn’t have any trouble from the tablet of Ahkmenrah.
Woah, when’s the last time we did a tailoring transformation?
Warning: LONG ASS BLOG POST
It’s not everyday that a film takes place in the 1930’s, but when there is, we’ve definitely gotta talk about the fashion!
As I continue to be more intentional in my buying (instead of buying random thrifts for the sake of tailoring), I’ve decided that my money could be better used on obtaining grails, both for wear and use in a bespoke reproduction. One of the first ones was the 1930’s brown SB patch pocket suit (with gorgeous lapels). This jacket was the next one.
Extra Long Blog Post!
One of the questions I get from guys who have come across my style is “why do you like vintage”? Well the truth of the matter is, I don’t always like to wear vintage. There are a few things that modern manufacturers get right that I enjoy (extremely soft tailoring is one). If I had the money, I could possibly have an entire bespoke wardrobe. However there’s one main reason why I always return to vintage and that’s due to the details that they just don’t do anymore.
Continuing our documentation of the classic menswear world in LA, I bring you P. Johnson who was in LA for the weekend for a trunk show.
Long post alert.
Nothing is really ever new in menswear. The first “recent” trend to come back was the high waist and pleats , though I’ve been wearing those two for years thanks to vintage clothing. The next trend that has been sweeping the contemporary menswear circles isn’t really a design thing, but an affectation on how you wear your shirt collar. The thing is, this has been done since the 1920’s and continues to be done by veterans of the vintage community.