An American in Paris

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Warning: This is a long post!

Paris was the first top in my short 2-week Eurotrip. Like most family trips, my stay in the City of Lights was dominated by a strict schedule of tours and excursions. This article will share the outfits I wore on the trip as well as give a brief summary of what I did during that day!  It’s a small departure of the usual content on this blog, but I hope you enjoy it.

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Going to Inspiration LA 2017

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The guys and I are no stranger to vintage clothing.  Whether it’s true vintage suits  or even putting together something “vintage casual”, we definitely love vintage.  While the former has a very niche following (the vintage community as I affectionately call it), the latter is huge in the mainstream society.  With loop collar shirts, cool sweaters, and straight/wide selvedge denim, this special breed of vintage enthusiast is typically what most people tend to go for when they want a “vintage look”.  There isn’t a huge tradeshow like Pitti Uomo, Inspiration LA is the event to go to if you like that look.  It’s certainly a great place to go to see some of the coolest vintage pieces (that still exist) as well as some of the best dressed guys in the world that aren’t in suits.

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The Vintage Cowichan Novelty Sweater

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I am a big fan of vintage clothing. They’re filled with so much character that you just can’t find today!  Unless you go bespoke or completely custom, there’s no way you’re going to get specific lapels, particular cuts/designs, or even cool fabric.  Vintage is a staple of my wardrobe and I am always on the lookout for something cool to add into my rotation!  Outerwear and sweaters in particular are a great way to add some vintage pizzaz into your own outfits.  A few articles ago we talked about the vintage M-43 field jacket and the Fair Isle Sweater vest. This time we’re going to look at a vintage Cowichan sweater.

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Wearing Non-Navy, Patch Pocket Sportcoats

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We love to wear sportcoats.  Suits definitely have their place, but we typically like to wear odd jackets and odd trousers just for the sake of being able to combine different colors and patterns. As most people know, the most versatile sportcoat is the navy one; it’s used as a grounding device to play with other pieces.  Numerous fashion blogs talk about the navy blazer, but we’re different.  We like classic clothes, but that doesn’t mean boring!  Instead of the expected #menswear spiel , we’re going to show you some cool NON-NAVY sportcoats that happen to feature one of our favorite details: patch pockets.

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