The Drake’s Trunk Show at The Bloke

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A little bit of London came to visit the most British part of Pasadena this past weekend.

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A Case for the Knit Cap

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It seems that in the world of menswear, hats are a bit of a touchy subject.  I think most of us agree that it’s an elegant piece that provides some old school vibes, but it’s difficult to put into practice.  In those conversations, it’s mainly about fedoras and flat caps where the negative comments tend to be directed toward ballcaps and beanies.  But truth be told, I really like the beanie.

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Two Ties from GENTL SUPPLY

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Disclaimer:  We received two complimentary ties and I decided to write about them.

Continuing our small coverage of affordable contemporary tie brands, I give you GENTL SUPPLY.  They actually had to slide in my DMs since I literally shop for ties by searching “1930’s tie” on eBay. Go figure!

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The Style of Reynolds Woodcock in “Phantom Thread”

Reynolds Woodcock was one of the the premiere dressmakers in 1950’s London.  It’s only fitting that his own wardrobe is on par with the dresses he creates.  With a minimalistic approach to style, Reynolds looks simultaneously vintage and classic, with an air of fussy elegance to boot.  This post discusses the style of Daniel Day-Lewis’ character in Phantom Thread.  

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Vintage Menswear Details They Don’t Do Anymore

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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.

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