Ethan’s Grails: The 1930’s Unstructured Navy Flannel DB Belt Back Jacket

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Phew. That title is a mouthful, isn’t it?

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.

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Why You Should Consider Vintage Ties from the 1930s-1940s

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CRAZY LONG POST ALERT (lots of pictures!)

Vintage and vintage inspired looks are what comprise a majority of this blog.  Now Spencer and I agree that you don’t have to stick with one area to dress well.  You can always wear tailored thrifted trousers or a modern suit to create a look that takes cues from both contemporary and Golden Era looks.  However, if you really want to have a look that  truly throws it back to the 1920s-1940s, there’s one thing you can’t skimp out on: the tie.  The fact that these vintage ties have such a unique print, fabric, and construction makes it as if you’re wearing a piece of sartorial art around your neck.

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Three DBs, Three Styles

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This past weekend, I decided to challenge my self and wear a Double Breasted jacket every day.  Most guys don’t like to wear double breasted suits and blazers since they think it’s too old school or it never fits right.  Well, I’m here to prove you wrong; the double breasted jacket is awesome and is a definite great addition to your sartorial wardrobe.  To add to the fun, I also decided to take the opportunity and craft outfits for three of my favorite styles!

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A Tailoring Experiment: Pleated Trousers

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Now that we can agree that pleats are cool, it’s time to try them out.  I noted in my previous article that it is difficult to obtain pleated pants with the necessary details (high rise, slim-straight).  So when I was presented with an opportunity to try and tailor down some 1980’s baggy, double pleated pants, I took it.  If it worked out, I may have found a way to get pleated pants at an affordable price! If not, I’ll be out a few bucks, but I know it can’t be done. Let’s find out!

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The Armoury for Less: Blue, Grey, and Brown

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Nothing is more classic than the colors of blue, grey, and brown.  They are staples that every man should have in his closet, whether they take form as a suit, sportcoat, pants, or even ties! This article recreates an outfit from the Armoury (and Brycelands Co) utilizing these classic colors.  The fact that my outfit costs $300 while the other costs $3,000 is an added bonus.

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Inspiration for Less: Chad Park

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Because this is a blog, and not a newspaper, I’ve decided to focus more on individual outfits and blog about them.  Doing so creates more content for my readers and lets go more indepth on why I picked what I wore and how I came up with it!  Without further ado, here’s Street x Sprezza’s first entry into our new weekly series “Inspiration for Less”.  And who better to be inspired by than Chad Park?

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What to Wear for Valentine’s Day Part III: An Elegant Evening

You’ve got the girl and it’s serious.  This may be the first fancy dinner you’re gonna have.  Maybe its the first time you’ve ever set reservations!  Or maybe it’s an anniversary and you want to go somewhere mature and classy, just like your relationship. Whatever the case is, this Valentine’s Day may be the time for your Fancy Dinner.  And whenever you have a fancy dinner, there is only one acceptable uniform:  suit and tie.   Here, the guys put one last outfit together to show how they would dress on a fancy dinner date.

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What to Wear for Valentine’s Day Part II: The Girlfriend Date

For our second feature in our Valentine’s Day series, we have the Girlfriend Date. This one goes out to all you gents who’ve locked down that wonderful lady you’ve had your eye on. Maybe its the same girl you used your First Date look on! Or maybe you’ve already been dating her for a  while.  Whatever the case is, there’s no need to hold back this time; dress like you.

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Styles of the 2015 Vintage Fashion Expo

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!

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