The SJC Two-Tone Work Waistcoat

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Last time we talked about the tattersall waistcoat, a garment with a checked pattern that instantly screams vintage when it’s worn with a suit or separates.  For those of you looking for a throwback ivy style, the tattersall is for you.  However, we here at Street x Sprezza are always looking for ways to look even older.  Nothing screams 1930’s than a two-tone, patch pocket vest; unfortunately, they’re extremely rare to find in perfect vintage condition.   When we heard that Simon James Cathcart was about to reproduce one in a heavy flannel, we jumped on it right away.

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Dressing Like Drake’s: Denim, Sportcoat, and Sweater Vest

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Drake’s London is one of my favorite RTW companies that I’ve discovered during the course of my blogging.  I think I’ve mentioned it many times (here especially), but their ties are probably the closest I’ve seen to 1930’s style ones especially due to the fact that they are usually untipped with handrolled edges.  Overall, I’ve been a fan of the Drake’s style and I decided to dress in their style for this blog post!  Not every brand (or blog) can advocate these three pieces to be worn together: a sportcoat, denim, and a sweater vest.

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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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The Levi’s 501 CT: High Rise Selvedge Denim

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Everyone knows that I’m a big proponent of high rise trousers.  They make you look slimmer and make your legs look longer; you can’t lose while wearing them!  However, you can’t wear trousers everyday.  Even I don’t do that.  There are days when I wear jeans, but I seldom wear them with tailored clothing (button ups, jackets, etc) due to the fact that most jeans out there have a super low rise.  I had tried on some vintage denim that had a high-rise but it was way out of price range. However Levis came through with the 501 CT line, which have become my go to jean.

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