The Menswear in New York

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Warning: Extra freakin’ long blog post

NYC definitely beats LA in all aspects of classic menswear. Not only are there way more cool stores over there, but the young guys all dress the part as well.  Here’s what I was able to document (as well as some of my own outfits).

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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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Dressing like Kamoshita-San at Pitti Uomo 92

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Pitti Uomo (for Spring/Summer) has come and gone and like always, a plethora of street style pictures have flooded the internet.  In the past, we’ve looked at classic menswear ensembles from The Armoury and Shibumi-Firenzi but our tastes have certainly evolved. This time we dissect and replicate a look from Mr. Yasuto Kamoshita, the man behind Camoshita.

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Thrift Store Find: The 1960’s Olive Green Herringbone Sack Sportcoat

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We’ve been talking about eBay a lot lately, thanks to the 3 for $75 deal and the recent vintage Brooks Brothers sack suit.  Even though eBay is highly curated (which makes it easy to find cool vintage pieces), nothing beats the thrill of hunting for cool stuff at thrift stores like Goodwill or Savers.  My latest pick up was this amazing, almost-deadstock olive green sack jacket!

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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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Tailoring a $3 Thrifted Suit: A Brown Chalkstripe Three Piece

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I’m always on the lookout for cheap, vintage suits. You’re guaranteed to find great suits at vintage stores like Joyride or from sellers like Benny, but there’s nothing like the feeling like scoring a great piece at a thrift store.   If you look hard enough and have great patience, you can definitely find some cool stuff!  And sometimes, you’ll find it on a sale day where your suit will cost $3.

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