A Vintage Christmas Party

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted something on true vintage clothing!  Luckily I was invited to a Christmas party hosted by Reese’s Vintage Pieces, so I was able to break out my Golden Era clothes and spend some time in style with friends, both new and old! You’ll be able to see some fantastic vintage tailoring, filled with subtle details and history that you just can’t get with modern clothing.  They just don’t make them like this anymore, other  than going full bespoke!

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Our Vintage Style at the Fall 2016 Dapper Day

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It’s our bi-annual tradition to go to Dapper Day at Disneyland.  People go to the parks dressed in their best attire, whether its vintage, vintage inspired, modern, or anything in between!  While the style varied a lot between the guests, our group went decidedly 1930s-1940s as we usually do, combining textures and patterns as expertly as possible. Here’s what we wore on that slightly mild November day!

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The Greatness of Going Double Breasted

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Worn by stylish gents of the 1930s-40s, the double breasted jacket is a garment that just screams “vintage”.  It’s still popular today among bespoke/classic menswear enthusiasts, but it still largely avoided by the mainstream menswear community.  It could be the fact that it’s pretty hard to find good ones out in the wild.  I’m here to tell you that this piece is worth the investment. It’s just so great.

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Your Tie and Sprezzatura: Having Fun with Rebellion

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Lately, people have started asking me about how I wear my tie.  It may not be apparent on my blog posts since I don’t post every outfit I wear on here, but comments about it mostly came up at work (I work retail).   If you don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s when both the front and back blade of the tie are visible and overlapping, and can often extend past the waistband of the pants.  Sometimes it simply drapes downward; other times I prefer to tuck it in.

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“Classically Effortless” ft. Chad Park and B&Tailor

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Suits have a bad rap.  Menswear bloggers today are dedicated to making suits and formal wear look as casual as possible.  For example, Dan Trepanier has an article on wearing Henley’s with your suit and HVRMINN wears Nike’s with his sharp DB’s. It seems that the suit (and its traditional accoutrements) has not shaken its pariah status among the masses.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about dressing down a suit, but I’m still a standing fan of the classic suit worn.  To my knowledge, there’s only a few men that can make wearing a suit look natural and easy, and I have the pleasure of featuring one of those masters.  I present Chad Park from B&Tailor.

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