It’s pretty crazy to think that I’ve never discussed leather jackets in depth on the blog despite: their connection to vintage casual attire, the fact that wearing one is inherently cool, or that they seemingly go with almost every look you could be into.
A leather jacket really is the ultimate piece of casual Americana and they’re awesome, especially when they’re vintage. Honestly, this article has been a long time coming, so you better enjoy it.
February is here and that means it’s the time for denim/workwear/militaria boys to come to LA for one of the coolest trade shows around.
Thankfully I wasn’t in a harrowing car accident and was able to have a great time!
It’s as if Fate knocked on my door and told me that almost every one of my weekends in 2019 would be booked for some event. Luckily, I ain’t tired.
The latest podcast episode covers our experience at Inspiration LA! These are the shownotes for that particular episode.
We never tire of events here in SoCal, especially since we’re so starved when compared to all the other fashion capitals of the world. As February is finally here, it means that it’s time for our favorite (and perhaps only) trade show: Inspiration LA.
Absurdly long article on a garment that almost no menswear writer has touched on.
In the world of vintage casualwear, one article of clothing reigns supreme: the sportshirt. Because of its uniquely shaped collar (which lies flat and creates a notch, like a jacket’s lapel) it is commonly known on the internet as the Cuban or camp collar shirt. While the term loop collar has been thrown in the mix, it’s best known among true vintage enthusiasts and collectors as the sport shirt.
There have been a few articles written by other people on this subject, but none of have gone past the 1950s and 1960s in terms of history. We’re here to put the record straight on this classic piece of vintage menswear that was worn by men of all ages in a variety of different outfits.
Simon James Cathcart has made a home-run again, this time creating an amazing reproduction 1930’s polo shirt. This isn’t a sponsored post; Spencer and I fucking saved up to get these beauties for ourselves. Best of all, they work with a variety of styles, whether you want something vintage or contemporary!