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.
We went full “Jumanji 2: Welcome to the Jungle” for this article.
That title is a mouthful, but it’s exactly what this beast of a jacket is. They really don’t make jackets like this anymore!
Never thought I’d be a guy who wore camo, but I definitely caved. It’s now one of my favorite pieces to wear!
It’s long, deal with it.
It’s been a while since we’ve done a post on actual style advice; a lot of the articles have been pretty educational as of late. Well, seeing as it’s summer, I thought that it would be pertinent to give of some ideas on how to dress. Something that we’ve loved doing to make an interesting outfit in hot weather (that has direct connotations to the 1930s-1940s) is by going high contrast.
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!
I’ve always loved vintage jackets. They’re full of character and details that you can just seldom find today! We’ve talked about Field Jackets and leather jackets before, but there’s one king for lightweight casual wear and that’s the gabardine (gab) short jacket. It’s a versatile piece that can serve you well, whether you’re in tailoring or something extremely casual.
The last time I went into downtown Los Angeles, I shot some new friends and wore some classic menswear, ranging from ivy style to a modern interpretation of 1930’s tailoring. However, I decided to change things up this time. I thought I would be fun to show more of our casual side, this time even more dressed down than our previous post on vintage casual. Our plans for the Broad didn’t work out, so we were able to explore and shoot next door at the wonderfully photogenic Walt Disney Concert Hall.
I know that we focus on tailoring a lot on this blog, but I think its time that we explore the seldom seen side of Golden Era Style: casual.