Try a Bold Tie for Spring/Summer

People say that warm weather is the best time for bold sportcoats.  But what about our neckties?

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Two Ties from GENTL SUPPLY

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Disclaimer:  We received two complimentary ties and I decided to write about them.

Continuing our small coverage of affordable contemporary tie brands, I give you GENTL SUPPLY.  They actually had to slide in my DMs since I literally shop for ties by searching “1930’s tie” on eBay. Go figure!

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High Contrast Summer Outfits

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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. 

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The 1910s Novelty Tie

It’s Spencer’s first article! 

A century ago, a suit and tie was the everyday attire for men. To differentiate between work and play, men would have fun with accessories. While many of those same accouterments still exits, one item that has been faded from the collective consciousness is this style of novelty tie popular from the turn of the century up until the early 1920s, faithfully reproduced by Damian Monsivais of Monsivais & Co.

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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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I Bought a Jos. A. Bank Suit

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People like to call out Jos A. Bank and Menswear House for making some of the worst suits out there.  They like to cite quality concerns, fit issues, and an overall outdated or boxy look look that is made worse by the “overpriced yet crazy discount”model that the company operates with.  Just look at some of their markdowns.  However, I absolutely pounced at the chance to buy one.  I did cheat though; it was on eBay!

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The Armoury for Less: Jake Grantham

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We’ve been looking at The Armoury for a long time now, with a majority of my outfits focusing on recreating ones by Dick Carroll.  As a result, it has been ivy focused, with repp stripes and oxford shirts.  For this article, I’m going to be recreating one of my favorite outfits of all time, worn by one of the first Armourers:  Jake Grantham.

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