Park Picnic Style

UntitledI wasn’t planning on doing a full blog post today, but the fact that everyone looked great and that there was a garden in the park warranted a need for one!  Here, we show you some basic picnic styles on everyone!  Before, “American sportswear” was the term for clothes that were meant to be worn casually.  Now, you can literally wear anything everywhere.  So check out what everyone brought to the table!  Each person’s outfits really shows their personal style.

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A “Mad Men” Evening feat. Spencer and Jay

It is my belief that the rise of menswear in this modern era has its roots in the critically-acclaimed show “Mad Men”.  Guys started wearing suits more, putting a pocket square in that razor thin square fold, and even brought the fedora back in some circles.  A while ago, I had the pleasure of shooting Spencer and Jay, the most well dressed high schoolers I know.   They love the show and carefully evoke the style in their outfits.  As we had a swell dinner at South Coast Plaza, I just had to snap some pictures of these guys!

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How to Dress for College: Monochromatic Style

Everyone had those “color block” days in high school.  Heck, it carries over today.  It’s easy just picking all of the same color and wearing it to class to give a monochromatic look.  Here we explore taking those color block ideas and turning them into something that can be mature and cool to wear around your campus! Just remember two main ideas when pulling this off:

1.  Wear differing shades in your articles of clothing

2. Use patterns to set each piece apart!

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“Manners Maketh Man”: Two Outfits from Kingsman, The Secret Service

A few weeks ago, I was able to watch Kingsman, a British spy/comedy movie.  In the movie, Colin Firth’s character “Galahad” (his Kingsman codename), repeatedly said “manners maketh man” before he kicked some bad guy butt.  Throughout the film, there were many references to gentlemanly fashion, such as “oxfords, not brogues” (oxfords are plain, while brogues have the wingtip design) and the importance of a well tailored suit.  In fact, the suits in the universe of the film were even bulletproof!  Here, I show off two outfits inspired by two characters from the film:  Galahad and Merlin.

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Styles of the The Great Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942

The “Battle of Los Angeles” is one that is shrouded in controversy.  In late February, 1942 there was a rumored enemy attack which resulted in machine gun and anti-aircraft guns being fired which resulted in panic and conspiracies.  However, in 2015 it’s simply an event to celebrate veterans, the armed forces, and the 1940’s.  At the event, I saw vintage collectors, reenactors, performers, and just normal people getting into the vintage spirit.  Here, we show off some of the best looks from the event!

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What to Wear for Valentine’s Day Part III: An Elegant Evening

You’ve got the girl and it’s serious.  This may be the first fancy dinner you’re gonna have.  Maybe its the first time you’ve ever set reservations!  Or maybe it’s an anniversary and you want to go somewhere mature and classy, just like your relationship. Whatever the case is, this Valentine’s Day may be the time for your Fancy Dinner.  And whenever you have a fancy dinner, there is only one acceptable uniform:  suit and tie.   Here, the guys put one last outfit together to show how they would dress on a fancy dinner date.

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