After years of avoiding wide fit trousers to negate the unfortunate connotations of my past collecting period menswear, I’ve finally come to terms that it is something I enjoy and is a big part of my style.
Apart from being something intentional and different than dressing to fit in, I also find it comfortable and flattering! Plus, wide fit pants are in- haven’t you been looking at alt tiktok?
It’s been a while since we’ve seen some other vintage styles! Luckily, I was invited to McGinty’s in Pasadena for a preview opening of their new menswear section. Apparently, all of this stuff has been kept in storage containers for 14 years and now we got to take a look! Even though there was some awesome stuff for sale, the guys that went didn’t look too shabby either! Here’s some great looks!
Last week, it went down to 70 degress in Southern California; something unexpected for May. We’ve been doing a lot of modern trends lately, but today let’s go back to the “good ‘ol days” and check out some classic vintage layering! Each of us has our own favourite era of menswear, and today we show you how the late 30’s and 50’s did it!
I 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.
Dapper Day is a bi-annual event that takes place at Disneyland and Disneyworld. As annual pass holders, Tim and I are always there every year and this time we brought along our friend Spencer! Now, Dapper Day was inspired by the fact that concept art of Disneyland was made in the 1950’s and back in those days, people still dressed up! For our outfits, we decided to go a bit earlier and be the most dapper and well dressed we could be.
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.
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!
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.
For our second feature in our Valentine’s Day series, we have the Girlfriend Date. This one goes out to all you gents who’ve locked down that wonderful lady you’ve had your eye on. Maybe its the same girl you used your First Date look on! Or maybe you’ve already been dating her for a while. Whatever the case is, there’s no need to hold back this time; dress like you.
This weekend I was able to go to the 2015 Vintage Fashion Expo in Downtown Los Angeles. Vintage fashion is a personal hobby of mine. While I do love wearing modern clothes, there is something about the cut and patterns of the 1920s-1950’s that interest me. So this weekend, I went to the Expo wearing one of my favourite and most unique vintage pieces. I was also able to snap a few shots of people’s fashion that I enjoyed!