You’ve probably seen their amazing product photography on Instagram. Well, I was able to check it out in person. It was the first trunk show I’ve ever been to!
I am always on the search for “softly tailored” garments: little/no shoulder padding, unstructured and barely any lining. In fact, it is this detail that gives contemporary tailoring a slight edge over vintage pieces for me. When the two are combined however, you best know that I’ll be all over it. I think I just found the perfect casual vintage suit!
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!
It’s time to take the chore coat out of the realm of workwear and add in some tailoring. Because you know, that’s kind of our thing here.
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.
Even though we love going sartorial on the blog, we still have a passion for casual style. It’s been 80F for a full two weeks in Southern California and I’ve found myself ditching my ties for open collars and my sportcoats for rolled up shirt sleeves. We’ve talked about sartorial casual, but its always fun to take it down a notch further and wear tee shirts with trousers! It’s a topic we’ve explored 3 times in the past, but this one has a slight nautical twist. The look is perfect for hot days when even a button up is too much.
I am a big fan of vintage clothing. They’re filled with so much character that you just can’t find today! Unless you go bespoke or completely custom, there’s no way you’re going to get specific lapels, particular cuts/designs, or even cool fabric. Vintage is a staple of my wardrobe and I am always on the lookout for something cool to add into my rotation! Outerwear and sweaters in particular are a great way to add some vintage pizzaz into your own outfits. A few articles ago we talked about the vintage M-43 field jacket and the Fair Isle Sweater vest. This time we’re going to look at a vintage Cowichan sweater.
I’ve been meaning to go to SF (and the Bay Area) and shop around for a long time. The last time I went was two years ago when Tim and I stumbled upon Haight Street and its awesome vintage stores. I planned to go for my 21st birthday in July, but circumstances arose that only allowed us to go during this past September Weekend! Spencer, Jeremiah and I (the Spring 2016 Dapper Day crew) were only able to spend two nights/one day in the Area but it was definitely a lot of fun, especially since we were able to dress up and walk around!