New Year’s Eve Attire at the Cicada Club

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For the past 3 years, I’ve worn a tuxedo on New Years. I’d like to say that December 31, 2016 was no different, but the truth is that I’m wearing a sweater and jeans as I write this.  However, I was able to wear my black tie ensemble to a NYE Eve (December 30th) party at the Cicada Club in Downtown Los Angeles!  There was dancing, drinks, and a myriad of well dressed people ranging from vintage enthusiasts, swing dancers, and Hollywood types. Here’s what we wore to the event!  You could also consider this a post on how to do black tie correctly!

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Our Casual Style at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

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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.

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Classic Style in Downtown LA, ft. Jacob and Nicholas

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I’m an LA native, but I don’t take advantage of it. I’ve been to LACMA  and a few other cool spots, but never the Broad, which is right in Downtown LA near the Walt Disney Concert Hall and MOCA.  Seeing as I had a free day with Anthony (who is originally from D.C and had never been to the West Coast), I decided to take him there to do some shooting and look at some fantastic artwork.  Luckily, we were also joined by classic style enthusiasts Jacob and Nicholas.  The resultant pictures were amazing.

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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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