“Classically Effortless” ft. Chad Park and B&Tailor

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Suits have a bad rap.  Menswear bloggers today are dedicated to making suits and formal wear look as casual as possible.  For example, Dan Trepanier has an article on wearing Henley’s with your suit and HVRMINN wears Nike’s with his sharp DB’s. It seems that the suit (and its traditional accoutrements) has not shaken its pariah status among the masses.  Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about dressing down a suit, but I’m still a standing fan of the classic suit worn.  To my knowledge, there’s only a few men that can make wearing a suit look natural and easy, and I have the pleasure of featuring one of those masters.  I present Chad Park from B&Tailor.

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Tweed is Perfect for Fall

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There’s nothing more fall than tweed!  This past weekend, I was able to enjoy not only a dinner with my family but with my friends.  My outfit for the family party was casual, but I was able to break out the old tweed suit for a dinner party hosted by my pals, Spencer and Jay.  Us three got into the spirit of fall by wearing some dope tweed outfits!  We’ve got all three variations of tweed in here:  herringbone, fleck, and glen plaid! Check them out.

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Vintage Pants are Not Baggy

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Every time I talk about fashion with someone, vintage clothes always come up.  One of the questions I’m always asked is “Why do you wear such baggy pants?”  People always assume that vintage trousers are baggy because they’re thinking of the zoot suit, which was popularized by cultural phenomena. This is simply not the case.

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An Art Deco Cruise

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Before airplanes and road trips took over America, the cruise was the premier vacation.  You get to sail to exotic places while dining with the captain, play shuffleboard with your neighbors, or simply take a stroll on the deck to gaze upon the starlight reflected on the sea.  Back then, passengers didn’t wear oversized hawaiian shirts or lengthy board shorts.   In the 1930s, people wore their very best while on vacation.  They had casual jackets and pants that today would look too dressy, for even the office.  Keeping with tradition, Spencer and I wore our Sunday best for a little Art Deco cruise on the grand Queen Mary. Read More