Thursday, April 2, 2009

Two in One

I have returned. Thank you for the patience while I was away.

As I said in my last post, I have several new things to show. So, this first post back will be a "what I wore" post. But wait, there's more! Not only do you get one WIW but two in one post! Amazing!

Two Sundays ago I wore the below outfit:
*Early 1940s custom-made SB peaked lapel sportscoat
*1940s Champ fedora
*1930s tie
*modern shirt, trousers and AE shoes

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The jacket is a marvelous fit, the only issue I have is the arms being a couple centimeters too long. But this is rather nice since most vintage jackets are usually too short in the arms for me.

I don't have any photos, but the lining and the interior details are astonishingly fine, better than most anything produced today. This sportscoat oozes quality.

And last Sunday was the below outfit, which might have been a bit premature but the weather was too nice to let it go.

*Early 1950s jacket and vest from J.C. Petersen's, my great great-grandfather's haberdashery
*1940s Dobbs fedora
*1930s lighthouse tie
*1940s sunglasses
*modern shirt, trousers and Bostonian spectators
While most of the outfit is summery, I decided to stick with a regular heavy felt fedora rather than a straw Panama hat. Sort of a compromise, if you will.
Very nice herringbone pattern to this jacket and vest combo:

I was going for something like the look on the right and think I achieved it to good effect:


The Eccentric Orange Gentleman said...

Nice, I wish I had your thrift stores in Atlanta. Though, my size is not typical of men in the '30s-'50s.

I see you broke your no-break rule on the first pair of odd pants.

Best wishes to you as you start out your career.


Will said...

It's not really a rule, more of a preference. A little bit of break is fine as is no break. I don't mind either though most of the time I have little to no break because my legs are simply so long!


The Eccentric Orange Gentleman said...

Oh, I thought you tailored them that way. I have a few pants like that. The only thing is some of them show a hint of sock! It drives my friends mad.

Chico said...

whoa, I'm wearing those same argyle socks today. On sale at the Gap for $3.50. I love that SB peak lapel coat. I had a line on a korean bespoke one at a thrift store but it was two tight in the chest so I passed. Great look.


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