WIWT: NYC vs. LA
March 28th, 2014
Articles of Style rule #1: Always bring your ‘A’ game, no matter what coast you’re on.
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“Fighting the last bit of winter here in NYC… We were teased last week with pleasant weather, but like all good things, it came to a freezing end. I’ve been going real casual for my last couple of WIWTs, so I figured I’d mix it up and shoot what I’m wearing to work.”
“Keeping it relatively classic here, with a grey/brown color scheme.”
“I’ve been biking a lot to work recently, and this Linus 3 speed makes a handsome accessory.”
Speaking of 1970s, we hit a vintage wholesale warehouse yesterday and picked up all kinds of goodies – including this burnt orange microsuede jacket with a belted midsection, waist pockets, and funky oversized collar.
The sleeves are a little short (as is often the case with Vintage, since we usually buy a size down to fit the body) but I wear this type of slim-fit jacket as a casual alternative to a blazer (great for the West Coast) so I like showing my typical 3/4″+ of shirt cuff.
Everything in this look was bought vintage or second-hand, except for the shirt. These old ripped up & stained Levis have been my go-to jean lately… More on that later.
Real simple formula for me on my day “off”: white tee, white kicks, a few vintage pieces, and a samarai bun.
“Since moving to LA six months ago I can count on two hands the number of times I’ve worn a tie. Even when I wear a suit to an important meeting or event I feel overdressed if I don a tie. Today I decided that the only way I’m going to be comfortable wearing a tie to anything other than a formal event is to dress the rest of the look down…a more casual denim tie helps too.”
“On a completely unrelated note I’m going to plug an art project I’ve been working on for a while now called Antlier. Since grad school I’ve been making work about hunting and animals. Most of my work has been photography, but I’ve started making small sculptures, and now I’m selling them on Etsy. I’d love for you guys to check them out.”
Thanks for reading.
Yours in style,