WIWT: LA, Hawaii, NYC
May 17th, 2014
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I’m not usually one for graphic tees, but I’m spending a lot of time in California these days, and the rustic black American flag stood out to me. It’s very ‘Downtown LA’, especially with a black leather jacket, waxed jeans, and ankle boots.
Here’s a little tip: I never wear t-shirts with a crisp neckline. I always stretch them out aggresively by yanking on the neck and sleeves over and over again when I first put it on. If it rips a little, fine. I’d rather it be all droopy and unkept rather than clean and net around the neck like a Hanes undershirt.
- “Ricky” shades by Lookmatic
- American flag graphic tee by RL Denim & Supply via TheBay
- Black leather jacket by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- Black waxed jeans by Nudie Jeans
- “Jodhpur” leather ankle boots by ShoePassion.com
“I’M IN HAWAII Y’ALL. Sorry I’m so casual, but this is seriously the only thing I’m wearing other than swim trunks the whole time I’m here. Deal with it.
I had to buy this huge straw hat after the first day when my face got so sunburnt that it hurt to blink.”
“I have family in Hawaii (Honolulu, Oahu to be exact) so I’ve been going there my whole life. One of my personal traditions is to buy a new pair of cheap rubber sandals at the ABC store as soon as I get off the plane. They’re always destroyed by the end of trip because they’re all I wear the whole time I’m here. That rubber is so comfy tho.”
- Huge Straw Hat by Quicksilver
- Khaki Linen Shirt by UNQLO
- Burgundy Tank Top by Wellen
- Green Pants by J.Crew
- Brown Plastic Sandals by ABC Store
“I LOVE wearing polo shirts with my suits during the warmer months.
Anyone can wear a suit with a shirt and tie. It takes a little more guts and swagger, in my opinion, to wear one in a more casual setting… It comes down to that whole “dressy casual” vibe, which is where I try to live.”
“When you’re wearing a polo with a suit, tuck it in! The entire silhouette of the suit depends on the balance of the proportions between the jacket and pants.
In tattoo news, I just got some new ink and I’m aiming for a full sleeve by the end of the year. From what I hear Dan is on board for more ink too…right? Time to fereshen up that old chest piece.”
“You know I love tassel loafers, so you can imaging how I jumped for joy…or maybe gave a strong fist pump…when I found this un-scuffed suede pair at one of my go-to vintage shops.”
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
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