The People of Liberty Fairs, Las Vegas
February 19th, 2015
The Liberty Fairs show is always a great place to find inspiring personal style.
Here are some of our favorite looks from the Las Vegas show.
Michael Paradise is the owner of America’s oldest denim brand and the coolest heritage store in Los Angeles; Stronghold in Venice Beach. He does heritage Americana as well as anyone I know.
Off-Duty Officer’s Coat
I’ve seen Gene Barnes, the owner of the Heart of Gold menswear shop in San Francisco, at the shows a few times now. He’s got this street-influenced, military-influenced Americana style that’s always cool and tasteful.
Black on Blackwatch
Brooklynite Brent Brookhart has been in the menswear industry since he was a young man, learning to cut patterns at a local tailoring shop in his neighborhood. As we walked by his booth, EFM menswear, we couldn’t help but notice the blackwatch trousers with the perfectly broken-in cordovan boots by Alden.
West Coast Wide Leg
Matt Rho of Richmond VA-based Shockoe Atelier was rocking a pair of wide-leg vintage WW2 officers pants. It takes some serious style to pull-off a silhouette like this, and he’s got it. Well played, player.
Bring the Pane
We enjoyed getting to know the team behind the classic American tailoring house Southwick. We spent a good part of the show talking business with Craig Lickliter, who represents very well for the Massachusetts-based manufacturer.
Amir Morgan has fun with his style and is not afraid to take some risks. Last year we saw him in a pink linen one-piece suit. This year in Vegas he showed up in a short suit, with a virtually perfect fitting double-breasted hopsack jacket.
Mr. Back to Basics
Our friend Ian was in town, showing off his perfectly-fitting business casual wardrobe. What can I say, the guy has done his homework and knows a thing or two about building a smart and efficient wardrobe. He doesn’t skimp at the tailor, either.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.