What I Wore Today: NYC vs. LA

March 28th, 2014

Articles of Style rule #1: Always bring your ‘A’ game, no matter what coast you’re on.

“NYC vs. LA:”

Use the poll at the end of the post to vote for your favorite outfit, and tell us why in the comments!

    1. Townsend


    “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.”


    • Brown Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo Tramezza

    2. Dan


    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.


    • Brown felt hat by Stetson (Vintage)
    • Orange micro-suede jacket Vintage
    • Pale brown plaid shirt
    • Olive/brown tie Vintage from my late grandfather
    • Slim brown leather belt Vintage
    • Vintage Blue Light Wash Jeans by Levi’s
    • Brown Wingtips by Florsheim

    3. Wes



    Real simple formula for me on my day “off”: white tee, white kicks, a few vintage pieces, and a samarai bun.


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    • Varsity jacket by Scotch & Soda
    • Blue Denim jacket Vintage by Levi’s
    • White v-neck by Uniqlo
    • Blue Jeans by J.Crew
    • White Jack Purcell Sneakers by Converse

    4. Alex


    “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.”



    • Brown felt hat by Stetson (Vintage)
    • Blue OCBD by J.Crew
    • Denim tie by General Knot & Co.
    • Vintage Wool Shacket by Briarcliff
    • Woven Leather Braces by Hunt Club
    • Khaki Pants by RRL
    • Custom Vintage Brown Leather Cowboy boots



    Thanks for reading.

    Yours in style,

    Dan Trepanier


    Photography by Alex Crawford & Westley Dimagiba

    • A. M.

      Towni is back.

    • Al Bizzy

      Gotta hand it to Dan. I can always appreciate the effort to introduce something different. Micro suede? dope.

    • Dave P

      It’s Dan for me. I saw the photo and loved it, and ended up thinking about it again this morning (not in a weird way). I think it is the effortless way that Dan wears the hat, and the colour combination that does it for me. Excellent work.

    • http://unseenflirtspoetry.wordpress.com Unseen Flirtations

      Does Wes’ look come with a hidden switchblade? Because if it does, I’m voting for it. #edge

    • Jakob

      Wes, So simple, so good.

    • Changingman

      I see a lot of comments on Dan’s jeans and dad jeans in general. Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s that shade and color was the norm. I was heavy into the punk and metal scenes , and thats all you saw. Nobody wore dark wash back then. Tight , faded, levis 501, band tshirt and leather jacket. Thats what us cool kids wore ;) i actually hated dark wash jeans and couldnt wait for them to fade.
      Of course now , all I wear is dark wash 511’s and I like them. The color feels natural on me. They match with any button up I wear. Funny how that happens.

      • Daniel

        I like that this came from someone with the moniker “Changingman”

    • Changingman

      I voted for Alex because he always has the best wool shackets.

    • LouCaves

      Alex. That’s it. I’m done.

      Thanks, TSB.

    • Ian

      Gotta go with Dan. That jacket is way cool!

    • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

      hahaha that’s cold.

    • mligon

      Overall, I vote for Dan. I’m not much a hat guy though. As to the jeans, I like ’em and the fit is decent but that stain (what is it, blood?) continues to bug me.

      Ps. Townie, I hope you are a bike helmet wearer.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Looks more like rust to me, I think.

        Towni’s flow is way to good to hide behind a helmet :)

        • Kyle

          And Dan’s second sentence there may be the dumbest thing ever stated on here.

    • Jeanscuffed

      I think Towni took this one for me. His aesthetics were spot on and color combo were at a minimum but it was the way they blended together. I also like the way his shoes age so beautifully. Plus, like he said, the bike is a nice accessory lol (even though we’re judging outfits here).

      Alex’s link to his work made me respect his photography SO much more. I looked through the gallery and was blown away. Great work you do Alex!

      • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford

        Thanks so much!

    • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford


      • Miguel

        Those are the Dad’s jeans.

    • ft_tony

      West side wins today!!! Both looks had the low key dapper style…. And Antlier is a really good look

      • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford


        • Jorge B.

          I’m really digging it, I’ll have to get that gold deer skull ASAP. Great work Alex!

    • Miguel

      Had to go with Alex today, a nice mix of clothing and materials.

    • PG Roadhouse

      “What coast your on” should be you’re. If you guys need/want a copy editor I do good work. Not an attempt at snark, just throwing it out there.

      Everyone’s solid this week but Towni kills it with the full on bespoke. I also dig Alex’s cattle baron aesthetic, it’s a bit closer to my own.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Fixed. Good catch.

    • MN

      C’mon Dan – I know you love the GOAT (http://wtfismikewearing.tumblr.com/ ) but those jeans are going too far.

    • Juan

      To me it’s a no contest this time around, Dan’s color palette takes the crown. Loving the orange jacket (thinking of getting a waterproofed one for the upcoming April showers), great find!

      Also loving the jeans, first time I see someone wearing 501s on their actual waist line (even on Levi’s website the model wear them 3 inches below their belly button, which is ridiculous), and they look awesome. And was that hat also thrifted? As I said, no contest!

      Also, Alex, I just wanted to say I checked out your website and wow, amazing stuff, brother! Plus, not a lot of men have the cojones to go hunt puma in my birthland. I’ve taken my dogos to hunt plenty of wild boar as a kid but never puma, I’m impressed man!

      • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford

        Haha, thanks Juan.

      • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

        Thanks brother. We have a piece coming up later this Spring on color rain coats too. And yes to the hat being thrifted.

        Alex kills EVERYTHING.

    • John B

      Dan looks cool, but I have to go with Towni

    • TO

      Dan ftw- one of the coolest ‘windbreakers’ I’ve seen. Everybody has a unique flavor today, Towni really nails the classic look for ex.

    • Daniel

      How is Wes not winning this?

      • cam

        Bc Towni entered the race today

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          Towni always gets the #groupielove

          • cam

            Was I just called a groupie?

      • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba

        bc Towni is bespoke out and that photo I took of him is MONEY

        • http://tsbmen.com/ Alex Crawford

          Yes it is.

        • Sabir M. Peele


          Voted for you homie!!!

          – Sabir

          • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba

            good looks!

        • http://www.TSBmen.com/ Dan Trepanier

          All about the photo quality. Nice job Wes.

    • AFH

      Alex for the win here. The wool shacket is tasty and the outfit perfectly put together.

      Pedantic critique:

      Towni – the jumbo peak lapels to me just don’t work with the outfit, not feeling the shirt collar either.

      Dan – not much wrong here really. That being said, I’m not much feeling the Dad jeans trend – it feels like fashion and not style to me. A pair of washed jeans for spring/autumn is one thing, but this is just too close to affectation for my personal taste. I dig the jacket though – Zara had something similar last Summer and I almost bought it in sale but the quality wasn’t quite there. Wear that in October with selvedge and I’ll vote for you.

      Wes – Not much wrong here either, but he’s demonstrating a very solid ‘B’ game – which is completely fine by me in a real world context, but perhaps not truly in the spirit of things.

    • Ali Naaseh

      Wes, are those jeans 484?

      • http://www.tsbmen.com/ Westley Dimagiba


    • AFH

      Spelling Police to Line 1!