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Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

February 12, 2017

Inspiration LA 2017: Shoot Your Shot

I wasn’t expecting to make it to Inspiration LA, the huge vintage-and-vintage-inspired Americana show, this year because I was supposed…

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What’re the Most Under-Appreciated Vintage Items?

December 22, 2016

What’re The Most Under-Appreciated Vintage Items?

You could argue that vintage clothing was overshopped and overdone a decade ago, that the well of thrift shops and…

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Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 and Richard’s Fabulous Finds

December 8, 2016

Chicago Vintage Menswear Store Visits: US #1 And Richard’s Fabulous Finds

My brief trip to Chicago afforded me just a smidge of time for vintage shopping, so I asked around and…

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London: The Real McCoy’s

October 1, 2016

London: The Real McCoy’s

On the middle of an anonymous, tourist-ridden London street sits Real McCoy’s, the English outlet of the venerated Japanese repro…

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Vintage Menswear in London: Levison’s

September 30, 2016

Vintage Menswear In London: Levison’s

I just got home from two weeks on tour with the Judge John Hodgman podcast. We went from Maine to…

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It’s On Sale: Satin Windbreakers at Ebbets Field Flannels

June 16, 2016

It’s On Sale: Satin Windbreakers At Ebbets Field Flannels

I bought a San Francisco Seals windbreaker last year from Ebbets, and I was so thrilled with it I bragged…

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Reigning Men Part Two: The Fashioning

June 7, 2016

Reigning Men Part Two: The Fashioning

Yesterday we took a look at some of the more sedate styles at LACMA’s Reigning Men exhibition. Today: the wild…

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Reigning Men: Men’s Style at LACMA

June 6, 2016

Reigning Men: Men’s Style At LACMA

With in-laws babysitting a week or so ago, my wife and I headed to LACMA here in LA to check…

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Ties as metaphor

June 6, 2016

Ties As Metaphor

I think of ties morning, noon and night. At night, if I have insomnia, I count ties instead of sheep….

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Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

April 20, 2016

Weird & Wonderful Wildlife

When I was a kid, I had a huge coffee table book called “Weird and Wonderful Wildlife.” On the cover…

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Is This the Last Zoot Suit?

March 14, 2016

Is This The Last Zoot Suit?

We’ve written before about the Zoot Suit Riots, which weren’t exactly riots, but a widespread wildcat campaign by white servicemen…

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Inspiration LA: How the West Was Won

February 26, 2016

Inspiration LA: How The West Was Won

This week we’re featuring photos Zac X. Wolf shot when we visited Inspiration LA, a huge vintage menswear show in…

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Aspirations

February 4, 2016

Aspirations

My main goal in life is to start a company that makes baseball sweaters from the 20s and 30s.

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How to Get the Smell Out of Vintage Clothing

November 4, 2015

How To Get The Smell Out Of Vintage Clothing

Sometimes authenticity can be a little too authentic. A few months ago, I bought a used double-rider off eBay, which…

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