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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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The Amazing World of Japanese Textile Arts

October 14, 2015

The Amazing World Of Japanese Textile Arts

After Jesse posted about our Japanese textile scarves on Monday, I found myself Googling around for more info about boro…

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Refreshingly level-headed advice about leather jackets

October 13, 2015

Refreshingly Level-headed Advice About Leather Jackets

“It’s hard for me to talk about the designer stuff, because on the one hand I wear it, and sometimes…

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Vintage Scarves in the Put This On Shop

October 10, 2015

Vintage Scarves In The Put This On Shop

There’s nothing like some silk (or 1940s rayon) at the neck. We’ve just added a wide selection of vintage scarves…

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Stockholm Vintage: Herr Judit

September 30, 2015

Stockholm Vintage: Herr Judit

I didn’t have data on my cell phone in Sweden, so I was wandering nearly blind. I’d downloaded a map…

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Stockholm: Vintage and Country Clothes

September 29, 2015

Stockholm: Vintage And Country Clothes

I had a few hours to enjoy myself in Stockholm, and found myself wandering in search of menswear. My path…

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Vintage Watches at Bloomberg

September 21, 2015

Vintage Watches At Bloomberg

If you’re interested in vintage watches, Stephen Pulvirent’s online “column” over at Bloomberg makes for great reading. The former Hodinkee editor…

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Backstory on the Birth of Vintage

September 5, 2015

Backstory On The Birth Of Vintage

I really enjoy the public radio show Backstory, about American history. It’s hosted by three genial college professors from Virginia,…

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