Didn’t I used to dress like a 70’s cop more often?
Weren’t those better days?
I know they weren’t so goddamn hot.
Vest (Part of a suit) - Gifted
Shirt - Oleg Cassini
Tie - Anna Piatti (pretty sure it’s Made in Italy as only tag is “60% LINO 40% LANA”)
Jeans - Levi’s 505’s
Shoes - LLBean (Made in USA)
Winter is dead, long live the S/S mustache.
Fun fact for my readers who got here in the last 4 months. During the S/S, I have a mustache. It looks something like this.
Vtg Wilsons Leather Jacket - $4
Reversible Herringbone Vest - $2
Brooks Bros Makers Knit Tie - $2
Jordan Marsh “A Fitted Shirt” OCBD - $2.50
Penguin Selvage Denim - $5
Vtg Longwings - $12
It’s a laundry/grocery shopping kind of day.
I just got this suede jacket that I’m digging. Makes me want to go “I get results you stupid chief!”
In other news, Picasa has all sorts of effects buttons now, so my pics will probably be extra bloggy until I figure out exactly how I want to use them.
GAP Suede Jacket - $3.50
Isles Knit Blue Sweater - $11
Penguin Jeans - $5
Eastland Made in Maine Ranger Mocs - Thrift Gift (orig. $15 to Ashley)
If I had to pick a cornerstone of my look it’d probably be “70’s cop”, but it might also be “Olde Tyme Saloon Keep”.
In this look I’ve combined them, 2 great tastes that taste great together.
Vintage Wilson’s Leather Jacket - $7
Vest (part of a 3 piece suit) - Inherited from Dad
Merona Gingham Shirt - $5
Barney’s Tie - $7.60
Allen Edmonds Oxblood Park Ave’s - Thrift Gift
A Fistful of Style: Just a rogue blogger with nothing to lose.
More 70’s cop looks.
I can’t help it! I just love giant fur collars too much!
Zero King Khaki Pea Coat - $5
LLBean Ragg Wool Sweater - $5
LLBean OCBD - $5
B. Republic Olive Pants - $9
Bass Chocolate Bucks - $8
Scarf - Gift to Ashley (I’m borrowing it)
Hat - Gift
Still on that 70’s cop tip.
Some of you might recall a while back I said I don’t really wear leather jackets. And that’s sort of true.
I bought a fucking amazing brown bomber jacket (of which there are sadly no existent pictures) when I was about 15 and lost when I was 20 and abroad in London. Coincidentally, this happened in the airport on our way to Amsterdam, where I lost (ED NOTE: REDACTED). Just got on a plane and realized my jacket was on the shuttle bus, gone forever.
Then a couple years ago, I bought a black motorcycle jacket to live out my remaining punk rock fantasy years and it’s languished in the back of my closet. I am not, much to my chagrin, a punk rocker. I used to do some punk-rocking back in “the day” (or whatever the young people are calling it) but not really anymore. It just never looked right.
So I kept checking for a few years now. Let me repeat, I was looking for a few years. More than a few actually, probably more like 6 or 7. I actually recently bought a vintage brown Wilson’s cut more like a classic harrington jacket (3 panel back, throat snap), maybe appropriate for a casual look with a sweater, but not a kick-ass-and-take-names type number.
But this? An almost-red-super-fitted-fuzzy-lining-ed? Right up my alley, shit, this thing has a FUZZY ZIP IN LINING! Bought today on a chance stop at Goodwill after driving Ashley to work, further proof that it’s mostly persistence and patience that brings thrift shop success.
Leather Jacket - $25
OCBD - $5
Lee Jeans - $5
Eastland “Made in Maine” Ranger Mocs - Free (Gifted, orig $15 to Ashley)
Navy Hat - $2
Canvas D-Ring Belt - $1
LLBean Wool/Cashmere Scarf - Final Clearance $9.99
A Fistful of Style.
From the poster of my new 70’s cop movie.
Vintage Parka - Free
Vintage LL Bean Ragg Wool Sweater - $5
LL Bean OCBD - $5
Cashmere Lined Gloves (unworn since it’s like 50 degrees out) - $9
Eastland (Made in Maine) Suede Ranger Mocs - Free (Thrift gift, orig. $15 to Ashley)
Not Thrifted/Not Retail
LL Bean 1912 Ltd. Ed. Selvage Denim - final clearance $20.
Idiot-Proofing a look (and then still looking like an idiot).
I think an underrated item in #menswear is the bulky ragg wool sweater.
People go gaga over shawl collared cardigans, aran and Norwegian sweaters and thin cashmere. They fight about whether turtle necks are cool or douchy, v or crew neck, merino or cashmere. But left out of this conversation is something like what I’m wearing today, a charcoal ragg wool sweater.
This happens to be vintage Bean (Made in Ireland). It has a couple tiny embellishments, raglan sleeves (actually more like sleeves on a commando sweater but without the pads), and rolled cuffs; but largely it’s very plain.
This makes it fairly idiot proof. Because it’s so heavy duty it pulls double duty as a light jacket. With jeans, flannels or chinos it looks rugged and practical. Maybe no office ready, but in a casual workplace or running around town it’s my personal favorite. Shawl collar be damned!
Oh, and if you want to blow up the idiot proof look just throw on a giant fur collared pea coat and you’ll look like Serpico in a hot second.