marcel the mannequin
blazer via j.press york street
pocket square via vintage
necklaces via homemade & indian trading beads.
this post, this style, these shoes certainly are not for everyone. in fact, i’m not even sure they’re completely for me, but something about them sort of grabbed me. they’re loud, their flamboyant, they’re ridiculous - but they’re unique and they’ll be fun to wear, rarely. occasionally, i feel so many people have really extracted the fun out of getting dressed.
it seems they’re two major sides of this spectrum: those who truthfully do not care what they’re wearing; to whom comfort is first priority and price shortly behind and conversely, those two care far too much and end up judging others so heavily on their stylistic choices. Both of which, i am guilty of from time to time.
i know this may sound very preachy, but: if you think something might be fun to wear - give it a shot. this blog has never been about encouraging duplication, nor devout originality. i simply hope it makes you think outside the box a bit, or pulls you back down to earth.
shirt via gildan ultra cotton
pant via life/after/denim
jacket via unknown vintage
shoe via florsheim by duckie brown
if you’re looking for a pseudo-pretentious bolded quote, i wrote a few brief paragraphs above.
i’m on the same hunt. depending on your budget theres a few different ways you can go about it. my top suggestion would be denim & supply, their new lighter denim is pretty strong and their slim fit is a nice cut, plus, their pricepoint is attractive.
last summer i bought a pair of $29 stonewashed dad jean levis. high wasted, wide cut but an awesome wash. brought them to the tailor and for another $18 he did a total rework, which landed me with these