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cheap Canada Goose I heavily recommend you guys to check out the SJC forum. It a bit like StyleForum except with a huge emphasis on vintage and reproduction clothing. Gentlemen share their archives of 1930s 1940s advertisements and illustratons and even show off their rarest pieces of the collections. It only takes a group of dedicated members to convince SJC to offer a product; that how this two tone workvest got started! SJC is very open with the process and constantly updates the threads at each stage of production, sharing original patterns, fabric swatches, button choices, and factory prototypes. If you prefer wearing garments with vintage details, this is the place to go. cheap Canada Goose

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As you can see, they old school. Like the tattersall vest,the two tone nature and patch pockets definitely make itmuch different than any other waistcoat currently in existence. Since then, I been looking for more two tone vests that I could incorporate into my wardrobe that could give official canada goose outlet me the vintage pop that I like adding into my outfits! That why I ended up buying two from SJC.

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I really love the craftsmanship and attention to detail. The buttonholes look amazing and the subtle curvature of the patch pockets is great. Aubergine and Brown was a great combination for this vest and makes it definitely versatile to be worn with a multitude of colors!

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Great detailing on the belt and buckle (which is pretty heavy). Note the stitch at the top middle of the back. This is from the attaching the SJC label and is unfortunate that it shows. Both of canada goose outlet price my vests (and Spencer has this feature, so it is not a singular issue.

For my first outfit with the SJC vest, I went for a look similar to Jimmy Darmody. This meant wearing a textured suit (wool + cashmere) in order to play with the rough fabric of the canada goose outlet canada waistcoat. It is important to wear rough textures with rough textures since canada goose jacket outlet toronto the dissonance of pairing the waistcoat with something smooth canada goose outlet miami like worsted wool appears a bit affected. It one of the reasons why I not a fan when guys canada goose outlet wear tweed with super smooth worsted or sharskin in order to create a look Even though this outfit is more formal that anything workwear, this use of texture is more masterful and reflective of true Golden Era style of the 1920s 1940s.

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I know that we supposed to be talking about the SJC workvest, but I really want to use my outfit as a case study for canada goose outlet location having 1930 style with modern clothing. The suit is modern, but its got a gorgeous fleck (which is already different than what most people wear for suits) andwide lapels. Wide lapels (with an exploding pocket square) are some of the things I talked about in my guide, but it really goes beyond that. The custom contrast club collar striped shirt (which no one wears) and vintage dotted tie (which is untipped with hand rolled edges) are what make the look pretty 30 the two tone vest really take it over the edge. The suit goose outlet canada is still modern fit (soft, unpadded natural shoulders, la spalla camica)but it is the combination of all these details (along with a high rise)that firmly place the look as a canada goose outlet winnipeg truly accurate modern interpretation of 1930 style.

Canada Goose Parka I truly wish that people would approach vintage style in this mannerinstead of simply wearing clip on suspenders, bowties, and skinny suits with skinny lapels. This method is much more and still passable by modern standards. It might be different than what people wear to work or what you see at Pitti Uomo, but it much more masterful and elegant than looking like a hipster at Dapper Day. Canada Goose Parka

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Spencer gives us two major points: wearing the the SJC vest with true vintage and showing how easy it is to wear it with separates. The ensemble is similar to what he wore for our Brown and Blue post, as well as the Laurence Fellows onebut its still a great one nonetheless! Like his tattersall combo, Spencer lets his vest take the spotlight as its dark, saturated colors contrast sharply with his jacket, shirt, and light grey trousers. Like I always say, wearing separates shows much better mastery over menswear than simply wearing a suit. This is because it requires much more pieces and coordination! Spencer is really king in that regard as he prefers to wear separates over suits!

buy canada goose jacket True to Golden Era StyleSpencer mixes patterns and prints. You note that he wears a micro herringbone jacket with a striped spearpoint shirt and a 30 print brocade tie. If I simply made the image black and white, it would pass for streetwear in 1938. Of course some of the details are off, like the pointed nature of the lapel notch, but for our purposes its still a great look! The lapels are still wide enough to be classic and still present a great interpretation of 1930 style. You don have to be completely authentic, but knowing the basic details to get right is important to do the made modern look without looking like a costume. The white canada goose factory outlet socks and tassel loafers give it a more tailored casual feel that fits more in line with my typical casual style. Gotta add the in Street x Sprezza somehow, right buy canada goose jacket.

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