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Anonymous asked: Hey there, I understand you own a pair of Our Legacy dad jeans? How do you like the fit on them? Would you recommend it to someone?

I do own a pair. I wouldn’t recommend the fit off the rack, but I tailored mine and now they’re great. Buy them and get them tapered to your liking - the construction and fabric are nice enough. 

Anonymous asked: Hi Jake. I'm going to an outdoor wedding in Los Angeles this summer where the dress code is described as "cocktail attire." I was thinking navy linen jacket, light stone cotton trousers, light blue shirt, brown penny loafers and a brown cotton tie. Do you think that would be too informal for cocktail attire? I'm from the northeast so I have no idea what counts as under-dressing in LA. Thanks!

I was just in LA and I think you’ll be just fine with that outfit. An easy way to make it slightly more formal would be to wear a pair of brown lace ups - maybe some suede wingtips.

Anonymous asked: With the on trend trend of field / military style jackets with 4 front pockets, why do people not just go and buy the real thing at military surplus stores? I have for two decades had 2 or 3 lighter weight (not winter parka) 3/4 military jackets from surplus stores. One French and two Canadian military issue. $40 +/-. Great with fall cords With the "authentic" heritage thang goin on, I have yet to see pics of real military issue being worn. I guess people prefer to spend $400 for logos etc.

I understand what you’re saying about authenticity, but there are a number of reasons why I’d assume folks opt away from the real thing. Some people must feel a bit uncomfortable wearing actual military-issue garb, having not served themselves. Obviously not a huge deal for many, but for some that counts. Also, militaria has been the root for a lot of clothing we wear today, so to knock one particular trend seems a little bit like getting mad at a drop of rain in a downpour. Finally, it’s quite easy to find 4 pocket front field jackets for under $80 (Uniqlo - no logos), so it’s not merely a trend for the overly priced fashion set. 

I, for one, like the style of jacket, but have no interest in looking like a former GI. Derivatives from the original I think are acceptable, no? 

Anonymous asked: Jake, my dude...quick question. How much farther is my hard-earned cash going to go if I cop Carmina before Meermin? I have two pairs of Meermin, but I wanna try out those DB's from the Armoury really bad, and I have the flow. But Carmina = two pairs of Meermin, though....

Carmina makes fantastic shoes and they’re well worth the investment. If you’ve got extra cash and the last fits, you should go for them. As you already have Meermins, you may as well mix it up. 

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jhilla:

Takahiro Osaki of Liverano

jhilla:

Takahiro Osaki of Liverano

thedogist:

Atlas, Dachshund, N 10th & Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Our little guy. 

thedogist:

Atlas, Dachshund, N 10th & Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Our little guy. 

jhilla:

Julie of Man of the World in a most badass overcoat.

jhilla:

Julie of Man of the World in a most badass overcoat.

thedogist:

Chili, Dachshund, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY

Sup Chili

thedogist:

Chili, Dachshund, Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY

Sup Chili

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Lalle Johnson for Gabucci

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Bodiley’s London Collection, designed and produced with help from John Garner, former head pattern cutter at Edward Green. 


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