Getting back to regular posts, in this street style feature for Out magazine I spotted an NYU student and actor sporting vintage finds from The Garage (a weekend flea market in Chelsea) while wandering a post-NYFW Lincoln Square. He pairs a fantastic houndstooth coat he found there with snow-proof Hunter boots and a Tumi backpack.
With the recent annual Gentleman’s Vintage Show, I realized that not every man is a vintage shopper and most have no idea where to start. Writing for AskMen.com, I got in contact with David Ornstein, a vintage expert of 40 years and founder of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show (whom puts on the men’s show, and whose visitors have included Phillip Lim and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few), to give us 10 quick tips and points that would help vintage shopping virgins become overnight pros — and maybe give you some new pointers if you think you’re an expert already.
See a couple below, and the full list on AskMen.com (including the latest vintage trends, staple pieces to invest in, and a brief histroy lesson on vintage clothing period and popular items):
While a leather jacket can look good almost anytime of the year, brown leather shines like no other when surrounded by November’s colorful foliage in New York’s Central Park. I styled my favorite vintage leather jacket with other shades of brown. A classic pair of tan J.Crew cotton-twill chinos contrast the dark brown jacket in a smart manner, and fall styling calls for a pair of rugged boots. This simple pair from Grenson adds a stylish body to the classic derby boot with a scotch grain leather.
To break the brown hues, and standout one it’s own, a rich burgundy crew neck sweater is a wardrobe essential (as the color can look good year-round), and to top off the look on a sunny day, can’t go wrong with Ray-Ban aviators.
Get The Look:
Jacket: Vintage (similar from Belstaff)
Sweater: Banana Republic Blended Sweater (similar from J.Crew)
Pants: J.Crew Cotton-Twill Chinos
Footwear: Grenson Hadley derby boot
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators (similar from Ray-Ban)
MR PORTER’s Global Style Campaign
Taking part as a Details Network contributor for MR PORTER’s Global Style Campaign, created to showcase and connect stylish men across the world, I hope you too can take part by showing your personal style through this Instagram-driven digital event hosted by MR PORTER.
Simply upload a photo of yourself showing your personal style with the hashtags #MRPORTERGS and the city you’re in (ex. #NEWYORK), then check out all the other men entered in Mr Porter’s Global Style Map. Everyone who takes part is eligible to win a very handsome prize of $4,000 for a new MR PORTER wardrobe. Good luck gentlemen!