Earthy tones in tweeds and moleskin under navy herringbone wool.
Shirt: Custom made by Mr. Lee (in West Los Angeles, CA)
Waistcoat: J. Crew
Tie: J. Crew
Affordable Japanese Selvedge Denim by Gap
If you are in the market for raw denim but are not quite at the point to drop $150+ on a pair of jeans, look no further. I have been buying denim from the Gap since ‘06 when I started moving away from 3X tall tees and rocawear jeans. i wanted something well made for a great price. This is when I was introduced to their selvedge line.
Since then, I have almost exclusively been wearing them throughout my transition from streetwear to menswear. Two years back I bought a fresh pair and brought them to my tailor Franco. I got them hemmed to 28” inseam along with tapering the opening to 7”. They have been my absolute go to for most of my fits (pictured above). Unfortunately, this past summer there was a tear that occurred in the crotch. I have since repaired them, but another hole is forming.
This is when I decided to pull the trigger on another pair after this past Black Friday sale where Gap had a 50% deal running, bringing these down to $45. This new pair featured here is a 30x32 Slim fit which will definitely be brought to the tailor next weekend. I expect these to last be just as long if not longer and as you can see, they definitely fade quite nicely.
It is likely true that brands like APC or Nudie’s are made better but from my experience, I do not need to look much further than these bad boys right here. When it comes to affordable Japanese selvedge denim, Gap will forever be my go to.
For the budget minded. Excellent post.
Classic pieces from their own respective era: Harrington jacket and Jordan III.
Sweater: Wallace & Barnes / J. Crew
Shirt: Target x 3.1 Phillip Lim
Jeans: J. Crew 484
A trip to Philadelphia.
Saturday night I ended up linking with my good friend Mychal for a night on the town. Last time I did not get the chance to really snap pics so despite the poor indoor lighting, I made sure to get a few in before we head out.
Mych has such a classic style, it’s no wonder why we get along so well. Come morning, he had to make a few moves out and threw on one of his staple chill fits. Had to snap a few pics of the homie as well.
Expect more collabs coming shortly. Next time I am in the city of brotherly love, I plan to work out some more concrete shoots.
Thanks for reading. Hope y’all enjoyed.
This is awesome. These gents met on a message board and quickly became buds in real life.