For the Fellas: 6 Essentials for A Dapper New Year
by Ari Takata-Vasquez
We partnered with our friend Tommy, the owner of Two Jacks Denim, to create a style guide for the guys. At both Two Jacks Denim and Viscera exclusively carry American-made goods because we believe in quality products that are ethically made.
We carefully picked the six items you need to bring in the New Year in style.
The Classic: Sock Hop Dress Shirt
A quality dress shirt is a must-have in any man's wardrobe. Even if you don't work in an office, you'll need a classic well fitted shirt for various occasions. Don't be caught buying a boxed shirt and tie that doesn't fit well.
We love Sock Hop shirts and we love that they're fourth generation shirt-makers. They take such pride in the quality of their products and they have a wonderful discerning eye for fabric.
Our customer, Pollo, is a Sock Hop convert. He has them in almost every color.
Essential Outwear: 3Sixteen Stadium Jacket
The much sought-after Stadium Jacket - baseball-style - from 3sixteen in 8-oz. Navy waxed canvas with a warm quilted black jersey lining and varsity ribbing on the cuffs and bottom. The stadium jacket will keep you dry and warm at a football game, too.
The Perfect T-Shirt: Viscera Triblend
Looking good in your off-time can be easy. Finding the perfect t-shirt can be hard but we've done all the work for you.
Viscera triblends are made of cotton, rayon and polyester. They're the perfect balance of each fabric. The cotton means these shirts are breathable, the rayon keeps them soft (even through wash after wash) and the polyester means it doesn't shrink.
Our customer, Tai, wearing the Viscera 3/4 sleeve Henley
Keeping it Structured: Tanner Goods Belt
TannerGoods makes full-grain leather belts that will last a lifetime. Available in several shades of brown, vegetable tanned and black with color coordinated metal buckles in Standard 1.5” and Classic 1.25” widths. Proudly made in Portland, Oregon.
Tie It All Together: Lord & Lady Co. Skinny Ties
Accessories make the outfit. Make it easy with a classy skinny tie. We love Lord & Lady's ties because they're made by Megan Cash in Atlanta, GA. Don't worry, as the packaging says, these ties are "no diet necessary".
Add one of these ties to your look and make it classy. You can't go wrong with a chambray or subtle pin-dot.
We love the way our merchandiser, Ronan styled his steel chambray tie with a bold floral.
Basic Black: Tellason Denim
Tellason is the most popular brand at Two Jacks Denim, and for good reason. Founders Tony Patella and Pete Searson create timeless designs and fits with the best denim fabrics in the world
One of their latest offerings is the Ladbroke Grove slim tapered fit jean, crafted with 13.5 oz. Japanese black selvedge denim.
And there you have the six essential pieces to bring in the New Year with style. What are the key pieces in your life that make looking good easy?
Until next time!
Ari & Tommy