Posts tagged Mens Fashion
Style Shots—Classic Menswear Fall Edition
Photography by: Swabreen Bakr
I caught up with David P. Lochner over at one of the best vintage shops that caters exclusively to men, Briar Vintage in Old City, Philadelphia. Love the fur detailing on his coat and the textured socks. As always with menswear it’s fun to see what details are emphasized with the color schemes, in this case the yellow pocket square pulling out the yellow in the plaid pants was a great touch.
Photography & Words by Swabreen Bakr
As part of The Philadelphia Collection, Art in the Age is hosting a pop-up shop this weekend with New York-based menswear brand The Brooklyn Circus. I was very excited to attend this event as this is a brand that I think could inspire a lot of the local fashion brands we have here in Philadelphia.
The Brooklyn Circus is a great case study in how to tell a story and portray a lifestyle. Even though their product is seeped in Americana, it’s sold and worn across the world. They portray a lifestyle that men from Brooklyn to Tokyo to Copenhagen want to be a part of; that is really powerful and something to really take into account when developing a brand. The storytelling and visuals have to be aspirational and compelling enough to transcend borders and cultures. We’ll elaborate on this branding message with our upcoming interview with The Bearded Man himself, Ouigi Theodore.
The goal of The Brooklyn Circus brand is to create garments that will last a lifetime, this plays into their 100 Year Plan. They don’t want to create waste like most fast casual fashion does, these garments are meant to be passed on to future generations and stand the test of time. As a brand they don’t follow trends, but since fashion is cyclical sometimes the trends come back around to catch up with them. Last fall for example we saw a revived interest in varsity apparel.
With so much of American culture being about the here and the now, it’s nice to have a brand whose point of view is about investment pieces and longevity, and the quality of their garments can be definitely be felt.
Head over to Art in the Age on 116 North 3rd Street in Old City to grab some gear! The pop-up expires tomorrow, Sunday September 16th at 6 p.m.
Check out more photos from the pop-up after the jump.
Style Shots—Classic Menswear
Photography & Words by: Swabreen Bakr
Briar Vintage is a full service vintage menswear shop in Old City, Philadelphia. It’s on a mission to bring back individualized customer service in a world filled with ready-to-wear and one size fits all fashion. Briar focuses exclusively on menswear, encouraging men to be more of a made-to-measure type when it comes to personal style.
On Friday August 3rd they celebrated their one year anniversary. Photographed here is David, their sartorial manager. It’s always a pleasure to photograph him.