Lifestyle, style

Vintage Trousers, 2 Ways: The Sweatshirt

I’ve always been enamored with the 30s and 40s. The architecture, art, and styles always just seemed so elegant and effortless. And while I’m definitely a child of my own generation, I still always have those old fashion black and white pictures in the back of my mind when I’m getting dressed up. In today’s disposable culture I think there’s something to be said for things that stand the time.

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There’s a picture of Gene Kelly that’s one of my favorites. He just seems like the guy you want to be when you grow up, you know? And he’s wearing a grey sweatshirt with super high waisted trousers, much like these. So boom. Done. If it’s good enough for Gene then it’s good enough for me.

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This look works because the sweatshirt is actually cropped, sitting right around my belly button — usually sweatshirts hang lower, which is why they don’t always look the most put together. The trousers are super high waisted yet have a bit of a “bag trouser” flare to them, which gives them a bit of a sense of luxury and propriety.

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I might not have to work in an office every week, but there are certainly times when I need to look more put together. This is something I might wear to a gallery opening in Paris in the Fall, or when I have to meet with a business client in the Spring and I don’t want to wear a full coat. I’m covered and comfortable, but the fabrics here are also great for that kind of transition weather.

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Close out the look with my favorite pair of Bally shoes, which are in an oxblood with a tailored detailing. And a bit of a scuff, which I clearly need to sort out.

Vintage Sweatshirt / Vintage Trousers / Bally Shoes

Photos by Falcon Griffith – @_falconcara_