Gap leather pants, Kenneth Cole Reaction boots, vintage hoodie, necklace, and fur vest

My dad has been buying lots of vintage clothes for the record shop he's working at these days (Pepperland Music in my humble home town of Orange), which means that I get first dibs on what he finds! One of the pieces he's picked up lately is this fishnet hoodie, which I was instantly drawn to for its kookiness and transparency. The mesh style reminded me of a few collections, like Alexander Wang's collection for next fall, but one in particular it made me think of was Jean Paul Gaultier's fall 2009 show...

I thought it'd be fun to try my hand at the fishnet over fuzz look. My take's a more scrappy kind of glamour than Gaultier's. There's also some Stiv Bators vibes convecting in my look I think.

Thanks for reading guys!



Everything I have on is vintage :)

Playing around with different patterns and colors with a Nigerian funk and disco soundtrack. I wanted to try to wear my cheetah spot hat with something more colorful for once, so I decided to evoke some African wildlife with cheetah spots and a shirt with scales like a crocodile. I also wanted to match the yellows of the hat with my shoes, which I think is fun because I don't see many guys wearing matching yellows.



Levi's jeans, vintage, vest, shirt, and shoes

Can you believe someone would donate these chic, timeless, practical shoes to Out of the Closet? And that there was another matching pair in burgundy with tangerine colored stars? Their loss! Every step in them is like taking a walk down the Hollywood walk of fame!

When you get past the dated shape, they’re actually pretty easy to get away with. The creamy white keeps to itself for the most part, and other than the shape they’re just a normal pair of lace up shoes. I’ve been styling these star stompers a few different ways lately- I’ll keep you guys posted on new ways I’ve been wearing them!



American Apparel t-shirt, Miss Sixty pants, vintage sweater, boots, and bag

I picked this bag up a while at an antique mall a while back. I've been pleasantly surprised to find myself reaching for a finishing touch of African savannah to complete an outfit since my purchase. It was a part of a set of luggage, all with matching safari print - insane! I like that it has a quiet humor to it, the print aside, it's not like you're gonna see me carrying this while jet-setting off to an African safari anytime soon (sadly). I also like the juxtaposition of the whimsical print and the battle-tank-tough construction, which is good because any bag I carry has to be able look cool and suffer a lot of abuse.