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Isn't that a question you can levy on literally any interesting piece of fashion? When would you really wear a casual suit/ Ring coat/ Acronym parka/ Visvim noragi/ drape cut sport coat in London Lounge horse blanket tweed, etc in the Bay Area?
In the abstract, sure.
 

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^ this Stetson is admittedly a little over the top, even for me, whereas a beat up hat would more suit my tastes. You obviously don’t have to be a cowboy to wear a Stetson, but a slightly misshapen hat can cross over to various styles and would be easier to pair.
 

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I feel like those hats look less unusual than 90% of the stuff we talk about on here. In California, those hobo hats are worn by a certain artist type. Very much rich, white, middle-aged creative who likes to say things like "I love your energy." They love dinner parties, farm to table restaurants, old country music, and hippie things.

Have a friend who used to be a fashion designer in the 90s. His clothes were sold at Fred Segal. He met his wife at a fashion photo shoot that I helped set up (his wife was a fashion photographer at the time). Now they run a chocolate shop. The hat is very much "them."




Also know a bunch of guys in California who dress like this







Nick Fouquet's hats feel very much at home to me with that kind of look. I mean, is it an affected look? I mean, sure. I guess. But I don't know if it's any more affected than 99% of the stuff we talk about on here.
 

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I imagine they're not these, but I tried to find these on the website and couldn't find them. Wonder if maybe these are the frames.


Those aviators are the Sexton. I've been considering those (but also leaning towards Taos...)
 

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I’ve followed urbancomposition’s style evolution for about a decade. When I said it’s looks costumey, it’s because his style does not strike me as anything close to what you’ve posted above. I wasn’t making a comment that style wouldn’t work for anyone in the Bay Area or California more generally.
 

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I almost bought a J. Auger bag this year. For... groceries I guess?
 

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Which frame model is that? @UrbanComposition
The Molino.

I’ve followed urbancomposition’s style evolution for about a decade. When I said it’s looks costumey, it’s because his style does not strike me as anything close to what you’ve posted above. I wasn’t making a comment that style wouldn’t work for anyone in the Bay Area or California more generally.
I’m revisiting my tastes in the 90s, when I was really into 70’s sleaze/thrift store/Tom Ford era Gucci. Never really grew out of it.
 

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Folks talking about vintage tortoise Ascari a few pages back. A week in with my pair and they're really stunning. Translucent in parts so in the sun there's a neat effect, looks differenft at every angle.

I brought up missing out on the Ascaris at a sample sale and the rep dug a pair out he had saved. According to him I got the last pair available outside of the archive I assume JMM keeps. Super stoked on them. I've seen most of the JMM materials and my vote would be the antique tortoise being the most unique.
 

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I just picked up the Ascari in clear can’t wait to receive them.
 

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