life/politics design music photography home us film art fashion global notes archive
 
 
 
 
 design fashion film music art photography global notes life/politics books
ISSUE 12: VHCLE MAN – PAUL GUZZETTA
terms & conditions                      about us                      contact us                      search archive                      write for us                
2011
2012
2013
books
strokestrokestrokestroke
 
strokestrokestrokestroke
 
VHCLE MAN / WOMAN ARCHIVE HERE
strokestrokestrokestroke
 
VHCLE MAN / ISSUE 12
Find OUR LATEST VHCLE MAn — in issue 12
A C E D B
Recommendations by PAUL GUZZETTA / SAN FRANCISCO, ca
-
Pretty soon after moving to San Francisco in 1996, I picked up a job buying clothes from the public in a vintage shop. During my four-year stint, I had built  up a prolific wardrobe of 50s and 60s suits, old Levis button-ups, and Fred Perry polos. I left that position to manage a men’s boutique, where I spent the next four years refining a style and aesthetic that I haven’t really strayed from. The general principles are mixing vintage with new pieces; drawing inspiration from past decades through music, film, and photography; and keeping it classy, yet slightly disheveled. Lately I’ve preferred spending more time in the tailor shop, working on custom pieces.   
- C / Cowboy Boots

I bought this pair in 2003 and have worn them practically non-stop ever since. They’ve been re-soled twice, and patched up a few times as well. It’s weird, but the more cracks and scars these boots bear, the more compliments they receive.   A / Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints

This book is my latest source of fashion inspiration. Disfarmer established himself as a photographer in 1930s Arkansas. He rejected his rural upbringing to pursue his artistic vision, creating intimate portraits of anyone willing to sit in front of his lens. B / SX70 Camera

My favorite Polaroid format. I bring this out whenever I can. The Impossible film has a fantastic quality that can be slightly unpredictable – but I’m drawn to the way it captures color, especially skin tones. Also, the SX70 collapses into a smallish rectangle box that can be thrown into a bag for easy transport. E / Custom Trousers from Al’s Attire

I made my first appointment with Al a few years ago when I had the urge to build a pair of 1930s era trousers. Al’s comprehensive knowledge of men’s fashion is often staggering. During that initial consultation he broke down the 1930s, year by year, describing the evolution in trouser details from 1930 to 1939. I was immediately hooked. The pattern I am most fond of has a 14" rise, which by some standards may be borderline grandpa fashion.   D / Muji Notebook

I have dozens of these and make a point to have one in a pocket at all times for analog note-taking and sketching.