Tag Archives: Vintage

#ThrowbackThursday: Tyra Banks in a Canadian Tuxedo

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As my dear friend Kevin Cothren, senior merchandiser Express Women’s Denim, loves to say, TYRA MAIL!

I caught this vintage pic of the America’s Next Top Model glamazon draped in denim on the Huffington Post yesterday. Kinda wishing she was giving us some of her “smizing” fierceness.

 


Spotted: Canadian Tuxedo on Fairfax in Los Angeles

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While shopping around my neighborhood on Sunday, I happened upon Black Jew Kid rocking this dope double denim ensemble in front of the newly opened Melody Ehsani Boutique (amazing). Black Jew Kid is seen here in a Levi’s denim jacket that he’s currently updating with some Dolce & Gabbana embellishments, and Play Cloths jeans.

 


INXS “Kick” Canadian Tux Fest

Needed a little vinyl action tonight. INXS seemed to fit the bill. Forgot about the denim fest on the “Kick” cover. Mystify …. Mystify me.

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“‘Cause we all have wings, but some us don’t know why.”

Best post INXS version of “Never Tear Us Apart” found here. (You’re welcome.)


Canadian Tuxedo Day at Newport Academy

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The other night at Venice’s new hotspot Barnyard, I ran into pal Jamison Monroe, Jr., CEO and founder of Newport Academy, who excitedly showed off this photo of Jessie Hines and him at work one day, celebrating denim on denim back at the office. Who could blame him?

According to Jamison, “After a bit of a debate about whether denim was going to be an acceptable form of attire for the entire staff, denim won out and the next day we made it [Canadian Tuxedo] Day at Newport Academy.” Love it.

Jamison is pictured above in a Levi’s Vintage 1955 Sawtooth Washed-Denim Shirt (I want to steal it) and Won Hundred jeans.


Spotted: Two Canadian Tuxedos in Line at Let’s Make A Deal

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Just minutes before entering a place more bizarre than that bar in Star Wars, the set of Let’s Make A Deal (don’t ask), I quickly spotted the only other Canadian Tux through a sea of middle-aged lunatics dressed as babies, clowns and jail birds. To my left is musician Cody Digerolamo head to toe in Levi’s. I’m in 7 For All Mankind jeggings, an Arnold Zimberg shirt, Stetson hat and Wet Western.

Seriously, kids. Don’t do drugs: just go on this show. It’s much better.

UPDATE: I did not make a deal.

 


Josh Shaw in a Canadian Tuxedo at La Boheme in Los Angeles

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Josh Shaw, Artistic Director of the Pacific Opera Project, channeled his inner hipster in this vintage Canadian Tux at the company’s recent performance of La Boheme at the historic Ebell Club of Highland Park. If they do it again, you must go – impressive performances with some hilarious translations, making this version a modern day tale of hipster love on the east side of Los Angeles, instead of the classic story in Paris. For more information on upcoming shows, please click here.


Spotted: Canadian Tuxedo at Footsie’s in Los Angeles

 

On Tuesday night I had the pleasure of meeting another Columbus ex-pat at Footsie’s in Los Angeles. I’ve written several items about how much people from Columbus, Ohio love their Canadian Tuxedos (one fan has even proposed we change the name to “Columbuxedo“). So, it was no surprise, when multi-instrumentalist Brad Caulkins strolled in rocking the double denim. Brad is seen above in a vintage Big E Levi’s jacket, a family heirloom from the early 50s which once belonged to his cousin, who died wearing it in motorcycle accident. Brad’s also wearing A.P.C. jeans.


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