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.
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, 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.
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.
There’s always a heated debate as to whether or not denim on denim is a fashion faux pas or simply fashionable. In fact, this site was started to prove that double denim is an amazingly stylish, timeless look for all – when done right, of course. Our friends at Refinery29, who are indisputably on the fashion forefront, have broken the Canadian Tuxedo down for you, explaining how to do the look well. To read the full article and to shop the look, click here.
After an incredible meal, I ran into Vizion Jones, tour manager, outside of Båco Mercat in Downtown Los Angeles. Vizion was looking dapper in Rag & Bone jeans and a Levi’s jacket.
Style queen, Rachel Zoe, (with baby Skylar in Los Angeles) was seen in a rare utilitarian denim jumper. Love it, girl.
This girl can do no wrong. #flawless
Image via Entertainmentwise.com
Last night, watching one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever witnessed at Terranea Resort, I ran into this lovely lady in vintage Levi’s cut off shorts an American Apparel denim shirt. Even on vacation, I can’t escape the double denim! Love it.
I caught this girl – in a Topshop jacket, Acquaverde jeans, vintage shirt and Old Navy shoes – outside of Smashbox Studios while walking home from Trader Joe’s in West Hollywood.