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Finding clothes: The struggle is real.

Hello ladies, and gents. So long story short, my trouble is that I live in the USA and finding clothing here that goes with the mod style is rather difficult.  I truly try to avoid fast fashion, and go for clothing that's vintage and will last, or try to stick to brands I know and trust.  Of course it's easy to just walk into a nordstroms, dillards, macys, etc and buy every original penguin or ben sherman shirt in the store... but I'd rather avoid that.  I find myself wearing the same 10-12 pieces of clothing over and over again.  Which to be honest, I'm fine with because I'm a very minimal guy, but at the same time, there's gotta be more choices and options out there.  Typically I'm just walking around in cardigans, shirts, denim jacket, trousers, and loafers or boots.  I think I look decent enough, but as I said America just doesn't have many options.  Good news is that I am going to France this summer for 2 weeks and I plan on making a trip or two to shop and see what happens.  Any help would be appreciated.  Advice please? Thanks friends.  Take care!

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  • Where are you Specs?

    I’m English but been living in America since 1990 - 23 years in Houston and the last five plus in Tampa. Take a look at my blog www.rodsmodblog.wordpress.com - just about everything you see there was bought in America. I get some stuff off eBay - check out that red linen three button Boglioli blazer - and my other go to places for jackets and suits is either J Crew (never retail, NWT off eBay again) or Suitsupply. I have a decent tailor who can convert ubiquitous two button jackets to threes with usual success. If you aren’t near a SS shop they have free shipping both ways from their website. Also take a look at www.thickasthievesla.com for MTM suits. Other stuff - Fred Perry and Lacoste polos, Uniqlo socks, Gazelles and Stan Smiths, Levi’s, Clark’s dessies - all easy enough to come by and the hunt is half the fun. Good luck!

  • Why not stray a little left of field and approach Mod Father Clothing (other mod outlets/companies are also available :-) ) to become an agent and run a mail order store covering the USA? There's clearly a shortage and clearly a market...then you get to take your pick!!

    • lol I'm a fulltime psychologist. I don't have time for that.

    • Ah well, only a suggestion.

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