2020: The Year of Vintage Inspiration

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The green light is calling, because the 1920’s have literally returned!  We’re ready for the jazz, endless liquor, and parties that this decade will no doubt bring.  And with it, comes a great source of style inspiration that has always come to define some of the very best of classic menswear.  But to avoid an unnecessary reboot, read on to find out ways to bring back the best of the roarin’ twenties and general vintage style in an updated way!
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The G-1 Flight Jacket: The Best Wingman You'll Ever Have

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There’s only one jacket that’s guaranteed to not only keep you warm but make you look hot, and that’s the G-1.  A military piece that has survived wars and style changes, it’s one of the most badass and yet classic things you can wear.  Having one is like having your very own wingman. 
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What to Wear for the Holidays

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Christmas means getting to relax, having a drink, and enjoying people's company, whether it's your extended family or your just a few of your close friends.  You might be tempted to just spend the day in pajamas, but we all know that if you're reading this, you don't like being a lazy bastard. 

So don't worry, your friends at Craftsman got your back with a few ideas to keep it classy in Christmas.  That way you can flex on your friends or even on that one annoying aunt who keeps asking those pesky questions about your life!

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Back to the Hunt with the Safari Jacket

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Many writers and bloggers out there have decried their love of the safari jacket.  It’s hard not to agree with them, because it really is a versatile garment, with its roots in both vintage militaria and casual wear for decades.  Because it’s such an essential part of our DNA (rivaled only by our fetish for gurkha trousers), we thought we’d do a deep dive onto this indispensable piece of outerwear.  
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When and How To Break The Rules of Menswear

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When you start out in menswear, you’ll learn a lot of rules. It’s meant to be encouraging and guiding but upon looking back, we find that most things are largely negative! So many “dont’s” and “nevers”.  As a result, most guys tend to feel boxed in with their style which totally goes against what we believe here at Craftsman Clothing.  


So we’re here to tell you when you can totally break the rules. Long story short, it just relies on context.

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