Since 1999, Strongarm Clothing & Supply Co. has been a source for the better part of the men's fashion industry world-wide.
INTERVIEW BY KANDICE WATSON
What first attracted you to vintage? The opportunity to have unique and authentic clothing at a price I could afford. At the time, I could find great vintage for much less than new designer clothing. That has changed to some degree over the last 20 years...
What is your favorite fashion accessory? Hats. Since I was a child I loved hats.
Who is your favorite designer? I'm less inspired by a particular designer than by the utility clothing of the 1900-30s, especially work wear and outdoorsman clothing.
What is your favorite decade in fashion? 1910-20
Who is your historical muse or inspiration? Hamilton Carhartt...he made extremely high quality clothing, which was both great looking and highly functional. And at a time when most factory owners took advantage of their employees, he treated his workers very well.
photos from John Gluckow, French Cancan & fashionista.com