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Incidental Style

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We’re not sure how planned out this particular scene is, but we will say that this gentleman from Phnom Penh is by far the most stylish Cambodian metal-worker we’ve ever seen...and we’ve seen quite a few.

Most surprising of all, the occasional silver polish smudge only makes it work better. Of course, this kind of stylish dishevelment takes years to master—especially that frayed pant leg—but starting off with a rugged gray cloth certainly doesn’t hurt.

There’s a lot to learn from the chap, but our takeaways were as follows: 1) sternum-level buttons work a lot better than you’d think, and 2) match your suit to whatever’s likeliest to stain it. (Time to order that Burgundy three-piece.)

Twisted Metal

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Industrial squalor has been gaining a lot of credence as a look lately, so we thought we’d dig up some matching furniture.

These steel tables come from the welders at 22nd Century Compositions, operating out of Cleveland, where we imagine there’s plenty of distressed metal to draw inspiration from.

As usual, the master strokes are in the materials. While the outer shell is stained steel, the drawers are fashioned from more brittle tin, giving the piece a subtle bit of contrast.

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can pick it up at Cleveland Art, but otherwise you may have to resort to shipping.

Don’t worry. It’s not fragile. Just make sure you’ve had your tetanus shots.

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