Jonas Bell Pasht is LA’s premiere collector of men’s suits.
He wears them every day.
Yeah, for LA, that’s a bit strange.
But he has ones for chillier days. Ones for warmer ones.
And all of them were custom made.
He took bespoke clothing up as a hobby while studying in Rome. Bought a handful of custom shirts and he was hooked.
“I started studying the history of men’s style, and began to understand the science behind the design of men’s clothes. I learned the origins of the clothes we wear, and began to appreciate clothes as a window into who we are, both individually and collectively. You can tell so much about an individual, a nation, and a people by the clothes they wear.”
He brings that same focus to his own company, Citizen Jones, where he’s currently producing a show about the stranger side of fashion history, set to premiere on Fusion this April.
Below, we show you where Pasht goes to find his suit fabric, what you should buy, and where to get it tailored. Read on.
Pasht gets his fabric from B. Black & Sons. Founded in 1922, B. Black houses three floors of fabric and has one of the largest supplies of dead stock (found articles that haven’t been used) in the nation.
This is where Hollywood wardrobe stylists go to get fabric used in period costumes — including ones worn by Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Just to name a few.
You’ll find the dead stock on the second and third floors.