This is part of a three-piece suit he just had made. Pasht picked this out an upholstery store in Los Angeles.
“I wanted to make a striking suit with a bold pattern and I thought floral print would be a festive choice. I think this fabric was destined for a set of curtains at some motel before I rescued it.”
Pasht wanted a classic tuxedo with some personality.
He found this shawl-collar three-piece dinner suit — made from a vintage silk/wool fabric in blue-gree — at B. Black & Sons in Downtown L.A.
He loves the silk: “It gives the jacket has an iridescent quality which makes it stand out."
He added vintage details like the shawl-collar waistcoat, cuffs on the sleeves, and an extra wide lapel button hole for a boutonniere.
Made from a deadstock 1945 English wool sourced at B. Black & Sons.
“The fabric had been collecting dust for decades. It caught my eye and I couldn’t resist having it made into a traditional three-piece suit with peak lapels.”
Made from materials found in the upholstery section at International Silks & Woolens in Los Angeles.
“The material reminded me of vintage Palm Springs, and it looked so crazy that I couldn’t resist. I think everyone should have at least one truly crazy thing in their closet.”
Pasht doesn’t hunt. But this suit does.
This was made from a vintage olive-colored wool and has all the classic details that a traditional English hunting suit would — including breeches.
"It’s a stretch to think that I might wear this entire suit much over the course of my life — but that jacket actually looks pretty cool when worn on its own."
Pasht also collects pocket squares and silks.
“My collection includes many vintage finds from all over the world [Palm Springs, Toronto, Tokyo, Rome], and custom items made from interesting fabrics I’ve found over the years.”
He stores them in a vintage humidor that once belonged to his grandfather.
There's nothing that gives Pasht more pleasure than rescuing old fabrics and turning them into unique outfits.
"It’s like wearing a piece of history."