TylerDurden389

My Crockett-style clothing collection

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TylerDurden389

Alright Vice guys. For the past few years I've been slowly building a collection of Crockett-inspired clothes, as well as working on how to style my hair like Ol' Don (made a thread here last year asking for advice). The good news is I found a way to comb my hair that *more or less* gets the Crockett look when they styled Don's hair in a more "squared" way (mostly season 2 style), rather than that "rounded style" most are more familiar with (season 1). I may even grow it out to season 4 length, but once I can do a ponytail I think it's time to grab the scissors lol.

As for the clothes, it took a lot of time (scouring ebay at least once a month), effort (figuring out what exactly my clothing sizes are), and of course money (mostly due to how much I've paid for everything thus far), but I have myself a decent little collection of clothes that I like to wear in various ways when I go out. Now, I don't go out trying to look exactly like it's still the 80's, but I do like to have a hint of that look in a more, contemporary way. No t-shirts, no slip-on shoes, and while I do have a pair of white dress pants, i never really wear them. I stick to khakis or gray or black dress pants. Shoes are always black or brown, though I'm still working on getting a pair of gray ones. I have a few more pairs of Aviator glasses, but they're in my car and it's too cold here in NY right now for me to run out and get them. I have a few pairs of Ray-bans as well. I like the Burnett style/Stallone's Cobra style with the blue colored shades.

I'll say this though, I have friends who do stand-up comedy here in NYC, and on a few occasions, some of these open mic-ers have called me out and made some sorta Vice or Scarface mention. So I know I'm doing something right, lol. I should also note that I have 2 more blazers on their way to my house right now. One is another gray, and another one is  sky blue (you can find it on ebay, it's a cheap price from a seller in China). Not sure if I'll ever muster the courage to wear the sky blue in public, but for the most part, if the weather permits I sometimes wear these blazers with jeans and sneakers. And who knows, if I do get to move to Florida someday (only 5 more months until I'll be allowed to put in for a transfer at my job), maybe then I'll consider doing the t-shirts with blazers look, as I feel it might be more acceptable there. I may even keep the jeans with blazer looks, ala season 5 style. I think it looks pretty cool as well.

Anyway, onto the pics.

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Light gray with dark gray stripes.

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Now this one I know you guys will love. I nabbed this sucker without even thinking (it was super cheap AND it fits me perfectly). This one IS white, and it has little pink, yellow and teal stripes all over it. For this one I just had to wear my teal t-shirt for it, lol. I think in these 2 pics you can get a better view of my hair and how I try to style it like Don did.

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This one is a personal favorite of mine. Wore it while doing some rounds today. Fits me like a glove, very comfortable, and a heavier material, so it's good for winter. Not sure if you can see, but it has very thin pink stripes. Yes, I know Don never wore "heavy" blazers (God, can you imagine wearing winter blazers in Miami of all places? lol), but I can only go with what I can find online that both fits me, and fits my budget lol. Shirt is light purple.

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Gray blazer with sky blue shirt and gray pants. The blazer has a bit of a "shine" effect to it, which I love. Very "Crockett-esque" IMO.

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Hard to tell due to lighting, but this blazer, along with all the whites, are actually off-white/cream colored. The shirt is teal. Pants are white.

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This blazer costed me nearly 80 dollars. I watched it on ebay for months and finally gave in. It's got very light colored sky blue checker patterns on it. It's also a wool-blend, so it's very heavy, and very warm. Perfect for wearing this time of year. It's a little too tight though. Shirt is orange.

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I know it's hard to tell due to lighting, but I can assure you guys, these are 4 different jackets in similar color, lol.

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Lastly, another gray with pink stripes, but this one is very light in material, so better for warm spring/fall nights (maybe even summer nights). Only thing I don't like about it is it has somewhat large shoulder pads. TBH, I'm not even sure if it's a man's jacket or a woman's (I'm a very short man, and finding clothes that fit well is very difficult. Hence why I buy online, and hence why it's taken me so long to build this collection), but there's one button on both sides, so I don't think anyone can tell one way or the other.

That's all for now. as I said, they'll be more in the future. I actually have some darker dress clothes as well (black pants, black blazer) but I figured for now just so the stuff that looks the most Crockett-like.

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Vicefan7777

Looking real sharp!!

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Tony D.

I like the tan checkered jacket, best! 

"A Sharp Dressed Man"

 

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Matt5
34 minutes ago, Tony D. said:

I like the tan checkered jacket, best! 

"A Sharp Dressed Man"

 

Great song!

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Vicefan7777

I love the video Sharp Dressed Man.  

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TylerDurden389

Hey everyone. I've bought some new threads since my last update and wanted to share some pics for you all.

1. This jacket has a great color to it. I think it has a total 80's feel to it. However, it's a little big on me, and it's double-breasted (a big no-no for short men like myself). So TBH I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it. The pants are actually pinstriped but it can be hard to tell.

2. I didn't buy these together,. I bought the pants a while back, and the jacket more recently. I can't see myself actually wearing these together, but I'll probably wear one or other other with solids. This is another one that I'm on the fence about keeping.

3. This sky blue jacket is a real gem, but again, a little big on me. Then again, one critique most have about Don's suit in "Prodigal son" was that his suit was too big, right? lol. The pants are a very thin gray or brown pinstripe.

4. Now THIS jacket is a real keeper. It's actually a boys jacket, and it fits me like a glove. It's a very light gray color. The yellow pants I actually bought at the store. Not sure if Don ever wore yellow pants on the show, but they fit well so I'm keeping 'em.

5. Bought these white slacks at the store the same day as the yellow ones. They're a slight off-white color, and are very light in material. Perfect for the beach.

6. More pinstripe pants. They're a light blue color.

That's all for now. TBH guys, as I continue my job hunt to try and transfer to Florida (my parents live about an hour or so drive from Miami, so I'm looking to get somewhere close to them. North or South, I'll be happy either way) I'm having second thoughts about keeping the majority of these clothes. Having visited them in both March and October, I've gotten a good idea of what the weather is like over there. The truth of the matter is it's basically beach weather 7-8 months out of the year. So I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be if I'm dressed to the 9's like that. The good thing is, I'm more than likely gonna end up getting a job transfer more northern florida, so that might help, but at the same time I never actually go outside like this. I take these pics just to show them off for you guys. I actually have a lot of grays, blacks, khakis, and jeans that I wear with these clothes. Shoes are black and brown as well.

Lately I've been thinking of getting a lot of pastel colored shorts and polo shirts and seeing if I can rock those with the blazers (no t-shirts as I don't wanna get sweat stains on the collars), but again, I'm not really sure what my next move is. I do know that the Vice look is still semi-popular in Florida, as all the dept. stores I've gone to while visiting my folks all have A LOT of Crockett colored clothes (It's almost like stepping back into the 80's, seriously, lol). So at leas I have that going for me.

Lastly, sorry for the shorter hair, but after 5-6 months my hair starts to annoy me and I take a buzzer to them (especially in the summer). I had just gotten my hair to Don's late season 2 style as well, though a bit longer on top.

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Oh, and here's a few blazers I've been watching on ebay. Thought I'd get your opinions on them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Stylish-Mens-Coat-Casual-Two-Button-Blazer-Suit-Dress-Jacket-Tops-Sakko/122375333347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=422857450306&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Blazer-Jacket-Coat-Hot-Stylish-Mens-Coat-Casual-Two-Button-Suit-White-Blazer/122122517695?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=421799569091&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

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IA-SteveB

The white blazer in the eBay link is a nice one.  Your combos all look good except the pin stripe.  It's a bit much even worn separately and no disrespect intended at all.

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Vicefan7777

Looks great.  I like all the combos you are wearing. 

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TylerDurden389
1 hour ago, IA-SteveB said:

The white blazer in the eBay link is a nice one.  Your combos all look good except the pin stripe.  It's a bit much even worn separately and no disrespect intended at all.

None taken. I figured those would be the first to go, lol. Truth is I only bought them because I heard wearing vertical stripes make you look taller. Plus I got the idea from these early promo pics. But I guess the reason we never saw Don in these threads was because they decided not to go with the pinstripe look. Even Don's hair is parted different.

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Detective_Crockett

Looking good man! I like the combos you decided to choose..  they're all very awesome.

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vicegirl85

Nice!  Agree that the double-breasted jacket(s) would probably be too warm in Miami unless maybe it was January or February!

ETA:  I like both jackets you're looking at on eBay, but the gray one looks a bit like a cable-knit sweater fused onto some kind of lining to give it shape.  Might be hot.  Most of Don Johnson's jackets on the show seem to have been pretty loose, rather than fitted as the white eBay jacket is.  In the small pics it looks great, but in the larger close-ups it seems to fit very closely and have more construction/fitting, which kind of takes away from the Vice look (for me).   Again I like both of them but don't necessarily think they're Vice-y-looking.

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TylerDurden389

I get what you mean vicegirl. I think the style right now in the year 2017 is blazers that fit more like a tight longsleeve t-shirt that just happens to have lapels, lol. My brother has one that fits that way and he almost NEVER gets dressed up for anything, lol.

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IA-SteveB
11 hours ago, TylerDurden389 said:

I get what you mean vicegirl. I think the style right now in the year 2017 is blazers that fit more like a tight longsleeve t-shirt that just happens to have lapels, lol. My brother has one that fits that way and he almost NEVER gets dressed up for anything, lol.

I agree with that.  Everything these days seems to be "slim fit."  I can wear that stuff but it doesn't have the light, loose and breezy feel of Miami Vice.  Last time I was looking at white linen pants and pastel henleys at Dillards I remarked that they would look good at dinner and my girlfriend said "Make sure you drop off any leftovers."  She's not a Vice fan at all. :) 

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jenny

  I found some 1980's Vintage pastel earrings on Ebay!       You know the ones with the cool geometric shapes?

I'm going to order some pairs!:thumbsup:

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Vicefan7777
On 8/15/2017 at 10:14 AM, jenny said:

  I found some 1980's Vintage pastel earrings on Ebay!       You know the ones with the cool geometric shapes?

I'm going to order some pairs!:thumbsup:

Hope you post a few pics of yourself wearing them. 

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