When someone’s checking out your clothes, you’d rather they be reminded of yesterday’s true greats. Newman. McQueen. Murray.
Good news: there’s a new shop in town to help you channel those legends with some classic-looking chinos, chambray and maybe a motorcycle―welcome to General Quarters, now open across the street from American Rag on La Brea.
Just keep an eye out for the gleaming bike in the front window―that would be a Triumph TR6, which is the same model Steve McQueen rode around in The Great Escape. And yes, it’s for sale if you want it (price: $6,500).
But if you’re just looking for a bit of all-American-ness to wear to the creative agency or the beer bar, they’ve got classic-looking (and reasonably priced) tees, Gant Rugger shirts and Life/After/Denim sweaters.
There’s also some actual vintage. Think: Navy chambrays, racing gloves, duffel bags and even a few signal flags, used by WWII-era ships to identify themselves and their intentions.
Might come in handy at that beer bar.