You grow up as an 80’s baby seeing the Members Only Jacket, and as a kid they just seem like an “old man thing” your uncles wore. Then as you mature it’s crazy how the  stuff you used to like takes on this instant vintage mystique. I mean who really thought fads from the 80’s and 90’s like acid washed jeans and hi-top fade haircuts with the lines would come back?

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at BuckheadChampagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at Buckhead

It’s expected for history to repeat itself, but when it does it never comes back exactly the same. The eras of looks merge to create a new, modern fashionability. This is a redefinition of not only the tradition, but also the trend.

Then, you add in the most unique element… You.

When pairing a modern vintage piece like a Members Only jacket, you’re definitely not wearing it like your uncle did (lol). You rock it with some clean denim or bikers. And instead of the clunky boots or Sebagos they wore it with, you throw on a fashion sneaker to bring it full circle into 2016 to the Shops of Buckhead Atlanta.

Understanding the flow between trend and tradition is essential. There’s a reason why its called “vintage” and it’s not called “old”. And with trends, you don’t want to look like the mannequin at H&M or everybody else that thinks they’re cool. Add your own stylistic trademark. The most important aspect of your look is you. Wear it the best and only way you can.

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at BuckheadChampagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at Buckhead

Incorporate elements of both trend and tradition, then add a personal twist.

Side note: light jackets like this are good pieces when seasons transition, like Winter to Spring. Also, easy to fold up and pack for travel.

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at BuckheadChampagne Jesse Mills wearing Members Only bomber jacket, Rogue denim and Puma Sky Hi Sneakers and Nixon Watch at the Shops at Buckhead

Jacket by Members Only | Pants by Rogue | Shoes by Puma | Watch by Nixon

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills