Film and television producer Jonas Bell Pasht’s aha moment with clothes came in his early 20s in Rome: “A friend introduced me to the world of custom-made clothes. When I put on those first custom shirts, I found it to be empowering, and I wanted to learn more about it,” says the 37-year-old, who is currently producing the Redemption Project with Van Jones for CNN. Since that visit to Italy, Pasht’s passion for clothing has only increased, and the vintage-inspired men’s dressing room in his Los Feliz home oﬀers what he calls “a window into my soul.”
You have a lot of suits!
"I have about 50 or 60; half of them are custom made. The other half are interesting vintage ﬁnds that span over a century.
And no shortage of accouterments, either!
My hat, tie, suspender and shoe collection are all on display. I also have a collection of men’s style and history books, as well as vintage pocket watches and cuff links."
Any favorite designers?
"No. I’m not interested in designers or labels at all.
Do you ever dress down?
I’m almost always in some form of a jacket or suit and tie. The logo of our company is the silhouette of someone wearing a tie and jacket. I like to feel that I’m keeping the ﬂame of old-time Hollywood style alive. The bar is set so low in LA because there is this weird fear, especially among guys. They’re afraid they’ll look like they’re trying too hard. Or worse, that they’re an agent or a lawyer!"