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Vintage gentlemen's clothing and accessories

Updated on February 14, 2015

An introduction

Amongst my other interests is collecting and wearing vintage clothing. I particularly favour vintage British clothing from the 1920s-1950s although I also draw much inspiration from the classic American Esquire fashion plates of the 1930s. I favour heavier cloths and favourite pieces and touches include the classic weighty grey and white flannels, Fairisle slipovers, double-breasted and slipped waistcoats, peak lapels on single-breasted jackets and two-tone shoes. I hope to use this lens to showcase some of the interesting items which I have owned or seen.

The lens illustration is a detail from an advertisement prepared by the well-known American artist F.C. Leyendecker, entitled "Quality by Kuppenheimer." I particularly appreciate the muted but beautifully toned colour palette and the way in which the artist captures the drape of the cloth.

eBay - my vintage clothing and accessories

Clearing my vintage closet!

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A collar to get me started...

A rather charming rounded-point wing collar. This occupies the middle ground between formal day and evening wear and could have been worn for either. I suspect that it is late Edwardian in date, or possibly 1920s. It was supplanted in popularity by the pointed wing collar and I had thought could now only be found secondhand or made up to order. However, I have now established another source in theatrical costumiers such as Darcy Clothing.

Photo Gallery - combination white waistcoat and braces - A 1930s curiosity

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Rare combination white evening dress waistcoat and braces by London city shirtmakers Rendell & Son of Gracechurch St. Cleverly designed, the waistcoat amends the classic backless waistcoat design so that the waistcoat facings become elasticated sInside view of the waistcoat. The front is 17 1/2" at its longest, and 16 3/4" broad.Marked as a 38" chest, this waistcoat is expressly designed for wear with evening dress trousers of traditional high cut and therefore is quite short in the body to compensate for the trousers' high riseA near-set of Mother of Pearl detachable waistcoat buttons for display purposesThe waistcoat facings become elasticated straps which then button together to form x-back braces, the ends of which button, via adjustable nickel-plated steel runners, onto the back brace buttons of a pair of evening dress trousersNote the brace ends, and also the four button loops on the inside front of the waistcoat to secure to the front brace buttons.Steel-buckled back runners
Rare combination white evening dress waistcoat and braces by London city shirtmakers Rendell & Son of Gracechurch St. Cleverly designed, the waistcoat amends the classic backless waistcoat design so that the waistcoat facings become elasticated s
Rare combination white evening dress waistcoat and braces by London city shirtmakers Rendell & Son of Gracechurch St. Cleverly designed, the waistcoat amends the classic backless waistcoat design so that the waistcoat facings become elasticated s
Inside view of the waistcoat. The front is 17 1/2" at its longest, and 16 3/4" broad.
Inside view of the waistcoat. The front is 17 1/2" at its longest, and 16 3/4" broad.
Marked as a 38" chest, this waistcoat is expressly designed for wear with evening dress trousers of traditional high cut and therefore is quite short in the body to compensate for the trousers' high rise
Marked as a 38" chest, this waistcoat is expressly designed for wear with evening dress trousers of traditional high cut and therefore is quite short in the body to compensate for the trousers' high rise
A near-set of Mother of Pearl detachable waistcoat buttons for display purposes
A near-set of Mother of Pearl detachable waistcoat buttons for display purposes
The waistcoat facings become elasticated straps which then button together to form x-back braces, the ends of which button, via adjustable nickel-plated steel runners, onto the back brace buttons of a pair of evening dress trousers
The waistcoat facings become elasticated straps which then button together to form x-back braces, the ends of which button, via adjustable nickel-plated steel runners, onto the back brace buttons of a pair of evening dress trousers
Note the brace ends, and also the four button loops on the inside front of the waistcoat to secure to the front brace buttons.
Note the brace ends, and also the four button loops on the inside front of the waistcoat to secure to the front brace buttons.
Steel-buckled back runners
Steel-buckled back runners
Double-breadted linen waistcoat with shawl lapel
Double-breadted linen waistcoat with shawl lapel

A fine vintage double-breasted linen shawl-lapel waistcoat

A versatile waistcoat for day or evening formal wear.

A handsome vintage shawl collar morning or evening dress waistcoat, double - breasted with a deep (c.3") shawl collar and 6 MoP buttons. Three jetted pockets. This fine waistcoat is cut for wear with high-cut morning or evening dress trousers and would look equally well with day formal dress - under a frock coat, say, or as a component of Victorian/Edwardian white tie evening dress. A very rare shape, classic Edwardian design.

Vintage semi-formal gent's daywear
Vintage semi-formal gent's daywear

Vintage semi-formal daywear ensemble

A blend of '50s and '60s pieces with a few modern elements

This is something I put together last week to wear to church. It is intended to blend some modern elements into a predominantly vintage look, ending up with something smart which doesn't look wildly out of place in the present day. How did I do?

Successful outfit or not?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My monitor does not allow me to distinquish much more than tone and so I can't comment specifically other than to say that you probably put together your last unsuccessful ensemble while still at school. For myself, I wear a double breasted jacket for a stroller with either grey self herringbone stripe or houndstooth pants. Most Mid West American, despite the black buttons, think it's a black blazer.

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      A R Kirshner

      Toledo Ohio, USA

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      ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You are too kind, but thank you anyway! The houndstooth trousers and d/b black jacket combination is very Apparel Arts and I like it very much.

    Vintage and modern collar bars and pins
    Vintage and modern collar bars and pins

    Useful accessories - collar bars and pins

    Collar clips, bars and pins are particularly useful with soft, unlined point collars to both keep them neat and apply some upward pressure to the tie just below the knot, thus giving it a pleasing upward arch. Fred Astaire was a particular aficionado of this look. Although still made today (and often longer to accommodate the fashion for collars with some spread), vintage collar clips are worth looking out for, in particular for the clever way in which they mimic collar pins. Pins, as the name implies, pin through the collar (or its eyelets) whilst the bar or clip grips the collar edges. A neat little accessory.

    Vintage Soft Collar Photo Gallery - A selection of vintage soft detachable collars for less formal daywear

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    A "Cerdic" "Trubenised" non-starch collarBespoke Morgan & Ball Piccadilly soft turndown collar with extra button, presumably to keep the collar from gaping at the topTwo vintage Morgan & Ball collars in cream, in slightly different stylesVintage soft detachable collar with a pronounced spearpointVintage "Old England" shape E collar with rare collar tab to give a smarter shape around the knot.Vintage "Old England" shape F collar "For service wear only"
    A "Cerdic" "Trubenised" non-starch collar
    A "Cerdic" "Trubenised" non-starch collar
    Bespoke Morgan & Ball Piccadilly soft turndown collar with extra button, presumably to keep the collar from gaping at the top
    Bespoke Morgan & Ball Piccadilly soft turndown collar with extra button, presumably to keep the collar from gaping at the top
    Two vintage Morgan & Ball collars in cream, in slightly different styles
    Two vintage Morgan & Ball collars in cream, in slightly different styles
    Vintage soft detachable collar with a pronounced spearpoint
    Vintage soft detachable collar with a pronounced spearpoint
    Vintage "Old England" shape E collar with rare collar tab to give a smarter shape around the knot.
    Vintage "Old England" shape E collar with rare collar tab to give a smarter shape around the knot.
    Vintage "Old England" shape F collar "For service wear only"
    Vintage "Old England" shape F collar "For service wear only"

    Search the archives of the V&A for vintage clothing in their collection!

    The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A), is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, it was founded in 1852, and its 12.5 acre site hosts 145 galleries. The costume collection is the most comprehensive in Britain, containing over 14,000 outfits plus accessories, mainly dating from 1600 to the present.

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    Gentleman's maroon polka dot fringed scarf
    Gentleman's maroon polka dot fringed scarf

    The gentleman's scarf

    A key element in classic winter style.

    The scarf is a crucial gentleman's accessory in the winter, both for warmth and also for the welcome dash of colour which it adds to even the most sombre overcoat. Scarves are an element of classic style which has changed relatively little in the past seventy years, which is a benefit for seekers as it gives a rich field of stylistic examples and periods from which to choose to complement any vintage look. The illustrated example is undated but may be circa 1950s. The material appears to be art silk and is in a handsome cream polka-dot design on a maroon field with what appear to be hand-knotted fringed ends. It works particularly well with a blue overcoat but could profitably be worn in a variety of contexts, with the colour palette even working with country clothes. Other attractive scarf types include true silks as well those in rayon or other fabrics with a more matt finish and cotton-like hand, and featuring subtle repeating patterns in a muted palette of colours, Sammy, Tootal and Duggie being popular British makes.

    Gentleman's silver-backed hairbrush
    Gentleman's silver-backed hairbrush

    AN important gentlemen's requisite - the silver-backed hairbrush

    The classic "army" hairbrush

    Here we have an example of the classic gentleman's "army" hairbrush, handle-less and designed to be held in the palm of one's hand, ideally with another brush in the other hand, both used in tandem to style the hair smartly and efficiently. The backs lend themselves to fine materials and decoration. This particular example is engine-turned silver in an attractive Art Deco pattern of bands of hatching surrounding a central circle containing a monogramme but plain silver, horn, imitation tortoiseshell and ivory are not uncommon, as are double-brush sets in leather cases. These were a popular coming of age present and can still be bought, albeit that silver backed examples from a good maker such as Kent are now a few hundred pounds apiece. The examples llustrated is from makers D.M. Co. and bears the Birmingham Assay office hallmark for 1931.

    An Evening Dress Waistcoat Photo Gallery - The basic halter-neck style, for coolness, made popular by HRH The Duke of Windsor. Note the range of shapes.

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    Note the slight slant to the base of the shawl lapels.Note the slightly "scooped" neckline and rounded lapels.
    Note the slight slant to the base of the shawl lapels.
    Note the slight slant to the base of the shawl lapels.
    Note the slightly "scooped" neckline and rounded lapels.
    Note the slightly "scooped" neckline and rounded lapels.

    A Photo Gallery of Wing Collars - A selection of images of vintage stand and wing collars. The styles illustrated mostly date from the 1920s and 1930s and show

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    Rounded-point collars seem to have been more of a "day" item.Small, neat wings on this collar.Possibly my favourite wing collar, this example by well-known Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes and Curtis has been home-starched and features very broad wings.
    Rounded-point collars seem to have been more of a "day" item.
    Rounded-point collars seem to have been more of a "day" item.
    Small, neat wings on this collar.
    Small, neat wings on this collar.
    Possibly my favourite wing collar, this example by well-known Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes and Curtis has been home-starched and features very broad wings.
    Possibly my favourite wing collar, this example by well-known Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes and Curtis has been home-starched and features very broad wings.

    The Slipped Waistcoat - A classic vintage style

    A slipped waistcoat
    A slipped waistcoat

    The slips (as illustrated) button on the inside of the waistcoat. Their purpose is debated, with origins posited including a relic of the Georgian fashion of wearing a second waistcoat or underslip beneath the outer waistcoat, or a method of protecting the visible parts of the shirt front from staining from the heavy dyed cloths of the Victorian era. Regardless, their purpose in more recent times is purely decorative. They provide a particularly formal touch for a morning dress waistcoat but are rarely seen in this day and age except on HRH The Prince of Wales.

    Gallery of Day Waistcoats - A selection of morning dress waistcoats

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    A d/b morning waistcoat in an attractive grey-blue.Savile Row-tailored.With solid Mother of Pearl buttons.A handsome heavy linen waistcoat, by W.G. Mutrie & Sons of Edinburgh, and bought during a visit to the capital. Note the covered buttons.Another view of the slipped waistcoat: note also the piped edges.
    A d/b morning waistcoat in an attractive grey-blue.
    A d/b morning waistcoat in an attractive grey-blue.
    Savile Row-tailored.
    Savile Row-tailored.
    With solid Mother of Pearl buttons.
    With solid Mother of Pearl buttons.
    A handsome heavy linen waistcoat, by W.G. Mutrie & Sons of Edinburgh, and bought during a visit to the capital. Note the covered buttons.
    A handsome heavy linen waistcoat, by W.G. Mutrie & Sons of Edinburgh, and bought during a visit to the capital. Note the covered buttons.
    Another view of the slipped waistcoat: note also the piped edges.
    Another view of the slipped waistcoat: note also the piped edges.

    The (so-called) "Single-ended" Bow Tie - An easy-to-tie formal tie, now hard to find

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    Tying Single- and Double-Ended Bow Ties

    A Useful Visual Aid

    It is quite hard to find instructions for tying single-ended bow ties, so here is a visual aid which I found useful and I hope you may too.

    The Single-Ended Tie - Can You Tell? - Extracts from a photo essay seeking to demonstrate that a single-ended tie is visually practically identical to the doubl

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    A Gallery of Turndown Collars - A selection of images of modern and vintage turndown day collars, dating from the 1920s to the present. Stiff detachable turndow

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    Illustrating the Difference Between Single- and Double-Stripe Evening Dress Trousers

    Single- and double-stripe evening dress trousers
    Single- and double-stripe evening dress trousers

    As readers will probably know, in British usage at least, it is customary for one's evening dress trousers to bear a stripe down the outside of the leg, a single stripe for black tie and a double-stripe for white tie. Since proper full evening dress trousers are hard to come by, I though that it would be interesting to post a photograph shewing single- and double-stripe evening dress trousers together, to allow for a compare and contrast. I think that the use of a flatter, plainer braid for the double-stripes is fairly typical, taking into account the relatively few pairs I have seen, whilst the braid on the single-stripe trousers is fairly typical of its kind, although some fancier braids are to be found. I have, however, come across trousers which have a twin stripe of fancy braid about six inches apart down the leg, which was a sight to be seen!

    Photo Gallery - More Turndown Collars - A selection of turndown collars including some long points and long rounds.

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    A nice semi-spread turndown from Budd shirtmakers of Piccadilly Arcade.I wish this collar had fitted me!A vintage "Harley" collar with slightly rounded points.Unusual to find coloured collars such as this stiff starched.A nice 1940s spearpoint collar.And another.
    A nice semi-spread turndown from Budd shirtmakers of Piccadilly Arcade.
    A nice semi-spread turndown from Budd shirtmakers of Piccadilly Arcade.
    I wish this collar had fitted me!
    I wish this collar had fitted me!
    A vintage "Harley" collar with slightly rounded points.
    A vintage "Harley" collar with slightly rounded points.
    Unusual to find coloured collars such as this stiff starched.
    Unusual to find coloured collars such as this stiff starched.
    A nice 1940s spearpoint collar.
    A nice 1940s spearpoint collar.
    And another.
    And another.

    Morning Dress - a Gallery of Morning Trousers

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    Photo Gallery - The Slipped Waistcoat in More Detail - Note the construction of the slip and the fastening method.

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    A Further Evening Dress Waistcoat Photo Gallery - The gallery shews a number of dress waistcoats in a halter-neck style, together with one with the traditional

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    Photo Gallery - My Evening Dress

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    Edinburgh-made white tie tailcoatDress trousersMess-style waistcoatPlain "boiled-front" shirtA close-up of the shirt frontThe eponymous "white tie"Fishtail back to trousers.Double-braid stripe, shewing they are true evening dress trousers.Church's evening dress pumpsBachelor's button-style cufflinks and matching studs - alas glass centres, not diamonds!
    Edinburgh-made white tie tailcoat
    Edinburgh-made white tie tailcoat
    Dress trousers
    Dress trousers
    Mess-style waistcoat
    Mess-style waistcoat
    Plain "boiled-front" shirt
    Plain "boiled-front" shirt
    A close-up of the shirt front
    A close-up of the shirt front
    The eponymous "white tie"
    The eponymous "white tie"
    Fishtail back to trousers.
    Fishtail back to trousers.
    Double-braid stripe, shewing they are true evening dress trousers.
    Double-braid stripe, shewing they are true evening dress trousers.
    Church's evening dress pumps
    Church's evening dress pumps
    Bachelor's button-style cufflinks and matching studs - alas glass centres, not diamonds!
    Bachelor's button-style cufflinks and matching studs - alas glass centres, not diamonds!

    Vintage Suit Photo Gallery - Images of my vintage suits

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    A handsome grey three-piece suit by John CollierGreen john Collier two-pieceYorkshire-tailored three piece checkA fairly modern two-piece tweed in Huddersfield Sports SaxonyMorning jacket and matching waistcoat from the Monmouthshire Co-Operative Society!A later CWS (Co-operative Wholesale Society) production, this time a three-pieceA smart three-piece blue rope stripe, no tailors' details unfortunatelyA two-piece pick and pick weave by Burton's the Fifty Shilling TailorsLabel for the aboveA very smart two piece 6x2 double-breasted in a red and white on blue ground stripe, which I picked up years ago in Sunderland
    A handsome grey three-piece suit by John Collier
    A handsome grey three-piece suit by John Collier
    Green john Collier two-piece
    Green john Collier two-piece
    Yorkshire-tailored three piece check
    Yorkshire-tailored three piece check
    A fairly modern two-piece tweed in Huddersfield Sports Saxony
    A fairly modern two-piece tweed in Huddersfield Sports Saxony
    Morning jacket and matching waistcoat from the Monmouthshire Co-Operative Society!
    Morning jacket and matching waistcoat from the Monmouthshire Co-Operative Society!
    A later CWS (Co-operative Wholesale Society) production, this time a three-piece
    A later CWS (Co-operative Wholesale Society) production, this time a three-piece
    A smart three-piece blue rope stripe, no tailors' details unfortunately
    A smart three-piece blue rope stripe, no tailors' details unfortunately
    A two-piece pick and pick weave by Burton's the Fifty Shilling Tailors
    A two-piece pick and pick weave by Burton's the Fifty Shilling Tailors
    Label for the above
    Label for the above
    A very smart two piece 6x2 double-breasted in a red and white on blue ground stripe, which I picked up years ago in Sunderland
    A very smart two piece 6x2 double-breasted in a red and white on blue ground stripe, which I picked up years ago in Sunderland

    Spats

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    Photo Gallery - My Braces

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    Black Two-Piece Suit - Burtons - A solid and understated suit for Sunday Best

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    Soft and Semi-Stiff Turndown Collars - a Photo Gallery - This gallery illustrates a selection of vintage and modern soft and semi-stiff detachable collars. Alth

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    Photo Gallery - Homburgs and Bowlers - Classic semi-formal hats (fruits of my search to find one which would fit...)

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    Dunn & Co. Homburg - 1950s?  Size 7 3/8.Trademarked British Homburg, unknown maker.Christy's Homburg.German Homburg by Huckel.Unknown 6 5/8 Homburg. "A Cleveland Headwear Production."Herbert Johnson riding Bowler.London-made Bowler, unknown maker.French "Lutetia" Bowler.Stetson 3x "Kelvin" Homburg - 1960s? Size 7 3/8.
    Dunn & Co. Homburg - 1950s?  Size 7 3/8.
    Dunn & Co. Homburg - 1950s? Size 7 3/8.
    Trademarked British Homburg, unknown maker.
    Trademarked British Homburg, unknown maker.
    Christy's Homburg.
    Christy's Homburg.
    German Homburg by Huckel.
    German Homburg by Huckel.
    Unknown 6 5/8 Homburg. "A Cleveland Headwear Production."
    Unknown 6 5/8 Homburg. "A Cleveland Headwear Production."
    Herbert Johnson riding Bowler.
    Herbert Johnson riding Bowler.
    London-made Bowler, unknown maker.
    London-made Bowler, unknown maker.
    French "Lutetia" Bowler.
    French "Lutetia" Bowler.
    Stetson 3x "Kelvin" Homburg - 1960s? Size 7 3/8.
    Stetson 3x "Kelvin" Homburg - 1960s? Size 7 3/8.

    Vintage Brown Oxfords - Photo Gallery

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    1950s British Shirts - A Vintage Photo Gallery

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    Photo Gallery - Burton's The Tailor of Taste

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    Photo Gallery - the hat shelf - Mostly modern

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    A customised Christy Adventurer sitting atop a vintage Stetson HomburgFrom the top: Stetson Pinnacle in beaver fur, Herald & Heart Mason fedora, Christy KnightsbridgeTwo Susquehana Hat Co. (a trading name of Herald & Heart) Mason fedoras
    A customised Christy Adventurer sitting atop a vintage Stetson Homburg
    A customised Christy Adventurer sitting atop a vintage Stetson Homburg
    From the top: Stetson Pinnacle in beaver fur, Herald & Heart Mason fedora, Christy Knightsbridge
    From the top: Stetson Pinnacle in beaver fur, Herald & Heart Mason fedora, Christy Knightsbridge
    Two Susquehana Hat Co. (a trading name of Herald & Heart) Mason fedoras
    Two Susquehana Hat Co. (a trading name of Herald & Heart) Mason fedoras

    Vintage Scarves Photo Gallery

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    CC41 "Civilian Clothing 1941" Utility Mark
    CC41 "Civilian Clothing 1941" Utility Mark

    What is "CC41"?

    The famous "Utility Mark"

    Vintage British-made clothes can often be found with a label inside featuring a rather distinctive marking saying "CC41". The CC41 mark (Civilian Clothes 1941), was designed by Reginald Shipp, a commercial artist for a label maunfacturers in response to a competition launched by the Board of Trade. It indicates that the article bearing it (which could equally be a pair of shoes as an item of clothing, and applied to furniture as well) was made to a war economy ("utility") standard as set out by the Board of Trade and suggests a manufacturing date of somewhere between 1941 and 1948 (or 1951, according to other sources!). It is therefore useful as a dating aid.

    Picutre credit: Utility mark. Source: Board of Trade, Utility Furniture Trader’s Leaflet UFD/8, 1942, Utility Furniture Distribution Committee (1942–1944), The National Archive, BT 64/1749

    More Sartorial Resources on Amazon - Sartorial resources with a more historical bent.

    Here I have tried to focus on resources with a more historical focus, including some vintage volumes. These are not always available at all times, so do keep checking.

    Men in Style: The Golden Age of Fashion from Esquire
    Men in Style: The Golden Age of Fashion from Esquire

    A compilation of the wonderful fashion plates that illustrated Esquire Magazine and its retailer-targeted stablemate, Apparel Arts in the 1930s and 1940s. With illustrations this good (wonderful paintings that capture drape and textures better than many photographs), plus the pithy Esquire copy and excellent introductions by Woody Hochswender, it is no wonder this changes hands for exorbitant amounts. A must for anyone interested in taking fashion cues from the period many regard as the apogee of men's fashion. To be bought if you can find it at a decent price.

     
    The Englishman's Suit
    The Englishman's Suit

    Sir Hardy Amies' classic

     

    Amazon -Ties vintage and modern

    Ties
    Ties

    An excellent illustrated history by a curator at the V&A

     

    Sartorial resources on Amazon

    A list of high-quality sources of timeless advice. Vintage enthusiasts will partiularly enjoy Storey's work, but all are recommended reads.

    The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style
    The Suit: A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style

    This is an excellent book! A superb parody of Machiavelli (so I am told) which conveys top-notch advice on what to wear and when.

     
    Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion
    Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

    Well-written (although some find the writing overblown), carefully explained and sumptuously illustrated with a selection of original photographs and Apparel Arts/Esquire illustrations, this is an excellent and enjoyable resource for any clothing connoiseur as much as for the casual reader.

     
    Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Ullmann)
    Gentleman: A Timeless Guide to Fashion (Ullmann)

    Lavishly illustrated and well written, although the decision to focus only on certain manufacturers can limit its usefulness somewhat. Nonetheless an excellent introduction to the subject and a handsome book.

     

    Classic men's fashion magazines on eBay - Apparel Arts

    The legendary resource...

    YouTube - interesting sartorial resources

    Amazon Spotlight Personal Review - vintage grooming products: ARKO Shaving Soap

    Arko Shaving Soap Stick - 12+3 free pcs.
    Arko Shaving Soap Stick - 12+3 free pcs.

    This is top class shaving soap at rock bottom prices. A smooth chin is key to completing a dapper vintage look, and a wet shave with a fine soap and brush is the best way to achieve this. ARKO lathers well, smells pleasant and really lasts. Unreservedly recommended.

     

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        pacevedo1968 6 years ago

        these clothes are amazing

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        Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

        Wonderful detail! I've blessed this and will feature it on You've Been Blessed and also on What Was Life Like in the 1920s.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        I'd love to look at these in detail, but the page and pictures constantly jump up and down, seemingly uncontrollablly.

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        ManipledMutineer 5 years ago

        @anonymous: John, many thanks for drawing this to my attention. I am currently experiencing the same problem as I type this on an older computer which uses IE6 as its browser. On my home computer, which uses Vista, the problem does not seem to occur. May I ask what browser you are using?

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        Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

        Nice looking vintage clothing and hats.

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        @ManipledMutineer: Hi,

        It's safari on my mac at home, don't know which on my pc at work. My carrier, in California, is Verizon.

        I love this site. I have my work suits and shirts made in similar style, tho more slanted toward the mid-30s.

        Thanks,

        John

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        Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

        If I were writing a period novel, I'd be back a number of times to view all your great photos. A real treasure trove of vintage men's fashion.

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        sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

        stunning pictures. nice display

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        ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

        @sukkran trichy: Very many thanks!

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        CoeGurl 4 years ago from USA

        You have a fantastic collection of vintage clothes and accessories. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and photos.

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        ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

        @CoeGurl: You're very welcome!

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        Rose Jones 4 years ago

        Fabulous lens. Pinned to my fashion board, linked as a related lens on my own silk knot cufflinks lens, and blessed.

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        ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

        @Gypzeerose: Many thanks!

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        Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

        Oh my, do I like vintage men's clothes? Yes, I do. You have quite a collection displayed here. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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        ManipledMutineer 4 years ago

        @Titia: Many thanks!

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        IanTease 3 years ago

        There's some smashing outfits on display here, nice lens.

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