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Advice needed. Help me round out my vintage outwear collection.

post #1 of 10
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Hi all,

First of all, I'd like to give a quick bio. of my style history - so you might better understand my influences and personal tastes; to help you make more informed/relevant suggestions.

Basically, I am in my early twenties and currently studying full-time at university. I would say that my personal style tends to leans towards being more street-wear orientated, with a hint of bohemian flair. For, let us say, the past year and a half - I have been amassing/collecting quite a lot of vintage outerwear. This obsession spurred, albeit only partly, from the realization that I was in fact a grown man: who still dressed very much like a child. i.e. there was no real sense of deliberation in my garment purchases/acquisitions, and many of those choices weren't exactly age appropriate. Think printed tees and cargo shorts... That said, I am/was not entirely uncultured. Decided upon making a conscious effort to dress in a fashion more befitting of a grown man, I quickly found an appreciation for classic men's outerwear and began collecting these timeless garments. Most of my purchases have been inspired by celebrities, actors and musicians of yesteryear. Men I have now come to worship as my own personal style gurus. Men such as: Steve McQueen, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Jim Morrison etc. etc. Coming from a middle-class background and being brought up in a culture/society that very much promotes, and praises, manly men; I guess I have unknowingly chosen to collect what could be considered "quintessential menswear". Garments generally associated with middle-class manly men throughout recent history.

So, onto the point... I would like to ask your advice on what sorts of garments I might consider to better round out my current wardrobe and improve its versatility.

Also, I am rather new to the idea of man jewellery/accessorizing - but not entirely unreceptive to the concept. If any of you have a suggestion of something particular that might compliment existing garments in my wardrobe, please feel free to chime in.

Here's a list of what's currently in my wardrobe:

Chicago Bulls No.23 Jordan Jersey
McGregor anti-freeze Jacket - red
Pendleton loop Plaid Shirt - red
College Varsity Jacket - red
Lee Padded Ski Vest - red
Levis Small e Chambray Shirt
Wrangler Wrancher Coat
Lee Storm Rider Jacket
Levis Type 2 Big E Jacket
Levis Type 2 cut-off vest
Vietnam MA-1 Flight Jacket
Vietnam M65 Field Jacket
Vietnam field Camo Poplin
Aran wool knit Sweater
Lee Westerner 100j Jacket
Carhartt duck-cloth Chore Jacket
Levis Suede Type 2 Jacket
Aero Leather synch-back Jacket - ochre
Brooks Cafe Racer Jacket - black
Schott Perfecto one-star Jacket - black
Belstaff Trial Master Jacket
USN WW2 Pea Coat - black

Here are some of the items I am currently considering:

Izod Lacoste Beige Barracuta jacket???
Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Smoking Jacket???
Harris Tweed Herringbone Jacket???
Plain Black Waist coat???

Thanks for reading!


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Edited by TrendyTrent - 4/1/16 at 9:23pm
post #2 of 10
How about an actual Barracuta jacket - in navy: http://www.baracuta.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-WPBAWO-US-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=BRMOW0001FBC025006&start=3&cgid=br_shop
and maybe consider some good footwear? You might like Sander's "McQueen" chukkas, which Steve McQueen liked ot wear: http://www.pediwear.co.uk/sanders/products/4488.php
post #3 of 10

Incidentally, if you are going for vintage, there are plenty of vintage G9s, the "classic" Baracuta model, around at vintage shops.

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks LA guy!

 

I've got a pair of reasonably nice chukkas from Aquilla, that I wear a lot. Usually, paired with some 501s and my MA-1 a la Steve McQueen.

post #5 of 10
Well done to Fok, you actually read through all that smile.gif
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post

Well done to Fok, you actually read through all that smile.gif

All that time spent in academia is paying off at last!

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by TrendyTrent View Post
 

Thanks LA guy!

 

I've got a pair of reasonably nice chukkas from Aquilla, that I wear a lot. Usually, paired with some 501s and my MA-1 a la Steve McQueen.

Welcome.  Incidentally, if you use the @ function, you can call out a member so that they get your message.  

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

@chobochobo I don't know what you mean? It literally only took me 30 seconds to re-read that entire first post. God help you, should you ever find yourself confronted with a book...

post #9 of 10
That's a pretty wide range of exemplars. And they themselves probably have embraced several style each. Why not find 15-30 outfits from those blokes that really capture the feeling you are going for in what you want to wear?
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
That's a good suggestion...
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