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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd jump on this vintage Polo thing. Here's mine, same tag as you Wes. Full tweed suit, double green and red windowpane, flat front trousers with a 2" cuff. :slayer:
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    And this one has had me stumped for quite awhile. Dormeuil MTM or Bespoke? The styling screams swinging 60's to me but I'm not too knowledgeable on the subject. Dual vented working cuffs with iridescent blue buttons.
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    And I picked this up for my wife yesterday. BB cashmere topcoat, dated (if I'm reading S Allen P's tag correctly) also from 1962, belt back with large MOP buttons. Sorry for the crappy pics, it really needs a good cleaning and pressing.
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  2. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Was this made in H.K.? I had one similar last year. Spectacular Dormeuil fabric, all the tailoring extras.
     
  3. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    The xray fitting thing was all the rage up till the 50s. My mom had her feet xrayed at the store multiple times as a child. She had cancer twice :(
     
  4. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the info and dating. I've read that Americans feet have grown over the decades due to weight and diet, but I'm pretty skinny, and my 8D foot couldn't even partially pry their way into those. There was a pair of women's boots as well that were so small and narrow I can't imagine the size of the original owner.


    Hopefully I was correct in my research at dating my earlier BB coat. I'm trying to remember how I original came to the conclusion that the number on the tag was the year it was made. I feel like someone messaged me, but can't find the message.

    [/quote]And I picked this up for my wife yesterday. BB cashmere topcoat, dated (if I'm reading S Allen P's tag correctly) also from 1962, belt back with large MOP buttons. Sorry for the crappy pics, it really needs a good cleaning and pressing.
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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I didnt know thats how you date those old BB tags. Thats useful, thank you!
     
  6. s_allen_p

    s_allen_p Well-Known Member

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    I'd hate to be the source of misinformation, so, I've contacted BB to make sure what I was told is in fact true. easye is basing his date off a earlier coat I dated based on someone telling me the a number on the tag referred to the date. I figured if that was wrong this is the place I'd be corrected. Now that It's being referenced as truth, I'd like to confirm with BB.
     
  7. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    When I read this the other day it sparked a thought...

    I'm just finishing up a biography of John D. Rockefeller (Titan, by Ron Chernow - I highly recommend it). Anyway, it talks a little about how the Rockefeller Foundation funded widespread initiatives during the 1920s to eradicate hookworm from the US, particularly in the deep south. Millions were positively affected. One of the negative effects of having hookworm is being physically underdeveloped and not just a little, but a lot. I wonder if there's some sort of correlation between the great amount of physically underdeveloped people during that period and the plethora of narrow shoes.
     
  8. CesarC

    CesarC Well-Known Member

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  9. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Those Clapps are wonderful. Back then lasts had very contoured ankles, this leads to a better fit along with an interesting look. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible selection bias is at play? Maybe the very narrow shoes are over represented because those are the one that didn't sell as well?
     
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  11. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    these are great
     
  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    wow. how's the fit?
     
  13. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    My guess is theres about a 15" rise on those pants.
     
  14. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    heres a cool vintage cashmere sport coat i found last week. it fits great so id guess it to be a 44r. Just need to figure out how to pull this off.
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  15. Hacking jacket

    Hacking jacket Well-Known Member

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    This is gorgeous by any standard. The tweed hacking jacket and matching waistcoat is very contemporary, I've a RL Rugby in herringbone but this is better. Why choose cotton ...if you can find silk?

    Akco is a vintage British brand that I rate very highly, probably 1950s onwards, judging on their square cut bow ties. I collect their stuff where-ever I can, I've a really nice moleskin waistcoat with 7-mirror buttons from them.
     
  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    ^ That is straight up awesome.
     
  17. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Well-Known Member

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    thanks man! ive spent $11 on a LOT worse. Any suggestions on how to wear it? I'm kind of at a loss since im really just now getting into the vintage stuff.
     
  18. ChetB

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    +1. A beauty.
     
  19. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    2 words: white pants! You can totally rock that with a light blue shirt, too. Brown shoes. Brown belt. We want fit pics!
     
  20. comrade

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    If you have trouble "pulling it off", I'd be happy to adopt it. It's my size
    and conforms with my inner trad sensibility.
     

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