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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Well-Known Member

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    Cross post from Thrift Thread....

    I'm thinking that is probably just J.D. Kellogg
     
  2. ATLjon

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    John Kellogg it is! I'm falling down the rabbit hole on this one.

    In 2007, you could have bought the guy's family mansion for $450k, provided you wanted to live in upstate New York: http://www.uslister.com/listings/property/single-family/21562333.html

    John D. Kellogg (or John Kellogg, Jr.), the grandson of the Water Commissioner and a linseed oil baron, was born in 1876. I can't find much on John D., but his grandfather was a big deal, apparently, and John Jr. followed his grandfather and his father into the family business. And John Jr. registered for the draft for WWI at the ripe old age of 42.

    The family's big deal status makes sense because it must have cost a bit of money to buy a bespoke dinner jacket in the midst of the depression.

    If this guy ever wore the jacket, I can't tell.


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  3. eazye

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    ^^^^so cool !!!!!
     
  4. NewYorkIslander

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    Very cool. Couple of things:

    1. That house is the shit.

    2. When WWI started, every able bodied man was required to register for the draft (and even non-able bodied men). Mt great grandfather was well into his 50's when he registered for this...no way in hell would he have been called up.

    3. Back then, "bespoke" wasn't what it is today. Many department stores offered what we call today "tailored clothing", which meant just that...you picked out your stuff and it was cut and made for you based on your measurements. Almost like some of the modern day cheaper MTM outfits that are around today. Also, every small town (and neighborhood in big cities) had tailoring shops where many men had their clothes made in return for bartered goods. Even doctors bartered for their services at this time. My great grandfathers two brothers were such people, one in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, and the other in Bradford, PA.
     
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  5. ATLjon

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    Awesome. Thanks.

    I've emailed the Amsterdam history museum to see if I can get some more info (or if they want it).
     
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  6. eazye

    eazye Well-Known Member

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    Found this badboy the other day.
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  7. TheBurnOut

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  8. NewYorkIslander

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    ^^^Awesome. I am envisioning a Twilight Zone episode where a "Dusty Hunter" (that's what we call people who hunt for older bourbon on the shelf in the whiskey world---which may not be clothing related, but I should post a pic of my super awesome dusty collection) finds a vintage briefcase...he jokingly picks up the phone to call the "State 2-0339" phone number on the ID tag, and it goes through and he fonds himself speaking to Mr Benjamin Nelson, 36 years old, traveling salesman, and is immediately transported back to Chicago, 19xx where he remains. Awesome case.
     
  9. eazye

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    I think I've seen that episode...... :wow: :tinfoil:
     
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  10. eazye

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    The only real problem area on it are the two top straps. They are a little cracked and flaking. I was thinking of having them replaced with new black leather straps. Since this is for my own personal use, I'm not worried about keeping it "period correct". Any thoughts?
     
  11. TheBurnOut

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    I think that'd work.

    It would be pretty hard to match the original color exactly. I think the only other option is to have a contrasting color.
     
  12. GMMcL

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    Custom jacket, Reagan era. Peak lapel, dual vent, killer lining. [​IMG]
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    Vintage Abercrombie and Fitch shooting jacket. The union tag indicates mid '60s to early '70s. Suede trim, heavy wool and leather buttons. Full canvas and hand attached collar. It was obviously used for its intended purpose, and used frequently. A few issues but salvageable if anyone would like a project. 42 L.

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  15. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    ^ Very cool, especially knowing that it saw use! :slayer:

    Cleaning out my hoarder-esque collection of shirts I came across this gem. A little big for me, one of many tailoring projects that I never got around to.

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  16. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    Golden Era Brooks Brothers Cord Sport Coat. It needs some work but is too fucking cool to let die. 40 Short.

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  17. SpooPoker

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    40s/50s Woolrich and an awesome cape.

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  18. Tweedy

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    Love the cape Spoo, great find!
     
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  19. Towers

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    Cross posting from the thrift thread;

    A Paul Stuart tux in great shape from sometime after '49 (and if I'm right about union tags) before '62 when the (R) was introduced in the bottom left corner. If anyone knows who was manufacturing for PS and could help narrow down the date I would appreciate it.

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    Someone removed the basting stitches from the peak lapels and I think it was the victim of a bad press because the lapels make more sense to me like this;
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    Tough to see but the collar has lots of hand work;
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    Only one inside pocket and these three labels;
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    The pants with exterior suspender buttons, cummerbund a must with this one;
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    A 17.5" rise;
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    Talon zipper and all of the grosgrain buttons were done on a Defiance button press;
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    If anyone is in the market for a vintage menswear themed coffee table book, I was given this one for Christmas and it's pretty cool.
     
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  20. ImTheGroom

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    @SpooPoker if I saw someone wearing that cape, I would probably mug them for it. I'm not violent; it's just that cool.
     

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