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THE BYGONE ERA of A GENTLEMAN'S MAG

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The other night I was perusing through some of my vintage menswear magazines. As I was looking through the contents of the mags, I don't think personally any of the current magazines that call themselves menswear mags can hold a "thread" to those magazines of the bygone era of the 30's to the 50's. We all know the "best of the best" was APPAREL ARTS.

I can't believe after 70's years this magazine is still one of the most sought after magazines. You can't find it... If your so, blessed to find one expect to ask the gov't to loan you some of that bailout money their giving away. What I really enjoyed about APPAREL ARTS it was really a lifestyle for men's clothing. Now there was another magazine after AA ceased publication. Now I can say that I'm blessed, to have several issues of this magazine called GENTRY. This is another magazine that had a short run 3-4yrs. Again, magazine that catered to the lifestyle of menswear. It was short-lived but had a viewpoint during its time.

What I can really say that I missed about AA and GENTRY was how passionate they were in writing about clothing. They really got you engaged with fabrications, how and when to wear it, the coordination of furnishings, and the details that went into the garment. Also, there was another detail these magazines offered. Some of the men's manufacturers who advertised had samples of the fabrications of the garment being shown. Even the fashion editorial write-ups displayed swatches for suitings, shirts, and outerwear. This was a nice touch before it's time.

Todays menswear magazines don't come close. VOGUE men's had potential now thats been shuttered. I do like ESQUIRE BLACK BOOK and MONSIEUR the french menswear magazine.

I yearn for the bygone era... It's timeless.. If I had the resources I would love to resurrect those magazines. But cost of printing, e-zines, and start-up make this a somewhat risky venture. But thankfully we have sites like Styleforum and blogs that cater to our love of men's wardrobing, to share and discuss our delight in the world of menswear. I look forward to your comments and thoughts. Or if anyone has an AA for sale I can see if the stimulus check their talking about might cover half the amount.

Best regards,

T.

 

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If i might suggest looking beyond publications from our shores, Japanese magazines such as Men's Style have been widely accepted on numerous forums as providers of styling cues for the modern gentlemen.
 

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I second the recommendation of Men's Ex and would add Leon for more casual wear for 30 y/o+ guys.
 

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Thats a rather large shoe tree.
 

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Who is the maker of those boots?
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria



- B


The shoe tree itself (very nice!) probably cost more than many of street shoes :)

I am curious when you wear this boot? or it is a display art only?
 

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Originally Posted by bingusa
I am curious when you wear this boot? or it is a display art only?

They're hunter/jumper boots, and I wear them riding these things:




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Is there a equestrian technical justification in these high boots? just curious
Originally Posted by voxsartoria
Some things don't change.



- B
 

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