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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Being in the resale business, I come across a lot of vintage clothing in my travels. Be it either in shops or from consignors, Ive seen some pretty cool and unique things.

    Sometimes, vintage clothing may not appeal to everyone in their individual tastes, but I happen to find it quite fascinating. I hope you all can post pics of some amazing finds you have come across to create a compendium. It would be most interesting to see what different geographic locations can offer.

    Ill start with this one, probably one of the coolest things I have come across (a consignor sent it to me, actually - thrifted it for $5 or less).

    A 100% Cashmere Chipp graphic printed (and lined), mother of pearl button laden, complete FU bespoke jacket from 1972. Behold, and I hope to see some of your finds!

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  2. Brianpore

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    One of the nicer Vintage Hickey Freeman Suits I've found while out thrifting in New Jersey

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    Subscribed! Spoo, are you keeping that jacket? And is it a sz 38? :hide:
     
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    Late seventies, early eighties J.Press presented these tweed two pieces. These were supposed to pair with flannels I believe. This is handloomed Irish tweed, made in Ireland, double vented, ticket pocket and English cut, not very much like trad offering of Press.

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    Awesome Jacket.
     
  7. Beck

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    Awesome thread spoo! I will definitely post my vintage finds on here!
     
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    I thought I'd taken pics of my badass vintage Brooks Brothers (the pre-1970s labels) Chesterfield overcoat. Built like a freaking tank. But I guess not. I shall remedy that. In the meantime, I can see at least two categories of things appropriate for this thread: Total FU stuff like Spoo posted (that's still incredible quality and construction), and more mainstream stuff that evinces incredible construction and quality. Or both, I guess. On the theory that everything is welcome, here are two submissions: 1. 1980s era Anderson & Sheppard cashmere SC. The handwork is indescribably amazing. [​IMG]
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    OK, so not dress clothing but here is one of my favorite finds thrifting. Amazing how something can be from be hung up or put away for so many years. Circa 60's these were fishing pants complete with suspender buttons, heavy duck cloth and the new Talon 42 zipper. Goofy looking but someone in Japan is wearing them proudly now. Wonder what top they wear with it.


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  10. SpooPoker

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    Well, technically yes - but I think I would like to see the direction of this thread more into some rarities, things you dont see every day. The 80s and 90's may be pushing it for vintage (at least, by my definition of where the thread goes) unless its something crazy abnormal, like the Marc Jacobs grunge stuff, or you can always ply me with some vintage Versace. I wont blast your retinas with my archives of that.

    Im thinking more the HF suits from the 40s, button boots from the 30s, real original 70s PRL, things like that. Old Levi's big E's, vintage Savile Row bespoke (like you just posted)...
     
  11. Fueco

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    This is my favorite vintage find... I thrifted this deadstock 1960 Pendleton Camp Shirt about two weeks ago for a song.




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  12. codeman92190

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    This thread is brilliant. I cannot believe no one thought of this earlier.

    Spoo, given your apparent interest, you never seem to wear any vintage pieces. Any particular reason, or am I off-base?
     
  13. Randy

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    Great thread! Thanks, Spoo!

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    Best vintage find I've had was three vintage bespoke suits all from the same donor, lined up in a row on the suit rack like they had just been put out.

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    1) My only bespoke Savile Row find to this date. Huntsman from 1949

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    2) Turnquist Los Angeles suit. Late 40's-early 50's.

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    3) Currado Brothers 3 piece suit. 1954

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    Very Bold Look 40s moving into its more controlled narrower lapel look before the 77 Sunset Strip vibe started to formulate.
     
  17. SpooPoker

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    Just a quick note - I dont want to turn this thread into the thrift thread part 2 - I want to keep it a bit curated and not so much common stuff here. Gmmcl, sorry bro but I edited out your ties. I don't think that any ties really serve a place here, unless its something like a turn of the century thing, or something of great historical importance.

    I know that the majority of posters in this thread will be the thrift guys who find stuff, but please use your judgement before posting to keep this as well curated as possible.


    I really dont wear vintage clothing at all, no - but that does not mean it does not interest me. Vintage clothing does not really fit my style, so it does not get worn. But, as you know I do love clothes :) and Im a curious person by nature, so the historical side of them really interests me. Also, its really interesting to see the "they dont make them like they used to" aspect of things. Like those HF and bespoke suits from the 40s and 50s that Nataku and Brianpore posted - I mean, you just dont have artisans today that can replicate that kind of work.

    While I dont own much vintage clothing myself, I do have a pretty strong affinity for vintage accessories. Ive got a collection of vintage Goyard and Louis Vuitton steamer trunks from the turn of the century, which are my babies. Ill try and get some pics of them up soon. One of them, we use for my daughters toy chest, which is pretty cool. I also have a collection of English alligator and sterling silver small leather goods, assorted knick knacks etc. Cigar holders, flasks, desk sets, gentlemens accessories... that sort of thing.
     
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    Great thread Spoo. I love vintage items and it has always been my main focus. Can't wait to see what turns up here.
     
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    I've found a couple of GREAT things recently (the past 6 months). First was the English Overcoating I bought this summer from a shop on Delancey St, that was dated from 1936. Thought it made up nicely as a modern piece:
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    Its a vintage 1920's Necktie Case. In rough shape, but the floral details that are on the unexposed inside are beautiful, and I can imagine what this looked like when new...

    And then there's my 1950's-60's Turnbull and Asser Raglan Sleeve Overcoat:
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    Also this late 60's early 70's T&S Cashmere SC which I've since passed on:
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    Also, a piece of old school Americana, a 1960's Hardwick 3 piece Suit with reversible waistcoat. Actually wound up tracking down the owner of Hardwick (still in business today) and we had a slew of great email exchanges where he told me all about the piece and its history. this has also been passed on:
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  20. Pawz

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    Not sure how appropriate my finds are, but I'll post a few here.

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    Womens' nurse cape from WWII (or thereabouts). It's unusual because it's pink. :)

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