The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. eazye

    eazye Senior member

    Messages:
    5,024
    Likes Received:
    11,871
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Location:
    Chiraq
    

    Agreed. @Gmmcl, I found the Crombie Chesterfield I've been looking for. :stirpot:
     


  2. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,932
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    MOAR PWNAGE!!

    '30s twill-weave tweed
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    '40s Borsalino
    [​IMG]


    Brooks Brothers hat, unknown date. Maybe '40s-50s.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    '30s-40s British suit
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    '40s Schoble Supreme
    This was from a bunch of NOS hats that a Fedora Lounge member came across when he bought out the deadstock contents of an old menswear store somewhere. He sold most of the clothes to a movie wardrobe company, but auctioned the hats off at the FL.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    '40s Stetsonian
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    John Kent bespoke, Savile Row
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    '50s Brooks Brothers sack
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    NOS Nettleton shells
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    NOS Hanover shells (not that old, probably '80s-90s, but still cool)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    '40s suit
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    '60s? British suit. I suspected this one may have been older and had had the lapels chopped down to a fashionable size in the '60s. The full cut, especially the pants, didn't match the lapels. Never could prove that, though.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013


  3. HansderHund

    HansderHund Senior member

    Messages:
    3,285
    Likes Received:
    5,098
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Location:
    Austria
    

    Do you have any other pictures of this one? It's a beaut!
     


  4. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,932
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Here's the only other shot I have of it.

    [​IMG]
     


  5. SHS

    SHS Senior member

    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    182
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    That twill tweed :inlove:
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013


  6. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,969
    Likes Received:
    323
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    I doubt thre twill-weave tweed is from the 30s.
    1. The Silhoutte with the "dropped lapel" shows
    the Armani influence of the 80s. 30s lapels are generally different.

    2. The colored casual hanky inserted by a dry cleaners from
    Salem Indiana includes an all numeric telephone number.
    All numeric telephone numbers were introduced in the U.S
    beginning in the 1960s. Unless the owner(s) of this jacket
    wore it for over 30 years, it is unlikely that it dates from the
    30s.
     


  7. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,932
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    

    Thanks for the comments, but you're just wrong. Low gorges with rounded lapel edges like this may not have been the majority cut, but they were definitely in existence. And '80s Armani-type jackets were cut completely differently. They may have had low gorges, but they were a bigger, drapier, roomier silhouette, not the tight tapered hourglass of the '30s like this. The lining, the labels, the fabric, the stitching - all of it on this jacket pointed to the prewar era. I just posted the picture of the pocket thing because I thought it was cool, not because it has any relevance to the age of the jacket.

    Here's a shot of the interior skeleton lining. This lining style became uncommon after the '50s - '60s and '70s jackets typically have half linings, and after that full linings are most common.

    [​IMG]
     


  8. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    36,387
    Likes Received:
    37,042
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap


  9. DanM

    DanM Senior member

    Messages:
    1,842
    Likes Received:
    1,942
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    

    Seconded.
     


  10. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    10,050
    Likes Received:
    21,134
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Location:
    Texas.
    I feel he should get DH and his own thread.
     


  11. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    8,074
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011


  12. csoukoulis

    csoukoulis Senior member

    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    43
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Location:
    Discovery Bay, CA
    

    like a boss!
     


  13. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

    Messages:
    6,180
    Likes Received:
    3,399
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Location:
    Wish I were in Japan right now...

    GADDDDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!! Where did you find all these stuff? You can open up your own museum and charge for admissions! This collection is incredible!!!!!!!!!
     


  14. adagio

    adagio Senior member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Excellent thread. Here are a few of mine. I only get to wear White Tie once a year (last weekend) but it's a privilege to wear these superb vintage pieces. I have some vintage morning wear also and I'll post those when I get a chance.

    Gentleman's bespoke Evening Top Coat dated to 1922:
    [​IMG]

    Inside: Evening Tails by Watson Prickard, Liverpool, 1930s. I bought the waistcoat and bow tie together with the tails. The shirt is of a similar vintage. White gold and MOP shirt studs. Silver and smoked MOP cufflinks (not seen).
    [​IMG]

    Watch IWC Calibre 52 from 1911. I was able to get an extract from the IWC archives which they send you in a lovely folder and which shows the date of manufacture, the name of the customer (it was a jeweller in Austria in this case) and confirms the serial number:
    [​IMG]
     


  15. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    3,932
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Thanks, guys. All of it came from thrift stores, vintage clothing stores, and the occasional antique store over the last five years. There is a lot of vintage out there if you know what you're looking for, especially '60s stuff and later)

    '60s suits and sportcoats are so common in thrift stores that I have seriously considered buying it up whenever I see it, keeping it on mothballs in a storage locker for a decade or two, and when time and scarcity has a chance to drive up the demand and price for that era's clothes, bring them out and make a killing. Someone could have done that in the '80s with '30s and '40s era stuff that was a dime a dozen in thrifts, and they'd be rich now.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by