The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. tben

    tben Senior member

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    I picked up this really cool, vintage, HSM jacket. Probably one of the oldest I have come by. However, I am thinking that it may be a women's jacket but the measurements seem to fit a 38R: 21" underarm, 24.75" sleeve, 18-18.5" shoulders, but it has a feminine like style and the sleeves have no buttons. Any insight would be appreciated.

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  2. texas_jack

    texas_jack Senior member

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    Cool thread, I'll be sure to put up some pics of my 50s and 60s Oxxfords.
     


  3. CTBrummie

    CTBrummie Senior member

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    Sadly, Lotus went bust a couple of decades ago and I think they'd stopped making these a while before that as more and more people were buying rubber wellies instead of "guaranteed waterproof" veldtschoen footwear that was much more expensive. Good blog on Lotus and their veldtschoens here by a friend of mine.

    There are some competent cobblers out there who are up to the job, just not got round to having them done as I've a bit of a magpie instinct when it comes to veldtschoen boots and I'm in no danger of ever wearing out the pairs that I own. One day I'll summon up the bollocks to shift some of them and treat myself to something nice...

    I think veldt shoes were issued to officers, and the boots were private purchase although I'm open to being corrected on that. I bet the shoes were still going strong 40 years on, no?

    I'd definitely not want to part with that trench coat!
     


  4. comrade

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    As a Yank he no doubt purchased the boots.-possibly with American cigarettes or other goodies from the PX,
    as was the widespread practice at the time.
     


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    No you are right even though the bashed up Jeep was there. I just meant that US retailers did stuff you never saw in the rest of the world.
     


  6. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It was kind of a trip in there. I bought a pair of mandals in that store that I wore in my college years.
     


  7. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    +1. Srsly good stuff. Those boots have me hot and bothered.

    As soon as I get a chance to come up from air at work, I'll take shots of the handful of Savile Row finds I've come into the last couple of days, including a Huntsman traded with another SFer and a Huntsman fox hunting jacket. Awesome stuff, and my current pics don't do them justice.
     


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    The only store Ernest Hemingway trusted to furnish him hunting apparel and guns! He used them, too!
     


  9. ChetB

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    Dreams of summer as the mercury drops to zero F here today.

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    Hong Kong custom tailor, August 29, 1966:

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  10. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those madras jackets are pretty great
     


  11. SpooPoker

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

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    What did you ever do with that Rainbow chipp?
     


  12. ChetB

    ChetB Senior member

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    Spoo: It's on display on a form in my house. I've yet to wear it, but it's too damn cool to hide away in the closet.


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    Brooks Brothers tuxedo, late 1940s to early 60s:

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    This is one of my favorite thrift store finds. Almost mind condition and my size. Looking forward to wearing it.

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  13. mainy

    mainy Senior member

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    I need to post pics of the Chan hong kong bespoke jacket I have from I think 1961.

    Think 3 roll 2, sack cut, silver buttons... in shaggy black mohair.
     
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  14. capnwes

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    Not sure this really fits the vibe of this thread, but it is vintage....and kinda rare.

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  15. pfhtrad

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    By used, you mean "on himself"?
     


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