The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. GMMcL

    GMMcL Senior member

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    [Makes that inhaling hissing sound] Too soon, bro. Too soon.

    Speaking of Hemingway, did anyone see Midnight in Paris? The funniest line is when Hemingway goes "Who wants to FIGHT?!" Don't normally laugh out loud at Woody Allen, but for that little vingnete, I made an exception.
     
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    Oh.......my......god...... head asplode. Did you see my comment when you first posted the Chipp about it being in a show at the FIT about trad menswear?
     
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    Ok, so not nearly as cool as Chet's sport coats, but I've got here this Mad Men era complete glen plaid sharkskinish suit made by Campus. 1/3rd lined, unstructured, un-darted with dual vents, flat front and cuffed pants and the best part, it fit me right off the rack. I tend to like my stuff on the slimmer side, which usually means having the trousers tapered at the bare minimum but I didn't have to do that with these. A true vintage 60's slim cut suit. And in mint condition I might add.
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    This style represents a "conservative" version of the "Continental Style" which co-existed with the
    Ivy-League Style during the early mid-sixties. An example of the Hollywood version of the Continental
    Style may be seen in the original film , Oceans 11" (1960) I never watched Mad Men very much, but I
    am put off by the fact that the pure Ivy style is not well represented. I lived in New York at this time
    and remember that at lunch hour the Madison Avenue-types flooded the streets ( around Madison Ave.)
    and the the hard core Ivy Trad look was predominant. At the time, in fact, my impression is that a disproportionate
    percentage of Mad Ave. execs were actualy Ivy League and Northeastern elite college ( Amherst, for example) grads.
     
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    They used to hire English majors, didn't they? :)
     
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    These aren't crazy, but they're interesting and old.


    The union tag puts this Harris Tweed between 1949 and 1962.

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    And I still have no ideas about this one other, but it seems old

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    Don't they (Ad firms) still?
     
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    Not according to the "occupy" movement. Actually, I'm the wrong guy to ask. But...
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    I'm guessing 1940s Brooks Brothers tie found at a thrift several months ago. I'm guessing 1940s since it's very similar in length, cut, etc. as what I've seen in ties from WWII US uniforms.


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    The Palm Beach is late 50s after they changed the famous cloth and label. The 1940 one has me confused as the lapel style has nothing to do with 40s. Is it some type of dinner jacket? The Harris just shows how much better it was made years ago.
     
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    Thanks for the info. All the pieces are extremely well made, but I've now come to the conclusion that on the blazer, the 40 refers to the size, not the date. I think it's some sort of military something or other. Who knows?

    Any guesses a more specific vintage for the tweed?
     
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    Hmmm, 1/2 lining? Summer wear probably.

    Patch pockets, notch lapel, and uncovered buttons? Doubt it's a dinner jacket or even a stroller.

    Single color [or bold stripes] and lacking of "sporting features'" such as specialized belts, pockets, and action back seams? Probably not a sports jacket.


    A single button single breasted blazer for summer wear? Maybe. I like a single button design for single breast two button cuts, since the lower one is almost always vestigial.

    Is it black as appear in the top pictures or navy as it appears in the detail picture of the button?

    Either way, methinks it is a summer blazer.once worn as daywear with khaki, cream, or white chino pants or shorts or the same in linen, but most likely worn with anytime a dinner jacket wasn't required with summer weight white or cream flannel pants.

    Summer weight flannel pants are the bomb, if you want to look sharp. And white flannel is amazing stuff.
     
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    Late 60s early 70s going on some I have.
     

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