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Style Icons: Jimmy Stewart

I love vintage style, but there are a lot of things that set me apart from other enthusiasts. While many enjoy period hobbies, I definitely don’t swing dance and I don’t watch a lot of old movies. It comes as a shock to some, as the latter is how most people I know came to

Men’s Hats Throughout the Years

vintage men hats

As much as people like to say that headwear is a functional accessory, the truth is that it was always a fashion piece first.  As a conscious choice, hats always seem to add a little extra punch to an outfit, even if they are a sort of anachronistic accessory.  Hats have been largely absent from menswear

Shirt Collars: Different Styles Over the Years

Early collars were tall and stiff.

The shirt collar is an often overlooked aspect of menswear since many people buy and stick with one style. However, minute details- the length, height, tie space, and spread can completely change an outfit; they can even point to a specific era.  As we have discussed before with suits and ties, shirt collars have gone

An Overview of Ties by Decade

1950s ties by decade

We’ve already talked about how suits and sportcoats can be differentiated by era and how you can pull them off.  Ties can also be categorized similarly, as I believe that vintage ties are a great source of quality pieces which still have a place today. In general, most ties pre-1960 had thin interlining, forming a

Incorporating Vintage Menswear Silhouettes

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Incorporating vintage silhouettes styleforum vintage menswear silhouettes

After my last article detailing the differences of suit silhouettes from past eras, I thought that it would be helpful to offer some advice on how to mix pieces from different eras and incorporate vintage menswear silhouettes into your wardrobe. It’s something that I’ve done for the past few years as a lot of my

An Overview of Suit Silhouettes by Era

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One of the most important things that I’ve learned in my menswear journey, is that every era has a specific silhouette.  Vintage, for most people, is all encompassing, but there really is a distinct style and shape for suits that sets the 1930’s apart from the 1940’s, and the 1920’s from the 1960’s. One of