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  • Two Toes in the Water: Handkerchiefs and Cufflinks

    By Scott Daniels For many men, putting together a full vintage (or vintage inspired) suit and tie combination can be a challenge ringed with pitfalls, traps, and dead ends. In the best of circumstances, you’re a gentleman of medium height or a bit shorter, with a trim build, flat stomach, not-too-wide shoulders, and tidy proportions. For this fellow, vintage suits are plentiful enough to allow a fairly wide selection. With a little patience, the exact suit, in the desired fabric, color,...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-3-2018

    This is a new feature-- a weekly roundup of three hat finds from around the net. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/590665422/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson-raw-edge[/URL] Up first is size 7 3/4 1930s Stetson raw edge. Larger hats like this are tough to find these days, and this one appears to be in pretty good shape, especially after a clean and block. [URL]https://www.etsy.com/listing/610837453/size-7-34-vintage-1930s-stetson[/URL] Next is another large size 7 3/4 Zephyr Weight 1930s Stetson. This one is...
  • Five Fabulous Vintage Pinups to Follow on Instagram

    By Scott Daniels Rockabilly—Goth—Vintage—Burlesque--Pinup. It’s a path we’ve heard outlined many times over in The Fedora Lounge forums. The 21st century explosion of mid-20th century pinup style can easily be seen via several social media platforms, most notably Instagram. The sheer effort in creating hairstyles, makeup and perfectly put together vintage outfits is remarkable. The most successful have gathered tens of thousands of avid followers, and numerous vintage dealers have caught...
  • Three Vintage Hats You Need to Buy Today - 5-21-2018

    You know you want it. Royal Stetson in an amazing blue, size 7-3/8 Long Oval. This one ends soon, so you should bid now! [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-7-3-8-Long-Oval-1950s-Royal-Stetson-blue-fur-felt-fedora-hat/273213433664[/URL] Here's a Stratoliner with box in size 7. Killer box with this one. [URL]https://www.ebay.com/itm/50s-Stetson-Stratoliner-Classic-Gray-Fedora-Hat-w-Vintage-Box-7/272126818172[/URL] And finally, a Cavanagh with a Cavanagh Edge and a wide black ribbon in size 7-1/4....
  • The Legendary.... Pencil. The Blackwing 602.

    By Scott Daniels $2,000 worth of pencils. There are, among everyday possessions, those objects which are cherished by their devotees and described with the kind of prose generally reserved for particularly enthusiastic lovers or memorable bottles of scotch. Some may speak of the perfect glide of their favorite, now-obsolete razor. Or the perfect smartness of eyeglass frames sported by the jet setters of the 50s. There’s the fellow with the wristwatch he could not bear to be without, the...
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