Do you think it is sexy if a man dresses in Vintage clothes?

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  1. ThePowderKeg

    ThePowderKeg One of the Regulars

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    I agree with the others who have said that clothes must fit properly to be flattering--vintage or not. I also think a man has to be comfortable and confident in what he's wearing in order to come across as sexy. There's nothing like fidgeting with your outfit to ruin the look. While my husband wears jeans and a t-shirt with a button-down almost every day, he's comfortable in a suit. When we go to formal events and I see other guys squirming because they don't feel right dressed up, it makes me appreciate that I have a man who can carry himself well no matter what he's wearing.

    But if he's comfortable and confident in vintage, that's a bonus. ;)
     
  2. I love men in vintage anything, whether it's a suit or the more casual rockabilly style.

    Me too!



    I dress vintage everyday, so my friends are used to it. In fact, I've only worn modern clothing once around them (after going hiking) and they kind of freaked out when they saw me lol
     
  3. m_luvsartdeco

    m_luvsartdeco One of the Regulars

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    My husband always wears a fedora hat ...not those trendy short brimmed fedora hats that guys seem to wear these days...but nice vintage, felt ones. :)
     
  4. therizyflapper

    therizyflapper One of the Regulars

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    I defiantly think a man dressed in vintage clothing is extremely sexy :) it makes them look sharp and presentable and it has just something about it that is just very sexy hahahahaha maybe because im a vintage dame myself hahaha :p
     
  5. MissNathalieVintage

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    I have always admired Ricky Ricardo and Lounge member Yeps' style. Here are some of my favorite Desi Arnaz/Ricky Ricardo clothing. http://www.google.com/m/search?tbm=...us&client=ms-rim&tab=wi&q=desi arnaz&sa=N#i=0

    http://www.google.com/m/search?tbm=...s&client=ms-rim&tab=wi&q=desi arnaz&sa=N#i=40

    http://www.google.com/m/search?tbm=...s&client=ms-rim&tab=wi&q=desi arnaz&sa=N#i=46 I like the way he is wearing his hat in this one . With the pinch in it.

    http://www.google.com/m/search?tbm=...&client=ms-rim&tab=wi&q=desi arnaz&sa=N#i=105 I like the hairstyle and plaid shirt in this one.
    I could go on and on. Absolutely check out I Love Lucy episodes. He also wore jeans and tennis shoes a few times on the show also. My favorite one is were Fred and Ricky were wearing their favorite clothing and the wives did not like the guys looking so sloppy.

    Om my babyjo.com they have this motorcycle cap http://mybabyjo.com/Hats_c16.htm that I just adore on a man in. Polo or button down shirt with tee shirt peeking over the top.
     
  6. MissNathalieVintage

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    Wonderful! I can't stand the short brimmed fedora. I do adore Ed Norton's hat (Honeymooners TV show).
     
  7. Miss Moonlight

    Miss Moonlight A-List Customer

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    Those now ubiquitous, short-brimmed fedoras worn by so many average Joes these days annoy the heck out of me on the grounds that, from the corner of my eye, for a moment I think I am seeing a dapper gentleman and it turns out it's some dude in surf jams and a t-shirt.
     
  8. C-dot

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    Gotta love Desi and his baggies! :) He was so cool.

    Agreed. I often mutter and feel let down afterward.
     
  9. fortworthgal

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    I do! I love a man who is nicely dressed and well-groomed, and those things were definitely more "the norm" with vintage styles than in today's world. I do love a guy in a vintage suit, but I also think a guy can look great in a t-shirt & jeans so long as everything fits well and he's groomed.

    I know everyone will think I'm lying, but my husband dresses up/nicely 100% of the time. He seriously even wears starched & pressed pajamas to bed. I'm not joking. :lol: He dresses very classic - typically suits, dress pants with nice shirts, wingtip shoes - and does wear some vintage or vintage-styled items.

    Quite honestly, although he *always* looks put-together, I do sometimes envy those ladies whose men dress down in t-shirts & shorts. My husband would never be caught dead in a t-shirt outside the house. Heck, he won't even wear a shirt untucked, or pants without a belt! When my dad came to visit last summer he asked me why my husband was grilling hamburgers in a shirt & tie. :lol:
     
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  10. C-dot

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    OT: That is so funny, I would come to your barbeques just for that lol
     
  11. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    ^ Next time you're in the Lone Star state, we'll have a "shirts & ties" burger party just for you! :D
     
  12. Miss Moonlight

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    I don't think you're lying, I'm just jealous. lol
     
  13. bellabella327

    bellabella327 One of the Regulars

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    Yes! I think it is just something you have to get use to...

    I don't notice as much now as far as hair goes as I don't have any vintage clothes. The long awkward stares are by far the worst. 30 seconds or so is a loooong time when you have someone staring at you puzzled :(
     
  14. themarilynadventures

    themarilynadventures New in Town

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    Yes I agree, you just get used to it! Sometimes people make comments about dressing like a 'Grandma' (usually men) becuase they can't get their head around why some women don't dress just for the apreciation of men (i.e short skirts). Don't get me wrong I am by no means a prude but I pride myself in wearing exactly what I feel expresses how I'm feeling on any given day and dont particuarly care whether people like it or not! [huh]

    As for men dressing in vintage suits I think what I love the most is when the fit is spot on. Even if a man isnt dressed up in a genuine vintage, when its well fitted and has a classic flattering cut it creates a suave sexy look. So maybe instead of being 'vintage' the look just has to be 'classic'
     
  15. CaramelSmoothie

    CaramelSmoothie Practically Family

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    It wasn't until I came to this board that I realized that hats were not the norm lol. Where I live, men wear hats and I even see men in suits and spectator shoes. The women wear hats on Sundays to church. These are the older men though. I don't know if I dress vintage, I think my style is timeless, like, you could drop me in 1935 or 1945 and I would fit in because my clothes are not trendy.
     
  16. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Yes, next question. :)
     
  17. lindylady

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    I remember seeing this too when I lived in DC. It was one of the things I liked about the area :) My style might be termed retro because I wear a lot of dresses that have a 40s flare. I definitely don't do trends, either, CaramelSmoothie. And when I get the chance, I try to dress my husband in fedoras and suits. We're going into our 4th year of marriage and I'm still trying to convince him that the vintage look is much better than jerseys and baseball caps, lol.
     
  18. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    My husband went completely vintage a few years ago and I do find it attractive....but.. I do occasionally find it ages him somewhat. He's 43 with a handlebar moustache and if he's head to toe in tweed, or in a fairisle tank top (as is often the case) I think it makes him look like an Edwardian gent. It can be a little Sir Douglas Hogmanay Melchitt from Blackadder, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I'd rather he was a little more casual. He does own jeans (Freddies of Pinewood 40's ones) and I think with a nice shirt that looks good. I used to run a shop and a regular customer had a vague early 50's look but with a handlebar and I always found that very attractive.
    My husband is also bald now (he was a biker with long flowing locks when we met!), and for a while when we went out blokes would shout out 'Bronson!' at him, from the Tom Hardy film of the same name.
     
  19. CaramelSmoothie

    CaramelSmoothie Practically Family

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    Ok so I'm glad that I wasn't the only one who noticed it about the men and women in this area. Not so much the under 45 crowd but you definitely see more of it in the 50+ population.
     
  20. chanteuseCarey

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    Heck YES! IF the vintage clothes suit the body type and the personality of the man well. If only I had known my bf could look this elegant and (even more) gorgeous in vintage...wow. Here he is in his first foray into vintage clothing, wearing his new-to-him vintage early 1940's midnight blue DB tuxedo. The vintage dealer says he has the perfect shape and body type for vintage 30s and 40s clothing- I agree!

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