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Ok folks:What are you wearing today that exudes that vintage look??
This is my ensemble today: Wool trousers,dark brown oxfords,brown and grey check Pendleton shirt,dark brown waistcoat and herringbone tweed sportcoat.
Add my Borsalino tweed cap and Hamilton khaki GMT automatic and there you have it!!!
JD in blustery and rainy Vancouver,Wa
In homage to Matt Deckard, whose "Show us your suits" thread has been viewed more times than any other, we offer all Loungers a place to show off the '20s-'30s-'40s ties they love (or love to hate). Our only criteria is that these ties be from the decades cited above, and that you show them to us. The ties can be yours, someone else's, or just something you've found in a photo or seen in a film.
-- Marc and Veronica
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With this new facet of the forum in mind, we’d like to introduce Insurrection/Thurston Bros. as our first outerwear affiliate sponsor. They have already helped many TFL members find just...
I've suddenly felt the urge to buy a pair of engineer boots. I say 'suddenly', but it's actually been about a week, since I read this thread. Plus I want to fold some socks over the top of my boots, just for the hell of it.
What I mean is, all of a sudden I like them, after years of poo-pooing them as rockabilly accessories of choice.
I've looked into Chippewa and Wesco, both of which offer styles I like (I want plain, no fancy stuff). Can I have a show of hands for Chippewa and Wesco, plus any other recommendations, please? If any UK FL members can provide links to retailers, I'd be especially grateful.
Well, it's 98 brutal degrees here in NY today, and we're supposedly getting more of the same tomorrow. This type of weather always gets me thinking about(and longing for) FALL! I love the fall for so many reasons: The foliage (obviously), the first chilly nights and crisp mornings. Being able to wear my "good"(read: wool/ gab) clothes! Getting home from work at 5:30 and it's already dark. New fall TV shows. Halloween! Oh I can go on forever!
Anyone else feel the same way?
Michaelson, as promised, a little show-and-tell:
During my one month holiday back in the Good 'Ole U.S. of A., I received this watch that my parents had been saving for me since the death of my Grandfather last year.
It's a Longines wristwatch, housed in white gold with four diamonds on the face. It's in perfect running order with only casual wear on the metal. Not even a scratch on the crystal. My Grandfather was a man of taste!
Michaelson, any idea on a year for this watch?
+ Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam +
Copy of post by Indy Magnoli
Berets came up on the caps thread, and someone there said he was going to start a thread dedicated to them, but I did a search and did not find anything.
So, I'm starting one.
I have two berets and did extensive research to educate myself on the topic before I purchased the newest one. As a result, I probably know more about berets than any other type of headwear.
I'm going to uncharacteristicly keep this post brief to test the waters, and if there's interest, then I'll cover you up with stories and details!
I did a search for 'tollicker', which didn't turn up much. The best thing I came up with was a pic on Jimmy Pierce's site of an old one he has for sale. Are there any other photos out there of vintage hatter's tools like this? If I can make them myself I will; but I need to know what I need first. So far I've narrowed it down to blocks, flanges, a tollicker, the obvious irons, and an adjustable brim jack (trimmer).
It seems that men don't talk too much about shaving with one another so let me break the silent code: Do any of you guys have a shaving product or technique that you think tops all? Razors, creams, lotions, anything would help. I have not tried the old fashioned brush method. I have a horrible time shaving. I can't seem to shave without having my face feel like someone just sandpapered it. What do you use to shave?
There have been discussions in several threads about the particulars for evening wear so I thought I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢d spend some time rummaging through my closet and put together a primer on evening clothes. For some of you this is all old hat but there seems to be a demand. (In any case, it gives me a chance to dig out all my evening clothes and dress up!)
Evening wear refers to the formal clothes you wear after 6:00 p.m. This is what most people today think of as ?¢‚Ç¨?ìformal wear?¢‚Ç¨?. The basic distinction is usually referred to by the colour of the bowtie: white tie and black tie.
This means you wear a tailcoat that comes down to your waist and is cut in a straight line to your hips. The tails then drop down to the middle of your knees. It should have silk or grosgrain facings on the lapel and a prominent stripe down the side of the leg (more on that later). This is correctly worn with a stiff-fronted shirt with a detachable collar, a stiff wing-tip...
Having grown up in the fifties, I remember well those neon signs and it always takes me back to my early years, whenever I see them.
This one is in Marysville, CA:
This one always makes me smile, because it may have been "modern" in the thirties, but now it's vintage:
in the California bay area (Palo Alto, I think):
Sonora, CA. I get a laugh out of a bar that sells guns and ammo:
a theater in Coos Bay, OR:
In Rio Vista, CA:
The last few years have seen a real increase in those who enjoy wearing and collecting caps. This thread is meant as an adjunct to the similarly titled thread for hats - so caps on, folks, let's see what you're sporting today!
I'll kick off the proceedings with one of my favorite bespoke caps by the inimitable Jonatan Cordova, which I'm wearing today. 1900's lightweight wool. Lounger Ed Wiser aptly dubbed it the Split Pea!
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