While many of you prefer to hunt thrifts and vintage shops for classic suits from the 40s through early 60s, sometimes you just have to break down and buy something new off the rack. This was particularly true when the first "grownup" job came my way. It was great at first to wear classic...

Fashion always comes full circle with the subtle paprika of advanced fabric blend discoveries, but so does technology or at least our desire to wear it on our sleeve. New inventions are at first clunkier than strapping a walkman to your arm, and taper down to something you can adhere with a...

No, I am not talking about hunting unsuspecting herds of buffalo, but stories that the VintageGent-ette tells about days of yore. "A friend of mine used to call me her 'main girl' and invite me out to go to clubs with her. Later I realized she fully intended me to go as the designated...

It does not mean that there were no church weddings, of course. How did wedding decorations differ in the 1920s? Not by much within a church. The standard religious items present in the mass, with perhaps extra flowers was the order of the day. There were ribbons on the aisles to separate...

Is it annoying to a customer or does this sort of software for customer support help your shoppers out? Try it next time you are on a retail site that offers the feature, looking at it now knowing how it works. If I sprung for that on this blog, the fashion tips might be dangerous. It is sort...

While purusing my 1947 copy of Fairchild's Menswear Magazine, a publication of the clothing and men's furnishings industry, what astounded me was the prevalance of sock ads. Aside from Christmas novelty socks, the men's hosiery department is fairly colorless these days, while the post-war...

That is equal to two or three 30s or 40s weddings. The other etiquette point brought to light by Eichler, is who to invite. Anyone who regularly calls, that is visits or drops in, the homes of either set of parents, or at the bride or groom's home if they happen to live separately from...

The VintageGent-ette fondly recalls college life: "Twice a week for three hours at a pop, I had movement class where we learned not to grace the stage like a total clod. We learned ballet, basic social dance forms for ballroom scenes, stage combat and how to relate movement to a specific...

) The VintageGent-ette's sister, the Modern Gentress, was almost beguiled by a young man offering her quotes of Rumi. Unlike V-Gette who has a deep appreciation for ancient and medieval lit, the Modern Gentress turned up the Modern nose. "That's just a bunch of old crap." What does she want?...

Flash sales and membership sales sites are proliferating, but there are not too many that cater specifically to Menswear. JackThreads does just that – catering to casual, urban and tailored styles. Sales don't matter if you don't see something you like. Above (VintageGent official...

 

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