There is an interesting website that offers custom Oxfords, Loafers, Derbys and boots. Handmadebrogues.com boasts that you can create your own Custom shoes from just $179 including free worldwide shipping. I visited the site to see if that held true and just how custom was custom. No, you...

Way back in the cobwebs, memories of uncles and cousins entertaining customers at three-martini lunches seem like something out of Mad Men. Even ten years ago, it was at least T.G.I.Friday's instead of the Steakhouse or the Shake-It Bar. Now, the budget is even more paltry if deals are made...

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...

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...

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...

) 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?...

The shoe manufacturer, Toms has run a campaign to donate a pair of shoes to a child in need for every shoe that a paying customer buys. During their first year of operation, they sold 10,000 pair of shoes, and donated 10,000. Not too shabby! However with good, search engine optimization,...

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...

Don't confuse this with pulling your neighbor's attractive granddaughter into the shop. What we may think of as a "normal/regular voice" doesn't always translate the same on the reel. We all have different speaking habits, some of which are unnoticeable to us in daily speech, but are glaring...

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...

 

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