Back in the era of wearing combat boots and thrifted pea coats daily, the army navy store fulfilled both the x and y coordinates of ruggedness and thrift. Not only were there pea coats and hats, regardless of current style trends, but you could fine canteens galore, bailout bags and even the...

We all have different speaking habits, some of which are unnoticeable to us in daily speech, but are glaring on play-back. A voice actor (or actress, though I consider "actor" unisex) classified as a "non announcer" is articulate, but doesn't have the timber or formality of delivery as a...

The VintageGent=ette's petite frame and seemingly opposite skin undertone than the current colors that are flattered was overwhelmed. Still, I do have a hankering for some scarves, ties and stationary if the afterglow, after crowd scavenger hunt is a success. The only disappointment is that...

Tailor tags can be very important in dating menswear, especially because the classic suit doesn't change as rapidly as ladieswear and is sometimes harder to pinpoint in less than a 5 year period even if one is very knowledgeable. Of course, there are "of the season" cutting edge looks...

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...

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...

Classes can be conducted while you are overseas, are in training, or are stationed at a base stateside. Actually, "online" is a misnomer, as you can also take them on the computer without an internet connection. That's handy for traveling from between internet hubs, or when you don't want to...

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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