A savvy traveler ordered a custom suit or coat made to measure and ready before the end of their visit, or even brought a favorite jacket or other tailored piece to copy. This maybe why I am a little more keen to consider items shipped from a Hong Kong address rather than elsewhere in China...

Dream of a sumptious suite for your guests? Dream of it being in an entire other wing of your house where an attendant appears and disappears to wait on their needs, so the guests do not adhere to the seafood rule (you know the one – guests and fish stink after three days.) Well, I can't help...

You can't miss that suit," then you have to do a bit of a review. Though I have some friends that can rock it, but one bit of feeling you are wearing someone else's skin and it just doesn't work. The VintageGent=ette's petite frame and seemingly opposite skin undertone than the current colors...

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...

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...

It was (is) a metallic suit from the late 60s. Although it is from the tail end of the decade, it has major mod sensibilities with its Italian cut and slim collar placement that we would place just a couple years earlier. Tailor tags can be very important in dating menswear, especially...

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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