A few weeks ago, there was no posh piano bar with a WiFi signal at 11:00 at night, so I unspiffed myself and limbered down to the local donut shop incognito to take advantage of those laser beams when my signal conked out. Two gentlemen were talking in booming tones about the inner workings of...

When I lived on the east coast, I had a scheme. My future self was going to sublet an apartment starting the week before the end of the college semester. So many students who lived overseas would dump vintage finds and designer and midcentury furniture and clothes on the curb or in the...

Ah, the joys of modular living. Issues of Dwell (whoops, I mean dwell) magazine are rife with hip examples of fitting an entire bachelor pad into a broom closet and living in a glass box in the middle of the woods. The art of living in shrunken spaces is old hat for office cubicle dwellers....

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 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 1950s Danish Modern dresser was so passe in the early 70s, such that it lived out its existence in my cousin's room. It's finished was slightly marred by the occasional Batman sticker, not discreetly affixed to a low corner like a maker's mark, but smack-dab in the middle of the first or...

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...

-Lerner and Loewe, from the musical "Gigi" The night we drank too much champagne Was an embarrassing night indeed. The spill stretched from the sculpted green carpet to the Harris Tweed. No woman or man or woman we ever met Was as upset Of ruining taffett(a) as the VintageGent and...

) 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 days of applying your war paint and sneaking out under the cover of night to stalk your prey. Sometimes, you weren't the hunter but the distracting diversion. How embarrassing. No, I am not talking about hunting unsuspecting herds of buffalo, but stories that the VintageGent-ette tells...

 

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