Thursday, January 28, 2010

Vintage Menswear: 1954 & 1960-1962

More menswear!

The following images are featured in reverse chronological order from the years 1960-1962 with a final photo from 1954.

The above editorial reminds me a bit of the Mad Men season 2 poster - and the train scenes from Revolutionary Road:

I know this post is about vintage mens' fashions, but I love the chunky three-stand pearl necklace and wiggle dress on the female model!

I wouldn't mind seeing more modern men in patterned blazers!

He certainly looks to be in the midst of a jaunty number!

A 1961 model dressed like a 2009 hipster dressed like an 1890s dandy (according to the New York Times Style Section, if you want to take their word for it)... A thing like that! And who doesn't love plus-fours?

Is that a Bolex you're holding?

Like his frames. LOVE her dress!

Glitter isn't an oft used term in menswear descriptions these days, but I heartily welcome its return!

Again, some of my favorite menswear/fashion/lifestyle blogs: (The writing on Dandyism is just as, if not more, substantive than the style tips).

The Brooklyn Circus - video (All of Jesse Thorn's projects are worth a gander, but this is one of my personal favorites. I also highly recommend his non-fashion related podcast The Sound of Young America)


  1. These pictures make me want to grab so many grungy looking men/guys and say "see, you can look good, smart, and tasteful!"

  2. The clothes are so sharp and the style so classic

  3. gosh men dont look good like this anymore! Im going to the thrift store for some of these cute fashions! god help me!

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  4. Finally we get menswear lol. They all look dapper and very gracious. I wish black men today dressed like black men in the 50's and 60's. Where did we go wrong with style? My best outfit is the "perfect for golfing" ensemble. Nice collection overall.

  5. Everything always looks so dapper in black and white, great post!

  6. When I see these old pictures, all I can think about is...look at that hair!

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  8. I just stumbled upon this blog while doing research for theater costuming, and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the wonderful images you've collected here! It's so difficult sometimes to find photographs of actual people from the 40s-60s, it seems like they're all models and the super-fashionable, so it's very refreshing to find a source of actual vintage photographs and clothing.

    I'm really interested in finding out where you get your images from, if you don't mind sharing. Thank you again for your wonderful blog!!

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  10. Oh, dear. I wanted ideas for a 60's fancy dress party and it all looks just like what I wear today!