Monday, December 28, 2009

Vintage Men's Wear (1968 - 1969)

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I've gotten more than a few requests to feature menswear on b.vikki vintage and to offer men's items in my Etsy shop.

Of course! Who doesn't want to look like Don Draper?

In the nascent days of b.vikki vintage I did a post featuring After 6 Tuxedo ads from 1959 - 1968. As a continuation of that post, I offer the following vintage menswear looks (editorials and ads) as sartorial inspiration for male readers of b.vikki vintage. The images below are from 1968 and 1969 editions of Ebony Magazine. Enjoy!

Men certainly didn't seem to be afraid of color in the late 1960s!

I still love a man in a cardigan. It's a great way to look. The author of one of my favorite Tumblrs seems to agree:

This Paris brand undergarments ad from 1969 evokes American Apparel, no?

Several of the pictorials featured here that were shot at the Playboy headquarters in Chicago - which was, incidentally, very close to the Ebony Magazine headquarters.

Hats! Hats should definitely come back.

I know this post is about men, but that lime green two-piece ensemble is stunning.

I'll continue this post later (probably later today) with earlier vintage menswear looks from the 1950s and early to mid 1960s.

Here are some of my favorite menswear items available for sale on Etsy.

Vtg Mens MILITARY Blazer Navy Blue NAUTICAL COAT Double Breasted

Hunter Green Cardigan, Size M

vintage BURBERRYS herringbone twill wool BOMBER jacket

Mens Wool Pinstripe Suit M

1960's Vintage Ultra Mod Striped Burgundy and Blue Mens Jacket Blazer

During my next acquisitions trip (which is quite the embellishment. What I actually do would be more accurately described as lurking at thrift stores and estate sales), I'll be sure to keep a keen eye out for any fascinating men's items! I'm a fan of foppish dandies, as I fancy myself an eventual quaintrelle, so this post has been LONG overdue.

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

The Brooklyn Circus - video

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  1. i lovelove your blog, i come often for your amazing collection of vintage images. many thanks!

  2. These photos are beautiful! Love love love all the elegant 60s suits!

  3. What an amazing comparison. I love how true style just get replicated with a different thread. I love how I see things that are worn currently by trendy gentlemen. Great comparison!

  4. These are awesome. I sure love a man in a cardigan, too! Swoon.
    -Andi x

  5. i love that mans green suit in the editorial. i wonder what id have to do to get my boyfriend to wear that...

    also the renaissance man ad warms my heart so much. i love a man with the balls to wear pink.

  6. “History has to repeat itself.” – This statement is so true when it comes to fashion. Seeing all these fashion trends back in the days made me realize they’re popular and in today, once more – the coat and tie, fedoras, and checkered pants. Everyone, these days, are familiar with these clothing style. It’s actually amazing to think that vintage fashion never dies and it’ll certainly go on for the years to come.

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