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18th April 2014

Photoset reblogged from Once Upon a Time in War with 215 notes

Combat Style: How War Shaped Menswear

Tagged: warhistoryfashionmenswear

15th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Man in Pink with 109 notes

maninpink:

Blue Donegal Suit by Suit Supply Made to Measure via tsbmen

I know it’s not very springlike, but.

maninpink:

Blue Donegal Suit by Suit Supply Made to Measure via tsbmen

I know it’s not very springlike, but.

Tagged: orange and blue houndstoothlacy pocket squaresuitmenswear

12th April 2014

Chat reblogged from I have a tumblr. with 171,490 notes

  • (I work the floor at an independently-owned menswear store. The owner, my boss, spends a lot of time at the shop, and tries to keep prices as low as possible to help our city’s large homeless population get good job interview clothes. A clearly homeless man is wandering around the store. The other patrons are giving him looks.)
  • Customer: “Excuse me, sir?”
  • Me: “Yes, ma’am?”
  • Customer: “I think you may want to call security. That… bum over there, he keeps feeling the suits and muttering to himself. I’m just sure he’s planning to steal one.”
  • Me: “Well, ma’am, I think that’s quite unlikely.”
  • Customer: “Oh, come on, you know how they are! I mean, I’d keep an eye on him even if he wasn’t homeless!”
  • (The homeless man in question happens to be Hispanic.)
  • Me: “We don’t discriminate here, ma’am.”
  • Customer: “Well, I’m sure the owner would want to hear about this!”
  • (I give in and call him over. The customer explains her concerns. As a black man, my boss isn’t happy with her racism, but agrees to talk to the homeless man.)
  • Owner: “Excuse me, sir, are you finding what you need?”
  • Homeless Man: “Well, not really. I’m hoping for something versatile in a dark or navy wool, but most of the options in my size are cut American style instead of European, which fits me a little better. Not to mention they’re all pinstriped, which I really don’t have the build for, you know?”
  • Owner: “I… yes, I understand. I think we may have some options over here, if you’ll follow me. How did you know all that?”
  • Homeless Man: “Back before I lost my job, I used to be really into this stuff. I’m not looking for anything fancy, just something I can use to look good for a job interview later today.”
  • (My boss helps him find something he likes, and comes to the counter with him. The suit is priced at $87.)
  • Homeless Man: *digging in his pockets* “Hang on, I think I’ve got enough.”
  • Owner: *to me* “Take my card. I’m buying it for him.” *to the homeless man* “Here. The suit’s yours, on one condition. After your interview today, you come back and apply for a job here too. Got it?”
  • Homeless Man: “I… oh my God, thank you. Thank you so much.”
  • (Two years later, that formerly-homeless man is my manager, and has a little girl with his new wife—the owner’s sister.)

Tagged: homelessnessdiscriminationhopemenswearjob

Source: dragonbadgerhugs

26th December 2012

Photo reblogged from style guy with 1,117 notes

Nice shirt! I’m digging both patterns; might as well combine them.

Nice shirt! I’m digging both patterns; might as well combine them.

Tagged: shirtstripeschecksmenswear

Source: airows

24th June 2012

Photo reblogged from Spaces and Shoes with 3,988 notes

Tagged: menswearbootsheels

Source: benjamin-dukhan.blogspot.com

9th May 2012

Photo reblogged from with 123 notes

theloudestvoice:

Happy birthday Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926)
“Down with Decatur; up with Elinor Glyn. Hollywood is the national school of masculinity. Rudy, the beautiful gardener’s boy, is the prototype of the American male. 
Hell’s bells. Oh, sugar.”
~Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1926

Valentino again—117 years old today and dressed for the occasion.

theloudestvoice:

Happy birthday Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926)

“Down with Decatur; up with Elinor Glyn. Hollywood is the national school of masculinity. Rudy, the beautiful gardener’s boy, is the prototype of the American male. 

Hell’s bells. Oh, sugar.”

~Chicago Tribune, July 18, 1926

Valentino again—117 years old today and dressed for the occasion.

Tagged: bow tiewing collarmenswearRudolph Valentino

8th May 2012

Photo reblogged from with 59 notes

theloudestvoice:

Rudolph Valentino, Moran of the Lady Letty, 1922

Excellent shoes, Mr. Valentino.

theloudestvoice:

Rudolph Valentino, Moran of the Lady Letty, 1922

Excellent shoes, Mr. Valentino.

Tagged: 1920ssilent filmshoesmenswearRudolph Valentino

3rd May 2012

Photoset reblogged from Looking Good, Billy Ray! with 810 notes

putthison:

Vintage Palm Beach ads. Be cool!

(via provocativeblenders)

Love these. You’ve gotta keep it tailored to your audience, though and sneak a solicitous Pullman porter into one of the scenes.

Tagged: vintage adsvintage menmenswearbow tiestraw boater1930sthree-button suitsPullman porter

Source: provocativeblenders

13th April 2012

Photo reblogged from style guy with 81 notes

Tagged: tietie clipsClub Collarmenswear

Source: kolonelmustard

12th April 2012

Photo reblogged from Looking Good, Billy Ray! with 420 notes

Don’t know who he is, or where he’s going, or what he was doing five seconds before the photographer approached him, but this guy’s got it going on.

Don’t know who he is, or where he’s going, or what he was doing five seconds before the photographer approached him, but this guy’s got it going on.

Tagged: tieClub Collarjacketmenswear

Source: anthonybila