What is /fa/'s opinion of vintage menswear? I sort of collect stuff from the '20s to '50s, and it's a real bonus when it fits. I get more compliments in authentic vintage suits than modern suits haha. Pictured here- late-'40s "bold look" era herringbone jacket with early-'40s tie, shirt, and tie bar (early-'50s charcoal gabardine trousers out of frame). I just really like the fit and aesthetics of this period. What do you all think?
It was in fashion at the time. Now fashion has moved on. It's great that you have your own style but people on this board usually disregard anything of the sorts of what you like. Usually people who say they are "classy" are neckbeards and have a bad stigma around them. Now you may be a troll you may not be. All I am saying is keep your individual style and disregard what other people say.
Haha! Oh yeah, I left out my embroidered pony fedora that I tip for m'lady's pleasure. No, I understand what you mean. I really don't wear the stuff very often, collecting it is just a hobby of mine. I figured maybe there were other collectors here of this era of stuff, too.
Are there even arms in those sleeves? Fucking become a man before you try to dress like one you faggot.
Wide, no taper sleeves that drape from the sleeve head were a characteristic of the cut. I guess it doesn't help that I am missing my left arm haha. All that's in that sleeve is an aluminum tube prosthetic
>What is /fa/'s opinion of vintage menswear?
idk in general it's a bit too... blocky(?) for me but that's because I'm a hungry skeleton and look retarded in everything that isn't skinny/slim fit
People were built a bit blockier back then haha. Yeah, a lot of the silhouette is very straight and square, but drape-cut suits of just before WWII had a good deal of waist suppression and a higher waist in general, two things that are on their way back.
Notice also the bump under the left shoulder pad- that's where my actual natural shoulder ends. These suits fit me better because the armholes are cut higher with a bit of padding, fitting my new arm better and looking more symmetrical and natural. Newer suits sag really badly in that shoulder and arm for me haha
>I really don't wear the stuff very often, collecting it is just a hobby of mine
You should wrote that in the first place. Collecting this stuff gives you knowledge on trend's progress, tailoring and shit, even though you look crappy in it and straight out of fedoralounge forums.
Honestly, I'm more interested in the way of customizing and exposing your bionic arm ver. 0.1 to make it look cool.
I think it could go well with lunarcore.
something like the pic would look pretty rad imo
I really liked it, OP.
The only thing I would do to change it a bit would be to choose a different pocket square fold.
Your fold in tat picture looks a bit goofy, if you don't mind me saying it.
Google different folds and try them on. If you are going with a 40s look go all the way.
But if your name's Knox... Why does your handkerchief have 'J.T.' on it?
Haha no problem. I happened when I was 15 and just started driving. I had the window rolled down and my arm out to adjust the mirror, and the driver of a semi in the left lane got distracted and drifted. Trailer tore my arm off at a combined vehicle speed of 120 miles an hour. Could've been worse haha. Could've been a head-on
I don't have any photos of my own with me, they're on my computer at home. I will see if my wife can email them to my phone. It is similar to the one that this man has, except for the aluminum sections of mine, which aren't as bulky.
My oldest is a tuxedo jacket from around 1915. The one thing I dislike about pre-'20s suits is the sack cut of the jacket (still prominent on Ivy League cuts). Yeah, menswear now has a lot of influence from the early 1900's and 1960's.