How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Read MoreOct 16th 2019

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

How to buy vintage clothing: Three experts give their tips

Vintage clothing has become more and more popular over the past decade.  Underneath obvious markers like the launch of brands RRL, or artificially aged sneakers, men have been gradually buying into vintage because it’s authentic, because it’s a ...

Oct 16th 2019

Hunter, Desii, Tartan: Florence's surprising range of vintage

Read MoreJul 18th 2022

Florence is a surprisingly good city for shopping, quite apart from any menswear shows that happen to be going on.  It’s always been a hub for craft, and even in the city centre you’ll often walk past a little workshop with someone restoring ant...

Hunter, Desii, Tartan: Florence's surprising range of vintage

Florence is a surprisingly good city for shopping, quite apart from any menswear shows that happen to be going on.  It’s always been a hub for craft, and even in the city centre you’ll often walk past a little workshop with someone restoring ant...

Jul 18th 2022

A vintage shopping day in New York

Read MoreMay 3rd 2024

Recently myself, photographer Alex Natt and Carl and Oliver from Rubato (above) spent a day vintage shopping in New York. It was a lot of fun, and also I think interesting for those that are fairly new to vintage, or can find the process frustrating....

A vintage shopping day in New York

Recently myself, photographer Alex Natt and Carl and Oliver from Rubato (above) spent a day vintage shopping in New York. It was a lot of fun, and also I think interesting for those that are fairly new to vintage, or can find the process frustrating....

May 3rd 2024

A guide to vintage in Japan: Harajuku, Koenji, Osaka

Read MoreMay 19th 2023

There are more vintage shops in Japan than anywhere else. Particularly in Harajuku, the fashion area of Tokyo, and in Koenji, a district about 40 minutes from the centre.  But elsewhere too - Osaka, traditionally a fashion centre in Japan, has high-...

A guide to vintage in Japan: Harajuku, Koenji, Osaka

There are more vintage shops in Japan than anywhere else. Particularly in Harajuku, the fashion area of Tokyo, and in Koenji, a district about 40 minutes from the centre.  But elsewhere too - Osaka, traditionally a fashion centre in Japan, has high-...

May 19th 2023

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

Read MoreOct 18th 2019

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconceptions about it, and how he sees...

The vintage industry: Interview with Wooden Sleepers

Brian Davis runs the Brooklyn-based men’s vintage store Wooden Sleepers. As part of this week’s look at vintage clothing, I spoke to him about the industry side of vintage – how he got started in it, the misconceptions about it, and how he sees...

Oct 18th 2019

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

Read MoreJan 2nd 2023

During a recent trip to Manchester, I visited a lovely little vintage shop called Bionic Seven. A partner store to Levison's in London, it leans towards more modern and more sports clothing, but has quite a few little gems in amongst the racks.  I d...

Vintage stores embody ‘materialism not consumerism’

During a recent trip to Manchester, I visited a lovely little vintage shop called Bionic Seven. A partner store to Levison's in London, it leans towards more modern and more sports clothing, but has quite a few little gems in amongst the racks.  I d...

Jan 2nd 2023

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

Read MoreApr 21st 2021

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Hang-Up Vintage (and repairs, and creations)

There are surprisingly few good vintage shops in London. Despite the popularity of vintage clothing in recent years, there haven’t been high-profile stores here like Wooden Sleepers in New York, Le Vif in Paris or Broadway & Sons in Gothenburg....

Apr 21st 2021

Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear together in London

Read MoreSep 29th 2023

This past Sunday was the second installment of ‘Mr Vintage Fayre’, a new vintage-shopping event in London. The first one was back in April, and was by all accounts a success (I couldn’t attend unfortunately, weekends being always a bit tricky w...

Mr Vintage Fayre: Bringing vintage menswear together in London

This past Sunday was the second installment of ‘Mr Vintage Fayre’, a new vintage-shopping event in London. The first one was back in April, and was by all accounts a success (I couldn’t attend unfortunately, weekends being always a bit tricky w...

Sep 29th 2023

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

Read MoreMay 18th 2020

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

Why I buy vintage (with Levi's 501s)

The word ‘thrift’ is not used that commonly in the UK as a verb, or an adjective.  People talk about thrift as a virtue, and indeed a spendthrift (which of course means the opposite). But it is rare to hear of thrift shops, or seeking bargains b...

May 18th 2020

My favourite jeans: Bryceland’s, Rubato, Blackhorse Lane, vintage

Read MoreMay 1st 2024

My favourite jeans largely come from brands that make in Japan, using Japanese denim, but that tweak the fit to make it their own. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they’re also classic-menswear brands, who make or at least appreciate tai...

My favourite jeans: Bryceland’s, Rubato, Blackhorse Lane, vintage

My favourite jeans largely come from brands that make in Japan, using Japanese denim, but that tweak the fit to make it their own. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that they’re also classic-menswear brands, who make or at least appreciate tai...

May 1st 2024

New York: A menswear shopping guide

Read MoreMay 27th 2024

New York is a strange town for menswear. It doesn’t have the same traditional shops as Europe and bespoke is substantially undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it’s for value and department stores: low-priced suits a...

New York: A menswear shopping guide

New York is a strange town for menswear. It doesn’t have the same traditional shops as Europe and bespoke is substantially undermined by visitors from Savile Row. If there is a tradition, it’s for value and department stores: low-priced suits a...

May 27th 2024

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

Read MoreNov 18th 2022

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most.  We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift - but there are few that focus on ...

Crowley Vintage: Shopping a look

Crowley Vintage is a vintage shop in Brooklyn, New York with a more particular angle than most.  We’ve talked in the past about different types of vintage - those that focus on older or newer, on rarity or thrift - but there are few that focus on ...

Nov 18th 2022

Reader profile: Simon

Read MoreFeb 27th 2023

Simon is only our second reader profile from outside the UK. He lives in New York, although when we talk on the phone he’s actually in Washington DC, having just landed on the red eye from Arizona.  Simon travels a lot. He’s a journalist and his...

Reader profile: Simon

Simon is only our second reader profile from outside the UK. He lives in New York, although when we talk on the phone he’s actually in Washington DC, having just landed on the red eye from Arizona.  Simon travels a lot. He’s a journalist and his...

Feb 27th 2023

A vintage shopping story: M47 Parka

Read MoreOct 14th 2019

This week is vintage week. You didn't know that, but it is. We're starting today with an article on a vintage piece of mine; we continue on Wednesday with the advice of three experts on buying vintage; and we finish on Friday with an interview about ...

A vintage shopping story: M47 Parka

This week is vintage week. You didn't know that, but it is. We're starting today with an article on a vintage piece of mine; we continue on Wednesday with the advice of three experts on buying vintage; and we finish on Friday with an interview about ...

Oct 14th 2019

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Read MoreMay 30th 2022

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

Brut Archives, Paris: Evolving vintage

Brut is an interesting French brand, and store. Since it was founded by Paul Ben Chemhoun (below) in 2012, it has evolved from a vintage shop, into a home for rescued and reworked clothing, and now its own brand.  When I visited earlier this year wi...

May 30th 2022

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

Read MoreOct 24th 2022

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium.)  I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year annivers...

J Press, Stock Vintage, CHCM, Snyder: New New York

It was really nice to be in New York last week, after a break of three years. (The last time being for our Ivy Symposium.)  I got to see many old friends, both in the industry (Steven Taffel of Leffot and I realised we both have our 15-year annivers...

Oct 24th 2022

The canvas chore coat - and buying vintage online

Read MoreJun 29th 2022

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage.  There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat, for...

The canvas chore coat - and buying vintage online

I increasingly find that for the kind of casual outerwear I wear at the weekend (for taking the kids to the park, and similarly hard-wearing activities) I always prefer vintage.  There are exceptions, of course. A Bryceland’s white chore coat, for...

Jun 29th 2022

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Read MoreApr 11th 2022

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Le Vif: A vintage shop like a regular shop

Le Vif in Paris is one of the most curated vintage stores around.  What do I mean by that? Well, it has a particular view on the clothes it offers - in terms of quality, style and origin.  It sells Americana, normally American-made. There’s no Br...

Apr 11th 2022

Buying vintage - with Oliver and Carl of Rubato

Read MoreNov 11th 2020

While in Stockholm last month, I spent a morning shopping with Oliver (Dannefalk, above) and Carl (Pers) of Rubato. I was particularly interested to hear their views on vintage shopping, as I knew that both of them used to work in vintage stores in S...

Buying vintage - with Oliver and Carl of Rubato

While in Stockholm last month, I spent a morning shopping with Oliver (Dannefalk, above) and Carl (Pers) of Rubato. I was particularly interested to hear their views on vintage shopping, as I knew that both of them used to work in vintage stores in S...

Nov 11th 2020

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

Read MoreOct 15th 2021

I find I’m particularly interested in vintage clothes at the moment.  That may be because of their inherent character, or the fact it seems more sustainable, or just that I’ve had a lot of clothes over the years, so often the things are more unu...

Combray: Vintage, high-end menswear

I find I’m particularly interested in vintage clothes at the moment.  That may be because of their inherent character, or the fact it seems more sustainable, or just that I’ve had a lot of clothes over the years, so often the things are more unu...

Oct 15th 2021

Reader profile: Ian

Read MoreAug 14th 2023

Ian is retired, and got into luxury menswear late in life. But he always had an interest in clothes, from his early days in Ivy clothing to the forties and fifties influences that came with learning jive dancing.  It could be easy to see him as bein...

Reader profile: Ian

Ian is retired, and got into luxury menswear late in life. But he always had an interest in clothes, from his early days in Ivy clothing to the forties and fifties influences that came with learning jive dancing.  It could be easy to see him as bein...

Aug 14th 2023

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

Read MoreAug 22nd 2022

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Chato Lufsen: French vintage and modern recreations

By Tony Sylvester From the kilo stores to the more specialised outlets, Paris is a city with an enviable array of vintage menswear options. This spring, Simon filed reports on two of the best. Le Vif in the 16th, with its highly curated focus on Amer...

Aug 22nd 2022

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

Read MoreNov 27th 2013

If I have an addiction outside of tailoring, it is not shoes or ties but outerwear. Leather jackets, suede blousons, trench coats: I love the ability of such big pieces to radically change a look and a silhouette. Leather, cotton and their derivative...

RRL: Vintage outerwear and modern fit

If I have an addiction outside of tailoring, it is not shoes or ties but outerwear. Leather jackets, suede blousons, trench coats: I love the ability of such big pieces to radically change a look and a silhouette. Leather, cotton and their derivative...

Nov 27th 2013

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Read MoreFeb 25th 2022

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades.  I was interested to know what the appeal was.?...

Why buy ‘modern’ vintage?

Rag Parade in Sheffield sells quite a lot of ‘modern’ vintage clothing (let’s call it 1980 onwards, for the sake of argument) as well as more standard militaria and workwear from earlier decades.  I was interested to know what the appeal was.?...

Feb 25th 2022

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliver Dannefalk

Read MoreApr 8th 2022

I was surprised when I realised we hadn't ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our 'How to dress like' series, given I've admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Pers. I assume it's because what he wears has effec...

Smart/casual and high/low: How to dress like Oliver Dannefalk

I was surprised when I realised we hadn't ever featured Oliver Dannefalk in our 'How to dress like' series, given I've admired his style for years, particularly since he launched Rubato with Carl Pers. I assume it's because what he wears has effec...

Apr 8th 2022