Vintage clothes are some of the most fun things to collect.
Nothing pokes holes in today’s fashion conceits as well as seeing
yesterday’s fashion conceits!
The cotton shirt at far left is an Enro Shirt-Jac with adjustable
(USA). The rayon one in the middle’s tag reads “Produced by Peppermint Marajuku.” The fabulous
yellow Buenos Liberto shirt is
from Italy. The June Cleaver dress below has no tag so its maker is
unknown, but it’s clearly from the mid-1950s and a delight to the eye
I’m sure you’ll agree!
Neckties: Far left, the first three are untagged. The red square-end is a Van-Cali (“a Van Heusen original”) and is mostly wool. The wonderful white pleated tie is from Wormser “Hatters To Men.” The gray with wavy lines is untagged. The skinny red & black pattern is from Lefohn’s Store for Men, Hollywood and the gray silk with the line down the center is a Don Loper of California. The next is unmarked, and the last, a wool tie is marked “The Cabrillo.” All are c.1959. Older 1930s and ’40s ties are wider, wilder, and much more collected, but there is something appealing to me about these slim, “mid-century modern” neckties.
The little sailor suit above is tagged Petit Jouet and was made in France.
The child’s cowboy shirt is cotton flannel and untagged. A gentleman
always carries a handkerchief. The crazy
yellow Atkinsons Lido Boat Pants
(California, USA) are fine, thin cotton and the white striped
cotton/poly pants are from Farah
(USA). Clothes almost never bear the date of their manufacture, but
clearly most items here are the same vintage as the neckties, late
1950s. The Farah slacks, however, I would estimate as 1970.