1980’s neo-Victorian Gunne Sax dress

 

The warm weather may be coming, but maybe you like to keep your arms covered.  Maybe you like a Victorian style of clothing, but you also like the 80’s?  This is exactly what Gunne Sax has created for you, then:  A spectacular fusion of late 1800’s Victorian dress meets seaside bathing costume, incorporated into romantic early 1980’s design, padded shoulders and all.  Definitely distinctive and one-of-a-kind!  Pair it with pumps or lace-up boots, it’s your call.  Click here for more sizing and views.

Flair and flare: Mid-late 1960’s men’s Lord Forecaster trench coat

Put some flair and flare together and you get this:  A very trench coat for the discerning man with an eye to style.  Strong diagonal lines and small checking keep the eye moving.  Lightweight trench is still a good weight for the rains of spring, and a cut of coat like this works well with skinny-to-flared or just plain skinny pants.  Pair with some great Oxfords or ankle boots, maybe a hat, and let the gazes fall upon you!  Click here for more views and sizing information.

 

K-Mart special: Floral no-sleeve spring blouse

Spring is in the air here at Monster Vintage headquarters: The blossoms are opening, the birds are migrating, and you can smell something blooming in the air.  We dream of a time when we’ll see the sun for more than fifteen minutes.  This blouse expresses that hope:  It is for short-sleeve weather.  Made for K-Mart in lightweight fabric, the print in varying intensities of red, yellow, blue, and just a little peach on white reminds us of a time in the not too far-off future when we will actually want to go outside.  In classic late 1960’s/early 1970’s style, this blouse can be loosely belted and worn with shorts, pedal pushers, and even a light A-line skirt.    Click here for fabric, sizing, and other information.

 

1940’s women’s activewear dress in light warm brown

Somewhere between “camel” and “light cinnamon” in color is this efficient, tailored shirtwaister dress.  Made for the “Tom Boy” label by a company called “American Golfer”, this dress tells a little story about what semi-activewear for women looked like in the early to mid 1940’s.  The design grants enough movement for a round of golf, but the details like the patch and flap pockets and the great deco-disc buttons make the design attractive enough to wear off the green as well.  Click here for more views and information.

 

3 1960’s “AC Tough” spark plug mechanic jackets

Great for getting under the hood or running around in the rain, these three mechanics’ jackets were made to keep dirt and grease off your clothes while putting the word “TOUGH” all over you.  Bold optical black, white, and red print on water-resistant Tyvek. Rare and great look into an aspect of American car culture!  Click here for more views and sizing information.