Wardrobe Forecast: Sheepskin Jackets

The leaves have officially changed colors and the Fall fog is rolling in. With Paris Fashion Week at a close, we saw plenty of cold weather options prance down the Frenchie runways and classic leather, skeepskin lined bomber jackets are making their way back onto the backs of stylish gentlemen everywhere from their humble beginnings on Hollywood actors and military aviators in the 1940’s.

Sturdy bomber and trenchcoat style jackets lined in thick, warm sheepskin pile or real fur don’t need much to make a statement. A checkered or paisley scarf perhaps, a mirrored pair of aviator sunglasses, leather gloves…

From Givenchy’s 2008 Fall/Winter line, a single jacket from illustrious Prada and a few juicy options for sale on Monster Vintage:

XO | S.

Top 5 Tuesdays: It’s a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World

It’s like the crazy bum fella who walked into the cafe my friend Leigh was hanging out in pointed out, “This must be the Ro-de-oh coffee shop. Look at all them plaid shirts!” You don’t live in a cave (don’t try to tell me different, you’re on the computer right now!) so I don’t have to tell you that plaid is having a “moment.” A really, really long moment. Over at Monster Vintage, we’re here for you. So I present for your consideration, My Top 5 Favorite Plaid Shirts in the shop. Enjoy!

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What do you think, fellas? Are you rocking plaid this Fall?

Sally “Lumberjack” Mulligan

Sally’s Favorite Steals!

Well, hello there! The recession has given pretty much everyone a little shake up in their life, but I for one was never the kind to let shopping fall by the wayside. Over here at Monster Vintage, we feel your pain. If you’ve ever perused the Monster Vintage site and saw a t-shirt selling for .99 cents, your eyes did not deceive you and it wasn’t a typo. We have all kinds of sweet deals to keep you styling on any budget. Get ready, vintage lovers, Mama Sally is here to showcase some of my favorite steals from the Monster Vintage site.

Numero Uno:
1940s Mink Collar

1940's Mink Collar

This little lady came off of a coat that couldn’t be salvaged and we’re selling it for a scant $9.99! All you do-it-yourself-ers (though I’m sure you’re already overflowing with ideas), how about sewing some pretty ribbon to the underside and tying it around your neck with your vintage favorite cocktail dress? Or as a lovely addition to your favorite coat?

Numero Dos:
Classic Members Only Jacket

Members Only Jacket

Way back before I knew better, I spent almost 30 big ones on a Members Only jacket to call my own. This retro jacket will only set you back $12.99… If “Only” I had known better…

Numero Tres:
Girly Blouse

Scalloped Blouse

This is the sweetest blouse I ever did see, and it will only set you back $2.99. It would cost twice as much at Goodwill! We’re so good to you!

Numero Quatro:
Corduroy Western Shirt

Western Shirt

Western style shirts have been in style for quite a while now, and as a result the prices are going up up up. This shirt has one tiny stain on it, so you can get it for only $9.99. Come on, you were gonna stain it anyway…

Numero Cinco:
Designer Goodies!

Versace blouse

You too can own designer clothes! It’s pretty much always better to buy vintage anyway, so (as long as the condition is excellent) you might as well be cooler than all of your friends and wear deigner and vintage all in one. This Versace blouse is $149.99, and therefore just a tiny little fraction of the original cost. Plus it’s in mint condition!

Stick with me, kiddies. We’ll all get through this together. And stay tuned, because I’m going to be showing you some more super-secret deals soon!


It’s Iconic Friday Again, Higgins!

I know, I know. It’s barely Fall, and I was jonesing for it too. But it’s been rainy and yucky this week and it doesn’t help that we are adding a whole bunch of Hawaiian shirts to the store right now, so I can’t help but wish it was Summer again…
So with that in mind I present you with today’s style icon: Magnum P.I.

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Admit it:
No one made Hawaiian shirts look better, or swim trunks as street clothes for that matter. This retro style is back with a vengeance.
All of the clothing items featured are from Monster Vintage. Click here to shop for Hawaiian shirts!


Won’t You Be My Style Icon?

In honor of all of the cardigans we are getting ready to put up in the shop, and the fact that fall is all up in our business, we voted Mr. Rogers, everyone’s favorite Saturday morning treat, this Friday’s style icon!

Admit it- Mr. Rogers made cardigans fly!

De we all remember this?


p.s. If you are now jonesing for a fresh vintage cardigan, check out the shop!