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.


Black 1980’s Bugle Boy nylon parachute pants

Warm up your breakdance moves; the ultimate in early to mid-1980’s style is here.  Seen on many a young adult, often with high top sneakers, nylon jackets, and sometimes even with suspenders and sweaters, these nylon parachute pants are a great reminder of a culture of music and dancing mixed with popular fashion.  Made by none other than Bugle Boy.  More views and sizing information here.



1950’s red and charcoal women’s plaid blazer

Coming straight to you from the late 1950’s, this smartly tailored and plaid-bedecked dark gray women’s blazer-style jacket packs a big color wallop while retaining an air of matter-of-factness and efficiency.   Wool fabric is complemented by leather trim at the collar, down the center front, and on the diagonal flap hip and chest pockets, as well as on the matching buttons.  Great for coordinating with pants or a skirt and appropriate for a variety of functions!  More photos and information here.



Red women’s 1960’s Pendleton tunic dress

Here’s a great, fun entry from our “Pendleton on Parade” series!  Pendleton interprets Mod fashion!

When you hear the name “Pendleton”, do you automatically think of plaid shirts and sturdy wool jackets?  You’d be right, but you wouldn’t be thinking of the mod beauty that is this structured, red wool tunic dress.  Blending the sturdiness of Pendleton wool with the simplicity of Mod styling, this mini-length tunic could be worn on its own or with tights or leggings.  This 60’s piece still includes its original skinny belt in navy blue, fastened by a brass-toned buckle.  Click here for more views and sizing:


Pendleton trivia:  The founder of the Pendleton line was an English weaver named Thomas Kay, who found the then-new state of Oregon to be ideal to set up his operations in the 1860’s.   100 years later, people falling in love with the Mod style, which was very popular in Britain, found the Pendleton company producing the latest fashions.  It seems poetic somehow!

1960’s/1970’s Nordstrom dress suit set

Such stunning structure!  We here at Monster Vintage haven’t invoked the M-M words for a long time, but it’s impossible to resist.  If this doesn’t impart to you the striking patterns and impeccable shapes of the career women of  Mad Men from the most recent seasons, we don’t know what will.  Abstract running pattern of dots and bars in dark autumn colors shot through with some white for contrast, this very smart set is comprised of two pieces:  The structured dress and the structured jacket.   Each is a stand-alone piece, but they are tailored so concisely, they practically sing a duet of late Mod style.  Listen!  Can you hear it?


1970’s Carhartt denim vest

Carhartt is a name that has a lot of recognition, so please join us in admiring this 1970’s example of a denim vest in simple classic construction.  It’s no fuss, no muss.  Clean lines, pleasing angles, faux fleece lining, all in the classic indigo wash blue color.   Fun fact!  The founder of the Carhartt brand added the extra “t” to his company’s name so that it would stand out.  Fun fact number two:  The Carhartt company was founded in 1855.  That’s a lot of history!  It makes this vest seem new by comparison.  If we find any older Carhartt, you fans of Monster Vintage will be the first to know.    Click here for more views and sizing information.



Pendleton plaid wool skirt

It’s very hard to look at such a classic plaid skirt and not think of the Audrey Horne character in the classic show Twin Peaks.  Although Audrey’s skirts were more often wine-colored, almost all the women of Twin Peaks wore some configuration of plaids and tartans; it was an expression of the Pacific Northwest and the woods and people who made their living by logging…although none of the characters were lumberjacks!  Whatever the meaning of the show’s distinctive wardrobe, the plaid skirt reminds fans of this show of Audrey, dreamily dancing in the diner, trying to catch the eye of Agent Cooper, and just being all-around mysterious.  Like so many people in Twin Peaks, she was full of secrets.  This skirt, however, is very straightforward:  Full of timeless style.

Saddle shoes not included.

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1960’s tapered-leg men’s plaid check pants

Because fashion colors come and go in so many combinations, we present these light blue pants with a plaid-contrast of dark brown and gold.  All three of these colors are back on the fashion magazine pages in varying combinations and often in big areas of color, but these pants show that you can get a surprising harmony when you put them all together, like friends or neighbors.  Click here for sizing and more views!