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.

 

Vintage Montgomery Ward 1970’s plaid C.P.O. shirt-jac

 

For the all-American menswear piece from the 1970’s, this C.P.O. plaid shirt jacket from Montgomery Ward is a great way to go.  Worn with button-downs or chunky turtlenecks and solid-colored pants or Levi’s, this is a classic wardrobe staple that never goes out of style.   More views and sizing information here.  Don’t forget to check our great Levi’s 501 jeans prices!

 

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.

 

 

1960’s gold and brown CPO fleecy wool jacket

 

 

Smartly-fitted yet casual, this CPO / shirt jac from Montgomery Ward features golden and brown tones and hearty flap-patch pockets with black buttons.  Open collar gives it that extra-relaxed look, sturdy construction.  This can be worn simply as a jacket, where the fleecy wool is enough to keep you warm, or it can be layered with a variety of different shirts to really play up that casual aspect.  More views and sizing information here.

1950’s plaid “Scotty Shop” men’s vest

Yet another fine piece of menswear from north of the border.  This time we have a medium-light blue ground with green, yellow-green, and red plaid in a fine wool.  As evidence of the vest’s age and an indicator of its origin, it bears a Scotty dog tag with the words “The Scotty Shop, Ltd” and “Vancouver, B.C”.   Click here for views and sizing!