Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Retro Winter Items From Not-So-Retro Stores

You don't have to shop exclusively at retro reproduction stores to find some great winter retro items.  Since I'm currently in the midst of sharing finds perfect for cold temps and snow storms, I thought I'd share these finds with you.

If you want to look for these things yourself, here are two big tips: 1. Look at stores that were open during the time period you tend to lean towards  and 2. Ask yourself where your grandparents might have shopped.

1940's Corduroy Dress from J. Peterman Company
This dress is a bit heavy for summer, since it's made from corduroy, but it is perfect for winter!  Available in sunset or teal.

Movie Star Coat from J. Peterman Company
This looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe's coat!  It only comes in black.

Glamour Pants from J. Peterman Company
These are 1940s men's trousers adapted for a woman's body.  They come in 11 colors.

Washable Year-Round Wool Pants, Classic Fit Plain Front from LL Bean
Washable wool pants for men!  Bonus, these things come in 5 colors and you can select up to a 36" inseam.

Washable Wool Whipcord Pants from LL Bean
Washable wool again!  Only comes in loden green.  This is more of hunting pant.

Bean Boots by LL Bean
These boots come in various colors and with various types of insulation, you can find them for men and women.  These were designed in 1912 and have been popular ever since.  Traction, waterproof, heavy duty, winter options.

Wool sailor pants!  Only in one color.

 '49er Jacket by Pendleton Wool Mills
This is a classic 1940s and 1950s style wool jacket, kind of like a shirtjac.  There are a few color options to choose from if you search.

 Signature Ashbury Topper by Pendleton Wool Mills
 This is a lovely car coat available in moss or heather grey.

 Signature Manhattan Coat by Pendleton Wool Mills
A classic jacket for the man in a suit!  Only in grey. 

Shawl-Collar Sweater by Pendleton Wool Mills
There are a few various styles and colors available for men.  These are totally classy and very 1940s and 1950s winter wear.

Alaskan Wool Shirt by Woolrich
This is a heavy wool shirtjac that was designed for the Alaskan goldrush back in the 1890s.  It's been popular ever since.  Comes in grey, red/navy, olive, buckskin.

Wool Bomber by Woolrich
Women's wool bomber jacket.  Comes in a few colors.

Sports Coat by Hardwick
Hardwick has been around for a long time.  They made workwear for the troops during WWII and then made an economic rebound by selling sports coats and blazers.  Variety of colors and styles.

Madison Fit Harris Tweed Herringbone Sport Coat by Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers actually has a LOT of suiting attire for men.  I suggest checking it out.  You can really get that Indiana Jones look.

Janney Boot by Ugg
An updated version of a classic 40s and 50s winter boot for women.

Ellecia Boot by Ugg
An updated version of a classic 40s and 50s winter boot for women.

An updated version of a classic 40s and 50s winter boot for women.

Snap Front Portuguese Flannel Robe by Vermont Country Store
This was a popular style of robe in the 50s.  The Vermont Country Store has it in three patterns of warm flannel.

Flannel Grandfather Nightshirt by Vermont Country Store
Yes, these are out of vogue for most men but they were still popular in the 40s and 50s.  I have seen the patterns available on etsy and ebay.  There's a variety available in various fabrics.

Men's Classic Leather Slipper by Vermont Country Store
Check out these super classy and super classic leather slippers.  Very vintage-inspired.  They come in black or brown.  You can also find them lined with shearling, as scuffs, and as shearling lined scuffs.

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