Men’s Vintage Wardrobe Essentials
Are you wondering how to add vintage style to your everyday menswear wardrobe? Introducing a touch of vintage style has never been so easy! Whether you love a bold graphic tee or a cable knit jumper, you can effortlessly add vintage style to your everyday wardrobe.
T-shirts by nature are the perfect casual clothing choice. By introducing a graphic tee to your wardrobe you are able to keep with your casual style but also add a vintage touch to your outfit. From vintage band t-shirts to minimal designs or bright colours, there’s a retro t-shirt out there for everyone!
Wondering how to wear vintage rock t-shirts? The best part about men’s retro t-shirts is that they can easily work as part of your everyday wardrobe. Dress down your formal trousers with a minimalistic graphic t-shirt, denim jacket and trainers for the ultimate quirky smart casual ensemble. Alternatively, stay in classic style with your favourite pair of men’s jeans and biker boots.
Add another layer to any outfit with a vintage knit jumper. Typically, a v-neckline, fair isle pattern and chunky knit will help to create the vintage style. However, a plain cable knit jumper also has the same classic and timeless appeal with the added texture in the pattern.
V-neck jumpers are arguably among the easiest items of clothing to wear and can be styled according to the weather and occasion. Pairing your knit with a modern aesthetic will help to keep you looking cool. Go casual and wear a jumper on top of a basic t-shirt and your favourite denim, or contrast your jumper with some bright trousers for a more unique look.
A pair of two-tone shoes will instantly add a flair of vintage to your everyday styles. The light and dark colour contrast will make your shoes the talking point of any outfit. However, if you’re looking for a more understated look, opt for a pair of leather brogues — they still look extremely dapper but can be worn for just about any event.
Whether you’re wanting a formal or casual outfit, brogues can be styled with just about anything. Wear brown brogues with a pair of light-coloured chinos and a plain shirt for an elegant yet casual approach. Alternatively you could wear them with a pair of skinny jeans, t-shirt and a blazer to elevate your usual denim outfit. If you’re wanting to dress up your brogues, opt for a slim design in a classic colour such as black.
A leather jacket has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. While the style of a leather jacket may have transformed over the years, from the very first bomber jacket with a thick sheepskin lining to mainstream fashion, the timeless attractiveness of it has not.
The opportunities for wearing a leather jacket are endless, from throwing your leather jacket on over athleisure wear to dressing up with a shirt and pair of skinny jeans. Black is the perfect option for matching with almost every outfit, but a brown leather jacket can give a more overall vintage feel. Keeping the whole look simple and functional, but still stylish, will let your leather jacket do all the talking,
Every man should have a retro pattern shirt in their wardrobe. From fun summer prints to ditsy floral designs, they are the perfect way to incorporate a touch of retro style into your everyday ensembles.
A top tip when styling a patterned shirt is to allow the shirt to be the centre focus of your outfit. Overwhelming the look with too many bright colours and patterns can create an outfit that is overly loud and doesn’t give that timeless feel. Dress smart with a pair of chinos or dress down with jeans and shorts. A lot depends on the styling of the shirt — a relaxed fit typically lends itself to a more casual look whereas a slim fit allows you to dress up and down depending on whether you’re heading out for lunch with friends or to a formal event.