History of Men’s Ties

During the Teens and most of the Twenties men’s neckwear came in such a varieties of colors, shapes and styles that I would call it the best era of men’s ties. The bowtie was very popular for day wear with...

Walking in comfort – with new vintage-style shoes

If there is one thing that can make or break an entire vintage style, it is the shoes. Modern style shoes worn with a vintage dress or suit can ruin the overall vintage feel of your outfit quickly. The best...

Vintage King: Paul Culshaw

Next in our new series Vintage Kings, featuring the best vintage-dressers and sartorially inspirational gentlemen from around the globe, we have artist, writer and former Teddy Boy Paul Culshaw. "Howdy do,...

Vintage King: Paul Crook

Kicking off our new series Vintage Kings, featuring the best vintage-dressers and sartorially inspirational gentlemen from around the globe, is swing enthusiast Paul Crook. His Thirties and Forties-influenced,...

John Stephen – the man who made Carnaby Street

While most of those involved in Swinging London's most famous fashion outlet, Carnaby Street, have now become part of the national psyche, the street's most influential character, John Stephen, the man who...

Music and fashion as resistance: The Swing Kids

Swing was exactly the kind of music Hitler and his fascist regime despised: deemed 'un-German', 'negro', 'Jewish' and 'sexually perverted', it was frowned upon and those listening to it risked their lives....

Edwardian Youth: Dance music and a dagger…

Writer Paul Culshaw, a neo-Edwardian himself, explores the history of Edwardian style, the media backlash against Teddy-Boys and Teddy girl fashion. Around 1949 Saville Row tailors released a line in...