Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Bespoke Treasure

A friend of mine recently came across this amazing set of 8 renderings from a custom men's clothing shop.

I think they are absolutely incredible!

I could stare at them forever...

for they transport me to a simpler more genteel time and place.


Don't you love how even while vacationing these gentlemen dressed?

My how things have changed!

 Can you guess the time period?

Thankfully the season and the year are printed on the back...

Regretfully the fabric samples have all been removed.

Just think they are 2 years shy of 100 years old!

A beautiful piece of history!!!

I see them framed and displayed in a gentleman's closet. They are a great size too, measuring approx. 22" high x 16" wide.


jeanette from everton terrace said...

You know I love them!
I guessed early 1900s :)
So dapper. I just love a man in a hat - not a baseball cap but a real hat. The walking sticks are fun too. I like the peek of the woman we get as well, so lovely with her parasol.
Great find!

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

They are smart but they certainly don't look comfortable Terri - those collars! Love the tailoring though.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Wow, these are beautiful. Wouldn't it be nice if men dressed anywhere close to that now? A lot of them can't be bothered!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, let me know if you get down to Los Gatos. Lots of fun places to have lunch too! I am enjoying reading all your past posts. You have a great eye!


A Gift Wrapped Life said...

An incredible find Terri! They would be wonderful framed in many a location......especially a men's clothing store. XO

The enchanted home said...

Those are great handsome and elegant! I can definitely imagine them framed....wonderful!

Acquired Objects said...

These are fabulous and look at the detail on the clothing...shame the fabric samples are gone. But you still have those amazing color prints.


Blooming Rose Musings said...

Terri, these are wonderful and I definitely think they should be framed. Perfect for a man's dressing room or closet. I guessed they were probably early 1900's. Great find!

Karena said...

Terri these are amazing!! I am always astounded ho casual it is almost everywhere now!

I have a $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site if you would like to enter!!

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Unknown said...

What a treasure! I especially love the ones of the men in tuxedos. What an elegant era that was. And, the men looked so dapper.

Have a wonderful weekend, darling!!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

helen tilston said...

Dear Terri
These are wonderful. A beautiful time and I still believe every man looks better in a suit. It seems men also act more mannerly when suited than when casual.

A great post.


Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

Great find! I love the attention to detail in the vintage advertising pieces. I would love to see that trend return!

debra @ 5th and state said...

i too love them teresa and for the exact same reason.
oh to have lived in those times!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Very dapper indeed! Your sentimentality is so heartwarming.