Jacket : Vintage
Shirt : PJohnson custom in Thomas mason easy care cotton poplin stripe
Jeans : Vintage
Hair : Spiky
Beautiful vintage rayon squares available at Put This On’s Etsy shop. Going quickly, get yours now.
Vintage Rolex for Dads:
Buying dad a vintage Rolex is pretty much like telling your sibling to not even try this year. You win. But if you
Vintage shoe advertisements, via Agence Eureka.
Vintage Madras Archive
Emma McGinn has some beautiful photographs from her visit to the Handicraft and Handloom Export Corporation’s fabric library in India. In it is an archive of real vintage madras, the collection of which spans an impressive sixty years. Emma notes that the library is a bit dusty and dank, but I can’t imagine a good madras archive being any other way.
As many readers know, madras is a colorful fabric that’s been popular in the US since at least the 1960s. It actually comes by way of Chennai, however, which is where this fabric archive is located. During British colonial times, the city was called Madras, which is where the fabric gets its name. As the story goes, it was invented here in the 1800s when Indians reinterpreted Scottish tartans with their own local color palettes. They put these designs on the loosely woven, lightweight cotton fabrics they wore – which were designed for the hot and humid weather in India – and the result is what we now call madras.
The original stuff wasn’t colorfast, which meant the colors faded easily and bled into each other with each subsequent wash. For enthusiasts, this is what made madras charming – the fabric evolved and changed over time. Today, however, these qualities are considered to be defects, so almost all madras fabrics are colorfast (no bleeding, no fading). I actually still like modern madras shirts for spring and summer wear, especially on hot, sunny days, but they’re not the same as the stuff you see here. This is the truly good stuff.
Tom Rileys 1st vintage of his TBRILEY Shiraz/ Cabernet from the Gruetzner Vineyard in Apsley. It is an incredible single vineyard wine that I had the pleasure of drinking earlier today. Avaliable soon at TBRILEY.COM.AU or at PJOHNSON showrooms.
Levis Vintage Clothing and Levis Made & Crafted Sample Sale
If you’re in New York, don’t miss the LVC / Made & Crafted sale. It’s tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday in New York, and from what the Choosy Beggar tells us, it’s usually quite an extravaganza. They’ve got all the details here.
Vintage Prince of Wales
Orazio Luciano and Salvatore Ambrosi