Vintage Men Dressed Better–Here Are 10 Keys to Their Style!

We will look at ten items (plus a bonus!) that gentlemen in history simply wore better:

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→ Navy Blue & White Two-Tone Solid Socks:
→ Pale Violet Triple Wood Sorrel Boutonniere:
→ Gentlemen of the Golden Age Ebook:

→ Rental Tuxedos: How Bad Are They?:
→ Does “Made In” Matter?:
→ How to Tie A Bow Tie:
→ 3 Advanced Ways to tie a Bow Tie:
→ Black Tie Guide:
→ Why Did Men Stop Wearing Dress Shoes?:
→ $100 vs. $500 Men’s Dress Shoes:
→ $4 vs. $40 socks:
→ How To Combine Socks, Shoes, & Pants:
→ How Pants Should Fit:
→ How to Style A Denim Shirt:
→ How Many Dress Shirts Does a Man Need?:
→ Shirt Collar Styles:
→ Ties Playlist:
→ How To Tie An Ascot:
→ 12 Essential Ties Every Man Should Have:
→ Why Did Men Stop Wearing Hats?:
→ How to Get the Right Hat:
→ Canada Goose Jackets – Is It Worth It?:
→ My Winter Coat Collection:
→ What “Downton Abbey” Got Wrong:
→ Men’s Classic Sleepwear:
→ JLC Reverso Watch: Is It Worth It?:

→ Script: E.J. Daniels
→ Camera: Chris Dummer
→ Editing: Jonathan Oster
→ Visual Supervisor: Preston Schlueter
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→ Warner Bros.
→ Paramount Pictures

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00:00 Vintage Style Introduction
It’s hard not to notice just how well vintage gents used to wear their clothes! We’ll take a look at the differences seen in the menswear of yesteryear to see how (as well as how much better!) classic style was done then.

01:30 1. Black Tie
Vintage gentlemen tended to own their own Black Tie ensembles and they dressed up more in the past. Nowadays, many men either don’t dress up for special events at all or rent a tuxedo.

05:28 2. Shoes
Dress shoes were considered major investments in the past. Shoes weren’t just treasured, they were treasures!

08:23 3. Socks
Vintage gentlemen took socks as seriously as shoes. Colorful socks in a variety of designs were a staple of classic menswear.

10:12 4. Trousers
Trousers had a flattering high waist that falls on the natural waist and not just above the hips. In the 1910s and ’20s they were slimmer; in the 1930s they got fuller, but they always had a well-fitting high rise.

13:18 5. Dress Shirts
Vintage gentlemen knew the right shirt for the right outfit and they’re not afraid to introduce patterns and pastel tone colors. From their dress shirts, they build a collection that suits their lifestyle, wardrobe, and climate.

15:51 6. Odd Combinations
Vintage gentlemen had to make fewer garments go farther so they developed a sense for creative and stylish combinations.

16:59 7. Neckwear
They crafted collections of neckties and bow ties suitable for work, play, and formal occasions.

20:22 8. Hats
How could hats look so right on vintage gentlemen? Vintage gentlemen grew up in a society where the rules and traditions of wearing hats were taught and valued.

21:29 9. Overcoats
They have high standards for quality so vintage gentlemen knew to never skimp on clothes that keep you warm.

23:21 10. Pajamas
Vintage gentlemen understood that even if most people will never see you in a sleeping garment, it’s still worth getting a good one for your own benefit.

24:49 BONUS: Watches
Vintage gentlemen employed different face styles, bands, and materials for watches that fit their style and the occasion. They also treated watches like treasured family heirlooms.

Hopefully, we’ve shown how the style of the past isn’t gone forever.

26:02 Outfit Rundown

  1. Reply
    Kuruma April 12, 2022 at 5:19 am

    I like dressing up and going outside feeling good in a suit and a hat, but every time I go out or meet up with my friends I always get all kinds of looks, And this has been going on almost a month ever since I started to dress up, And it makes me uncomfortable, It doesn't feel too good to get all kinds people staring at me as if I did something wrong, since alot of the viewers and commenters on this channel are mostly men that enjoys dressing up, I wanted to ask, Should I stop and fit in? I really don't know what to do.

  2. Reply
    Michael Ryan April 12, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Your clothing at the end is superbly curated.

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    Pl0y4928zm8 P April 12, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Great video! Could you do a video on the first socks you should buy?

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    kletts42 April 12, 2022 at 6:53 am

    I totally agree with everything on this list. Where can one buy a decent pair of pants that use suspenders instead of a belt? Most of what I found was on a site that does more late 1800s (steampunk) style) which is nice, but not for everyday wear. I am a steampunk, but I don't wear it every day and those pants aren't as (if I may use the word) dapper as I would like it to be. Thank you.

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    Rupert Steffler April 12, 2022 at 7:00 am

    Every time music comes in it's twice as loud…

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    Rupert Steffler April 12, 2022 at 7:15 am

    It takes a very good wool coat to be warmer than a down parka. And that's not even considering the fact that wool is hopeless in the rain or snow.

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    Ty T April 12, 2022 at 10:48 am

    I've been collecting vintage watches for a few years and I've always been impressed by the quality of each piece. They're meant to last basically forever(ofc with regular services), and their small sizes fit my tiny wrist so nicely. We rarely see 32~34mm watches being sold for men but back then it was the norm, which I think is just fantastic.

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    Aristotle Tagbo April 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    People wearing vintage attire back then times were a lot simpler but the fashion is where it's at for me And unfortunately where I am located vintage fashion is not really a thing unfortunately and I'm like the only person that would wear vintage stuff

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    Ivan Matias April 12, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Quality was cheaper back then because it was the norm
    160 bucks per month and spending 10 on good quality shoes is still better than getting 1000 euros per month and spending 300 euros on a good quality shoe

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    Slippy April 12, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Hi, are you able to tell me where you got the inflation rates from 1940 until today?
    I would like to calculate the price of other pieces of men’s wear but cannot find the same results as you have got in the video, thanks 🙂

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    TiCTAC2930 April 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Wow I want a pair of high waisted trousers now.

  12. Reply
    Watch Brinley Play April 12, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    That tie with the windowpane sport coat is not working for me. It’s distracting. Need something more harmonious. The pattern is the wrong scale. I think either a smaller pattern or a striped tie with a color from the sport coat. Usually I like the outfits he puts together but this one for me missed the mark.

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    Fortress Fighter April 12, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Are those 50s Pf flyers at 6:45?

  14. Reply
    BlackJack April 13, 2022 at 2:21 am

    Dapper as usual

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    Heppw April 13, 2022 at 5:26 am

    I feel like the crowns of modern hats are a lot wider today making people wearing their har further down on their head. To make them not cover ones eyes people generally tilt them way backwards exposing most of the forehead. This just looks bad imo. I have a 1940s fedora and it’s looks so good imo. The crown is tall and slim so it sits at a good level on my head without touching my ears. I can also wear it tilted forwards without it falling over my eyes.

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    moto roxtar April 13, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I have an idea for a next clip: the best dressed depiction of Hercule Poirot on screen.

  17. Reply
    Kevin Johnson April 13, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    In the 30s, even the bums wore ties.

  18. Reply
    Martin Tanz April 13, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    This is all true enough, but we are not going back to the 20s or 30s. I think it is possible to take some of what was great from those eras without looking old fashioned.
    First, the reason most men don't own tuxedos is, a lot of men will never wear them, and if they do, it might be once a decade. So that ship has sailed.
    You are onto something with shoes, and there is no reason modern men shouldn't own good shoes, and even keep their casual footwear in good nick.
    The key to looking stylish though is to find classic looks that suit the wearer and avoid anything too trendy, or that has gaudy logos.
    Finally, understanding mode, color, pattern and texture goes a long way. I recommend Alan Flusser's book Dressing the Man.

  19. Reply
    Elena Milito Pingitore April 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Another super lesson which covered alot, thank you, enjoyed this

  20. Reply
    Frank Martinez April 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Even super heroes dress! Like the Green Hornet (1931), Sandman (1941)! Thanks to guys like you, keep up the Tradition!

  21. Reply
    Stephen Downes April 13, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I bought 2 pairs of Florshiem Royal Imperial black lace up Derby's 10 years ago for daily workwear, first pair was $400.00 AUS but they went on sale a few weeks later so I returned that pair and bought 2 pairs for $200.00 AUS each. Had a toppy put on day one, worn in rotation every day since and still like new, took some breaking but well worth it. Have not bought another pair of black work/dress shoes (I am a suit guy) since. Pay once, cry once.

  22. Reply
    William Kazak April 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I enjoy these videos. The recommendations and comparisons to the past are interesting. I keep thinking we should understand what we are doing and where we are currently going. That has a great deal to do with comparisons to the past. Movie stars recreation, dining and entertaining is different than my life and where I go.

  23. Reply
    Ayaz Ul Haq April 14, 2022 at 1:05 am

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  24. Reply
    fgfghjkggdfdghjfgfjh April 14, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Carlo Ancelotti is the last gentleman in football. Most managers dress like they are going to play.

  25. Reply
    USAisAntiWhite April 14, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Vintage clothing or buying used clothing was the down fall of men wearing quality clothes. If you cannot afford an item, save up for it. That's what I did when I was 12 years old and had a paper route. There are no short -cuts to quality dressing regardless what Gentleman's Gazette is constantly voicing.

  26. Reply
    Anja Rasch April 14, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    That is all very true, but the main problem is a marked lack of posture and deportment. That is why most do not look good even if they are dressed up (women as well as men).

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    OTRACUENTAPERRA April 14, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Guys ! I thank you for bringing me back to a stage in my life where I actually dressed up and felt great about it.

  28. Reply
    Yonah Abraham April 14, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I actually feel like a lot of men these days where overcoats

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    artawhirler April 14, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Once you try suspenders you will never want to wear a belt again! Seriously.

  30. Reply
    Dm01ition April 14, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    “Another thing vintage men wore better… is everything!” Lol

  31. Reply
    Oliver Key April 15, 2022 at 2:24 am

    This may seem like a weird question (and this goes to anyone who wishes to answer), but have you heard of a TV show called Jason King (the actor is called Peter Wyngarde), what do you think of his different dress sense, and would you have any design notes?

  32. Reply
    Hasse G. Ekström April 15, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Short and informative, bravo!

  33. Reply
    bcrich581 April 15, 2022 at 6:06 am

    Any consideration to doing an episode of "Is it Worth it?" focusing on the iconic aluminum luggage line made by Rimowa? I'm a big fan of the art-deco derived design, but I'm less knowledgeable on whether or not its worth the additional cost to purchase a Rimowa versus the lesser priced lines that appear to be just about equal in design and quality? Thoughts on this?

  34. Reply
    W Ferguson April 15, 2022 at 10:11 am

    I love that you mentioned William Powell! He's always been one of my favorite actors, especially in the Thin Man series. I personally try and model some of my style after him and would love to better emulate his elegance

  35. Reply
    Samy Guerroury April 15, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    "You look like a gangster " lol
    It was funny

  36. Reply
    05 Council April 15, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    I've been curious about the suits people wore while doing outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, etc. I have seen artwork of Englishman wearing sports coats and boots.

  37. Reply
    Aceman April 16, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I bought my first suit after I watched your video on how to measure. I ended up getting a great brooks brothers charcoal color suit. Fit okay but I kinda knew already, I got it tailored and now it looks great.

  38. Reply
    Christopher Lellis April 16, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Try wearing that nice attire in Houston from April to September. Have fun getting drenched in your own sweat every day. If it was a cool, drier climate, I would definitely explore this vintage attire, but you simply cannot dress like this in many places, for long anyway, unless you like to suffer. This clothing is very climate specific.

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