While the choices of vintage and retro style clothing for women are many, there are far fewer options for men. The market for affordable new men’s vintage inspired clothing or vintage reproduction clothing just hasn’t caught on yet. The best options for men are custom made-to-measure clothes that may or may not be in your budget.
My husband has happily made do with new “classic” menswear for most of his looks from the 1900s-1950s. As he finds new suppliers (and the budget to buy them), his collection will gradually turn to custom made and reproduction men’s clothing brands in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s styles.
Whether you are just getting started, need a costume for an event, or are a lifetime vintage fashion enthusiast, these links should help you create a men’s vintage inspired wardrobe from Victorian to the 1970s. If genuine vintage is for you, we have links to some great online shops, too.
Jump to the section that fits your needs:
- Victorian to 1910s Reproduction Men’s Clothing
- 1920s-1950s Reproduction Men’s Clothing
- 1960s-1990s Reproduction Men’s Clothing
- Men’s Vintage Workwear / Casual Inspired Brands
- Men’s Vintage Inspired Clothing
- Men’s Shirts (1950s Hawaiian, bowling, camp)
- Custom Made / Bespoke Vintage Clothing
- Men’s Vintage Shoes, Hats, and Accessories
- Men’s Real Vintage Clothing Online Shops
- Men’s Vintage Sewing Patterns
South Union Mills – 18th century, Victorian era men’s hats, knitwear, clothing, accessories.
Premier Victorian Clothing – Men’s Victorian and Edwardian (1890s to 1920) detachable collars, necktie other vital accessories.
Sutlers (UK) – 1800s, Victorian, Civil War, WWI, uniforms, daywear, shirts, trousers, vest coats, wedding outfits.
Darcy Clothing (UK)- Specializes in shirts and collars from the late 1700s up to the 1940s. They also carry some trousers, vests, suits, workwear, underwear, boys clothing, and fabrics by the yard.
1920s to 1950s Reproduction Clothing Brands
Monsivaisco – Handmade 1920s hats and wide ties from vintage fabrics. Very nice quality craftsmanship.
History Preservation (1930s – 1950s) Military trousers, leather flight jackets, casual and work shirts, selvage-denim jeans, sweatshirts, army field jackets, and more rugged workwear.
Knickerbocker Co – Vintage style men’s workwear, casuals, sack suits, jackets, shirts, and caps made in New York.
Levi’s Vintage Clothing – Denim jeans, jackets, button-down shirts remade from original Levis patterns from 1900-1970s.
SJC, Simon James Cathcart – Reproduction late 1920s and 1930s casual polos, trousers, work shirts, tweed suits, jackets, sweaters, etc. Limited runs, high quality.
SewingHisDecade– A new Etsy shop with 1950s men’s casual shirts, neck scarves and sewing patterns. Custom orders too.
Repeal Club– Inspired 1920s to 1940s men’s tailored clothing with a modern fit. Trousers, suits, vests, and accessories.
Cathcart London (UK) – 1920s -1940s suits, trousers, shirts, knickerbocker suits, vests, coats, jackets, knitwear both dress and casual.
The Seamstress of OB (UK) – 1940s reproduction men’s trousers, spearpoint collar shirt and vest.
Garrison Tailors (UK) Peaky Blinders style suits, shirts, coats, and hats.
Crank Clothing (CA) – Handmade 30s-50s men’s shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts
Collectif (UK) – Knitwear, denim jeans, jackets, and button down shirts inspired by the 1950s to early 1970s. We love the knit shirts and cardigans- you can find some of these in the USA at Unique Vintage.
Schott nyc – Large selection of leather jackets, workwear, boots and some knitwear. Very high quality.
Buck Mason – Classic American style T shirts, jacket, sweatshirts. Trendy looks for a slightly rugged style.
Old Field Clothing – A mix of 1920s – 1940s men’s classic clothing and workwear. Jumpers, fair isle knitwear, trousers, shirts and plus fours.
Old Woogies (IT) – Men’s 1930s and 1950s casual knitwear, shoes, shirts, pants, jeans, T-shirts and accessories. Order by email??
Some Like it Holy (UK) – Men’s vintage repro 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s trousers, waistcoat, suits, and shirts.
Mapledoram (UK) – Men’s WWII era 1940s suits, made to order.
Freddies of Pinewood (UK) – Men’s 1940s and 1950s jeans, overalls, and shirts.
Juke Jive (DE) – Wonderful selection of men’s 1920s, 1930s, 1940s 1950s reproduction clothing. They have in all!
Vecona Vintage (DE) – Men’s repro pants, jeans, knickers, vests, shirts in the ’20s, ’20s and ’40s styles.
Morellos Clothing (UK) – Quality materials and handcrafted in England of men’s and women’s 1930s to 1950s style clothing. Shorts, pants, jackets, and shoes.
Chester Cordite (UK) – Visit the store in London for men’s 1930s and 1940s suits and spearpoint shirts on online. Very high quality. Great for tall gentlemen.
Jacky Vintage (NL) – Vintage casual ’40s and ’50s style men’s clothing. Shirts, denim jeans, jackets, polos, and trousers.
Queeniewahinistyle (AU) – 1950s men’s shirts and jackets with an Elvis Rock n’ Roll edge.
Fogey Unlimited (UK)- Vintage and reproduction brands of men’s underwear, shirt collars, sock garters, braces, bags and accessories
ImperialSportswearID (Bali) – Specialized in Hepcat and Rock N Roll jackets and trousers.
conDiva– Men’s 1940s and 1950s style Tango pants (pleated waist, wide or peg leg) and vests.
Maria Aguye (Spain) – Men’s Hollywood waistband 1940s, 1950s trousers in larger sizes and bright colors.
Coes (UK) – Hire formalwear, wedding suits, tuxedos, etc.
Old Town (UK) – Made to order vintage menswear shop in Norfolk. Not an online store.
1960s-1990s Reproduction Clothing Brands
Phix – Luxury 60s and 70s style menswear with a roc n roll, western and mod look.
Sixties Beatwear (UK) – Everything for the man who loves the 1960s. Beatles suits, mod boots, shirts, knitwear, and much more.
Relco (UK) 1960s men’s mod shirts, cardigans, jackets, trousers
FuzzDandy (UK) 1970s men’s bell bottom and flares, jackets, shirts. 60s mod pants/punk 80s.
Junk Food Clothing – Men’s vintage T-shirts (band, logo, brand) and fleece sweatshirts
Shinesty – Funky plaid suits and bold color clothing.
ModFellas (UK)- 1960s men’s jackets, shirts, knitwear. Multiple brands
Atom Retro (UK)- Men’s 1960s -1970s mod and retro clothing, shirts, pants, shorts, jackets, shoes, underwear. Multiple brands
Mod Father Clothing (UK) – Mod, skinhead, suedehead, rudeboy, casual or scooterist. Heritage brands to suit your way of life.
Art Gallery Clothing (UK) – 1960s mod knitwear
80scasualclassics (UK) – New clothing inspired by the 70s, 80s, and 90s casual style. Multiple brands.
Ben Sherman– 1960s button down shirts, knitwear, sweaters, slim pants and jeans. Modern or vintage mod?
SKA and Soul / Trojan – 1960s-1980s knitwear shirts and track jackets
Adaptor Clothing(UK) Classic and vintage British clothing, multiple brands. 1960s mod style.
Merc London (UK)- Since 1967 on Canby street. Original vintage 1960s-1970s mod clothing, knitwear, shirts, suits, jackets, sweatshirts.
RetroStar Ebay – British 60s mod clothing brands.
Gibson London (UK)- Since 1964, British tailoring with a swinging 60s flair. Suits, trousers, waistcoats.
Toffs (UK)- Retro British sportswear, jackets, T-shirts, jerseys
Boohoo Man – Urban streetwear takes a lot of inspiration from vintage clothing. I find knit shirts, camp shirts, jackets, and 50s-2000s style clothing
More brands for vintage knit shirts for men
Vintage Workwear / Casual Men’s Clothing brands
These men’s vintage workwear brands carry clothing that fits everyday vintage, workwear, casual and rustic look. Some are reproduction’s and others are modern fit with vintage details.
Warehouse & Co. – More men’s vintage workwear from Japan.
Mister Freedom – Limited editions, some made in the USA, men’s vintage workwear, casual modern clothing, and swimwear.
Standard and Strange – High quality, durable, workwear, jeans, casual, shoes, and accessories. Multiple brands.
LL Bean – Reproduces some vintage clothing for outdoor sportswear. The 1933 shirt, Bean boots, knit sweaters are my favorites.
Filson – Men’s wool outdoor sportswear. Mackinaw coats, flannel shirts, hunting and fishing vests.
Huckberry – Men’s multi brand workwear and casual outdoor styles. Jackets, knitwear, shirts.
Schott NYC – Famous for their motorcycle jackets, 1920s-1960s styles with arm gussets for comfortable movement.
Madewell – Some men’s workwear inspired clothing, western denim, etc. Trendy but decent quality.
Kai D Utility – Casual workwear, vintage, military inspired men’s clothing in neutral colors and good for cold weather (New York.)
Pike Brothers (UK) – Vintage menswear, focused on workwear to casual menswear.
Clutch Cafe (UK) – A mix of brands featuring denim, work-shirts, jackets, and knitwear in the vintage or classic style.
History Preservation – 1930s to 1950s military trousers, leather flight jackets, casual and work shirts, selvage-denim jeans, sweatshirts, army field jackets, and more rugged workwear.
Bykowski Tailor and Garb – Vintage modern men’s clothing, suits, shirts, trousers and vests with a rustic vibe. Made in the USA.
Knickerbocker Co. – Vintage style men’s workwear, casuals, sack suits, jackets, shirts, and caps made in New York.
Stanley Briggs Casual vintage British wool, trousers, caps, jersey, jumpers, and a series of racing clothes.
Dehen1920 – Since 1920, making heavy knitwear, jackets, workwear, hats
Bronson – Reproduction workwear 1850-1950. Denim, shirts, jackets, jeans, overalls. Sizes run small. Quality is good.
Round House– Overalls made since 1903. Timeless styles.
Duluth Trading Co ($$) – Thick outdoorsman’s plaids and henley tees with a great product guarantee.
Dixxon Flannels ($$) – Solid USA made flannels.
River Junction ($$) – Loose, comfortable, Old West style shirting. Going out of business soon.
Runabout Goods ($$$) – Excellent no-frills hiking and outdoors shirts.
Bryceland’s ($$$) – Plaid and Western style with a more modern/slim silhouette.
Freddies of Pinewood (UK) – Men’s 1940s and 1950s jeans, overalls, coveralls and shirts.
The RealMcCoys – Workwear, westernerwear, uniforms, and casual clothing. Jackets, blue jeans, shorts, pants, knitwear, underwear, sunglasses, accessories.
Whranch Dungarees – Mens heritage denim jeans, westernwear, workwear pants and jackets 1900-1960s
Burg und Schild (DE) – Men’s shirts, undershirts, flannel shirts, military jackets and pants, denim jeans, sweatshirts, shoes and more. Both vintage and modern brands.
Merz b Schwanen (DE) – 1950s tee basic shirts, undershirts, Henley shirts, underwear, sweatshirts under “Good Originals” branding.
Eat Dust– High end vintage inspired denim and workwear, coveralls, shirts, jackets and more.
Red Tornada (China) – Workwear, shirts, denim jeans, jackets and reproduction British military clothing 1940s-1950s
Orvis – Men’s outdoor sportswear. The wools and tweed are classic and timeless. Sportscoats, breeks, sweaters, pants, boots.
Uniqlo – I hear decent reviews for Uniqlo’s basics. T-shirts, underwear, undershirts. Some trendy workwear.
Iron Heart – Renowned for very heavy, thick motorcycle denim jeans in a variety of classic-style cuts.
Vanson Leathers – Iconic biker jackets from throughout the decades.
Lost Worlds – Amazing custom fitted leather jackets. Voted the cream of the crop by Fedora Lounge and most leather fancier sites.
Labour Union 1986 (China)- Small batch workwear and casual clothing made and shipped from China. Sizing charts are complicated, email customer service with your measurements before ordering.
Men’s Vintage Inspired Clothing
New men’s clothing with a vintage look and feel but often updated with modern materials, slimmer cuts and lower prices.
Men’s Warehouse – I usually find a few brands I like here such as Paisley and Grey. Shirts, trousers, tuxedos, knitwear, shoes.
Men’s USA – A giant collection of imported suits, tuxedos, pants, and shirts that work well for the 1920s to 1940s wide leg, pinstripe, and zoot suit men’s looks. Cheap prices. You may not get the exact item listed, but a close proximity. See some examples of the menswear: 1920s Men’s Vintage Casual Outfit Ideas
elpachuco.com– 1940s style Zoot Suits since 1978!
ZootSuitStore.com – A mega warehouse of men’s classic style suits in San Francisco, but they also ship worldwide. They have a wide range of Stacy Adams suits which always make great modern Zoot Suits, among other brands.
Paulfredrick.com / Amazon – Most men shop here for classic men’s clothing with a vintage look. Seersucker and linen suits for summer. White collar dress shirts with French cuffs. You can create an entire vintage look from just this one site.
J Peterman – New classic clothing mixed with vintage repro styles. Stock is always changing. Very nice quality clothing. Sign up for the catalog.
Brooks Brothers – Classic and vintage-inspired men’s suits, shirts, underwear, knitwear and ties. Some clothes are made from vintage patterns. High quality with prices to match.
Haggar – This well known brands its technically vintage but I often find some trousers, sweater vests, and shirts in classic cuts and prints.
Blair – Carries several lines of classic/old men’s shirts and trousers which work great for mid century 1950-60s vintage fashion. Affordable too.
Bykowski Tailor and Garb – Vintage modern men’s clothing, suits, shirts, trousers and vests with a rustic vibe. Made in the USA.
Garmentory – Genuine vintage and small designer brand menswear and accessories. $$$
Ralph Lauren Double RL – Vintage menswear-inspired clothing. Many workwear styles but also some dapper suits.
Oliver Brown (UK) – Classic British menswear and morning suits.
Empire Outlet (UK)- Tweed, wool, vintage, and modern suits and clothing. Great prices. Bulk orders for weddings.
Sunspel (UK)- Vintage style men’s underwear, swimwear, shirts and casual clothes. Ships all over the world.
Short and Fat – Custom dress shirts for the vertically challenged and horizontally blessed. Not vintage, but a great resource for those with these needs.
Succubus (NL) – Online and local shop (Holland) for men’s shirts, hats, and trousers in the 50s – 60s styles.
Tommy Bahama– The gold standard of 1940s-1960s Hawaiian and camp shirts.
Sneaky Tiki- Vintage shop with Hollywood Rogue men’s 40s and 50s shirts
Retrospecd (AU) – Men’s 1950s Hawaiian shirt and long sleeve button-down shirts, jackets and trousers.
BowlingShirt.com – Classic ’50s bowling shirts, camp shirts, letter jackets, and cardigans.
A Classic Paradise – Men’s button-up Hawaiian shirts, cabana shorts, and T-shirts.
Cubavera – Camp shirts and guayabera shirts in retro styles and colors
Lenny Shirts– 50s style bowling shirts
Shop at Christine’s (AU) – Men’s ’50s shirts.
AudaciousAttire (CA)– Handmade retro bowling shirts, rockabilly shirts, western shirts. Made to order.
Gitmanvintage – Men’s shirts, remade from original patterns and slightly updated, since 1932. Made in the USA.
Men’s Retro Knit Polos and Shirt Brands to Buy– An additional list of new and repro brands that carry men’s retro knit shirts, cardigans and sweaters.
Men’s Custom Made Reproduction Clothing
Made to measure vintage reproduction clothing. Highest quality garments, often with period correct materials and drafted from original patterns.
Mr. Alan Jeffries – High-quality 19th century/Victorian men’s clothing. This is who we personally use for all our Victorian clothing. Handmade in the USA. Visit him in person at the San Francisco Dickens Fair!
Carol Nolan – The source for men’s repro zoot suits, she also makes 1915-1940s suits, pants, and vests all custom made for you.
Magnoli Clothiers (NZ) – Custom made, suits, shirts, vests, coats, and all sorts of accessories. They will make whatever you need, even from a photograph. Many 1910s and 1960s suits.
Matchete n Sons on Etsy or Denver Bespoke – Custom USA made clothing- suits, jackets, shirts, vests, pants and much more. They send you a muslin mock-up for you to try on before completing your order.
Cathcart London (UK) – Made to measure suits, jackets trousers and plus fours in your choice of fabric. Most designs are around the 1920s-1940s.
Custom Clothes (UK) – Handmade men’s 1940s and 1950s suits and separates plus knitwear such as sweater vests.
Rocacha (UK) Men’s custom 1930s to 1960s suits, zoot suits, trousers, dress shirts
Natty Shirts – Made to order dress shirts. The Spearpoint collar shirt is a classic late ’20s and ’30s style for a very reasonable price.
Men’s Vintage Shoes, Hats, and Accessories
ReMix Vintage – Men’s quality shoes in mostly ’40s and ’50s styles.
Johnson Shoes (UK) – Men’s ’50s and ’60s Oxfords, wingtips, loafers, and moccasin unique colors and patterns.
Dancestore – Men’s swing dancing shoes in vintage 1930s to 1950s styles, both semi-formal Oxfords, loafers and casual “sneakers.” Non-dancers can wear these shoes, too.
SwingGear (UK) – Men’s two-tone dance shoes.
Muffy’s – Reproduction men’s saddle shoes (1920s to 1960s). Stock remains on eBay.
Spectator Shoes 4 Men – A nice assortment of two-tone shoes and boots in the vintage 1920s to 1940s styles
Slide & Swing (ES) – All leather men’s and women’s dancing shoes inspired by the 1930s and beyond. Oxfords, loafers, monk straps, etc.
Saint Savoy (AT) – Men’s swing dance shoes inspired by the 1920s to the 1950s in unique colors
Mattimore Boots (Civialwarboots.com) – Quality men’s historical boots and shoes from the start of America to the 1950s
Converse – Just like Keds, Converse All Stars sporty high tops and low tops are vintage classics!
Johnson and Murphy – Since 1850, they have made classic men’s shoes. Oxfords, wingtips, saddles, patent formals, lace-up boots, sandals, and more. Wide widths, too.
G.H. Bass – Since 1876, they have made classic men’s shoes. They usually have a great two-tone saddle shoe and loafer in their regular line.
Forzieri (IT / USA) – Very high-quality men’s two-tone shoes. As worn in Boardwalk Empire.
Walk-Over Vintage Collection – A small collection of men’s boots, shoes, and sandals from the 1900s to 1960s.
CreepersCustom (Spain) – Handmade customized creeper shoes and Oxfords.
Undandy – Unique customer designed shoes. You could play with the Oxfords and adjust the colors to get some vintage-inspired shoes.
Rocket Originals (UK) – Mostly 1950s men’s shoes, belts and argyle socks.
Steel Ground Shoes (PT) – Made to order men’s 50s and 60s style shoes, boots, creepers, saddles. About 2 months delivery lead time.
Harlem Shoes (Turkey) – Two tone oxfords and boot dance shoes handmade in Istanbul
Groovy Fox (Bulgarai) – Handmade oxfords, simple, colorful choices.
Wolverine 1000 Mile– All leather work boots since 1914
Red Wing boots– Heritage work boots and shoes such as the 1930s Iron Ranger and others up to the 1960s.
Helm Boots– Well made work boots, dress boots, casual oxfords shoes. 1950s +
RM Williams – Australian made footwear in dressier Chelsea cuts (1950s-60s style).
Penmanhats – Handcrafted men’s felt hats in any style you want.
Well Dressed Head– Makes 1900s to 1930s style men’s casual and workwear caps. Very well made and authentic patterns.
Bollman / Hats.com – Classic brand hats (Baily, Bollman) as well as modern updates. I get most of my hats here.
Men’s Vintage Clothing (Genuine Vintage, Authentic Vintage)
If you are lucky enough to fit into the smaller sizes of men’s vintage clothing, then these sites are great resources for you:
Garmentory – Genuine vintage and small designer brand menswear and accessories. $$$
Over Attired Vintage (Etsy) – Vintage men’s clothing organized by size (thank you!)
VintageTrends – Large site with mostly 1930s to 1970s vintage men’s clothing and accessories.
Monster Vintage – 1950s to 1980s men’s vintage clothing and accessories.
Iguana Clothing – Name brand vintage men’s clothing.
Hooked on Vintage – Men’s vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1980s.
American Vintage – Men’s vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Ballyhoo Vintage – 1930s to 1970s men’s vintage clothing and accessories.
Richards Fabulous Finds– Located in Chicago, IL. A must see store for only vintage menswear.
Urban Outfitters – Jumping on current trends they now carry vintage T-shirts and sweatshirts
RustyZipper – Men’s vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1990s.
SazzVintage – Men’s vintage clothing from Rockabilly (1950s) to Disco (1970s).
Sneaky Tiki Boutique– Long Beach, Ca and Etsy shop for men’s 40s and 50s casualwear- shirts, jackets, suits, trousers.
What Goes Around Comes Around – Vintage luxury designer label men’s accessories. Bags, suspenders, jewelry.
Reese’s Vintage Pieces – Shop in LA, California or visit his Etsy shop for an excellent vintage pieces
Rokit (UK) – Men’s vintage clothing from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
Savvy Row (UK) – Vintage British classic suits. Town and country styles. A few formal and casual looks, too.
Tweedmans (UK) – Everything vintage tweed or not- suits, jackets, pants, knitwear, and accessories. Victorian frock coats, formalwear, morning suits too.
Victory Vintage (UK) – Vintage tweed, shooting suits, three piece suits, vintage formal wear, weddings, Vintage Saville Row.
Men’s Vintage Sewing Patterns
Evadress – Quality vintage reproduction patterns for 1920s golf knickers, 1930s shirt, 1950s vest, 1930s and 1950s ties, and 1940s smoking jacket.
ReconstructingHistory.com – Men’s Victorian to 1940s clothing patterns.
Lauging Moon Mercantile – Men’s Regency to Victorian pants and coats
Shop more vintage men’s sewing patterns here.
VintageDancer.com – That is us! We know it’s hard to find vintage style men’s clothing, so we did all the looking for you. Use the menu at the top of the page to select your ideal decade- 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, etc. and follow the links to each clothing category. We add new suits, shirts, hats, shoes, and accessories daily. If you need help finding something just ask.
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Debbie Sessions has been teaching fashion history and helping people dress for vintage themed events since 2009. She has turned a hobby into VintageDancer.com with hundreds of well researched articles and hand picked links to vintage inspired clothing online. She aims to make dressing accurately (or not) an affordable option for all. Oh, and she dances too.