Men’s Vintage workwear is quietly coming back in style. Mixing neutral colors with vintage accessories (caps, suspenders, scarves, boots) creates a timeless, casual, vintage menswear style. It is also a popular “costume” look for men who own classic cars and motorcycles or who want to dress casually for a themed event. Men’s vintage work clothes changed little from the turn of the century until the 1970s. Men had the choice of wearing overalls, coveralls, uniforms, blue jeans and jackets, and work boots for nearly every kind of physical occupation.
- Work Shirts – Two-pocket button down flannel shirts are back in style now. Denim or chambrey shirts over a cream Henley shirt (looks like vintage underwear) is casually stylish.
- Jackets. Denim or cotton chore jackets, wool bomber jackets, plaid zip up jackets, leather jackets, military jackets (WW2 era), Corduroy shirt-jackets, mackinaw jackets
- Denim Jeans – Levi’s makes reproduction jeans from the 1890s to 1960s. Wool, corduroy, tweed or heavy cotton wide leg pants are also very workwear looking.
- Overalls – There are a small handful of clothing companies that still make overalls. Blue denim overalls will be easier to find. Coveralls without elastic or zippers are the most vintage.
- Hats – Flat caps and newsboy caps are easy to find in shops today or online. A wide brim fedora is also a classic in neutral colors. Shop all men’s style hats here.
- Boots– Most leather workwear boots are still in the classic vintage styles. Justin Original and Red Wing have some of the best choices.