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Vintage 1960s belted uniform-inspired shimmy dress with adorable owl belt buckle and buttons from mkmack on etsy. $63. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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February 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

Jacket Duty

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High-neck, double-breasted military jacket from Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection. $2,217 at neimanmarcus.com. It was originally $6,335.

Gentleman’s Agreement

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I admit we have neglected the men on This Week’s Look lately. To remedy that, we plowed the depths of eBay and etsy this week to bring you some of the finest haberdashery around. Most of these wool coats and jackets are vintage, some are not, but any one of them will surely make you the most debonair dude on deck. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

The “James Bond” double breasted, belted wool jacket on eBay. $95 with free shipping.

The “Pete Campbell” vintage 1960s silk and wool blend sport coat from OneTrickChassis on etsy. $48.

The “Cameo” vintage 1960s charcoal flecked wool coat from TripleGemini on etsy. $145.

The “Don Draper” vintage 1960s wool flannel sport coat from FabGabs on etsy. $58.

Vintage Pendleton single breasted wool coat from KeyAcquisitions on etsy. $40.

The “99 Percent” vintage 1950s Army issued wool coat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $48.

The “Highlander” vintage hooded wool overcoat with faux horn buttons from BrightWall on etsy. $90.

The “British Invasion” vintage 1960s Carnaby Street wool coat from iandrummondvintage on etsy. $149.

The “French Connection” vintage 1960s navy blue, double breasted coat. Made in France. Current bid on eBay $135 with free shipping.

The “Donnie Brasco” vintage 1970s wool coat with faux fur collar and lining from LiliesValleyVintage on etsy. $125.

This avant-garde, anime-inspired asymmetrical wool blend coat comes in black or grey. $160 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Cowboy” vintage “Crownwear for Carl Putzer” overcoat with removable plaid liner and western yoke. Current bid on eBay $39.99.

The “Officer and a Gentleman” vintage 1970s never worn, Italian Navy officer’s coat. $150 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Roger Sterling” vintage wool overcoat with faux fur collar from BrightWall on etsy. $80.

The “Echo Park” vintage tweed blazer with suede elbow patches from TandemNorthwest on etsy. $40.

Vintage original Swiss Army wool overcoat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $98.

Vintage wool jacket with Greek key pattern and faux fur collar and lining from bytheway on etsy. $75.

You’ll be ready for smoking cigars and sipping brandy after the fox hunt in this grey wool Trachten jacket. Current bid on eBay $149.

The “Inspector Gadget” vintage extra-slim, belted Donegal tweed trench coat. Current bid on eBay $74.50.

Vintage 1970s double breasted wool coat. Made in Germany. Current bid on eBay $130.

Vintage French Air Force wool officer’s coat from RueBroc on etsy. $61.75.

Hey Sailor

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Navy issue black wool, belted trench coat from NakedVintage on etsy. $100. Click on the image to see the full listing.

Written by Verdell

September 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

20 Vintage Coats Under $80

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Most are actually under $50! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s red wool military princess coat with faux fur trim. Current bid on eBay $20.

Vintage 1970s princess cut belted coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Whoa. Like whoa. Vintage 1960s Lilli Ann knit dress and matching coat with fur trim. Current bid on eBay $62.50.

Vintage 1970s lipstick red belted spy trench. $65 on eBay.

Incredible vintage ivory wool, mohair and leather coat on eBay. Current bid $10.

Vintage Pendleton wool plaid coat on eBay. Current bid $15.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s elegant wool coat on eBay. Current bid $34.99.

Vintage 1970s camel coat with chocolate faux fur collar. Current bid on eBay $14.99.

Vintage 1960s mod green belted coat with silver buttons. $55 on eBay.

Vintage double-breasted, nicely tailored short trench on eBay. $30.

Vintage 1960s belted fur short coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1960s double-breasted mini trench. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s belted plaid trench coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s leopard print faux fur jacket with belt. Current bid on eBay $24.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s plaid Pendleton cape on eBay. Current bid $24.95.

Vintage 1960s chocolate brown faux fur coat on eBay. Current bid $8.99.

Vintage double-breasted lightweight knit coat. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s plaid double-breasted coat on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s navy blue belted coat with fleece lining. $24.99 on eBay.

OK, so this isn’t very fall/winter, but it’s so amazing I had to show you. Vintage 1960s candy striped, belted trench coat. $76 on eBay.

1940s Style: The Factory Girl to The New Look

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Los Angeles Confidential Magazine recently featured a spread on an updated 1940s look for Fall, which sparked today’s post. But before we get into all of the amazing vintage pieces we found on etsy and eBay this week, we have a mini fashion history lesson.

Women joined the workforce en masse in the early 1940s as all the men went off to fight in the War. From the kitchen to the factory, from making pies to welding ships, women did it all.

During the War years (1939 – 1945), women’s apparel emphasized broad, square shoulders and a trim, fitted waist. Above the waist, tops featured rounded necklines and shorter collars. Below the waist, high waisted trousers, flared shorts and knee-length skirts. Below the knees, oxfords and pumps. Sadly, nylon stockings were rationed for parachutes.

Pictured above: Miss Anna Bland, a burner at the Richmond Shipyards, works on the S.S. George Washington Carver. Circa 1943.

Pictured above: Woman drills on Liberator Bomber, Consolidated Aircraft Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. Photo by Howard R. Hollem. October 1942.

Post-War, factory girls retired their dungarees and took on a softer, more feminine look. Christian Dior’s debut haute couture collection, released in February 1947, signaled a triumphant return to glamour, with its sloping shoulders, cinched waist, accentuated bust and wide hips. Skirts were significantly longer and fuller than the War years. The stunning clothes, cut to emphasize the female form and made out of seemingly endless yards of luxurious fabric, were revolutionary. Dior’s collection was pronounced “The New Look” and made him a star.

Pictured above: A look from Christian Dior’s debut haute couture collection, 1947.

And now, here’s what we found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

1940s style Ida trousers in red polyester from fortiesfrocks on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1940s hourglass skirt suit. $95 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s blue sheer nylon blouse. $82.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s rayon crepe beaded party dress on eBay. Buy it now for $329, or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s brown alligator pumps, size 8, from PsychicHeart on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1940s 3 piece cotton “Originals By Maison France” dress on eBay. $369.

1940s style hand-knitted hair tidy from thebritishhomefront on etsy. $8.

Vintage 1940s navy windowpane skirt suit from the New Look-era. Buy it now on eBay for $249.

Vintage 1940s cream ribbon knit dress on eBay. Buy it now for $249, or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s day dress on eBay. $150.

Vintage 1940s pumps, size 39. $90 on eBay.

Vintage 40s Betty Hartford suit on eBay. $75.

Vintage 1940s iridescent pink silk taffeta dress with fur trim from sazzvintage on etsy. $250.

Vintage 1940s Hattie Carnegie suit from Marshall Field Company. Buy it now on eBay for $284, or make an offer.

1940s repro playsuit made from vintage pattern and fabrics (you choose!) from nudeedudee on etsy. $185.

Vintage 1940s lace beaded gown. $112.50 on eBay.

Vintage 1940s purple blouse from wildfellhallvintage on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1940s WWII high waist flared shorts on eBay. $125.

Vintage 1940s chartreuse gabardine skirt suit on eBay. $349.

WWII era repro cotton day dress from timemachinevintage on etsy. Made from an orginal, vintage pattern. $115.

Marlene pants from VeconaVintage on etsy. $250.

1940s repro 3-piece playsuit from jacksdaughter on etsy. Made from a 1947 Simpicity pattern. $173.

New 1940s-inspired wool fedora, made to order by buygail on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1940s WWII wool plaid peplum dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Vintage 1940s pinafore skirt with removeable straps from KookieKittie on etsy. $110.

Vintage 1940s wool fedora from wildfellhallvintage on etsy. $42.

Cashmere sweater ($1,235) and pencil skirt ($950) by Nina Ricci. Maxi leather shoes by Brian Atwood ($939). Photo courtesy of LA Confidential Magazine.

Vintage original “New Look” era 1940s Christian Dior dress on eBay. Buy it now for $795 or make an offer.

Vintage 1940s silk wiggle dress. Current bid $17.50.

Vintage 1940s bombshell dress with huge tortoise shell buttons on eBay. $108.75.

Vintage 1940s belted wool coat on eBay. $110.

Fashion Files: André Courrèges

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André Courrèges, self-proclaimed inventor of the mini-skirt, launched his ultra-modern ‘Space Age’ collection in 1964 and went on to become one of the most copied fashion designers of all time. A former civil engineer, Courrèges’ clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed. His clean-cut collection included trouser suits with immaculately cut straight legs and streamlined jackets. The look was created using heavyweight gabardines and other heavy fabrics to maintain a rigid structure. He also employed PVC, metal and plastic in many of his designs.  

Today, vintage Courrèges pieces from the 1960s are rare and can sell for hundreds of dollars. Below are some vintage Courrèges items found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Courrèges red wool gabardine mini-dress, 1964. Photo credit: Victoria & Albert Museum. Dress donated by Stavros Niarchos.

Vintage Courrèges “Eskimo” sunglasses. Current bid $162.47 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges Sunkist orange PVC jacket from TimelessVixenVintage on etsy. $550.

Vintage Courrèges cap toe patent gogo boots from pamcoco on etsy. $335.

Vintage Courrèges lavender a-line dress from vintagedresscloset on etsy. $395.

Vintage Courrèges purple PVC vest by pamcoco on etsy. $525.

Vintage Courrèges dress with mesh back from violentvintage on etsy. $390.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges structured jacket from EndlessAlley on etsy. $110.

Mod Courrèges orange vinyl wallet from snapitupvintage on etsy. $175.

Vintage Courrèges modernist earrings from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage Courrèges black vinyl purse from snapitupvintage on etsy. $285.

Vintage Courrèges “Futur Couture” dress. $690 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges ivory wool and mohair dress from thriffany on etsy. Also available in black. $250.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges navy blue handbag from TheMysteryDrawer on etsy. $150.

Vintage Courrèges stamped enamel necklace. $95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sheer sweater from violentvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage Courrèges sweater with drawstring waist. $109.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges silk scarf. $160 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges “Sport Futur” dress. $213.34 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sunglasses frames on eBay. $85.

Vintage Courrèges Hyperbole wool jacket. $699.95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sculptural sunglasses. $980 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges cashmere blend turtleneck sweater. $70 on eBay.