What’s old is new again – we all know the saying. Finding a quality vintage suit can add style to your wardrobe and keep money in your pocket. Take this vintage suit from Oxxford, arguably the premier American suit maker. Each and every Oxxford suit is still handmade in Chicago.
A new suit from Oxxford will set you back several thousand dollars, money well spent if you have a several thousand dollar clothing budget. I don’t, and this vintage Oxxford suit cost me a fraction of the amount I would have had to dish out for a new suit when I purchased this a few years back.
Because it was made to last, it still looks great. A vintage suit made with a lesser quality will likely have been made using a fused interlining as opposed to a stitched in canvas interlining. A fused interlining is glued to the suit fabric and will eventually fail – don’t waste your money on this – if the interlining hasn’t begun to separate from the fabric yet it will soon.
Choosing to purchase a quality vintage suit over a new suit of lesser quality can be a smart choice financially. A suit like this from Oxxford will last me many more years as long as I take care of it. Mad Men may be over yet you can still get that Mad Men look (and quality) for a bargain price. Check out your local high end consignment stores and eBay to find great deals. And with the money you save you may be able to purchase that custom-made Sam Hober grenadine tie you’ve had your eye on.
Stay true to yourself. Be kind to others. Define your own style.