RARE ONCE AGAIN – 1950’S – EARLY 1960’S MEN’S KNIT POLO SHIRT

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Just LOVE finding these knitwear items that have been so well-preserved for 50 – 60 years!!  Unusual finds are always tons of fun.

This shirt was made by a Sears, Roebuck & Co. brand that quit producing in the early 1960’s.  Very nicely tailored, with a longer tail (prevents embarrassing views that are all too common today).  Hard-to-see in this photo, but the sleeves are a ribbed knit contrast to the flat knit of the body.

These older things all have features and stories to tell that keep revealing themselves.  The star item of my recent adventures is coming up tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE ’50’S – MEN’S AGAIN

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE '50'S – MEN'S AGAIN.

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE ’50’S – MEN’S AGAIN

FABULOUS FIFTIES MEN’S SHIRT – WITH THE TRUE VINTAGE FEATURES THAT I LOVE!!!

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ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE SHIRT FROM THE '50'S - MEN'S AGAIN

One of my all-time favorite shirts again – with crazy chest detail! So many of the vintage men’s shirts had wonderful embroidered designs on front.

This one also has some little covered buttons to add to the motif.  Unfortunately, one was missing and is a strange shape to replace, but I’ll keep looking. Until then, I added a touch of embroidery to fill the space.  As on the dress yesterday, the buttons can be a major feature.

The material is also a nice drapey, rayon fabric in a wonderful rare shade of blue. True vintage fabrics take dye differently than modern fabrics and many of the colors are unique.  I absolutely love finding these shirts in small sizes that I can wear!

You just never know when one might turn up, in the corner of a smokey bar . . .. . . . . . . . . …

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TRUE VINTAGE MEN’S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950’S

TRUE VINTAGE MEN'S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950'S.

TRUE VINTAGE MEN’S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950’S

A rare find for me, and one of my favorite items . . . . .

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TRUE VINTAGE MEN'S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950'S

I absolutely love this shirt and others like it. Sorry I don’t have a male model. The distinguishing feature is the embroidery on the left side. These little designs are so much fun. Some are really creative!

Men sometimes wear long sleeves in the summer, so I consider this a year-round garment. Especially when it’s in a lighter color. It can be dressed up with a sport coat.

Some shirts of this type have multi-colored designs. Usually the fabric has a bit of sheen and the embroidery is glossy. You can tell by a quick look that it is a quality original item and not a modern imitation.

I LOVE to find them! Would have adored being a curator of wardrobe for Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer or Warner Bros. back in the day.

It’s even more fun to go to the closet and decide which movie to play in today . . …

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ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE SHIRT FROM THE ’50’S – MEN’S AGAIN

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE SHIRT FROM THE '50'S – MEN'S AGAIN.

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE RAYON SHIRT FROM THE ’50’S – MEN’S AGAIN

ANOTHER TRUE VINTAGE FAVORITE SHIRT FROM THE '50'S - MEN'S AGAIN

One of my all-time favorite shirts again – with crazy chest detail! So many of the vintage men’s shirts had wonderful embroidered designs on front.

This one also has some little covered buttons to add to the motif.  Unfortunately, one was missing and is a strange shape to replace, but I’ll keep looking. Until then, I added a touch of embroidery to fill the space.  As on the dress yesterday, the buttons can be a major feature.

The material is also a nice drapey, rayon fabric in a wonderful rare shade of blue. True vintage fabrics take dye differently than modern fabrics and many of the colors are unique.  I absolutely love finding these shirts in small sizes that I can wear!

You just never know when one might turn up, in the corner of a smokey bar . . .. . . . . . . . . . Oh, and as of tomorrow morning I’ll be on the road again for 2 – 3 weeks. So, I might just turn up somewhere in the corner of a smokey bar . . . . . . . . . . .. but posts will keep on coming, so stay tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE MEN’S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950’S

TRUE VINTAGE MEN'S LONG-SLEEVED SHIRT FROM THE 1950'S.