With the recent annual Gentleman’s Vintage Show, I realized that not every man is a vintage shopper and most have no idea where to start. Writing for AskMen.com, I got in contact with David Ornstein, a vintage expert of 40 years and founder of the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show (whom puts on the men’s show, and whose visitors have included Phillip Lim and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few), to give us 10 quick tips and points that would help vintage shopping virgins become overnight pros — and maybe give you some new pointers if you think you’re an expert already.
See a couple below, and the full list on AskMen.com (including the latest vintage trends, staple pieces to invest in, and a brief histroy lesson on vintage clothing period and popular items):
Now contrbuting for AskMen.com, my first story is on fall statement backpacks that you’re going to want to get your hands on this season!
The backpack made a fashion comeback a couple of years ago, and it isn’t going away any time soon, with designers and brands still featuring it in their collections. On trend right now is the statement backpack, which stands out from your basic North Face or Jansport pack you lugged around the college campus (or the beat-up one you still use as a carry-on). Loaded with character, a statement backpack can go a long way with a bold print or a chic utilitarian design. So throw on one of these packs and show it off at the gym, at work — or possibly on your next date.
Pictured above on the far left, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie‘s Liberty Print Canvas Backpack, then clockwise from the top left; Coach‘s Thompson Backpack, Mismo‘s Leather-Trimmed Twill Backpack, Zara‘s Animal Print Rucksack, and Herschel Supply Co.‘s Heritage Backpack. Visit AskMen.com for what makes these and five other backpacks the statement packs to get this season, and the links where to buy them.