Vintage Menswear We Would Wear Today

April 2016Words by Mr Stuart Husband

Ramones-inspired punk jacket (detail), United States, 1978-83. Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. All photographs © Museum Associates/LACMA

What goes around comes around. Or, rather, what clothes around comes around. That’s one of the main menswear lessons to be gleaned from Reigning Men: Fashion In Menswear, 1715-2015, an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art that examines 300 years of the male wardrobe through 200 looks, some of which prove to be dizzyingly on trend. Reigning Men – hallelujah, we say. Below, we showcase five of the outfits in the show that aren’t so much sepia-tinted as Instagram-ready.


Kean Etro for Etro, Ensemble, AW14. Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art