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The best of men's jackets – then and now Add to ...

When men’s-wear designers are in need of a little inspiration, many drop by The Vintage Showroom, a London-based enterprise that sells and rents out sportswear, workwear and military apparel from the early 20th century. Curated by clothing dealers Douglas Gunn and Roy Luckett, who scour flea markets and abandoned warehouses all over the world, the collection is now on glorious display in Vintage Menswear: A Collection from the Vintage Showroom. The 300– page book, showcasing such rare items as sailor smocks, early hunting coats and metalworker jackets, is also a handy guide to some of the best coats of the current season.

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