Friday, August 19, 2011

Secondhand Passion Additions of the Week

Some recent additions for men:

Yves Saint Laurent black velvet upcycled men's steampunk, neo-Victorian blazer
Yves Saint Laurent black velvet men's blazer
antique Bridgeport watch dial pin with vintage cabochon and watch gearBe the envy of Dorian Gray in this black velvet upcycled blazer with antique white porcelain Bridgeport watch dial pin. The pin features a red vintage cabochon and with a gold-toned watch gear. The watch gear and dial are from the late 1800s or early 1900s. The watch dial shows some signs of age, which gives the pin and jacket an edgy look.

More details:
Brand - Yves Saint Laurent
Size - Approx. Men's M
Length - Approx. 32 inches
Chest - Approx. 38 inches
Sleeves - Approx. 25 inches
2 black marbled plastic buttons in the front
2 roomy pockets in the front plus one smaller one in the front
3 black plastic buttons on either sleeve
2 slits in the back
Jacket condition: excellent
Professionally dry clean only
Made in France

Just put the jacket on and you'll become the embodiment of decadence and elegance.


vintage men's black button up shirt with antique doll eye pin and embroidery
vintage men's black button up shirt with antique doll eye pin and embroidery
vintage men's black button up shirt with antique doll eye pin and embroideryThis is a short-sleeved button-up collared shirt with unusual details that add subtle eccentricity and undeniable stylishness. It features a diamond-shaped embroidered pattern. There are buttons on the shoulders. It's estimated to be either from the 1970s or 1980s.

More details:
Tag is labeled Size L / 40
Length - Approx. 30 inches (front) and approx. 31 inches (back)
Material - 80% polyester, 20% cotton
Brand - Guayaberas Yucatecas
Made in Mexico

The pin is comprised of an antique glass doll eye from Thuringia, Germany and an ornate solid brass escutcheon that measures approximately 1 3/8 inches wide and 1 inch tall. The pin was assembled using non-toxic silicone glue.

Pair with the "All Eyes on You" fedora ( for double the intrigue.


Tripp NYC men's upcycled pinstriped jacket with vintage pin and cross pin
handcuff and vintage laundry pinUpcycled and ready to rock! This black and white pinstriped Tripp NYC jacket, which is a conglomeration of steampunk, goth, and punk, has been adorned with a black and silver toned cross with grommets and a vintage laundry pin with Tripp NYC handcuffs that came from another Tripp jacket attached to it. The pleather (vinyl) cross pin measures 5 inches x 4.5 inches, and the vintage numbered laundry pin is 2 inches long. The brass laundry pin is embossed with "A 5", and it has a silver toned watch gear from the late 1800s or early 1900s that was added using non-toxic silicone glue. Both pins are removable and can be placed on other parts of the jacket as well so that you can customize as you please. The removable pins also make for easier cleaning.

Other features of the jacket include 3 black plastic buttons and two roomy pockets in the front. There is also a third smaller pocket in the front.

The jacket is a men's size XS (fits chest measurement 33-36 inches). Although it's a men's size, it would also work for ladies (approximately size S/M for women). The sleeves measure approx. 26 inches. The length of the jacket from top to bottom is 27 inches. It's 97% cotton and 3% spandex. It's in excellent condition.


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