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Outside of work I've been spending all my time working on the Buick restoration, trying to get as much done possible before the new year. Soon it will be ready for reassembly and I thought some of you may like to see how vintage cars are restored and rebuilt so I have started another account dedicated to the restoration if you would like to follow @1940buickrestoration
This turned out to be a very useful find. A box of vintage deadstock collar repair neck bands in my size. The 1910s shirt was marked 15 but over time the neck band had shrunk down to a 14.5 and was too tight on my neck. Thanks to RJW Shirts who removed the neckband and replaced it with one of the repair neckbands. Now it's a perfect fit again and still looks authentic. Smaller shirts sizes are no longer a problem #detachablecollars
The button link soft collar with tie frame c1910s. Soft collars were becoming increasingly popular during this period, especially for summer casual wear. It would appear collar companies felt that soft collars required controlling by using collar bars/pins, button links, tabs, hooks and the list goes on. The button link collar would have been sold with a piece of fabric tape with two mother of pearl buttons on the ends that would pass through buttonholes in the collar points. There were other also adjustable metal bars with buttons on the end. Then there is the tie frame which I have used here and I think it's the best design for a neat, ridged and perfect looking soft collar. The tie frame hooks above the collar stud, the vertical arms sit under the fold of the collar and the buttons keep the points close together. The tie stays elevated and the collar flat and straight. Once again @rjwshirts perfected this collar to suit my tie frame using a vintage deadstock French Peau de Soie(self corded stripe) fabric. In one of the photos is another French tie frame still on its original card #detachablecollar #buttonlinkcollar #tieframe #vintagecollars #1910s
Late Victorian and Edwardian cuffs were very versatile in that they could be worn many different ways. Top right corner is a pair of original reversible link cuffs with the stripe pattern in different directions on each side. In plain white I have an original pair double ended link cuffs with one end square and the other round. I had @rjwshirts combine the 2 features of the cuffs for me using vintage stripe pattern fabric and now I have single pair of cuffs that can be worn 8 different ways. In the bottom photos from left to right I'm wearing them: vertical square kissing, vertical round barrel, horizontal round kissing.
Detachable collars have been made from paper, celluloid and all kinds of fabric but did you know in the 1860s some collars were made from steel? Some steel collars were covered in enameled waterproof cloth or the steel was painted enamel white and imitation stitch lines were created in the steel by indentation using a milling-roller. They were able to be cleaned easily and quickly saving on laundering cost but they were difficult to fit to the shirt as one could imagine so another patent steel collars was making them in 2 pieces with a hinge at the back. #antiquecollars #collaroddities #detachablecollars #stiffcollar
Unfortunately it's time to head home. It's been a great last 2 weeks catching up and saying goodbye to my dear friends. I will miss you all. First photo was a home cooked dinner in Bella's flat. Second photo was at opening night for Club Swizzle. Third photo was at Mandy and Bunnys cottage in the countryside, by the way @bunnysvintagewardrobe I only just noticed the sock puppet you had behind my shoulder. Last photo taken by Irina Kudrautsau at Voronino.
On my way to see @dandywellington perform at The Roundhouse with Club Swizzle. I'm wearing for first time a 1930s semi stiff detachable pin collar from @old.touch C1910s bosom with faded blue horizontal stripes and edwardian stiff reversible blue stripe pattern detachable cuffs #detachablecuffs #detachablebosom #detachablecollar #pincollar
Last day at Voronino I wore a collar I bought from @ransomeandgwynn It could be one of the oldest collars I have as it was a reoccurring design from 1880s to 1910s. In some descriptions I have seen it labeled the 'fat man' collar because the large opening at the front was suitable for 'short, stout' necks. Worn with a black silk Victorian necktie, Victorian stick pin and Victorian waistcoat. #detachablecollar #stiffcollar #victorianmenswear #edwardianmenswear
Back in London last night so straight back to Portobello Market today to find this Fez. I don't know anything about Fez hats so not sure of age but it does have a nice interior. Also wearing a vintage Russian made undershirt gifted from the lovely @burbulucus @klooben and her mother Olga. Perfect for casual hot summer days
After a day of strolling the grounds of the noblemen Leontiev's estate, placing a few bets at the track on Borzoi racing followed by afternoon tea with red caviar pancakes and champagne by the pond. It was time to change into full evening dress. Array in all my finery I squired her ladyship Bellissima to a dance in the ballroom before attending to an outdoor dining setting to indulge in fine Russian cuisine and wine. Completing my evening attire were recent purchases on my visit to Stockholm, a marcella bow tie from @old.touch and a stiff poke collar from @epok_vintage. The vee shape DB marcella waistcoat from @downtoearthvintage which was very soiled when I bought it 2 years ago but a 24hr soak brought it back to a clean snow white. Russian hearts were broken when I pulled out my antique napkin chain (also from @epok_vintage.) after being seated. Later in the evening I slipped into a smoking jacket and Victorian smoking cap, a lovely birthday gift from @rougeyourknees and finished off the night singing Russian folk songs and drinking Vodka #1900s #1910s #edwardiansummer #воронино
Taking Russian borzoi longerino's for a walk around the grounds of Vorinino. My first daywear ensemble was French edwardian button boots, English 20s/30s spats, 20s morning trousers, a Victorian waistcoat which was a recent birthday present from Bella, Swedish double breasted frock coat from @abravintage french tall edwardian club collar and bow tie from @perran.creevey #edwardianmenswear #1900s #1910s #1920s #longdoggos #воронино
This time last year Olga @berolinensis and I were sitting in Kensington Park, London watching the stories and photos of the Voronino weekend and we both expressed how much we love to attend next year. I never thought it would become a reality to travel to a remote location somewhere in Russia, without being able to speak the language and join the festivities of people we had never met but @_anton_borisovich_ @burbulucus @klooben made it happen for Bella, Olga and myself. Thank you for everything you did for us and making our weekend so special and one we will never forget.