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Granite Falls, WA 98252
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MRM-accessories for both ladies and gents. We offer everything from classic vintage to re invented up-cycled designs. Our goal is to make great design and fashion elements affordable.

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A look at the history of men's fashion and style. Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Gatsby style accessory icons. How to's and color print match up advice.

 

Be true to your style by recycling fashion with vintage and gently used

Tracy Xavier

Once you've honed in on what your style is, you can do yourself and the environment a big favor by shopping vintage and gently used clothing and accessories.

Once you've honed in on what your style is, you can do yourself and the environment a big favor by shopping vintage and gently used clothing and accessories.

Vintage is a solution to the eco issues surrounding the apparel industry, while also allowing individuality through creativity. For people who are constantly marketed individuality it is truly ironic the lack of individuality in fashion. Most people who consider themselves “fashion forward” fit themselves into prescribed style. A vintage shopper, however, is able to discover her personality through the clothes she picks throughout the periods of our history without having to fit into the fashion trends today. Apparel that is accessible now is not trendsetting but rather trendy for today and “so yesterday” tomorrow. This is partially because clothing has become disposable but also because fashion has slowed in creativity and instead become a pastiche of past trends.

A true fashionista finds originality in the sea of redundancy. It is a myth that in order to be considered fashion forward, you have to fit yourself into a certain look and style. Fashion is not a dictatorship, be brave and bold with your style and find what flatters you! Every fashionista is also an artist, her body is her canvas, and she paints her emotions and wears them literally on her sleeve.  Her style exudes her direction in life, her dreams, her emotions, and makes a lifestyle statement. By adding vintage to her closet, she is introducing a whole new realm of originality, while also making a statement about her eco-lifestyle.

Sincerely Yours,

By Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Editorial

 

Here are a few more articles on the subject of Fashion Waste:

 

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2017/jul/29/fashion-must-fight-scourge-dumped-clothing-landfill

https://www.npr.org/2016/04/08/473513620/what-happens-when-fashion-becomes-fast-disposable-and-cheap

https://www.alternet.org/environment/its-second-dirtiest-thing-world-and-youre-wearing-it

In the case of our three stores, not only do you support recycling fashion, save pieces of fashion history, celebrate individual creativity and craftsmanship, but directly enable a homegrown husband and wife business that survives and flourishes with your support.

We appreciate our customers and enjoy earning their business with every order placed.

Sincerely,

Mike & Tracy

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Peaky Blinders

Tracy Xavier

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Do you love Peaky Blinders? Good news.......New seasons are coming as well as a Peaky Blinders Bar & Accomodation in the UK!

Cillian Murphy says the new season is ‘the best yet’. Filming is complete.Season 4 expected to return in October. Tom Hardy is back, and Adrien Brodie and Aidan Gillan will be joining the cast.Season 5 ordered too

Cillian Murphy says the new season is ‘the best yet’. Filming is complete.Season 4 expected to return in October. Tom Hardy is back, and Adrien Brodie and Aidan Gillan will be joining the cast.Season 5 ordered too

Polished up with Renaissance wax to give them a gorgeous luster and protect them from the elements. Vintage Silver horse head tie bar and cufflink set. Marked. Forged metal, Gorgeous set to add to your collection.  Polished up with Renaissance wax to give them a gorgeous luster and protect them from the elements. 


Polished up with Renaissance wax to give them a gorgeous luster and protect them from the elements. Vintage Silver horse head tie bar and cufflink set. Marked. Forged metal, Gorgeous set to add to your collection. 
Polished up with Renaissance wax to give them a gorgeous luster and protect them from the elements. 

Check out the loop tie bar. We offer these brass style loop tie bars withe the addition of authentic antique buttons from the 1900's from Birmingham

Check out the loop tie bar. We offer these brass style loop tie bars withe the addition of authentic antique buttons from the 1900's from Birmingham

Brass loop slip style tie bar, Peaky Blinders style!

Brass loop slip style tie bar, Peaky Blinders style!

Mr & Mrs Renaissance loves the styling of Peaky Blinders. Below are a few of our products inspired by the styling mode from Birmingham England.

Our special line of brass tie bars that feature actual antique Victorian buttons from Birmingham England

Our special line of brass tie bars that feature actual antique Victorian buttons from Birmingham England

Beautiful raw brass slip style loop tie bar with a mounted vintage brass lucky horse head and horse shoe embellishment. Peaky Blinders style

Beautiful raw brass slip style loop tie bar with a mounted vintage brass lucky horse head and horse shoe embellishment. Peaky Blinders style

Antique tie bars
His or hers dark navy soft wool Ivy, drivers, newsboy cap or hat. Charcoal chambray lining

His or hers dark navy soft wool Ivy, drivers, newsboy cap or hat. Charcoal chambray lining

Collar Bars
Vintage upcycled loop style tie bar. Brass hardware with a vintage gold salmon fish embellishment.

Vintage upcycled loop style tie bar. Brass hardware with a vintage gold salmon fish embellishment.

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Old school vintage gold brass loop style tie bar with necktie link chain. Get your Boardwalk Empire & Peaky Blinders on!  Throw on a tweed waistcoat. Boardwalk Indeed.

Old school vintage gold brass loop style tie bar with necktie link chain. Get your Boardwalk Empire & Peaky Blinders on! 
Throw on a tweed waistcoat. Boardwalk Indeed.

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His & Hers Magnetic Pins: MagTAKs

Tracy Xavier

Mag TAK™ addiction. Our little invention is catching on. We upcycle little bits of vintage and antique history and re-create and re-purpose them as an innovative and versatile accessory item. Wear these little magnetic pieces as a scarf brooch, a lapel pin, tie tack or hat pin.

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                              Get on Board the MagTAK train!                                                                  Some feedback below from our MagTAK addicts

Love these magnets....so unusual and useful!

I love this one! It's probably a bit big for a tie tack, but I didn't care. The color and natural scene was so unique I'll wear as a lapel pin. I was a bit concerned on how the magnet would hold tack and fabric on thicker ties, but no worries - the magnet is extremely strong. What a wonderful surprise, though, to open the package and find the two tie tacks I purchased were placed in a beautiful handmade(?) wooden box. I've ordered from a handful of etsy shops over a few years and this is one of the best experiences from start to finish. Thanks ModRenMan!

Beautiful and will revive my use of so many of my scarves!

Second time ordering as husband loved the first items I surprised him with. As last time I received great service, item packaged in a cute little box and the brooch was even more beautiful than the pictures showed. Super happy once more and will surely shop again!

Yes i can finally review this! I love it!!!! More people should buy this! It's ingenious, leaves no marks!

Nice smooth stone; versatile for color matching; edging symmetrical and very pretty; love the magnet idea. Couldn't be happier. Thanks so much.

Magnetic brooch goes perfectly with the scarf I purchased from this company. What a very nice combination.

Just love these Victorian buttons. They make great scarf holders.

A lovely vintage up cycled brooch which goes well with my wardrobe. A brilliant invention - easy to use and does not harm the fabric of the scarves or clothes. It has got some patina on the metal but that doesn't take away its beauty. A 5 star seller, highly recommended!

I love CHICK MAGNET -- this is so pretty!

Awesome Mag Tak!

Simply lovely -- just what I was looking for. A truly unique piece. Many thanks for the quick and careful shipping.

Another neat MAG TAK. Easy transaction. Thanks.

t was a pleasure dealing with Tracy - she really did go the extra mile to accommodate my requirements. The lapel pin is great. The magnets are very strong - no risk of it falling off. The vintage container it arrived in is wonderful too. Highly recommended and will happily purchase from Tracy again in future.

Exactly as pictured. Strong magnet, looks great

These Mag Taks are neat. Item as described. Prompt delivery. E Z

A very cool item. As described. Prompt delivery. Easy transaction

ModernRenaissanceMan has provided me with a fabulous lapel MagTak... Thanks to Mike and Tracy for introducing me to this wonderfully creative and practical item! It's perfect!

Round 2: Another beautiful Mag TAK from Mr. and Mrs. Renaissance, perfect colors and creative style. Excellent addition to my growing collection. Thanks guys!

When I received my order, I was literally in awe! Both tie and bar were of excellent condition, even better than expected. The packaging was a thing of care and beauty. What sets this shop apart from all the rest is the personal touch that makes you feel like a friend more than a patron.

Love the pin, great presentation. Thank you

Another fantastic Mag Tak!


 

 

What makes shopping with us special? Unique gift presentations for starters.

Tracy Xavier

All three of our stores offer a very unique take on things. We have found a way to combine our love for accessories and our fascination with creative vintage boxes. While we are out on our accessory hunts, we run across the coolest boxes and just can't resist. These wonderful finds let us to put together a very unique shopping opportunity. When you purchase a few items from our stores, we package them all together in a matched up box to create a very special gift presentation for someone or yourself. These little trinket and stash boxes can also be purchased for single pieces as well. Little porcelain boxes for our Mag TAKs, carved wooden boxes for a set of special cufflinks or a neat vintage tin for a silk scarf and "Chick Magnet". Below we have put together some examples to get the ball rolling. Please reach out to us in any of our three stores if you would like for us to put a gift package together for you.

Below are a few examples of match ups and samples of some of the beautiful boxes that we have available.

Glossy wood cigar box packaged with two woven silk ties, Mag TAKS & a silk pocket square

Glossy wood cigar box packaged with two woven silk ties, Mag TAKS & a silk pocket square

Hand painted brilliant blue wooden box with little pink flowers, perfect for Chick Magnets

Hand painted brilliant blue wooden box with little pink flowers, perfect for Chick Magnets

Two woven silk ties, Mag TAKs and a silk pocket square in a gorgeous glossy black cigar box.

Two woven silk ties, Mag TAKs and a silk pocket square in a gorgeous glossy black cigar box.

Gorgeous gold and pink floral porcelain trinket box with a silk scarf and magnetic MagTAK

Gorgeous gold and pink floral porcelain trinket box with a silk scarf and magnetic MagTAK

2D carved buffalo lid box presented with a striped woven silk tie and magnetic tie tack Mag TAK

2D carved buffalo lid box presented with a striped woven silk tie and magnetic tie tack Mag TAK

The BoHo box. Decoupage butterfly wooden box packaged with a embroidered velvet halter top and suede choker necklace with crystal dangle.

The BoHo box. Decoupage butterfly wooden box packaged with a embroidered velvet halter top and suede choker necklace with crystal dangle.

Egyptian warrior ceramic trinket box, perfect packaging for a cufflink & tie bar set.

Egyptian warrior ceramic trinket box, perfect packaging for a cufflink & tie bar set.

Little blue painted box with top floral design packaged with two silk scarves & matching Mag TAK "Chick Magnets"

Little blue painted box with top floral design packaged with two silk scarves & matching Mag TAK "Chick Magnets"

Embossed box with rattan and brass latch details presented with a woven silk tie and Mag TAK

Embossed box with rattan and brass latch details presented with a woven silk tie and Mag TAK

Mod vintage Vera silk scarf packaged in a fun flower heart shaped tin with Opal magnetic scarf brooch Mag TAK "Chick Magnet"

Mod vintage Vera silk scarf packaged in a fun flower heart shaped tin with Opal magnetic scarf brooch Mag TAK "Chick Magnet"

Making your gifts very special and thoughtful with just the right little box to put them in.

Making your gifts very special and thoughtful with just the right little box to put them in.

Faux antiqued ivory & brass little box and little Japanese bird art. Whatever your style.

Faux antiqued ivory & brass little box and little Japanese bird art. Whatever your style.

Lacquered wooden octagon box with warrior scene & carved, painted round trinket box.

Lacquered wooden octagon box with warrior scene & carved, painted round trinket box.

Gorgeous, painted jungle & parrot wooden box presented with a silk Oscar de la Renta scarf and blue crystal flower magnetic "Chick Magnet" scarf pin.

Gorgeous, painted jungle & parrot wooden box presented with a silk Oscar de la Renta scarf and blue crystal flower magnetic "Chick Magnet" scarf pin.

We can never pass up a sweet little heart box, porcelain, glass, marble. Perfect size for a Mag TAK or pair of earrings.

We can never pass up a sweet little heart box, porcelain, glass, marble. Perfect size for a Mag TAK or pair of earrings.

Wooden inlay box presented with three Batik cotton pocket squares. A gift that will be remembered.

Wooden inlay box presented with three Batik cotton pocket squares. A gift that will be remembered.

Rattan design box with a flower and butterfly theme, presented with three floral ties and a mother of pearl bird magnetic tie tack Mag TAK.

Rattan design box with a flower and butterfly theme, presented with three floral ties and a mother of pearl bird magnetic tie tack Mag TAK.

Floral painted vintage box for a scarf and Chick Magnet set & pin point painted little wooden box sized for a pair of cufflinks.

Floral painted vintage box for a scarf and Chick Magnet set & pin point painted little wooden box sized for a pair of cufflinks.

Little cylinder wooden painted box with real sea shell and sand scene on the lid.

Little cylinder wooden painted box with real sea shell and sand scene on the lid.

Romantic Renaissance scene porcelain trinket box & painted boat theme wooden box.

Romantic Renaissance scene porcelain trinket box & painted boat theme wooden box.

Fish carved wooden box with white wash finish. Presented with woven silk paisley tie and silk pocket square

Fish carved wooden box with white wash finish. Presented with woven silk paisley tie and silk pocket square

A magnetic wedding

Tracy Xavier

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Out newest line of Magnetic Mag TAK™ s. For the groom, a magnetic boutonniere,  boutineer, tussie mussie, flower lapel pin or groom corsage. What ever the title, they are perfect for the groom & groomsmen. A bit of history below. We can offer our services to help you put together your wedding kit to include: matching pocket squares & boutineers. Just convo us to start the process with a presentation of ideas. 

Color options to match your wedding theme. Silk & velvet covered back magnetic button design. Mag TAK™

Color options to match your wedding theme. Silk & velvet covered back magnetic button design. Mag TAK™

Mag TAK™  Boutonnieres, Custom orders welcome. Shop here

Mag TAK™  Boutonnieres, Custom orders welcome. Shop here

Mag TAK™  Boutonnieres, Custom orders welcome

Mag TAK™  Boutonnieres, Custom orders welcome

Custom wedding groom packages available, just convo us for pricing & ideas.

Custom wedding groom packages available, just convo us for pricing & ideas.

The reviews are starting to roll in!

Who Loves You Dad!

Tracy Xavier

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Dapper Dad in all shapes and sizes. Wear a bit of History! Vintage cufflinks in original boxes, Free trinket box packaging with 2 items purchased. Silk ties in all styles with an incredible selection pf pocket squares and tie bars.

Cotton Batik pocket squares, vintage silk woven ties, antique upcycled magnetic tie tack Mag TAK™ . Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Cotton Batik pocket squares, vintage silk woven ties, antique upcycled magnetic tie tack Mag TAK™ . Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Special estate sale antique finds. Collar bars & cufflinks

Special estate sale antique finds. Collar bars & cufflinks

Authentic old school. Preppy, paisley pocket square with silver golf tie bar. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Authentic old school. Preppy, paisley pocket square with silver golf tie bar. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Wear a bit of History! A great selection of rare cufflink sets in their original boxes. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Wear a bit of History! A great selection of rare cufflink sets in their original boxes. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Dapper Lite. Sand washed feel watercolor pocket square with fish hook tie bar. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy

Dapper Lite. Sand washed feel watercolor pocket square with fish hook tie bar. Modern Renaissance Man on Etsy