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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.

 

Historical fashion inspiration: Why? because great design never goes out of style.

Tracy Xavier

Part one: Men

There are certain art elements that help to create your style and personality. Maybe you lean towards the minimal, mid century clean lines of Man Men or fancy yourself more of a 1900's type of guy like Boardwalk Empire or Peaky Blinders. It's the small details that assist you in pulling off just the right look.

Skinny silk ties, clean line tie bars and cufflinks. Don usually tends to go with the straight edge pocket square styling. http://www.amc.com/shows/mad-men/cast-crew/don-draper

Skinny silk ties, clean line tie bars and cufflinks. Don usually tends to go with the straight edge pocket square styling.

http://www.amc.com/shows/mad-men/cast-crew/don-draper

Roger shown here with a tight set up. Suit with vest in a nice charcoal blue, mixing up patterns in his tie and poof style pocket square.

Roger shown here with a tight set up. Suit with vest in a nice charcoal blue, mixing up patterns in his tie and poof style pocket square.

Classic diagonal striped skinny tie with the crisp white shirt and dark suit. Modern twist accessories shown: Black and brushed silver mod cufflink and tie bar set.

Classic diagonal striped skinny tie with the crisp white shirt and dark suit. Modern twist accessories shown: Black and brushed silver mod cufflink and tie bar set.

Don loves him some diagonal striped ties. This one show is quote the collector tie by Contessa Mara.

Don loves him some diagonal striped ties. This one show is quote the collector tie by Contessa Mara.

Striped skinny ties are the way to go for the Mad Men look. Shown is a vintage tie from "The Bon" Bon Marche' with historical roots in Seattle, WA.

Striped skinny ties are the way to go for the Mad Men look. Shown is a vintage tie from "The Bon" Bon Marche' with historical roots in Seattle, WA.

Nucky ain't afraid of pastel colors. Baby blue plaid suit with a tone on tone tie and of course, to complete the look....always........the collar bar. http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire

Nucky ain't afraid of pastel colors. Baby blue plaid suit with a tone on tone tie and of course, to complete the look....always........the collar bar. http://www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire

Chalky is a big fan of the bright and bold bow tie. Always a great lesson in mixing colors and prints. Shown with a bow tie in a red, navy, orange and lime green paisley bow tie and a pair of antique Guilloché cufflinks in a rich mohogany. (Courtesy of the MRM store on Etsy)

Chalky is a big fan of the bright and bold bow tie. Always a great lesson in mixing colors and prints. Shown with a bow tie in a red, navy, orange and lime green paisley bow tie and a pair of antique Guilloché cufflinks in a rich mohogany. (Courtesy of the MRM store on Etsy)

"Lucky" Luciano all buttoned up with his gray flannel and blue striped suit & vest with tie and collar bar. Boardroom business look complete with silk suspenders.

"Lucky" Luciano all buttoned up with his gray flannel and blue striped suit & vest with tie and collar bar. Boardroom business look complete with silk suspenders.

Jimmy in a deep chocolate brown pinstripe suit and a red lapel flower ands collar bar. Shown above, a red leather lapel magnetic "Mag TAK" and antique collar bar. (Courtesy of our MRM Etsy store)

Jimmy in a deep chocolate brown pinstripe suit and a red lapel flower ands collar bar. Shown above, a red leather lapel magnetic "Mag TAK" and antique collar bar. (Courtesy of our MRM Etsy store)

Nucky wins hands down for the best ties on the show. MRM on Etsy curates ties so that we can offer our clients "pick of the litter" shopping all in one store.

Nucky wins hands down for the best ties on the show. MRM on Etsy curates ties so that we can offer our clients "pick of the litter" shopping all in one store.

My new favorite show "Peaky Blinders". A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. Newsboys caps, bow ties, FOB's and pocket squares. https://www.netflix.com/title/80002479

My new favorite show "Peaky Blinders". A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world. Newsboys caps, bow ties, FOB's and pocket squares. https://www.netflix.com/title/80002479

According to Carl Chinn, the name Peaky Blinders is popularly said to derive from the practice of stitching razor blades into the peak of their flat caps, which could then be used as weapons. Chinn describes this as an unrealistic scenario, and says a more mundane explanation is that "peakys" was a common nickname for popular flat caps with peaks. The gangs were known to have a distinctive clothing style, wearing the peaked caps, cravats and bell-bottom trousers, while "a line of brass buttons down the front gave added distinction". Their style of dress was similar to that of the Manchester-based gangs of the same period known as Scuttlers.

According to Carl Chinn, the name Peaky Blinders is popularly said to derive from the practice of stitching razor blades into the peak of their flat caps, which could then be used as weapons. Chinn describes this as an unrealistic scenario, and says a more mundane explanation is that "peakys" was a common nickname for popular flat caps with peaks. The gangs were known to have a distinctive clothing style, wearing the peaked caps, cravats and bell-bottom trousers, while "a line of brass buttons down the front gave added distinction". Their style of dress was similar to that of the Manchester-based gangs of the same period known as Scuttlers.