Best Menswear Brands for Vintage Style

If we ever needed an excuse to swoon over vintage style then surely the 50th anniversary of Woodstock is one? Vintage style in menswear will always be celebrated by fashion enthusiasts, when done well a mix of vintage influences in your outfit can really illustrate your sartorial sophistication. With a selection of designers integrating retro style into their most recent collections, we’re giving you the best menswear brands for vintage style at Coggles.

50’s Bowling Shirts

A revival of the 50’s bowling shirt is upon us, with labels such as Fendi, Prada and Gucci, to name a few supporting the shirting style. In turn we’re seeing them back on the runways and subsequently back in our wardrobes. The relaxed cut and wide collar of the iconic shaped shirt in most cases boasts fun prints, automatically injecting a touch of retro into your look. If you need some inspiration, look no further than our collection of Lanvin shirts.


80’s Sportswear

One of the most distinctive in vintage trends, the 80’s shell suit has evolved over the years. Taking the classic bomber shape and half zip features of the track suit but in a more contemporary composition, designers have ditched the shiny polyester aesthetic for a more wearable vibe. Polo Ralph Lauren have captured the vintage look perfectly with their selection of sportswear.  


The ultimate finishing touch to your look, sunglasses are a must when it comes to vintage dressing. Classic aviator styles from Gucci emit serious 80’s Top Gun vibes whilst these classic Saint Lauren round sunglasses are the epitome of 60’s style.


Denim had a distinct style in the 90’s with the likes of Kurt Cobain quite literally rocking acid wash straight leg denim. The baggier fit and light wash teamed with classic striped tees create the effortless grunge style that was so popular in the 90’s. These APC jeans are the perfect style and fit if you are looking to recreate this vintage look.

70’s Style

70’s fashion was a time for self expression, a time where flares, patterns, textures and tailoring dominated. Arguably one of the more fun vintage styles, 70’s fashion for men created a distinctive silhouette that was tighter on the top and loose on the bottom. Suede, leather and cord were staple fabrics for the era, as was colourful and bold prints. This Missoni patterned knit and Converse All Star 70’s high tops are the perfect addition to your 70’s inspired outfit.



Words by Emma Bowkett

Photos courtesy of Lanvin and Missoni

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert