Keeping a fresh, modern wardrobe can be a challenge, especially for guys. Replacing worn and outdated clothes with the season’s latest can be time consuming – and, for the style conscious, plenty expensive as well. Etsy.com has been a favorite shopping place for crafters and indie fashionistas for a while now, but what men may not know is that Etsy’s large vintage and handmade coffers have a lot to offer a guy’s wardrobe as well.
According to GQ Magazine, knapsacks have been replaced this fall by leather briefcases and satchels; similarly, vintage-style tweeds and scarves are some of this season’s best looks. New leather briefcases and tweed sportcoats can be pricey, especially when shopping designer. One of the great things about Etsy is that it tends to offer the best picks from estate sales and indie clothing shops, but at a lower cost than one might find from most savvy brick and mortar retailers. Thanks to Etsy’s low overhead, most Etsy sellers are able to sell their wares for less than you would find them in boutiques or department stores.
These are our top picks from Etsy for this fall season.
Every guy needs a great leather wallet. Handmade from Vaketta leather, this Etsy pick fits perfectly into a back pocket and ships for a mere $45.
Pristinely designed and locally handmade, this steampunk-style leather briefcase is the perfect blend of style and function – and only $67.
Genuine Florencia silica tanned leather and exquisite craftsmanship make this gorgeous briefcase the ideal businessman’s accessory.
This 1980′s Sasson charcoal grey chalkstripe matching vest and blazer has been refurbished and tailored. Its authentic vintage style is the perfect fit for this season. Finding this suit’s equal in a department store would be pricey, and in a resale shop nearly impossible – but it’s available on Etsy for just $44.
A great find for a guy ready to add a vintage edge to his wardrobe – 1960′s Black Watch tartan lightweight wool sport coat is made by Brewster, complete with sewn-in tag. At $55, even with the added cost of custom tailoring, it’s a steal.
Brown corduroy is great for fall. This authentic pinwhale newsboy cap is a great casual accessory.
At $22, this vintage grey tweed Dorfman Pacific fedora is one authentic accessory you can’t find at the mall.
Scarves are essential for cold winter climates – but they can also be a great fashion statement. We’re fans of this men’s infinity style grey crocheted scarf – only $32.50.
Ready to get hooked on Etsy for this fall season? Search for what you’re looking for in the search bar – or use general terms and sort items by vintage or handmade.