Men's Clothing

Men's clothing belongs to a wide material culture running high to low that appeals to a wide range of buyers and collectors. For some, it's all about basking in the warm glow of nostalgia. For others, their pursuits and holdings reveal a strong interest in history, costumes, or textiles. And for others still, the thrill of the hunt provides an opportunity to own something one of a kind that comes with an interesting provenance.

Men's clothing auctions run the spectrum from rare antique embroidered waistcoats dating to the American revolution to recent vintage vestiges of '90s pop culture and everything in between There are centuries-old pieces that have withstood the passage of time and tell their stories through fabric, circa '60s fashions like those again made popular by the hit show "Mad Men," and the never-out-of-style classic-cut suits from the '30s and '40s.

No matter what the object of one's interest or desire, auctions yield a veritable treasure trove of vintage men's clothing that would otherwise be lost to history's closet.


Quick Facts

  • In a 2005 eBay auction, a pair of rare 115-year-old pair of Levis jeans sold to an anonymous collector in Japan for an unbelievable sum of $60,000
  • In 2011 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, the red-and-black leather jacket pop icon Michael Jackson wore in his 1983 music video Thriller sold for $1.8 million, a world record for jackets according to Guinness
  • In February 2015, the nehru suit Indian Prime Minister Nerndra Modi wore to a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama sold at auction for a mind boggling $691,890

Recommended Items at Auction

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2 PAIRS OF MENS LEATHER GLOVES
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
2 PAIRS OF MENS LEATHER GLOVES
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$35 Bids
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BLACK TRADITIONAL INDIAN OUTFIT MENS LARGE
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
BLACK TRADITIONAL INDIAN OUTFIT MENS LARGE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$133 Bids
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RED TRADITIONAL INDIAN OUTFIT SIZE MENS LARGE
Oct 19, 12:00 PM EDT
RED TRADITIONAL INDIAN OUTFIT SIZE MENS LARGE
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$133 Bids
A man's gold sequinned wedding coat, Indian, probably 1950s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A man's gold sequinned wedding coat, Indian, probably 1950s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,2001 Bid
SILK MEN VEST - Mid XIX Century
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
SILK MEN VEST - Mid XIX Century
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €250
€1200 Bids
Mühle - Men's chronograph watch
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Mühle - Men's chronograph watch
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$4000 Bids
88 Rue du Rhône - Men's watch - c.2000
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
88 Rue du Rhône - Men's watch - c.2000
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $160- $350
$1600 Bids
Rotary - Revelation Reverso men's watch - c.2000
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Rotary - Revelation Reverso men's watch - c.2000
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
Zodiac - Men's chronometer and tachymeter ZMX-02 watch - c.2000
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Zodiac - Men's chronometer and tachymeter ZMX-02 watch - c.2000
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $400- $800
$4000 Bids
Tissot 1853 Square L860/960 Men's Wrist Watch
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
Tissot 1853 Square L860/960 Men's Wrist Watch
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $50- $15,000
$500 Bids
Four Armani men's suits, circa 1990,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
Four Armani men's suits, circa 1990,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Vintage 1970's Men's Levi 405 Jeans.
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Vintage 1970's Men's Levi 405 Jeans.
by Casco Bay Auctions
Est: $20- $30
$100 Bids
42 mm Men's Magnum Master Quartz Watch
Oct 18, 8:00 PM CDT
42 mm Men's Magnum Master Quartz Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $139- $305
$50 Bids
Large important acrylic painting on canvas "Mens Business" Kiwirrkura (Papunya)
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEST
Large important acrylic painting on canvas "Mens Business" Kiwirrkura (Papunya)
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD500- AUD1,000
AUD2400 Bids
Tavan Sophisticate Silver and Black Mens Watch
Oct 21, 10:00 AM CDT
Tavan Sophisticate Silver and Black Mens Watch
by Dalshire International Inc
Est: $329- $499
$50 Bids
MANUEL SIGÜENZA ALONSO - Men's Academy
Oct 26, 5:00 PM CEST
MANUEL SIGÜENZA ALONSO - Men's Academy
by Subastas Segre
Est: €100- €150
€1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Clothing


Champagne Auctions

Champagne Auctions

Aether Auctions

Aether Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Dalshire International Inc

Dalshire International Inc