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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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Vintage 1950's Langtry Men's Black Plaid Wool Shirt
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1950's Langtry Men's Black Plaid Wool Shirt
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$203 Bids
Vintage 1966 Lanza Men's Wool Bowling Sweater
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1966 Lanza Men's Wool Bowling Sweater
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$152 Bids
Cooperstown Collection by Mirage, Medium, Cleavland Indian Wahoo Coat, EC
Oct 05, 6:00 PM EDT
Cooperstown Collection by Mirage, Medium, Cleavland Indian Wahoo Coat, EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$31 Bid
Vintage 1970's L.L. Bean Red Plaid Wool Men's Shirt
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1970's L.L. Bean Red Plaid Wool Men's Shirt
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$101 Bid
Vintage 1950's G H Bass & Co. Men's Wool Shirt
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1950's G H Bass & Co. Men's Wool Shirt
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$101 Bid
LEVI'S 541 Men's Size 32x30 Dark Blue Athletic Tapered Leg Stretch Jeans
Sep 25, 9:00 PM EDT
LEVI'S 541 Men's Size 32x30 Dark Blue Athletic Tapered Leg Stretch Jeans
by Bennett Gallery
Est: $12- $35
$41 Bid
Antique Renaissance Period Boys 3 Piece Velvet & Metallic Trim Set
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Renaissance Period Boys 3 Piece Velvet & Metallic Trim Set
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$101 Bid
Vintage Off White Men's Cable Knit Irish Style Wool Sweater
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Off White Men's Cable Knit Irish Style Wool Sweater
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$101 Bid
Paul Boye Jacket & Pants & Midway Shooting Pad
Oct 02, 10:00 AM EDT
Paul Boye Jacket & Pants & Midway Shooting Pad
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $30- $40
$200 Bids
A COMPLETE TURKISH OTTOMAN EMBROIDERED MEN'S OUTFIT, including jacket, waistcoat, shirt, trousers, hat and sho
Sep 28, 10:30 AM BST
A COMPLETE TURKISH OTTOMAN EMBROIDERED MEN'S OUTFIT, including jacket, waistcoat, shirt, trousers, hat and sho
by John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: £800- £1,200
£7000 Bids
Men's Suits & Coats/ Ladies Wear
Oct 01, 10:00 AM MST
Men's Suits & Coats/ Ladies Wear
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$100 Bids
Vintage Men's Black Wool Brooks Brothers Overcoat
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Men's Black Wool Brooks Brothers Overcoat
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$100 Bids
Vintage 1950's Fox Knapp Navy Blue Men's Wool Shirt
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1950's Fox Knapp Navy Blue Men's Wool Shirt
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$100 Bids
Antique Men's Black Wool Tuxedo Coat, Long Length, Ware Pratt & Co
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Men's Black Wool Tuxedo Coat, Long Length, Ware Pratt & Co
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$100 Bids
Vintage 1970's Green Briar Red Plaid Men's Poly/Cotton Shirt
Sep 26, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1970's Green Briar Red Plaid Men's Poly/Cotton Shirt
by Denise Ryan Auction Co.
Est: $25- $500
$100 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Clothing


Denise Ryan Auction Co.

Denise Ryan Auction Co.

John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

Homestead Auctions

Homestead Auctions

Cordier Auctions & Appraisals

Cordier Auctions & Appraisals