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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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A Group of Underwear Marked Step One, Size M
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Group of Underwear Marked Step One, Size M
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD707 Bids
A Group of Men's Underwear, Size XL
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Group of Men's Underwear, Size XL
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD204 Bids
Four T-shirts One Marked R.M. Williams, Size L
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
Four T-shirts One Marked R.M. Williams, Size L
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD354 Bids
(16pc) Men’s Clothing, Polos, Jackets & Pants
Mar 09, 10:00 AM MST
(16pc) Men’s Clothing, Polos, Jackets & Pants
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$202 Bids
A Group of Men's Underwear/Sleepwear, Size XXL
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Group of Men's Underwear/Sleepwear, Size XXL
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
Men's Brown Suede Jacket
Mar 05, 10:00 AM EST
Men's Brown Suede Jacket
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$202 Bids
Six pairs of men's trunks size XL
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
Six pairs of men's trunks size XL
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD202 Bids
A Dress & Playsuit Marked Ess, Size 12
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Dress & Playsuit Marked Ess, Size 12
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
Two Men's Shirts & Sleep Set Marked Peter Alexander etc. Size S
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
Two Men's Shirts & Sleep Set Marked Peter Alexander etc. Size S
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
A Group of Men's Sleepwear & Underwear Marked Mitchdowd etc. size M
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Group of Men's Sleepwear & Underwear Marked Mitchdowd etc. size M
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
(3) Men’s Button Up Shirts
Mar 09, 10:00 AM MST
(3) Men’s Button Up Shirts
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Three Pairs of Boxers & Group of Swimwear Marked Mitchdowd, Size S
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
Three Pairs of Boxers & Group of Swimwear Marked Mitchdowd, Size S
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD151 Bid
A Group of Men's Shorts, Pants & T-shirts, Size 3XL
Mar 09, 10:00 AM AEDT
A Group of Men's Shorts, Pants & T-shirts, Size 3XL
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD51 Bid
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Italian Carabinieri Dress Uniform Wool Tunic
Mar 16, 9:00 AM MDT
Italian Carabinieri Dress Uniform Wool Tunic
by North American Auction Company
Est: $150- $300
$700 Bids
Uruguayan nationalist poncho
Mar 16, 3:00 PM UYT
Uruguayan nationalist poncho
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $300- $400
$2500 Bids
Uruguayan nationalist poncho
Mar 16, 3:00 PM UYT
Uruguayan nationalist poncho
by Zorrilla Subastas
Est: $350- $450
$3000 Bids
A group of Workers for Freedom menswear, circa 1990
Mar 26, 2:00 PM GMT
A group of Workers for Freedom menswear, circa 1990
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
A Bird & Co men's stalking/ game keeper ensemble, 1912
Mar 26, 2:00 PM GMT
A Bird & Co men's stalking/ game keeper ensemble, 1912
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£3200 Bids
A gentlemen's smoking jacket and accessories, mostly late 19th-century
Mar 26, 2:00 PM GMT
A gentlemen's smoking jacket and accessories, mostly late 19th-century
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £250- £350
£2000 Bids
A group of menswear 1850s-1970s,
Mar 26, 2:00 PM GMT
A group of menswear 1850s-1970s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£1200 Bids
A group of men's shirts and novelty belts, mostly 1960s
Mar 26, 2:00 PM GMT
A group of men's shirts and novelty belts, mostly 1960s
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£1200 Bids
James Bond - Ten new 007 related T-Shirts, all Siz
Mar 08, 11:00 AM GMT
James Bond - Ten new 007 related T-Shirts, all Siz
by Ewbank's
Est: £80- £120
£400 Bids
James Bond - Ten new 007 related T-Shirts, all Siz
Mar 08, 11:00 AM GMT
James Bond - Ten new 007 related T-Shirts, all Siz
by Ewbank's
Est: £80- £120
£400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Men's Clothing


Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Ewbank's

Ewbank's

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal

EJ'S Auction & Appraisal