BriarVintage

Vintage menswear from the 1800s-1960s and some classics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania On Etsy since 2012

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BriarVintage

Vintage menswear from the 1800s-1960s and some classics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 1,601 Sales

Announcement    Briar Vintage sells vintage menswear such as suits, jackets, trousers, formal wear, and lounge wear from the 1800's through the 1960's. We also have rare collectibles and oddities. We carry menswear accessories such as cuff links, tie clips, and collar bars as well. Whether you are looking for a Victorian frock coat for a steam punk function, the 1920's suit for a Boardwalk Empire / Gatsby / Jazz Age celebration, or the sack suit for a Mad Men party, Briar Vintage has you covered. Follow us on Instagram @briarvintage

If you would like to make an offer on any item, read our “How to Haggle” advice in our additional information section before contacting us.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 13, 2019

Briar Vintage sells vintage menswear such as suits, jackets, trousers, formal wear, and lounge wear from the 1800's through the 1960's. We also have rare collectibles and oddities. We carry menswear accessories such as cuff links, tie clips, and collar bars as well. Whether you are looking for a Victorian frock coat for a steam punk function, the 1920's suit for a Boardwalk Empire / Gatsby / Jazz Age celebration, or the sack suit for a Mad Men party, Briar Vintage has you covered. Follow us on Instagram @briarvintage

If you would like to make an offer on any item, read our “How to Haggle” advice in our additional information section before contacting us.

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About BriarVintage

Sales 1,601
On Etsy since 2012

Men needed a vintage shop, too.

Shop members

  • David

    Manager

    David is the one who primarily interacts with the public and curates our collection. He also helps with sourcing items. Whether it's a 3pc belt back suit or some great trashed and repaired denim, David appreciates all vintage clothing and styles.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 5, 2019
Briar specializes in gentlemen's fashions, collectibles, and oddities, dating from the 1800's through the 1960's. We take pride in our collection of one-of-a-kind pieces, currently ranging from 1880's frock coats, 1950's Korean War boots, 1930's-60's assorted letterman sweaters, and Rat Pack worthy brocaded dinner and smoking jackets.

Between the owner and the manager, every item is hand-picked; for era, quality and uniqueness. We travel the country searching for amazing inventory- not only clothing, but also interesting "object", such as: a stunning 1930s Native American blanket; World War II battleship stationary; an unopened 1950s Champ brand "Jack Dempsey" prophylactic; ephemera; and men's fashion-related antique advertising.

We have a weakness for natty neckties, bow ties (tie-your-own and clip), and cufflinks (both snap-link and folding), and hats of all style and era; so there is never a lack of classic, and classy, men's accessories.

While we hope you have been able to get a feeling for the traditional service and quality we stand for at Briar Vintage, we invite you to stop by. Feel free to contact us prior to your visit to let us know your sizing and if there is anything specific you are hunting for. We devote personalized attention to each and every patron, and if we don't have the exact item for you- we will work to find it!

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We strive to measure every garment accurately and document all flaws in the listing.

Sorry, but we do not accept returns for items. So, please be sure to measure yourself properly according to our guidelines.

We reserve the right to refuse service to buyers who prove to be vindictive or harassing.
Payment
We accept PayPal and all payments must be made within 48 hours of purchase.

We will only ship to either verified Paypal buyers OR buyers that provide a confirmed shipping address. If not verified AND not confirmed, then the sale will be cancelled.

We do accept payment via credit card via Etsy payments.

All Items will be shipped domestically with insurance and tracking, If shipping is less than charged, money will be refunded.

All international orders should contact for prices and quotes before purchase.
Shipping
Shipping policies:

Shipping
Domestic: via USPS Priority Mail in a USPS Priority Mail Box, unless otherwise stated in the listing.
International: via USPS International Priority Mail w/full insurance. We declare full value on all customs forms so that we are able to insure the item properly.

Shipping is (generally) done on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If you need something shipped Express, you must contact us before ordering so that we may change the price of shipping for that item. A charge will be tacked on to the Express shipping cost if it is not ordered on a day we ship for inconvenience.

If you choose to pay via Paypal, you must either be a verified buyer, or provide a confirmed shipping address. If neither, we will contact you for confirmation or the sale will be canceled. We do accept credit cards via Etsy payments.

Our shipping costs are set in shipping templates and calculated for the heaviest item in that category and to include tracking and full insurance for the most expensive plus cost of shipping. For example, in order to meet our own policies when shipping to the UK we use USPS Priority Mail, which costs more than First Class. If you want a less costly shipping option, buyers need to contact us and put in writing that they will not hold us accountable for any loss or damage. Also, some items may cost more (or less) to ship and we will bill/refund* you accordingly. International shipping costs vary greatly from country to country, so please contact us before you purchase for a more exact shipping cost.

*We take up to $2.00 USD for handling costs to cover tape, boxes, wrapping materials, etc out of all shipping costs.

International buyers must include their telephone number when ordering so that their postal service will be able to contact them.

We will NOT defraud any foreign government by falsifying customs forms and declaring less for the value of the item. If you don’t like paying customs, vote someone in who will change the law for vintage items. Stop expecting us to commit a crime.

All shipping includes tracking and full insurance.

All Sales are Final; please ask any questions before you purchase. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
How to Haggle for a Discount with Us:

We will not discount any newly listed items. Please, do not ask.

Any item listing that has been renewed will be considered for reasonable offers. We consider “reasonable” to be at least 2/3 of the marked price, keeping in mind that shipping prices keep going up. If you would like to make an offer we ask that you start by saying “hello” and then use common words such as “please” and “thank you” before ending with the zip code we will be shipping to (so we can calculate shipping from 19124*) and your name (so we know who we are addressing when we respond). If you treat us with respect, we will return it.

*We calculate shipping by going to the USPS website and entering the weight of the item (plus box and packing materials) then fully insuring the entire price in case something goes wrong.



The key to looking one's best in any form of clothing is to ensure that the garment fits properly. This is an abbreviated tutorial on how to measure yourself.

The first thing you need is a tape measure. Unless you were measured very recently, we recommend that you measure yourself again.

Measuring the Chest:

Wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your chest, under the armpits.
The tape measure should be snug. Not so tight that it constricts breathing, but not so loose that the tape measure slides down. No need to flex or puff out your chest. Just stand normally.


Measuring Sleeve Length:

Measure from the top of the shoulder, at the joint, down to the wrist bone.


Measuring the Waist:

You need to measure your "natural" waist. Most vintage pant styles sit higher than modern jeans. (Right under your navel)

Measure around your waist at about navel level. Be sure to put a finger in between the tape and your stomach to ensure a comfortable fit.

Measuring the Inseam:

(You might need some help with this one.)

Remove your shoes.
Make sure the tape is tight along the inside of your leg, and that you are standing straight.
Measure from the lowest part of your crotch area to the floor. By measuring to the floor, it guarantees that the pants will have enough fabric for tailoring, if needed.

Measuring for a Hat:

Take the tape measure and wrap it around your crown approximately 1.5 inches above your ears.
Now use the chart to convert the measurement into the proper hat size fraction.


Inches Cm. Hat Size
21 53 6 5/8
21 1/2 54 6 3/4
21 5/8 55 6 7/8
22 1/8 56 7
22 1/2 57 7 1/8
23 58 7 1/4
23 3/8 59 7 3/8
23 3/4 60 7 1/2
24 61 7 5/8
24 1/2 62 7 3/4
25 63 7 7/8


We measure all items when laid flat with the material un-stretched. We believe this is the most accurate way to represent any garments dimensions. If you are unable to be measured, we suggest that you lay your best fitting items on a flat surface, smoothing out wrinkles and making sure everything is fastened, then measuring.

Jackets/Coats/Shirts;

Shoulders are measured on the back at the highest point from seam end to seam end.

Chest is measured from armpit to armpit.

Waist is measured at the waist, generally just above the pockets.

Sleeves are measured from the shoulder seam to the cuff.

Length is measured from the collar seam to the hem.


Trousers;

Waist is measured from side to side inside the waistband.

Rise is measured from the seam to the top of the waistband.

Inseam is measured from the crotch seam to the hem/bottom of cuff.

Cuff Height is measured on the side seam.

Leg Opening is measured inside the ankle opening.


Shoes;

Measured on the bottom/sole from toe to heel for length and at the widest point/ball of the foot for width.
Privacy
We will only use your information to ship your item(s) to you. Once we do, that’s it.

More information

Last updated on Jan 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

We generally will steam and press suits, sport coats, and shirts. Sometimes we will dry clean them. We do not wash workwear or military work clothing often as people have differing views on care. We suggest you investigate different methods for yourself and choose the one you think will best clean the item when it arrives.