• Not socks again, Santa! (reprise)

    December 10, 2013

    We've covered this topic before in a previous Not socks again, Santa! post, but since finding a suitable Christmas, or indeed any other occasion, gift for the man or men in your life can often be a frustrating task for even the most seasoned shopper, we thought a seasonal reprise would be in order.

    When you are uninspired by the same old mass produced 'predictables' from chain stores and want to find something a little bit different -  all the while still watching the budget - that task becomes even more daunting.

    Cue the Frockery (we would say that, wouldn't we!) for some affordable vintage inspired and eminently useful accessories that will put a smile on any man's face on Christmas morning.

    How about some Mad Men red or pink vintage button braces? Only a tenner each, you can't go wrong!

    mad men red vintage button braces pink vintage button braces

    Mod style is hotter than ever and a vintage scarf will be a welcome addition to the wardrobe of the discerning male fashionista. We especially like this mustard paisley fringed scarf and this pure silk maroon patterned version.

    mustard paisley fringed mod scarf mens patterned silk scarf

    We also stock vintage ties, from designer Hermès to 70s kipper!

    Hermès designer silk tie  70s vintage kipper tie

    From stylish cravat to vintage velvet bow.

    red patterned cravat vintage velvet bow tie

    For more gift ideas for him indoors (and outdoors), do check out our Menswear Department.

  • Not socks again, Santa!

    November 19, 2011

    Christmas is coming and we all know that socks and slippers make practical but predictable presents for the man (or men) in your life. Instead, why not treat him (or them) to something a little more thoughtful with a sartorial flavour and vintage twist?

    Naturally we have a few suggestions from our Menswear department...

    Vintage navy silk bow tie

    vintage navy silk bow tie

    Gentleman's vintage grooming set in zipped cowhide leather case

    men's vintage grooming kit in leather case

    Hico vintage gold mod style scarf

    Hico vintage gold mod scarf

    Retro paisley print dressing gown

    men's retro paisley print dressing gown

    Vintage Irish lawn handkerchiefs

    men's vintage Irish lawn handkerchiefs

    Of course it just wouldn't be Christmas without the traditional Christmas jumper!

     Bottle green snowflake pattern jumper

    men's green snowflake jumper

  • Let's hear it for the lads!

    November 26, 2009

    First of all, a special mention for our growing contingent of male customers. We started stocking men's "frockery" by popular demand and have not been disappointed with the result as our male buyers have been snapping up bargains for themselves as well as the ladies in their lives. Thank you, lads, we love you!

    Also, a word about sizing - a perennial problem in the vintage and retro world where garements rarely, if ever, resemble contemporary sizes. Customers are advised to refer to our sizing guide for information on how we  measure things up at The Frockery, but should be assured of our no quibble returns policy for any garment that is unsuitable for any reason.

    As the festive season approaches, glamour and glitz are proving popular. We are absolutely loving some of the fabulous frocks which have just been listed in the evening and party dress category and we will be adding several more in the next week or two.

    And finally, our model Kirstin (pictured above) was featured in the Herald this week while out enjoying Glasgow's cafe culture and naturally sporting some of our fab frockery!

  • Desperately seeking Kilspindie knitwear

    March 26, 2009

    The Frockery has had a call from a nursing home where a staff member has accidentally shrunk the favourite jumper of one of its elderly residents. The staff all feel so bad about this mishap that they have taken it upon themselves to try and find a replacement.

    Although we do stock Kilspindie knitwear from time to time, we have nothing suitable at the moment, so we thought we would put out an APB for a jumper of this description: size L, navy wool, V neck with cabling, and contrast green and red stripes around the neck, hem and cuffs.

    If you or anyone you know can help match a suitable Kilspindie with this delightful elderly gentleman, please contact us and we will put you directly in touch with the nursing home. We know it would make both the elderly gentleman and the nursing home staff very happy!

  • Fast fashion for men

    May 21, 2008

    Fast Fashion is something the men in our lives do well.

    They enter a shop, usually the first one they come to, look quickly through the rails until they find the type of garment they need in what they consider to be an inoffensive style/colour and in their size, pay quickly (sometimes muttering “how much?” under their breath) and leave.

    None of the “does my bum look big in this?”, or wasting time and effort trying things on, let alone making a considered decision as to what might suit them. It’s simply a chore that has to be completed as painlessly as possible when their best jumper gets felted or all their shirts have turned a murky shade of pink after they have inadvertently left a red sock in the washing machine.

    It can of course be worse when they make a determined effort to be fashionable and their ‘trying too hard’ results are in evidence on high streets everywhere. Unlike the majority of women, however, they don’t lack confidence and have far fewer hang ups about the way they look, which can only be good.

    With apologies to all the many fashionable and style conscious men out there, some of whom shop at The Frockery!