A YouTuber creating garments from the Medieval to the Edwardian period, often using original practices. Although she only makes womenswear, her insights into historical sewing techniques are very useful.
Vintage Sewing School
Evelyn Wood teaches vintage sewing techniques through her online school, but also uploads free content onto YouTube. In addition, she produces tutorials on how to refashion thrift store items into vintage-inspired garments. Ms. Wood only makes womenswear, but her explanations of sewing techniques are universally applicable.
Mrs Depew Vintage
An online retailer selling vintage patterns from the 1800’s to the 1960’s. Some menswear patterns are available.
Vintage Pattern Wiki
A database of vintage patterns in the public domain. A good selection of menswear patterns are available.
Vintage Patterns Company
An online retailer selling vintage sewing patterns from the 1930’s to the 1990’s, as well as some notions and fabric. I’ve had a positive shopping experience with this shop in the past.
Colleen G Lea
A fashion designer and YouTuber who provides clear tutorials on how to execute various sewing machine techniques.
Alastair (The Young Valet)
A trans man providing tips on how to dress with Edwardian flair. His blog is full of vintage aesthetic inspiration and positivity.
A trans man serving up vintage looks on his Instagram. His wardrobe dates from 1860 to 1940.
A jazz singer, bandleader and style advocate who specialises in 1920’s dandy aesthetics. Wellington is credited with coining the phrase “vintage style, not vintage values.”
Tom van het Hof
A bespoke tailor who creates his own 1920’s and 1930’s reproduction menswear, then records his ensembles on Instagram.
Dr. Colleen Darnell
An Egyptologist with a very glamorous Instagram page documenting her enormous collection of 1920’s fashions. Her husband, John Darnell, makes frequent appearances in accompanying vintage attire.
Dressed: The History of Fashion
Although all the episodes of this educational podcast by dress historians April Calahan and Cassidy Zachary are fantastic, the following might be especially interesting for transmasculine folks:
- “Bloomerism and Feminism, in Coversation with Stuff Mom Never Told You”
- “What the Tux? A History of the Tuxedo, an Interview with Chloe Chapin”
- “A History of Stoutwear, an Interview with Dr. Lauren Downing Peters”
- “Men in Heels: A His (and Hers) Story, an Interview with Elizabthe Semmelhack”
- “Fashion History Myster #16: Of Beards and Men”
- “Fashion History Mystery #46: Dressed to Protest”
A podcast by Lucy Clayton and Dr. Benjamin Wild on subjects relating to fancy dress (or costumes). Here are a few episodes relevant to this project:
- “Episode 33: The Sirens’ Call: The Underwater World of Mermaids and Mermen”
- “Episode 34: Gender Bender: Behind the Seams with Craig Green”
- “Episode 36: Pharaohnic Fashion: Egypt, Art Deco and Costume”
A UK-based fashion brand specialising in men’s historical reproduction clothing. They carry 1920’s-style shirt collars in extra-small sizes.
An online shop creating vintage-style menswear inspired by the 1920s up to the 1940s. Some smaller sizes are available.
Tom van het Hof
A bespoke tailor creating 1920’s and 1930’s reproduction menswear. He is currently selling caps on his Etsy store.
Sunny Side Couture
An online shop creating vintage-style menswear from the Edwardian period to the 1930s. They may only be applicable to trans men with larger builds.
Machete & Sons
A bespoke tailoring company creating luxury vintage-inspired suiting.
Simon James Cathcart
A fashion brand selling 1920’s and 1930’s inspired luxury menswear.