Category Archives: For Men

Three Handsome Briefcases

Well, if these vintage briefcases were men, there’s only one word to describe them – handsome. Sturdy and well put together, you just know you’ll be able to depend on them for a long time (not to mention that rough-around-the-edges charm we all love!) 🙂

Echolac briefcase with original key intact
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Offermann briefcase
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Presto superslim leather briefcase (only 6cm in width!)
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There are more in the shop, come check them out!

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Gifts for the alcohol-loving

Here’s a cool way to measure out spirits for your parties (to make your alcohol last longer, of course, haha) Get these vintage brass measuring pegs and be the coolest bartender (or is it mixologist?) around! One gill = quarter of a pint.

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Sneak your own alcohol in with these brand new stainless steel hip flasks. There’s even one on a key chain!

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The PERFECT gift

Find it at By My Old School!

For the person who loves keropok (prawn crackers)

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For those who love Pepsi

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Old-school Pepsi glasses

For the person who needs spectacles 🙂

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Vintage optician kit

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For the ‘domestic goddess’ who doesn’t cook

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Reproduction metal sign (sold)

For the retro-fashion fashionista

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

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Vintage patchwork clutch (sold)

For those who love trinkets

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Made-in-England glass vintage butter dish

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Store your butter or your jewellery!

If you just want to send your festive greetings, do so with our greeting cards made with authentic vintage French postcards! Some examples of the postcards here:

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More gift ideas to come but check these out in the shop now! 🙂

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Season Greetings!

Ah yes, with Christmas trees popping up in the shops, it’s hard to ignore that the festive season is upon us. It’s slightly more than a month to the day, why not do your shopping earlier to avoid that last minute panic?

Get a pair (or more) of vintage cufflinks for those special guys in your life (dad, boyfriend, husband, brother, uncle, boss?) We have matching cufflink-tie pin/clip sets too! All new ‘old’ stock in great condition.

We’ll even wrap it up for you in our special “nostalgic” packaging!

Come and choose from a good variety of designs.

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Cufflink and tie-pin set

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Cufflink and tie-pin set

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Bull tie-pin

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Enamel tie-pin

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Tie-pin with stone

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Money clip

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Money clip

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New vintage lighter

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Our racks are full again!

Happy lunar new year! Enjoying the holidays much? 🙂 it’s only 3 days to the weekend (hang in there!) so we thought to tempt you with what’s new in the shop.

Our dress rack is full again! Full of vintage outfits that are a riot of colour and print. Even better news – prices start from $15 for a blouse and dresses are mostly $30!

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To round it off, we have something for guys too (but that doesn’t mean girls can’t wear them too) – two old-school track jackets. They’re the epitome of preppy cool – one in our national colours of red and white, and the other a classic Yonex of blue and cream.

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Plus we have a new display showcase! Check it out.

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10 Days to Christmas

Beat the crush in town and shop here in the quiet leafy compound of Normanton Park. We mean come to our little ol’shop of course!

Could these be perfect presents for yourself or a loved one? We think they could!

Red cosmetic case

Echolac cosmetic case

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Even the little plastic shelf is intact

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British pear-shaped plate

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Olympia typewriter in working condition

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An even older Olympia typewriter in working condition

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Coca Cola tray (reproduction)

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Coca Cola tray (reproduction)

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Coca Cola tray

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A giant roll of Kodak film?

It's a portable BBQ!

It’s a portable BBQ!

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Bring your BBQ anywhere!

Guys are hard to shop for, so we think these vintage cufflinks make really good gifts! They come with their original box and are in tip-top condition. We have a large variety to choose from and prices start at $30 a pair. Here are some amazingly stylish  examples in the $30 price range. Free gift wrapping provided.

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Vintage Swank cufflinks

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Vintage Swank cufflinks

Woolly scarves aren’t just for keeping warm, they make good accessories for the home too. Add a spot of colour to an armchair or sofa.

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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Pre-loved high-quality wool scarf

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It’s double-sided!

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We love them checks!

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Kodak Moments – vintage cameras

A new batch of cameras just in!

Meet your Eastman Kodak Brownie Bullet camera, with original box and instruction manual

Kodak Brownie Bullet

 

Adorable and boxy, with strap above

 

A similar model

Brownie Flash six-20

 

side view

The Kodak Instamatic X-45 comes with original box and instruction manual

Kodak Instamatic X-45

Accompanying manual

The Kodak Pony II comes with a leather field case.

Kodak Pony II

Snug in its leather case

 

Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera

 

Side view

 

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Vintage cameras and cases

We bought these because we admired their design and craftsmanship, plus its place in history. We don’t really know alot about photography to be honest, so won’t you come on by and tell us more about them? The cameras come with a leather case.

This is what a portable foldable camera looked like in those days.

It was housed in a beautiful leather pouch like this

And unfolds into this! The Six-20 Kodak Junior.

Front view

Close-up

 

Camera No 2, the Kershaw Eight-20 camera made in the late 40s, in the UK.

Slightly different catch

The Penguin Kershaw Eight-20. Made in England.

Close-up

 

We have just the leather cases too, which we think are really cool for modern-day accessories. Two designs available.

Leather camera case

Leather camera case

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New arrivals – typewriters

Catch these before they’re gone!

We love the baby blue keyboard of the Hermes Baby (no relation to the fashion brand). Made in West Germany, it was quite an iconic typewriter in its day. This model was made around 1966.

Hermes Baby (sold)

Another blue –  a dusky hue for the Hanimex, made in Japan, circa 1960s.

Hanimex Regal

Sophisticated brown Royal Litton typewriter, made in Japan also in the 60s.

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The Olivetti Dora was designed by renowned Italian architect Ettore Sottsass (he also designed the chilli red Olivetti Valentine and founded the Memphis design movement – think geometric shapes and squiggly lines). Note the clean and simple, slightly boxy shape. The typeface, as we read, is Techno Pica, a similarly boxy font. Made in the 60s in Spain.

Olivetti Dora

Finally, the most unusual of the lot with a woodgrain casing, another Royal Litton.

Royal (sold)

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Gift Guide Part 3

With the train distruptions recently, we’re glad to say that the shop is extremely accesssible by bus and car =) Well, it comes with being along one of the main expressways in Singapore, the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), which leads all the way to the east of Singapore with hardly a traffic light in sight.

So if you’re giving the downtown areas a miss, shop vintage at our small but bustling (and bursting) store!

As we hurtle towards Christmas (yes it’s going to be that fast), consider these Christmas gift ideas.

 

A set of six amber glasses, new in the box!

Pretty amber glasses

Cover of box

 

A really old-school film camera which will actually work! Comes new in the box as well.

Old-School camera

Camera manual

 

Bet you haven’t seen these in a while. Dip the bird and he picks up a toothpick!

Toothpick holder

 

For those trendy folks, geek-chic spectacle frames made of good-quality acetate. As these are vintage pre-loved pieces, we took out the original lenses so everyone can wear them =)

Presidential style =)

I think my uncle wore these in the 70s.

Made in West Germany

The pretty pink sides

The only pair with lenses, New old stock.

 

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