Thursday, July 12, 2012

Six Years Of Shopping With AMT!

Last month we celebrated 6 years in business, and wanted to reflect on that time in some way. We decided a great way to do that would be through the closet of one of our favorite customers, who happens to have been shopping with us from day one! Step forward Kim Vee, vintage fanatic, sometime blogger, shopaholic, fashionista, and part-time vintage dealer extraodinaire! We asked Kim if she would put together some of her favorite vintage ensembles she has snagged from Another Man's Treasure over the years, and she duly obliged. In fact, we had a hard time whittling down all of the outfits, as she had so many great dresses to pick from:) We had a lot of fun styling each look for Kim, and seeing some of our favorite things once again. It was a little bit like reminiscing with old friends, remembering where and who we bought them all from! Every vintage dress has a story to tell, and a new one to write..

And so we headed off, with outfit changes a-plenty, to a scorching hot Liberty State Park for some photo shoot fun in the sun....

Look 1 'Sail Away' : Kim is wearing a 1940's red & white bow print dress, 
1930's red straw hat w/navy ribbon, 1970's blue ruffled parasol, 1930's/40's white crocheted gloves,
1950's hand beaded butterfly clutch, 1940's white leather slingback heels.

Look 2 'Circle on the Green' : Kim is wearing a 1970's/80's black and white tropical print sundress, 
1940's black & white hat w/ flowers,1970's red strap heels, 1950's red leather double buckle belt, 
1950's red leather hand bag, assorted vintage carved cherry Bakelite bangles

Look 3 ' Driving Miss Paisley' : Kim is wearing a 1950's paisley print cotton halter swing dress, 
1950's brown satin hat w/ rhinestones, 1950's NOS black rhinestone eyeglass frames, 
1930's hand crocheted brown gloves, vintage ostrich feather fan, 1950's lizard skin stilettos.

Look 4 'Indian Summer Garden' : Kim is wearing a 1970's Indian cotton floral dress, 
1950's/60's wicker handbag w/leather bows, 1970's cork wedges w/bows, 
1970's/80's cloisonne butterfly earrings, 1970's oversize sunglasses

Look 5 'Rich on the Rocks' : Kim is wearing a 1960's printed mini dress, 
1970's Christian Dior sunglasses, 1960's/70's white & gold box handbag, 
1960's gold lace-up shoes, 1960's/70's fish bowl Lucite pendant necklace, 
assorted vintage chain necklaces, assorted vintage cocktail rings

Look 6 'Polka-Dot Pond' : Kim is wearing a 1960's brown & white polka dot dress, 
1970's double-owl pendant necklace, 1940's/50's orange hat w/flowers, 1960's cream clutch,
1950's orange beaded bracelet,1960's white & brown polka-dot spectator pumps

Look 7 'All American' : Kim is wearing a 1960's red romper w/daisies, 
1960's red, white & blue parasol, 1960's blue & white gingham shoes, 
1960's navy wicker handbag w/hearts, 1960's daisy ring

Look 8 'Stranger on a Train' : Kim is wearing a 1950's black cotton halter swing dress, 
1950's/60's leopard print handbag, 1950's metallic fish print heels, 1970's gold bow belt, 
1980's lion door-knocker earrings, 1960's black sunglasses

Friday, June 29, 2012

Garden State's Great!...Vintage, Jersey Style!

Show your Jersey pride with these awesome NJ vintage threads!

1970's 'Maverick' denim jacket with hand painted Bruce Springsteen portrait!

1970's Great Adventure Jackson NJ black hoodie

1970's denim wrap skirt with New Jersey state map aplique!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Some Truly Charming Vintage Jewelry...

As always there's tons of  great new vintage finds at the shop this week. 
Take a look at this wonderful collection of vintage charm bracelets & earrings
we just acquired! They'll be up for grabs in the shop from tomorrow....

 Vintage 'European Travel' Sterling charm bracelet

 1930's-70's Mexican & Navajo Sterling charm bracelet

 Awesome vintage musical instruments charm bracelet

 Vintage music note charm bracelet

 1950's 'Birthday' gold-tone charm bracelet

 Vintage 'Sea life' Sterling charm bracelet

Vintage 'Horse Racing' gold-tone charm bracelet

 Vintage Sterling charm bracelet

 Amazing vintage 'Summer Fun' Sterling charm bracelet

Fun 1980s NOS 'Western' charm earrings

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hawaiian print trend...

There's tons of Hawaiian and Tropical prints all-over the shop at the moment, take a look at a few of our favorites...
Left: 1950s Hawaiian shorts, Right: 1980s Hawaiian sleeveless blouse

Left: 1960's tiki print s/s shirt, Right: Vintage Rayon Hawaiian shirt

Left: 1980's 'Flying to Hawaii' shirt, Right: 1980's tropical floral blouse

Tropical prints on the runways from Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney
 and Missoni amongst others. Retailers like Top Shop & H&M and ASOS have 
been quick to join the trend.

Prints are huge for menswear this season too, Prada (above), Moschino and 
Burberry have all used novelty and tropical prints heavily this season...

 ...but this look has always been cool, just ask these guys!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Been there, got the T-shirt

We just put these cool 1970's vacation t-shirts in the shop last night. Most of them are from the same person, a traveling musician, who literally 'got the t-shirt' wherever he went! We love the graphics, check 'em out...


Thursday, April 26, 2012

'Secondhand & Vintage London' Book Review...

Secondhand and Vintage London

This is a little out of our jurisdiction, but we're going to attempt a book review today, so bare with us! Ordinarily we use this blog to showcase some of our most treasured finds as vintage shop owners, a way of documenting things for our own pleasure, as well as a venue for turning you onto them.
We were recently asked to review a couple of vintage related books on here, and as the publishers were kind enough to post them to us from the UK, how could we refuse?

First up is 'Secondhand and Vintage London' written by Andrew Whittaker, and published by Vivays Publishing. It's great timing for us to receive this book, as we happen to be heading to London next week. As former residents and frequent visitors to the city, we were eager to see what new gems it might unearth for us...

Vintage shopping is our favorite way to explore a city, in-fact it's how Meika (co-owner) explored London when she first moved there, and it's a great way to get off the beaten track and  discover the 'real' city, if you're into that kind of thing. London is quite a sprawling mass though, so 'Secondhand and Vintage London' could be the handy purse-sized guide you need to navigate it. It's a nicely put together 'insiders guide' to all the vintage/antique/collectible shops and markets in London, and apart from a couple of notable omissions (no place for the vintage behemoth that is Beyond Retro, or Lilly Allen's Lucy in Disguise) it's quite a comprehensive collection of all the top spots in town.

The guide is neatly organized, and categorizes its subject with four sub-sections, Clothes and Accessories, Books Music and Memorabilia, Home and Garden and Only In London, making it easy to home in on your personal vintage vice. Each shop or venue gets a tidy little write up with all the relevant info you'd need, like hours of business, address, telephone number, the nearest tube or train station, and the all important price guide. London is generally an expensive city, and there is plenty of high-end vintage to mirror that, but there's also lots of bargains to be had amongst the city's wealth of boutiques, clothing fairs, and flea markets. The book caters to all budgets, even going as far as to detail the weekly and monthly London auctions and car boot sales (I grew up on these) and some charity shops for all you die-hard thrifters out there.  
 'Only In London' section

At the back of the book there's a series of maps, these have all the shops and markets located on them, color coded with their sub-section, which helps put their proximity to one another into perspective. Each map also has a QR code to connect you to specially created interactive maps on Google, if you into all that stuff. Personally I'd skip this part, as getting a bit lost is all part of the fun when you're traveling, right? All in all though, it's a pretty slick guide to everything used and vintage in this charming old city, practical and compact (about the size of a Time Out guide), thoughtfully designed, and with just enough pictures to wet your appetite for the hunt. 

 Handy maps to help you find your way

Here are some of our personal must-see spots if you're planning a jaunt to London any time soon..

Vintage Clothing;

Vintage Modes - Higher-end ladies vintage boutique with some hard to find 60's/70's boutique/designer labels, and older treasures.

The Vintage Showroom - Excellent selection of classic pre 1960's English, French and American men's vintage, pricey but worth it.

Blackout II - Stuffed to the rafters with great stuff  for women and men, particularly nice selection of ladies shoes, and older dresses.

Emporium - A classic English vintage shop that's been around for 25 years, great tailored pieces, and formal wear.

Camden and Portobello Road markets - just to breathe in the history if nothing else :)


Vintage Magazine Shop - Great for NME  and Melody Maker back issues 

Vintage and Rare Guitars - An old hangout of mine, great place to drool over exquisite guitars (and spot a rock star or two)

Hanway Street - Best little alley in London, a couple of killer record shops, and Bradley's Spanish bar if  you get thirsty after all the vinyl digging (complete with a great 7'' single juke box)

Ok, time to pack a suitcase then...or perhaps we should just bring a couple of empty ones instead :)