9 Vintage Mens Accessories

When thinking of clothing and fashion most people relate it to women and a female’s wardrobe. Many a times the possibilities of a man’s wardrobe is overlooked. Some do not realize the options men have to choose from when putting on their Sunday’s Best. Below we made a list of the varied selection of men’s accessories.


1. Printed Ties

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2. Belts and Belt Buckles

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3. Bolo Ties

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4. The Trucker Hat

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5. Cuff Links

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6. Man Bags

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7. Bow Ties

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8. Tie Clips

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9. Classic Vintage Hats

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Vintage Bar Wear: Everything You Need to Keep it Retro and Classy.

So appropriate for a chilly friday evening, our blogpost today is on vintage bar wear. Scroll through for recipes, snapshots, and must-haves for a great vintage bar set up.


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Vintage Light.


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Gotta keep those cocktails cold somehow! A vintage Rival Ice-O-Matic will do the trick.



And where better to put all that crushed ice than into this awesome vintage Ice Bucket.


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Cranberry Punch (about 15 servings)

1 bottle of gin (Tanqueray or Beefeater)

10 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier

10 oz unsweetened cranberry juice

10 oz freshly squeezed orange juice

2 teaspoons of almond essence

1 bottle of dry sparkling wine (Gruet Brut, cava or prosecco)

Combine all ingredients, except for the sparkling wine, in a punch bowl. Stir together and store covered in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Once you’re ready to serve, stir the the punch again, then add the bubbly. Put an orange twist* into each cup and and ladle in the punch.

*Find a ripe, brightly-colored fresh orange with thick, firm skin. With a small knife (or a regular vegetable peeler), slice off a thin, ribbon-like peel, similar to what you’d get peeling a potato. Do this over each cup so the spray of orange oil lands in the cup. Twist the peel into a spiral to release even more oil and throw it in the cup.


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Champagne Flutes.


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Vintage Tom Collins

1 1/4 oz. Tanqueray London Dry

1 oz. lemon or lime juice

1 Teaspoon sweet & sour mix

1 Splash club soda

1 Slice orange


In a shaker half filled with ice cubes, add Tanqueray London Dry, lemon or lime juice, and sweet & sour mix.

Shake well. Strain into collins glass filled with ice. Add club soda and stir well. Garnish with maraschino cherry.




Vintage Beer Glasses.



Old Fashioned (Whiskey).

2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey

2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

1 Splash Water

1 Teaspoon Sugar

1 Maraschino Cherry

1 Orange Wedge

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.


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Vintage Shot Glasses.


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Old Pal.

1 oz. Bourbon

3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth

3/4 oz. Campari

Stir Ingredients with ice. Strain into small cocktail glass, sip in small doses until your tongue adjusts to the Campari.


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Vintage Ceramic Figurine Whiskey Bottles.



Horse’s Neck.

1 1/2 oz. Brandy

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

3 oz. Ginger Ale

Add a few ice cubes into the glass. Pour the brandy (or bourbon) over the ice cubes. Top with ginger ale. Add a dash of bitters. Garnish with a lemon zest.

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Vintage Mini Travel Bar. (Right hand compartment is for alcohol bottles.)


Vintage Inspiration: DIY


A Few KF Brooches From Our Selection.

Vintage DIY:

Krispyfringe has so many beautiful brooches in the store! The KF team has discussed the use of brooches in our modern day society and feel that they are not worn nearly enough. Very few people use brooches as an addition to their style and we think that these pretty gems need a bit of an update. We want to help you find a way to spice up your favorite brooch, whether it belonged to a loved one in the family, it was a thrift store score, or you happened to purchase it right from our store, we want to help! After doing a bit of research we decided that a necklace made from vintage jewelry is absolutely adorable.


DIY Brooch Necklace


You will need:

  1. Pliers
  2. Chain (with large enough loops for a pin to pass through)
  3. Jump Rings
  4. Lobster Closure
  5. Vintage Brooch



Step One: measure the chain around your neck and make sure you like the length.


Step Two: Start pinning the brooches to the chain. Just like you would on a jacket or a scarf. Continue this until your brooches are completely clustered together.


Step Three: Connect your jump ring to the lobster claw closure. Continue to connect the jump ring to one end of the chain and voila! The perfect vintage DIY necklace!

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Guilt Free Vintage: The Debate On Fur


Guilt Free Vintage!

With such cold weather rolling into The City it is important to have appropriate and fashionable outerwear. A fur coat is one of the warmest things one can wear while enduring this frigid weather. When discussing fur in fashion, there are inevitable ethical arguments that arise. While people may feel disgusted, guilty or morally incorrect when wearing a new garment made with fur, at KF, we view vintage fur differently. Purchasing vintage fur has many benefits. While buying a brand new fur coat may be perceived as unethical and supporting a dark industry with few morals, vintage pieces are different.  For starters, purchasing a quality item that has lasted for decades has little to no environmental impact. According to The Fur Council of Canada, fur is “natural, renewable, biodegradable and energy efficient. “ The unethical arguments that follow the fur industry are muted when it comes to vintage goods. When trying a substitute for authentic fur, many shoppers turn to synthetic fur, perhaps visually comparable to fur, yet not nearly as insulating and often produced with fast fashion intentions in an unconscious manner rather than as a quality, durable, natural garment which is sure to last double the time of synthetic fiber.  The fibers used to construct fake fur are primarily acrylic, which is produced from non-renewable petroleum byproducts. Purchasing vintage garments is a sustainable choice. Vintage furs are not only a great deal from a price standpoint, but you can keep yourself warm while saving something from the dumpster.

We are closing out 2014 and entering the year 2015. Fashion lovers are responsible and obligated to be conscious and educated about their purchases. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Fashionistas.


krispyfringe | vintage Weekly Fashion Inspiration: David Bowie

“I’m an instant star, just add water and stir.”- David Bowie

Krispy's take on Bowie

No one says fashion icon quite like Bowie. David Bowie was a revolutionary aspect to our society. With out Bowie, where would we be now?

Bowie’s influence on American culture is undeniable. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has even declared a day after the icon. September 23rd David Bowie Day. An inspiration for individuality and creativity while inventing one persona after the next. The chameleon of pop music, each persona as original as the last. As an international fashion muse he is often cited on the runway among the most famous designers. So  here’s to you Bowie, krispyfringe is dedicating this weekend’s fashion inspiration to a 21st century renaissance man. You are our fashion muse.


Make sure to check out the David Bowie Is exhibition featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. You won’t be disappointed by his ingenious costume design, handwritten lyrics, original set designs, album artwork and other diverse performance materials from the past five decades.

Exhibit open until January 4th, 2014.

Adults: $25.00

Youth: $10.00