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Vintage Sailor Costume for Men

There's nothing like watching Navy sailors disembark for their leave on land, at least that's what we've heard from the old-timers that lived during the age of the Navy. Those sailors who had been at sea spotting nary a mermaid or lady of the lake were always ecstatic to be back on land with access to a variety of people, food, and activities other than swapping the deck.

So you can't blame them for their excitement when they got to the city, an excitement that would spread to the civilians, making everyone pumped for Fleet Week when sailors in uniform would swarm the city to see all the popular sights. It must have been pretty awesome to work as a sailor in the 1930's when the tradition of Fleet Week began.

A Nebraska farm boy who's never been out of the county and all of the sudden is sailing on the ocean with men from all over the country, visiting ports that he had only seen in black and white talkies, and eating SPAM..

. so much SPAM.

That iconic uniform was instantly recognizable when they showed up in the big city, causing instant respect and heartthrobs to crop up where ever they tread in the city streets. Now wonder why we're always trying to copy that look!

If you want to have that nostalgic feeling then this costume will bring you back to those days of oceanic voyages. This ensemble has the bright white high-waisted pants, the jaunty cap, and navy blues of the classic uniform with a sense of Hollywood flair.

While we might miss the era of Fleet week, there's no reason to leave those dress whites behind so pull in the anchor and fasten your ascot, it's time to see the world!

Vintage Sailor Plus Size Costume for Men 2X

Are you drawn to the sea? Well, not just any ocean, are you drawn to the idea of the retro ocean voyage?

If you secretly harbor a desire to sail the seas dressed like those sailors that you see on those postcards: all white uniform and classic stripes then you might have to use a time machine. Yep, the sands of times are fickle and the tides have definitely turned (all those puns were intended and we'll never be sorry).

Now, we're unsure of why the Navy changed their ensembles to the boring jackets and coats they wear now. Sure, they still have the cool sailor caps and white uniforms but they no longer wear stripes and they definitely don't wear ascots anymore.

Yep, the seas are full of buttoned-up men who no longer sing sea shanties and are less tattooed than the landlocked general public. We're sure they still do good work, as the world is mostly ocean there is plenty of business to be done on the high seas.

But we simply can't imagine any high seas adventure worth experiencing happening when the everyone on ship isn't wearing an ascot. It just seems slightly tragic to take on the Kraken when there's no one on board wearing a striped shirt.

Maybe this guy was just singing a sea shanty, maybe he has an anchor tattoo and his bicep, maybe that tattoo is detailed with a scrolling banner that says, "Mom". So, we may have just mixed up our Americana tattoo references but you get the picture.

If you want to see more classic sailors out there, you can be the change you see in the world. Yes, there's still a place for high waisted, double button pants on the ocean.

Yes, nautical fashion will always call for a hearty striped shirt and a healthy serving of Ascot. Sooner or later they'll invent that time machine to transport you to the golden age a voyaging at sea.

In the meantime, try being the change you wish to see in the world.