Vic Skelly began his business at the Viva Las Vegas show in 1999, where he became known as the Panty Man because of his huge collection of v...read more
Vic Skelly began his business at the Viva Las Vegas show in 1999, where he became known as the Panty Man because of his huge collection of vintage lingerie. Vic still goes to the show every year, but with a much larger supply of all things vintage thanks to his ownership of the best vintage clothing store in Detroit — V-Male. The store opened in 2007 and local, national and even international business has been strong ever since.
Vic chose the store name as a twist on what was called Victory Mail during WWII, and V-Male certainly delivers. Victory Mail was an ingenious way to photograph letters from loved ones and put them onto microfilm until they got to their locations, when they were printed back onto paper again. It saved a lot of space and weight on the overseas flights, and kept many soldiers comforted during their difficult years abroad.
Vic finds his clothes from a number of places, and some of his acquisition stories are pretty unique for a store owner. People seem to find hi
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