12/18/2012 08:38 am ET

'Menswear' Features Hilarious Vintage Men's Fashions, Collected By Tom Phillips (PHOTOS)

Tom Phillips is a British writer and artist perhaps best known for A Humament, a radical (and beautiful) reworking of a Victorian novel. However, he also collects bizarre Victorian and early 20th-century postcards, more than 50,000 of which have been acquired by the Bodleian Library in Oxford. To celebrate that fact, the library has put out a book of 200 portraits under the title of Menswear (The Bodleian Library, $25), a selection of which can be seen below.

So click on to witness outfits both casual and formal, posed portraits and family holidays in these often strange, bizarre and hilarious, all great inspiration for your next vintage costume party/hipster gathering: