Posted by This Hour Has 22 Minutes on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
The Ian Drummond Collection Inc. is always looking to add to our rental stock for film, television and commercial work.
Collections such as this are built over time. It can happen piece by piece or the purchase of entire estates.
Ian shops vintage and antique shows, auctions, estates and referrals. He works with home organizers—please consider him if you are downsizing.
To get started, feel free to give us a call or fill out the form below and allow us to get back to you.
What is helpful:
Simply put is fine: 5 coats, 7 dresses, 3 sweaters, from 1930s-1960s, 20 fashion magazines from the 1950s,
Waist size in inches is the most helpful measurement for women’s clothing; Chest size and inseam for men. Shoe sizes are also helpful.
If pictures can be provided, they’re helpful. Even a quick snap of the clothing hanging in the closet is useful information for us.
Ian will still need to view the items in person. We will do our best to get in touch with you as soon as possible, and if there’s interest, will make arrangements to meet to examine the items and discuss their sale.
Ian prefers to purchase items outright – we do not operate on a consignment basis.
The collection is comprised of 20th century men’s’ women’s and children’s wardrobe items, from underwear to outerwear. It includes accessories such as hats, shoes, purses, jewelry, gloves – really, any accoutrements that can be worn or carried, or that can dress a closet. Surprisingly, those broken-down coveralls in the garage or grandma’s faded housedress can be just as desirable as party dresses and office wear.
Not every item needs to be pristine – we outfit “characters” as well, or have samples of certain items available for patterns or for set decoration. Beyond wardrobe items, Ian has a penchant for fine vintage heirloom linens and textiles, beautiful hatboxes, and vintage sewing notions and patterns.
You’re invited to present us with anything you think might fall under our umbrella. Our buying needs vary depending on what is filming; what needs replacing; what’s currently stylish etc. Please note that we concentrate our buying in the period before the 1970s, and in the 80s and 90s our needs are more specific.
Our sources are often surprised by what is of interest to us. So, try us. As Ian often says, “I need to see everything. Let me decide.”
The Ian Drummond Collection Inc. comprises thousands of items from the 1890s-1990s, and can outfit anyone from a lead to background, to “character” roles; from underwear to outerwear, and with all manner of accoutrements.
We offer a variety of services, including Ian’s talent and experience to pull for a show. Contact us to learn if we have what you need.
We can provide photos and measurements for approval by costume designers and set decorators (in as much detail as requested.)
Our clothing items are inventoried, labeled clearly with our name, their sizes and other descriptive information, and entered into a computerized invoice system that provides easy-to-use paperwork with clear descriptions and prices for your department’s convenience.
At the studio, the items are sorted by decade, then type of garment, and by size and color within those sections, making pulling fast and decision-making easy. We offer ready assistance, and references and supplies as needed to aid in the task.
We ship worldwide. Please feel free to inquire about overseas rentals. International Rentals are billed in US dollars.
Working on a specific time frame and budget? We have a quick turnaround and do our best to accommodate production budgets – we offer spec, extended rental, and run-of-show prices.