Vintage Fashion: Old Is The New Fashion

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  1. Amie Ar

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    The new old.

    Its not only about being nostalgic or just simply finding fashion a way on how to disposed or show off classic pieces of clothing or fashion of the old generation. Vintage fashion relives memories and re-creates scenes from he past coming back again on a different time and age. It's like dressing up with old stuff and be hip and in fashion anew.

    Business sprouts like mushrooms.
    Since you knew each fashion piece by heart, it was easier how to assemble them and arrange them to make them look like how they were worn before. Adding an item or two makes the ensemble a new twist of fashion outfit that can even go viral like a fad.

    Vintage fashion means being happy and fabulous!
    If you have those old yet very nice ensembles that stuffed your closet spaces. Why not let them out not only to let the fabric breathe and not just make those mildews and rotten elements feed on them. Why not get your jolly mood out and re-arranged them in a shop where other people can experience them and make them look fabulous as well.

    Share and ripple the experience to the next generation.
    Who knows, those happy moments you've experienced when you wore them before could somehow ripple to the new owner as they enjoy wearing them too. Vintage fashion come in every generation. It simply a fashion blast that never fade and comes in every generation and era.
     
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    Love love love the fashion back then, so feminine - not tarty like today
    Don't think much of the mens outfits though :p
     
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    The women look fine, but I think those men would get beat up walking around my town dressed like that.
     
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    There you go Ike & Patsy. You're fashion imagination are working fine! As I've noted above, you've gotta work a little imagination and be inventive enough on mixing, adding or lessen some from the original attire. You can alter, modify, add up some accessories or embellishments to it. It will be fun redesigning the old to look new and unique. Anyway, that is how fashion is right? Be inventive to make and be fabulous. ;)
     
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    Oh my, @Amie Ar ... that's ... interesting! :D I like the brown "swing" dress but that first man's outfit... is that a skirt? Or really baggy pants? I can't tell... I do like the vest fabric and contrasting collar but... :eek:
     
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    I agree Mari - :eek:
     
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    i like it that I made you reminisce and most of all SMILE interestingly with this thread I've created. I'm glad I made everyone connect and engage in this interesting topic of discussion. :)
     
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    My wife sells a lot of vintage clothing on eBay that she finds at second-hand stores and yard sales.
     
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    Good for your wife there @Ken. I'm sure aside from getting into business, she enjoys marketing and telling stories about her products. Its really a very enjoyable business with pleasure, ;)
     
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    I adore vintage clothing. I would like to see more women wearing this clothing. If I were younger and thinner, I would wear clothes from the 40's through the early 60's.
     
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    Same here @ Mari. I initially thought it was a kilt. And wonder if men during those time/era really had to wear such wide width pants that really or almost look like a kilt if not a bit longer in length and without the bag that goes with the kilt traditionally worn by Scottish men on cultural occasions. :p
     
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    It sure was classy, wasn't it, @Texas Beth ?! My daughter developed an interest in the WWII era about 8 years ago and started buying vintage clothing from that era. She has a few good dresses, a sundress, a couple of hats, gloves, and a coat. Problem is that to find things in good/perfect condition from that era, the price tags are ridiculously high.
     
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    @Mari North - A 'lot' of ladies over here have gone back to the 40s and 50s style - everything, make up and hair as well as
    home d├ęcor. I love to see them. They all look FAB !
    BTW - you can get very good retro clothing on Amazon - really good
     
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    Clothes should be like old friends: familiar and comfortable to be around. ;):)
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    How is she doing with that Ken?

    I've thought of opening a small Ebay or Etsy vintage shop if I ever semi retire. I gave a lot of stuff away to our PAWS thrift I'm sure I could have sold online. But PAWS does so much for animals and cats in this area, it's worth donating to them.

    I have some vintage jewelry I'm sure I'll never wear and thought of trying to put some of that online. I'm sure I could also fine small easy to ship things I could sell on my own thrift shopping. Not sure but I may try some day.

    As far as fashion, I love vintage fashion. I have a 30's cotton yellow sun dress I bought at a thrift store I'd love to display some day if I ever get that second bedroom the cats can't go into. I also have a dress that probably was worn by a young teenager. Cotton, cotton lace with hook and eyes all the way down most of the side front. Probably from the early 1900s. I found it in a thrift shop marked 0.75 stained. It's not stained at all. And yes, 75 cents. I don't want to sell it.
     
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    It's so wonderful for I buy vintage at thrift stores and they are so comfy. I don't like the clingy type of clothes and I refuse to wear them! Most of my clothes lasted so I got some very vintage clothes in my closet. It's a good thing I kept my weight down too for my clothes fit and aside for a bit of mending they last. I always go to the thrift shops to buy very inexpensive clothes. I go to Walmart too for I found Walmart has new but very cheap clothes! Love the rollbacks at Walmart too!
     
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    I am not fashion conscious although I admit that I frequently buy clothes primarily for my office wear (I am exempted from wearing the office uniform so my alternative is the semi-formal or casual formal. I remember the time when the jeans was in fashion. My mother would have several jeans on the hanger and I was dreaming that someday I would have jeans for myself. But when I grew up, it's plain skirt or slacks for me. You may say that we are a compatible couple because my husband has no aptitude in fashion either. But he admitted that he had a bell bottom once and aside from that, the style of his pants never changed from the 1970s until now.
     
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    She's doing pretty well with it, but vintage clothing isn't the only thing she sells. She has a store on eBay and also does a lot of selling on Amazon.com. Books that we buy for twenty-five cents at the library sale sometimes go for $40 or $50 on Amazon.com or eBay, although that's on the high side of normal. Vintage clothing she usually gets at second-hand stores. Our neighbor, who is an auctioneer, does estate sales and she does some selling or him as well, splitting the profits 50-50.
     
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    Thanks Ken for the information. It's something I'm thinking about. No time now working full time, but if I retire or go part time first.

    I have some vintage jewelry I'll never wear and it could probably be sold online.
     
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    It doesn't look any gayer than what our founding fathers wore. :)
     
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