About this time every summer I receive a handful of requests for men’s vintage boating outfits. Sometimes these requests come from antique wooden boat owners who want to dress the year that matches their boat and other times they come from the general public planning to attend a vintage boat show. My local wooden boat … Read More about Mens Vintage Boating Outfits, Sailing Clothes
Creating your dream costume or vintage inspired wardrobe begins with a little fashion history. What did women and men wear? Where did they wear it to? How do I create an authentic look?
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With only one more week of school, my family is ready to start our season of summer vacations! We took a spring break vacation to Disney World and a Disney cruise to the Carribean in April and yet here we are about to go on more mini vacations. I love summer, for this very reason. … Read More about Vintage Vacation Outfit Ideas | Retro Holiday
The 1950s teenage girl. Ask any teen who lived their 13-18 years during the ’50s what they thought of the decade and you will almost always hear “it was the best.” Ask them about 1950s fashions and you will get mostly positive reviews too. I know because I asked a number of folks in online … Read More about 1950s Teenager Fashions – Girls Fashion Trends and Clothing Styles
1920s men’s fashion was the start of menswear as we know it today. It was a time of classic sophistication with a level of fun that has gone by the wayside in favor of more and more casual modern clothing. 1920s men’s fashion colors were mostly neutral with patterns, but the accessories popped with vibrant … Read More about 1920s Fashion for Men
Looking at 1930s fashion illustrations or the leading ladies of the silver screen, one might question if there were women in “my size.” The ideal figure was tall and lean, as it was in the 1920s, but now with a defined upper waist and a small-medium size bust. Fashion illustrations emphasized these lines in unrealistic … Read More about 1930s Plus Size, Curvy, Mature Fashion Inspiration
As full weekends and reduced weekday hours became more common in the 1930s so did the desire to get out of work clothes, business suits and uniforms and into something sporty and casual. A man’s time off became a time to dress for comfort and leisurely pursuits inspired by the same movie stars and rich … Read More about 1930s Mens Casual Fashion