I think it’s a question that people ask, and one that’s hard to explain sometimes . . .
Why do you like vintage so much?
Usually its asked by people who are not fans of wearing other people’s clothes. I get that for sure, but its more than that, it’s that its a rush, an addiction, an endless quest to find that perfect item, and then find it in a size that fits. There are no various sizes, no range of colours to choose from. It can be frustrating when you find a great item and the size is wrong, or the colour is not quite right, however when you find the right piece in the right size it beats any endorphin rush you can get from most things. It’s an unequivocal joy to beat the odds, that something has survived and been passed around and avoided the landfill to end up in your hands, its destiny.
Ok that might be a bit much but you get the point on how great it is to find something. There is also a second factor, it’s the question of style, there have been epic moments in fashion that haven’t dated, or the items can be reworked to work today, if an item is 40 years old and still works as a look you know it will last, so you could also say its an investment in the timeless staples any wardrobe should have.
As someone who will always choose style over trend I get more excitement from looking into the past than I do from a trend report. I like to mix the old with the modern though and this works well with having a love of vintage and a love of all those little non-High Street labels out there I love making things now.
I say vintage takes time and effort, there is no quick way to build a wardrobe, but give it a try, it’s very rewarding.
Oh and who could resist looking as cool as these guys do……….