Vintage Style Advice

How To Create Your Own Style

Creating your own unique style is easy when you know where there are vintage clothes for sale. Not only will these clothes make you stand out from the crowd as they are, but with a little effort they can be turned into one-off pieces that no one else will own. 

Sourcing pre-owned vintage clothes is a great place to start if you want to create your own style. Once you have found the perfect 1970’s disco shirt you can make it unique to you by changing the fit, style, or even the colour. Go wild with either cold wash or machine dyes to brighten up faded colours, or change the pattern completely to add some tie-dye action. If you aren’t happy with the way your vintage shirt fits you can either learn how to use a sewing machine or find a local seamstress that can make the alterations for you. Body shapes change over time and a slim fit today might differ from a slim fit from the 60s’ or 70s’.

A simple nip and tuck to the side seams or the addition of a panel under the arms can make your new shirt fit like a dream. Of course, you can also get custom suits made in a vintage style if you can’t find what you’re searching for. Shirts aren’t the only type of vintage clothing that can be altered to suit your individual needs. Jeans can be bleached, jackets can have patches added or removed, and belts can have new buckles or studs added to change their appearance completely. The alterations you make can be as big or small as you like, even the smallest change will make the items you source unique to you. 

Vintage Designer Clothes – Why Are They So Popular?

Clothes for men often seem dull and boring these days. Lack of excitement and choice are making more and more men look for alternatives including vintage designer clothes. But, why is this the main alternative that so many men are turning to? What do these clothes have that others don’t?

A quick look around the average men’s clothes shop will highlight rows and rows of clothes in similar styles and colours. Even with designer evening wear, the only clothes you will find are those that are considered ‘in’ that season. If these ‘in’ styles, cuts, or colours don’t suit your needs, shape, size, or taste life can become very dull indeed. Vintage clothes offer a chance to return to a style of clothing that you actually like and are comfortable wearing. You have a wider range of choice, from a black suit jacket to a men’s wool coat, from bygone eras that can be mixed and matched to create the look you want. Another benefit of vintage clothing is durability.

Even today’s designer clothes tend to have a short shelf life and can be almost impossible to wash properly or repair. Pre-owned designer clothes sourced from reputable retailers can date back to the ‘40s and ‘50s, or even as far back as the 1920’s. They have quite literally stood the test of time and will continue to do so for many years to come. Whether you are looking for clothing that suits you better, is longer lasting, or is suitable for a special dress occasion, it is important to source it carefully and, if buying online, to use a site that has a secure payment portal.   

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