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Old 01-27-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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Does anyone dress vintage?

Just wondering if we have any vintage-wearers around here. Long story short, the 40s-50s are a new hobby of mine.


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Old 01-27-2006, 12:18 PM   #2
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....all my clothes are old .. but not that old. lol.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:24 PM   #3
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Ooooh I love vintage!!! But I don't own much of it any more I'm always scouring second hand shops (and when I was in Canada garage sales - they don't really have those here) for neat finds. Back home in Canada (my dear sweet mom is holding on to it for me) I have a beautiful long black (winter) coat with a wide "skirt" style bottom that I got second hand, in excellent condition, in Calgary. I'm not sure of the exact age, but it could be vintage based on the style. I miss that coat so much, but it was too heavy to bring given the tiny weight allowances that airlines give you.

When I was little I was madly passionate about vintage clothes. Mom made me two poodle skirts and I lived in them. I also loved anything that looked Victorian (still do) and was always playing "old fashioned" dress up. Hopefully one day I'll get the chance to get more retro pieces - I just adore the look!
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #4
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My wedding dress was Victorian. I will try to find it and take a pic to post.
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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My son used to date a girl who wore all vintage clothes and shoes. She was always well dressed, but I was slightly amused to see someone that young dressed like my mother had when she was young. Mom was quite a looker and she and her sister were always dressed elegantly. I wish I had some of her clothes - I'd have to lose a few pounds to get into them.
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I've always had a thing for older rhinestone jewelry, but now the furs and dresses are getting fun. Jessica - can your mom send you the coat?
Alix, we need the photo!
licia - isn't it nice when a girl dresses like a....girl?!
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I think it would be very expensive, we've talked about it, but I want her to keep it there in case, one day when we return to Canada (heaven willing) it'll be there for me. Otherwise I worry what if I had it here, and again the airline weight limit prevented me from taking it back, then I'd be forced to give it up and I wouldn't want that to happen - if that makes sense, lol (I have a name for it, I call it my "princess coat".)
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Just wondering if we have any vintage-wearers around here. Long story short, the 40s-50s are a new hobby of mine.
Well, at some of the homebrew conferences, our brewclub has been know to trade on the area's Purple Gang history...



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Old 01-27-2006, 05:33 PM   #9
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OK, ronjohn - which one are you?
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I am not sure what you call mine, But I do like that stuff. I wish I had my Leisure Suit and Dingo Boots Still oh and Platform Shoes but then thats not that old !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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