Vintage clothing

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Vintage clothing
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Thu, 12-02-2010 - 3:45pm

I like vintage clothing, maybe because what is called "Vintage" by the twenty something is what I wore in high school. However .. there isa a designer called Artisan De Luxe that takes it past vintage to what I'd put in the rag bag. Can someone explain to me why you would spend good money on ragged sweatshirts and holy jeans? I'm not talking Goodwill or Salvation Army worn, but excessively worn, with holes ... and costing a LOT more than either of the usualy thrift stores. Here are a few examples ... plaid shirt with leather patches, $114, hoodies that have been darned $108.

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Registered: 01-29-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 10:16pm

I am a big fan too and every decade vintage designs are repeated. Fashion is ever revolving.

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 6:28pm

If you are working in the yard, it's a great look!

If you wore it the last time around, not so great.

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 11:11pm

There are very few "retro" styles that I wear. I love the longer dresses, but the short rise jeans (we called them hip huggers) aren't happening. I gave my niece a broomstick lace stole that was my grandmother's because it's been hanging around my closet for decades, and I've yet to wear it. She, however, will wear it and it will be great on her.

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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 2:02pm

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Thu, 12-09-2010 - 3:14pm

Maybe it's an age thing, but to me, the term "vintage" makes me think of the styles from the 50s and earlier. The 60s and onward are more retro in my mind, perhaps because that was the time of my own teen years. I can see where a 20 or 30 something would see the 60s as vintage -- like I said, it's kind of age relative to me.

But the looks where things are ripped and torn, I just see as puzzling... I can rip and tear the things myself and save a bundle! LOL

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 3:20pm

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Registered: 06-30-2003
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 11:35am

Generally speaking, "vintage" is clothing that was originally made during an earlier time period, and "retro" is new clothing that emulates or evokes