A sexy leather jacket doesn't always have to be black. This warm chocolate Schott biker hits the mark in every way. Think outside the norm with vintage - style isn't a costume.Continue reading
What We Wear - How We Wear It - Why We Wear It - What It Means - How It's Made.
These five simple questions are more important now than they ever have been before. Life has become a system of mass-identification rituals. Group-likes, viral-trends, social-shames - whatever. We have flooded the internet with our 'individual expressions.' Back in the day, it used to be important to watch the the cool folks start new trends INDIVIDUALLY. Now we watch and see who the 'early adopters' are and who's 'dressing like so & so' before everyone else, eventually, does, too.
Sounds, boring, to me.
So let's think. Who are you? What do you want to tell the world? How are you able to do that? Here's two quick examples:
Eco-conscious young folks can all be seen wearing the same brands, for the same reasons (functional, fashionable, trendy) - recycled, sustainable manufacturers etc. Denim-Dudes (and Dudettes) hunt out those 19.5oz chore jeans and brass chain-wallets - functional, fashionable, trendy - made in USA, natural materials, long lasting product etc.
Just a little lo-fi thought food for you all.Continue reading
70's styled photo session with racheldemsickphoto.com
Vintage is always in fashion. It's the way to say a mouthful while staying silent.
Let your style do the talking.Continue reading
Do you have a vintage 'archive?' You know what I'm talking about - that box under your bed filled with vintage pieces you simply cannot part with. I've heard about archives of all sizes over the years. Even met a guy who had an entire vacant house filled with vintage items he collected that just, weren't, for, sale. To anyone. Ever.
I think this is a good practice. We all follow the trends and the #feeds, but the key to style is to be yourself. There's such a sense of over-identification anymore and that's basically, well, unoriginal. Collect and (hopefully) wear whatever you want - even if it's too small or too big for you.
Vintage + Summer = good times. A shot from one of our recent photo spreads.Continue reading