Can I just say “vintage” is becoming a dirty word, overused by people doing knock off stuff. High Street shops use it to describe their cheap and nasty version of something once brilliant. People with no fashion history knowledge, throw the word around to flog us yet more rubbish. Vintage is meant to be used to describe something of age; I meet antique and vintage dealers all the time and everyone has a different idea of how old something has to be before they can use that word. But big organisations have realised that vintage is now a massive trend and are using it to reproduce nasty versions of something that was once a quality item. All you have to do is type in vintage clothes into eBay and all types of 'repro' crap come’s up.
A word that pisses me off even more is bloody “retro”. If
someone describes something as retro it is basically a piece of shit. Retro is
generally used to describe something that looks vintage, normally by someone
that has no fucking idea, when it was actually made to sell under the whole “vintage” umbrella. So I'm asking you, swot up on what style
each era possessed. It’s interesting, ask questions, read some books and you may
find a whole new style that you never knew was out there. And please, PLEASE don’t
buy anything that is sold to you that's reproduction, or something a bigwig
advertising director has decided they will call vintage because it has a
stylistic nod to a certain era! Make your own decisions, you may find that you
only want to wear completely modern stuff, or that you want to dress entirely
in 1950’s gear, there is nothing wrong with modern copies, or wearing something
that is from the 90’s that looks sixties, you make your own mind up, and don’t be
swayed by bullshit miss-use of an incredible word.