Vintage forums however often detail the travails of being with someone who doesn’t get it.
I wrote about eight easy ways to identify your garment as vintage, which helped you to recognize whether that great maxi dress you thrifted was actually from the ’70s or was just a 2012 lookalike.
The answer seems to come down to whether they get ‘it’ rather than style.
A fifties style Betty with a skate dude may work because they are both involved in a subculture.
Speaking of thrifting, I’ve also shared clues on how to identify vintage clothing labels in a thrift store and I’ve explained 11 ways to know a piece is vintage by its labels and tags and how the ILGWU union label can help you to date a garment’s era, too.
Today’s post is different than the rest because it teaches you five easy ways to identify a garment’s most probable era based on construction details like buttons, zippers, seams, sleeves and lining.
1930s-1940s: Bakelite buttons are plastic buttons found on 1930s and 1940s garments.
In today’s tech-centric, career-drunk dating culture, pursuing your love life in a more “vintage” manner is about paying attention to how you are with the opposite sex.
I say ‘appearance’ because they can turn out to be as mad as a bag of cats once you get to know them.
Appearance is, of course not everything, shared interests, attitudes and downright magnetic attraction play a part.
On top of that, our pool of potential romantic partners is significantly reduced.
Do many people enjoy slow paced dating and wholesome entertainment?
Well, I think people yearn for old fashioned dating!
Someone who appreciates romance, taking things slowly and getting to know one another through shared interests.
Collecting vintage clothing is so much more than about “going green.” It's a way to preserve and admire history, culture, and most importantly fashion.
If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.
You know a button is bakelite plastic versus a more modern synthetic plastic because it’s almost always colored.
Test a button’s bakelite authenticity by spraying a Q-tip with 409 cleaner and rubbing it against the button. 1950s: If the button is clear, you’re most likely looking at lucite, a transparent type of plastic invented in 1931.