Why would a man want to wear vintage clothing? First of all, it's fun! When you are wearing vintage clothes, you stand out from the crowd. The prospects of somebody else having the same exact outfit at that specific event are slim to none. More and more high school men are looking for vintage clothes for parties and proms because it guarantees originality. One vintage clothing collector from Los Angeles says, "I wear vintage clothes so I can add a little something genuinely particular to my clothing and not feel the same as everyone else, which is challenging in trend conscious Los Angeles.."
Vintage clothing for men are also nostalgic. Recalling the good old days when there were party lines and soda stores? Me neither, but having on vintage clothes grants a man the chance to experience a tiny section of history. In today's unstructured world.
For the thrifty, the cost of vintage items should be incentive enough. Local thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales are excellent sources for vintage clothing at incredible prices. You can also volunteer to help clean out grandpa's closet! I've received numerous pieces of vintage clothes and other things passed down to me since I started out collecting about three years ago.
The internet has made it simple for vintage clothing enthusiasts or collectors to search for shops and buy items that may not be available in their region. Type "vintage clothes" into any search engine and you'll have tons of answers. There are a few things you must know before purchasing vintage clothes online though.
Carol, proprietor of Dandelion Vintage, a fun and affordable Vintage Clothing shop located in New Jersey, commends that first-time purchasers be mindful of what it signifies to buy and put on vintage clothing. "It's not like something unused and fresh from Macy's. It's going to feel unusual and smell differently (there is no "new" clothing smell) and the items do need to be treated a bit more carefully", she said, adding that customers must constantly ask questions up front about the clothes, especially if they are doubtful of the size or status. When shopping for vintage clothes online, she says, be careful to read the site's terms of sales, ordering procedure, and return policy before purchasing.
There are numerous various trends and eras to choose from. Items from the past 19th century on up through the 1980's are available. Whatever your style, you're sure to see something to fit you. Carol suggests customers to purchase what they like and avoid following trends, which is excellent advice when it comes to collecting items of any type.
Making it Work:
Vintage clothes can be teamed with trendy garment or mixed and matched with other vintage pieces. Back in Los Angeles. A man says, "I observe that having on vintage clothes from head to toe is merely not practical in day to day life, but by bringing in a couple of pieces, I can make a fashion that is uniquely my own. I oftentimes buy high-end designer shoes and team them with a vintage outfit and a Gap cardigan. The look is drawn together perfectly and definitely unique".
There you have it: vintage clothes are fun, affordable, and enable the wearer to create and hold an original look.
About the Author - Leo Salinas
I'm an freelance writer. I spend most of my time at my computer doing research and reviews.