Vintage Fashion Tips
This month we are disusing the influence of denim on our culture. It is hard to talk about denim without talking about the denim jacket. The denim jacket has been a wardrobe staple for workers since the early 1900’s when the first jean jacket was produced by the Levi Strauss Co. Their main invention the “Blue Jeans” found great success among the ranchers and miners and it didn’t take long for Strauss to realize that the new pants needed a jacket to go along with them.
Rumor has it that the first jean jacket was invented back in 1873 but did they not go into mass production until 1905 and it became an instant classic.
A few years ago Levi’s had a competition to locate the earliest denim jacket produces by the company in the Unites States. Apparently the winner turned in a jacket that was created in 1910 at a Levi’s factory in San Francisco, California. The jacket sold for $2,000 to vintage clothing collectors that were keen to make the article part of their collection.
Some of the newer jackets from the “First Edition” series created in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s can still be located or purchased for anywhere between $200-$500.
Other denim companies like LEE Mercantile and Wrangler also came out with their version of the Jean Jacket. Some of the older railroad denim jackets created by LEE that were used by railroad workers can be found at various vintage clothing shops or on ebay auctions.
Jean Jackets in Pop-culture
I am sure that there are not very many wardrobes that a jean jacket has not been part of at one time or another. From the 1950’s through the 1980’s the jean jacket was used to show the rebellious side of ones nature.
Every subculture has found away to adapt denim jackets to their genre, from punkers to prep’s and cowboys to hippies, jean jackets are used to represent one’s true colors.
Today, teeny-bopper stars in Hollywood rock their jean jackets as much as the metal head on sunset strip.
The popularity of denim jackets fades in an out over the decades but it seems the trend is coming back again stronger than ever.
Celebrities and rock-stars alike have their pictures taken everyday wearing some variety of a jean jacket in it’s entirety or with the sleeves cut off turning into a vest. A vintage blue jean jacket is very much in demand now, with many buyers for vintage clothing store stocking their shelves with a range of sizes and styles. This clothing is not only worn by metal heads now, but is now very much in favor by fashion conscious people as well.
Now I leave you with a girl and her jacket…
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Merchandising vintage clothing can get a little tricky if you want to maximize the your return on your investment. Most women who work in a vintage clothing store know how to merchandise a mannequin with women’s clothing but miss a lot of opportunities when they start dressing the men. It is important for product buyers and merchandisers to understand how different items can be grouped together, and displayed.
The following are different groupings to assist buyers and merchandisers
Product mixes :
Mens Disco Shirts
Mens Retro Shirts
Boy Scout Shirts
Three Button Polos
Light 80s Jackets
Vintage Suit Coat
Leisure Suit Jacket
Bajas /Ethnic Wear
Insulated Jean Jackets
Mens Jeans – 70s
Levi 501, 517
Boot cut Lee, Levi,
70s Tuxedo Pants
Checkered Poly Pants
Western Poly Pants
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Market Publique Lookbook Gives Vintage Fashion a Modern Spin (Photos)
We like to feature some of our favorite websites, photographers, bloggers and others that are as crazy about vintage as we are. When it comes to Vintage Fashion, style and photography we think that Market Publique is doing a great job leading the pack. Thier online website features a great photography collection of carefully put together vintage outfits in their online lookbook. Take a look at these, they are not just hard to fing rare vintage items, but your every day cool vintage fashion.
Founded by Pamela Castillo, Market Publique brings together a community of buyers and sellers to champion vintage fashion. When it comes to shopping online, photographs mean everything and they do it better than well; their look books breath life–and style–into older clothing, giving them a modern spin
Vintage High Waisted Denim Jean Shorts have been rather common among some of the more hipster crowds over the past few seasons. As with everything in the fashion conundrum, these same shorts are starting to make big comeback among some of the more trendy shoppers.
Some of us feel that it is about time, the low-cut look for jeans on women has pretty much run it’s course, and rightfully so. This year everyone from department stores to pseudo cool hipster shops like Urban Outfitters will be carrying a collection of different versions of these high waisted denim shorts for their female clientele. Many of the brand designers for these shorts have gone to the racks of vintage clothing stores for inspiration on how to make the perfect pair. The perfect pair to them is a design that will look and feel exactly like an old pair of vintage jeans.
The thing to remember is that you do not have to run to your local department store to purchase a great pair of vintage jean shorts, all that you have to do is visit your closet or local vintage store. Find a pair of vintage jeans that looks good on you, then take them home and cut them to fit. It is that easy.
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