Thursday, 9 June 2011
Vintage Schmintage.... opting for old fashioned style, or trying to...
Recently I have found that what I consider vintage, elegant, unique or useful doesn't entirely accord with the so called vintage community. I am possibly too old, been wearing old stuff for too long and too much of a Londoner in tooth and claw. I'm finding it immature, too cliquey, too bitchy, too full of crap late 60's and 70's schmutter and too, well basically lacking in bloody style. I had to leave a few comments off of my vintage survey because they were so petty and dim.
Having said that between the Chap Magazine cabal, those with Sohoitus (not 'vintage' but iredeemably drunken and bohemian around the edges) and some of the lovely vintage maff ladies who spend their time considering matters of sewing, getting dresses and getting plastered there are lots of lovely people swishing around the place.
But I don't bloody like East London, seventies crap clothes, dangly hair and sodding clubs full of bankers, hipsters and people in feather headbands and donning false moustaches .. I suspect Bourne and Hollingsworth must have a secret mailing list for twats. Then there is the amount of bloggers and journalists and organisations who know sod all about design history or old clothes and set themselves up as experts which would be fine but they lie! they lie! Really knowing arsingly nothing, I have read several lots of complete tosh in the last week and really at my age I have to start watching my temper.
So retro vintage is off the description, but soho, booze and old style glamour remain, the booze particularly remains.Any one got any tequila?!