10 posts tagged Leather
Sometimes beautiful vintage fashion comes with the price of difficult to manage fabrics. Don’t let this small hiccup scare you away from the perfect vintage look. If you’ve yet to discover the magic of a steamer, it’s about time. Steamers are an easy way to make a piece look like new without putting it in harm’s way. You’ll never see your favorite designer ironing their creations backstage, so why should you put an iron to your vintage masterpieces? A steamer is a small investment that is guaranteed to go a long way.
2. Sewing kit
You think mending is for grandmas? Well, so is that vintage sweater, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping you! Clothes are becoming more and more disposable, but the beauty of vintage is that it’s here to stay. With vintage fashion it’s important that you don’t lose any of the precious details that give a piece character – sometimes a button seems to have an entire story of its own! A basic sewing kit is a must-have for any vintage wardrobe. Reinforce problem spots before they become a problem too big to handle, and your vintage wardrobe won’t age a day.
3. Fabric shaver
Vintage never dies, but it is possible to give your vintage knits a born again feel. Fabric shavers are a great way to remove frustrating pills and give a vintage sweater or cardigan new life.
4. Leather treatment
At some point or another, we’ve all fallen in love with a stunning vintage leather piece. Heck, we fall in love every time we enter a vintage store. Be it a bag, a jacket, or a pair of shoes, vintage leather is truly one-of-a-kind. Good leather ages beautifully, if it’s properly cared for. Regularly treat your leather pieces, and you’ll be amazed by how long they’ll stay by your side… or on your feet.
5. Emergency stain remover
Keeping an emergency stain removing product in your purse can be a life-saver. A spot might require that your piece goes straight to the dry cleaner, but often times we can handle these incidents ourselves. And if you wear a lot of irreplaceable vintage clothing, being able to handle fashion emergencies effectively is essential.
How do you keep your vintage fashion looking like new? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us your tips!
Trend Watch: Oxblood
From the Fall/Winter 2012 runways last spring and now on the streets during New York Fashion Week, oxblood is ruling supreme as the color of fall. And it’s on everything: dresses, coats, sweaters, pants, shoes, bags, and more. With so many chic choices, this rich trend seems entirely irresistible.
1. Alexander McQueen 2. Derek Lam 3. Alexander Wang 4. Dorothy Perkins 5. Topshop 6. Asos 7. All Saints 8. Alexander McQueen 9. Asos 10. Bailey Hats 11. eLuxe
Street Style: Martha Streck amps up a t-shirt with leather shorts and accessories.
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Originally adapted from tank corps gear of World War I, the moto jacket wasn’t shortened into the classic American symbol that we know today until Irving Schott created it in 1928. The cropped moto jacket with its tough look became the symbol of rebellion in greaser culture in the 1950s. It was the Mods however (they really seem to have thought of everything) that slimmed down the jacket and adapted it for women.
Today, the moto jacket and its many variations have infiltrated the closets of Rockers, Mods, and business women alike. We really love this Wilson’s Leather jacket that we found in the CZ Vintage shop.
Pair with waxed denim and a fitted t-shirt for a chic, updated version of the greaser look.
Street Style: Alana Zimmer shows us the merits of wearing all denim and leather.
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Street Style: Anya Ziourova adds interest to head-to-toe black with lace and leather.
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Street Style: Giedre Vaisnoraite in head-to-toe vintage but oh-so modern.
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Do you own a pair of leather trousers? If not, enter the nearest thrift store, buy a pair and cut them into shorts. Dakota Scott showed us two different ways of wearing leather shorts.
Wear them with the opposite kind of fabric for a minimalistic and clean look.
Or roll them up for a more casual yet preppy look.
Trend Watch: Backpacks
Round, squared, big, or small. Backpacks are back and undeniably fashionable and practical.
On the Streets of New York
We met Kimberly Johnson in SoHo, even though it was raining she let us take her photo. Love the way she combines the leather.