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Traveling in Style: Vintage Flair

Traveling in Style: Vintage Flair

We have selected items that are perfect for summer travel. They are practical yet stylish, expanding your travel options and helping you create a classic summer look.

 

#Versatile Vintage Items to Pack

 

  1. 1950s Camp Collar Shirts

Lightweight, breathable, and perfect for a casual yet polished look. Iconic in the 1950s, these shirts often feature bold prints and patterns.

   - **Camp-Collar Jacquard Stripe Short Sleeve Shirt:** This camp-collar shirt combines yarn-dyed jacquard striped cotton with graphics inspired by American Indian totems.

jacquard short sleeve shirt

 

  1. 1950s & 1960s Vintage Polo Shirts

In the 1950s, polo shirts featured cotton or cotton-blend fabrics with contrasting stripes and V-shaped designs, often with mother-of-pearl buttons. By the 1960s, they evolved to include high-twist cotton yarns and retro patterns, gaining popularity in the mod subculture with tailored fits and decorative elements.

   - **1950s Contrast Stripe Polo Shirt:** It faithfully reproduces yarn-dyed contrast stripes and features natural mother-of-pearl buttons on the collar.

   - **1960s Jacquard Slub Cotton Polo Shirt:** Inspired by classic knitwear from the 60s and 70s, with retro chain-like patterns and a decorative chest pocket. Crafted with slub yarns for comfort and breathability, it features finely crafted mother-of-pearl buttons in contrasting hues.

ginger color polo
  1. 1940s High-Waisted Trousers

Comfortable for long days of travel and can be dressed up or down.

1940s high-waisted trousers were characterized by their wide-leg silhouette and a high rise that sat at or above the natural waist. 

   - **Lot 827 1940s USN Chino Trousers:** Inspired by the khaki pants worn by U.S. military sergeants in the 1940s, these trousers feature powerful lines and a lasting silhouette.

chino trousers
  1. 1870s Denim Jeans

In the 1870s, denim jeans emerged as sturdy workwear, primarily worn by laborers and miners due to their durability. The fabric, known as denim, was woven from rugged cotton twill and dyed with indigo, giving it a distinctive blue color.

   - **1870s 15 oz Herringbone Selvedge Denim Work Jeans:** Inspired by the sturdy clothing of the American gold rush era, these jeans feature unique herringbone denim fabric, YKK metal accessories made in Japan, and a loose, straight wide-leg style.

diamond pattern polo shirt
  1. 1950s & 1960s Shorts

Perfect for warm weather and can be paired with almost any top. Gained popularity in the 1950s.

   - **French Army M-1952 Chino Shorts:** Utilized by the French Army, these shorts evolved over the years and became a symbol of 1950s French fashion.

 

  1. 1990s Lightweight Jackets

In the 1990s, lightweight jackets became a popular fashion choice, blending functionality with style. Influenced by trends in sportswear and street fashion, these jackets often featured nylon or polyester shells for water resistance and were designed for comfort and mobility.

  - **Lot 1013 Nylon Tracksuit Jacket:** Designed based on 1990s tracksuits, this jacket offers a relaxed fit and a minimalist design with a front zipper, straight pockets, and contrasting fabric borders. The woven nylon fabric adds a unique folded texture, and the hem features a drawstring for adjustable fit.

 

  1. 1930s-1950s Aloha Shirts

Known for their vibrant prints and relaxed fit, these shirts became popular in Hawaii during the 1930s and were later embraced worldwide.

   - **1940s Pop Art Aloha Shirt:** Featuring pop art prints and a relaxed camp collar, this shirt is perfect for adding a touch of tropical flair to your summer wardrobe.

pop art aloha shirt

 

#Space-Saving Tips

 

  1. Roll Your Clothes

   - Rolling instead of folding can save space and reduce wrinkles.

 

  1. Choose a Color Palette

   - Stick to a few complementary colors to ensure all your pieces can be mixed and matched.

 

  1. Multi-Purpose Items

   - Pack items that can serve multiple purposes, like a scarf that can be used as a wrap, a head covering, or an accessory.

 

#Accessories to Include

 

  1. Hats

   - **Outdoor Reversible Nylon Cap:** Reversible and with an adjustable drawstring on the back.

 

  1. Scarves and Bandanas

   - **Paisley & Totem Print Bandana:** Versatile for accessorizing, using as headbands, or even as makeshift bags. Bandanas have been a classic accessory since the 19th century.

bandana

 

  1. Bags

   - **Front Pocket Canvas Crossbody Bag:** A versatile leather duffle bag and a smaller crossbody bag or satchel for daily use. Leather duffle bags gained popularity in the early 20th century, while crossbody bags became fashionable in the 1960s.

 

Mix and match these vintage pieces, you'll be able to create a timeless outfits without overpacking. Happy travels!

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