Monday, 13 October 2014

Raindrops on Fur Coats and Warm Woolen Mittens.

Autumn has arrived and brought it with all the signs of change and comfort that I'm so happy to bring home with me. As I sit here typing, my candles are lit, my very attractive sheep onesie is on and a hot chocolate isnt too far in the future for this cold, wet and windy October night!
I always love October (January-March is the period I hate the most for future reference: I dislike ice and snow after Christmas and would rather a rosy complexion from the sun than the wind!), ever since I was little its brought with it change; when I was younger that was starting new school years and making new friends and now it means a final year at university, a new job and a blossoming relationship.
 Something its always mean't to me and always will is: Mittens (preferably hanging on a string, I'm forever a 90's child), Fur coats, tartan scarfs, thick jumpers, flannel shirts, doc martens and fleecy socks. All of this can start to feel a little too old and tired until you dig out some old gems and inject your wardrobe with new finds, rather than picking out a classic fisherman knit I've started turning to bright kitsch knitted patterns and wearing mens plaid shirts that are oversized and comfier and I can team with my doc martens and knee high socks. That brown/black fur coat? I'm mixing it with a bright scarf and a beanie with a veil (Monki and asos do amazing veils or why not buy a vintage one and attach your own netting? Get creative!)
I love Autumn for clashing the old and the new, do you?
This is on my wish list!


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Changes Ahead

Not managed a blog for a while, last few weeks have been full on both weekdays and weekends! Last week l gave notice on the premises l currently occupy, have some major decisions to make but will let you all know my plans as soon as a decision has been made. l have managed to do a little bit of buying and list a few new items. Was more of an experiment to see if l was able to work photoshop, got better the more l edited.

Here are a few of my favourites:

Women's


Men's



 
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Mods, Mini Skirts & Hippies

When thinking of 1960's fashion to me there are three defining chapters, the mods, the mini skirt and the hippies.

Mods

First came the mods in the early 1960's who were defined with there slim fitting tailor made suits with narrow lapels and Chelsea boots. Gone were the pale toned shades to be replaced with bright colours and geometric prints.
 
 



Mini Skirt

The most iconic fashion symbol of the 1960's, an original design created by Andre Courreges but popularised by Mary Quant and her shop Bazaar on the Kings Road.






This picture of Jean Shrimpton caused a sensation at the Melbourne Cup 1965. No hat, no gloves and a hemline above the knee which was very unusual at the time. Look at the women in the background and their attire, you can see why it was a headline!







Hippies

In the late 60's the hippie look was in style. Meaning bell bottom jeans, headbands, caftans, sandels and of course psychedellic prints. I think this picture sums up the hippie movement and their fashion perfectly!


 

Of course there have been plenty of 1960's fashion that l haven't mentioned such as the dandy look inspired by the Edwardian era, maybe another time.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Vintage Gloverall Duffle Coats

Been for an afternoon walk today. Weather was dull, damp and raining so l immediately went for my 1960's Gloverall duffle coat before leaving the house, safe in the knowledge it would keep me snug and warm.
Just made me curious to find out about the history of the duffle coat. Through a bit of research, mainly Wiki l must admit! Anyway the duffle coat owes it's popularity to the British Royal Navy who first issued the duffle coat in World War 1.



In the 1950's and 1960's became a popular piece of clothing to the general public as post World War 2 surplus stock was sold off. Along came Gloverall in 1954 and started producing there own duffle coat and every duffle you see now is a copy of that original made by Gloverall.




I think the main reason for the continued popularity of vintage Gloverall duffle coats today is simply the quality which is still exceptional.
Well this has been my first effort at a blog for Brick Vintage, try and do another next week, thanks for reading.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

October Treats

We have the leaves falling, the misty sun and the warm knits are beginning to creep there way forward in the wardrobe.
My favourite time of year.
Here are some of our favourite and newly listed boots, shirts, jumpers and if you don't fancy the crisp mornings and are favouring warmer lands we have weekend bags too.
 
 
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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Menswear

We have now added menswear to the site, it's only a small selection but in time it will grow. We have some great pieces ready for autumn so why not have a little mooch.
 







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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Golden Brown

It's my favourite time of year to wrap up in thick wool and have an excuse for drinking copious amounts of tea.
I can feel Jack Frost creeping his way in, okay he maybe a little while but autumn is defiantly upon us.
Skip about in the leaves this autumn in one of our gorgeous welsh woollen capes or a thick colourful Aran jumper.
 
 
 
 









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