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