The Vintage lifestyler

The Vintage lifestyler the social craftsman.

The Vintage lifestyler

The Vintage lifestyler and society

The vintage lifestyle in society can be likened to a craftsman in comparison to the factory like output of social media. Like the craftsman working on a timeless treasure, the vintage lifestyler puts time and passion into his / her social interactions, because positive relationships, superceed money in importance to vintage lifestylers. Whereas social media monetises popularity, counting likes and linked up accounts, the vintage lifestyle strives for quality over quanity.

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Like a woodworker hand selecting a durable hardwood, friends in the vintage lifestyle are chosen for their fidelity and empathy. Real people with whom one shares fundamental values, not simply those who happen to think the same video clip is cool.

The Vintage lifestyler demonstrates a certain pride

Like the craftsman taking pride in his handiwork; the vintage lifestyler shows both respect for him / herself and others (even animals and the environment). This respect is projected in politeness and looking out for others. Self respect is the ability to be oneself, even if it seems strange to and is misunderstood or mocked by those not in the Vintage lifestyle.

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Like the craftsman takes care of and organizes his tools, the vintage lifestyler is self disaplined. We understand that financial independance can also come from spending less, and that requires doing many things for oneself. In the Vintage lifestyle, the easy or fastest way, is not always the best or healthiest way.

The Vintage lifestyler listens to their heart

Like the woodworker understands not to sand against the grain, the vintage lifestyler lives with compassion for others. We share our ideas, but we don’t impose them on others. We show the positive influence the choices we make in our lives have made in improving the quality of our lives, and invite others to do what they can to make changes for themselves. We choose to ignore and separate ourselves from the mocking, spitefulness which popularize social media pages and we recognise it’s the suttle differences in nature that give it it’s beauty.

The Vintage lifestyler can see positive results

The result of the craftsman’s efforts is a beautiful durable priceless heirloom. The result of a vintage lifestyler’s efforts is a life polished with a healthy psyche, supported by enduring relationships, and decorated with happy memories.

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The male virgin Retro respect is social success for today

The male virgin Retro respect is social success for today

The male virgin Retro respect is social success for today

“what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”

No one would argue that the double standard predates our grandparent’s era. But for all the male bravado, most young men, weren’t likely to go all the way. Vintage values meant social propriety, and as a generation, they had more respect for themselves and others. Appropriate behavior was part of school curriculum and being associated with “that kind of girl”, was also risking some “social disease”, known today as an STD.

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One might remain a virgin to get an education and secure his future, because the risk of pregnancy was very real, and you married the girl you “got into trouble”. And some, like today, were simply shy, didn’t know what to say and took a very long time to get to know his future wife.

The greatest difference between retro virgins and today’s male is the attitude towards masturbation.

The vintage virgin would have died from embarrassment, before admitting to pleasuring himself. Which was rumored to make you go blind, or grow hair on your palms. Today, with unlimited free pornography, masturbation is taken for granted.

But the only present day “dirty little secret” is what visual stimulation is used, and frequency. Ironically, the more often its done, the more stimulation is needed, and the further away from real sexual intimacy and social success the male finds himself.

The male virgin Retro respect is social success for today

The male virgin Retro respect is social success for today

With social media replacing real socializing, Today’s male virgin could really benefit from adopting a vintage lifestyle and finding himself in a community where respect means something, where he can find the real social interactions, best of all learn the social skills to foster success in his relationships. And who knows ?…probably his future wife.

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Vintage ; Retro what’s it all about ?

The difference between vintage and retro can be confusing to the untrained eye; as retro strives to copy vintage styles.
Where the greatest difference lies is in quality. With at least 30 years since it’s production, real vintage clothing has already stood the tests of time. There are a few exceptions to this quality rule, as some designers will take the time to seek out vintage or quality natural fabrics for their creations; but this attention to detail must take into account even the threads, or else risk that everything comes apart at the seams.

Real vintage is ecological; often clothing was locally (nationally) made. Making a vintage choice both keeps articles out of landfills, and slows down hyper-consumerism. Futhermore, it lowers dependance on 3rd world labour markets. Not to mention on the continued exploitation of petro-chemicals to make and transport new fabrics and rerun fashions.

With Vintage clothing you’re buying something because it pleases you, not to fit in with the crowd or try to impress a fair-weather friend by owning the latest hollywood marketed trend. Vintage clothing tends to be one of a kind, or often locally unique so one can really express their individuality.

Vintage clothing comes in a variety of styles coulours and materials. Natural fabrics, like 100% cotton, linen, rayon (made from cellulose) and wool allow the skin to breath. Qualiity woolen material dosen’t itch, and its insulating factor can’t be beaten, as it protects from the rain, cold and wind or sun and heat.
The sixties and seventies were dominated by brilliantly coloured wash and wear polyesters. When these were first introduced attention was taken in their manufacteur to mimic the look and feel of natural materials, so the consumer would only see the benefits of the “space age” easy-care alternative to the fabrics they knew and trusted. By the end of the seventies every colour, thickness, and texture imaginable was available and with so many choices, no one “style” was mass produced to the levels encountered today.

Vintage ends in the eighties, as the first retro fashions came to be. 80s reproductions of 1940s styles are often mistaken for authentic 1940s garments, but often on close inspection the buttons, zipper or fabric itself identifies it’s copycat origins. The eighties also offer us the last unique era specific wardrobe change as spandex/ elastane and neon colours defined a generation.

 

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Lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

Make quality lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

Lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

Every woman serous about looking good must invest in quality lingerie, it’s a necessity, not an accessory. With a quality, tummy tucking foundation beneath your dress, not only will your outer clothing hang more uniformly, often allowing you to wear something otherwise too restrictive, but the corset like properties of a quality garter belt, will also help litterally mold your curves into a more shapely dsitribution. Marilyn Monroe owes her hourglass figure in part to such lingerie.

So why is ingerie your must have Vintage necessity ?

Lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

When you look good you fell good, and if you’re after the attentions of a certain man, he’s sure to notice !

Before you can invest in quality lingerie, you must know what to look for. Price doesn’t necessisarily denote quality, and a good vintage piece was probably made to the quality of the most exclusive boutiques. France was traditionally known for fantastic lingerie, but today the market is flooded with low end reproductions of made in china filmsy material that barely hold together at the stiching, and do nothing to reshape your waistline.

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It goes without saying that it’s QUALITY lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

Lingerie your must have Vintage necessity

So don’t be fooled by a strip of lace with a few ribbons and plastic clips attached.

Quality vintage lingerie must have strong material which is doubled and has reenforing stiching. If the production is post 1959, Lycra was most certainly used because this high stretch lightweight product was discovered to be both comfortable and hypo-allergetic. Metal clips are always better quality than plastic ones, the same goes for any zippers or hooks.

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With your lingerie your must have Vintage necessity, remember that there are many styles to choose from. Full bodied combinations of corset, bra and garter are an all in one solution. Easy care styles don’t have zippers or hooks, which should be closed before washing to avoid snags on your other clothing. Some styles have a longer higher waist or drop mid-bottom to make that wiggle skirt fit perfectly. Boning is sometimes added as extra reinforcement. And the best quality with hook closures, have at least two rows of metal eyelets and a soft layer of flocked tissue between the garment and your skin.

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I’m in France, so I often stumble across these wonderful vintage lingerie treasures. Since every woman is unique in her size and tastes, it is best to contact me to see if I have or can find your prefered garment, don’t forget your measurements and budget. Because if you want to be a true Vintie then always remember that it’s lingerie your must have Vintage necessity and your vintage look and attitude is built upon that.

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domesticity and feminism in the modern age

Domesticity and feminism in the modern age aren’t so opposite.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

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Domesticity in the modern age is not about a women being a submissive love-slave to her spouse, but that the couple is the wind beneath each other’s wings. The couple is a partnership, each person has his / her own strengths and his/her responsibilities within that partnership reflect those strengths, regardless if those abilities conform or not to traditional roles. Communication is key, as both parties should be intimately aware of the responsibilities of the other, so that there is mutual appreciation, so that when needed, they can work together to accomplish an objective and so that in the event of sickness (for example) the whole family doesn’t fall completely apart. Feminists have been much negated as man haters since their bra-burning days. And where gains have seemingly been made towards equal pay and representation in the workforce; the reality is that instead of women earning enough to support a family, male wages in relation to cost of living have dropped so that Mrs.Independant’s ability to chose between family and career is taken from her. The wife who practices domesticity, takes care of the little stresses to ease family pressures that are a daily reality, much like keeping an engine tuned and oiled, so a machine can function at it’s optimal capacity.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

Domesticity is a modern women saying, enough is enough, and re-taking once again charge of her own life. It’s not selfish, or submissive, or even a rose colored glasses outlook on the “old-ways”. It’s a reality check on what “having it all” means. It’s about becoming responsible for your own time, responding to your personal or family needs, not those of your employer. It’s about hard work and self discipline that benefits you and your family, not some corporate CEO.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

It’s about having the self confidence to do for yourself. By learning to budget and not rely on credit, By repairing instead of throwing away. By eating healthy through cooking and baking, instead of buying chemically rich prefab meals and treats. And having the courage to at least try to fabricate some of your other needs as they present themselves.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

It’s about being there to personally pass on your values to your children, not hoping that some state-funded childcare or educational facility will do it for you. It’s about giving your children the opportunity to share in your experiences, struggles and your cooperative spirit and to teach them these all important social and financial skills so that they might one day be able to do the same.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

A typical family with two working parents, has unrealistic expectations, and sacrifices family to keep up with the Jones. First both parents have the same job-related stresses, so there is no emotional support when the “bread-winner” returns home. Two careers also means increased individuality, less togetherness and less sharing of aspirations. Second, there is always a problem of scheduling, rarely do both partners have the same work scheduled, or the same time off, but rather there are constant overlaps and transportation worries as well as childcare problems with which to deal. Transportation and child-care alone, can eat up a good portion of the second income, so that at the end of it all one partner is working full-time for a measly few-hundred extra a week that gets quickly eaten up interest rates on credit cards, loans or mortgages, The prevailing reason for this is because with both parties working full-time, each expects to be able to afford lunch at a restaurant, or a periodic personal treat, but the “family” budget is neither consulted or even considered in these little expenditures, that over the course of a month take their toll on the household accounts.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

Feminism in its beginning was about personal finances, not sexuality. And finances continue to be the biggest problem people face in running a household. They are the biggest issue of conflict, the biggest catalyst to divorce or staying in an abusive relationship. Domesticity is not without it’s sacrifices, it demands a cooperative effort by both parties. Domesticity living is ideally an objective for young couples to discuss and consider before marriage, but any couple or family can downsize at anytime to a singularly focused partnership, all it takes are the vintage values of mutual respect, consideration and dedication.

domesticity and feminism

domesticity and feminism

with onto your children in the time you share in their early development and in the way they see you taking on small independent jobs or money-making projects as time allows or in ingenuity and money-saving skills that allow the family to survive on one income.

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Vintage Etiquette and why young men become jerks

This third full length broadcast of Vintage Talk Radio discusses Vintage Etiquette and why young men become jerks

Vintage Etiquette

Vintage Etiquette

If you know your Ps & Qs, you’ve been introduced to the most basic form of etiquette. Yet today, manners are a means onto an ends instead of the respectful interaction which was their original intent. Vintage Etiquette is a clear code of conduct that gives us the tools to effectively communicate without offending, to make lasting positive impressions and to validate each other as having personal significance. Good etiquette is as much about respect for oneself as one another. If one has no self respect, the only “respectful” response he or she will be capable of, is one of fear, which in part is why we see so many disrespectful people today, the art of etiquette is being quickly forgotten.

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The average modern household has evolved into an inter-generational cohabitation, riddled with stress, poor communication and isolated individuals instead of the cohesive, communicative and cooperative family unit that the Vintage Lifestyle promotes. But good manners within the home, mean nothing if these behaviors are not played out in all our interpersonal interactions.

And social medias are replacing our face to face interactions and opportunities at meaningful conversations.

So beyond the family, the whole community is losing it’s cohesion; neighbors remain strangers.

Vintage Etiquette

Vintage Etiquette

What’s more the tech environment is created and maintained by an elite group of immediate gratification seekers, whose wealthy social status and technical savvy makes them revered. In all things related to the holy grail of success and progress, they are the gurus which our children are conditioned to emulate either directly with emphasis on becoming technologically adept or inadvertently by simply immersing them in a virtual world. Just think about how natural mimic creative play which used to involve work benches and cook stoves, or miniaturized real world items, now consists of primarily of electronics, so much so, if it doesn’t light up and produce sound, it isn’t considered a “good” toy. With stuffed animals whose play is App dependent, I’m left to wonder if the velveteen rabbit has become irrelevant to today’s 5 year olds ?

Vintage Etiquette

Vintage Etiquette

This broadcasts hopes to highlight some of more important aspects of social etiquette, and discusses how their absence effects our daily lives. Furthermore Ms. Bisou points out how Silicon Valley is allowed to engineer detrimental social changes, through our insatiable hunger to simplify our lives with their technological “marvels”. The Vintage Lifestyle is not technologically phobic, but rather demands responsibility and self-reliance which in the end give us the freedom and relationships that make life worthwhile.

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Doris her star shines as bright as Day

Doris Day – Without a doubt the tittle ” Doris her star shines as bright as Day ” is cliché. But hey, sometimes cliché works!

Doris her star shines as bright as Day

Doris her star shines as bright as Day – Box Office appeal

Doris Day was the biggest box-office draw in the 1950s. In fact as of 2012 she was still the top grossing female star EVER ! Blond blue eyed with a pearlly white smile that shone almost as brightly as her star, she projected the wholesome girl-next door and motherly image that Vintage lifestylers try to imitate.

Gradually replaced by the blond-bombshells in the 60s, we may have forgotten completely this bright star if Doris Day hadn’t also been a recording artist.

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Mixing acting and singing talents, gave Doris Day an undeniable advantage in staying in the hearts and minds of her fans. Still despite more than 650 recordings, Doris Day is recognised primarily for her film work. And the songs that live on the longest she sang on camera.

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She starred in 39 movies; everything from musicals to westerns to thrillers. But Day was especially popular in romantic comedies. *

Doris her star shines as bright as Day – Worked with some of the biggest names

She starred oppposite other great stars including Cary Grant, James Cagney, Clark Gable and Tony Randall. Working under the direction of Hitchcock in the Man who knew too much, opposite James Stewart; Doris sang one of her most timeless songs Que sera sera – Whatever will be, will be. (The song won an Academy award.) Her first non-singing role, in Storm Warning, also saw her character killed, in a film about racial tensions and the KKK. Doris Day, is maybe be most beloved for the morality of her films; always a lady, she turned down the role of the seductive “Mrs. Robinson”.

Doris her star shines as bright as Day – The legacy she gave us

Doris Day has left us a treasure of classic films and romantic songs. Now in her nineties she continues to shine as a defender of animal rights, with the Doris Day Animal League. The greatest female star of all time, Doris Day will shine bright for generatins to come in the hearts of all those who watch and listen to her legacy.

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Jack Dempsey the legend of boxing

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Jack Dempsey the legend of boxing

Jack Dempsey the legend of boxing

A cultural icon of the 1920’s, William Harrison “Jack” Dempsey was born June 24, 1895 and died May 31 1983. An American professional boxy je was known as “Kid Blackie” and “The Manassa Mauler”

Dempsey was holder of the World Heavyweight Championship between 1919 to 1926, known both for his his aggressive style and formidable punching power he would become one of the most popular boxers in history. Most of his fight matches set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. He has been listed at #10 on The Ring’s list of all-time heavyweights and #7 among its Top 100 Greatest sluggers, in 1950 the Associated Press has voted Dempsey as the greatest fighter of the past 50 years.

His parents, Hyrum and Celia Dempsey, came from West Virginia, where his father had been a schoolteacher. Around the 1880’s, a group of Latter-Day Saints converted Dempsey’s parents to Mormonism. Which soon afterward, they moved west to southern Colorado and settled in a small Mormon village of Manassa. Although Hyrum Dempsey would later abandoned Mormonism but his wife continued to believe and observant for her entire life, and as such Jack Dempsey was raised in the church. The boxer would later described his own faith based values as being : “Proud to be a Mormon. And ashamed to be the Jack Mormon that I am.”

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It was July 4th 1919 when Dempsey challenged Jess Willard the Heavy weight champion in Toledo, Ohio at and outdoor arena. The temperature that day was more than 100 degrees and Dempesy managed to beat Willard to the canvas seven times in the first round. There was nothing fancy or artistic about the way Dempsey attacked. It’s been noted as being pure rage and the fight ended when Willard failed to responde to the bell for the fourth round.

Dempsey made easily held his title against Billy Miske, Bill Brennan, Georges Carpentier and Tommy Gibbons. It was the Carpentier fight that generated the sport of boxing’s first million-dollar gate.

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It was September 14, 1923 when another chapter was added to the legend’s biography when he faced down Argentina’s Luis Angel Firpo at the Polo Grounds in New York. Luis Angel Firpo was at that time known as the “Wild Bull of the Pampas.” However despite his prowess Firpo was dropped seven times in the first round. Far from being an one sided match or an easy victory Firpo at one point sent Dempsey through the ropes with a single right hand and thereby silencing the 80,000 in attendance. Fortunately Dempsey made it back into the ring beating the 10-count. The fight ended 57 seconds into the second round with Dempsey a knockout winner.

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Vintage Values are more than just family values

Believe it or not but vintage values are more than just family values

Vintage Values are more than just family values

Vintage Values are more than just family values

Often vintage values are equated to family values, traditional roles, lowered hemlines, politeness. But the values deemed worthy by the vintage lifestyle go beyond the interpersonal formalities of our inner circle. They extend it to a personal pride in appearance, both in how we see ourselves and what we project of ourselves to others. We don’t worry if people laugh at us, but rather that we’re seen as trustworthy.

So how is that vintage values are more than just family values?

To start with value is placed on integrity, so we endeavor to keep appointments, make good on contracts and promises, and not to speak ill of others. We find ourselves forming little isolated communities with similar thinkers to survive in the modern world, where the measure of merit has become the prestige associated with personal possessions and positions of authority, completely ignoring what ethical boundaries were crossed to attain these things.

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We’ll tinker with an old car instead of leasing a new one. We’ll grow our own food or go to market for fresh produce instead of buying ready-made meals. We’ll mend our clothes instead of replacing them. We’ll hang dry clothes instead of using a dryer.

Vintage Values are more than just family values

Vintage Values are more than just family values

We know that part of our value system still believes waste not, want not and our experiences show it as true. Because people in the vintage lifestyle understand the concept that Vintage Values are more than just family values; We do more than dress and decorate to a certain era, we adopt a whole mindset of thinking, acting and living. That’s why we look for authentic Vintage articles, made with the pride and workmanship that we value, it’s why we find pleasure in listening to an old radio broadcast or watching a black and white film.

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Our efforts with less “labour saving” devices may require more time or effort, but it’s a labor of love, and often that time is quality time we can spend teaching the next generation to equally be able to do something for themselves. And in such we have discovered happiness.

Knowing how Vintage Values are more than just family values is essential to living the vintage lifestyle

The pursuit of happiness, is not as the market wants us to believe, gained by discounted “black Friday” acquisitions or by being among the first to buy the latest gadget. But rather it’s a path that we carve out for ourselves by meandering along the overgrown (and often forgotten) trails of our ancestors, all with our loved one’s in tow, marveling as we overcome each personal challenge and milestone. Vintage truly is more than fashion, it’s a way of life.

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Becoming a Vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

Becoming a Vintie and living the vintage lifestyle more or less starts with the clothes and progresses quite quickly into researching past eras.

becoming a vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

Becoming a vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

There’s some debate as to what constitutes a “true vintie” with some people arguing that the Kustom Kulture/hotrod culture, that’s firmly rooted mostly the 1950s to 1970s, is part of the Vintage Lifestyle. But for the most part the common consensus is that to be a “True Vintie” you need to identify with one of the epochs that fall somewhere between the late Victorian age and the late 1940s.

Many of us turn our homes into what are often considered by non-vinties as museums. I know of one couple that built a separate garage on the far side of their property where they park their car and change their clothes when they come home from their jobs. Neither one of them wants to know that the “ugly machine,” of the modern world even exist. For them they view their jobs as forced labour and their home is their quiet refuge. Going over to visit this couple is a wonderful experience of stepping back into the 1920s for afternoon tea. And of course I’m always beaming with joy as the gentleman of the home pushes in my chair and excuses himself to join his friends in the parlor to discuss Ernest Hemingway or perhaps Picasso.

There are Vintie communities all over the world but we’re often quite difficult to find. Because by our very nature of our lifestyle and habits we’re not overly attached to present day society. Online there’s some sporadic blogs and the occasional announcement about a reenactment or vintage soirée. For the most part the Internet is considered by most of us as dreaded but necessary tool. A tool that’s needed to help us do things like buy clothes, old sewing patterns and fabrics, furniture or parts to repair our dying old radios, etc. 10 years ago most of us had laptops because they could be folded up and hidden when not in use but today they’ve been replaced by tablets. My tablet sits in the bathroom hidden in the magazine rack far away from disrupting the ambiance of my home.

becoming a vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

Becoming a vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

So how does someone thinking about becoming a vintie and living the vintage lifestyle go about locating others?

Well as I said it starts with the clothing and being visible in public. The first time I went out shopping with faux bangs and wearing a wiggle dress I was expecting everyone to be looking at me. But much to my surprise most people didn’t even take notice as most people are too wrapped up in their own lives to care. However one gentleman and his young daughter immediately spotted me and said hello. They both looked like they stepped out of the Edwardian era and after 10 minutes of polite conversation we exchanged contact information. It was 3 days later that his wife contacted me and invited me over for a vintage soirée and that was when I officially was a member of the local vintage community.

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Admittedly I got lucky in stumbling across a group of Vinties rather quickly. Sadly I’ve heard several stories of Vinties dressing and living the lifestyle for several months, even more than a year in at least one case, before making contact with someone that can take them around to their friends. But patience it will happen eventually and when it does it’s fantastic! So here’s my advice for becoming a Vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

Steps to becoming a Vintie and living the vintage lifestyle

1. It’s all about getting inspired

Old films, magazines, photos and antique markets are the best place to start. Take a good hard look at the way people dressed, what they did and what was important to them. The last part is the most important because it’s one thing to wear the clothes it’s entirely another to make the commitment to sit down at the table for dinner each night instead of eating microwaved rubbish in front of the television.

2. Break in slowly

It’s that old saying that Rome wasn’t built in a day well you can’t become a Vintie over night. Trying to do so will just leave with a certain culture shock and ultimately you’ll burn out. Vintage should grow on you so that it becomes natural.

3. Look for excuses to dress up

We all have to worry about jobs, etc. It might not always be an option to dress and be Vintie. But any afternoon you have free is an acceptable time to have a nice vintage style picnic or to go visiting friends dressed in full Vintie.

4. Stop listening to the stupid modern trend pushes.

The modern day trend pushers are no better than fear mongers. Their entire objective is to sell you a false dream of becoming popular and loved by making you feel worthless for not wearing their junk. Remember your body is perfect as it is and only by being comfortable with yourself will you find people that love you for you.

5. Start the learning process

Each vintie becomes a type of academic about the epoch they identify with. You need to not only learn to quickly spot quality vintage clothing but also learn about the music, films, politics and most importantly the behaviorism of the past.

7. Look for other Vinties

Dress up and start regularly visiting vintage events and shops. This is the best way to find a circle of vintie friends by going where they’re likely to be. Vintage events might be a bit awkward at first but relax no one will laugh at you. Also at the shops you can talk to the shopkeepers and they might be able to point you in the right direction on how to dress and what local events are going to take place.

8. Get ready for the attention

Although most people are too busy being busy with their own lives just the same you should ready yourself for comments/compliments/attention. After all unless you’re really wanting to go back to being like the everyday masses, you just have to accept the fact that you stick out of the crowd. And trust me that’s a good thing to not be like everyone else.

So there you have it my history and advice about becoming a Vintie and living the Vintage Lifestyle.

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