July 19, 2010

Piggy Backing Gerties Blog Post

Gertie's post today is asking the question as to whether men find the look of vintage sexy. Rather than comment on her post I thought I would answer in a post of my own.

I quickly read through what some of her readers comments were and most of them agree that they get more attention when wearing vintage and I have to agree.

It has gotten to the point that if I am in a dress of any sort, people I know, that don't know vintage, ask me if I have sewn it or if it is vintage. I laugh sometimes as the outfit, to me, looks clearly GAP or some other big store. But many of my friends just assume that everything I wear lately is vintage. And I find that they all are paying attention to everything I wear.

I absolutely get more attention about my clothes, mostly all positive, since starting to wear vintage. Men like seeing a women in a dress. I have also had older women clearly go out of their way, as in walk across a parking lot, to come tell me how lovely I look in my "dress". I'm sure it reminds them of their youth and there is nothing wrong with that.

Jean, jeans, jeans. Are we sick of them yet? It is the uniform of the past few decades. Denim will be the vintage wear in 50 years. But I think I will still admire the style that was put forth in the decades before denim became "style". Of course I love my jeans, but unlike most of America and much of the world, I only have two pair. That's it!!! Okay, two pair that fit.

The photo at the top of the page was taken on Saturday when I went to visit Miss Molly. I am wearing a vintage "juniors" dress that I picked up on e-bay still with the tags on, last summer. I got lots of looks while wearing it and quite a few comments of  "I like your dress".

Hubby on the other hand has no comments about my vintage clothing. He neither likes them nor dislikes them. At least that is the opinion I get. So I certainly don't dress for him. I really dress for me. I have always loved "dress up" and maybe this is my chance to do it as an adult and get away with it.

What have been your experiences when wearing vintage or seeing someone wearing vintage?

Onto the Singer 603E. I oiled all the parts in the (I don't know what it is called) left flip open door. I have not been able to get the bottom off the machine to oil the other moving parts. I need to find another smaller screw driver to get one more screw out. Non the less it is working fine. I even tried it on some chiffon this morning and....
I think it looks pretty darn good.

I am going to practice some french hems today along with a list of other things a mile long to get done. 

See you soon.


  1. I don't get too many comments when I wear my normal clothes. I always get lots of comments when I wear my vintage dresses. It's really nice.


  2. 60s and older vintage usually gets lots of comments. The 70s, not so much. I finished a shirt from the 70s this morning and the comments I got were (Dad) "Gee, that looks right out of the 70s" and (Boyfriend) "You're making a lot of square-shaped garments lately..." To be fair, I had gone on for about 10 minutes before that about how it looked maternity-wear. But still!

  3. Hi there - I just found your blog this week! and I love this discussion. I definitely get more attention, from all kinds of people. And like you, people assume everything I wear is either vintage or made by me. As for my hubby, my experience is also similar to yours. My sweetie thinks I look best when I feel best about myself, and I feel best in vintage - works for me!! LOL

  4. Vintage always brings comments--good or bad. Don't know if you ever saw those lovely floral vintage clogs I bought on eBay. They were probably from the late 60's/early 70's. Whenever I wear them I get tons of compliments on them. What is nice about wearing vintage is that it is now unique in that you are among the few that are wearing something that has not come from a mall, thus you don't look like a carbon copy of everybody else. Here's to you Miss Sassy Lassie for "daring to be different"!!! YAY!!!

    P.S. Always dress to please yourself----if for no other reason that it pleases you! (Does that make sense?)



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