Thursday, June 2, 2011


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Recently I took a poll of friends and neighbours.  I asked them to say the first word that popped into their heads when I said the word "VINTAGE".  All the men said OLD whereas all the women had other words that were more descriptive, such as HISTORIC, TIMELESS and CLASSIC.  I then asked the men to come up with some nouns to go with the word VINTAGE.  They said CARS and WINE, whereas the women said CLOTHING and  JEWELLERY.

This little poll reinforced my opinion that more women are interested in vintage clothing then men.  Men may wear "vintage inspired" clothing that are new from current designers.  But women seem more drawn to second hand boutiques and online shopping for their vintage goods.

Do we need to work at changing the views of men?  I say no.  Let's leave things as they are.  Those of us who love men should love them for who they are rather than who we want them to be.  Let's try not to mould them to fit into our impossible images or fantasies.  (Like men do with us!)

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex

Vintage 1960s Pink Brocade Wiggle Dress M402

Vintage 50s Fred Perlberg Honeysuckle Dress S111

In case your man is interested...
Vintage 1940s Men's Silk Tie G2055

1 comment:

DearHelenHartman said...

Pink frou frou dress... that cannot be intended for a mere earth woman! That is out of this world.