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    Rockabilly anyone??

    Anyone into Rockabilly? What are your favorite bands, fashions etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmike1918
    Anyone into Rockabilly? What are your favorite bands, fashions etc.
    I lam definitely a fan of Rockabilly music. I adore Custom Car CUlture, blue jeans, bandanas, and all that bunk. So even though I'm principally inspired by 1940's and 1950's cinema when it comes to clothing, my love for Rockabilly also shows through.

    I love the classic stuff: Sid King and the Five Strings, Johnny Cash, Elvis (of course), Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Wynonie Harris, Wanda Jackson, Janis Martin, Billy Lee Riley, and the Collins Kids. But I love the newer stuff too...The Stray Cats, Lee Rocker's solo stuff, The Lonesome Spurs,Hillbilly Casino, and alot of stuff that would probably be classified 'Psychobilly'.

    How 'bout' yourself.

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    I think a lot of us are, or at least dabble. I believe there is already a fairly authoritative thread on that here... http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?t=22014 ;-)
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    Yup, I'm hooked now. I do love the attitude too!

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    Just like any style it gets very uniform. That is the main reason why I quit wearing my cuffed jeans all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene
    Just like any style it gets very uniform. That is the main reason why I quit wearing my cuffed jeans all the time.
    I almost never wear repro for the same reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss_Bella_Hell
    I almost never wear repro for the same reason.
    Ah, I wish I had an option for vintage shopping around here. Repro is my friend.

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    I live about an hour and a half from the Rockabilly Hall of fame, and I'm lucky that I've heard some really good, relatively unknown bands around here. I prefer the old style, but there's some good newer bands, and I've heard some really great psychobilly stuff here too, but most of it is not promoted as "rockabilly events".

    As to the fashions, I do my own thing and always have. I see no reason to go into a place looking like a carbon copy of everyone else...so I don't.

    Cars, you don't see a ton of rat rods here, and if you do, it's because they're not done fixing them up, although you will see a ton of classics restored. Even living this close to the hall of fame, there's not much of a scene for it. You go to Atlanta for that. Mostly you get a few here and there that'll do it, but it's rare for me to even see anyone else dressed in anything vintage, much less rockabilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaFreemontSt
    Ah, I wish I had an option for vintage shopping around here. Repro is my friend.
    Ebay, ebay, ebay. Or alternatively, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy. Nearly all my vintage comes from those two places and is far cheaper than repro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss_Bella_Hell
    Ebay, ebay, ebay. Or alternatively, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy. Nearly all my vintage comes from those two places and is far cheaper than repro.
    I haven't had good results. I have tried a few pieces but none of them fit properly so I had to pay to have them altered. Also, all pieces had a stain or tear that was impossible to hide, it seemed. In the long run, it didnt turn out to be more economical for me.

    Hey, we've really gotten off topic! haha. I really love my blue jeans and bandanas. They are still very much a part of my wardrobe.

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