My vintage fedora, and WWII militaria.
Hey, Gimme my hat!
Nothing gives me the vintage feeling quite as much as listening to my old 78 records, especially "The Glow Worm", "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke!", and my fairly worn copy of "Sentimental Journey", but any of them will do the trick just as well.
R. Connor Montgomery — CONELRAD
Interesting question - I guess it's a beaded dress from the late 1920s.
Starting the day by shaving with a vintage razor (not a straight, but either a Gem or an open comb Gillette). It never fails to amaze me that something designed a hundred years ago or so perfectly fits the hand, whereas computer designed modern equipment is just a bunch of straight lines.
Then putting on a jacket and a tie. I know, not necessarily golden era, but I live in Vancouver, BC, the worst dressed city in North America. People see me in a tie and ask, without a hint of sarcasm, when the job interview is. And that's wearing but thrift store vintage!
Drop a Parker 51 into the inside pocket, reach for the trench coat, and I'm running for the bus.
I actually work in the former terminal of the BC Electric Railway Company, which was built as a trolley hub in 1912. There is a great deal of period detail remaining even though, sadly, the street cars are long gone.
Gillette NEW 1939 sailings by Matthew Wild, on Flickr
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Oscar Wilde.
The sound of a screen door slamming, and then getting yelled at for letting it slam.
Groucho Marx said it best:
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying all the wrong remedies.”
You haven't felt truly vintage until you've gotten your hair caught in that spring.
The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan
The crackling ,hissing, humming,lighted dials &
smell of the radio tubes...