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This is the first of what I hope will be a series of threads offering step-by-step instructions to complete a task we may all find interesting. I encourage you to share knowledge of some task at which you may feel competent.
We're going to starch and iron shirts in the Golden Era way. We want to achieve a level of stiffness unobtainable with spray starch. We need to use a solution of starch and water, submerge the shirts, wring them out, then press them after they have dried to an alarming level of crispness.
You can also use this method for lighter starching. The difference is to use cold, rather than boiling water in the mix, and 2 quarts of it rather than one.
The advantage to starching this way is that the shirt is evenly starched all over. Spray starch gets starch just where you spray it. And spraying, on darker colors, can leave stains where the starch is applied (you see this as dried dots where the fabric is a slightly different color). Sprayed starch can also flake off...
Two things i think we all love..our lipstick, and gooing over pics of each other's looks.There are many threads dealing with various shades of vintage(Y) lipstick's, but as we all know,they can often appear much different in the package,than on the lips...what about posting pics of ourselves, and telling what shade we are wearing?
I know the outcome will vary depending on skintone etc., from person to person, but i think it will help others that are committment shy
Ok folks:What are you wearing today that exudes that vintage look??
This is my ensemble today: Wool trousers,dark brown oxfords,brown and grey check Pendleton shirt,dark brown waistcoat and herringbone tweed sportcoat.
Add my Borsalino tweed cap and Hamilton khaki GMT automatic and there you have it!!!
JD in blustery and rainy Vancouver,Wa
So I've been wearing red lipstick everyday for the past week... But of course.
Only this afternoon does my mother comment. She very randomly asked why I was wearing such a bright color of red, and proceeded to tell me that such a color was better for night time.
I explained that every sensible woman wore red lipstick back in the day.
She sounds like my grandmother. Well my grandma probably would have understood since she was born in the 30's. [huh]
I had a little fun photographing part of my collection this evening, so I thought I would share my pics
Here are some of my brooches (with a pair of Carmen Miranda-esque shoe clips for good measure):
The oranges are Venetian glass on a celluloid chain, the grapes are brass with glass leaves, and clogs are, of course, wooden.
Since Lauren is on a bit of western kick, she'll enjoy the gal in the center The majorette is the 1944 Ice Capades girl (designed by Petty.)
Here is Petty's drawing:...
Hi to all,
I'm looking for an hat,open crown (I think could be better) for reshape it into a Boogie shape, I love very much that kind of shape (I think for me could be better with more wider brims).
What about Akubra Fedora, to do it?
Anyone have any idea about?
Anyone has a Bogie hat,any pics?
There have been discussions in several threads about the particulars for evening wear so I thought I?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢d spend some time rummaging through my closet and put together a primer on evening clothes. For some of you this is all old hat but there seems to be a demand. (In any case, it gives me a chance to dig out all my evening clothes and dress up!)
Evening wear refers to the formal clothes you wear after 6:00 p.m. This is what most people today think of as ?¢‚Ç¨?ìformal wear?¢‚Ç¨?. The basic distinction is usually referred to by the colour of the bowtie: white tie and black tie.
This means you wear a tailcoat that comes down to your waist and is cut in a straight line to your hips. The tails then drop down to the middle of your knees. It should have silk or grosgrain facings on the lapel and a prominent stripe down the side of the leg (more on that later). This is correctly worn with a stiff-fronted shirt with a detachable collar, a stiff wing-tip...
i used to work in a vintage clothing shop. this crop-haired girl sometimes came in. she didn't even look at the women's clothes. she went straight to the men's section and would buy trousers, shirts and sweaters. she had good taste too. and no, she wasn't fat and ugly. she was exquisitely pretty. and somehow the male clothing only accentuated that.
LOVE it, or HATE it...the Indiana Jones jacket for many is the only real choice when trying to be an archetypal 1930's styled adventurer. British leather jacket manufacturer, WESTED, have cornered much of this specialist market by producing what they feel, and many avid Indiana fans believe to be, the definitive Indiana Jones jacket (see pics below).
But for us folk at THE LOUNGE, what do we feel about a jacket that was created for a fictional "movie" character, set in the 30's/40's, that attempts to recreate an impressionistic garment that is felt to be typical adventure wear for that period and embodies the spirit of 'golden age' spirit of adventure. Is this the sort of jacket that the likes of Lindberg, Emelia Erhart, Howard Hughes, Howard Carter or others of 'that ilk' would be typically seen in. And if so, how does the Wested interpretation match up to the look, style and hide quality of a similar jacket from the period?
Many of you who might be Indiana...
It seems that men don't talk too much about shaving with one another so let me break the silent code: Do any of you guys have a shaving product or technique that you think tops all? Razors, creams, lotions, anything would help. I have not tried the old fashioned brush method. I have a horrible time shaving. I can't seem to shave without having my face feel like someone just sandpapered it. What do you use to shave?
In homage to Matt Deckard, whose "Show us your suits" thread has been viewed more times than any other, we offer all Loungers a place to show off the '20s-'30s-'40s ties they love (or love to hate). Our only criteria is that these ties be from the decades cited above, and that you show them to us. The ties can be yours, someone else's, or just something you've found in a photo or seen in a film.
-- Marc and Veronica
Well, it's 98 brutal degrees here in NY today, and we're supposedly getting more of the same tomorrow. This type of weather always gets me thinking about(and longing for) FALL! I love the fall for so many reasons: The foliage (obviously), the first chilly nights and crisp mornings. Being able to wear my "good"(read: wool/ gab) clothes! Getting home from work at 5:30 and it's already dark. New fall TV shows. Halloween! Oh I can go on forever!
Anyone else feel the same way?
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