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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Lauren, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Zachary

    Zachary Familiar Face

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!

    My name is Zachary, and as you can imagine, I'm new in town. ;)

    I'm 27 years old and I just love anything related to "vintage." Above all, I love old music as described here and old movies, especially b/w movies from the 40s and 50s. I usually do not listen to music made after 1965. Furthermore, I collect North American license plates; my oldest ones are Connecticut (tax sticker Aug 1963) and Tennessee from 1933. I do not watch movies because of their plots, I just enjoy the costumes. (I don't have a sensitive antenna for film plots.)

    My occupation currently is working as an Esperanto teacher, besides attending University and looking for some kind of not-so-difficult, not-so-bad-paying work. :)

    In my leasure time, I have appearances as a magician, comedian, and ventriloquist.

    Talk to you later,
  2. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.

    WFB, III
  3. 59Lark

    59Lark A-List Customer

    59 Lark , mike have been a member for years but life got too busy and I lost my way, and haven't posted much in 3 yrs , but a major life hurdle has made me think its time to reflect and ponder. I am 54 yrs old and about to find out what single life is about after 28 yrs of marriage. I will still have the store and the kids and the dogs and the horse to look after , its just the wife who is leaving . I have missed the music and the style of the golden era. I have wore a fedora for 30 years and listened to big band when I could , I own a 59 Studebaker lark, which I hardly drove this year , 4 times . so welcome me back and I hope to enjoy this forum again mike ie 59lark
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  4. Hi there everyone!
    My name is Courtney, and I just found out about this group a few days ago. I'm 35 years old, happily married and pursuing a PhD in history with a focus on Native American history of the Eastern US after spending ten years working for the Associated Press. I grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Atomic City!) and moved to New Haven, CT in 2000. My father, who was much older than my mother, instilled a love for the 1930s and 1940s in me before his passing a while back. I've been married for six years to a wonderful man who "gets" my idiosyncracies and love for all things vintage. He and I own a small recording studio, which can be lots of fun if you don't let the workload get to you. Thank you all for having me here, and I hope to learn more from you all in the future.
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  5. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
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  6. Thanks!!!
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  7. Blacktocomm

    Blacktocomm New in Town

    Hello All!

    New here, stumbled into the forum while looking for information on leather jackets. Decided to register for buy/sell/trade in the forum. I also have collected vintage watches and vintage guitars.
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  8. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
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  9. Zachary

    Zachary Familiar Face

    Welcome and greetings to the Evergreen State!
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  10. RIOT

    RIOT Practically Family

    I'm back! Mahalo
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  11. So I registered in the Lounge in 2008(!) but didn't really venture out of the Powder Room much, and then RL got in the way.

    Life has evolved in a good way over the last several years, and I dropped back in a few months ago, but the ladies-only forums seem mostly empty these days. So I decided if I'm going to stick around, I'd better check out the co-ed options.:p

    I grew up dirt poor in the 1950s and 60s. I started wearing vintage in college, when I discovered big city thrift shops and realized there was a vastly better world of fashion outside of Kmart and family hand-me-downs. I have developed a better appreciation for hand-me-downs over the last 40 years, but that's another story.

    Once I started wearing vintage, I had to start collecting too, sometimes to enlighten a then-boyfriend and upgrade his style, and other times because I found amazing things that had to come home with me even if they didn't (and in some cases never would) fit me. Some of my collection supported another passion - community theater, where costumers are always in short supply. I started selling from my stash in 2001, during the gentler early days of eBay, moved to my own website plus Etsy about 7 years ago.

    I still wear vintage regularly and still love the thrill of the hunt. I am much more discerning about what I buy anymore, especially if it's personal. I still have a stash to work through, and hope to focus more on that as I retire from my day job in 2018. Any "profit" generally goes for upgrading my own collections I'm afraid.
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  12. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat A-List Customer

    Hey 59: Welcome back man. Glad you made it. Yeah, tough times. You’ll make it man, just keep lookin up and you’ll be surprised how directed and renewed you and your children will be. Keep coming back man. Lotta good here. Be well. Bowen
  13. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Welcome (back) to the Fedora Lounge.
  14. jshack26

    jshack26 New in Town

    Hey all...first time poster, long time (ok two years or so) lurker. Started my leather collection a couple years ago and am up to 4 jackets. One Schott, one Golden Bear, one Aero, and one Hugo Boss (does that one count?). I have another one lined up and on the way.

    I'm also kind of obsessed with selvedge denim and boots, and have quite the collection of those built up.

    Anyway there is a ton of good stuff and knowledge here, looking forward to participating in the forum.
  15. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here


    Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
  16. Optimus

    Optimus New in Town

    Hello All - Just stumbled across this forum when researching leather jackets. Lots of interesting experiences and suggestions. Looking forward to an enriching experience.
  17. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Welcome to the Fedora Lounge.
  18. St. Louis

    St. Louis Practically Family

    So nice to see so many new folks here. I'm looking forward to hearing your interesting views.
  19. Unlucky Berman

    Unlucky Berman One of the Regulars

    Not really new but been away for tooooo loong it seems. Need to read in to see what I missed and what changed.
    Currently I still live in Germany, still like the Golden Age more than ever and am looking still for inspiration and funny and interesting things, discussions of our favorite era with style and art.

    So hope we all have a swell time together. Wish you a great night or day, depending on which side of the world you are. And never forget somewhere on this planet it is still time for good whiskey, a good cigar, some swell 40s swing and story of Chandler or Hammett.
  20. Big Man

    Big Man My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I like the way you think!

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