Vintage in Europe??

Discussion in 'Suits' started by slicedbread, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    Hey guys! I'm very excited to say that I'm going to be studying abroad in Maastricht in the Netherlands...

    Also on top of that there are going to be group trips to: amsterdam, berlin, padua, paris, and vienna.

    And on top of that, I'm getting FOUR WEEKS of free travel!

    Does anyone have any suggestions of where I should go, what I should wear (are blazers and trousers acceptable?), and most importantly are there any thrift stores/vintage stores in any of the places I'm going that I should visit? How would I go about finding other stores?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. mdavids2000

    mdavids2000 Familiar Face

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    I am from the Netherlands and i know some shops in Amsterdam.
     
  3. Alan Eardley

    Alan Eardley One Too Many

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    In Paris, the St Ouen flea market (near to Port de Clignacourt) is legendary. In Amsterdam, Waterlooplein is also worth a visit.

    Alan
     
  4. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up

    Berlin can be good.
    There's a thread regarding Vintage in Berlin- have a look.

    Hamburg, a couple of hours away, is good too, I hear.

    B
    T
     
  5. No. Morning suits and evening dress are all that are acceptable.

    bk
     
  6. Shaul-Ike Cohen

    Shaul-Ike Cohen One Too Many

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    You should have explained to the poor transatlantic gentleman that "morning suit" doesn't mean a pyjama, and that "evening dress" isn't a woman's piece of clothing.
     
  7. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    So you mean, high hats, narrow collars, white spats, and lots of dollars? Should I try hard to look like gary cooper?
     
  8. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Registered User

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    I can tell you right now that it would be advisable to leave the cargo shorts at home.

    But you knew that.
     
  9. I'd aim at this look:

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    bk
     
  10. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    I was thinking more along the lines of :

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    Any ideas as far as culture and sight seeing? What about restaurants?

    mdavids, do you have any specific names or addresses that you'd be willing to share?

    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  11. Is that a still from Carry On Don't Lose Your Head?

    bk
     
  12. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    I have no idea...It was the first picture I found when i searched for "fop" on google images...I dearly yearn to be seen and referred to as a fop. Perhaps one day I can be a macaroni...Alas, a soul can dream...

    My role model:

    [​IMG]
     
  13. db5zx

    db5zx Familiar Face

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    If you come to Munich, we've got one of the best swing dance/Lindy Hop/Balboa scenes in Europe. Good parties and lots of fun. If you come here, drop me a note.

    Jens
     
  14. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    It occurs to me that one of the young ladies in the Lounge will be studying in the Netherlands at the same time as you. She's from the LA area, and she made a post about being a little nervous about it. Can't remember who it was. If you guys can hook up, you'll both have a fellow Lounger to be in touch with over there.
     
  15. Alan Eardley

    Alan Eardley One Too Many

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    Yes - Jim Dale

    Alan
     
  16. Bernard Newman

    Bernard Newman New in Town

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    When you come to Vienna, drop ma a line. There are some flea markets, but I don't think you will find much of vintage clothing. But I could play the seightseeing guide;)
     
  17. missjo

    missjo Practically Family

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    Anyone coming to the netherlands is more then welcome to contact us at Club Interbellum, join our forum and see if you can come along to one of our events!
     
  18. milandro

    milandro One of the Regulars

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