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HannahJane

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J B said:
This is the same case with my family sometimes, actually. Specifically when it comes to clothing styles; the fedora, to top it off. My siblings in particular don't think the Federation really looks good on me. Like you mentioned, they don't understand the fascination towards these things. Whenever I'm asked about it next time, I'll just rationalize it as a hobby, because that's what it is.

I have the same sort of thing with my brother. He spends most of his time wearing rugby shirts, shorts and flip flops and just doesn't understand why I want to dress "like an evacuee's mother."
 

johnnyelvis

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Florida by way of NYC.
music

For me it has always been about the music, always had the appreciation but now definatley the style. I'm 24 and it started off with Johnny Cash,Sinatra and Elvis, mainly the Sun era early-mid 50's so it was a lot of black all the time and it keeps evolving into something new for me. A lot of suits that actually fit properly and the like. I always wore cowboy boots but with jeans and t-shirts now I only own one pair of sneakers the rest are shoes and boots. Like my mother always says "The shoes make the man." and I like to keep it that way. Ugly boots or sneakers can kill an outfit.
 
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I'm with you there Johnny. I own 4 Pairs of Shoes. Work boots, Dress Shoes, Cowboy Boots, and Work Shoes that look like Dress Shoes. If not at work, I'm in Cowboy Boots, always.
 

OneAndOnly

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Location
Ireland
Hi Guys!

I'm 24 (for another month :( ) and I've always been interested in history! I was the person who took extra history classes in secondary school! I've never really fit in with the crowd, dressing differently, listening to different music and well liking different things! It was only when I went to uni that I really got into history, mainly because I studied Art History! I also studied English and love love love novels from the Regency period up to about the 1960's.

I've always dressed differently to everyone else my own age, and the majority of my friends are all older than me. In secondary school I was the only skater/punk/grunge chick, but now it's a bit of an epidemic in my old school! After leaving uni and trying to get a job I had to calm down my appearance (it really was not extreme in any way, lip piercing, tattoos, etc) but now I'm in a position where I can dress as I want (as long as it's black) and, well, I generally get alot of compliments from my customers :) . It was only this year that I started to dress vintage, before the closest I came to vintage dressing were my pencil skirts, but now I realise that I should dress how I want, like I did when I was a teenager.

I love music from the 40's onwards, jazz, blues, etc. Movies too! It's cliched but I do love Audrey Hepburn, in fact the town I'm from has a Style Icon Museum and has a nice collection of fashion and memorabilia from Audrey to Marilyn! http://www.newbridgesilverware.com/museum.aspx I recommend everyone has a little peep! Some great pieces in it!
I realise that what I've just typed probably makes no sense...I do love a good ramble :)
 
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OneandOnly, hello beautiful! I saw you in the hairdo thread, you are so stunning!
xxx
 

Sweet Caroline

New in Town
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23
Location
Washington
Since I am extremely new to Fedora Lounge, I'd like to introduce myself. I'm 15 and pleasantly surprised at the number of young people interested in all things vintage. I am fascinated with vintage fashions, film, music, history, dance etc. Though I admit I'm not very knowlegable of many many subjects, what a better place to learn than here??

My mom first got me interested when her closet began to fill up with dresses and outfits for the 30's, 40's, and 50's. I have started a very humble collection but Mom is always on the look out for fun stuff. The elegance and general "put togethered" fashions are very appealing to me. I love listening to what many of my peers call "old people music" (Frank Sinatra, big band...) More and more this past year I've been watching old movies and looking for occasions to get all dolled up.
 

Shangas

I'll Lock Up
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Melbourne, Australia
Hi Sweet Caroline (I believe that's the title of a song, isn't it?)

Welcome to the forum!

Yes there is a rather significant number of young loungers here. You'll fit right in.
 

StetsonHomburg

Practically Family
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None of your business!
Sweet Caroline said:
Since I am extremely new to Fedora Lounge, I'd like to introduce myself. I'm 15 and pleasantly surprised at the number of young people interested in all things vintage. I am fascinated with vintage fashions, film, music, history, dance etc. Though I admit I'm not very knowlegable of many many subjects, what a better place to learn than here??

My mom first got me interested when her closet began to fill up with dresses and outfits for the 30's, 40's, and 50's. I have started a very humble collection but Mom is always on the look out for fun stuff. The elegance and general "put togethered" fashions are very appealing to me. I love listening to what many of my peers call "old people music" (Frank Sinatra, big band...) More and more this past year I've been watching old movies and looking for occasions to get all dolled up.
Old People Music? lol
 

Grant Fan

Practically Family
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846
Location
Virginia
I don't know how I never saw this thread until now. I am 24 and have been into vintage since since before I can really remember and I have been trying to dress like it since I was 11 or 12 in the last couple of years I have obviously been supporting myself so I have had more funds to go after the look and style more. I have always just loved it.
 

Sweet Caroline

New in Town
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23
Location
Washington
StetsonHomburg said:
Old People Music? lol

haha yes, I've heard a lot of kids my age calling it that :( They say since their grandparents listen to it, it has to be boring. I find older music to be a lot better than most of what comes out nowadays.
 

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