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Vintage Sears Fashion

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Kestrin and Jonathan, a fashionable and multi-talented couple here on the L.A. scene, recently made a baby, as well as a feature-length film. I’m not sure in which order, as baby and film are both currently in post-production, but at some point in the process there was a baby shower/baby naming competition with brackets and everything, and it was on that evening that the couple gifted me with a book called Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs. Never before has friendship rang so harmoniously, as if they periscoped down into my true inner being and retrieved a polyester pants suit.

The aforementioned book served as our inspiration this week, as we scrubbed etsy and eBay clean of vintage fashions from the near-extinct Sears chain of department stores. Hell, we even found stuff for men too. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

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Vintage 1960s striped Sears slacks with orange trim from ancestorvintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1960s purple pop mod shirt dress from QuirkyQuriosities on etsy. $26.

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Vintage 1970s, men’s size 9.5 D, caramel leather Beatle boots from vintagedame on etsy. $55.

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Vintage “Dazed and Confused” high waist jeans by Sears from Fiftyleven on etsy. $29.

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Vintage 1970s pastel green secretary to disco dress by Sears. $32 from NewmanHall on etsy.

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Vintage Sears “Kings Road” collection brown plaid slacks from atlasclothingco on etsy. $20.

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Vintage 1960s bold and bright, fringed sweater vest by Sears fromneonthreadsdesigns on etsy. $37.

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Vintage long-sleeved polo sweater by Sears’ King’s Road line. $28 from pandaJpanda on etsy.

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Vintage 1960s snow white gogo dress by Sears Roebuck Jr. $28 from ShuuShuubyLulu on etsy.

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I can just see one of you asshole, painfully urban dwellers wearing this vintage, oxblood puffy ski vest from Sears. $30 from LaPouleNoire on etsy.

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Vintage 1970s floral print secretary dress by Sears. Current bid on eBay $19.99.

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Vintage 1960s Sears “Clingalon” leotard from RogueRetro on etsy. $22.

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Vintage 1960s Sears secretary dress with ascot tie from WindingRoadVintage on etsy. $38.

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Vintage 1970s Penguin knock-off, cranberry, long-sleeved polo with white piping by Sears. $15 from RipCityRetro on etsy.

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Vintage 1970s glen plaid belted trench by Sears from collectivethreads on etsy. $39.

Sweater Vest Revival

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It’s quite a shame that the sweater vest inherited such a terrible reputation, thanks in part to the likes of Rick Santorum and other conservative, white dudes.

Which brings us to this week’s assignment, to reinvigorate the sweater vest’s status among the proletariat, banishing all preconceived notions regarding this controversial, yet versatile and potentially fashion-forward basic.

This week, we are asking our understandably skeptical readers to discard their prejudices and entertain the sweater vest as we envision it for women: a mildly androgynous and wildly daring accoutrement. Preferably belted, to accentuate the waist, and layered over a crisp, buttoned up oxford or a sleek, monochromatic turtleneck. Accessorize an oxford with a vintage menswear tie for a preppy, business-y vibe. Or couple with a flowing maxi skirt for a 70s, Annie Hall feel. The ruffled ascot shirt paired with the Ralph Lauren vest below is absolutely inspired.

We have curated for you below a collection of the best sweater vests, all available on etsy and eBay right now, and all chosen for their ability to usher in a new era of the sweater vest. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1970s belted sweater vest from ShuuShuubyLulu on etsy. $21.

Vintage 1970s tangerine, belted knit vest from ShuuShuubyLulu on esty. $20.

Vintage 1960s mossy wool sweater vest with belt from lilynymph on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1960s cable knit sweater vest from AtticAddictsVintage on etsy. $28.

New with tags Karl Lagerfeld belted sweater vest. Buy it Now auction on eBay for $34.99. The buyer is also accepting offers. I would offer $28.99.

Vintage Army green, moth-loved sweater vest from dirtybirdiesvintage on etsy. $22.

New with tags, Ralph Lauren belted sweater vest. Buy it Now auction on eBay. $69.

Vintage blue knit, open sweater vest on eBay. Current bid is $20.

Exquisite, vintage Dorce for LeRoy wool knit vest. Current bid on eBay is $35.

Not your Rick Santorum’s sweater vest. Vintage 1970s, Aztec-themed sweater vest on eBay. Buy it Now for $22.80 or make an offer.

Navy blue, belted Merino wool sweater vest from Tory Burch. Current bid on eBay is $51.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s turtleneck vest combo on eBay. Current bid is $9.

Vintage 1950s cherry, virgin wool vest. Love the unique wrap style. Current bid on eBay is $20.34.

Vintage Sears Men’s Store belted sweater vest. Current price on eBay is $26.24.

This Dress is a Hoot

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Vintage 1960s belted uniform-inspired shimmy dress with adorable owl belt buckle and buttons from mkmack on etsy. $63. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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February 27, 2012 at 10:45 am

Sixties Goddess

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This vintage cocktail dress is an elegant take on a Grecian goddess or Cleopatra gown. Vintage 1960s belted sheath dress with beaded and rhinestone encrusted gold lurex trim from TheVintageTrove on etsy. $198. Click on the image below to see the full listing.

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February 27, 2012 at 10:32 am

Russian Princess

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Vintage 1960s Stegari navy blue wool belted coat dress with mink trim. Click on the images below to see the eBay listing.

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January 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Gentleman’s Agreement

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I admit we have neglected the men on This Week’s Look lately. To remedy that, we plowed the depths of eBay and etsy this week to bring you some of the finest haberdashery around. Most of these wool coats and jackets are vintage, some are not, but any one of them will surely make you the most debonair dude on deck. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

The “James Bond” double breasted, belted wool jacket on eBay. $95 with free shipping.

The “Pete Campbell” vintage 1960s silk and wool blend sport coat from OneTrickChassis on etsy. $48.

The “Cameo” vintage 1960s charcoal flecked wool coat from TripleGemini on etsy. $145.

The “Don Draper” vintage 1960s wool flannel sport coat from FabGabs on etsy. $58.

Vintage Pendleton single breasted wool coat from KeyAcquisitions on etsy. $40.

The “99 Percent” vintage 1950s Army issued wool coat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $48.

The “Highlander” vintage hooded wool overcoat with faux horn buttons from BrightWall on etsy. $90.

The “British Invasion” vintage 1960s Carnaby Street wool coat from iandrummondvintage on etsy. $149.

The “French Connection” vintage 1960s navy blue, double breasted coat. Made in France. Current bid on eBay $135 with free shipping.

The “Donnie Brasco” vintage 1970s wool coat with faux fur collar and lining from LiliesValleyVintage on etsy. $125.

This avant-garde, anime-inspired asymmetrical wool blend coat comes in black or grey. $160 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Cowboy” vintage “Crownwear for Carl Putzer” overcoat with removable plaid liner and western yoke. Current bid on eBay $39.99.

The “Officer and a Gentleman” vintage 1970s never worn, Italian Navy officer’s coat. $150 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Roger Sterling” vintage wool overcoat with faux fur collar from BrightWall on etsy. $80.

The “Echo Park” vintage tweed blazer with suede elbow patches from TandemNorthwest on etsy. $40.

Vintage original Swiss Army wool overcoat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $98.

Vintage wool jacket with Greek key pattern and faux fur collar and lining from bytheway on etsy. $75.

You’ll be ready for smoking cigars and sipping brandy after the fox hunt in this grey wool Trachten jacket. Current bid on eBay $149.

The “Inspector Gadget” vintage extra-slim, belted Donegal tweed trench coat. Current bid on eBay $74.50.

Vintage 1970s double breasted wool coat. Made in Germany. Current bid on eBay $130.

Vintage French Air Force wool officer’s coat from RueBroc on etsy. $61.75.

Sizzling Santa

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Mrs. Claus is stepping out tonight. Vintage 1960s bright red wool belted coat with fox fur collar. Current bid on eBay $55. Click on the images below to see the listing.

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December 10, 2011 at 9:23 pm