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It’s Always After Six in the Afterlife

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I won’t bother you with the details of the search terms that led me to this daring 1960s or 1970s ‘After Six’ velour tuxedo on etsy. Sure, $88 seems a bit steep, but you’ll never need another tux. You could even be buried in this striking ensemble, virtually guaranteeing that your reanimated zombie corpse will pass for the living. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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Written by Verdell

December 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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.

Unisex Vintage Vests

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Welcome to part two of our two-part expose’ on vintage vests. As you may recall, part one skewed more toward our feminine demographic, with plans to showcase the masculine end of the vest range in part two. However, as we plowed eBay and etsy for vintage men’s vests and waistcoats, we began to see this as more of a unisex offering. Whatever your genitalia, this week we found something for everyone, including fans of “Back to the Future.” Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

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Vintage 1960s goldenrod wool vest from RaleighVintage on etsy. $42.

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Vintage claret wool vest with green satin back from boo3 on etsy. $49.

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Vintage 1930s pinstriped wool vest from allencompany on etsy. $74.

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Vintage plaid Pendleton vest from SuburbanRefitters on etsy. $28.

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Vintage Westernwear wool vest from TheBackOfTheBasement on etsy. $55.

Vintage 1970s mint green tweed vest from wilderalisonon etsy. $43.

Vintage wool sweater vest from samanthabalk on etsy. $34.

Vintage Eddie Bauer tweed vest from StLouisIvy on etsy. $40.

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Vintage 1960s Pendleton wool vest from memoryvintage on etsy. $35.

1930s-style reversible hunting vest by Ralph Lauren. Reverses to cotton canvas. Authentic hunting details. $400 on eBay.

Vintage Bowring Arundel & Co windowpane vest. Made in England. In perfect condition. 100% wool. $118 on eBay.

Hello, Marty McFly. Vintage 1970s to 1980s Eddie Bauer quilted, down vest. $99 on eBay.

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.

Pony Up

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In the 1970s and 1980s, riding the white pony rarely involved a tack shop. Recalling the the oft labeled ‘era of excess,’ this week we have curated for you a collection of disco and post-disco-era tops for guys and gals, all with equine-themed prints: rodeo, dressage, fantasy-corn, horse and buggy, Godfather, hunt club, Native American, polo, Anheuser-Busch, Jane Austen, Shetland, whatever your horse flavor, these primarily polyester ponies are ready to ride. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing. Happy trails to you.

Vintage horse print top with back zip and tube cuffs from LostFoundLove on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s men’s Givenchy Victorian-themed carriage print button down from antique on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s equestrian print shirt dress on eBay. Current bid is $16.50.

Vintage unisex sparkling galloping horses t-shirt from NewmanHall on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s red equestrian turtleneck from FASHIONRERUN on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1980s wild horses button down shirt with pearly orange buttons from SecondHandAddiction on etsy. $10.50.

Vintage 1970s polyester lucky horseshoe blouse from BGVintageMart on etsy. $22.15.

Vintage 1970s men’s creamy polyester horse and rider disco shirt from Weirdorama on etsy. $41.

Vintage 1970s stretchy polyester disco blouse with horse landscape print. $18 on eBay.

Vintage Laurel Burch horse sweatshirt with metallic gold border from vivatiger on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s prancing pony print blouse on eBay. $24.

Vintage Woolrich Native American print blouse from CheekyVintageCloset on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s Lady Manhattan sheer castle and horses print blouse from roadtripjournal on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s equestrian ribbed knit vest from ProseAndPalaver on etsy. $24.

Vintage silky polyester horse head print blouse from fuzzymama on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s horse print blouse from AndHowCowgirl on etsy. $20.

Not disco-era, but great vintage all the same. 1960s men’s riding crop print shirt from bottleblondevintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s cave drawing horse print shirt on eBay. $26.95

Vintage 1970s men’s nylon horse and bird print shirt from Kasifoundthis on etsy. $16.80.

Vintage unisex polyester button down horse print shirt with brass buttons from sustainablewearable on etsy. $44.99.

Well Suited

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Vintage aqua houndstooth pants suit from Chez Eaux-de-Vie on eBay. $7.99. Photo courtesy of Cris Dobbins Photography.

Written by Verdell

September 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm