Last year, I did four FAQ videos about vintage clothes. If you missed them, check ’em out now!
- Vintage clothing FAQ, part 1: Cleaning, storing, collecting.
- Vintage clothing FAQ, part 2: Vintage sizing and alterations.
- Vintage clothing FAQ, part 3: “New with tags” and other ways to find unworn vintage.
- Vintage clothing FAQ, part 4: Vintage clothing vs resale, dead stock, and consignment.
Today’s video is an addition to that series. I do believe it was my longtime blogging friend Sheila of Ephemera who asked for tips about how to identify the era clothing is from. That’s an especially important question if you’re paying a premium for authenticity: Just because something LOOKS like a 1920s flapper dress doesn’t mean it IS a 1920s flapper dress. I have my own experience in figuring out the authenticity of vintage pieces, but I decided to call in a real expert to assist: My friend Stacy Lomman! Stacy has decades of experience as a designer herself and now teaches fashion courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology and other schools. She has a passion for fashion history and a love of interesting textiles. So here she is, lending me a hand, as we look over some clothes from my collection and hers.
If you have any questions about vintage clothes that haven’t been answered in the video series, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will get to them as soon as I can.