Monthly Archives: August 2012

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We, at Rubber Soul Vintage, want to take a moment to thank our shoppers, readers, and word-of-mouthers! Without you, we wouldn’t be able to keep providing vintage clothing and accessories. If you have time, we’d appreciate your feedback on Yelp. Yelp is a great way to find stores and restaurants and to see what real customers have to say about them. Thank you, kindly!

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Keds: Cool in 1916, Cool Now

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Ked's advertisement

Ked’s advertisement

According to the Keds’ official website, the shoe brand introduced the “feel-like-everyday’s-a-Saturday” sneaker in 1916. Now the shoe brand is an American classic! And, Keds are just as cool now as it was then.

The prices have always been inexpensive, too! Like every brand, there are styles that are more expensive than others. But with options ranging from men to women to child to apparel, it seems like there should be something for everyone.

Men's Keds in the fall collection

Men’s Keds in the fall collection

Women's Keds shoes for the fall collection

Women’s Keds shoes for the fall collection

Advertisement found here. Men’s shoes found here. Women’s shoes found here.

Stripes on stripes on stripes

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Stripes are classic and make everything that they’re on look more vintage. But what about stripes on top of more stripes? We’ve seen a lot of people making the plunge into stripapalooza but is it too much? Tell us what you think!

Monotone Fashion

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monotone yellow

monotone yellow

 

Monotone fashion is starting to surface more and more. Yellow, green, red, black, you name it! Wearing all of one color sometimes feel silly… but it’s always fun!

Yellow photo found here. Many monotones photo found here. Purple monotone photo found here. Gray monotone photo found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

many monotones

many monotones

purple monotone

purple monotone

 

gray monotone

gray monotone

Coat season

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Fall is right around the corner, and for most of the country that means COAT SEASON!!! Coat are a great vintage item because they’re built sturdier (to hold up to the weather) and worn less (only half the year, and only when you go outside).

 

Vintage coat styles aplenty can be found online. From 80s-era leather jackets to faux-fur parkas, the internet can fill you wardrobe void. To the right is a 70s leather jacket from Saks Fifth Ave for sale at Pre-OwnedClothing.com for $75. The coat below was available from Etsy for $69. 

Men’s jackets are also available in many vintage styles, including this $70 wool coat from Esty below.

Many time, genuine military jackets can be found at thrift and surplus stores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Legwear- Tights!

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vintage tights

vintage tights

 

As fall approach, the fashionable accessory on our minds is tights! Long, bare legs in nice in the summer… very bohemian. But when it’s cold out, tights are like a fashionable hug around your legs that is different from pants because the stretchiness and softness.

Tights were first worn by men… at least that’s what wikipedia states. They said that men needed a tight garment to ride horseback. So isn’t it interesting how so few men where tights now? And they are so beloved by many women.

Wether seen in old, vintage pictures of fashionable ladies or in modern retro ways, tights are the perfect accessory to the leg!

First photo found here. Second photo found here.

 

vintage wedding party tights

vintage wedding party tights

Jackie Kennedy

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Jackie Kennedy Onassis, the ex-First Lady of the United States, was a fashion icon in her time. As First Lady, she retained Oleg Cassini to create her wardrobe. Her looks included the sleeveless A-line dresses, above-the-elbow gloves, low-heel pumps, and famous pillbox hats. She embodied the 1960s, American, high-fashion scene. Below, we have a collection of some of her most gorgeous outfits. Have you been inspired by a First Lady or a President?