While I am staying true to my goal of avoiding buying new this year I seem to have already failed when it comes to Vintage. I know that this definitely doesn’t count as new, however, it was something I didn’t necessarily need but I couldn’t say no and looking at it can you really blame me? This piece is really quite special.
I found this gem at a local vintage fair and it was the only item I purchased (terribly restrained for me). As I tried it on my Mother and I discussed the highest we’d pay for it and what we’d ideally pay for it and luckily the lovely lady running the stall went straight in at a fair price so no haggling needed. I walked away with this original late 1960’s to early 70’s jacket for a total of £15. That’s a bargain for vintage.
This jacket has the fun silhouette of the 60’s along side the laid back brushed wool material which oozes 70’s cool. The colour and the cut of this piece is what drew me to it as it’s so different and a real stand out item. As you can see below though it did need a little TLC but nothing a little hand sewing can’t fix.
So with the addition of this beautiful jacket I now own two ORIGINAL 1960-1970 pieces that count as Vintage (the denim boots I scored at a car boot sale for £7) and both I bought for next to nothing. These pieces will live on with me until the day I decide they can give someone else happiness but up until that point I will be breathing new life in to these amazing pieces.