Word From The Bird
Every so often I attempt to cut ties with some of my once adored, and continuously growing collection of clothes. I will be honest, I have some absolute shockers. Although, now and again I am reminded of some of my favourite lost items, and I fall in love all over again. Last night that happened...
I was rummaging around my wardrobes and setting aside my charity pile, and my 'this just needs binned / burned' pile, when I came across one of my long lost loves.
Made by Levis Vintage Company, this 1950's bowling style shirt is a pique cotton, with a distinctive mustard yellow colour, and black stitching on the arm ribs and lettering. I haven't ever seen another one of these, but would love to know if anyone has one?
I love the shape of the piece and the lettering on the front and back. It is a men's piece, but tucked into fairly slim jeans it works fine for a girls shape. Plus I quite like over sized!
I have to admit I do love the odd quirky logo or wacky prints. I like tongue and cheek and old army stamps on tees. (However often, I think it can be a fine line between wacky and tacky...)
For this outfit I teamed it with some plain, slim selvedge dark denim jeans, Converse x Nigel Cabourn ventile Chuck Taylor's, and an oversized men's cardigan thrown over the top. Can't help but feel slightly like Rydell High alumni in this get up!
I'm also wearing my hand crocheted poppy broach. (This was picked up at a local vintage market.) I am forever losing my poppy this time of year so it is good to have one which isn't flashy but also tends to stay put!
You Can pick up your own crocheted poppy here
From bowling shirts, quirky prints and slogan tees, below are some pieces that I think are pretty cool.
(If you like any of the bits, click the picture to be taken to the web shop!)
With that all said. If I am entirely honest, the best (and most reasonably priced) of these kind of shirts and tees are always picked up randomly in vintage and charity shops. A favourite of mine is Ben's Leather Goods stall (visit him on Thursday's at Old Spitalfields market in London) Levisons store in London is another great vintage joint (I always pick up interesting pieces here and fair prices) Etsy is also a fun place to stumbled upon some gems, and if you look hard enough many come without the huge price tags!