Shirts are one of those things that never really go out of fashion and many styles are real vintage wardrobe staples.
Think about some of those classic black and white films from the 30s and 40s, you can see some real classic shirts styles on the screen icons.
Shirts were always a big thing for mod girls in the late 70s and early 80s. If you were lucky you could get them from local charity shops, but more likely from Carnaby Street or London markets. Long collars, button-down collars, plain, checked, striped or paisley, teaming them up with a pair of hipster trousers was always a cool look.
Recently I’ve managed to get hold of some really cool shirts that fit that same sort of style – that mod, come psychedelic, come smart hippy. There are some geometric patterns, checks, velvet and even some frills. They all have one thing in common though – lovely long collars!
Reworked shirts are also still very big at the moment, and you can see them in all the High Street shops. Usually though these seem to be a lower quality cotton with those ‘stuck on’ studs. It’s much better to get a vintage or reworked shirt from an independent shop. They will have made all the changes themselves and you’ll get a real individual piece.
A little while ago I did a blog post on re-working shirts, which you can find here.
There are both sleeveless and long-sleeved, but they can also be made to order, by dropping us a note here.
You can find many of these styles at the Quirky Purple online shop.
What’s your favourite style?