Sunday, December 11, 2011
What is vintage, anyway?
It is so funny how thrifting is considered cool now, because every time I talk about it, I can hear my cousin saying, back in the day: "That look like you got that from the thrift sto (hard "o" we are from the south)" And it wasn't a compliment!
Along my thrifting obsession has also come a curiosity about vintage. Now, I am not the type to like something just because it is old. And I am not cool enough to be able to make something old and cruddy look stylish. But sometimes, when I find something I do like that is old, I am tempted say it is vintage.
But apparently, there is some disagreement about the meaning of vintage. And anyone who knows me knows that I am pretty serious about accuracy.
Etsy says "The Vintage Category is for items that are at least 20 years old." That would make something made in 1991 or earlier vintage. Which is pretty new, according to Wikipedia which states that "clothing from the 1920s to 1960s is considered vintage." Then I saw a youtube video stating that vintage is from 1920's - 1970's. And EHow says that vintage is 25 years old or older...
Who the heck knows?
I sure don't. And honestly, I don't really care. As long as I like it and I get it for cheap!