Thursday, October 30, 2014

outfit post: GRANDPA STYLE

Heart the Hat: nothing tops off a nearly 100% thrifted outfit like a good ol' (Christian) boy's trucker hat.

Maybe it was the slip-on shoes, paired with the wool men's cardigan that made me think I was dressed up like an old man- but I just went with it. I added some of my favorite recently acquired brooches, a Jesus lovin' trucker hat, and these amazing new-old stock vintage Levi's red, white and blue suspenders, and Grandpa'd out!

Quite possibly, it was this great vintage mid-century era portrait I scored from the nearby Goodwill, that reminded me how great vintage men's stuff is. This white haired gent reminded me of a school teacher I had, in grade school. Mr. Braaten, his name was. It think we called him "Rotten Braaten" under our childish breath. He was terribly patient with our shenanigans, one of which entailed stealing ice cream  left over from a church Ice Cream Social, and sneaking off to eat it inside the baptismal.

He always wore a suit and tie, and these smart looking old school glasses. Wonder what he dresses like now that's he's long since retired,  I can't imagine him relaxing in a pair of Bermudas, a golf sweater and a trucker hat. I just had to pose with the thrifted picture before it got listed on eBay. Here's hoping the painting goes to a good home that appreciates the fine charms of "bad" Thrift Store Art.

#SECONDHANDFIRST: 99.9% thrifted. 100% g-style.
 Now Wearing:
  • Jesus lovin' trucker hat, BUY NOW
  • Mid Century signed portrait, available here
  • vintage + pre-loved bangles, thrifted
  • vintage Levi's striped braces, listing soon
  • pre-loved J.Crew wool cardi, thrifted
  • red + white striped jersey knit top, thrifted
  • Merona red cotton skirt, thrifted
  • Chrome Dima city sneaker c/o Chrome Industries


Unknown said...

Cute! Love red and blue + the suspenders .. makes the outfit super cute ;-)


Susan B said...

Love the Grandpa-inspired style!

Unknown said...

looking cute,yeah
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diaryofapennypincher said...

That's one patriotic grandpa inspired outfit!

Patti said...

Love this, and how you drew inspiration from grandpa! xox

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

This is such a sweet everything from the hat to grandpa! And of course ....the Bella smile!

thorne garnet said...

Ha, you forgot the over the calf black nylon socks.

Becky said...


Willow said...

Such a great take on grandpa style. Love the brooches and, of course, your radiant smile!

Rosalind said...

I'm absolutely with you on the joy of men's vintage - for me it's shoes, jackets and shirts (especially as I can often get much better men's shoes for my very long feet than women's), and the shirts and jackets have long enough sleeves! No more cold, exposed wrists...
My late grandad always wore shirt, sleeveless pullover, tie, jacket. No bermudas for him either.

No Fear of Fashion said...

Great memories. Yes I can imagine you were a rascal at school.
I especially love the striped braces.