Vintage clothes are representative of the era that it came from – this is what mainly separates them from being simply tagged as old clothes. Vintage fashion is all about reliving, understanding and knowing about the past through fashion trends that were shaped by the era that it came from. By simply looking at vintage clothes, one can already tell a lot about the time period it came from. For example, the rock, punk and individualistic attitude of the 80s are clearly reflected in the clothing trends it came from. With loud, vibrant colors and experimentation on how clothes should be worn – gym clothes for casual wear, for instance – they already speak a lot about the people and the times. The prim, lady-like fashion of the 50s, on the other hand, reflects the longing for a more traditional, feminine role. After all, the war was finally over by then and the people now could indulge themselves in more luxurious clothing and style. Clothes and fashion can actually give such insights, making them quite valuable.
A little about us:
A little left of center, we founded the Rusted Key because big box retailers were too boring, too conservative, and lacking in character or depth. So we took discarded typewriters and turned them into cuff links. We recycled forgotten watches and created timeless pendants. Inspired by the American tradition of history and innovation, we continue to design and produce stunning pieces of wearable art, with a respect for the past and an eye towards the edge.
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