Thursday, May 31, 2007

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

We have hats, hats and more hats! Whatever style you need whether its a traditional pillbox, platter hat, velvet, satin, bombazine, straw, or wool we have it all. Here are just a couple to whet your appetite! And don't forget the fedoras!

Just for the gentlemen we have these fine fedoras just waiting to be worn. You'll look dashing and debonair no matter which one you choose.

We have this Vintage 1950s Mallory Chocolate Brown Fedora Hat 7 1/8

or this Vintage 1960s CHAMP Gray Long Oval Fedora Hat size 7 1/4

Maybe this Vintage 1960s Mens Creighton Sudan Color (Dark Brown) Oval Fedora Hat Size 7 1/4 suits you better

or perhaps the best fit for your style is this Vintage 1960s Dobbs Fifth Avenue Admiralty Saber Grey Oval Fedora Hat Size 7 1/4

Now just for the ladies we have these new additions just in!

First we have this Vintage 1960s Gibbe' Military Inspired Pillbox Hat in luscious velour

this Vintage 1960s Everitt Original Cord Pillbox Hat in wool

or this Vintage 1950s Satin & Velvet Pillbox Hat

Perhaps cocktail hats are your preference so for your pleasure we have this Vintage 1950s Sexy Tangerine Cocktail Hat

this Vintage 1950s Sexy Lilac Cocktail Hat

or this Vintage 1950s Sultry Pink Perfection Cocktail Hat

However, if your style is demure and shy we have this beautiful Vintage 1950s Sexy Pink Platter Hat

or this Vintage 1950s Sultry Crown Fitted Straw Hat

So whatever your style be it flashy, sexy, sultry, shy, debonair or dashing Born Too Late Vintage has your style!

So what are you waiting for?? Start shopping NOW!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Today I decided to talk about wartime fashions during World War II. During the late 1930s and early to mid 1940s the world was at war and making due and mending what you already had was one way of helping the war effort. Another way was to use manmade materials rather than leather or silk. Buying leather shoes meant using ration stamps so many women opted to buy shoes like these Vintage Late 1930s Conformal Black Babydoll Peep toe Shoes 10AAAA which are made of manmade materials rather than leather.

Dresses were made of linen, rayon blends, acetate and cotton as silk was used for parachutes. Just a few examples are this Vintage 1940s Sage Green Long Line Linen Dress

this plisse Vintage 1940s Blue Crinkled Rayon Dress

and this Vintage 1940s Blue Rose Swing Dress made of cotton in a plus size

Hats were renewed by adding things like bows and buttons to make what was old new again such as this Vintage 1940s Black Velour Bowler Hat with Decorative Buttons

And purses were available in stores and also custom made by hand crocheting with corde' rayon thread and adding lucite handles like this Vintage 1940s Corde' Woven Black Purse with Lucite Handles

Women during wartime made many contributions by enlisting in the service to man the hospitals as nurses (more than 59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and worked closer to the front lines than in any war previously).

enlisting in the air force and becoming Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft.

and of course working in the factories manufacturing munitions, airplanes and everything in between.

Women showed their strength and what they were capable of without losing their femininity and trying to be what they weren't.

Start shopping NOW!

for all your 1940s fashions and lots more!

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