For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1: Denise Blake on fashion rotations and quiet braveries - listen above.
I wondered, antique or vintage, what is the difference? When I checked – antique is something from before the 1920's, true vintage is fifty years ago, vintage is twenty years ago, and retro is a garment imitating vintage style.
I have a sheepskin coat from years ago, tan colour, warm lining, fur-style collar that I had worn over several winters and then put away. Thankfully, I didn't give it away as I have done with so many other pieces of clothing. I wore the coat again recently and a girl said to me, "oh! I love your coat, is it vintage?" I laughed and said, "it’s me that is vintage.
Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings at 9.10 am - listen back here.