1980’s plaid women’s top in blue tones

After several posts about things in the red and orange zone, it’s time to cool off.  This plaid top from the 80’s features the telltale asymmetrical collar and several shades of blue and white, with a bit of a purple color and an accent in aqua.  Cuffs and collar are both reinforced by a bolder shade of blue.  Click here for more views and sizing information.


Creamsicle-colored 1970’s Bodywear stretch shirt

Here we have a very good example of how the 1970’s really brought a lot of interesting new fabrics to the table, so to speak, for leisure- and casual wear.  This “Bodywear” shirt is soft, it’s stretchy, and it’s made to cling and hug the person wearing it.  The color is an engaging, but not loud, color that is lighter and less bright than orange.  We could call it “Creamsicle” or “children’s aspirin” or even “subtle tangerine”.  Click here for more views and sizing information.



Red 1980’s Crown Pacific belt with gold accents

If you need to break up the line of an outfit, there’s no better way to accomplish this than by using a belt.  You can subtly emphasize a monochrome look, or provide a big exclamation point to your outfit by using this very red belt with small goldtone stud accents.  This belt is neither narrow or wide and should complement many styles (and belt buckles, if necessary)!  Click here for more views and sizing:


Maroon men’s 1960’s Guayabera shirt by Haband

Structured but still comfortably-cut Guayabera shirt in maroon color with white accents down either side on the front and a total of four pockets.   What’s interesting about this is that the waistband edging is not straight across, but it has a gradual, gentle angle to it and is accented by evenly-spaced small maroon buttons.  Added bonus:  The bottom pockets are especially nice and roomy!  Click here for more information and views.



Vintage “Natural Tip” pink shoe laces


Looking for a great accent for white, grey, brown, black, blue, or any other color of shoes?  How about some pink shoe laces?  These are a nice soft pink, fairly toned down as pinks go.  You get 27 inches of lace per shoe, and if you’re a fan of old pop music, you might also get that Dodie Stevens song stuck in your head.  I know I did!   Click here for more information:


For some trivia and information about artist behind the famous 1959 song “Pink Shoe Laces”, follow this link.

Vibrant red-violet men’s shirt

This shirt has a little bit of everything.  It’s a little flamenco, a little south of the border (if you’re in the United States), a little poet, with an extremely pointed wing collar and smocking at the shoulders.  Most men’s fashion tries to be sedate, relaxed, and conservative, and this shirt wants to have nothing to do with most men’s fashion.  Click here for more views and sizing information.


1992 Petra “Unseen” concert tee

We have here a 1992 concert t-shirt from the Canadian band Petra.  Classic concert tee format with the band’s faces on the front and tour dates and cities on the back.  Interestingly, this band is celebrating its 40th year in 2012, which means that this shirt commemorates the band’s 20th anniversary tour!    Click here for more views and sizing information.


Multicolored flower print 1960’s dress

Don’t you think of ice cream, sherbet, or even gelato when you see these perky colors?  Bold and happy floral print on a breezy knee-length or just above knee-length dress, tunic, or shift.  I like to think that this was made right about the same time Laugh-In was on TV.  Slip this on, watch some Rowan and Martin!  Click here for more views.


Look that up in your Funk & Wagnall’s!