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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Friday, April 18th, 2014

Monster Vintage is having a secret sale, Just in time to add a unique piece of vintage clothing to your spring wardrobe. Treat yourself to a 35% discount for a limited time. Promotional sale ends on April 27, 2014.

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Summertime Sundress Season

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The fashion designer Lilly Pulitzer is credited with popularizing the sundress in the 1960s. The sundress is characterized by lightweight fabric, usually cotton, and a flowing fit. Some of the best examples of the sundress are from the 1970s, in the prairie style. This floral frock is a beautiful shade of maroon and is in great condition!

maroon sundress

prairie sundress

Another example of the prairie style, is this brown and pale grey sundress.

vintage sundress

collectible prairie dress

The camisole top with the satin trim is quintessential 1970s and a timeless classic. Also popular in the 1970s was the full length maxi sundress. This handmade lime green dress actually has tiny white polka dots on it and is in excellent condition.

collectible 70s sundress

vintage maxi sundress

One more from the 1970s, is this simple and chic, red sundress.

70s sundress

collectible red dress


A lightweight cotton with white trim and an elastic waist, this dress is both comfortable and pretty!

Taking a step back further into the 1960s, we have this fabulous summertime shift.

collectible sundress

1960s dress

A fantastic find for the modern woman! Made of cotton and a size large. Don’t forget to accessorize when dressing in a vintage sundress. These spectacular 1950s ruffled gloves are made with striped organdy.

collectible gloves

vintage 1950s gloves

Take your summer look from mediocre to outstanding with a perfect vintage sundress and accessories!

Vintage Aloha Shirts

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The first Aloha shirts were originally created for tourists by Ellery Chun, in 1930s Honolulu.  Although Chinese, Mr. Chun made the first shirts out of old Kimono fabric and they were an immediate hit with tourists and surfers.  Vintage Aloha shirts are now a sought after collectible all over the world. Monstervintage has a range of Aloha shirts to offer, to fit every budget and size.  Starting off with a rare and exciting find, this McGregor label 1940s rayon shirt has beautiful tropical fish printed on the back and shell buttons.

rare vintage rayon shirt

1940s rayon Hawaiian shirt

Another fantastic find, and a bit more affordable, is this 1960s tiki delight.

collectible Hawaiian shirt

vintage Hawaiian shirt

Made by Hukilau and 100% cotton, this Aloha shirt is definitely a crowd pleaser.

This shirt was made in California but has the quintessential Polynesian fishing and palm tree motif.

vintage Hawaiian shirt

collectible Polynesian fishing shirt

A very wearable, loose fit, medium shirt in great condition!

Another popular tropical motif is the pineapple.  This magnificent orange, white, pink, and gold, Bare Foot Trader Aloha Shirt, is a large size and is in good condition.

vintage Hawaiian shirt

collectible Aloha shirt

Made in Hilo on the Big Island.

Representing the 1970s, we have a green and aqua Aloha shirt made by Hanakahi of Hawaii.

collectible Hawaiian shirt

aloha shirt

This shirt is a size small and in great condition!  Although not an Aloha shirt, this last item is a fun item for collectors of vintage Hawaiian fabric.  A wrap to be worn at the beach, it was made by Go Barefoot Paradise in Honolulu Hawaii.

collectible wrap around

Hawaiian print wrap around

Monstervintage.com has over 150 Aloha shirts to choose from, so you can be the best dressed man at the luau!

Muumuus and More

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Aloha attire for women is an offshoot of the Hawaiian Aloha shirt, the traditional Hawaiian muumuu, and the more formal holoku. What originated in the 1930s as a shirt for tourists made from old kimono fabric, soon became one of the most widely worn summertime looks. For many people, the love affair with Hawaiian and Polynesian fabrics has grown into avid collecting of vintage Aloha shirts and muumuus. Of course, monstervintage has a lovely assortment of vintage Hawaiian wear to share with you.

First off, is a spectacular 1960s, empire waist, full length dress  made by Ui-Maikai.  Embellished with  aqua hibiscus  flowers, this dress will be a showstopper at any summer luau.

muu muu

vintage Hawaiian dress

A little more unusual is this Polynesian fabric dress made by Waltah Clarke in the 1960s.

Polynesian print vintage dress

vintage Hawaiian

Stand out from the crowd in this bold and fashionable print!

For more casual occasions, what could be more perfect than these colorful Hawaiian print shorts?

vintage Hawaiian fabric shorts

Hawaiian shorts

Another unusual find is this collectible 1940s swimsuit in great condition.

collectible 1940s swimsuit

one piece vintage bathing suit

This  Hawaiian style halter dress was made by Montgomery Ward in the 1970s.  Made from 100% cotton, with pink and purple flowers on a refreshing white background.

Hawaiian print maxi dress

vintage floral halter

This stunning short dress is sure to make a statement!

muumuu dress

short vintage Hawaiian dress

This colorful skirt can be paired with a white halter top or just thrown over a swimsuit for a bold beach look.

vintage skirt

collectible Hawaiian skirt

Make sure you are prepared for summer luaus and tiki parties with monstervintage’s Hawaiian garments!

Fashions and Flappers of the 1920s

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

The fashions of the 1920s are some of the most beautiful and recognizable in history.  The dropped waist, cloche hats, and bobbed hairdo, all epitomize the flapper style.  Monstervintage has some rare finds in excellent condition from this time period.

sheer ebony lace 1920s dress small

1920s Black Lace Dress

Find out more about this collector’s piece here.  Another stellar example, in an unusual and gorgeous shade of blue, is this satin flapper delight.

Blue Satin 1920s Dress

collectable 1920s dress

One more stunning dress from the jazz age is this brown velvet frock, perfect for a winter afternoon or a cocktail party.

dress from the 1920s

brown dress from the 1920s

The perfect wrap to go with any of these stunning dresses would be a breathtaking dolman style coat.  This showstopper of a robe was made by Steinberg’s Saint Louis in the 1920s.

dolman style 1920s coat

Velvet dolman style 1920s wrap

Another  more practical way to get the flapper look without actually  wearing the  fragile garments from the 1920s, is to wear vintage  from other decades that mimic the look.  Here is a flapper fashion from the 1960s  film Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Carol Channing in a flapper costume

Carol Channing in Thoroughly Modern Millie

This beautiful 1960s dress from monstervintage is the bee’s knees, but not so fragile!  You will be the belle of the ball in this pink ruffle confection.

pink lace vintage dress

pink lace and ruffle 1960s dropwaist

Monstrous Costumes of Sir Christopher Lee

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The dashing and handsome Mr. Christopher Lee holds the world record for the most film acting roles ever. Mainly know for his roles as Dracula and Frankenstein during the 1960s and 70s, he is also notable for being in more recent films like The Lord Of The Rings. Check out some vintage fashions inspired by one of the masters of the silver screen.

Before becoming an actor, Christopher Lee served in The Royal Air Force during WWII. Perhaps he wore something similar to this rare leather and fur overcoat from the 1940s?  This WWII double breasted coat is a large size for a big and tall man, just like Mr. Lee.

Find out more about this rare vintage coat here.

Here we see Mr. Lee wearing a double breasted coat in the 1957 film Frankenstein.

Another 1940s vintage piece is this pea coat in great condition.  Heavy weight wool and with the original anchor buttons, this WWII era coat will keep you warm as you wander the forest at night looking for friends.

Christopher Lee’s first appearance as a vampire was in the movie Dracula from 1958, released as Horror of Dracula in the US.   Always mesmerizing, we see him here in a still from Dracula Has Risen From The Grave made in 1968.

When dressing as the undead all it really takes, is a good black cape to make your victims swoon!

This one size fits all 1960s cape is a steal at $29.99!

This beautiful vintage wool Pendleton coat is surely something befitting Sherlock Holmes. Find out more here.

Christopher Lee first played Sir Henry Baskerville to Peter Cushing’s Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of The Baskervilles in 1959.  He also played Sherlock himself, in Sherlock and The Deadly Necklace in 1969.

A true dandy changes into a smoking jacket before indulging in a pipe.  Here is a superb example from the monstervintage collection.  Made in the 1950s with gold and green Asian embroidery, it is lounge wear fit for a king!

If you’ve never seen Beat Girl from 1960, you’re in for a real treat.  Christopher Lee plays Kenny, the owner of a strip club called Les Girls, where the young protagonist of the film is persuaded  to dance.

How to dress like a strip club owner in 1960s London you might ask?  This Curlee Sportswear blazer would be a good way to start and then just add a Towncraft Snapper clip on tie from the same era.

Before there was Burning Man there was Wicker Man from 1973. Behold the beauty of Christopher Lee and his manly mustard turtleneck.

Watch the movie to find out how pagan rituals are hell on hairstyles.  A similar sweater style from monstervintage is this rare 1970s Kawasaki ski sweater.

Long Live Christopher Lee!

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The Final Frontier…

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Today I found some groovy Star Trek stuff available at Monster Vintage. Star Trek is a phenomenon that spans generations and both kids and adults can have fun hunting for Star Trek collectibles from any number of spin-offs, movies, and the expanded universe. But these collectibles are not limited to toys, knicknacks, and objets d’art. There are also clothing collectibles out there for the fan of Gene Roddenberry’s world. Here are a few examples of the sort of Star Trek items that can be found at Monster Vintage.

1970s Rare Star Trek Original Series Tank Top

This righteous seventies orange tank top from the original series is undeniably awesome. It features Shatner and Nimoy as well as other cast members and the Enterprise in the background. Rare and highly collectible, this tee comes in at $249.99. More pics here…

1993 Star Trek The Next Generation Towel Set

A more affordable option might be this kick-ass bath towel set for $29.99. This set dates from 1993 and features the Next Generation logo, as well as the Enterprise, swirling planets, stars, and shuttle crafts. It even has a matching washcloth! Click here for more pics…

 Star Trek Costume Space Shirt

And finally, for your next costume party or convention, you might be interested in this Star Trek space suit top. Whether or not you want to fill it out with a muscle suit underneath, Wil Wheaton-style, is entirely up to you. Click here for more pics!

So boldly go, and have fun browsing around Monster Vintage for these and other awesome collectible clothes.

Cheers! 🙂

Joni

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What I love about 50s and 60s fashion is that everything seemed so purposeful and intentional—nothing was really created by accident. When you purchased some article of clothing it wasn’t necessarily trendy; it was a skillfully crafted piece. I think that’s part of why vintage fashions have stood the test of time; trends are cyclical yes, but there’s a reason why 40 year old cashmere sweaters still look fresh today: they were crafted with care and attention to detail, not haphazardly pieced together en masse for the mall.

While I love Casual Fridays as much as the next girl, I would relish a return to a more tailored weekly dress code. [Joan Holloway anyone?] But I’m not sure I could realistically make the jump from trouser jeans to a tailored suit in one fell swoop. Instead? I’ve started wearing one of my grandmother’s gold twisted tassel necklaces. The same necklace I used as costume jewelry growing up is now adding a touch of sophistication to my typical tank tops and t-shirts. It’s somewhere in between overly casual and to the nines—just what I’m looking for!

necklace

Annie