Vintage vs Fripes

While among experts, this question does not deserve to be raised so the answer is obvious (the pure vintage and hard not flirts with impunity “fripaille”), for the uninitiated and the general public, the distinction may deserve explanation to clear up misunderstandings. Faced with the enthusiasm generated for the vintage, it is common to find that the labels are mixed in the most joyous disorder: retro, second hand, tat, vintage, neo-retro, etc., the proliferation of designations involved in confusion . Not easy to navigate when the backlight means a form of joyous nostalgia for the past, the second hand the state of used objects (whether current or former), the Thrift used clothing, and a vintage accessory or garment remarkable by its quality, especially in reference to an age or a decade.

While Thrift is a type of clothing, mostly second-hand, low-end, of various origins and recent invoice, vintage corresponds to the pre-1990 coins have marked the history of fashion and distinguished by authenticity (brand, technology, tissue, etc.). But the vintage, it’s much more than that: it is a state of mind which aims to extend the life of parts designed to the millimeter, in the interest of the quality of the cut and the materials used. In a word: ethics and passion!

While the vintage has been worn by many before us, but far from being a failure, it is a quality that enhances the play of a true lived all the more moving it remains intact in our eyes and admiring our hearts with such longevity. The vintage piece was especially loved before us, in the sense of a true story, not a faded and damaged material.

While fripe is offered in the form of lots and disorderly risk of forgetting the bottom of the closet, the vintage piece is distinguished by its uniqueness: it sparkles among the most common clothes, she appeals to our taste art and aesthetics, it resonates in us the memory of a film, a painting or a photograph of the past. In a word: it is inspiring.

Of course, found in some reputed fairs exhibitors who fail to sort their goods and pose vintage pieces that are not. For us to sharpen our senses to spot beautiful secluded parts in clothing and accessories amoncèlements. Or drop the game!

If suddenly crumples is distributed garbage bags of 110 liters, the vintage it is the subject of a selection by hand, piece by piece, with the time of the inspection and reflection necessary for its acquisition. Vintage wins, go to him, to give it for the flush, while fripe tend to come to us, the places where it has not ceased to swarm (specialty stores, empty-dressing , garage sales, fairs, etc.).

The fripe can provide good basic cheap, while the vintage book a strong piece that marks the look and wardrobe. Crumples the risk of suffering with repeated washing, while the vintage is likely, if treated with respect, maintain all its former presence, compared to the quality of clothing, materials and stitching.

The Thrift is easily confused with contemporary clothes, while the vintage is timeless and ageless. The Thrift rather comely for compulsive shoppers happy to do a deal, while the vintage to be contemplative and discerning aesthetes. The crumples like consumers, vintage collectors.

So two logics encounter with a garment, two states of mind, not necessarily mutually exclusive but separate. Two states of mind that this is not necessarily to judge or rank, but it is differentiated to avoid amalgam which they are too often subjected. To each then to choose or mix genres!

So two logics encounter with a garment, two states of mind, not necessarily mutually exclusive but separate. Two states of mind that this is not necessarily to judge or rank, but it is differentiated to avoid amalgam which they are too often subjected. To each then to choose or mix genres!

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