Some vintage aficionados feel very strongly that they want one of a kind items. That's not so important to me, but if you choose custom made reproductions from purveyors like Time Machine Vintage you can even be guaranteed of a one of a kind garment. I've also heard people say that reproductions don't offer the real look and quality of originals. While I'm by no means an expert, or even really very knowledgeable, when it comes to vintage clothing I know that many of the companies offering reproductions use original patterns and even period authentic dead stock fabrics. For example, the company I'm writing about today, Freddie's of Pinewood, accurately copies jeans and casual wear from the 1940s and 50s offering a product that looks just like, but wears harder then, the original.
I rarely wear pants, partly because I am so short they always require hemming and partly because I love dresses so much, but everyone needs jeans and when I realized I needed a new pair I knew I wanted some Freddie's. I had read about their products on several vintage blogs, such as Chronically Vintage, and I new they had the best. I spent a long time deciding what jeans to order since my original choices the 1940s side button jeans and the 1950s Rivet Jeans wear sold out in my size. I found the Freddie's website very helpful in regards to sizing and full of beautiful choices. I finally settled on their 1950s Indigo Button Jeans and I couldn't be happier with my choice. As the website description says "these are proper jeans" completely 1950s accurate and very well made. I can't believe how much more comfortable and sturdy these are then modern jeans I have tried. I also love that these jeans have a nice high waist, preventing the dreaded sliding down of modern jeans. Whenever I wear them I feel like a 1950s teenager ready to go to a sock hop, or even better the Hi Teen carnival, even If am a 36 year old woman.
In the interest of giving credit where its due, hear are the details for the rest of my outfit:
1940s Reprouduction Sweater from Vintage and Cool Knitting
1950s Indigo Side Button Jeans from Freddie's of Pinewood
Chili Pepper Hair Clip from Luxulite
1950s Poodle Purse from Etsy Shop Rabbit Heart Designs