Monica wore a 1930’s-styled brown houndstooth dress that she copied (by hand, without pattern) from a 1933 fashion plate. You can see the main inspiration on top, and pocket details borrowed from the lower image. Amazing.
OverAttired behind the scenes! Sometimes I set the camera timer, then realize my tie isn’t straight.
I’m wearing light green windowpane vest above brown drop-looped wool trousers with a matching pink windowpane, orange 1930’s tie, tan shirt, matching stripey socks, and “spats”-styled shoes, all topped with a brown fedora.
Here’s what I brought home:
- Lovely mirror (bonus ceiling reflection, not included in sale) for future OverAttired shop.
- ‘H’ megaphone – I’ve always wanted one of those. Now I can make announcements with less shouting.
- Edwardian woman cyclist ad, which will go nicely hung next to my Edwardian man cyclist picture. He was getting lonely.
- Various books – The Curious Sofa, 1917 Lawn Tennis Annual (lots of great photos), The Trials of Oscar Wilde, a 50’s book of sports cars, and a 40’s Host & Hostess Book by Sunset.
- Turn of the century shoe stool, also for future OverAttired shop.
- Various clothing items I bought in order to re-sell at my dream: An OverAttired brick&mortar store that I hope to open this year! Interested in investing in a vintage store/bar? Contact me!
I did not bring home:
- Life-sized Ewok! It doesn’t really go with my home decor, so I offered to turn our home decor into a rainforest on Endor, and Monica just gave me A Look, so I moved on.
- This neat jug! Printed on it is a hatter fitting a man’s head with a hat-sizer contraption. Paul’s Hat Works in San Francisco has one, if you’d ever like to get yourself properly sized, it’s a really neat experience.
- The OverAttired 2015 Calendar (recently updated!)
- January 2015 Alameda Antiques
- Alameda Antiques Christmas Edition
- Pro Tip: Alameda Antiques