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10Aug

What is vintage-inspired clothing, and how is it different from true vintage?

Vintage clothing is brilliant, but for some, it’s just too much hard work; locating, fixing, cleaning, then it doesn’t bloody fit! Well, whatever your nut loaf with true vintage shopping, vintage-inspired could be the answer.

Vintage-inspired clothing is exactly that, contemporarily made clothing but using the styles of the past- primarily the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The advantages are numerous:

Usually, they are spanking brand new- if you like that sort of thing!

Vintage-inspired clothing is more readily available than true vintage.

Vintage-inspired clothing has modern sizing- phew!

Obviously, with modern fabric comes modern care instructions!

The really amazing vintage-inspired piece will match a great vintage style with a really cool pattern design, perhaps something which would not have been popular in its original era but looks unique now- a modern take on a classic style.

This is the great type of vintage-inspired clothing we like to stock at Repsycho, and we’ve listed some of the brands that we have on offer below!

Run & Fly is a British brand based in Leicester, England. Known best for their iconic dino pinafore, the collection includes, sweet knitwear, cute dresses and cool shirts as well as many other fab items in a variety of designs and colours!

This brand includes some amazing retro prints of dinosaurs, buzzy bees, animal prints and flamingos to name only a few of their unique design repertoire! Run & Fly are a vibrant company, producing their clothing in England and giving contemporary and vintage styles an exciting and quirky modern twist. Run & Fly is full of funky character!

As its name conjures up the idea of Jimi Hendrix and psychedelia, the clothes of the Pete Chenaski Experience deliver! The brand has a range of shirts, polos and t’s that cater for all needs. Whether you want a cowboy shirt, a seventies shocker or a party frill this brand has something to please all.

Many Chenaski items are limited edition – making them quite exclusive and helping to ensure a unique look for their wearers.

During the 60s and 70s, Mod clothing was neat, sharp and above all hyper-cool. Madcap England specialises in vintage-inspired clothing from the Mod era. Madcap has created a stylish and colourful brand which is unique without being outlandish.

Its collection includes quality, knitted polo shirts as its cornerstone as well as smart jumpers, hip shirts, cool t-shirts and more. Madcap is named after Syd Barrett’s first solo album, ‘Madcap Laughs’ from 1970. Madcap clothing- not just for Mod’s!

Relco began as a specialist Mod outfitter during the sixties with sharp, neat designs and since then has developed to include more cool, retro and vintage-inspired styles including Punk, Ska and Skinhead styles.

Relco has a well-earned reputation for quality and stylish designs and products. At Repsycho we stock jackets, shirts and braces which are so exceptionally well made we will be expanding our range very soon!

As its name suggests, Real HOXTON London is a quality brand based in East London, concentrating on retro styles based on classic iconic great British styles from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s- with a modern edge.

Repsycho stocks a couple of lines from the Hoxton range which includes classic Monkey Jackets and some cool hooded raincoats.

Ada Binks is a unique jewellery and accessory brand based in Brighton. They are supplying retro-inspired statement pieces and limited-edition ranges made in a variety of colourful acrylic.

In-store, we stock a range of Ada Binks beautifully crafted dangly earrings and studs which complement both retro and contemporary clothing.

Maz Accessories, one of the UK’s largest hat suppliers, provide a finishing touch to an outfit. At Repsycho we stock top hats and fiddler caps for that extra bit of swish to your look.

Repsycho stocks Revive Eyewear in-store, providing cool glasses for men and women in a range of vintage style designs that will give your look the edge this summer!

The Grinders brand came to major prominence during the late 80s to early 90s when their boots spearheaded the new ‘work and utility’ street look which eventually ended up on the fashion catwalks!

Grinders street boots of today were originally worn by Skin Heads and then by Punks in the UK, who often only owned one pair of boots. Grinders had to be capable of withstanding anything the elements could throw at them, and yet still be comfortable enough to wear all day, every day!

Today Grinders Boots (and shoes!) continue to be made to that high standard, and they are unisex, stylish and hard-wearing.

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