E&EL Blooper Reels: Shopping Vintage and When We Used to Dress

Things for which we used to “dress up.”

1) A ball, charity event, dinner dance

2) Church/Synagogue

3) Work

4) The movies

5) The theatre

6) The symphony/opera

7) A date

8) Weddings and funerals

9) Travel.

Most people still dress for weddings and funerals, but a lot of those other categories have fallen by the wayside, sartorially. Which is good news and bad, if you’re at all like me; bad because I feel we’ve lost some decorum, good because the vintage/second-hand stores are goldmines of good tailoring if you know what you’re looking for. We’re lucky to have some great vintage stores here in Richmond. I have two favourites, Halcyon and Bygones.

Tonight is a launch party for GRID magazine #4. I was fortunate to be featured last issue and even more so to be asked to author a style column beginning with the issue being launched tonight. I had a great idea to do a piece on vintage finds and accompany it with some home movies. The videos of my visit to Halcyon weren’t framed correctly, but I thought that you might get a kick out of two of them.

So, for your viewing pleasure and amusement, unedited and uncut (I promise to get better or at least seek professional help), Easy and Elegant Life Presents:

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