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High street mod: Military-style parka at Uniqlo
If you don’t want to wear military cast-offs, you can always opt for this military-style parka at Uniqlo.
Timex Weekender vintage-style slip-through watch
We haven't done a watch for a while, so we are remedying that by flagging up this rather cool Timex Weekender vintage-style slip-through watch.
Red Collarless Coat from Peacocks
Winter is definitely here and you may well be thinking of getting a new coat or two. One worth looking at is this new addition at Peacocks. It's a double breasted 60s-style collarless coat. While that may seem impractical at this time of year, you can couple it up with your favourite scarf and not worry about it fighting for space around your neck.
Handmade Skull & Pearl Necklace
For a show-stopping necklace that incorporates vintage materials but at the same time is absolutely of the moment, look no further than the handmade jewellery of Jennie Sharman-Cox.
Sharman-Cox scours flea markets for vintage fabrics, beads, faux pearls and original military regalia and reworks them into original pieces of jewellery. The Skull and Pearl Necklace is entirely hand-stitched and beaded. A backing of antique cream linen with a layered lace panel is topped with an original brass crown and a design of vintage faux-pearls and cream, gold and red seed beads. The resin skull gives a contemporary twist.
The necklace costs £199. Check out Jennie's Etsy Shop here.
Military Dress by Bettie Page Clothing
While a more subtle military influence is all the rage in mainstream fashion at the moment, there are times when our retro wardrobes call for something altogether more literal. This Olive Military Dress from Bettie Page Clothing takes the trend at face value to create a wonderfully kitsch dress straight from the forties and fifties wardrobe.
The structured tailoring makes a real impact, creating a bombshell hourglass silhouette on any frame. With a square neckline, double breast buttons and cutesy pleating at the hemline, the dress has plenty of military details to boast about. The rest is kept classically vintage themed, with wide shoulders and a slim pencil skirt cut creating a killer late forties look.
Get it online from Bettie Page Clothing for $134, also available in grey.