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Dress comfortably in nice casual attire.

If you are looking to wear vintage clothes for one of our theme parties (swing, disco/funk, etc.), or just for fun, here's are some options, particularly for swing styles:

Clothing ideas (20's - 50's)

Some quick ideas: This list is by no means exhaustive... just quick ideas that might help. The owner/manager of a vintage clothing store can guide you.

Guys: high-waisted baggy slacks, zoot suits, sweater & suit vests, button-hole suspenders, short fat ties, bow ties, pocket watches with long chains, spectator shoes, saddle shoes, bowling shoes, collegiate varsity sweaters, fedora hats, straw hats, pork pie hats.

Girls: print dresses with shoulder pads, jumper dresses over a white button down shirt, twirly skirts, poodle skirts, flapper outfits, spectator shoes, saddle shoes & bobby socks, bowling shoes, gloves and small handbags, snoots, big flower for hair, hats with veils or fruit or birds or feathers or all of those combined - yikes.

 - Also try renting a couple old movies or "Swing Kids" for ideas.

Some stores to visit:

  • Charisma 7 Classics
    (very nice people)
    212 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ
    973-839-7779
    www.charisma7antiques.com
    Hours: Mon., Tue., Fri., Sat., (& Sun. during holidays) 11:00-5:00
     
  • Another Man's Treasure
    353 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ O73O2
    2O1 86O 999O
    mail@amtvintage.com
    www.amtvintage.com
    H O U R S :  M O N  -  F R I  12 - 8 ,  S A T  1 2 - 7   &  S U N   1- 6
     
  • Time After Time
    81 Main Street
    Madison, NJ
    973-966-6877
    Hours: Mon.- Sat. 11:30-6:30; Thur.'til 7:30
  • Revival Vintage
    (some really rare, mint merchandise, but pricey)
    186 Center Ave
    Westwood, NJ
    201-722-9005
  • Backward Glances
    www.backwardglances.com
    (great selection, guaranteed very good condition, really good prices, nice people)
    43 Broad Street
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    732-842-9156
  • IncogNEETo
    93 W. Main St., Somerville, NJ
    (908) 722-4600
    www.neetstuff.com
    Hours are 12:30-9 pm everyday of the week
  • * Via Vai Vintage
    12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA.
    215-862-6833
  • * Star Struck
    47 Greenwich Ave., NYC
    212-691-5357
  • * Andy's Chee-Pees
    16W. 8th. Street (5th and MacDougal), NYC 212-460-8488
    691 Broadway (near East 4th. St.), NYC 212-420-5980
  • * Darrow
    7 West 19th. St., NYC
    212-255-1550
    www.darrowvintage.com

(*NOT SURE IF THE FOLLOWING STORE INFO IS CURRENT):

  • Dancestore.com - Great source for all your swingin' needs. They have twirly skirts, zoot/baggy pants, seamed stockings, bowling shirts, ties, hats, shoes, etc.
  • El Pachuco - Zoot Suits and shoes for men.
  • ZootSuitStore.com - Siegel's, in business since 1889, offers made-to-order zoot suits and pants custom-tailored to your exact specified measurements. Also sells Stacy Adams shoes, hats and accessories.
  • Swingwear - Fashions for the modern swing era. Reasonable prices. Dresses, overalls, zoot suits, etc.
  • Suavecito - Zoot Suits custom made or "from the rack". Custom made suits can be made of your own material.
  • Tumblin Dice Creations - Some sharp bowling style shirts.
  • Kat Style - The clothes and accessories you need for stepping out in style or rocking out all night.
  • Daddy O's - Wide variety of 50's nostalgia. Retro shirts, etc...
  • Marty's Fashion - They sell zoot suits and tuxedos. Ships to all states.

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