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:
(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
- Charisma 7 Classics
(very nice people)
212 Wanaque Ave., Pompton Lakes, NJ
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
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
81 Main Street
Hours: Mon.- Sat. 11:30-6:30; Thur.'til 7:30
- Revival Vintage
(some really rare, mint merchandise, but pricey)
186 Center Ave
- Backward Glances
(great selection, guaranteed very good condition, really
good prices, nice people)
43 Broad Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701
93 W. Main St.,
Hours are 12:30-9 pm everyday of the week
- * Via Vai
12 W. Mechanic St., New Hope, PA.
- * Star Struck
47 Greenwich Ave., NYC
- * 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
(*NOT SURE IF
THE FOLLOWING STORE INFO IS CURRENT):
- Great source for all your swingin' needs. They have
twirly skirts, zoot/baggy pants, seamed stockings, bowling
shirts, ties, hats, shoes, etc.
Pachuco - Zoot Suits and shoes for men.
- 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
- Fashions for the modern swing era.
Reasonable prices. Dresses, overalls, zoot suits, etc.
- Zoot Suits custom made or "from the rack".
Custom made suits can be made of your own material.
Dice Creations - Some sharp bowling style shirts.
Style - The clothes and accessories you
need for stepping out in style or rocking out all night.
O's - Wide variety of 50's nostalgia. Retro shirts,
Fashion - They sell zoot
suits and tuxedos. Ships to all states.