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Women's Vintage Style: 5 Decades of The Summer Dress
1950s dresses Our journey starts in the 1950s; back when ditsy patterns, light colours and conservative-lengths were all the rage. Dresses of the time had cinched waists and full skirts - designed to create the sought-after hourglass figure. Styles were...
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THE XXL VINTAGE SPORTSWEAR REVIVAL
The origins of athletic culture and its hip hop beat Vintage sportswear is back on the streets, and making tracks on the runway. From Vetements outsized hoodies and Gucci track tops to heritage sweaters and vintage shorts - not to...
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The Original G
The Original G
Here at Rokit's TOP SECRET vintage military HQ, one of our favorite staples is the leather flight jacket, with the US Navy’s fur collared wonder, the G1 being King of the Skies! The G1 Jacket, or to give its full...
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A Brief History Of The Cheongsam
As Chinese New Year approaches, we delve into the archives to shed some light over one of history's most iconic Vintage pieces; the Cheongsam. Shop vintage Cheongsam dresses Women wearing Cheongsams in 1930s Shanghai. Pic: Muslim China Origins of the...
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Style Icon: Jimi Hendrix
Style Icon: Jimi Hendrix
Words by Sophie Soar There is no style that epitomises the counterculture movement of the late sixties and early seventies quite like that of Jimi Hendrix. He may have died young, but the legendary guitarist influenced an entire generation with...
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Get The Look: Northern Soul
Get The Look: Northern Soul
The phrase Northern Soul was coined by Soul City record shop owner Dave Godin circa 1970, who noticed that northerners visiting his London store weren't interested in the latest black American chart developments but were buying energetic, up-tempo soul records...
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The 60s Mini Dress
The 60s Mini Dress
The Swinging Sixties. Whether you liked the sophisticated androgynous and smooth look of the Mods with Twiggy as your fashion guru, or the Jane Birkin-esque rock 'n roll simplicity of a black dress or even the floaty floral dresses of...
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A Brief History of Valentine's Day
A Brief History of Valentine's Day
Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays you just can’t escape, dominating your surroundings with sickly sweet love hearts and flowers in stores and on adverts everywhere. Shop Valentine's gifts for her Shop Valentine's...
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Ski & Snow Fashion Through The Years
Ski & Snow Fashion Through The Years
It’s that time of year again...it’s so cold we can’t feel our faces and the exciting build up to Christmas and New Year is now sadly behind us. When all we’re faced with is a long stretch of gloomy winter...
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The History Of The Denim Jacket
The History Of The Denim Jacket
The denim jacket has long and rich history. Since its conception in the early twentieth century, it has outfitted the US military through two world wars and dressed countless famous faces, from James Dean and Marilyn Monroe to Elvis Presley....
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A History Of The Wild West Wardrobe
A History Of The Wild West Wardrobe
When we think of cowboys, we generally think of the stereotypical American West cattle ranger of the late nineteenth century with his Stetson and lasso, and although that's a relatively accurate assumption, there was (and still is) a lot more...
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Unlikely Style Icons: Chucky and Tiffany
Unlikely Style Icons: Chucky and Tiffany
Pic: Empire Since you all went mad last week for last week's choice of Sabrina's Salem the cat, we decided to keep this novelty Halloween theme going while we still can! This week our Unlikely Style Icons are none other...
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