Why Don’t Asians Wear Vintage?


We went through a vintage clothing phase in 1974 while at the University of Arizona and working on the Invisible Theatre play “Mad Dog Coll,” which was set in New York in the 1930s. Our vintage suits went back to the thrift stores long ago, but we enjoy the vintage clothing community vicariously through some our friends.

Annora Theong is a vintage clothing enthusiast in Australia – and, as she points out, one of the few Asian vintage clothing enthusiasts. In a recent blog post, she visits the question of “Why Don’t Asians Wear Vintage?” on her blog Nora Finds.  We found it a worthwhile read. Hope you do too.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Why Don’t Asians Wear Vintage?

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    In Shanghai, China during the late 1920s-early 1930s, the Chinese were as well dressed as top purveyors of fashion in New York or Los Angeles. So were Chinese Americans in Hollywood and Los Angeles. There are several Asian members of the Los Angeles Art Deco Society, with beautiful wardrobes of 1920s-1940s clothes.


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