In spite of having 5 closets full of clothes, I have a dearth of vests, and was pleased to find this 1960s knitted wool vest at my local thrift store. It’s machine-knit, with off-white bands down the front and around the pockets.
I was intrigued by the label, which was sewn in by hand and reads, “Asani’s Select Age/ASA/for Original Goods.” I googled the heck out of this and came up blank. There are two other small tags, one has fabric care symbols with Chinese characters and the other reads, “Made in Rep. of China.” It’s a mystery.
After decades of donning black, I rarely wear it these days. But, I liked the mod, graphic quality of the vest. What to wear it with?
First I paired it with ‘newly vintage’ wavy-print trousers, ones I bought at Filene’s Basement in the early 1990s, and a black turtle neck.
I put a scattering of cosmic pins on as well.
That look was a bit dreary, so I decided to up the ‘mod’ quotient a bit by pairing it with a fellow 1960s garment – a dress that I thrifted and altered (took up the sleeves and shortened) in the 1980s.
I’m remembering the time I met this fella in the park. His name’s Terry, he’s got a Triumph six-fifty. He said he was lookin’ for a wife…I says he’d hafta get rid of that motorbike afore I went steady with him. He laughs and says, "We'll see about that!" I'm almost frightened to go with him 'cos I know he'll be able to do anything he wants with me...
Oops, no, sorry, that wasn't me. That was Rube in Up the Junction.
Other items I’ve thrifted recently.
The Young Victorian and Young Edwardian labels had some wonderfully illustrated ads, but that is a topic for another post.
I’m squeaking in under the wire for Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday shindig.