Tag: fifties

eBay watch: 1959 Sun Wasp 175cc scooter

Interesting collector's piece on eBay right now – and the bidding is currently at just 99 pence for this 1959 Sun Wasp 175cc scooter. Described as being in 'good running order' (not bad something over 50 years old), it's had a rough 'n' ready paint job that probably needs attending […]

This Is Tomorrow catalogue reprint

A while back, some people mentioned they'd like to see more art on the site. Not the 'painting of scooters' or 'Twiggy on a canvas' kind of mass-produced art, but serious, collectible art from the midcentury era. Well, a rather convenient starting point has just returned – the This Is […]

The Ivy Look book reviewed

We previewed it months ago, but finally, The Ivy Look by Graham Marsh and JP Gaul has finally been released. Not only released, we have a review of it online too. Subtitled 'An Illustrated Pocket Guide', it pretty much aims to be just that, covering the look, the detailing and […]

Cult Clip: Vintage London coffee bars

Another clip spotted on the forums, this one a vintage Look At Life movie in over-glorious technicolour. It looks like a late 50s look at London's coffee bars (or it could be just sneaking into the 60s) – the music indicates the former. Nonetheless, it's an interesting look at coffee […]

60s-style Esther Top from EC Star

With vast swathes of dresses available from retro reproduction brands, it's often difficult to find separates that excite in the same way. EC Star have pulled it off with aplomb, though, with this Esther Top. The sleeveless blouse captures the crossover between late fifties and early sixties style with ease, […]

Miss Selfridge Stitch Shift Dress

Miss Selfridge can often be the haven of trend-loving fashionistas, meaning it can be a bit off-putting for people best used to vintage racks and charity shopping. Thankfully, with vintage inspired trends continuing on the high street there's plenty of charming dresses that are well worth seeking out. This Stitch […]

eBay watch: Absolute Beginners book

This year, Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes is 60 years old. Yes, the grandaddy of youth culture novels is more or less a pensioner. But despite this milestone being reached, the standalone book is out of print and showing no sign of a reissue. Enter eBay. You can buy the […]