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It may be cold outside here in Northern Europe but this brand new collection from Australia’s The Gold Hatted Lovers has us dreaming of endless summer days by the pool – whilst looking immaculate in 1930s inspired leisure wear, dahling.

The Gold Hatted Lovers is a new label of ethically produced, handmade clothing made by my Sydney based friends Katie-Louise Ford and Tim Nicol. Launched just this week, they have a fabulous new collection inspired by 1930s leisure wear.

“The inspiration for this range is a simple combination of our dream clothing and iconic pieces from the 1930s, which are hard to find, in poor condition, and never the right size,” Tim tells me.

Authentic looking 1930s reproduction pieces are a rarity, especially in men’s wear, so The Gold Hatted Lovers offers something new and fresh for those who love earlier eras of vintage fashion. Says Tim: “We have carefully branded ourselves not to be a ‘repro’ company, rather looking towards the high-end handmade vibe.”

The collection is available in EU sizes 32-42 (UK sizes 4-14) but Tim says they’re hoping to expand the range of sizes in the future. They also offer custom fitting at a fee for Sydney-based babes.

Be sure to check out the 1930s leisure wear collection right on their website. Personally, I’m head over heels in love with the zigzag gown and the yellow flutter sleeve day dress. Me oh my!

Photography by Koji Chan
Makeup, hair and styling by Tim Nicol

The Gold Hatted Lovers

The Gold Hatted Lovers

The Gold Hatted Lovers

The Gold Hatted Lovers

The Gold Hatted Lovers

The Gold Hatted Lovers

 

Last month I came across the vintage find of the century. In the attic of my mother’s friend hung a 1920s vintage coat in pristine condition. Now, this is the kind of coat that you see in Deco era illustrations and in your dreams – but never in real life. But there it was and in my size too. It now hangs in my closet and I still can’t believe my luck.

It is an early to mid-1920s tiered wrap-over coat that fastens with a button and a sash on the side. The main features are the grandiose bat wing sleeves and the stunning Art Deco style embroidery.

I paired the coat with a pair of deadstock 1930s t-bar shoes that I recently obtained from Alles Gute at the Suvi-Vintage fair. I love the decorative details and the colour of the shoes; these are both beautiful and practical, and they pair perfectly with my coat.

With my interest having shifted from the 1940s to the early 1930s and 20s, I have cut down on my vintage purchases radically. Simply because items from the earlier eras are so much more difficult to come, especially on a budget. But June was very, very good to me. I may not have bought as much as I might have a few of years back but instead I have invested in a couple of quality pieces that I know I’ll cherish for years to come.

Photography by Jirina Alanko

1920s art deco coat

1920s art deco coat

1920s art deco coat

1920s art deco coat

 

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    My name is Riikka and I hail from Helsinki, Finland. I'm a film researcher and a freelance journalist, a sartorial devotee of vintage fashion and endlessly fascinated by early 20th century visual culture. I write about film, fashion, design, architecture - and all things old and pretty.

    Olen helsinkiläinen elokuvatutkija ja toimittaja, jonka intohimo on 1900-luvun alkupuolen visuaalinen kulttuuri. Blogi sivuaa kiinnostuksenkohteitani 1920- ja 1930-luvun elokuvista aina ajan muotiin ja designiin asti.



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