Here’s an outfit from last summer that’s a mixture of old and new, home made and bought, like many of my everyday outfits. I wanted to have 40’s style swing trousers and being quite tall I figured the best way would be to make them myself. Way too often vintage trousers end too short on me. I chose a navy blue heavy weight linen-rayon blend and bright red shank buttons. I drafted the pattern myself and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with the outcome. I also chose to make the closure with buttoning instead of a zipper for a more authentic look.
The shirt in the first pictures is also made by me, but the second shirt is second-hand and modern, but it goes well with the trousers. Shoes are 40’s-50’s vintage and bought from an antique dealer. They’re made of oiled canvas and leather and the insides are lined with fabric.