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Toronto Vintage Clothing Show: An 80s affair

2020 Toronto Vintage Clothing Show meet 80's Streetwear

I had been looking forward to the annual Toronto Vintage Clothing Show for months, and was counting down the days! Hundreds of vendors from across Greater Toronto and a budgeted pocket full of cash, come Saturday morning I was ready to gooo! It was my first time going as timing never worked out for me prior years. I was blown away by the quantity of items, from records to housewears, to loads and loads of clothes from every previous decade. The only way to approach it, was to start from one end and weave our way down to the other. Three hours later, we made it with a few great finds in hand: some magazines, records, accessories and clothes.

Adelyn (pictured above) found a beautiful suede fringe jacket (also pictured above). For me, I had been searching for a fur jacket for years, waiting for the right one for the right price to come into my life. So I went into the market with the intention that I would come across the jacket I had been searching for. 20 minutes in, I found it. An incredibly crafted fur bomber jacket with zip off sleeves. The piece is so great that it deserves its own post, so for now I'm going to showcase my two 80s era finds which are also incredibly fun!

I found a bright red jean jacket vest from Livney's Modern & Vintage Wear and a striped button up from Vintage Soul Geek. What I love about these two pieces is that they are statement, or focus pieces, that I can build an outfit around. And I had such a blast building these two showcased looks, totally inspired by 80s streetwear. Using the same snapback hat worn in different ways, I ended up with two looks with a similar vibe, equally as fun. Cue 'Walk This Way'.

Look #1

The full look:

Vest: Livney's Modern & Vintage Wear

Snapback: Chippewar

Pants: H&M

Boots: Steve Madden

Look #2

The full look:

Shirt: Vintage Soul Geek

Snapback: Chippewar

Earrings: Martina Jerome

Jeans: Levi's

Shoes: Converse

All in all, the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show this year was a success, and I can't wait to see what next year has in store.

Special shoutout to a couple items that completed these looks: these special métis (pride!) earrings beaded in my home territory, and this two-spirit (represent!) hat created by an incredible artist, Chippewar, here inTkaronto!

#style #streetwear #torontovintageclothingshow #queerfashion

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