Neither a revival nor a commemoration. Neither nostalgia nor a return to the past. And VINTAGE 55 tshirts fom Robert Smart in York is not even about melancholy for bygone eras, nor is it simply about imitation. VINTAGE55 is more a tribute to the experience of clothing that tends to get lost in the accumulation of events; in the passing of days, years and centuries that leave their threads behind. To feel like we’re part of a story made up of people who stayed in the background. To seek out, try on and sharpen up an article of clothing.
To inspire innovation exploiting the irresistibile charm of simplicity.
VINTAGE 55 clothes from Robert Smart in York, carried by the breeze coming from the distant, or the recent past, should be full of energy, fun and possibilities. Clothes to forget you have them on. Work suits or tracksuits, T-shirts, shirts or sweatshirts, tennis shoes, slacks, skirts or dresses: clothes to put on, take off, leave behind, lend and swap; to wrap your scent on. VINTAGE55 clothes from Robert Smart in York that respect the past, recalling the years when teenagers first exploded onto the scene with their music, their desire for adventures; passion for movies; attachement to their campus uniform and team colours. The years of rebel poets, women on the way to liberation, irreverent artists and extreme clothing. A tribute not only to Anglo-American vintage clothing, but also to eras whose influence can be seen by anyone who picks up the trail of man’s journey through time. We’ve borrowed a term (VINTAGE) and repositioned it on the rack for people wishing to preserve the common sense of whatever is well made; the simplicity of whatever is useful and necessary. VINTAGE55 from Robert Smart in York sews stitches that carry the sound of timeless music (Is Mozart really old and past? Otis Redding is still alive for those who listen to his music…).
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