Adelaide has some great vintage stores.
I’m a regular patron at several of them.
What our city has lacked for a long time, however, is something for the more sartorially inclined.
Our vintage stores here are great places to find denim, workwear, sportswear, leather and other casual staples.
However, I’d never expect to find much in the way of tailoring on the shelves.
It’s a luxury I’ve always envied of our American and European counterparts.
The absence of it here is something I hear lamented surprisingly often by associates and people on the street.
The benefits of it are two-fold;
People with cool tailored pieces have somewhere to sell them on.
eBay isn’t the greatest option for this pursuit, as the search terms can be tricky to nail down, and it’s not the kind of thing most people are searching for on the platform. That haunt belongs to brand names.
Secondly, vintage and pre-loved tailoring provides an access point for high quality goods, for aspirational people like myself who want something better but can’t necessarily afford to purchase it brand new.
I have a hand in this project.
I’m helping to run it.
I see great benefit for our collective wardrobes in it.
It’s being launched as a part of Beg Your Pardon.
Named ‘The Vintage Corner’, it’s designed to offer a carefully curated selection of high quality tailored garments and other sartorial accessories.
I hate the idea of waste in the clothing industry, and in my view waste includes perfectly good garments sitting unworn in a wardrobe for most of their lives.
This is an opportunity to clear out those items that are too good to give away and too hard to find the right audience to sell to, and it’s an opportunity to acquire some high quality garments at a fraction of their retail cost.
We’ve started off with a small collection, which you can view online now.
There are Italian made ties from brands such as Canali and Corneliani, vintage tweeds, overcoats and even a beautiful velvet jacket.
Shipping is available Australia wide.
Alternatively, for South Australians, you can view the collection by booking an appointment.
If you have something you’d like to consign, and you live in the Adelaide region, feel free to get in touch via here or via Beg Your Pardon.