There are a lot of vintage purists who turn up their noses at wearing vintage reproduction and I really don't get it. Before I discovered PUG I mused with the idea of wearing real vintage, but it just never worked out for me. Browsing thrift stores and Etsy left me feeling very disappointed. Where I live, in Brisbane, Australia, it is very hard to come across well priced wearable clothing from the 1950s and 60s. While there are always some nice things on Etsy, I am yet to come across an item that is in my size, as much of the items on offer were custom made to suit the unique measurements of their original owners. And then by accident while shopping for swimwear, I came across PUG. There was a sale on that day and so I treated myself to two dresses and the rest is history.
With wearing vintage reproduction clothing, my first concern was - people are going to think I am some sort of Stepford Wife monster. And infact, I have been outright called a "misogynist" simply based on how I dress and look. People base a lot of assumptions about me because of what I wear, but for the most part it amuses me. Yes, yes I do care about looking attractive for my partner. I also like to cook and clean for him, but only because he is completely useless in both of those areas. But when it comes down to it, I am career driven and have no interest in the whole getting married and having the 2.5 kids in the suburbs. Sometimes though, I do like to f*ck with people who don't know us well, or while we're out, and pretend that we totally do have this f*cked up archaic relationship where he pays for everything and buys me everything. We have a joint bank account seeing as we have been together for so long, and sometimes when we go out to an expensive dinner or I treat myself to an expensive purchase we pretend that he's the one paying for it and being some sort of cave man provider.