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Dapper Style

Vintage or Dapper for the day

Get out your best and come on out. Let the world know who you are. You will get a lot of looks and be asked a lot questions.   Try going to a car show. Most are once a month on a Saturday. We plan to go to many of them. When we did the Steampunk in Inverness, FL. they had an air show and car show at the same time.  It was fun.  Dapper style is coming back and you can be a part of it.  If you need others to show up at your event in your town just ask on Facebook or look for a local group in your city.  Go to vintage stores - some have things going on in the store.  One store had a 1950’s hair and makeup day.

1920’s

A friend of ours started posting pictures of a lot of people dressed in 1920’s and 1930’s clothing for a Great Gatsby event. Most were flapper dresses. The photos were great and we would have loved to have been there.  It was in the Washington, D.C. area.  We saw the photos and someone here said, “Let’s do that”.  Ok , we have an event in 2017 on the calendar called Hollywood tower 100th anniversary. Start an umbrella collection  

Once you start you can’t stop.

Getting just one umbrella is not going to do it. You will start looking in vintage stores or online.  “Online” they tell me is like looking in a Bell telephone book.  So now you’re just going out shopping for something simple and wow you see it!   A new old looking umbrella?  Your mind is just going crazy, should I buy it or not?  Will it look good with anything I have?  If not, so what?  I could always use a new dress to go with it.  Buy it!  Do I need a fancy parasol or just a simple umbrella for my outfit?   Can I add special ribbon or lace to it to make it match my dress?  I think I need a couple more!

Walt Disney World April 16, 2016

Love the old cars and buses they pulled out of the Disney garage. We did not make time to ride them and get our picture taken but next time we will.  If you have some awesome photos or vintage photos and would like to share them with us on our web page let us know.  

Putting it all together

Make sure you have looked at some old movies. We love the old movies from the 1940’s. I look at the street scenes and check out the hats, dresses and don’t forget the shoes.  Every detail is important to complete your look. Hat should be on the list. Shoes - what can I say?   You have to have shoes to match the age you’re wearing. Jewelry, earrings and gloves always add to the look. Hair style for the right year. Umbrella or parasol even if the sky is clear. A cane is nice for men. Men also need to look at hats and neckwear, like ascots, bow ties or neck ties. The people all dressed nice back then and think of how hot it was in New York City with no air conditioning. The suits were wool and heavy.  I wonder where all the hats went?  Women’s and men’s hats, hundreds of them.  Where are they now?  
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Car shows are a place a person's entire collection of clothes can be shown off.  We often go to car shows without letting anyone know that we will be there in period clothing.  People attending the shows ask which car is ours.  We just smile and say that none of them are ours, but we like to look like we belong in the time frame that particular car was popular.
Our first Dapper Day at Hollywood Studios was a surprise to us. It was the first time we met so many people. Marina asked us to be on the streets of America at 11:00 am and then she pulled us out from the group for a famous kiss on New York street. Mark Lepow took the photo on October 3, 2015 and on March 5th 2016 they gave us the photo as a gift. We were also celebrating our 35th anniversary at the time. The event was called Kiss the Streets of America Good-bye because they were going to close that part of the park. We were so surprised and now the photo hangs in our living room. And you know we just have to tell the story when people come over. You just never know what will happen when you step back in time. Thank you all for the photo and a great time.
This button was designed by Ash Racano and yes, that is us on the front. Thank you Ash
Traci has become one of our good friends.  She is very interested in drama and does a lot of acting in her local theater group.  She has invited us to a few of the plays in the Clearwater area, but most of the time we haven’t been able to attend.  Some of our other friends live closer to the area and have been able to see her in plays.  Well, three of us couples got together and decided to surprise her one weekend and go to see her in Hello Dolly.  We met earlier for dinner and then all went to the theater and sat together.  One of us posted on Facebook that we were there, and she saw the post before the play started.  She was quite excited that we were there and that we had made special time to see her.  She is a very talented singer and dancer and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing her. 
Traci Kohl That Guy! Bow Ties

Custom  made  Bow Ties

Tap Here
Click Here 10 miles south of Gainesville Click Here
 October 2017 - Joanie found this hat online from Winters Past. So we made the drive up to Micanopy, FL. She loved it right away. The dress she made in July and the hat was just the right color for it. She plans to were it for one of the Dapper Days coming up.

Dapper Style

Vintage or Dapper for the

day

Get out your best and come on out. Let the world know who you are. You will get a lot of looks and be asked a lot questions.   Try going to a car show. Most are once a month on a Saturday. We plan to go to many of them. When we did the Steampunk in Inverness, FL. they had an air show and car show at the same time.  It was fun.  Dapper style is coming back and you can be a part of it.  If you need others to show up at your event in your town just ask on Facebook or look for a local group in your city.  Go to vintage stores - some have things going on in the store.  One store had a 1950’s hair and makeup day.

1920’s

A friend of ours started posting pictures of a lot of people dressed in 1920’s and 1930’s clothing for a Great Gatsby event. Most were flapper dresses. The photos were great and we would have loved to have been there.  It was in the Washington, D.C. area.  We saw the photos and someone here said, “Let’s do that”.  Ok , we have an event in 2017 on the calendar called Hollywood tower 100th anniversary. Start an umbrella collection  

Once you start you can’t stop.

Getting just one umbrella is not going to do it. You will start looking in vintage stores or online.  “Online” they tell me is like looking in a Bell telephone book.  So now you’re just going out shopping for something simple and wow you see it!   A new old looking umbrella?  Your mind is just going crazy, should I buy it or not?  Will it look good with anything I have?  If not, so what?  I could always use a new dress to go with it.  Buy it!  Do I need a fancy parasol or just a simple umbrella for my outfit?   Can I add special ribbon or lace to it to make it match my dress?  I think I need a couple more!

Putting it all together

Make sure you have looked at some old movies. We love the old movies from the 1940’s. I look at the street scenes and check out the hats, dresses and don’t forget the shoes.  Every detail is important to complete your look. Hat should be on the list. Shoes - what can I say?   You have to have shoes to match the age you’re wearing. Jewelry, earrings and gloves always add to the look. Hair style for the right year. Umbrella or parasol even if the sky is clear. A cane is nice for men. Men also need to look at hats and neckwear, like ascots, bow ties or neck ties. The people all dressed nice back then and think of how hot it was in New York City with no air conditioning. The suits were wool and heavy.  I wonder where all the hats went?  Women’s and men’s hats, hundreds of them.  Where are they now?  
© vintagedapperday.com 2016, 2017
NEXT
Our first Dapper Day at Hollywood Studios was a surprise to us. It was the first time we met so many people. Marina asked us to be on the streets of America at 11:00 am and then she pulled us out from the group for a famous kiss on New York street. Mark Lepow took the photo on October 3, 2015 and on March 5th 2016 they gave us the photo as a gift. We were also celebrating our 35th anniversary at the time. The event was called Kiss the Streets of America Good-bye because they were going to close that part of the park. We were so surprised and now the photo hangs in our living room. And you know we just have to tell the story when people come over. You just never know what will happen when you step back in time. Thank you all for the photo and a great time.
Car shows are a place a person's entire collection of clothes can be shown off.  We often go to car shows without letting anyone know that we will be there in period clothing.  People attending the shows ask which car is ours.  We just smile and say that none of them are ours, but we like to look like we belong in the time frame that particular car was popular.
Traci has become one of our good friends.  She is very interested in drama and does a lot of acting in her local theater group.  She has invited us to a few of the plays in the Clearwater area, but most of the time we haven’t been able to attend.  Some of our other friends live closer to the area and have been able to see her in plays.  Well, three of us couples got together and decided to surprise her one weekend and go to see her in Hello Dolly.  We met earlier for dinner and then all went to the theater and sat together.  One of us posted on Facebook that we were there, and she saw the post before the play started.  She was quite excited that we were there and that we had made special time to see her.  She is a very talented singer and dancer and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing her. 
Traci Kohl That Guy! Bow Ties

Custom  made  Bow Ties

Click Here
Click Here Click Here 10 miles south of Gainesville Tap Here
 October 2017 - Joanie found this hat online from Winters Past. So we made the drive up to Micanopy, FL. She loved it right away. The dress she made in July and the hat was just the right color for it. She plans to were it for one of the Dapper Days coming up.