“Vintage” has become a label recently. Seems, if one wears a “vintage” something, s-he is “in”. I have often wondered what is vintage and what is not.
Yesterday, I have read the following explenation in the last issue of Selvedge magazine (issue 21):
- retro is anything from past 25 years
- vintage is anything from 1920- 1975
- antique is anything from before 1920.
I have noticed on Flickr and Etsy a lot of sellers use word “vintage” and I am afraid they mixed up especially retro with vintage misleading customers (on purpose?).