ASOS proves that rocking restored vintage pieces is the way to truly revive classic looks and embrace this season’s latest trends. ASOS has created an impeccably edited vintage spring/summer 2012 collection for the style conscious – mastering the art of restoring timeless classics and creating items of rare vintage mixes.
‘Reclaimed Vintage’ is one of ASOS’ own in-house labels, exclusive to the online retailer. Bearing the marks of authenticity and originality, this collection takes you to the high road of dapper festival attire and off duty looks with reworked and authentic retro clothing. Complete with loud, bold colours, hip 90s styling and prints (with just a hint of the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air), this is a collection where rogue vintage fabric meets current contemporary trends.
The Reclaimed Vintage menswear spring/summer lookbook is both vibrant and inspirational. You’ll find versatile workwear-inspired pieces, casual sweats and prep school charm. Rejuvenating and revitalising ‘deadstock’ is all in a day’s work for the ASOS team, who have taken inspiration from classic menswear staples of the past and added their own unique twist – creating a fusion of mismatched shades and style eras.
Garments within this collection have been constructed with contrast textures and pattered fabrics sourced from across the globe – making each garment individual in their own right. ASOS states: “Our vintage garments have had previous lives. We have hunted and gathered each individual piece for you to lovingly reclaim and make your own.”
Key pieces for spring include the denim shirts, which are constructed with bright tropical 90s prints and retro floral fabric, and the vintage inspired t-shirts – with pockets made from revisited Aztec prints and woven fabrics.
However, our favourite piece from the collection are the Reclaimed Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses. These chunky shades come complete with tinted lenses and tortoiseshell frames. The Clubmaster is an iconic silhouette and an accessory that will effortlessly add a quirky retro touch to your warm weather style.