I'm a big fan of vintage clothes for approximately 928 reasons.
It's better for the planet. It makes for a more interesting and individual style. It helps you fill your afternoon wondering, "Why on Earth did someone feel the need to make a stiff, suede minidress?" (And, more importantly, why did I feel the need to buy it?)
Plus, on the everything-old-is-new-again, some historical stylistic references can seem awfully relevant. Behold: Disgruntled masses making their cases via the occupation of public spaces.
These photos are from 1973 from the Environmental Protection Agency's Documerica Project. Photographer Tom Hubbard captured the action in Cincinnati's Fountain Square and immortalized some incredibly fabulous fashions, too.
See more of the images at How to Be a Retronaut.
All images by Tom Hubbard as part of the DOCUMERICA Project 1971 – 1977 by the Enviromental Protection Agency.
Check out a mostly vintage '70s look I donned the other day on Pump Up the Frump.