When I received an email from the guys at Brag Vintage which read “I know you love a bit of vintage” I knew it was going to be worthy of my attention – and low and behold, it was!
So after a short email exchange, it wasn’t long before I was in their city centre store (next to CEX) picking out my favourite item for a collaboration post* – one that I’ve been super excited about sharing ever since the photoshoot.
The guys were right, I do love a bit of vintage. I like the challenge that comes with sifting through the stock to find the absolute gems that lie within most stores.
I’ve been into Brag quite a few times in the past and have some lovely things from there including a sterling silver and labradorite necklace, and some amazing black leather boots with a square toe and silver zip up the front.
As they’re a smaller store, the items have more of a “hand picked” feel to them – and I was right in my impressions, as Becca their Marketing Assistant told me they hand-pick every item from big wholesale vintage sales around the UK.
Now how amazing is this suede jacket? I was debating doing a “one jacket three ways” style post, but decided to stick with the western-esq outfit below – I just felt it suited it so well.
The wide-brim fedora I’m wearing was a NIGHTMARE to find. I’d wanted one for so long, and I eventually found this one on ASOS in the men’s section! If you can’t beat em join em, hey.
These boots from Clarks are my all time favourite boots in the whole world EVER. I found them in the sale this time last year and they have been firmly planted to my feet ever since. I love the point and the chunky square heel that comes out further than the shoes themselves at the back. It makes them so unique – I honestly don’t know what I’ll do when they eventually wear out.
I was drawn to this jacket for two reasons – firestly, the silver buckles on the front and back of jacket really set it apart from others of its kind. It was hard to pick up on camera just how intricate the detailing is on them is. Secondly, I love how the fringing is on the back, arms and bottom of the jacket as well – all similar vintage jackets I’ve seen before usually just have fringing on the arms and/or back.
It’s also in amazing condition! I was surprised with how like new it feels considering it is pre-owned.
How would you have styled the jacket? Have you ever bought anything from Brag, online or in their store? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below.
I’d also like to say a big thank you to RIleys & Co who are situated just off London Road for letting me and Chris use their fabulous space for our shoot.
Photo credits: Barton Chase Media