Written by: Joan G. Lares
What Vintage really is
Vintage is a term that’s typically used to describe things that are between 20 and 100 years old, and is a word that is often applied to clothes, furniture, and more. Originally used to describe the year of an aged wine, vintage is now often referred to as “retro,” and rarely used to discuss wines, except amongst sommeliers. While vintage used to be used primarily for clothes and wine alone, vintage has taken on an entirely new culture over the past ten years. Now, “vintage” applies to everything from art to shoes, and is considered to be highly fashionable by many. In this time frame, vintage has gone from shab to fab in a blink of an eye, and clothes and styles that were once considered old and outdated are now considered chic.
In fact, many clothing lines and designs have begun focusing solely on what could be considered vintage style. Furthermore, vintage has even become part of youth media culture, with artists like Macklemore talking about thrift shops and their value. On point, the song mentions things like velour jump suits, brown leather jackets, and clothes that were worn in “grandad’s” time.
However, vintage doesn’t just apply to fashionable clothing. As mentioned above, the vintage culture has expanded to include many different things that are antiquated and no longer used, including things such as single-speed bicycles, vintage Polaroid cameras, record players, vintage type-writers, old keyboard and other musical instruments, vintage alarm clocks, and more. Additionally, many types of artwork are now considered to be vintage, most typically artwork that is done in black and white, features owls or top hats, or art in the form of photographs of Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe. Housewares items, clocks, watches, hats, stationary, and more can also be considered to be vintage.
The vintage trend is chic and stylish, but also meaningful and expressive. For many, vintage items go beyond being fashionable, and instead provide an insight to the past, another culture, and a different, simpler, time. Additionally, vintage items when purchased at a thrift store are often amazing and inexpensive finds, allowing people to be elegant and sophisticated in their clothing at a relatively low cost.
For Vintage lovers using iPads
With the development of vintage culture and a love for all things antique, many amazing and beautiful types of vintage iPad wallpapers have been developed. These wallpapers feature everything from basic patterns to antique bicycles to modern designs that have been made to look old-fashioned. Beautiful vintage iPad wallpapers may also feature significant landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, a well-known mountain range, or a famous city. Often time, even photographs of modern-day people can be considered vintage, especially when the camera settings are played with or the photo is later aduject.
The most beautiful types of vintage iPad wallpapers are those that tell a story. Pictures of old cameras inspire curiosity about all the things those cameras must have seen; pictures of outdated keys and old letters make you wonder who they belonged to; and photos of old cars raise questions regarding where the vehicle journeyed to, and what happened along the way. With black and white images capturing shadows and nuanced meanings, and colorful images illuminating emotion and happiness, vintage style is amazing. Check out the following 10 beautiful vintage iPad wallpapers:
1. Vintage Bruges
2. Vintage Bike and Brick
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3. Bicycle Vintage
4. Vintage Love
5. Beautiful Vintage Girl
6. Vintage Durdle Door
7. Golden Days Vintage Postcard
Credits: iPad Wallpapers
8. Vintage Heart Pattern Blouse
9. Coca-Cola Poster
10. Tower Eiffel Vintage Photography