PHOTO | This vintage-loving couple has spent over R196,000 on WW2-era outfits

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Liberty Avery, 22, and Gregson Kirby, 27, Bungay, Norfolk.

Liberty Avery, 22, and Gregson Kirby, 27, Bungay, Norfolk.

Photo: William Lailey / MERCURY PRESS

  • Greg Kirby and Liberty Avery have spent the last five years wearing WW2-era outfits.
  • The couple, who met at a hair salon, share a love of vintage fashion, and have so far spent over R196,000 on their outfits.
  • The couple wears their vintage outfits every day, from ornate suits and ties to tucked-in corset waistlines and bustling full skirts.

This vintage-loving couple owns over £10,000 (R196,000) worth of vintage clothing. The couple from Norfolk, England have embraced vintage fashion since the mid-20th century.

Gregson Kirby, 27, and Liberty Avery, 22, have spent the last five years wearing WW2-era outfits.

The couple wears their vintage outfits every day, from ornate suits and ties to tucked-in corset waistlines and bustling full skirts.

Their unique style attracted a lot of attention, with members of the public praising their outfits and reminiscing about the era.

Lydia, a seamstress, said: “I’ve always loved fashion styles and different eras since I was very young.

“My dad, Jason, 46, would take me around antique shops and antique shops, and I absolutely loved all the antiques I saw. When I was growing up, I looked back at the past, and was amazed at how beautiful women were. in the past.’s 40s.

“Greg took me to the hangar dance on our first date, and since then, I’ve been totally hooked on the 1940s.”

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Liberty spends between £35 (R700) and £90 (R1 800) on vintage coats and dresses, while suits can cost up to £400 (R800) for Gregson.

Greg, a barber, said: “My dad, Nicholas, 64, inspires me a bit too. He is a former Royal Ballet dancer and knows all period dances from the ’40s like rock ‘n roll and jitterbug.

“We used to go to a lot of 1940s themed dances together, and we dressed up the part every time we went. I guess I never really grew out of loving the period and the way they dress.”

Swipe to see some of Liberty and Greg’s looks:

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Photos: Liberty Avery, 22, and Gregson Kirby, 27, Bungay, Norfolk. Have afternoon tea in the Old bank Tea Room.

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Photos: Liberty Avery, 22, and Gregson Kirby, 27, Bungay, Norfolk. Shop at the corner store.

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This vintage-loving couple own over £10,000 worth of vintage clothing.

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Photos: Liberty Avery, 22, and Gregson Kirby, 27, Bungay, Norfolk. Dancing in the Old Bank’s Tea Room.

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Photo: Liberty Avery, 22, in a 1940s outfit.

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Photo: Gregson Kirby, 27, in a 1940s outfit.

Revealed to be around £10k (R196 0000), this couple’s wardrobe is packed to the brim with timeless staples.

While Liberty has many dresses, she admits that she only owns “about three pairs of pants”.

“I love nice skirts, and really like women’s suits, all with different pleated skirts. I recently bought an American double-breasted suit which is a bit flattering.”

READ MORE | PHOTO | Couple’s vintage clothes date back to the 19th century

The 22-year-old also enjoys repairing a lot of her own clothes – a skill that comes in handy whenever she comes across cheap antiques that can be repaired.

“About 80 percent of my wardrobe is probably homemade; I like trying to replicate the stuff I see in ’40s video clips.”

Greg, on the other hand, coordinates his outfits around a large collection of vintage ties.

“Some of my favorite items include two genuine CC41 coats, usually costing over £750 (R15,000), but I managed to pick one up in pristine condition off eBay for £50 (R1 000) and Liberty bought me one for £8 (R160). ) from a charity shop that was about to throw it away!

He continued: “I have the original two-piece and three-piece Burton suits that I wore to events, and lots of shirts and trousers. I also have a few remanufactured pieces that I will wear to work to avoid the original pieces being destroyed.”

The couple’s shared delight in 1940s period outfits is how they met at the hairdresser just five years ago.

“We met when I was training to be a barber and Liberty interned there,” explains Greg.

“She caught my eye because she was wearing vintage clothes, and so was I at the time, so it really felt like destiny.”

Liberty added: “Since we met, I’ve fallen more and more in love with the period. Greg takes me to many dance shows, from reenactments, hangar dances and even the occasional ball.

“It’s a place where everyone embraces the beautiful 1940s fashion and dance. We both get to wear vintage clothes to work, and it’s great to be able to express our styles together.”

Source: William Lailey/MERCURY PRESS/MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA

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