Back in the 80’s when I was a kid, my memories of Farah Vintage was my older brother Justin rocking a pair of Farah trousers. Like any little brother I’ve always looked up to Jus so if he was wearing Farah Vintage it was good enough for me.
As I got a little bit older and started to take in my first games at Old Trafford, I remember seeing loads of lads on the terraces in the Stretford End sporting polos and jumpers with the signature “F” logo on their chests. From then on I’ve always followed the brand either as a fan or later on as a retailer in my store and website.
So that kind of brings me round nicely to the question of who is the Farah Vintage Man?
Well, I can only give you my definition based on I’m the guy who buys the Farah Vintage collection for Room 14 through to selling the product to you lovely people on the shop floor.
To me, there are two tribes who wear Farah Vintage. The younger guy is part of the cool crowd. He hangs around with cool people, goes to cool bars, listens to cool bands, has a cute girlfriend and is more likely to hang out at the Coechella Festival than aving’ it’ large in Magaluf. You’ll see this guy wearing Farah Vintage with some essential skinny jeans, beaten-up Converse, fresh haircut teamed with a perfectly groomed beard.
Then there’s the older, more sophistacted guy. He’s 35+, professional and has probably been into Farah his whole fashion life. He’s honed his Farah look but isn’t shy to add in a new style like a blazer or patterned shirt and teams them with some clean-straight denims and suede brougues. The older Farah customer (which happens to be me…..) knows he can wear the brand and be fashionable whilst not looking like he’s trying to cling on to his youth or having a mid-life crisis.
That’s why Farah Vintage has such a broad appeal. In my experience there are very few brands that can cover such a broad age-range and still be considered relevant. It’s almost like if someone sees you wearing Farah, you know, that they know, you know what you’re doing when it comes to fashion. Believe me, there aren’t that many brands you can say that about.
So to wrap-up this question up from start to finish, if you like your clothes to be crisp, stylish, slightly retro, well made and not mainstream, you my friend are a Farah Vintage man.
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