Many goths get their inspiration from bygone eras, from medieval to Victorian and Edwardian times but vintage goths derive their inspiration from the first half of 20th century.
From the boyish look of roaring 20ís , noir elegance of 30ís and 40ís, beautiful femininity of 50ís pinups to fun simplicity of swinging 60ís it is easy to see why they are called Pin up goths.
Vintage style is appealing to goths because of effortless elegance and flattering shapes and makeup that consists of red lipstick and winged eyeliner is oh so goth and always welcome.
Also, the look is more practical for day to day wear, it looks more elegant and less eye grabbing and it is more appropriate for office environment and goths that got past their twenties and wish to tone down their look a bit.
The inspiration comes from iconic movie stars of the past like Theda Bara, Veronica Lake, Marilyn Monroe or modern queens of vintage goth Dita Von Teese and Jessica Rabbit ( yes a cartoon character, goths do have a sense of humor)
But this look is not just for the ladies, it is practical for guys too, suits with details as suspenders, bowling hats and bow ties are dashing and will look good anywhere, from office to wild parties.
Music includes everything goth scene has to offer with a bit of jazz, gothabilly, deathrock and even old RíníR and blues.
Vintage goths can be found trolling the vintage stores, watching old movies, drinking european style coffee at small local coffee shops, old bookstores, parties or at the office, take a better look at your co workers .