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Old Styles — They're Back!

Your '60s favorites are cooler than ever.

Old Styles, They're Back

— Jenny Risher

Now is starting to feel a lot like then. From Mad Men – inspired clothing to remakes of classic movies and television shows — including True Grit and Hawaii Five-0 — boomers are leading a nostalgia trend that could make the new decade feel like the New Frontier. The key factors? A tough economy, our fondness for the familiar, and the buying power of people 50-plus. "Any time the economy gets shaky, we get nostalgic for nonshaky times," says Lori Gann-Smith, an assistant professor at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, and the curator of its Historic Clothing Collections. "Interest in the '50s and early '60s is fueled by a need for comfort from the past." … Back to Article

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