Alice Carey’s Vintage

I always look forward to meeting up with Alice Carey, hearing about her latest adventures, and of course seeing what she is wearing. Alice’s pieces are mostly thrifted and have such great stories attached to them. Here is a list of what Alice is wearing in the photos above. Make sure to check out her wonderful memoir HERE.
Messenger Jacket
Original label (stapled to pocket): METROPOLITAN POLICE Messenger
Date – London 1942
Owner’s name – William’s
Tailor – J. Compton & Webb Ltd. London (Derbyshire, England, since 1899 now dissolved).
Two gold crown insignia on collar representing ‘The Crown’
Two braided chevrons on sleeves

I bought this jacket last summer in an antique store going out of business, in Grey Abbey, Belfast, Ireland.
The owner said it had been there forever.  As usual it cost more to
tailor it, that to buy it. Cost around $25- Tailoring – $100-

HARRODS door man’s cap circa 1970’s
Patent leather visor, gold braded H

This hat belonged to memoir writer, Alfred O’Mahony, retired HARRODS doorman, whom I met on a train in Ireland last year.
Alfie’s memoir, ‘The Way We Were’ is about time his spent as an orphan in the Irish industrial schools of the ‘50’s

  • Anonymous

    I look forward to Alice too. She is a beautiful woman!

  • Greats photography

  • Alice, you are an absolute treasure! Bon voyage

  • I love that she knows the owner's (of the jacket) name!

  • This outfit is truly classic. Alice has a natural beauty that is so relaxed and refined. Thank you for sharing these inspiring ideas!
    Also, I tried to find Alfies Memoirs and could not locate them, any ideas?

  • This old women looks like a lady police according to her dress up. Looking very nice.

  • Lynne97060

    Hey Alice, like your shoes. Last forever and oh so comfortable, aren't they1

  • Those are some great photos. All my appreciation!

  • love ….! love her look, love style and love the Photography the old women lady looking so young

  • This lady is the best. I always get a little charge when I see Alice Carey on your blog.

  • Anonymous

    I had a similar hat. Everyone that saw me wear it said I looked like an idiot.

  • very interesting

  • Alice is so cool! I love vintage. I get more compliments on my vintage pieces than the "latest" items from the shops.

  • I love how Ms. Carey pulls off the masculine look so elegantly.

  • Love her look. So original and practical. What is the information about her shoes/boots, please?

  • Wow! I'm glad to know that there are still many who like vintage clothing. I know there are people who collects clothing of famous and popular people for their collection.

  • very beautiful and amazing

  • First time stumbling across your site and ill be book marking it really cool outfits for older people to try out thanks

  • She's fabulous!

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  • I love your blog i have found it a few times going threw other blogs.
    I am loving this outfit i have the same boots x

  • ali looks great. i have a friend in dublin called ali carey. love lucy

  • Alice is fantastic – if I can have her style I would be thrilled!