One great thing about Seattle is its resonating appeal to all things classic. From old school record stores to quaint mom-and-pop shops, the aspect of vintage has become a staple in many sections of the city. In particular, the retro clothing collective known as Not Your Type embrace a repertoire of refined styles, that cater to that Seattle aesthetic from both a societal and fashion perspective.

Curated and modelled by Creative Director Louisa Meng, the Not Your Type brand stems from acquiring quality vintage items that represent a classic poise and demeanor. Fitted for both men and women, NYT also exists as a safe haven for those who feel they don’t blend well with modern day trends, but still have a sense of what their personal style means to them.

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Vintage Nautica Team Polo

Dubbed as both a community and online boutique, Not Your Type creates a lane for those who do not relate to the idea of elitism nor to the blandness of mediocrity. With a list of handpicked items that stay true to that perspective, this dedicated group of creatives continue to be the counter-culture of a modern society. What speaks loudly is the urban feel of the pieces that carry the pure essence of individuality.

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Vintage DKNY Polo

Shot by our good friend and VFW Media Partner Justin Sanchez, the combination of a 35mm Film and DSLR full-frames gave a variety of textures to choose from. Each capture speaks a short story and gives depth to the brand’s visual existence. The scenes were thought out and implemented brilliantly, while serving its purpose through a wide spectrum of photography. Big shout out to NYT and their cast of eclectic models. Until next time.

Vintage Seattle NYT - Louisa

Louisa Meng – Curator for NYT