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Kenny Gourmet Joins Vintage Instincts

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Kenny Gourmet is an independent hiphop artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He has recently joined the Vintage Instincts team as a Brand Ambassador and we are stoked to welcome him! He is currently working on a project and recently released a new single called 'For The Babes.' Be on the look out for more music and a future collaboration. Check out his newest song here: YouTube Stream Kenny Gourmet on Spotify here

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Retro Gaming Collection by Vintage Instincts

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Some of our most nostalgic childhood memories growing up were times spent in front of an old box TV playing video games. This was when gaming consoles were on their first generation, and before high definition TV's were affordable. Fast forward to 2017 where virtual reality video games and curved 3D televisions exist. We're taking it back to the roots of video games with our retro gaming inspired apparel collection. The gaming collection includes PlayStation and Nintendo inspired designs, ranging from hats to sweaters. The full collection is available here.

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NEW RELEASE: Nostalgic GameBoy Color Hats

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As part of our nostalgic gaming collection, Vintage Instincts has released two new hats. The Nintendo GameBoy Color was the obvious inspiration behind the new dad hat design. The iconic lettering is instantly recognizable to many, and anyone who sees you wearing this GameBoy Color hat is guaranteed a dose of nostalgia. Released in 1998, it was one of the first handheld gaming consoles 90’s kids got their hands on. Featuring a full colour display but no backlight, staying up late playing in the dark was always a challenge. Countless hours were spent collecting bananas in Donkey Kong, catching Pokemon, and solving puzzles in Zelda. Long car rides were a breeze with a charged up battery and a few of your favourite games. Available in black and white, the nostalgic Nintendo inspired GameBoy Color design and the rest of the gaming collection is available here.

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Nostalgic Cartoon Collection by Vintage Instincts

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Growing up we all had our favourite cartoons that we used to watch on a Saturday morning with a bowl of sugar-cereal or some pop-tarts. Sourcing inspiration from some of the most iconic animated characters of our generation, we created the Cartoon Collection to bring back that nostalgic childhood vibe. Browse the full cartoon collection here.  

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Gold Plated VS. Gold Filled Jewelry - Which is Better?

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Solid gold chains can be quite expensive, especially when the cost of gold is more than $1000/ounce. Gold plated and gold filled jewelry is an affordable alternative to solid gold, but of course you still want to buy quality jewelry. What's the difference between gold plated and gold filled jewelry? Gold plating is a method of covering another type of metal with a very thin, almost microscopic, layer of gold by electroplating it. Some brands may refer to gold-plated jewelry as gold-overlay, which is basically the same thing. The downside to gold plating is that because the layer of gold is so thin, gold plating tends to chip and tarnish over time. Gold filled jewelry (usually stamped 18KGL) is a higher quality and much more valuable alternative to gold plating. Although not solid gold, gold filled jewelry usually has at least 3x more gold content than gold plated jewelry. The process...

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