When Bob Dylan sang that he was ‘outta range’, he was merely implying the passage of time into an era that seems so unfamiliar to those who aren’t so comfortable with change, especially when they feel that they’re not in their prime anymore.
Strangely enough, not only does this idea apply to way things are now, but even to shallow things such as clothing that you can find on vintage clothing websites. Almost anyone you meet these days from the pre-World War II era will most certainly remember the days when trends were set in fashion from pretty conservative to more dashing and daring styles for both men and women. From the retro tee shirts to mens vintage trousers, almost any that resembled haute couture in those days was a result of a very bold decision made by fashion designers in those days.
So when they say that in preserving our cultural heritage or history, one can find who we truly are, the clothes also are a part of that tradition as they are symbolic of time standing still which is why your grandparents or parents always reminisce about their ‘glory days’, by keeping elements of their past with them as they move towards the future.
There are several websites these days that still sell fashion from an era when things were much simpler, and people were far more resilient. Not only will you find fashion from the forties but all the way to the seventies & eighties as well.