Monday, 19 January 2015
Monday Mural: Ryan Vintage & Frank Sidebottom
For this week's contribution to Monday Mural we visit Oldham Street in the city centre.
Ryan Vintage is basically an old style army-surplus shop that is riding its luck with the current in-fashion vintage tag. Mostly a dusty and disorganised large shop with militaria items and a scattering of 1970s hi-fis and vinyl, other oddities and bygones from a long gone era, along with some vintage dresses and other clothes that might appeal to those seeking vintage chic and who are prepared to work hard to find it and adapt it -unlike in nearby Affleck's where such items are more plentiful, better identified and presented by people with more of an eye for such items than the middle aged owners at Ryan- who are more specialists in militaria than what most of us look for in vintage.
The unrelated Frank Sidebottom mural outside has sadly been defaced now by people who show no respect.