A self-proclaimed ‘dapper chap’ who dresses in full-1940s dress and was crowned Mr Vintage UK earlier this year has revealed his devotion to the lifestyle extends to his very authentic home.
Dean Turner, from Sheffield, won the title at Twinwood Festival in August having impressed the judges with his dedication to the wartime era lifestyle.
Alongside his partner Lynda Easton he has now revealed his unique and whimsical home, which is decked out in full-vintage gear.
The couple live in a 1938 semi-detached house in the city, which has many of its original features, while restorations and replicas offer further authenticity to their look.
Dean Turner, from Sheffield, won the title of Mr Vintage UK in August thanks to his dedication to the 1940s era. Pictured: Enjoying tea at home with his partner Lynda Easton
The wartime era is something of a passion for both Dean and his partner Lynda, who live in a 1938 semi-detached home near Sheffield city centre. Pictured: Dean winding a vintage clock
Lynda washing up at their home, which has many of its original features
The couple are so dedicated to their 1940s that they style themselves as if they were from the era, with Lynda pinning her hair back in curls and Dean waxing his moustache into shape
The couple have decorated their home with vintage carpets, doily table cloths and old newspapers (pictured, catching up on the ‘latest’ news from a vintage paper)
From the floral curtains to hanging clocks on the wall, each room is a treasure trove packed full of vintage items.
And Dean and Lynda are so dedicated to the cause they often dress in full-vintage gear, and style their hair and makeup after those from the wartime decade.
Dean sports a twirling moustache, and often wears a smart waistcoat with matching shoes, while Lynda pins her hair into 1940s style curls.
The 1940s oficiando was named Mr Vintage UK after attending the Twinwood festival, where the prestigious contest was in it’s fifth year.
Many of their rooms, including the bathroom, featured Union Flags alongside floral carpets and vintage black and white portraits
Dean describes himself on Facebook as a ‘dapper chap’, while Lynda calls herself ‘a vintage dapper darling’
Lynda is also dedicated to her 1940s look, pinning her hair into curls which were in style at the time
The couple live just outside Sheffield in a 1938 two bedroom semi-detached home in which they’ve curated a treasure trove of vintage belongings
Visitors wouldn’t be mistaken to feel as though they’d stepped back in time in the 1940s style home, which is packed full of vintage furniture
Hopefuls in the contest need to dress up in their finest retro threads and email in a photograph ahead of the competition in order to be considered.
Dean was among five men and ten ladies competing for the Mr and Ms Vintage UK title.
While he snatched the crown as Mr Vintage, Lynda did not compete in the competition.
Among the judges were cabaret singer Dusty Limits, musician Lola Lamour, as well as Fifi from vintage brand Voodoo Vixen.
The couple’s living room is decorated in full 1930s and 40s items, including garish orange curtains, red sofas and lace doilly covers for tables
Dean won the title of Mr Vintage having been judged on his hairstyle, makeup, clothes and accessories
The Mr Vintage UK competition is in it’s fifth year, and is the only contest of it’s kind in the UK.
Twinwood Festival, near Bedford, now in its 18th year, celebrates the style and music of the 1930s, 40s and 50s.
In a unique chance for candidates to show off their vintage credentials, Mr and Miss Vintage potentials are judged on hairstyle, make-up, clothes and accessories by a panel including vintage style icon Lola Lamour.
Organisers stressed that Miss Vintage UK and Mr Vintage UK is unlike any other beauty contest in that age and body shape are not a factor – simply the ability to capture the spirit of the era.