Old-fashionable vs old-fashioned

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What is the difference between "old-fashioned" and "old-fashionable"?

"Old-fashioned" occurs in all dictionaries, whereas the only definition I could find for "old-fashionable" is in the Oxford dictionary : "Of or resembling a fashion or style belonging to an earlier time" (old-fashionable | Definition of old-fashionable in English by Oxford Dictionaries). It is mentionned its use is rare.

Can they be used in the same context, for instance "an old-fashionable style" / "an old-fashioned style" ?

Thank you.
  • Cagey

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    I would only say "an old-fashioned style."

    I have never seen "old-fashionable" before. I speak American English, and 'old-fashionable' may be used in other varieties of English.
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