I was told by a racing fellow specifically never to use stainless steel spokes on a wheel build since the spokes won't handle it.
Depends whether he was talking about racing and whether that's what you're planning. If the answers are "No" and "No", he was talking from an orifice other than the one in the lower half of his face ... I think the stainless spokes in one of my T160's rear wheels are over thirty years old.
considering ordering galvanized steel spokes from CWC as well as chrome rims, since this will also give the bike that original look and give it a nice patina with time.
What, you mean "rusty"?
Original Dunlop and Jones rims rust and they were wa-aa-ay better-chromed than the current stuff; original cad- or zinc-plating on spokes was cheap to stop 'em going rusty in the 3- or 6-month warranty period when the bikes were new.
Like "kommando", I prefer ally rims for lightness, not bothered about 'original'. If you want a modern rim to stay looking like it was chromed, stainless from Doug Richardson/Devon Rim.
If you want spokes to look like dulled plating before it wore off and the spokes rusted, have stainless spokes lightly bead-basted before assembly.