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Category Archives: Vintage Clothing

Vintage Motorcycle Sweaters

Some nice examples of vintage motorcycle racing sweaters from a recent auction.

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1950’s Hercules Plaid Pea Coat

Another one of my vintage jackets

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Rowdy Rebels MC jacket

I have been wanting to start documenting pieces from my collection of vintage jackets for quite some time. This is the start…

The first jacket is a 1940’s Horsehide Motorcycle Jacket. It has the original detachable fur collar and is in near flawless condition.

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Selvedged Denim – The Whole Story

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I own many pairs of selvedged denim jeans. When talking to other fashionistas about the Heritage trend in American fashion I spend alot of time explaining what selvedged denim is and pointing people to the numerous articles out there explaining the history of selvedged denim and the current  state of the fabric. Rather than rehash those articles in my own words I have decided to put a series of links to some of the best articles out there on the old interweb. Spend some time and read about what made American jeans the envy of the world and why selvedged denim is a justifiable expensive obsession:

Todd Shelton’s Article

Rawr Denim’s Article

AlphaCityGuide’s Article

MapleMoto’s Article referencing Mens File Magazine

Denim Archive’s documentation of fading from wear without wash

Some of my favorite brands:

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Levis Vintage Clothing

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Baldwin Denim

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Railcar Fine goods

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Raleigh Denim

And at the heart of it all –

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Cone Denim Mills


1950’s Montgomery Ward Powr House Work Jacket

This bad boy passed by on eBay today. I was watching it and knew it would go high. If it had been a little bigger I would have bid on it. It is a classic wool and leather work jacket produced by Montgomery Ward. Brilliant!

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Levis Type I Cone Mills Selvedged Jacket

A new classic arrived today from the Levis Vintage Clothing line. A Type I Trucker jacket based on the 1939 model with one pocket and a buckle back. It is made from Cone Mills selvedged raw denim. The fade should be nice over time.

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The bad news is that this limited run sold out long ago. I found mine on eBay.


BJ Ernst Wool Ties on Etsy

I finally got around to listing the BJ Ernst vintage wool ties in my Etsy shop

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Go get ’em while they last!


Missed a Good One

Damn, I missed a good on on eBay… A 1950’s loop-stitch motorcycle back-patch set.

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Vintage Menswear – Must Have Book!

My copy of Vintage Menswear arrived last week and it has taken me this long to stop looking at it every spare minute. It showcases pieces from The Vintage Showroom in London.

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You can get the book through Amazon. I suggest you get it quickly, before it goes the way of Heller’s Cafe – King Of Vintage 1, which is now selling for upwards of $250.

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The Vintage Menswear book is a similar format to Heller’s, with examples of vintage men’s clothing that are rare gems and solid examples of style from days when clothes were made to last. A couple of¬†excerpts from the book:

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The Vintage Showroom in London is another reason, besides seeing an Arsenal game, that I need to schedule a little foray to London. Until you get to London you can keep up with The Vintage Showroom over at their blog.

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Now, go out and get that book before it is gone…

There are also still copies of Heller’s Cafe’s King Of Vintage 2 & Queen Of Vintage out there, which every vintage-o-phile should have on their coffee table.

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Vintage Shooting Jacket

At the Piccadilly Flea Market this past weekend I scored an amazing vintage shooting jacket with patches. As I said before, it was ten feet inside of the front doors after 4 hours! And it was CHEAP! How can people walk by this kind of thing? I should stop complaining now, since I walked out with it. BTW, it fits me…

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