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Category Archives: Vintage Clothing

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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Vintage Moto Jacket Score

This past weekend was the weekend with the road trip to pick up my new Honda CB350 Cafe Racer Project (stay tuned for details). First the Missus and I had to stop by the Piccadilly Flea Market in Eugene, OR to see if we could find any vintage goodness. I hadn’t been to “The Pic” in years, but have friends that buy and sell there that keep me up to speed on quality of goods, so I knew it was ripe for the pickings. It was a successful pick, as I found a vintage hunting jacket within ten feet of the front door to start out the proceedings. We didn’t arrive until noon, so I was pleasantly surprised to see such a great find at all, let alone within ten feet of the front entrance. I will post the hunting jacket next, but first, the next little treasure I found was a vintage motorcycle shop jacket from the 70’s with fantastic graphics on the back and a chain-stitched name on the front.

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The brand is Pla-Jac from Danbrooke, which is a new one to me. While the jacket looks like one of the cheap nylon giveaways, it is not. It is a light cotton jacket and the elastic is still in great shape. It isn’t heavy duty by any means, but will work great for breezy days. The only bummer for me is that, as usual, the jacket is a Medium (40-42) and I am more of a large, so perhaps the Missus gets to wear it now and then, although it will run big on her…


Auto Polo?!

In my obsession with vintage photography I came across some interesting photos of Auto Polo. It seems in 1913 -1914 this was a pretty big sport around the midwest. Kinda makes demolition derby look like a bunch of sissies:

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Vintage B.J. Ernst Wool Ties

A customer at Casarama brought in a box of the most interesting woven wool ties. The story behind them is that the brother of the road salesman for the company was the owner of the estate and when they were cleaning it out they discovered the box of ties, left over from the 1940’s when his brother was on the road selling. The ties were manufactured by B.J.Ernst in San Francisco. Needless to say I bought the whole lot. I had them in Casarama for a while and sold a few, but the longer I looked at them and read about new woven wool ties I pulled them from the display case and decided to wear a few. I am still not sure if I want to give them up.

The following is the collection:

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I let a few get away for $20 each. Should I keep them or sell them?…


Midstate Lumber Supply Apron

I found this beauty of a canvas lumber store apron from the 50’s. Dig it!

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Vintage Japanese Handbag

Some days are diamonds…

Today, while in my vintage shop, Casarama, I had a gem of a little Japanese Handbag walk through the door looking for a home. Sorry, this one is not for sale, it’s going home for the Missus.

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