Author Archive | Eric

Looney Toons?

What is it about these early 90’s Looney-Space-Jam-Hip-Hop era tees that makes them so hot?  These guys are almost impossible to find and sell out immediately.  We’d love to hear your opinions!  (Check your TV this weekend, you might see this very shirt on a hugely popular show…)

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Vintage Appropriations.

        Appropriation within the context of art (which is where we are focused today) is basically the re-use of an existing thing with slight or no modifications.  Adoption, if you will.  Or theft might sound better.  There are long debates on this issue ranging from entire cultures being ‘borrowed’ for use as […]

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Halloween Costumes, Vintage Style.

Halloween comes every year and every year decisions must be made – sexy ghost? Plumber? Netflix & Chill (Real thing) Where do you get such a great halloween get up?  VINTAGE SHOPS, of course! A cheesy, store bought costume lacks character and originality and on the one day you’re to be remembered for what you […]

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Where did the Trucker Hat come from?

Why?  Often asked when you see somebody wearing one.  However, when appropriately paired, the trucker hat is an iconic and valuable fashion staple with origins far simpler (and even further from the frat party) than you may have imagined. Where did the trucker hat come from? Briefly, this style of cap appeared in the early […]

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Trending Alert!

Trendsetting.   “Vintage trends.”  I’m not really sure how I feel about those two words used together in a modern context. (Influencer is up there, too.  Vintage Influencer – maybe we call those people historians? )  There’s some kind of contradiction at play there – I feel like a trend is a trend while it’s trending […]

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The Vintage Quiz.

The Vintage Buyers and Sellers Quiz.  I am a very lucky person.  I am often asked H.D.Y.G.T.F.A.J.? (or, How Did You Get That Awesome F****g Job?)  There are many perks to dealing in the vintage world aside from the clothing and the experiences.  There are also countless people I meet and get to know personally.  […]

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