Author Archive | Eric

The Paisley Bandana.

A Brief History of The Bandana.  The Bandana is probably the most universal textile the world.  The notion of a printed kerchief has been traced back as far as Roman times.  The oldest documented Persian rugs look pretty darn close to what we know as Paisley today.  This has been analyzed via Kashmiri Buta (or […]

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Fabric Consideration.

Quality (Old) Fabrics Vs New Fabrics Last week, a customer commented that older fabrics have a different feel than what most folks are used to feeling when shopping for contemporary clothing.  Sounds like a simple observation, but oh no, there’s more to that thought than you think.  The ‘hand’ of any fabric – the way […]

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Super WORN Vintage?

  There’s talk that pieces like you see above are a slap to the common consumer.  Where those with means will pay more for something that’s been used, heavily.  Interestingly, there’s something there that money can, sort-of, buy (maybe).  For example, a worn old tee shirt probably has a story to tell, likely many stories […]

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Vintage (real) Sportswear.

There’s vintage sportswear and there’s vintage Sportswear.  A double market you say?   There are the jersey collectors and Nascar tee collectors and this-kinda-thing collectors.  Collectors.  You can’t wear this out to dinner or to a movie like you would wear a vintage Banlon or piece of leather.  Sure, folks collect Pierre Balmain and Dior […]

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SUKAJAN

The Sukajan jacket is not a simple souvenir.  Born from American G.I.’s bringing them back home as gifts, the Sukajan morphed into a symbol of post World War II Japanese youth rebellion and has become a modern fashion icon.   The term “Sukajan” has loose origins but we can narrow it down to something meaning […]

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ROAD ATLANTA

ROAD ATLANTA HISTORY  The Road Atlanta Race was realized in 1969 from a patch of Hall Count clay and a desire to host world-class road racing in the middle of stock car country.  Long story made short, there were floods, break-neck track improvements done on insane time schedules, various states of ownership, and the best […]

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WWII Hand Painted Bomber Jacket

Pilots and Airmen believed in decorating their flight issue jackets with various themes.  The number of missions one may have completed (or ongoing) was a common idea.  Also the number of kills or anti-enemy propaganda was prevalent.  Rarely do you see a simple message like the one above from our collection.  Many cultures use elephant […]

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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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