Author Archive | Eric

The Ringer.

The 70’s.  The ME Decade.  Women’s Rights.  Civil Rights.  Cultural Movements.  Fashion Movements.  Slogan tees became so popular that you could literally wear whatever you wanted on your sleeve (or chest, or back).  These styles are highly collected – not really for their financial value – but more so for the emotions these things invoke. […]

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Dressing Appropriately.

  What can we (really) learn from the fashions of bygone eras?  “We must have the courage to go back to the age-old tradition of ritual and dress code. We must have the courage to turn the shoddy away at the door.”  – Glenn O’Brien  People of Walmart.  The voyeuristic blog-dumping-ground for the least appropriately […]

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Vintage Vocabulary.

“Vintage is my vocabulary, like the notes of a musician.”  -Alessandro Michelle  Alessandro Michelle, the director of Gucci (since 2015), knows something. Billie Holliday once told a reporter that she never sang the same song twice.  Some nights she sang it sad, some nights she sang it happy, sometimes fast and sometimes slow.   If […]

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Levi’s Authorized Vintage

Levi’s “Authorized Vintage.”  A mega discovery was made a few years back by the Levi Strauss Company.  A dude in California had been sitting on a stockpile of “true” vintage Levi’s jeans.  (We will use the word ‘true’ in reference to denim that was made in America, as that’s what Levi’s is calling their ‘Authorized […]

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Wearable Vintage Vs. Collector Vintage.

Wearing Vintage vs. Collecting Vintage. There are distinct merchandise categories in the vintage clothing business based on quality, condition, scarcity etc.  Have you considered yourself to fit into a category as a buyer?  Because not every vintage piece is for every body, and most often, the prices aren’t either. Vintage is defined as anything pre-1998, […]

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An Ode to Cowboy Boots.

Oh, Cowboy Boots.   What is it about a perfect pair of cowboy boots?  As a concept, they’re pretty perfect in just about every way.  Easy to wear, comfortable, protective, and naturally stylish.  There is a great divide among boot devotees though – there are those who polish and oil and baby their boots with […]

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Don’t Over-Do It.

Don’t Over-Do it. Walking the sartorial tightrope while making a statement is a tough job.  There is a very fine line between sensible style and going overboard.  We have observed this dilemma in selvedge denim – when shuttle-loom denim took over like a invasive weed.  A plain pair of work-wear dungarees was not enough.  There […]

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